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Does lava evaporate in Dwarf Fortress?

I just finished my lava moat, powered by a volcano. If I shut the lava supply, will the moat eventually dry up?
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How to throw a caged, hostile animal into a pit in Dwarf Fortress?

Is it possible to throw caged animals into a pit without connecting each cage to a lever? When I try to assign the animals to a pit, they break loose from their cages as soon as a dwarf start ...
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Emergency Food for my dwarves

So I'm out of food, my brewer got a little over excited and brewed EVERYTHING. What's the quickest way to make some more food? My dwarves are hungry!
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Red numbers in DF stock overview?

To get an overview of my stocks, I can go to Status (z) - Stocks. There, I see the amounts of most goods, but I also see some numbers in red. Some are smaller and some are larger than the amount I ...
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How to import whole category in Dwarf Fortress?

I want to import meat from the caravan, but don't care too much what kind of meat. Is there a better solution than increasing the priority on every meat product? Update: Same goes with bins, bags and ...
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Limit Dwarf Fortress processor usage

I just started playing Dwarf Fortress, and after half an hour, the laptop shut down. The Dwarf Fortress process seems to be at 100% processor usage whenever it isn't paused. Is there a setting for ...
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Dwarven Militia won't do anything

If I go to the Unit list, it lists my militias job as "Soldier (cannot follow order)". I can't see any reason they wouldn't be able to follow the order (namely to kills some goblins). Any idea why ...
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The sea is ruining my framerate, is there anything I can do to increase my FPS?

I've got a nice little coastal fort going but even on a fairly small embark spot it's killing my frame rate. If I built floor over the sea with stone, would that be likely to increase the frame rate ...
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How does one find anything that isn't human or a monster in adventure mode?

I seem to have a problem finding non-human races that are willing to talk. I've tried finding the dwarves, and there was nothing at the place they're supposed to be. I tried finding elves... Well, I ...
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Can monsters get past doors in Dwarf Fortress?

I understand there are monsters quite far down if you keep digging. Can they get past doors?
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Would moving a dwarf's bedroom give it an unhappy thought?

I'd assume not having a place to sleep would give it one. What about if there was a new room already made? I have seen dwarves become attached to weapons... can they become attached to furniture?
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How do I build a windmill in Dwarf Fortress?

I understand you need to put an axle under the middle square, but does it have to be a vertical one? I would have thought you'd want it to be: ground level: XXX XOX XXX one level down: RRR AAR ...
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Do pump stacks transmit power vertically in both directions?

That is to say, if I have 3 pumps stacked properly, and I am suppling excessive power to the middle of the three, will all three run? Or will the top or bottom not receive power?
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How does one find shops in Dwarf Fortress Adventure mode?

After spending more time than I'd care to admit learning and playing Dwarf Fortress Fortress mode over the last couple weeks I decided to give Adventure mode a shot. So far I'm getting the hang of it ...
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Stopping Dwarf Fortress from auto-pausing

Is it possible to prevent DF from pausing every time something comes up (liking hitting gold or whatever). The reason is that I am doing extensive mining and I want to leave the process unattended ...
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Magma location

Is there a way to know where the magma pool is (that preferably doesn't involve mining in random directions)? If not, does magma usually exist on a certain depth or something?
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Dwarves bringing dead corpses into the dining room

One of my dwarfs is bringing the corpses of dead animals into my dining for another dwarf to carry to the refuse pile. Why is that happening? Is it affecting my fortress in a negative way?
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Fast transport system in Dwarf Fortress

I am afraid my farms are a bit far from my fortress, so is it possible to build some sort of a fast transport system in order to speed the process of moving to and from my farms?
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Will dwarves eat prepared meals before other foods?

If I cook up some meals, will the dwarves eat those first? Is there a way to stop them from eating them (if, say, the upcoming caravan is excited about them?) entirely? Or would I have to forbid each ...
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Zoom out/in in Dwarf Fortress during gameplay

Is it possible to zoom out/in during gameplay in DF and not through altering the init.txt file and reloading the game?
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I need help with my pump stack

I have five Screwpumps built vertically following the wiki guide. I do not have any other machinery attached, but it was my understanding that one dwarf would be able to power the whole stack. I ended ...
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Preparing land for farming in Dwarf Fortress

If one does not have a river on his map (just a couple of pools), how can one prepare land for farming?
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Will dwarves restack bolts in the latest edition of Dwarf Fortress?

