Tags: adventure | fort | armok | map

Command: tiletypes

Paints tiles of specified types onto the map.

Command: tiletypes-command

Run tiletypes commands.

Command: tiletypes-here

Paint map tiles starting from the cursor.

Command: tiletypes-here-point

Paint the map tile under the cursor.

You can use the probe command to discover properties of existing tiles that you’d like to copy. If you accidentally paint over a vein that you want back, fixveins may help.

The tool works with a brush, a filter, and a paint specification. The brush determines the shape of the area to affect, the filter selects which tiles to affect, and the paint specification determines how to affect those tiles.

Both paint and filter can have many different properties, like general shape (WALL, FLOOR, etc.), general material (SOIL, STONE, MINERAL, etc.), specific materials (MICROCLINE, MARBLE, etc.), state of ‘designated’, ‘hidden’, and ‘light’ flags, and many others.



Start the interactive terminal prompt where you can iteratively modify the brush, filter, and paint specification and get help on syntax elements. When in the interactive prompt, type quit to get out.

tiletypes-command <command> [; <command> ...]

Run tiletypes commands from outside the interactive prompt. You can use this form from hotkeys or dfhack-run to set specific tiletypes properties. You can run multiple commands on one line by separating them with ; – that’s a semicolon with a space on either side. See the Commands section below for an overview of commands you can run.

tiletypes-here [<options>]

Apply the current options set in tiletypes and/or tiletypes-command at the in-game cursor position, including the brush. Can be used from a hotkey.

tiletypes-here-point [<options>]

Apply the current options set in tiletypes and/or tiletypes-command at the in-game cursor position to a single tile (ignoring brush settings). Can be used from a hotkey.


tiletypes-command filter material STONE ; f shape WALL ; paint shape FLOOR

Turn all stone walls into floors, preserving the material.

tiletypes-command p any ; p s wall ; p sp normal

Clear the paint specification and set it to unsmoothed walls.

tiletypes-command f any ; p stone marble ; p sh wall ; p sp normal ; r 10 10

Prepare to paint a 10x10 area of marble walls, ready for harvesting for flux.

tiletypes-command f any ; f designated 1 ; p any ; p hidden 0 ; block ; run

Set the filter to match designated tiles, the paint specification to unhide them, and the brush to cover all tiles in the current block. Then run itThis is useful for unhiding tiles you wish to dig out of an aquifer so the game doesn’t pause and undesignate adjacent tiles every time a new damp tile is “discovered”.


-c, --cursor <x>,<y>,<z>

Use the specified map coordinates instead of the current cursor position. If this option is specified, then an active game map cursor is not necessary.

-q, --quiet

Suppress non-error status output.


Commands can set the brush or modify the filter or paint options. When at the interactive tiletypes> prompt, the command run (or hitting enter on an empty line) will apply the current filter and paint specification with the current brush at the current cursor position. The command quit will exit.

Brush commands

p, point

Use the point brush.

r, range <width> <height> [<depth>]

Use the range brush with the specified width, height, and depth. If not specified, depth is 1, meaning just the current z-level. The range starts at the position of the cursor and goes to the east, south and up (towards the sky).


Use the block brush, which includes all tiles in the 16x16 block that includes the cursor.


Use the column brush, which ranges from the current cursor position to the first solid tile above it. This is useful for filling the empty space in a cavern.

Filter and paint commands

The general forms for modifying the filter or paint specification are:

f, filter <options>

Modify the filter.

p, paint <options>

Modify the paint specification.

The options identify the property of the tile and the value of that property:


Reset to default (no filter/paint).

s, sh, shape <shape>

Tile shape information. Run :lua @df.tiletype_shape to see valid shapes, or use a shape of any to clear the current setting.

m, mat, material <material>

Tile material information. Run :lua @df.tiletype_material to see valid materials, or use a material of any to clear the current setting.

sp, special <special>

Tile special information. Run :lua @df.tiletype_special to see valid special values, or use a special value of any to clear the current setting.

v, var, variant <variant>

Tile variant information. Run :lua @df.tiletype_variant to see valid variant values, or use a variant value of any to clear the current setting.

a, all [<shape>] [<material>] [<special>] [<variant>]

Set values for any or all of shape, material, special, and/or variant, in any order.

d, designated 0|1

Only useful for the filter, since you can’t “paint” designations.

h, hidden 0|1

Whether a tile is hidden. A value of 0 means “revealed”.

l, light 0|1

Whether a tile is marked as “Light”. A value of 0 means “dark”.

st, subterranean 0|1

Whether a tile is marked as “Subterranean”.

sv, skyview 0|1

Whether a tile is marked as “Outside”. A value of 0 means “inside”.

aqua, aquifer 0|1

Whether a tile is marked as an aquifer.

stone <stone type>

Set a particular type of stone, creating veins as required. To see a list of valid stone types, run: :lua for _,mat in ipairs(df.global.world.raws.inorganics) do if mat.material.flags.IS_STONE and not mat.material.flags.NO_STONE_STOCKPILE then print(mat.id) end end Note that this command paints under ice and constructions, instead of overwriting them. Also note that specifying a specific stone will cancel out anything you have specified for material, and vice-versa.

veintype <vein type>

Set a particular vein type for the stone option to take advantage of the different boulder drop rates. To see valid vein types, run :lua @df.inclusion_type, or use vein type CLUSTER to reset to the default.