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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 ...
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What Num in Num 0/X when building mean?

When building workshops, and selecting the material to build the workshop from (if thats even, what I am selecting?!), first I was assuming the num 0/X was designating how many pieces of that ...
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Dwarf Fortress channel for ceiling

I am just below a river, how do I channel the roof of this ceiling so I can add a flood gate to flood (I think I can add those to a lever), and then clear a few tunnels? My goal is to make a trap ...
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Why is my dwarf in a fey mood but not claiming a workshop?

One of my dorfs is in a strange mood, and she refuses to leave her room... I'm a very new DF player so I know she wants something, but am unsure as to WHAT they want... I know a fey mood usually ...
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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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Export/Acess Dwarf-Fortress Region for “Armok Vision”-like app

Could someone point me in the right direction were to find, export or access dwarf-fortress region/fort data. I intend to do something similar than "Armok Vision". Some nested array-data structure ...
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Where is the mud in my bathhouse coming from?

I've been building a bathhouse in my fortress so my dwarves can clean themselves without leaving the fortress, train their swimming and get happy thoughts from mist. I decided to use an aquifer as ...
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How to change color of mouse-over tile identifier in UI?

When you mouse-over (or otherwise place the cursor over) tiles, the UI identifies them in an extremely dark blue-on-black that is impossible for me to read. For example, to identify trunk pillar or ...
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How to edit existing activity zones in dwarf fortress?

I have a pasture that I want to assign more animals to. I assume there must be a way to do this without deleting the pasture and creating a new one, but I really can't figure out how to do it.
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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 ...
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How can I prevent my dwarfs from moving the barrel full of drink mats?

One of my difficulties with DF is the need to constantly produce drinks. The main reason this is a difficulty is because my still constantly cancels producing drinks, complaining that it doesnt have ...
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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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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......
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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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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 letters,...
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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'...
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Where are the flies coming from?

I've just started playing Dwarf Fortress, and I'm noticing that at least 75% of my population (now 46 dwarfs) are complaining about flies. I don't see them anywhere, although I do at one point ...
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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 ...
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Are Rivers and Aquifers guaranteed to come together in Dwarf Fortress?

I've been interested in Dwarf Fortress, so I decided to start playing with it. It has a reputation for being quite difficult, so I decided to find a tutorial. Every tutorial I found recommended to ...
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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 ...
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Can people have all their blood drained without vampires?

I've found a few people in my fort completely drained of blood. Does this mean that I have a vampire among my dwarves or is there another way for this to happen like bleeding out or just remaining ...
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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 ...
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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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Child went berserk — how to neutralize her?

Child "withdraws from society..." but does not claim any workshop. Finally she went berserk and is already punching some guy. I have two dogs, but how do I command them to hug her?
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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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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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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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How To Inventory a Stockpile?

Is there a way to see all the contents of a stockpile in Dwarf Fortress? I'd like to get an inventory of my Metal Bar stock.
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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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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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Zoom out/in in Dwarf Fortress during gameplay

Is it possible to zoom out/in during gameplay in DF and not through altering the init.txt file and reloading the game?
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How can I handle werebeasts early on?

I've been playing Dwarf Fortress for a while now, and I've built 3 fortresses. Every time it's the same - I get to around 4 months in, a werebeast shows up, infects/kills my dwarves, then I wait. The ...
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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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How to apply a useful uniform to my human mercenaries?

Now that I can get mercenaries in my military as meat shields suicide a spearhead squad, I need them to be able to receive some blows and not die. That's fine for dorfs mercs, but if I assign the ...
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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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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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What to do when you really don't find metal ore

In one of my games, I can't seem to find metallic ore. I've dug to the -20 floor, hit 2 caverns, and I've dug horizontally and vertically to. Some of the stuff you usually build from metal can be ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I make Dwarf Fortress easier?

What configuration options can I change to make Dwarf Fortress easier to play?
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How do different types of weapons compare in Dwarf Fortress?

How do different types of weapons compare? For example, is sword better than a mace, or are they different somehow?
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Can I limit my Masons to using *only* Microcline?

I started a new fort today, and the little OCD voice in the back of my head started screaming -- "you know what would be great? To make all the doors in this fort out of microcline!" Is there an easy ...
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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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Can I predict where the werecreatures will spawn?

I have mixed feelings about invaders. On one hand, I like goblin invasions, because I can loot their equipment for iron, and also because I can try various fun tactics (e.g. cages). On the other hand, ...
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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 ...