Here are third party applications useful for Dwarf Fortress players and modders.
 Dwarf Fortress filesharing services
The Dwarf Fortress File Upload Service - an excellent place to store mods, community games, tilesets and other files. Courtesy of Janus; for files related to Dwarf Fortress only.
The Dwarf Fortress Map Archive is a large collection of user-submitted maps and a nice flash viewer for perusing them. Maps are uploaded, stored, and downloaded in a special compressed format created by the DF Map Compressor (see below).
 3D Visualizers
Fortress Overseer has been the only 3d visualizer since DF 2010, It has been completely rewritten and is currently updated to support DF 2012 (currently supporting versions 34.07 and 31.25).
Read more on the bay 12 forum post
 Music and Sounds
SoundSense is a tool that parses game logs and reacts to game events with sound effects, incidental music and dwarfy comments.
 Interface tools
A collection of DFHack plugins that improve the in-game interface with features such as:
- Search function in screens with big lists.
- Ability to place furniture before it's built and have it automatically allocated when available.
- Ability to place constructions with box select (like laying designations), including easier material selection and open space placement (without having to wait till adjacent constructions are built).
- Easier pasturing, live happiness monitor, mouse support, stocks dashboard.
 Game manipulation tools
Dwarf Therapist gives you an advanced GUI to manage and check dwarf job allocations, military assignments (40d), statistics (such as attributes, personality traits and happiness), plus sort dwarves by various criteria (eg. profession, migration wave, happiness, number of assigned jobs etc.) and generally manage the Dwarven Resources of your fortress in a very convenient way.
Version 0.6.12 is out. This version supports DF builds up to 0.34.02 by default, but with the auto-update it supports up to 0.34.10.
Read the full changelog here: http://code.google.com/p/dwarftherapist/source/browse/CHANGELOG.txt
Discussion on Bay 12 Games forums: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=66525
 For Mac users
A DT version for natively running it on OSX is in the works by DwarfEngineeer and beta versions compatible with 34.03+ are now available on the dwarftherapist downloads page. A mac version of this utility (built by ghalidrim) is outdated and is compatible with DF version 31.25. It is free for download at the DF file depot. It is also possible to use DT with the latest version of DF by using
 Dwarf Therapist and Dwarf Fortress on Mac using Wine
- Download latest windows versions DF and DT.
- Download winebottler http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/. It should also download wine. Launch them both.
- Click the Wine icon on your taskbar and find Change Prefix.
- From there, create a prefix (it may auto-detect some other games and create prefixes for them, don't bother with that) in a convenient directory, call it 'generic' or something.
- Click Change Prefix again after it's done configuring and make sure Wine is using that one.
- Move DF and DT to the Program Files associated with the *general* prefix. DT won't find any running versions of DF otherwise. Mine was located in *username*/documents/generic/drive_c/program files.
- When launching DF and DT a small window pops up asking which prefix you want to use, choose general.
- Strike the earth.
If Dwarf Therapist in Wine starts running slow or gets really laggy, find it's preference file, "Dwarf Therapist.ini," and trash it. It is located in *username*/documents/generic/drive_c/users/*usernameagain*/application data/UDP Software/. If you are using MacNewbie, it is located in "~/.config/UDP Software/".
 Splinterz Fork
This is a fork from the original DwarfTherapist made by user Splinterz: http://code.google.com/r/splintermind-attributes/
This version contains the "labor optimizer" semi-automatic labor management system. As of 2013-04-21 has only been released for Windows and Linux, with no builds for OS X
 Dwarf Builder (OSX)
"Dwarf Builder" for OS X is also available. It contains a working version of Dwarf Therapist, which can be created using "Build Dwarf Therapist" (or DT).
DFHack is an advanced Dwarf Fortress memory access library and a set of tools and scripts using this library, providing direct object-oriented access to Dwarf Fortress's internals as if it were compiled into the game itself. Releases support versions up through 0.34.11 (as of June 22nd, 2012). Runs on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.
DFHack has an official forum thread.
Code and binary releases are available from the Github site.
 Fortress layout tools
DF Designator helps you build fortresses from either image files or Quickfort .CSV files. It also has a user interface that allows you to assign hotkeys to blueprints and to combine blueprints in multi z-level designs. Windows, Mac and Linux versions are available.
Quickfort is an AutoHotkey-based utility for Dwarf Fortress that helps you build fortresses from "blueprint" .CSV files (comma separated values). These files are easily created and edited in an app like Excel. Most building-oriented DF commands are supported through the use of multiple .CSV files to describe the different phases of DF construction (designation, building, stockpiles, and making adjustments. Also see Quickfort Community Blueprints.
 Modding tools
 Raw tile tools
 World Map / World Gen Tools
requires an additional (tiny) download to be funtional for current versions (34.#): http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5491 . generate worlds to your liking easier or faster than df's ingame map maker. easy access to world settings too to modify. forum thread
 Dwarf Fortress World Generator
Exita is a python program that takes your DF world map exports and dump them into several different text outputs.
Raw files manager.
Allows browsing legends easily.
A commonly-used software bundle with a nice launcher. Allows to start playing DF really quickly on a new machine - no need to download and integrate common tilesets and tools like Dwarf Therapist, SoundSense, etc...
 Tools under development
The tools listed below are under development for DF 2012, but cannot perform the task they are intended for at this time.
DFMAP(Title subject to change) Is a tool currently under development by the Authors Kabookie(Art Direction) and Neo Kabuto(Programming) That will take the RAW files of your currently generated map and turn them into beautiful renditions of ancient maps. The project should be completed the first quarter of 2013. For any information contact us at: [email protected]/