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Why isn't my doctor finishing this dwarfs treatment?

I was digging a vertical shaft and had a little ... incident ... that resulted in what I think was four dwarfs falling various distances and/or being crushed from above. Three of them didn't make it ...
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Why don't my marksdwarves do any damage?

I'm trying to augment my melee troops with some ranged troops. However the ranged troops don't seem to be effective at all, even though they're all Skilled or better. For example: 30 wood and bone ...
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I want to make a cattle farm in my dwarf fortress

I'm sick of all these horses, cows and donkeys wandering round my fortress. I want to put them all somewhere and have them stay there. In short, I want a farm. It would be nice if the animals had some ...
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What can I do with animals in cages in Dwarf fortress?

I bought some animals from a caravan because I thought "oh cool, animals!" but I don't really know what I can do with them. I guess the dwarves would like a bit of jaguar meat, but that seems a waste. ...
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Can you divert a brook?

I've got a fortress that embarked in an area with a brook. The only problem is that the brook is much too far from my fortress to keep my fisherdwarves safe. Are brooks divert-able? What would the ...
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Taking a bath in Adventure mode

How do I clean my dwarf and his items in Adventure mode? Currently I've killed a number of things and am covered in blood, leaving a trail of it behind me wherever I walk. I doubt it'll impress the ...
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How to make a meager/decent/great dining room or bedroom? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dwarf Fortress Legendary Dining Hall What are the minimum requirements for different levels of dining rooms or bedrooms? How can you make a room to specific quality ...
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Constantly getting 'cancels Clean Self: Area inaccessible.' messages

I'm constantly getting messages such as: Döbar Olonrerras, Miner cancels Clean Self: Area inaccessible. in my log and now I've realized it's become a Problem: How do I figure out why dwarves are ...
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Is there an overview of the dwarf fortress economy?

I started playing Dwarf Fortress about a week ago and have hit my first winter; I've got more dwarfs now and think I've got maintaining food and drink supplies under control, but I'm wanting to expand ...
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Material Colors in Dwarf Fortress

The Dwarf Fortress Wiki, while a wonderful help for most of the time, still falls short from time to time, especially in some of the minor articles. Something I was unable to find conclusive data ...
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Dwarf corpse not being moved

I have a dwarf who died of thirst in my jewellers. He's been there for, like half a year now. He's a skeleton now. No one has gone in to the workshop despite there being lots of jobs assigned there, ...
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How long do sieges last?

How long do sieges last in Dwarf Fortress if they are completely ineffective? I have a goblin war party camped on a hill near my fortress. My fortress has its gate down, its bridge up, and ...
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Dwarf Fortress World Gen

I'm trying to generate a very specific map: one with an arctic ocean, a volcano, and preferably a taiga (or other frozen, wood-filled land). I've managed to generate a couple of coastal volcanoes so ...
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My dwarves are sleeping in each other's beds!

At least for the first few waves of migration, I try to make sure every dwarf has his or her own bedroom. So each one gets a small room with a bed in it assigned to him or her. But the dwarves don't ...
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Can I limit my Masons to using *only* Microcline?

I started a new fort today, and the little OCD voice in the back of my head started screaming -- "you know what would be great? To make all the doors in this fort out of microcline!" Is there an easy ...
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How to make a zoo in Dwarf Fortress?

I have a whole lot of animals (10-15) sitting in a room waiting for a dungeon master on Dwarf Fortress, and I'd like to do something with them, like make a zoo. On this page it says, Zoo areas ...
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Accidentally caged dwarfs

I just had an encounter with some goblin ambushers in front of my fort. Most were caught by cage traps, and I sent my troops out to finish the rest. However, somehow, two dwarves were captured, and ...
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Dwarf won't move because of a goblin who's not there

In my current game of Dwarf Fortress I just had some injuries and deaths due to an ambush. Now I have a Fisherdwarf who is laying there unconscious and unattended. Every other tick I get an ...
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How can I tell which layers there are in an in-progress fortress in Dwarf Fortress?

At the embark screen it lists which layers are in the map. After starting a fortress and playing for a while, is there a way to tell which layers there are (short of digging through them all?). More ...
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Why is there an elf hanging out in my fortress?

I had an elf caravan visit, do some trade and leave. They're definitely gone, because other caravans have come and used the depot. The elves seem to have forgotten one of their folks. He just ...
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What is the single tile trash can trick in Dwarf Fortress?

Related: How do I collect rocks in Dwarf Fortress I've heard of a technique for dealing with the large amounts of stone is something about a single tile being a trash can for everything. How ...
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Dwarves meet Immovable Object

I've got a stone that is blocking construction of a workshop. It's not forbidden or marked to be dumped, there are no suspended builds that might be using it, but my dwarves are apparently refusing to ...
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Dwarven civil disobedience

I reclaimed a fortress and created tasks for my dwarves(workshop orders, digging), but they're just standing around the wagon. What's going on?
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How do I bait a Walrus? (Or other large mammal)

I'm having fun playing dwarf fortress (Not that kind of fun. At least, not yet) in a Taiga / Arctic ocean biome, and I notice that every now and again, I get a pack of 2-3 walruses showing up on my ...
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Does a forbidden door stop thieves?

