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Goblins kidnapped a child, got caught in a cage. How can I strip him? [duplicate]

In Dwarf Fortress (Steam), the goblins are inside my fort, underground. I have three: its cage built in a prison, its cage in a dump pile, its cage built outside of a zone. I have used the zone dump ...
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Can I enclose a tomb with constructed walls in Dwarf Fortress?

I am trying to build tombs In between the second and third doors, the wall was removed to recover gems. I then constructed a wall via the build menu to replace it. This created 2 columns (the two O ...
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What do the face icon colours mean in Dwarf Fortress?

I'm trying to identify why my citizens are unhappy. I thought the various face colours (A, top of the above image) represented happiness. On the citizen's menu I sort by face colour (B) and one (Nish)...
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How do I identify the specific object to which no path can be found in Dwarf Fortress?

I have a number of <dwarf> cancels <job>: Could not find path announcements. For example, the job might be "load stone trap". When I recentre on the dwarf which produced this ...
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How to prevent water to leak through walls?

I have a stairwell surrounded by aquifer, and it's leaking in the level bellow: I need to prevent this from happening.
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How to duplicate/automate orders at a workshop?

I need to make 7 beds for my dwarfs, but I had to setup manually every order in the Carpenter's Workshop. It should be possible to duplicate order or setup a certain number of desired items after ...
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How to get rid of the fungus infestation that comes from the caverns in Dwarf Fortress

I unwittingly dug into the caverns and I immediately sealed it off: but I noticed that the fungus from the caverns started to spread at an alarming rate. Currently, everything is covered in floor ...
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Is it a problem if the wall portion of a bedroom overlaps with another one in Dwarf Fortress?

I've just recently learned that a bedroom should contain the walls too, but I only have a 1 tile wide wall between my bedrooms here: Is it a problem if these room designations overlap (like in my ...
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Outpost liasion simply won't go away. It has been years already!

Context: I've been visited once by my Outpost Liason. Nevermore any civilization traded with me. I just found the Merchant stuck on a place of my Fortress. I already broadened the way for it to go ...
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Hill Titan Pterosaur that breaths fire! How to kill this monster?

My Fortress has been randomly chosen to be the destiny of the attack of a flying Hill Titan that can throw fire: An enourmous hairy pterosaur. It has four long curving horns and it moves deliberately....
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How to autosave when quitting?

One extremely frustrating aspect of the game for me is what happens when I leave the game accidentally: Most of the times, I have been changing windows for a while. From the game to the wiki, then to ...
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Manage useless seeds

The answer to my previous question about how to not exhaust my seeds worked great! The problem is: on the "Labor"->"Kitchen"->"Seeds" menu, most seed types don't ...
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Is it possible to evaluate the strength of combatants and predict outcomes in fights to some degree?

I've seen plenty of fights over my years of playing DF but one thing that I still can't intuit is how well a given squad fights. Sometimes 3 dwarves return from a mission right into a siege and take ...
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Damp wall ignored, why?

I took as granted that Miners always detected damp walls and stopped mining in these cases. But a miner did not detect, or just decided to ignore, an obvious damp wall, and created a leak that led to ...
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Waterproofing a Fortress: how to do it?

Revolver_Ocelot on How do I revert the flood? If that fails... Well, losing is fun, and you will learn to better water-proof your fortress in the future. How to waterproof a Fortress to prevent ...
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How do I revert the flood?

I accidentally flooded levels 42, 41, and 40 of my Fortress, and I don't know how to stop this mess. No dwarf is going to build a wall, a floodgate, a channel, or a floor where there is water, even if ...
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Why are the Elves at war with me and how can I make peace with them?

My fortress is at war with an Elven civilization. I don't know why it started, so I don't want this war. I have never attacked any other civilization, only killed/trapped invaders. I think that only ...
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Guildhall reassigned: what are the implications?

My people made too many Petitions one after another, and I didn't write them down on paper. There were some Guildhall requests, and, not knowing they can't be shared by more than one guild, I fumbled ...
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Petitions: check met and unmet ones

My people made too many Petitions one after another, and I didn't write them down on paper. Now I don't remember all of them and don't know what they are. There were some Guildhalls, and at least one ...
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Tree-cutting quota: where to check?

My barony has been scolded by a Elf Diplomat: You have disrespected the trees in this area, but this is what we have come to expect from your stunted kind. Further abuse cannot be tolerated. Let this ...
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Rats and Hamsters are gnawing their ways out of confinement

I'm being heavily spammed by these notifications: live rat has gnawed its way out of confinement live hamster has gnawed its way out of confinement Well, I'm not interested in having these as pets, ...
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Kitchens: how to properly use in order to still have seeds?

I'm afraid of using the Kitchen because it does not gives me seeds as a result. But having high quality meals is necessary for dwarf happiness. How can I solve this dilemma? Is it possible to use ...
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Really angry dwarves: how to make them happier enough?

Most of my dwarves are not happy, and I don't know how to make them happier in general. So, how can I properly make at least the angrier of them less unhappy/more happy? I really want to prevent them ...
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Agitated Giant Thrips: how to properly deal with them?

The number one cause of death on my Fortress is: attack by flying insects. As they don't activate the Cage Traps, because they don't touch the ground, which are the possible ways to deal with this ...
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How to export a height map of my world map?

In older versions of the game it wasn't particularly hard to export a height map of your world. However I can't seem to find any way to do so for the Steam version. I have designs of making an in game ...
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Temples to cults or gods?

