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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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 ...
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Some dwarf stays outside ignoring all my “commands”

I recently started a new fortress. My Mason (a valuable dwarf) is just standing outside during snow storms and stuff with "No job". He doesn't eat and drink. I tried different stuff to get him back: ...
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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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Are praying and listening to stories supposed to make dwarf non-idle?

I use the idle count to check if I need to re-assign some dwarfs to a intensive task that is currently on the queue, but that number lately is <10 so I was presuming that my dwarfs are all being ...
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What's the difference between a “Socialize” and a “Socialize!” activity?

I've noticed activities like socializing or meditating appearing in the unit list in different colors: either in green, or in magenta with an exclamation mark. What's the difference between the two? ...
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Should I assign rooms to all dwarves in Dwarf Fortress?

I usually make a lot of three-square rooms with a bed and a chest each in my fortresses, and declare the rooms bedrooms. Sometimes dwarves seem to assign themselves to beds and put stuff into chests, ...
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How many z-levels can a marksdwarf engage from?

If I was to build a turret defence along my fortress perimeter, how high could I make it before my stationed dwarves armed with ranged weapons couldn't engage a target on the ground? Corollary: does ...
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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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Can I manage my animals?

Fairly early on in the game, the animal screen becomes a complete mess, filling up with animals, their babies, and the random pets brought in by migrants. Ideally, I would start an animal eugenics ...
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Can Forgotten 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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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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Will trees (trunks) ever consume in magma and how much do they need to be submerged in for that to happen?

Q: Will the trees ever melt or burn in magma? The magma depth has reached 2-3-4 on some tiles close to the pump assembly (see setup) yet the trees remain. Will we only know when the first level is ...
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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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Dwarf Fortress Bees Spawning

The wiki says bees don't spawn in freezing biomes, and my biome freezes during Winter, but thaws during Summer. I haven't seen any bees though. Do they only spawn if your biome NEVER freezes? Or can I ...
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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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Megabeast totem crafting and displaying specifics?

Totems are made from skulls by a bone carver at a craftsdwarf's workshop. Totems cannot be built as permanent structures, but careful management of custom stockpiles will allow the player to ...
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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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Water on top of slowly receding magma and obsidian-based floor formations - flow control?

The question is about the interaction of magma and water, and ensuing changes in topography. The DF wiki says that when magma is mixed with water you end up with steam and some obsidian from the ...
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colors of trading objects in dwarf fortress

I got goods to be traded on the trade depot. With help of trader started the trade. on the trading screen the goods i have were in brown colored text (except 2). what does these color mean? From my ...
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How long is a year?

How long is a Dwarf Fortress year outside of the simulation? For example, how long will it take a newly born child to mature and become a productive member of the fortress?
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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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Building normally open floodgates

Is there any way to create an floodgate that would be open and it will close when it is triggered (by a pressure plate)? I made an image to properly show the position of pressure plate. (assumed) ...
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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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Remove door and bed gone wrong in Dwarf Fortress

I wanted to make a few changes to my sleeping quaters. I had a bed in an office for the bookkeeper which i thought was a mistake, also my mansonry dwarf just constructed a master quality door, so i ...
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How can I divert a caravan in short notice?

I've saved my game just as a big dwarven caravan entered the map. It entered quite close to my main gate. However, there's something in the path, a dead goblin pehaps, that is scaring one of the ...
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How to make dwarves fill a far stockpile?

I'm trying to follow the quickstart guide. When I made a [first] room and marked it as a stockpile, dwarves didn't do anything. When I did the same with a room closer to the starting wagon, dwarves ...