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After Accepting a Generated World, Dwarf Fortress doesn't Save it or Load it up

I am completely new to Dwarf Fortress and just got version 0.42 running on OS X 10.11 (I updated SDL and all of that). However, I started up the game, created a new world with all the default ...
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How to make a dwarf satisfied at work?

I have a dwarf that is unhappy because of stress (stress amount of 300k, viewed by Dwarf Therapist). I am looking for ways to make her happy. Apart from having good apartments and food, I would like ...
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Dwarf hauls the minecart instead of push/riding it

I have set up a minecart to move wood to my wood dependent workshops, the return travel is to just push the cart towards the other stop. Here my dwarf fails. They apparently "push" the cart, the cart ...
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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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Is there any way to order more than 30 items in a single order in the management interface for Dwarf Fortress?

Having a Manager noble assigned allows you to create jobs, which obviously saves time in finding the appropriate workshop. However, there appears to be a maximum of thirty items in a single "job/...
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How can I handle werebeasts early on?

I've been playing Dwarf Fortress for a while now, and I've built 3 fortresses. Every time it's the same - I get to around 4 months in, a werebeast shows up, infects/kills my dwarves, then I wait. The ...
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Dwarf fortress, using magma kiln at magma sea rather than at surface [closed]

I embarked on a site that does not have a volcano. I have access to clay. so want to use a magma kiln to make clay crafts until I find coal. those who perfer full vanilla game play, do not look at ...
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Would there be any benefits, or repercussions, of exposing my population to a constant rain of blood?

I'm in the progress of setting up plans for a whole new fortress, and I'd like to dedicate this to the splendour of the blood god himself. In other words, I need to spray my dwarves in large amounts ...
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Why are my dwarves not gathering wood?

I had told dwarves to cut down trees in an area a good distance away from my base, across a river. After doing so they left the wood lying about where the trees had been, despite the fact that my wood ...
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Giant Cave Spiders - Can they swim?

Title says all - Can they swim? I've got my caverns completely flooded with a low number of islands. If I want my dorfs to catch one, do I have to trap every island or is it enough if theres the door/...
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What is the best way to set up MasterWork Dwarf Fortress on Linux?

What is the best way to set up MasterWork Dwarf Fortress on Linux? Some pages suggest to run Masterwork Dwarf Fortress.exe via Wine. Others to run on other Win computer and then copy some files to ...
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Needs unrotten DRINK_MAT-producing plants

I have a large amount of plump helmets to make alcohol. Some have been placed in barrels, and others placed directly on the food stockpile. The Still is in the same room as the food stockpile where ...
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Mayday tileset does not render correctly on Linux

I'm using PyLNP 0.9.5a on Ubuntu. I've installed the Mayday tileset and generated a new world, but the characters seem all messed up. Here, the dwarves are all squid-looking and the animals are only ...
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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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Dwarves not drinking booze in barrels right next to them

My current fortress is on year 3 or 4 since my embark. My dwarves recently all started showing thirsty symbols (blue down arrow), and I don't know why they won't drink. The thirsty dwarves include ...
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How do you trade with merchants?

At first I thought pressing "o" would conclude the trading, been doing this for multiple games. Well in my pursuit to find out why I was losing items and not gaining anything from the caravans I ...
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Can I cage my pets?

It seems like when I go to a cage and hit assign, only the "stray" animals show up. Is it possible to cage my pets in my zoo?
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Is there a table showing Dwarf Fortress vegetation properties? [closed]

When I embark in a new location, I may see tree types I am unfamiliar with, or wild plants I haven't seen before. Trees provide wood, and some of them fruit, but only Olive tree fruit can be pressed ...
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Why won't my stockpiles show up?

I've been having a bit of trouble with stockpiles being ignored, so I checked to see if they were actually there in the first place. I had read that stockpiles counted as rooms, so I went to view ...
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Why won't my dwarves stockpile wood? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of wood just lying around. I've designated a stockpile, all my dwarves are allowed to go outside, I've got 5 idlers, wood is allowed in orders, all my dwarves have wood hauling enabled. ...
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Can goblins pull levers?

