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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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How can I get rid of a blind Cave Troll?

I have a blind Cave Troll unconscious in the center of my fort. This has brought the entire place to a stand still because every dwarf is too terrified of it to do anything. I have a full military of ...
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Is there a mod for Dwarf Fortress which makes ux better?

I've played Dwarf Fortress for a while and my only problem with it is that the UX is terrible. The controls I have to use are not consistent. Sometimes the same menu behaves in a different way ...
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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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What happens when a lycanthrope bites a lycanthrope of different species?

What will happen when a werelizard bites a dwarf that is already infected by a weregoat? Does it matter if the dwarf is in weregoat form during the biting?
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What are the various population conditions of Dwarf Fortress?

For example, I've learned that certain noble positions will only be opened at certain population stages (mayor at 50 etc.), and that goblin sieges will not occur unless your population is equal to or ...
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Post Monarch Trade?

What kind of trade goods from dwarven caravans can I expect if I become a capital? Will they send me steel (or at least steel goods)? How about gold, silver, etc.? Silk, clay? I assume the wont send ...
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What are floors made of?

When I try to construct a floor in DF, it says that there is no material. What material do I need?
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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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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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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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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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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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Farming zones are not fully uzed

I have two 5x5 farming zones, configured mostly for plump helmet. I have ~10 dwarfs with Farming labour enabled and almost ~150 plump helmet seeds. Years are passing, sometimes I have 0 food, but ...
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Why won't my dwarfs take the wood to the wood stock pile?

I told my dwarfs to chop down some trees, but after chopping them down they just left the wood there. I made a wood stockpile but for some reason they just won't take the wood to it.
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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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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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Dwarf Fortress can't load the Stonesense Plugin file 'Stonesense.plug.so'

I am trying to run dfhack's Stonesense plugin through my linux terminal and I run across errors that make the Stonesense plugin unavailable and not listed in the dfhack list Here are the logs of my ...
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Dwarf Fortress: Masterwork Mod - Prayer Labor

Pretty straightforward question. What labor is used for the prayer dwarves? I believe it is strand extraction, but my dwarves that have it enabled won't pray. I just want to know so I can be sure that ...
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items not hauled to Trade Depot

So, the Dwarf traders have arrived. The day that they showed up, I immediately told everyone to start moving goods to the Depot. q on Trade Depot g move goods and told my broker to haul his ass ...
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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 can I convert sheep's wool into bags?

I go to Clothier's Shop and ask to Construct yarn Bag. It says: Needs 1 unused yarn cloth. I go to Loom and ask to Weave Cloth (Wool/Hair Yarn). It says: Needs 1 unused collected yarn thread. But I ...
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What is the parenthesis in the top-right corner of the Dwarf Fortress window?

On the main screen of the game, in the very top-right corner of the screen (to the right of idlers and above current z-level), is a parenthesis that changes periodically between open and close ...
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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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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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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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Will fish populate artificial underground canal?

If I channel to make an artificial underground canal or pool, fed by a natural river (and disappearing at the edge of the map), is there a chance small fish (as I understand it, vermin) will ...
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Mod a saved game

in DF2014. im trying to mod the raws for a fortress already in progress. tried editing the raws of the saved game itself in: ../data/save/region1../raw/objects/. Even simple things like renaming noble ...
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Whats the best way to remove a ton of buildings?

I'm preparing to move my living quarters which means that I need to remove a ton of beds, cabinets, chests and doors. I really dont want to go to each building and press x. Is there a way I can set an ...
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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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The Human Caravan is at my Trade Depot, now how do I get it to trade?

For reference, I am playing a succession game using version 40d. So a Trade Caravan showed and then there was immediately a siege. I think most, if not all of the Caravan made it to the trade depot. ...
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Why isn't my dwarf's strange mood being satisfied? [duplicate]

My clothier dwarf has gone into a strange mood and has taken over my clothier's shop. He is demanding the following: bars... metal cloth... thread blocks... brick Well, I'm pretty sure I've ...
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Can Forgetten Beasts be killed by Waves of Reclaiming Dwarves?

I had a nice fortress going, when a forgotten beast turned up. I ignored it, safely walled up out of the caverns. Then I decided I wanted to go into the cavern. So I prepped my fledgeling military, ...
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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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How can I make the original Dwarf Fortress tileset square?

I have already gotten used to the default tileset of Dwarf Fortress, so I do not wish to change it a lot. That is exactly what most Dwarf Fortress tilesets do, though. My problem with the default ...
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Why cant I trade my crafts?

To get rid of the large amounts of refuse, I started put my dwarfs to work crafting shells and bones. Now traders have come and I would like to make a little profit off the work. However, when looking ...
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Why is the stonesense command not found?

According to this post about the latest version of DFHack, stonesense is one of the example commands. However, after downloading that version of DFHack, typing stonesense into the console just says ...
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Peasant won't perform assigned labors

Just started playing DF2014 (I played DF2012 a lot). I have a new embark, and 2 peasants that won't do their labors. I have a mason with masonry enabled, who won't build a mason's workshop (he won't ...
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How can I tell if a 1x1 bridge is raised?

If I place a 1x1 bridge, and hook it up to a lever, how can I tell if that bridge is raised? If the lever is ON, will it always be raised (I dont think so, because I can hook it up while the lever is ...
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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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How do I seal off a cavern in Dwarf Fortress?

As I was digging up/down staircases straight down the Z-level, I hit upon a cavern. I'd like to seal it off now so I don't get attacked by the underground mobs. There's only one up/down staircase that ...
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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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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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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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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 ...