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How do I fight flying, fire-breathing Titan Slugs?

So I was just preparing my fortress for the inevitable siege, but ended up being visited by a Fire-breathing, Flying Titan Slug. I had a slight idea what I was in for, but I definitely didn't expect ...
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Can people have all their blood drained without vampires?

I've found a few people in my fort completely drained of blood. Does this mean that I have a vampire among my dwarves or is there another way for this to happen like bleeding out or just remaining ...
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I can't designate barracks

According to the barracks wiki page, beds, cabinets, chests, bags, weapon racks, or armor stands can be used to make a barracks. I have built an armor and weapon rack in a room, but it is not giving ...
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How many beds do I have?

I just got a large migration in my already medium sized beds. I think I have enough beds for everyone (I have assigned rooms), but Im not sure. How can I get a count of all the beds in my fortress ...
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I'm been invaded by a Weretortoise

I'm being invaded by a Weretortoise. I have no idea what a Weretortoise is, or how to prepare for one. I can't seem to find anyone on it in the DF wiki. Im fairly new to DF and this is my first ...
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Does the number of spears/spikes in an upright spike trap make a difference on its effectiveness?

As you know, you can place anywhere between 1 and 10 spears or spikes in an upright spear/spike trap. Does the number of used items affect the trap in any way?
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How do I run stonesense

I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to get Stonesense working for the latest Dwarf Fortress. I am using the latest LNP pack (40.16 r2). Stonesense does not come with this package anymore for ...
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fort suddently died, looking for explanantion

I had reclaimed a fortress in a hot region, and started to dig looking for water. Then a message about the fort's death appeared. One tick, I had 7 dwarves happy digging, farming, brewing, in multiple ...
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Can I dress specific dwarves in specific clothing?

I haven't been able to find anything regarding this but: Is there any way to dress specific dwarves in specific clothing without using squads? I would like to dress my noble in a specific clothing.
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How many square miles or square meters is the dwarf fortress map?

I was just thinking about this the other day and was curious. Does anyone know?
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In DF2014, what causes Traps to attack own dwarves?

The wiki (currently) says: Stone-fall, weapon and cage traps will be triggered by most hostile entities entering their tile, with the possible exception of thieves, flying creatures and other ...
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Can I butcher a tamed animal that died on its own?

I have a tame alpaca that died on its own (of hunger I think). Can I butcher it for meat and wool?
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Why isnt my mason building a staircase?

I'm trying to construct an up/down staircase two levels below my main floor, but for some reason my mason isn't doing it. I have stone on all floors which is not forbidden or anything, I have up/down ...
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Why can't my carpenter's workshop find any wood?

I chopped down some trees a while ago and set up a wood stockpile outside my fortress. The stockpile was filled up as expected. I then build a carpentry workshop on z-level below and assigned it to ...
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Any way to make all objects to have the same colour in Dwarf Fortress regardless of their material?

[Graphics set is used] Is there any existing solution to make all objects of the same kind to have the same colour regardless of their material? I.e. I don't want all beds and other furniture to look ...
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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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How can I kill a goblin in a pit?

I have a goblin in a 5 z-level deep pit. The problem is that all of my dwarves get scared when they come close to him and drop whatever they're doing, even though he is behind fortifications. I would ...
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Do meals made with booze quench thirst?

I had like 50 "dwarven ale roast" (lavish meals), but my dwarves kept dying from thirst (in a map with no water). Maybe the alcohol was used only for the sauce! Is this intended? Should I simply ...
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How long does it take for militia to become good?

Assume I set up squads of 3, give them space to train and set them to a full-time training schedule of 2 dwarfs. How long can it take for my dwarves to become competent at what they are doing? Danger ...
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When giving a noble multiple rooms, do I need to assign each of them separately?

So most nobles require their own bedroom, dining room, study, and sometimes even a tomb, armour stand and what not. About designating and assigning rooms: Do I need to create and assign each of ...
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Do I need to “make dormitory” on every bed in an area?

When making a communal dormitory, does it suffice to make a bedroom off a single bed that overlaps all the other beds, or do I need to do it for every single bed?
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Should I separate my poultry into separate pens?

I've seen this done in many tutorial videos, but I'd like to know if this makes a difference. Should I put each species of poultry (chickens, turkeys, geese, etc) into separate pens, or does one large ...
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How do I move an object in dwarf fortress?

I misplaced an item (built an armorstand away from the training area) and i want to move it to the correct location. How do i do that? I can't seem to dump the item, remove etc?
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How can I take out items from a container?

I have a few bins with finished goods like toys, rings, scepters and the like inside, but they also have items that I don't want to sell (crutches, rope, soap, splints, etc). Currently they're in a ...
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Generating lots of Necromancer Towers

I miss the old bug where you'd get like 20 necromancer towers on a map. I understand that getting that many might not be possible anymore, but I'd love to see how far I can push. I tried tinkering ...
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Stop production when receiving pile is full?

