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How to find out who the initial dwarves were

How do you find out who the initial 7 dwarves were in Fortress mode? Is there a way to get a list of when each dwarves arrived or is it more simple to go in Legends mode?
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Display sidebar at bottom of window

Is there some way of having the sidebar (menu, keyboard shortcuts, map) on the bottom of the window? I'd also be happy to use secondary sources such as mods etc.
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What's the most efficient way of training the skills of a captured ettin?

My fortress has recently captured an ettin, and I would like to turn him into an unstoppable killing machine whom I want to use to dispose of captured goblins and other non-tameable creatures. The ...
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Is there a way to check which regions are reanimating without embarking in them?

The search for perfectly !!Fun!! region in Dwarf Fortress can be cumbersome, as many evil regions do not have zombies. Are there any methods/utilities which allow to check which regions of the given ...
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What, if anything, happens to a vampire who is prevented from drinking blood?

Lets say I have a vampire in my fort, and I know who it is. If I seal him away in solitary confinement somewhere such that he has no available victims, what will happen to him? Does he die of thirst?...
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Can DFHACK saved stockpile settings be safely used in different worlds?

One of the features that the DFHACK mod adds to Dwarf Fortress is the ability to save stockpile settings and load them into a different stockpile, which is much faster than repeating the workflow of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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