A question: temples can be dedicated to a single god or a cult, which can worship one or several gods - what is the difference, for example if I dedicate temple to, let's say, God of Fire or to the ...
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Most efficient means of getting water from an aquifer

On my present embark I have a VERY small bit of light aquifer. I want to try and set up an obsidian farm, but as small as the aquifer is I'm unsure if it'll provide enough water for my purposes. I'm ...
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Dwarves keep dumping seeds in a corner?

For some reason, the dwarves keep putting a lot of seeds in once specific corner. Is this supposed to happen?
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How to connect storage items with stills?

I'm pretty new to dwarf fortress, so sorry if this question doesn't make sense. I've been trying to use a still, but most of the options are unavailable because it needs an empty storage item. How do ...
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How can I get stone if there is only sand everywhere?

I'm trying to setup a forge to get some iron, but I'm faced with having no stone; there's only sand, everywhere. I tried digging much deeper in a slew of different places, but I still just hit sand or ...
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Is there a way to access the designation menu in the Steam version of Dwarf Fortress?

In older versions you could press d to access the menu, however in the Steam version d just scrolls to the right.
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How can I give (or sell?) my dwarves mugs

I've crafted two bins full of mugs, yet I still have dwarves having unhappy thoughts about drinking without mugs.
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How can I create work orders that accept multiple materials?

I want to create a work order for, let's say, swords, and I don't care if they are made of iron or steel, I just want 20 of them. How can I do that?
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In Dwarf Fortress, why can't I plant any seeds on the farm plot even though I have 50? seeds?

I'm trying to grow something on a farm plot as a beginner in Dwarf Fortress. I have built a farm plot at the ground level, i.e. outside, not underground or in a cave -- just in some "dense meadow-...
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Dwarf Fortress won't run on Macbook Air [duplicate]

I downloaded the newest version of Dwarf Fortress on my Macbook Air, and I followed all the directions. But when I try to open the thing called 'DF', it says "dwarfort.exe" cannot be opened ...
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How can I drain water from a damp ground?

I embarked to a place with deep soil, nearby a river. When I dig 2-3 layers down, the ground starts to be damp, even at the farthest point from the river and even in winter. I tried the "yeah, ...
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Finding the region a world map coordinate belongs to in Dwarf Fortress

I am trying to find the region a given world map coordinate belongs to in Dwarf Fortress. A Dwarf Fortress world defines a large number of geographical regions, each associated with a biome and a ...
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Dwarves take a long time to decide to do tasks, when they usually take a short time to decide to do them

So, Whenever I designated random things in the past, My dwarves would do it almost immediately. Now Whenever I play the game, The dwarves remain idle for around 3 minutes before they actually start ...
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Are there any alternatives to PRINT_MODE:2D that is compatible with Stonesense on macOS?

DFhack comes with Stonesense pre-installed. But when I run the stonesense command from the Dfhack console, I get this error message (when I use PRINT_MODE:STANDARD): The current print mode is not ...
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Encountering Aquifers in an embark that claims to have no Aquifers

I have been having this problem, where 90% of the time, My fort gets water/mud everywhere, even though the Embark claims to have no Aquifer! No matter how many worlds I create, or what biome I embark ...
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How good would a Divine Metal Industry be?

This question contains massive spoilers. If you do not wish to have your game experience spoiled, do not scroll down! According to the Dwarf Fortress Wiki: You can embark at Vaults if you have DFhack ...
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Why are these Forest Retreats Dwarven, and not Elven?

I am new to Dwarf Fortress, so I do not know that much about World Generation. Why does my map have DWARVEN Forest Retreats? I have looked on the map. Their is one Dwarven Necromancer on the same ...
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Can you Carve Fortifications into raised bridges?

I am guarding my fort's entrance with a ballista, and I am using a drawbridge to prevent goblins from getting into the fort. But I don't know how to keep the bridge raised, and allow the ballista to ...
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Dwarves not dumping Refuse from former Refuse stockpile

I am digging a moat around my fort, so i designated a new refuse stockpile so i can dig the moat, and removed the old one, but now, the refuse is staying where it is, i tried dumping it to a dump zone,...
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How to clean/drain up flooded stairs in Dwarf Fortress?

I have accidently tunneled stairs into a small amount of underground water, and now my main hall has 1/7 water on the floor, and the stairs below are completely flooded, how can I remove it?
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Is it possible to smooth dirt/clay walls?

I know that you can smooth stone walls: But my fortress is in a clay/dirt layer, and i would like to smooth the walls
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How can I modify the flow of time (not fps) in Dwarf Fortress?

What I am interested in doing is altering the actual in-game time that passes on the calendar when the game is running, per frame. If you look at the Dwarf Fortress Wiki, there is some very useful ...
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My two miners in Dwarf Fortress dropped their pickaxes

My two miners dropped their pickaxes on the floor below right on the stairs. And now they can't mine the area I wanted them to. It's the start of the game and I don't want to have to make a new world.
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Will an egg-laying animal lay eggs in a forbidden nest?

I have set up a small pen in my fortress, equipped with a nest box with a few captured Cave crocodiles inside. The Cave crocodiles are all trained, and they are not restrained in any way. To prevent ...
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What are these red tiles in the Phoebus tileset? My entire outside area is slowly turning red i think

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? is this bad? i cant find any info on this this is using the Phoebus tileset. new to DF and really need help
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