Questions tagged [dwarf-fortress]

Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress is a tile based, real time strategy, city building, and adventure game for one player by Bay 12 Games Developers Zach and Tarn Adams.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11
votes
2answers
2k views

Is it possible to create a craft with specific bones, like the bones of a forgotten beast?

My dwarves have just defeated a were chinchilla, and its corpse is left outside the front of my fortress. I want to carve its defeated skeleton into crafts for my dwarves, is there any way to request ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

Minecart Elevator System Design

I'm trying to design a way of efficiently and automatically transporting materials from the lower levels of my fort to the "workshop" level. The idea being that I want to minimize dwarf effort, as ...
2
votes
1answer
118 views

Can't make dwarwes to dig stairs in DF

I can dig into slopes of the same level I am in. I've set to build stairs down >>> to lower level, and set some area around to be dug out to form first room. Here's how it looks underground......
35
votes
3answers
5k views

How do I find out the mythology and history of my Fortress?

I've created a nice fortress with taverns, beds, dining room, etc, but how do I access some of the mythology of the world they are in? I have no idea of the context and the history of my world, but I'...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

Possessed dwarf won't collect bones

In dwarf fortress (latest version 27/03/2019) all the possessed dwarfs that I have had have failed to collect the bones that they require and instead go insane. I'm new to dwarf fortress. I have ...
4
votes
1answer
171 views

Squads attacking everyone after kill order on werebeast

A wereape entered the map and tried to attack my fortress but was caught in a cage trap. At this point, it shape shifted into a dwarf. I put the cage in my target practice pit, then ordered my archer ...
1
vote
1answer
204 views

Annoying keyboard lag when running Dwarf Fortress on Mac

I play DF on PC for years, and had never encountered this before. I installed DF on my Mac, and I am experiencing really annoying lag with keyboard input. When I press a key there is ~100-200ms delay ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Carpentry can't find wood

I have two wood stockpiles, one directly connected to my carpentry workshop; however, when I go to build beds, I get (bed canceled, need logs.) I am confused as there is a wood stockpile two spaces to ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

Why is Dwarf Therapist constantly creating an “Equipment Mismatch” error?

I've started a new fortress on a new computer. Using the Dwarf Therapist program alongside Dwarf Fortress, many of my labor changes are being reversed, along with the error on Dwarf Fortress of "...
7
votes
1answer
413 views

How do I remove trees from the moat around my fortress?

The moat around my fortress has trees that may be used by monsters to climb inside. Can I get rid of them without removing the water from the moat?
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Block water by filling back in a ramp?

I would like to partially fill back in a moat I dug around my fortress walls and that involuntarily filled with water. Is there a way? I have tried the following: build a wall connected to a floor ...
2
votes
0answers
114 views

What to do with partial skeletons?

Version 0.44.12-r1. After some years of fighting, I have a 200 squares corpse stockpile filled with mostly "partial skeletons". I don't really know if they are all dwarves or not and I wonder what I ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Partial skeletons in blocks bins?

Version 0.44.12-r1. 85 dwarfs fortress. During an inspection, I have found partial skeletons in several bins of a wood blocks stockpile. e.g. "(Ngom Gaxunguslu's partial skeleton)". They are ...
3
votes
2answers
170 views

How do I restore morale?

I have a fortress of 70 dwarves with 8 miserable, 14 very unhappy and 8 unhappy dwarves and I can't find a way to make this number go down. Mostly they seem to get low morale when they see corpses or ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Dwarf fortress game size in text mode [duplicate]

I'm trying to play Dwarf fortress in the console on Linux (more exactly, on the virtual terminal). To archive this, I set [PRINT_MODE:TEXT] and I could start up dwarf fortress in the terminal/virtual ...
1
vote
0answers
129 views

War with parent civilisation

I somehow managed to start a war with my own civilisation. I have no idea how that happened as I defininetly didn't do it on purpose - I don't even have a military, yet. I can only guess that some ...
3
votes
1answer
101 views

Can a building destroyer destroy a screw pump from the z level above its impassable tile?

