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This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

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A location is either a hospital, library, tavern, temple, or guildhall. They are viewed from the Places menu (Ui P.pngP) under the "Locations" tab.

A location is designated by setting up an activity zone and then going into the 'Assign location' submenu from the zone selection (Ui z.pngz, select a zone, click the plus button). This allows you to set the type of location you want. Once a location is set, you can select the details button (magnifying glass) and it will contain information on that particular location, such as the restrictions and items contained. You can use this menu to restrict access from visitors or to retire the location. A location can have citizens with the appropriate occupation, which you set. You can also set the maximum number of items of a certain type. An occupation does not stop citizens from doing other jobs.

Some rooms can be assigned to locations to aid in the function of that location (for example, beds for taverns). Locations that require a dance floor will measure the amount of space available from a continuous uninterrupted rectangle. It will not consider free space between built furniture such as instruments, chairs, and tables, no matter how much there is. It's therefore optimal to build furniture in the tavern and temple such that they are all along the edges of the room or arranged in a sort of block. Designating a location exposed to outside tiles can be an effective way to prevent cave adaptation. It's not known if using the same area as a barracks would limit dance floor use. Doing this can be Fun if there is evil rain or clouds around (bridges cannot be used because they would make a tile always inside, retracted or raised or not). Creating a location seems to be important to be able to claim a site in adventure mode.

Creatures Ui u.pngu
Tasks Ui t.pngt
Places Ui P.pngP
Labor Ui y.pngy
Work orders Ui o.pngo
Nobles and Administrators Ui n.pngn
Objects Ui O.pngO
Justice Ui j.pngj