There are tons of single bolts laying around from where my dwarves have shot things. If I reclaim them will dwarves restack them? I don't really want my dwarves running around with 1 or 2 arrows on ...
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I can not exit Dwarf Fortress

As you can see in the screenshot below, there isn't an "Exit DF" choice, so how can I exit DF?
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A possessed dwarf claimed a workshop and is building a mysterious building

One of my dwarfs became possessed and while I was building a workshop he claimed it and now he is building a mysterious building. How grave having a possessed dwarf is? Is there a cure for that? ...
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Dealing with thieves in Dwarf Fortress

There is currently a thief in my fortress and I do not know what to do with him. So, what can be done about a thief?
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My dwarves are getting lazy

My dwarves are starting being lazy. How to know what's wrong with them (and cure it if there is a universally known reason for their laziness)? EDIT: Sorry for my question being vague. I meant that ...
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Is there a way to have the date always show up on the top bar in Dwarf Fortress?

If you hit z to goto stocks, you can see what the date is. I'd love to have the date always show up at the top. I've skimmed through the init file and don't see anything likely.
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Remove stairs in Dwarf Fortress?

I built a couple of up/down stairs in DF by mistake, how can I remove them?
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How to alter the speed in Dwarf Fortress?

How can one increase/decrease the speed of Dwarf Fortress?
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Dwarf stuck on an upper level while building a wall

I am building a wall on a higher level on another wall that exists in the lower level. My dwarf is now stuck on the upper level, how to remedy that?
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What constructions/items slow or block Dwarf movements?

I know statues, and walls block movement. I know chairs don't. Do chairs slow dwarves down? What about other things? Armor stands, cabinets, etc?!
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A good UI for Dwarf Fortress

Do you know if there exist a fancier user interface for Dwarf Fortress instead of the ASCII one?
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How do I build a magma-safe floodgate in Dwarf Fortress?

I'm having difficulty doing this. I have access to things that are supposedly magma-safe, such as Alunite but when I try to build a floodgate using my Metalsmith's Forge, Alunite is not on the list of ...
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In Dwarf Fortress, how do I create a drink-only stockpile and food-only stockpile?

Originally I had a stockpile for food, and it contained a mixture of food and drink items in barrels. I changed it to stop drink being stored there. It looks like this: Then I created a new ...
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Do doors slow dwarves down?

Say I had a corridor that was entirely filled with doors, would opening the doors to go through them slow my dwarves down?
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What are the best objects to put in a dwarf's room?

So, obviously a bed is required. Assuming small rooms (~3 squares), what are the best objects to place in the rooms? I've always assumed a Table and Chair would be tops, but if I manually assign rooms ...
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How can I keep my dwarves from becoming icicles?

I'm trying to dig down through an aquifer in deep winter and my dwarves keep getting frozen into the blocks of ice. I've tried designating the channeling in different manners, but I can't seem to keep ...
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Which weapon will the dwarves pick in dwarf fortress

I was wondering if there was anyways, except by forbidding every low quality weapons, to make sure that each dwarf will always pick up the weapons of highest quality available.
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How do I get my Marksdwarves to reload?

In Dwarf Fortress, once my marksdwarves have fired off all of their bolts, is there a way to get them to reload?
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What events happen reliably each season in Dwarf Fortress?

If I am under siege, I understand that caravans, immigrants and emissaries will not arrive. What will I miss if I maintain a long siege through a whole season? More especially, do any of those events ...
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Is there a Graphics Mode?

I noticed there was a lot of discussion here about Dwarf Fortress, so I looked it up and downloaded it. I was surprised to find it was all in text. Is there a graphics mode for this game? I would ...
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How to make dwarves stay indoor in dwarf fortress 2010 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I get rid of unwanted immigrants? How do I get my dwarfs inside? Hi, I know that in DF 40d, there was a way to tell the dwarves to stay indoor. Is there any ...
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Training warhammer skill in dwarf fortress

I saw in DF that the carpenter may craft training weapons for the dwarf sparring. Still, I cant find any training warhammer... Should they train with regular weapons? Are there any training ...
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Do wounds ever completely heal in adventure mode?

Do wounds ever completely heal in Dwarf Fortress adventure mode? My adventurers seem hampered by yellow wounds that never heal. Is there some way to speed or encourage these wounds to heal?
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Cannot take iron anvil in dwarf-fortress?

I'm quite new to dwarf fortress and trying to make my way thru it. I read most of the utterly newby guide and want to go. Now, I'm trying to make the preparations. In the item menu, it seems that i ...
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How are the difficulties of called shots determined in Dwarf Fortress adventure mode?

In Dwarf Fortress adventure mode called shots (aimed attacks as they're called in the game), have two modifiers. Difficulty (Chance to hit) Easy Strike Tricky Strike Difficult Strike Squareness ...
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Will a character attributes increase during gameplay?

In Dwarf Fortress 0.31.37 adventure mode characters now choose abilities. Are these permanent or can they be raised?
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What attributes are useful for adventurer combat?

Beginning with 0.31.17 you must choose attributes in addition to skills. Which abilities are useful to combat, both melee and ranged?
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Can I make bolts out of dead goblins?

After slaughtering a bunch of goblin invaders, the dwarfs promptly piled up their corpses in my refuse pile. Fast-forward a few seasons and the corpses decomposed to the point where only their ...