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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.

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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 "...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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jumping cursor in dwarf fortress mode

tl;dr How to stop cursor from shifting unexpectedly when moving through menu items using - or = in my laptop. Cursor jumps away a few tiles and the menu is lost. Hi people, new player here. I am ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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"?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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General strategy on porting data/save to different versions of DF

The latest (unofficial) version of Dwarf Therapist only supports Dwarf Fortress versions lower than or equal to v0.43.03, while I'm playing v0.43.05, so I tried to downgrade my DF. However, after ...
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How to run dwarf fortress on mac

I just downloaded both of the newest versions of dwarf fortress for mac onto my 2008 Imac from the Bay 12 Games website and an application I didn't even know existed called Archive Utility expanded it ...
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How do I prevent dwarves from eating in my library?

I've just finished setting up a small library so my dwarves can appreciate the works of talented writers and scholars, but many of the chairs and tables are used by hungry dwarves looking for a place ...
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An inn/tavern with no innkeeper built inside a cavern with access outside the fortress walls: NPC behavior, impact?

Left hand side: From an entrance outside the fortress walls, in the caverns, (1) an inn/tavern location, followed by a (2) passage to a (3) temple location. Right hand side: some events/interactions ...
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How can I get my Dwarves to use wheelbarrows to haul building material?

I'm building a stone structure far away from my stone stockpile. When the dwarves are hauling stone to the structure, they get incredibly slow. How can I get them to use wheelbarrows to haul this ...
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Building one directional valve

Is it possible to build check valve in dwarf fortress(fortress mode)? If yes, then explain with picture. I want flow of water to be unidirectional. preventing any back flow.
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Is there a way for player to activate mechanisms *directly*?

As any dwarf engineer knows, all activable mechanisms must have some sort of a trigger - be it manual dwarf labor for lever pulling or creature/minecart/liquid presence for pressure plates. However, ...