Slaves to Armok II: Dwarf Fortress is a tile based, real time strategy, city building, and adventure game for one player by Bay 12 Games developer Tarn Adams.

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How do I get my dwarfs inside?

How do I order everyone inside when I'm being attacked?
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Dwarf Fortress Animal Segregation

How do I get my animals to not congregate at the same place my dwarfs do?
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How do I get my dwarfs to kill a Giant Rat?

I have a Giant Rat running around in my fortress eating my stores and drinking my drinks (kind of like a new peasant, actually). How do I get my dwarfs to drop what they are doing and just massacre ...
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Dwarf Fortress Shell Shortage

I have a dwarf that is demanding shells, but I have no fishable above-ground water. I've dug down to the first caverns and set some zones down there as 'fishable', and my fishermen fish for a while ...
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How do I find out what workshops are cluttered?

Is there any way to see a list of all workshops and their clutteredness at a glance?
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How do I build a tower up into empty space?

How do I build a tower in Dwarf Fortress? My first instinct was to build an up|up/down stairway, but you can only do that down into empty space, not up.
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Dwarf Fortress Stone Colors in Phoebus' Graphic Set

What stones are what color in Phoebus' Graphic Set? I want to lay out patterns in my floors/walls and want to know what stones I can use for each color.
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How can I share save games between multiple PCs?

How can I share a savegame for Dwarf Fortress between multiple computers (laptop and desktop)? Can one instance of Dwarf Fortress run graphics and the other not?
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Age rating/recommendation for Dwarf Fortress

What is the age rating and/or recommendation for Dwarf Fortress? Could a 7 year old learn to play? 10 year old? 14 year old? Is it suitable/safe for those ages?
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Why won't a military Dwarf work?

I have a dwarf in Dwarf Fortress 0.31.10 that will not take any job, and continually goes into Individual Combat Training. If removed from his squad, he will remain in No Job, and no other dwarf in ...
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How do I make a farm using buckets?

On the Dwarf Fortress wiki is a description of muddying tiles using buckets and a channeled irrigation gallery. I haven't been able to make this work. I've dug the two z-levels, and channeled the ...
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Dwarf Fortress sound

Every time I start the game the sound is at 255/255. Is there any way to make it start at a different level?
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Are Rivers and Aquifers guaranteed to come together in Dwarf Fortress?

I've been interested in Dwarf Fortress, so I decided to start playing with it. It has a reputation for being quite difficult, so I decided to find a tutorial. Every tutorial I found reccomended to ...
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What changes are required to create my own Dwarf Fortress graphics?

What files do I need to change to create my own Dwarf Fortress graphics? Is it only the bitmaps? Related: Dwarf Fortress Character and Graphics Sets
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New world in Dwarf Fortess?

What does it mean to create a new world in Dwarf Fortress? Is a world the same as a game?
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Why don't my dwarves bury their dead?

I've got a corpse in my fort spreading miasma. I build a casket, placed it, designated it as open to citizens, and almost all dwarfs have the burial skill enabled. It has a description of "This is the ...
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Dwarf Fortress seeds on hand

How do I see what kinds of seeds and how many of each I have on hand?
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How should I learn to play Dwarf Fortress?

I am interested in learning how to play Dwarf Fortress. Where should I start, as an absolute beginner?
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How do I change the name of a fortress?

How do I rename an existing fortress?
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Dwarf Fortress saved games

How do I create multiple save points of a fortress?
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Dwarf Fortress Traps and Levers

How do I know if/which trap/door/etc is linked to which lever?
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Dwarf Fortress labor preferences

How do I find out what dwarves, if any, have a given job active in their labor preferences so I can either remove other preferences that are taking up their time or change another dwarf's preferences? ...
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Dwarf Fortress Character and Graphics Sets [closed]

What are clear, intuitive tile sets that help beginning players understand what all is on the map? Tiles are spread across two different sets: character sets are the ASCII and graphics sets are the ...
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Dwarf Fortress Legendary Dining Hall

What makes a room a "legendary dining hall"?
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Productivity in Dwarf Fortress

Will bad things happen if I don't keep my dwarfs busy? Any reason to not have idle dwarfs standing around other then personal satisfaction of working 'em to death?
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Can I change key bindings in Dwarf Fortress?

Is there a way to change what keys are mapped to secondary scrolling?
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How do you efficiently manage chains of tasks in Dwarf Fortress?

I'm a beginner at Dwarf Fortress. I was just about keeping on top of things, until my first wave of migrants arrived. Now I have 15 dwarves to keep track of, and my previous strategy of micromanaging ...
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Dwarf Fortress industry dependencies

I'm looking for an industry dependency map. I seem to remember seeing one at some point, but I can't find it again. Something that shows, for example, seeds are required for farms, which produce ...
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How do I assign rooms in Dwarf Fortress

How do I designate rooms as bedrooms and assign them to specific dwarves?
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How do I build a stairwell through multiple levels in Dwarf Fortress?

How do I build a stairwell through multiple levels?
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How do I collect rocks in Dwarf Fortress?

How do I collect rocks etc that are laying about in tunnels I've dug in Dwarf Fortress?
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How to find magma in Dwarf Fortress

What's a good way to find magma in Dwarf Fortress v0.31.08 (or thereabouts)? (Preferably without cheating.) I know if I dig straight down I'll eventually find some, but I usually wind up breaking into ...
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How can I make Dwarf Fortress easier?

What configuration options can I change to make Dwarf Fortress easier to play?
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What makes an area easier then another?

What do I need to look for in an area for the first fortress?
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How to start with a Minimalistic build in Dwarf Fortress

What are the first things you should do when starting with a minimalistic build (1 anvil, 1 copper nugget) in Dwarf Fortress.
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How to kill a bronze colossus?

A bronze colossus just showed up on my map? How can I kill it?
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How do I make a custom uniform in Dwarf Fortess?

How do I make a custom uniform in Dwarf Fortress (0.31.10)? I wan a uniform that allows leather armor, shields, and axes.