For example, I have a still that I want to always produce booze unless a receiving booze pile is full, meaning people don't need more booze. Repeat will repeat forever, regardless the state of the ...
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Deliberately forgetting locations gone as an adventurer

I'd like to deliberately forget where I've walked as an adventurer. I've tried waiting several days, but to no avail. I cannot retire here, as it is the ruins of an old fortress, and I'd like to ...
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Is there a difference from making potash from lye or ash?

Is there any difference (besides the obvious extra production step) when making potash from lye (produced from ash) or making it directly from ash?
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Yak Corpse is never moved

In DF, I have a refuse pile set up fine, and I have pressed o-r-o to allow dwarves to gather refuse from outside, but there is one yak that decided to die in my dining room, creating miasma. No matter ...
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Do marksdwarves require a separate archery and barracks?

I've set up a marksdwarf squad, and I've got their equipment sorted out already, but next is the barracks - do I need a separate barracks and firing range, or can they be in the same room?
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What is a Queen Vampire doing in my fortress?

This is the first time my fortress was promoted to Mountainhome before flooding with water, lava or HFS, so I don't know if this is expected. I got a message that the King had arrived with his ...
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How can I expose a vampire?

I've found a vampire in my fortress; but I don't want to kill him, as might turn out to be useful down the road. What I would like, however, is to know his real identity! Is there any way in which I ...
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How can I stop a dwarf with no arms from trying to store items?

One of my dwarfs lost both her arms in a valiant effort to defend the fortress. Although I'm grateful for her effort, I now get spammed with messages saying "cancels Stored Owned Item: Too injured. ...
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Finding way out of starting location?

I'm rather new to adventure mode but since the latest patch I think it is worth taking a closer look into it. So I started as a dwarf two times but I cannot seem to find a way out to the surface. I ...
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Leader died mid-conversation, will the ambassador come back next year?

My Countess and the Dwarven Liason were almost done negotiating the trade agreement for next year when the former died in a horrible minecart accident (that I didn't intend to happen, I swear), ...
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Are the letters shown in the Dwarf Fortress loading screen random?

When you load up something in DF, there is a point where a bunch of colored letters are shown. I was wondering if each individual letter actually means something, or is it just random space filler ...
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Miners not mining designated area

I cant figure out why my miners aren't mining an area I designated. I designated 2 areas before and they mined it out fine. Now I designated an area a bit deeper (maybe 30 tiles away) in and they ...
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Most efficient way to move Goblinite down many z-levels?

I have several magma smelters and forges, located right on top of a pool of naturally occurring magma (i.e., quite deep). It's a long haul to go from the surface where most of these items reside, to ...
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Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having multiple meeting halls?

I usually designate a zoo and/or statute garden as a room, so it can function as a meeting hall: migrants will path there, parties will be held, etc. Is there any reason to designate more than one? ...
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How do I enable Goblin sieges in a fortress that's not near a Goblin civ?

I only have Elves and Humans to kill in my map and would like Goblins and/or Kobolds to show up as well. My embark site doesn't have those features, but I'm on a really awesome map otherwise and ...
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How to properly configure autolabor in DF Hack

I've seen some dwarf fortress let's play recently so I decided to give a shot to some of the DF Hack features. The most interesting one was autolabor. However, it seems that everytime I turn it on, it ...
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Why is my water source being ignored?

I need to empty a Murky Pool, and as I am fairly early in my fortress, I figured the easiest way to do this was to get my dwarves to haul all the water in buckets into an artificial pond. I dug a ...
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How to hide the “has created a masterpiece” announcement?

Well, the title says it. I tried to edit the /data/init/announcements.txt: [MASTERPIECE_ARCHITECTURE:A_D:D_D] [MASTERPIECE_CONSTRUCTION:A_D:D_D] and delete the :A_D:D_D but it didn't work. ...
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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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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 can I outfit my hunter with armor?

For the life of me I can't remember how to add equipment or armor to my hunter. It has been a while since I've last played Dwarf Fortress, and I have put together a set of leather armor that I would ...
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Dwarf Fortress starter pack - start DFHack

I would like to try the Stonesense overlay option. I started with downloading the perdrixerrant's Dwarf fortress starter pack that already contains it and trying to launch it from there. ...
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Why is my Hunter being lazy?

Just to clarify my Hunter hunts, he has ammo, he has weapons. My question is why does my hunter not hunt for long periods of time? I really dont ever see him kill anything, i just check out his kill ...
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What does color mean in the pets/livestock list?

When you press u and select pets/livestock, why are the animals listed in different colors? For example, in my new embark, the sheep are red, dogs brown, and horses white. Their icons on the map are ...
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How can I make my dwarves equip better tools?

So I have all the equipment made and now I want my dwarves to change their crappy copper picks for the better iron ones. I also want my wood cutters to use the better axes, but to no avail. Please ...