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Are altars able to spread crimson/corruption?
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The altars do not spread corruption, unless you break them. When you break them they cause a small amount of corruption(or hallow) to appear randomly on the map somewhere. Starting hardmode however ...

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My woodworker is ignoring my woodpile
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15 votes

Given the information you have here there are several possibilities: The distance estimation to resources doesn't take intervening walls etc. into account. So If this is just a few z-levels below the ...

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What are the properties of the unidentified elements, Θ Ω Σ and Δ?
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A Fission laser produces these results when fed the extra atoms in the ResearchNet sandbox mode. Θ → Fm 100 x2 Ω → Md 101 + Fm 100 Σ → Md 101 x2 Δ → Md 101 + No 102 This implies that the elements ...

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Dwarf fortress without cats
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10 votes

If you can get them (usually by trading with elves), Peregrin Falcons make an excellent cat replacement. From the wiki article, Peregrin Falcon, they don't adopt owners, do hunt vermin, and as birds ...

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Can anyone explain what makes ramps usable in Dwarf Fortress?
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Ramps can be somewhat counter intuitive. Here is my understanding of how they work. A unit is standing in the ramp square. It is on the lower level. It has the option to move to one of the adjacent ...

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Is there any way I can avoid death by FPS in Dwarf Fortress?
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Most of this advice comes from the wiki page on improving framerate. Some of it unfortunately requires pre-action, before your current point. A number of things can impact framerate. Flowing water ...

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Dwarves Are Not Cleaning Up Corpses and Vomit
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There are a few possibilities I can think of. First is the most likely. In the standing work orders. Are dwarves set to ignore outside refuse? This can be checked from the (o)rders -> (r)efuse menu. ...

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Why cant I trade my crafts?
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The screen for selecting items to bring to the depot does not allow you to pull items out of bins. It looks like all of your crafts are stored in a bin. If you bring that bin to the trade depot it ...

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Would there be any benefits, or repercussions, of exposing my population to a constant rain of blood?
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There are unlikely to be many benefits, beyond the bragging rights. There would however be several minor drawbacks. While the blood itself doesn't cause bad thoughts (unless it's from an evil biome ...

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How can I survive after genociding my species?
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According to the wiki the only way to survive genociding your own race/role is to already be polymorphed into something else and never change back. Nothing else will save you, and if you do change ...

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Finding the chest on a sky island
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That is indeed unusual. I have never seen a sky island that was not a lake and didn't have a house on it. I cannot say if it is a bug or not. The wiki page on floating islands would also imply that ...

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What are the proper stockpile settings for a butcher shop?
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There are two stockpiles that the end products of a butcher shop feed into. These are food and refuse stockpiles. While it is possible to specify individually every item allowed into your stockpile, ...

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Is there any reason not to empty my bank account?
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Yes. If you are carrying money and lose to a monster, you lose about half of the money you are carrying. The money that is in your bank account however is safe. As long as you aren't going to be ...

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Do all the levels in Nethack get generated at Start or are they generated as they are reached?
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I have done far more experimenting with Wizard mode and save-scumming than I really ought to have. I can say with reasonable certainty that the Dungeon branches, are determined at game start, ...

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Is there an auto update for the GoG Galaxy Client?
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The GoG team have marked the "Auto update galaxy client" wish as completed. The wish-list can be found at here. This strongly implies that it does indeed have the ability to auto update itself.

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How can I tell if a 1x1 bridge is raised?
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This is actually a problem for all bridges of length 1. The lever state cannot be relied upon to indicate the bridge state, especially if two or more levers (or other mechanisms) control the bridge. ...

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In Nethack, how exactly do containers stack?
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There is a page with many more answers on the wiki. I will answer the questions I see directly as well. There is danger is stacking bags of holding with certain other things. The bag of holding is ...

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How to make dwarves fill a far stockpile?
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Philipp's answer is a good general purpose answer for debugging stockpiles. In this case however, I believe that none of the options mentioned in it are the problem. My belief comes from the final ...

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Disconnect Bridge From Lever
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It is necessary to deconstruct one of the devices in the set. Generally you would then rebuild it. When you deconstruct either a bridge or a lever in a pair that are connected, the connection is ...

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Menu selector is impossible to distinguish by colour
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Okay, it has been suggested that I post an answer detailing how to change the colors.txt file. It's not the solution people really want, but it is the solution available. The first step is to find ...

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Which is the best weapon against common invaders / unwanted visitors in dwarf fortress?
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I will mention other concerns in parentheses, as they may be useful later. The wiki article on weapons has something to say about this. For unarmored squishy types bladed weapons are best, and for ...

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How to keep dwarves inside mountain even when not under attack
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The dwarves gravitate to the wagon because it is a fall back meeting area. If you make any other meeting areas then they will congregate at those instead of the wagon. They will still split themselves ...

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Dwarves stuck underground?
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There are two simple ways. One is to dig an upward staircase just below the surface and a downward staircase on the surface tile above. Surface ---\--- Layer 1 ___X### Where -- is the ground, X is ...

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How to move stagnant water?
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Tunnels. dig tunnels to drain them all into an underground cistern. You have two concerns here, pressure and stagnancy. Pressure can be stopped using a diagonal gap, the way I fix stagnant water is ...

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If you beat the Wall of Flesh once and you do it again in the same world will it take you to another difficulty mode?
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No, there is only one difficulty transition you can make. Beating the Wall of Flesh again will not change anything further. In fact this is a general characteristic of all Bosses. The game only cares ...

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How to drain water from the caverns?
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As you have surmised it is helpful to block off the water sources at the edge of the map before you can drain the caverns. There are a few options available to do that. Magma is certainly one of them. ...

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Will trees (trunks) ever consume in magma and how much do they need to be submerged in for that to happen?
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My testing in the object testing arena shows that parts of a tree above the first z-level will burn easily in magma of any depth, and the fire will burn everything above the first z-level, but there ...

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Which update for terraria was Duke Fishron introduced?
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According to the wiki he was introduced in 1.2.4. However he is indeed PC only, so this is potentially of not much use to you given the terraria-console tag.

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Can I break Lihzahrd Brick with any other pickaxe than Picksaw?
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The only pickaxes that can break Lihzard Brick are the picksaw, the laser drill, and the luminite pickaxes. All of them require that you have defeated the Golem to acquire. The Golem is the boss found ...

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What else give almost 100% discount/Rebate?
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While your question is not entirely clear, the wiki article you linked to, and my own experience agree on how the workshop/engineer economic savings works. There are two factors in play here. The ...

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