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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 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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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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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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Dwarves not drinking booze in barrels right next to them

My current fortress is on year 3 or 4 since my embark. My dwarves recently all started showing thirsty symbols (blue down arrow), and I don't know why they won't drink. The thirsty dwarves include ...
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Too many hauling routes

Playing a succession game with my brother. After 10 Dorfyears or so, the amount of hauling routes has become a bit unmanageable. Does anyone know of a convenient way to locate the routes / stops, so I ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to set up MasterWork Dwarf Fortress on Linux?

What is the best way to set up MasterWork Dwarf Fortress on Linux? Some pages suggest to run Masterwork Dwarf Fortress.exe via Wine. Others to run on other Win computer and then copy some files to ...
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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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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 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 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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Why aren't my dwarfs doing archery training?

So I have been trying to follow this guide (also on the wiki) to get my marksdorfs to do some archery training, but haven't had much luck. I uploaded my save here so you can see the issue. My ...
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Dwarves sleeping on floor in dormitory

I have a bedroom designated as a dormitory in my dwarves' fortress. The room has 7 beds, none of them assigned to anyone. Yet everyone is sleeping on the floor. In fact, at this time, there are seven ...
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I can't use shift key in dwarf fortress

It just ignores it. If I press shift+'key', it just does whatever 'key' on it's own is. For instance, when I started playing, I couldn't go up or down levels (shift+> and shift+<), but I can use ...
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Generating lots of Necromancer Towers

I miss the old bug where you'd get like 20 necromancer towers on a map. I understand that getting that many might not be possible anymore, but I'd love to see how far I can push. I tried tinkering ...
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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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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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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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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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Dwarf fortress crash Unexpectedly

Months ago I tried to Preventing climbers into fortress by building fort as shown in link. At start It felt that this is good idea. I started to construct fort. when I completed the work about halfway,...
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Where are dangerous wild animals in Untamed Wilds?

Whenever I deploy in Untamed Wilds, even single dwarves can hunt freely with almost no danger. Sometimes there are stray bears, but mostly it's just elephants. What I want is a map which is not evil (...