Dwarf Fortress game hotkeys

Dwarf Fortress controls

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 months ago
- Shortcuts
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+

Next option / Increase quantity

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-

Previous option / Decrease quantity

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*

Next page

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/

Previous page

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Next option

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Previous option

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Next column

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Previous column

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Page Up

Next page/screen

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Page Down

Previous page/screen

When it is possible to scroll the map while a menu is open, the arrow keys cannot be used to select menu options; instead, the +, -, *, and / keys are repurposed to allow selection from menus.
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F11

Toggle Fullscreen

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F1

Save World Parameters from creation screen

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F6

Load World Parameters from creation screen

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F1 + F9

Toggle selected biome while on embark map

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F9

Exit certain text menus (Fortress naming, Trade goods menu, ...)

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↑   Shift + F1

… to F8: Jump to bookmarked map point (Set via Hot keys menu)

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?

Help

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;

Movies / Stop Recording

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; then L

Load a Moving Record

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; then P

Play the Active Moving Record

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; then R

Start Recording (overwrites active record)

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; then S

Save the Active Moving Record

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Tab

Change mode (useful for enlarging Unreadable menus)

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Esc

Options

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Esc

Cancel

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⤶ Enter

Select

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Home

Move cursor / scroll map to northwest

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Move cursor / scroll map to north

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Page Up

Move cursor / scroll map to northeast

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Move cursor / scroll map to west

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Move cursor / scroll map to east

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End

Move cursor / scroll map to southwest

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Move cursor / scroll map to south

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Page Down

Move cursor / scroll map southeast

On the numeric keypad:
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Num 7

Move cursor / scroll map to northwest

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Num 8

Move cursor / scroll map to north

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Num 9

Move cursor / scroll map to northeast

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Num 4

Move cursor / scroll map to west

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Num 6

Move cursor / scroll map to east

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Num 1

Move cursor / scroll map to southwest

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Num 2

Move cursor / scroll map to south

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Num 3

Move cursor / scroll map southeast

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↑   Shift

Hold while pressing the above keys to move the cursor very rapidly

Note: Some users may experience "stuck keys" and other glitches unless Num Lock is off.
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>

Down a level (Z-Axis)

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<

Up a level (Z-Axis)

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Ctrl + 5

Down a level (Z-Axis)

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↑   Shift + 5

Up a level (Z-Axis)

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A

View announcements

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↑   Shift + A

Attack an adjacent creature / Change mode to wrestle

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B

Build / create site

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C

View companions

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↑   Shift + C

Combat preferences

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D

Drop an item

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D

Date/time

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E

Eat or drink something

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F

Fire a projectile

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G

Pick up an item

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H

Hold or hang from something (to climb)

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I

Inventory

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↑   Shift + I

Interact with an object in an advanced way

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J

Jump. Sprint in movement options S to run and jump

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K

Talk to somebody

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↑   Shift + K

Display nearby tracks

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Alt + K

Display information for freshest track

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L

Look around

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↑   Shift + L

Search the nearby area very carefully

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M

Change movement preferences (e.g. swimming)

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O

Show strongest odor

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↑   Shift + O

Display odor information

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P

Put an item in a container

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P

Temperature

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Q

Holster/Unholster held weapons or items

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↑   Shift + Q

Adventure log

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R

Remove an item you are wearing or from a container

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S

Stand or lie down

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↑   Shift + S

Sneak/speed

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T

Throw an item

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T

Travel

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U

Interact with a building, furniture or mechanism

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V

Center screen on adventurer

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W

Wear an item

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↑   Shift + W

Weather

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X

Create an object or butcher a corpse

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Y

Yield

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Z

Status

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↑   Shift + Z

Sleep

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⤶ Enter

Advance/clear messages

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.

Wait for ten instants (a normal step)

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,

Wait for one instant

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<

Move into/out of tunnel.

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or >
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C

Start/stop cloud viewing

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D

Visit location

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H

Display/hide instructions

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M

Display/hide map

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↑   Shift + K

Display tracks/odor

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↑   Shift + Q

Adventure log

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S

Sneak

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↑   Shift + Z

Sleep

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A

View Announcements

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B

Site a Building

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C

View Civilizations

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D

Designations

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↑   Shift + D

Trade depot access (appears when depot is built)

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H

Hauling

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↑   Shift + H

Hotkeys

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I

Zones

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J

Job List

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↑   Shift + K

Look Around

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L

Locations and Occupations

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↑   Shift + L

Artifacts (and written codices/scrolls) (not available until an artifact is made or a codex/scroll is written in the fortress)

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M

Military

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N

Nobles and Administrators

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O

Set Orders and Options

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P

Stockpiles

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Q

Set Building Tasks/Prefs

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R

View Reports

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↑   Shift + R

View Rooms/Buildings

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T

View Items in Buildings

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U

Units list

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V

View Units

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W

Burrows

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X

Squads

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Z

Status

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Space

Pause/Resume

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Tab

Move Menu/Map

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.

