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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.
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How to train/retrain dwarves?

Since my dwarves aren't reproducing, I need to retrain some of them. How do I convince, for example, a miner to lay down his pick and pick up an ax?
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How do I center view on my dwarves?

So I pressed something and now I can't see my dwarves. Is there a hot-key that centers my screen on my dwarves?
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How to tame/capture animals in Dwarf Fortress?

As the name suggests, I want to capture an animal to either tame or eat. how do I do that?
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Is the DF Computer a hoax?

I heard about the guy who made a (seemingly)turing complete computer in DF. Is this serious or is it a hoax?
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Dwarf Fortress for Windows Mobile

Is there any possibility of playing Dwarf Fortress on a Windows Mobile phone? I keep hearing great things about this game, but it seems that the only chances I have of getting any gaming in these ...
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How do I prevent my dwarf from getting stuck on the wrong side of a wall?

I dig my way to a small pool and flood an area to use as a farm. Now I'm told I want to wall it up before it rains and floods my fortress. I build a wall, but the dude who comes and builds it gets ...
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How do I get StoneSense to work?

What do I have to change to get StoneSense 2.0 Slate RC2 to work with Dwarf Fortress 0.31.12? Right now it's hanging at "Connecting to DF..." for me.
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How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode on my Linux VPS?

I installed Dwarf Fortress on my Linux VPS to use with dfterm. It's running Ubuntu 10.04. I'm fairly certain I have all the dependencies: I've installed: ncurses ncursesw libsdl libsdl-image libgtk ...
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How do you move caged beasts in Dwarf Fortress?

I've got a fortress that's grown up past its adolescent phase and is starting to mature. Naturally, I've had a number of encounters with goblins and werewolves. Since my primary defense is a hallway ...
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What does Dwarf Therapist let me do that I couldn't do in the game?

What does Dwarf Therapist let me do that I couldn't do in the game or manually in a spreadsheet and tediously in the native client?
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Is it possible to have two fortress games going on in one world in Dwarf Fortress?

When starting up Dwarf Fortress, the options I get are: Continue Playing Create New World Design new world Object Testing Arena Is there some way to start a second fortress game without starting a ...
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How do I deal with the edge tile?

How do I build/dig on the edge tile of a map? My dwarves are walking around the edge of a moat; I assume invaders will too.
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What is Dwarf Fortress?

I have seen a lot of questions on this site about Dwarf Fortress. What is it? What genre of game is it, and where can I get it?