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How can I move specific objects?
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:35:04 pm »

I have deer corpses in the woods that are too far away for my butcher.


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Re: How can I move specific objects?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 12:50:25 pm »

Press 'o' - this will bring up the orders list. Press 'r' to get to the refuse list. From there, push 'o' and your dwarves will now collect refuse from outside, which is what those corpses are. After that, you can designate vermin remains for disposal also, but you probably don't want to - they're off by default for a reason.

From that, the carcasses should be moved to a refuse stockpile near your butcher. If not, you can designate each for dumping - 'k' over them and push 'd' or use the command d-b-d for mass dumping. Set up a garbage zone with an 'i' zone and then key over it, make it 'g' for a garbage dump. This zone only has to be one wide, they'll all get stacked in the same square. Make sure this zone is close to your butchery, and that all other garbage zones are removed or undesignated. After they're dropped off, unforbid them by 'k' over them and 'f' or d-b-c for mass reclaim.

In short, allow your dwarves to pick up outside refuse and then dump the corpses near your butchery.