Advance time by one-step (while paused)

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A

Armor stand

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↑   Shift + A

Archery target

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B

Bed

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↑   Shift + B

Vertical bars

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Alt + B

Floor bars

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C

Seat

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↑   Shift + C

Wall/Floor/Stairs (Construction, "Rewall")

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↑   Shift + C then D

Down stair

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↑   Shift + C then F

Floor

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↑   Shift + C then ↑   Shift + F

Fortification

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↑   Shift + C then R

Ramp

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↑   Shift + C then ↑   Shift + T

Track

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↑   Shift + C then U

Up stair

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↑   Shift + C then W

Wall

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↑   Shift + C then X

Up/down stair

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D

Door

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↑   Shift + D

Trade depot

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E

Furnaces

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E then G

Glass furnace

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E then K

Kiln

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E then S

Smelter

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E then W

Wood furnace

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F

Cabinet (personal clothing storage)

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G

Bridge

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↑   Shift + G

Floor grate

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H

Container (personal objects storage)

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↑   Shift + H

Wall grate

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I

Siege engines

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I then B

Ballista

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I then C

Catapult

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J

Cage

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K

Kennels

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L

Well

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M

Animal trap

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↑   Shift + M

Machine components

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↑   Shift + M then G

Gear assembly

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↑   Shift + M then H

Horizontal axle

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↑   Shift + M then M

Windmill

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↑   Shift + M then S

Screw pump

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↑   Shift + M then V

Vertical axle

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↑   Shift + M then W

Water wheel

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N

Burial receptacle

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O

Paved road

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O

Dirt road

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P

Farm plot

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R

Weapon rack

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S

Statue

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S

Support

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T

Table

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↑   Shift + T

Traps/Levers

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↑   Shift + T then C

Cage trap

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↑   Shift + T then L

Lever

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↑   Shift + T then P

Pressure plate

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↑   Shift + T then S

Stone-fall trap

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↑   Shift + T then ↑   Shift + S

Upright spear/spike

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↑   Shift + T then W

Weapon trap

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V

Restraint

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W

Workshops

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W then A

Alchemist's laboratory

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W then B

Bowyer's workshop

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W then C

Carpenter's workshop

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W then D

Dyer's shop

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W then E

Leather works

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W then F

Metalsmith's forge

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W then H

Fishery

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W then J

Jeweler's workshop

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W then K

Clothier's shop

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W then L

Still

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W then M

Mason's workshop

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W then ↑   Shift + M

Millstone

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W then N

Tanner's shop

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W then O

Loom

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W then Q

Quern

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W then R

Craftsdwarf's workshop

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W then S

Siege workshop

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W then T

Mechanic's workshop

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W then U

Butcher's shop

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W then W

Farmer's workshop

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W then Y

Ashery

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W then Z

Kitchen

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W

Wall grate

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X

Floodgate

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Y

Glass window

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Y

Gem window

Size/Direction
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U

Increase height / North orientation

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H

Decrease width / West orientation

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K

Increase width / East orientation

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M

Decrease height / South orientation

Orientation (Bridge)
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W

Raise up

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A

Raise left

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S

Retract

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D

Raise right

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X

Raise down

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A

Carve fortifications

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B then C

Reclaim items/buildings

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B then F

Forbid items/buildings

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B then M

Melt Items

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B then ↑   Shift + M

Remove Melt

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B then D

Dump Items

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B then ↑   Shift + D

Remove Dump

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B then H

Hide items/buildings

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B then ↑   Shift + H

Unhide items/buildings

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D

Mine

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E

Engrave stone

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H

Channel

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I

Up/down stairway

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J

Downward stairway

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N

Remove construction

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O

Set traffic areas

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P

Gather plants

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R

Upward ramp

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S

Smooth stone

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T

Chop down trees

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↑   Shift + T

Carve tracks

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U

Upward stairway

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V

Toggle engravings

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X

Remove designation

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Z

Remove up stairs/ramps


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Program information

Program name: Dwarf Fortress Dwarf Fortress (Games)

Dwarf Fortress is a construction and management game developed by Bay 12 Games. It is a text-based and open-ended game with no main objectives. Dwarf Fortress was released in August 2006.

Web page: http://www.bay12games.com/dwar...

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