I am building a fortress that I may eventually want to revisit in adventure mode. If I abandon with my fortress sealed up against a siege, I would like to be able to enter my sealed fortress as an ...
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When I first embark my ducks lay fertile eggs but not later

I usually embark with 10 female ducks and two male ducks. I always create a pasture where all of my ducks (both male and female) live. Almost all of my female ducks lay fertile eggs when they first ...
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Inability to diagnose dwarves, or get them water/food

I have two dwarves that were gathering plants when a buzzard came by and interrupted both of them, in two different locations. As soon as this happened, they appeared to become thirsty and would no ...
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Why don't my dwarves haul corpses to corpse stockpile?

As you can see, my fortress is filled with miasma, which is generated by lots of rotten dwarf corpses. I have a corpse stockpile outside and one idle dwarf who has Refuse Hauling labor enabled. I've ...
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How effective is this design for an archer tower?

I have built my fortress in Dwarf fortress with the entrance on the side of a mountain. About 8-10 levels up is the peak of the mountain, upon which I have built an archer tower. My question is how ...
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How to make dwarfs use barrels in a balanced manner?

The barrels I produce are used to store food and seeds and other stuff and there are never enough barrels for alcohol. Right now I have something like 2000 food and 0 alcohol. How do I balance the ...
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How can I prevent my dwarfs from moving the barrel full of drink mats?

One of my difficulties with DF is the need to constantly produce drinks. The main reason this is a difficulty is because my still constantly cancels producing drinks, complaining that it doesnt have ...
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Would it overflow?

I'm in need of lots of water (and power :)), but I'd like to eliminate fun and seeing how water always gets me (I love water; my dwarves less so) I thought I'd ask here before building. Top left: ...
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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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Create a new miner without a pickaxe or metals

In Dwarf Fortress I managed to do something annoying. I dug away my only stair case leading out of my dungeon by mistake, and didn't build a new one. My only miner died (of starvation I presume) ...
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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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How do I power my screw pump on Dwarf Fortress?

I have a windmill and it is transmitting power to a gear assembly below. The gear assembly is connect to an axle so it looks like this: ground level: X is windmill XXX XXX XXX below: G is gear A ...
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Why make cheese if milk is already food?

In Dwarf Fortress, milk is already a food item, and if I am not mistaken, you get one cheese for every one milk. So would the only benefit of cheese be that it is just one more ingredient for making ...
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Emergency Food for my dwarves

So I'm out of food, my brewer got a little over excited and brewed EVERYTHING. What's the quickest way to make some more food? My dwarves are hungry!
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Why are my dwarves starving when there's food available?

I'm new to Dwarf Fortress, and though I've started a nice fortress, for some reason my dwarves are always starving. According to my records, there is plenty of food: over 100 in the "other" category, ...
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Why can't I create a QSP in Dwarf Fortress?

So I've just started playing dwarf fortress. I designated a stockpile to store woods in order, and then removed that stockpile. After that, I marked all woods in the rectangle area as Dump items using ...
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How do you design the channel work for magma forging to prevent magma crabs and building destroyers from interfering with production?

There was an event at the forge involving magma crabs. The dwarves were smelting hematite, gold and platinum and magma crabs tried to interfere. Two of them came out of the channel from the volcano ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Have a dwarf build a wall one Z level lower than he is

Is it possible to either have a dwarf build a wall one Z level lower than he is standing or else "fill in" a ramp one Z level lower? I find that when I have a pit with a ramp leading up inside I can ...
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Dwarf Fortress Build Ramp / Stairwell Down After Having Removed Slope

I tried to build an uncrossable pit and removed all the slopes going up out of it. But now I need to cross that uncrossable pit. Is there a way to build a path down from above? Here's the top layer: ...
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Figuring out item value in Dwarf Fortress Adventure

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 mode, only item weight ...
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Sort the stocks list in status screen alphabetically

When you go to the stocks list in status menu (z -> Stocks) the first column is ordered in a very weird and unpredictable way. Is it somehow possible to have it sorted alphabetically?
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Can I automatically dispose of refuse into the magma sea?

I've embarked into a mountainous land with no bitumous coal or lignite, and can only find magma in the magma sea. Because of these limitations, I'm going to be migrating my fortress 150 z-levels down; ...
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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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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 ...