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Problems building a working magma forge in current version of DF

I am having problems building a working magma forge in my fortress (using the most current version of DF). I have built magma forges in prior versions and am aware that I need to place the "darker ...
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Is it possible to store stone in a more efficient manner?

As you can see it is getting a bit out of hand and taking up a lot of space using raw Stockpiles.
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How to tell if someone is likely to attack?

There've been a few situations in Adventurer mode when I've been wandering through the wilderness, and have been stopped by a group of heavily armed people. At first they just call out a greeting but ...
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What happens if I ignore the Tree-Hugging Elves?

The elven ambassador keeps insisting I limit my wood harvesting to just over 100 trees per year. This is highly disruptive to my alcohol industry, as I require wood to make barrels for my brew. What ...
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Is there a stone bin?

I recently found out that there's a stone pot that functions like a barrel. Is there, similarly, a stone substitute for bins? Or any other material that isn't wood or metal?
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Quest target has yielded. Should I kill him anyway?

My lord has sent me to kill a Jaguarman - I spent a little while wandering around the hamlet where he was last seen, only to find out that he's ruling over it as lord. So, I did what any sensible ...
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Edge tile Bug in Dwarf Fortress

Last time I played Dwarf Fortress, I tried to reroute a river through a dolomite block canal, but two tiles produced a "to near to edge" warning while trying to build the walls. That shouldn't ...
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Spawning Honey bees

So honey bees can only appear in non-freezing zones and in some cases not at all.. I embarked onto a prime location but found it utterly devoid of any vermin nests despite it being a warm climate :( ...
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modding dwarf fortress adventure dwarves

I'm new to cheating in dwarf fortress, and have no idea how to mod my dwarf fortress adventure mode dwarf. I know he should be in the save folder, in region1. However, all that I find there is .dat ...
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How do I cheat to remove an enemy (weretortoise) from my save file?

I normally would be against this, but I just started the game, have no military yet, and no way of walling off the entrance in time to stop it from getting in. I was just going to battle it and see ...
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How can i allow near edge building in Dwarf Fortress

Im trying to reroute a river and build dolomite block walls to get it look acceptable, but there are three tiles where i cannot build no matter what. They shouldnt even be blocked since they are next ...
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Is there any way I can avoid death by FPS in Dwarf Fortress?

So uh... my fort at the moment has around 106 dwarves/petitioned entertainers and 20 visitors. The problem is (and this occurred suddenly) is that the FPS has been reduced to ~4 FPS. This is ...
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Is there anyway to change the surname of dwarfs? [duplicate]

It seems like there isn't, apart from programmatically changing the first two items of the words array using DFusion(as indicated by the following arQAde question). However that question is a bit old, ...
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What am I supposed to do after failing to brew a drink?

...aside from reconstructing the Still that is. Otherwise, the brew drink option is permanently red, and this window opens upon selecting the option: Note: I'm using the Mayday Tilesest that he ...
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My woodworker is ignoring my woodpile

So I'm using the linked tutorial and just trundling along when I noticed that my barrel production is practically nonexistent. Instead of using the woodpile next to him, my woodworker is going all the ...
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How can I make another proposal after the merchant reject the offer?

After I press T for trade in the trading Depot, and the merchant reject the offer. How can I do to make another proposal? Or you only can do 1 proposal?
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How do I place a specific piece of furniture?

Zulgar Monomsanreb, Mason has created Rabedëm, a native silver throne! Great! Put it in the mayor's throne room. No, not that throne, the legendary silver one. How do I tell the dwarves which ...
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How do I acquire Precision Tools

This is in the LFR mod, and it is needed to make pretty much make all of the higher tier buildings. None of the buildings that I am able to build have it as an option, I have gone through the manual ...
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Why do my dwarves climb trees?

My base started on a mountain. I dismantled the wagon and made a large meeting area on two cliffs below. However it seems like that my units like to climb trees. In fact, one of my miners was found ...
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How do I stop animals like wolves, eagles, bear from starvation?

I tried to put the wolves in pastures but that didn't work. I tried butchering animals to provide meat for them and still it didn't work.
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Dwarves paralysed by Roc

I'm a newbish player, and right after starting a new embark I found that there was already a "resident" in my area. I tried to give my neighbour a wide berth, but he recently elected to perch, ...
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How do I make a custom uniform?

How do I make a custom uniform in Dwarf Fortress (0.31.10)? I want a uniform that allows leather armor, shields, and axes.
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Dwarf Fortress no Flux Stone

I settled somewhere with Flux Stone. I'm on the 12th layer and I still haven't struck Flux Stone. Is this a bug, or do I need to dig deeper for Flux Stone?
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How can we force the military to kill civilians?

Given that I want a squad to kill my own dwarves, how would I go about accomplishing this? The sak screen does not allow me to select any dwarves (other than the outpost liaison) for slaughter: ...
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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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In dwarf fortress, how can I use reactions or dfhack to make my adventurer a vampire?