I currently have a set-up in my fortress involving a small entrance filled with traps and a trade depot connected to a moat with a drawbridge. I have an alternative entrance to the depot from within ...
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What happens if a noble's needs aren't met?

I see that nobles can have demands, like private offices, fancy bedrooms and tombs. The only nobles I've dealt with so far have been assigned by me, and their needs have been easy to meet. What ...
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Can I run both Windows and Linux Dwarf Fortress from the same directory?

The reason I'm asking this is because I want to play Dwarf Fortress mainly on my main Windows computer, but I'd also like to be able to continue the same save from my Linux VPS. I already know how to ...
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When do sieges start?

I have been playing for about two in-game years now and still no sieges. I am kind of relieved, but also worried one might happen soon. I read on the forums that sieges start happening when there's a ...
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How can I get something like Dwarf Therapist running on a Mac?

I'm quickly losing track of my dwarven brothers because there are so many of them and their names have nothing to do with their jobs. I want to use something like Dwarf Therapist on my mac, but the ...
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Extremely low FPS in Dwarf Fortress

5 FPS. 5 (FIVE)!!! After two weeks of playing with 40-60 at least. Kind of slow motion movie. What can cause such effect? 160-height tunnel to magma sea? 40x40x6 designated dig area? Pets(but most of ...
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How do I make mud?

So I have been trying to make mud, but it just isn't working. Could someone give me a quick guide to making mud? ps: I noticed there is an existing question about farming with buckets, but it ...
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Why should I breach a cavern?

I just found the first cavern. However, I've read that all sorts of Fun monsters live in there. What features do caverns have that make it worth braving these critters?
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What determines the minimum profit a trader demands?

A caravan arrived at my fort and I selected goods from both sides (theirs and mine) so that it showed the caravan merchant making a small profit, something like 15 on 500-worth of total traded goods. ...
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Why have I been forgotten by everyone?

I've never gotten a caravan from any civilization, and immigrants only once in 5 years. The depot is accessible. Am I doing something wrong, really unlucky, or something else? How do I check if any ...
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A Rhesus Macaque has stolen half my stuff!

A Rhesus Macaque has come and stolen all my copper bars and picks. What can I do now?
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what happens if there is no rock anywhere on the map? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dwarf Fortress: No stone I mined through three whole levels and only found water and no rock. I also managed to accidentally drain the dwarves water source, which was ...
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Does matter to match furniture built with the same kind of wood? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the kind of wood matter to build furnitures ? will a room be more "attractive" or efficient if all furnitures are built in oak ? Will a room with furnitures built ...
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Does the kind of wood matter to build furnitures?

Will a bed built with oak be better than a bed built with another kind of wood ?
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How do I make metal bars in Dwarf Fortress?

I am really at loss as to how to make metal bars. It keeps asking me for refined coal, but I can't find any, and even if I did, I don't know what buildings I require for it. I would really ...
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Getting rid of water on the lower levels in Dwarf Fortress

I want to build a deep fortress downwards multiple levels and I want to have water accessible on almost all levels. Optimally, I'd like to build a misting waterfall that falls down my entire fortress. ...
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What does Remv Cre stand for?

On the unit screen, some dwarves have the option Remv Cre enabled, some don't. What's it stand for?
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How to find a particular resource in Dwarf Fortress

Is there any way to know where one should try digging to find a particular type of stone? For example, I would sorely like some coal, but I'm just digging around more or less at random at the moment. ...
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How do I dig below the magma seas?

I dug right to the magma seas in Dwarf Fortress, but now I'm stuck. Below the layer I'm on now is only semi molten rock which I can't dig through. I know that there are adamantine veins but I can't ...
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Releasing Trapped Vermin

I recently started played Dwarf Fortress, and not knowing that it wouldn't catch normal animals I caught some vermin from the Kennel. Now I have some rats and stuff sitting around in an animal trap on ...
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No stone on embark?

I appear to have set up my fortress in an area where there isn't any stone. So I can't build a forge or anything, because I have no flame resistant building materials. Am I screwed? Or can I get out ...
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Is it possible to dig through a damp stone?

I keep running into damp stones every where. Is there a way to get through them, or do I have to make a separate cave for them? Also, can I use them to make mud? I still haven't quite figured out ...
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How to tend to a wounded dwarf?

I was building a vertical tunnel down multiple levels when I realized that one of my other dwarves had already dug the lower half. When the poor dwarf dug through the upper half, he fell multiple ...
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My dwarf is in a strange mood. How can I fix him?

A certain dwarf has been taken by a strange mood due to a lack of chairs and clean water. I designated a new water-hole for them and built him seven chairs, but he is still depressed. How do I make ...
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Elves asking about a tree slaughter cap in Dwarf Fortress [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens if I ignore the Tree-Hugging Elves? The elves are asking me to cap my tree felling to 100 until the next time they come by. Currently, I'm unsure as to how ...
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Why won't my dwarves pick up a pick and go mine?

I've created two copper picks to help my dwarves mine, but they refuse to pick them up. What am I doing wrong? EDIT: I do have them set to be miners and I do have a dig area set.