How To Fill Holes and Gaps in Dwarf Fortress


One of the biggest problems of Dwarf Fortress is that every click in this video game causes action. Digging a big hole just in the middle of the world is probably the most widespread misclick in the game. Read this guide, and you will find out how to fill holes and gaps in Dwarf Fortress. There is no time to lose. Let’s get started!

Filling Holes and Gaps in Dwarf Fortress

If you dig the hole with stone or earth, it is impossible to refill the space with the same natural materials. The only option is to use alternative ways to fill holes in Dwarf Fortress. Unfortunately, both of them require pretty much effort. And if you want to fill a significant hole, you will spend a lot of time and resources doing it. Continue reading the guide. Below, you will find both ways to fill a hole in Dwarf Fortress.

Use Obsidian

Using Obsidian is the fastest way to fill any hole in Dwarf Fortress. First, you should flood the required area with lava. After that, gradually cover the lava with water. This way, you will fill even the most significant hole in a few minutes.

Related: How to Remove Walls and Floors in Dwarf Fortress

Use Stone

Using stone is a cheaper but still pretty effective way to fill holes in Dwarf Fortress. You only need to drop a significant layer of stone on the spot you want to fill. Even though technically it sounds pretty easy, doing it is not the most straightforward thing in Dwarf Fortress.

In conclusion, the best ways to fill holes and gaps in Dwarf Fortress are using Obsidian and Stone. Also, you can use B C W buttons to make artificial walls, but this way appears too inaccurate. There will be significant gaps between the hole and the ground. Also, make sure to read our guide on how to cancel digs in Dwarf Fortress.

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