40d:World History file

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In Legends Mode, pressing p (Export Map/Gen information) will create three files in the root directory of DF, one of which is the World History file, named (save name)-world_history.txt.

File Breakdown[edit]

Below the history file will be explained in detail, using portions from an example file to show all of the possibilities.

World Name[edit]

At the top of the file is the World name, and nickname.

Ikuinenplaneetta
The Eternal Planet

Civilizations[edit]

The majority of the useful information in the history file exists within the civilizations, which follow immediately after the name. A short example civ is shown below, but the components will be viewed in detail afterwards.

Osmlo Udö
The Dimensions of Soul

The Fountain of Entrancing, Dwarves
 Worship List
  Rîsen the Silvery Merchants, deity: metals, minerals, jewels, wealth, trade
  Bufut, deity: fortresses, war, valor
  ók Crestoil the Walled Point, deity: mountains
  Rîthol Noblereigned, deity: rulership
  Som, deity: speech
  Bål the Whiteness of Blueness, deity: the dawn
  Lemis the Leopard of Roots, deity: animals, plants
  Inod, deity: boundaries
  Tílgil, deity: family, children
  Iden, deity: the rain
  Shadmal Sneaksecrets, deity: darkness
  Tesum, deity: thunder
 Ruler List
  [*] èrith Ringjewel (b.??? d. 22, Reign Began: 1), *** Original Line, Married (d. 99)
      4 Children -- Ages at death: 21 20 17 15
      Worshipped Bål the Whiteness of Blueness (61%)
  [*] Tekkud Honestpaint (b.5, Reign Began: 23), Inherited from father, Married (d. 91)
      10 Children -- Ages: 94 92 90 87 73 65 40 34 31 26
      Worships Bål the Whiteness of Blueness (72%)

Civ Name and Race[edit]

The Civ name is at the top of the section for each civ, along with the race of the civ.

The Fountain of Entrancing, Dwarves

Worship List[edit]

If the civ has any Deities or Forces they have ever worshipped then this section will exist, beginning with the text:

 Worship List

Each individual line refers to a different force or deity. First the deity name, then whether they are a "deity" or "force", and finally a list of the spheres they belong to, or control. Unlike .31.x versions, these spheres can sometimes be made up of two words, like "the rain"

  Rîsen the Silvery Merchants, deity: metals, minerals, jewels, wealth, trade

Ruler List[edit]

If the civ has had any rulers.

 Ruler List

Each individual ruler begins with the text

[*]

, and has two or three lines. Those are:

  [*] èrith Ringjewel (b.??? d. 22, Reign Began: 1), *** Original Line, Married (d. 99)
      4 Children -- Ages at death: 21 20 17 15
      Worshipped Bål the Whiteness of Blueness (61%)
  • Ruler Name and Life: [*] èrith Ringjewel (b.??? d. 22, Reign Began: 1), *** Original Line, Married (d. 99)
  • Ruler Children: 4 Children -- Ages at death: 21 20 17 15
  • Ruler Worship: Worshipped Bål the Whiteness of Blueness (61%)


Ruler Name and Life is made up of several pieces of information.

  • The rulers name: èrith Ringjewel
  • The rulers birth year: (b.???
    • This is represented as ??? if the ruler was born before history (before year 1).
    • If there is a year, there is no space between the "b." and the year. ex: (b.66
  • The rulers death year: d. 84
    • If the ruler hasn't died, this won't be listed.
    • There is a space between the "d." and the year.
  • The year the ruler's reign began: , Reign Began: 5),
  • How the Ruler acquired power, either by being the original ruler ( *** Original Line,), starting a new line ( *** New Line,), or by inheriting the position ( Inherited from )
  • If the position was inherited, it will list who they received it from. The possibilities:
    • Father - Inherited from father,
    • Mother - Inherited from mother,
    • Paternal Grandfather - Inherited from paternal grandfather,
    • Paternal Grandmother - Inherited from paternal grandmother,
    • Maternal Grandfather - Inherited from maternal grandfather,
    • Maternal Grandmother - Inherited from maternal grandmother,
    • Unknown - Inherited from, (this may only exist in .31.18. Not yet confirmed in 40d)
  • The marriage of this ruler. Either: Never Married or Married
  • If the ruler has married, and the spouse died, it'll list the year they died Married (d. 77)


Ruler Children is made up of several pieces of information about a ruler's children (if any)

  • Number of children: No Children, 1 Child or x Children, where "x" is the number of children >1
  • Number of outlived children, which is some number less than or equal to the number of children: (out-lived 9 of them) . If the ruler outlived none, then this part won't be given.
  • Ages (at death) of children. Listed with -- Ages at death: if the ruler has died, otherwise with -- Ages
    • It will list as "Ages" even if there was only one child.
  • The ages at death will be listed as numbers separated by spaces: (37 31 27 9), or if the child was outlived, with the year they died: ((d. 32) (d. 29) (d. 8))
    • There aren't always the right number of items in this list, at times some children ages might not be listed.
  • Ruler Worship gives information about the ruler's deity/force of worship, if they did not worship, this line won't exist.
  • Worship object name: Worshipped Bål the Whiteness of Blueness
  • Degree of worship: (61%)
    • Between 1% and 100% inclusive.