I enjoy screwing around, and becoming a vampire makes that much easier but it becomes tiring finding one to kill for each new adventurer I make.
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How to affect timescale (month length) in Dwarf Fortress>

How do I affect how fast single day/month/week lasts in DF? Note that I'm not talking about simulation speed. I want my dwarves to do more things/week, at the same speed. As in ability to set how ...
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A few questions about bedrooms?

In dwarf fortress when you define a bedroom the size seems to automatically snap to include the walls of the bedroom. When you have two bedrooms that are right next to each other the two rooms will ...
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How to drain water from the caverns?

I have multiple layers of water in a cavern; it is connected to the "rest of the world" (map edge), so if I use the water up somehow, it is replenished by more water from the outside. I want to get ...
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Preventing climbers into fortress

My last fortress was destroyed ,dwarfs were killed and then I abandoned it. goblins came in the fortress by climbing walls ! (yes I didn't expect them to climb walls). I thought of an idea to prevent ...
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Outside dwarves run into enemies during attacks

In my fort, I've attracted a good number of fisherdwarves who spend their entire day out fishing in the river or ponds. The only issue is that whenever I'm attacked, there seems to be no way to get ...
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The capacity of a leather Quiver

My hunters were constantly running out of bolts. A quick Google led me to this page where someone posted that maximum capacity of a quiver was 15, but he was not sure. He also mentioned that use metal ...
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How to power a 200 z level pump stack

My fortress is built in a warm and slightly wooded area with lots of hills with almost no surface water except for a few stagnant pools. I found water about two levels above the magma sea, and I want ...
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Figuring out item value in Dwarf Fortress Adventure

Thanks in advance! I am playing Dwarf Fortress Adventure mode, I've run out of food so I need to trade at a town. When I open a trader's shop menu I can't see any price indication like in fortress ...
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How can I encourage dwarfs to make babies?

In my current fort, I had just 2 migrant waves, and then they stopped coming (I guess, because the civilization died - I got a proper warning before embark). I decided this would be a good setting to ...
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What do I do if I can't satisfy a dwarf's strange mood?

I have none of the things he needs (Shining bars of metal & stacked leather). Is he going to go insane? Will his insanity be curable later by providing the materials? Should I wall him and the ...
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Can I move a coffin and it's corpse?

A dwarf died, and the room I wanted to put the coffin hadn't been mined out, and In a rush to get the corpse safely stowed away, I plonked the coffin in the hallway outside where his tomb was to be. I ...
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How to find specific buildings in a city

I have been looking for a shop for 23 adventures now ; I cannot find where buildings are, because apparently aside from the orange areas in cities that only have houses and a well there are no ...
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I can't use shift key in dwarf fortress

It just ignores it. If I press shift+'key', it just does whatever 'key' on it's own is. For instance, when I started playing, I couldn't go up or down levels (shift+> and shift+<), but I can use ...
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Why can't I butcher dead chinchillas?

So my hunterdwarf has been out in the field, and he's killed and hauled back some chinchilla corpses to my butcher shop. The only problem is that when the corpses are placed in the butcher shop ...
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Help with textile industry

I am about two years into my fort and am starting to notice clothing with "x"s around them showing up in my finished goods stockpiles. I think this means that my dwarf's initial clothing is starting ...
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Too many hauling routes

Playing a succession game with my brother. After 10 Dorfyears or so, the amount of hauling routes has become a bit unmanageable. Does anyone know of a convenient way to locate the routes / stops, so I ...
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Dwarfes hauling from Minecart quantum stockpile to receiver Stockpile - Circular stockpiles

So I've been trying to work out minecart routes which should deliver the carpenter and still. Also another one should bring food & drinks to the dining room below. However, things work out ...
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Why is my 3 month old dwarven baby severely cave adapted?

From the wiki article, cave adaptation is suppose to take a long time, up to two years. However, my 3 month old dwarf baby is already severely cave adapted and vomiting a ton. I also have an outdoor ...
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My siege engineers are too scared to do their job. What am I doing wrong?

Note I'm playing a succession game using version 40d. So I've set up a Maze of Death with a nearly a score of ballista at the ready to fill invaders with pointy death. Unfortunatly my ballista ...
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Prepared food barrels don't have a category in the trade depot

I don't see a category for prepared meals in the trade depot? I can find them by searching [All] though v0.42.03
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How to uniform my human mercenaries?

Now that I can get mercenaries in my military as meat shields suicide spearhead squad I need them to be able of receive some blows and not die. That's fine for dorfs mercs, but the human ones if I ...
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What is ballista arrow impact zone?

I made second entry to my fort as 1x100 tile long corridor, at the end of it I have ballista installed. It uses bronze ballista arrows. With first arrow, 10-15 goblins killed, but second arrow misses ...
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Will this one tile water suffice the need of fortress

I just embarked on a map with 2 naturally spawned ponds, each 1x1. There is no other source of water. (With use of dfhack with a cheat I found that there was no water.) So I decided to create an ...
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How to get scholars and scribes to write something?

I'm attempting to try the new writing system in Dwarf fortress, I have now for about 2 years had 2 scribes and about 6 scholars. They have access to about 10 empty scrolls and 10 empty quires. They ...