You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby karhell » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:38 pm UTC

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Yeah, its a bit slow on larger worlds. Looking good, though :D
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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby CorruptUser » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:40 pm UTC

Currently in the middle of my first year. Embarked in a swamp; trees only have 1 trunk. Oh well. Lots and lots of wood from them, and loving all the new plants. Haven't figured out how to get the seeds from them to grow my own onions; my stills and kitchens just got set up. Should be interesting when the humans and elves show up to trade.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Envelope Generator » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:56 pm UTC

I've gotten three sudden crashes out of three adventurers, none of the games made it through day 2... I'm just going to climb trees until bugfix releases start rolling in.
I'm going to step off the LEM now... here we are, Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:06 am UTC

My dwarves are much more detailed in their descriptions, and relationships are slightly more complex.

We just need dwarven adoptions and gay dwarves.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Mishrak » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:10 pm UTC

A really good article by Polygon on World Generation in DF.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/23/592644 ... ry-is-hard

It's important to Adams, and to his players, to have all this backstory in place before the gameplay even begins. After all, he says, you have to, "keep track of which historical figure was dragged into a night creature's lair so that you can find their body parts simmering in the cauldron."

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

Yet more proof that Dwarf Fortress is a government project to distract serial killers.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Izawwlgood » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:32 pm UTC

Mishrak wrote:A really good article by Polygon on World Generation in DF.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/23/592644 ... ry-is-hard

It's important to Adams, and to his players, to have all this backstory in place before the gameplay even begins. After all, he says, you have to, "keep track of which historical figure was dragged into a night creature's lair so that you can find their body parts simmering in the cauldron."

I didn't realize how involved it was...

Maybe we're Roko's Basilisk.
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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Envelope Generator » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:35 pm UTC

Just as I feared, the bugfix releases have made the game more than solid enough to waste hours upon hours in. The adv mode is by now the best roguelike ever. I'm just now in the wilderness about a human town, tracking down a lizardman who attacked a shopkeeper, but it doesn't look like I'm going to find him.
I'm going to step off the LEM now... here we are, Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat

eSOANEM wrote:If Fonzie's on the order of 100 zeptokelvin, I think he has bigger problems than difracting through doors.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Mishrak » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:01 pm UTC

I still need to play that. Really bad. I've never learned it.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:35 pm UTC

My attempts at the Adventurer mode always end with me taking an arrow in the throat and dying. That or trying to train up my swimming skill and the river instantly turning to ice.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Biliboy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:46 am UTC

Somehow ended up reading www.bravemule.com and realized I missed this game.

Time to figure out how to get one of the graphics packs working and start a new fort.

Or maybe reading about other people's forts is more interesting than playing myself, I dunno.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Mutex » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:41 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:My attempts at the Adventurer mode always end with me taking an arrow in the throat and dying.


Not an arrow to the knee then.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby CorruptUser » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:52 pm UTC

Nope, I don't get to retire to guard duty.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby karhell » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:16 pm UTC

Those hit by arrows seldom live to tell the tale...

*the flying ☼Llama bone arrow☼ strikes you in the left knee, chipping the bone*
*you pass out from pain*

cue instant head stabbing contest and swift bleeding out to death...
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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby rath358 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:13 am UTC

Finally got around to picking up the latest version. Picked a spot near the ocean, started making progress breaking through a multi layer aquifer.

Then a tree dropped its branches, killing a dwarf underground under where the collapse happened. Interesting new feature...

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Mishrak » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:34 pm UTC

Chopping trees is definitely more dangerous and more nuanced in this version. I haven't touched it yet, but I will once Toady finishes his continued wave of bug fixes.

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Using "what if"-genetic system in a game

Postby Bersaelor » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:15 am UTC

Dear xkcd-forum,

I've been reading the what-if entries from it's inception and recently started developing game based on Dwarf Fortress called Formicarium.

It already had a lot of genetics and just last week I read the page 158 "Self-Fertilization" piece. It wasn't released on the web before, wasn't it?

Anyway, I was already using a similar system, yet the Idea with the multipliers in the genetic system is so great I just had to put it to use :)
(Since we mostly have Insects and plants the amount of copies of chromosomes in my game can vary between 1(halpoid drones) and 4 sets (hybrid plants) )
But yes, with the multiplier's the genes got a lot more interesting and inbreeding is a force to be dealt with by the player.

Thank you Randall!

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Xanthir » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:42 am UTC

What "page 158" thing?
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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Sizik » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:14 pm UTC

There's a What-If in the book called "Self-Fertilization" on page 158 (source: Amazon look inside).
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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Postby Bersaelor » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:19 pm UTC

Also, our campaign followers were asking about the genetics model we use, so we made a graphic in the context of our game, thought you guys might like it too.

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Postby pogrmman » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:24 pm UTC

Well, DF now has 64-bit support, finally!

Also, the recent updates have added a TON of new content, from multi-tile trees, to better personalities, to lots of bugfixes, to construction in adventure mode, to taverns and churches and libraries, worship needs, automatic work orders, and lots more. I recommend getting back into it if you were in the past!

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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Postby DaBigCheez » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:33 pm UTC

Have been feeling the need to scratch the DF itch a bit lately. Does the new version have an LNP out yet (or any similar pack / replacement)?
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Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Postby pogrmman » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:10 pm UTC

DaBigCheez wrote:Have been feeling the need to scratch the DF itch a bit lately. Does the new version have an LNP out yet (or any similar pack / replacement)?


When did you last play? -- It's changed a lot from 0.34.11 (which was the most recent version until 2014) and a fair amount from 0.40.24 (which was the most recent version until the end of last year)

LNP still exists, and is updated, but I don't think it works with 64-bit DF yet. Dwarf Therapist (and probably DFHack) only work with 32-bit.

Personally, I don't use LNP, so I'm not familiar with it. (I sometimes use DT though once my fort hits ~100 dwarves).

Some things to know: military isn't as cruical as it used to be. Invasions are less frequent, as they are actual historical figures now -- not generated on site. World gen continues as your fort goes on, so battles are fought and the like while you are fortressing. You will get dwarves from previous forts you made as immigrants.

EDIT: Here's the most recent LNP thread on the bay12games forums.. It looks like it's using 0.43.03, so not quite up to date (most recent is 0.43.06 -- the 64-bit update). I'd still take a look at it if I were you. 0.43.03 is very stable and works well. There are only minor differences between it and the most recent version (mostly, a lack of 64-bit support).


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