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How do I get my dwarfs inside?

Hi, I know that in DF 40d, there was a way to tell the dwarves to stay indoor. Is there any way to do that in 2010... It's quite useful when there are goblins attacks.

  • @LessPop how do you figure? The intent of the question is not even similar. Nov 28, 2010 at 2:34
  • Yeah, I misread the question. Consider the close vote 'retracted'. :/ Nov 28, 2010 at 2:45
  • Definite duplicate of How do I get my dwarfs inside?.
    – C. Ross
    Nov 28, 2010 at 13:14
  • @C.Ross -- Now that, I agree with. Nov 28, 2010 at 17:17

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To do this you need to familiarize yourself with burrows and military alerts.


The key is to make a burrow that is completely behind your defensive perimeter. Then, you can access the military alerts screen (Default: m - a) and set things up to restrict civilians to a particular burrow.

At that point, whenever you change the alert, when the sieges and ambushes come around, your civilians will not leave the safety of their burrow.


  • Ok, so I need to have a custom burrow with my whole indoor in order to do that... Thanks man. Nov 28, 2010 at 15:58

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