If I build a screw pump in such a way that its only exposure to outside is the top surface of its impassable tile, can it be destroyed by a building destroyer? The exact setup is: z-level +1: F F F ...
3
votes
1answer
526 views

Dwarf Fortress “Goblet” Stockpile not working?

I created a Stockpile in my Dining room area that is literally just "Finished Goods--->Goblets" and thats it. However I never see wooden cups or anything put there, they are instead put in the barrels ...
1
vote
2answers
468 views

Dwarf Fortress: Kitchen/Brewing Stockpile “Remember to turn off prepared food.”…why?

So in the DF Wiki on the Workshops page it mentions to "Remember to turn off prepared food." on the stockpiles.....why exactly do we do that? Is this so the prepared food isn't broken down to be used ...
2
votes
0answers
125 views

Dwarf Fortress Monarchy

In my fort in Dwarf Fortress a fire breathing Forgotten Beast attacked and killed my king. I am still listed as a Mountainhome yet there is no monarch in the nobles screen. Even weirder, the queen ...
2
votes
2answers
243 views

Dwarf Fortress Iron [duplicate]

I have a new fortress that is coming along great. I have a axedwarf squad set up and armed with copper. I found a small vein of one stone that is used for smelting into iron. I don't think that the ...
4
votes
1answer
240 views

Dwarf Fortress Updating

What is the easiest way to get the newest version of Dwarf Fortress, without losing my current worlds and progress? Is this possible? I don't want to lose my current worlds.
3
votes
2answers
184 views

More Dwarves for my Fort

Im working on an above-ground fortress in Dwarf Fortress. I'm trying to kickstart grape farming, but i never seem to have enough dwarves to brew the grapes {brewing produces seeds, cooking doesn't} ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Short-lasting schools of anchovy, herring and hake after ocean thaws etc. : fish mechanics, speed?

This is a coastal embark because the waves and mist are real nice but the weather ended up being worst than expected and the ocean froze. This provided an opportunity to dig a 2x3 shaft through the ...
5
votes
2answers
451 views

Do you have to put containers or cabinets in a dormitory?

If you put containers or cabinets in a dormitory do dwarves even use or claim them? I know in barracks they do but what about dormitories?
3
votes
1answer
428 views

Dwarves not storing mugs in bins?

Top: Furniture Stockpile; Bottom: General Stockpile; My dwarves don't seem to be storing any of my mugs in my bins, the max bins i have designated is 35? I'm in version DF2014 v0.44.09
-3
votes
1answer
1k views

lazy newb pack wont start

DF window and process closing after TWBT %version% was printed in the console. I am using lazy newb pack, on my other laptop all working fine, so it's obviously laptop related problem. What kind of ...
4
votes
2answers
328 views

Bones are kept in the Butcher workshop

I am very new to Dwarf Fortress. I have been making liberal use of the Dwarf Fortress wiki, but I have not been able to solve the following issue: After butchering an animal, there are bones left in ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Dwarf Fortress mining designation not working

I've played Dwarf fortress in the past, and mining has worked. However, upon starting a new game, I've found that mining designations are not working. I am designating solid ground (not above the ...
7
votes
2answers
548 views

Getting rid of Buzzards

In my fortress, Buzzards are a pest and they always seem to find a way to get themselves caged. I would like to know if there is a way to kill them automatically (or at least without me having to ...
3
votes
1answer
243 views

What does “Auto Loom All Thread” do?

o (Orders) - W (Workshop Orders) - l (Auto Loom All Thread) What does it do? Does it automatically create cloth from all thread and yarn available?
6
votes
1answer
1k views

How to set a stockpile for only empty barrels?

I'm currently on a v40.24 of Dwarf Fortress, and I'm lost on all the possibilities on the stockpiles menus... My brewer is at the top level of my fortress, near the seeds and near my farm. But my ...
4
votes
1answer
188 views

How can I mass cage quickly?

When I have unpastured animals and I mass assign them to a pasture, there is a massive flurry of activity and the fortress goes into "pasture all the animals" mode. However when I do the same thing ...
6
votes
1answer
336 views

What's my dwarf mumbling about, it's not a material?

