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Dwarf Fortress Wiki

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The Dwarf Fortress Wiki is a free-access, free-content Dwarf Fortress wiki, supported and hosted by some guy called Briess Emi and Lethosor. Those who have created an account on the site can edit most of its articles. The Dwarf Fortress Wiki is ranked among the ten most popular Dwarf Fortress-related websitesa, and constitutes the Internet's largest and most popular Dwarf Fortress referenceb.

It launched on October 29, 2007, and has 10,039 articles.

The hosting costs for the wiki have generously been provided by Kitfox Games since November 2022.


40d era

Briess launched the Dwarf Fortress Wiki on October 29, 2007.

v0.31 era

A new version of the wiki was cloned for the 2010 release. It appears that the 23a version of the wiki was retroactively created during this time.

v0.34 era

A new version of the wiki was cloned for the 2012 release.

DF2014 era

A new version of the wiki was cloned for the 2014 release. This is the most recent version.

Policies and laws

The Dwarf Fortress wiki has its policies in the form of a list of rules. Each rule begins with one letter of the alphabet.


There are a few administrators that keep some order.


The Dwarf Fortress Wiki has 38,274 registered editors, and 15 active editors. An editor is considered active if they make one or more edits in said month.


Software operations and support

The operation of the Dwarf Fortress Wiki depends on MediaWiki, a custom-made, free and open source wiki software platform written in PHP and built upon the MySQL database system.

Hardware operations and support

Go ask Briess.

Content licensing

All editors publish their contributions under GNU Free Documentation License and the MIT License. This doesn't include images, which are tagged with individual licenses.

The wiki contains also content from Dwarf Fortress, including its game files. The copyright to such content is held by: "Copyright (c) 2002-2024. All rights are retained by Tarn Adams"



A lot of people playing Dwarf Fortress use the Dwarf Fortress Wiki.

Sister projects

A few different wikis in other languages have popped up:


a. Probably.
b. Almost certainly.