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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 ...
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How do I get rid of unwanted immigrants?

I've just gotten a large number of immigrants, most of whom I don't want, and I would like to get rid of them. I have a small room set up to flood with water, but short of giving those dwarfs I want ...
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How do you climb out of a river in Adventure mode?

I deliberately entered a river in order to cross it. I used Alt+direction and my adventurer began swimming around the river. But now I can't climb out, on neither of the two shores. Is there a ...
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Why should I buy a barrel of blood?

I just noticed a dwarven caravan brought about a dozen barrels of blood from various sources, and a few barrels of ichor too. What's the use of this? If there's any, how can I "collect" the blood ...
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What happens to dwarves with infections?

My military dwarves sallied out to fight a goblin ambush group that was attacking my woodcutter, and they were ambushed by another group. They killed a few and scared the others off. While pursuing ...
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What is the difference between “core” and “total” quality in dwarf fortress 40d?

This is in reference to Dwarf Fortress 40d (v0.28.181.40d). Later versions of this game may have significantly changed the related mechanics. When setting up a stockpile for furniture or finished ...
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Can Dwarf Fortress be run in console mode?

I don't want to start up an X server at all, I just want to play on a text console. Is this possible?
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Problems with closing the dungeon entrance

In order to avoid the various brands of fun that come in through a dungeon entrance, I'm considering closing it up with walls (or locked doors). I'm aware that this will prevent trade and access to ...
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Escalating danger (fun) over time

I've been playing my fortress for a couple of (in-game) years on low environmental threat, and so far haven't had any sightings of goblins at all. Obviously this isn't very surprising, but I've now ...
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How can I store things in lead bins?

I've got a fortress circling the death drain. Half the population managed to thirst themselves to death despite a non-zero quantity of booze available, and matters only got worse when the legendary ...
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Growing Trees above ground in Dwarf Fortress

This is in reference to Dwarf Fortress 40d (v0.28.181.40d). Later versions of this game have significantly changed the related mechanics. I just embarked on a map with 6 trees on it. There is a ...
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How do different types of weapons compare in Dwarf Fortress?

How do different types of weapons compare? For example, is sword better than a mace, or are they different somehow?
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Is bronze really better than iron?

According to the Dwarf Fortress wiki bronze armor is now better than iron. Is this really accurate in the game, and does this accurately model the real world?
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What dwarves can be taken by moods?

I just noticed that I had a dwarven child taken by a mood. What dwarves are vulnerable to moods?
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Collapsing stone when there is no stone?

I've recently undertaken some surface mining in DF, and I've having more collapses (and dead dwarves) than I ever did underground. I have a ridge like ------ xxxxxx --------------- ...
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What happens if I separate a dwarf from his favorite shield?

Our militia commander just got attached to a silly oaken buckler. I was planning on upgrading him to a steel shield. What will happen if I forcibly separate him from his shield?
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Confused by icons while trying to build walls

I'm playing in DF2010 for 3 or 4 days. Read a lot at DF's wiki. Now I'm prepairing for the 1st attackers. I'm gonna build a tower with underground way to it. So I need to understad clearly, how to ...
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How to remove “Deceased” entries from units list?

I've butchered several kitten. There are no corpses to bury (I think, they all converted into skulls and skin). So I don't need anymore of listing them in Unit list. I'm using DF2010.
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How do I stockpile Sand?

I've just bought several bags of sand from a Trader - thought I'd play around with making some glass. But, I cannot find the correct stockpile setting to get my sand stockpiled next to the glass ...
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How can I butcher non-tame animals that I've captured?

How can I butcher non-tame animals that I've captured, like deer in cages?
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If I assign several dwarfs to a same room, does it have any effect?

If I assign several dwarves to same room, for example a large dining room where everybody has a chair, how does it affect things? Would it be better if everyone gets their own separate dining room?
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How can I stop nauseous animals from vomiting everywhere?

I have a rather...unpleasant problem in Dwarf Fortress. Currently, over half of my animals are "Nauseous" and are...regurgitating everywhere. This widespread case of emesis doesn't seem to involve my ...
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Why can't I butcher a leopard?

I just bought a giant leopard and a giant tiger from those tree-loving elves. I also bought an elephant, which I promptly slaughtered for a strange mood dwarf. But said dwarf has yet to be placated! I ...
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Which low-skill labors only reduce time

My fortress is starting to grow, just under the 80 mark with my last migration wave. And, well, I'm getting a lot of unskilled dwarfs migrating in that I'm simply designating as "peasants" to do all ...
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Early detection of ambushes?

In my current fortress Goblin ambushes are more of a threat than goblin sieges. The ambushes often are on or across my short drawbridge before I detect them. How can I detect these attacks earlier ...
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Impregnable underground defenses?

Over a number of games, I've never had anything worse than goblins attack the surface entrance to my fort. These are easily dealt with by a few doors and long lines of traps. I almost feel sorry for ...
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How do I safely connect a tunnel to a river to pipe away water?

I was building a small reservoir to support a well, and so had a tunnel from this to my local river to act as a filling pipe. All was ready, so I marked the last square between the tunnel and river to ...
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What's the deal with upward stairways in Dwarf Fortress?

So I'm really new to this game, so please bear with me. I got this message: Digging designation canceled so I went on the wiki and discovered this information: The safest thing to do is back off ...