I have a children with a strange mood that keeps muttering about Duradkàs and my only question is... what in Armok is Duradkàs? I was thinking about a instrument, but u->m->q doesn't reveal that my ...
3
votes
2answers
476 views

Can the expedition leader also be a broker?

Supposedly the dwarf with the highest social skills becomes expedition leader on embark. I want to prepare the most competent broker I can before embarking, but this requires learning a lot of social ...
1
vote
2answers
294 views

How can I 'highlight' open space tiles?

I just noticed that there are several open space tiles on what otherwise appears to be flat ground (outside) on my fortress embark. Annoyingly, tho definitely funnily too, several of those tiles are ...
12
votes
1answer
378 views

What are my guests doing under water?

To the left of the screenshot, you can see some guests staying underwater. They have never moved since I noticed them, but the command k and v indicate that they are still alive. I thought they were ...
2
votes
2answers
443 views

How can I move rotting flesh from a garbage dump to a refuse pile?

I am in my first Dwarf Fortress game. (So far it's going okay. I'm wondering when the Fun starts.) I have a refuse pile located away from my main fortress. It is currently being used for normal ...
1
vote
1answer
300 views

What's the hunter labor in the DFHack 'manipulator' plugin?

In the manipulator plugin screen there's nothing labeled 'hunter'. What's the name of the labor for hunting? "Ambusher"?
3
votes
1answer
722 views

How do I get water from a well into my waterskin?

I figured out that I can use the well, then Lower the bucket, then use the well again, and then Raise the bucket. I'm guessing the bucket is full of water, but how do I fill my waterskin with the ...
9
votes
0answers
1k views

Why don't dwarves use bins in stockpiles?

In the Finished Goods Stockpile #30 below, I've set the Max Bin option to 260, but my dwarves are still not using bins to store the stone crafts, though I can see they have 156 free bins available ...
2
votes
1answer
158 views

Human caravan ignoring accessible Trade Depot

A human caravan just has entered and leaved my map, without even trying to get to my Trade Depot. No special announcements are issued at that time. I've checked Depot accessibility, and as you can see ...
6
votes
3answers
12k views

How do I install and play Dwarf Fortress on mac?

I've wanted to play DF for a while but I do not know how to install it. My computer is a MacBook Air and I run some form of the apple operating system. I am (evidently) not very good with computers ...
1
vote
1answer
184 views

Will a dwarf with a memorial slab still be buried in a coffin?

If I engrave a slab with a dead dwarf's name and build it, will other dwarves still fill up a coffin with the remains?
10
votes
1answer
350 views

What does the “nearby” trait do in the manager job conditions?

The new manager interface allows you to set conditions on repeating jobs. What qualifies an item with the "nearby" trait in the conditions?
3
votes
1answer
353 views

How do I make my dwarves smooth and round?

I want to use this font used by DF Wiki as a tileset. For example, dwarves should look like this: Smooth and round, instead of the bearded version in the default tileset, i.e. curses_800x600.png. I ...
2
votes
0answers
64 views

How to keep Dwarf Fortress running? [duplicate]

I think I've established a self-contained dwarf fortress, and want to see what it would become without my intervention. The problem is, Major announcements automatically stop the game, and I have to ...
2
votes
1answer
220 views

My livestock is missing: where to find them?

Recently I kept receiving announcements such as The Stray Donkey (Tame) has been missing for a week. At first I thought maybe they just strayed off, but I've lost six animals so far, and I think I'd ...
1
vote
0answers
972 views

How to enable TWBT for Spacefox graphic set in Dwarf Fortress?

After using Spacefox Graphic Set in Dwarf Fortress, text is displayed as graphic tiles(for example, idlers: 8 is shown as idlers<rocks> 8), but I want text to be text. There seems to be a ...
6
votes
1answer
584 views

How to recover dwarf corpses lying in a cavern lake?

My young army somehow managed to kill 1 cave crocodile and 12 troglodytes in a cavern, at the cost of 4 iron-blooded dwarf warriors. Great coffins have been built to let them rest in peace, and their ...