Tags: dfhack

Command: load-save

Load a savegame.

When run on the Dwarf Fortress title screen or “load game” screen, this script will load the save with the given folder name without requiring interaction. Note that inactive saves (i.e. saves under the “start game” menu that have gone through world generation but have not had a fort or adventure game started in them yet) cannot be loaded by this script.


load-save <save directory name>


load-save region1

Load the savegame in the data/save/region1 directory.

Autoloading a game on DF start

It is useful to run this script from the commandline when starting Dwarf Fortress. For example, on Linux/MacOS you could start Dwarf Fortress with:

./dfhack +load-save region1

Similarly, on Windows, you could run:

"Dwarf Fortress.exe" +load-save region1