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Old 20th April 2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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[dwarf fortress] I illustrated a thing that happened to my latest fortress

Because the game's graphics are quite limited and take some getting used to, I took the liberty of illustrating a battle report. Behold:





















Dwarf Fortress rules. To quote one internet comment, "I play Dwarf Fortress. Sometimes I wish I was a meth addict instead."
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Old 20th April 2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Finally it is in a format I can understand. Very nice Tbone!
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Old 20th April 2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Interesting... Your fault if i get addicted
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Old 20th April 2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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Interesting... Your fault if i get addicted
If you can handle simple graphics, it's worth it. I recommend downloading the Phoebus version of game from here: http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=52186.0

It's my favourite. Looks like this:


(that's some blue stone caverns and a magma pool)



Or you can play the basic game with ASCII if you're really 1337.

This play-along noobie guide is a bit out of date but it's the best tutorial I've seen: http://www.bay12games.com/forum/inde...&topic=31928.0
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Old 21st April 2010, 10:08 AM   #5
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ffs


I need soil
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Old 21st April 2010, 10:24 AM   #6
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Haha, when you put it that way timbo and show me the graphical front end (albeit still oldskool) i'm keen to try now and lose several months of my life...till Civ5 comes out
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Old 21st April 2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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makes dwarf fortress look a million times better than it actually is
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Old 21st April 2010, 11:10 AM   #8
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Story has it all: the dizzying highs, the terrifying lows, the creamy middles. I linked it on the Something Awful Dwarf Fortress thread and they stuck it in their OP.
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Old 21st April 2010, 12:22 PM   #9
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ffs

I need soil
Try building a farm above ground; it'll say you need soil, but it should work anyway. Alternatively, try hunting and fishing and trading for food. If you're fortress is young, you don't absolutely need farms.

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Haha, when you put it that way timbo and show me the graphical front end (albeit still oldskool) i'm keen to try now and lose several months of my life...till Civ5 comes out
Give it a go! Once you get used to it, it's killer addictive and fun.

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makes dwarf fortress look a million times better than it actually is
Hush your mouth! Dwarf Fortress is 8bit gold.
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Old 21st April 2010, 12:31 PM   #10
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this thread has almost 5000 views already??

there is a buttload of guests here http://www.nzfortress.co.nz/forum/on...ho=all&pp=9999
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Old 21st April 2010, 12:34 PM   #11
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this thread has almost 5000 views already??

there is a buttload of guests here http://www.nzfortress.co.nz/forum/on...ho=all&pp=9999
Haha woah. Yeah, Felix posted it on the Something Awful forums and now it's going big on reddit and twitter. Check it on trendalicious: http://glozer.net/trendy/

53 and climbing on the "real-time ranking of the 100 most popular web pages".
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Old 21st April 2010, 12:47 PM   #12
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Thanks Tim, 1 hour just wasted, I gotta find the freaking manual in order to rtfm
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Old 21st April 2010, 01:21 PM   #13
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inb4 drill rages about how tim made this site world known
haha 50 now
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Old 21st April 2010, 01:21 PM   #14
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Really cool. Makes the game understandable to the newbies.
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Old 21st April 2010, 03:57 PM   #15
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hi mum
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Old 21st April 2010, 04:09 PM   #16
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That's pretty sweet. I don't understand why someone hasn't cloned this game with better graphics. Having said that it sounds like it'd be a pretty huge undertaking.
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Old 21st April 2010, 06:52 PM   #17
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Most users ever online was 313, Today at 07:04 AM.
new record! wasn't the old one 286 or something, several years back...?
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Old 21st April 2010, 09:40 PM   #18
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Welcome to the mythos of DF players who have created awesome things


A miniature Boatmurdered. Well done!
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Old 22nd April 2010, 01:27 AM   #19
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whoa why is this so popular? dare I try it?
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Old 22nd April 2010, 08:14 AM   #20
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Old 22nd April 2010, 11:46 PM   #21
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RPS

Man, I am so proud of NZF right now.
Y'all got on Rock Paper Shotgun, my dirty little British mistress: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010...ress-says-yes/
Shame it took this to get me back here though...
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Old 23rd April 2010, 12:28 AM   #22
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HI PC GAMER
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Old 23rd April 2010, 01:21 AM   #23
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I've already said it at the Bay, but this is just awesome.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 02:21 AM   #24
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Best 10 pictures I have seen in my entire life.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 02:32 AM   #25
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And now you're on BoingBoing.

I wonder how many people see the "nzfortress" in the URL and think it's referring to Dwarf Fortress. I know I was surprised to see the boys in blue up there when I first visited this thread.

Anyhow, welcome to Internet Fame. Hope your webserver is up to it!
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Old 23rd April 2010, 03:05 AM   #26
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Survivors

First, I love it.

Second, Is that the crew from L4D walled up at the end? I guess poor Francis couldn't reintegrate into fortress life.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 10:54 AM   #27
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First, I love it.

Second, Is that the crew from L4D walled up at the end? I guess poor Francis couldn't reintegrate into fortress life.
Thanks, and yes, good spotting! That's a L4D reference.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 02:12 PM   #28
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good illustration

It's nice to see some DF graphics with an eye to graphic design. The visuals are quite well done.

Perhaps you should consider a DF web comic series? Clearly there's a hunger for this type of thing. I love reading about DF experiences.

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Old 23rd April 2010, 02:22 PM   #29
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DF comic would be so much awesome i dont think we'd survive it.
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Old 24th April 2010, 11:09 AM   #30
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WHY DO YOU HATE MY SERVER SO MUCH NOMAD

IT IS SCREAMING IN AGONY

(but this is amazing)
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Old 24th April 2010, 01:22 PM   #31
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WHY DO YOU HATE MY SERVER SO MUCH NOMAD

IT IS SCREAMING IN AGONY

(but this is amazing)
Thanks, and I hope this hasn't caused you any financial pain! At least the images themselves are hosted on Flickr. You can blame Felix, anyway, he's the one who posted the link to the Something Awful forums, from which it spread widely.
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Old 24th April 2010, 09:14 PM   #32
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The server's in the colo rack at my work so it's free , I'm just hoping it doesn't collapse in on itself is all!

Grats on your fame dude
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Old 25th April 2010, 12:06 PM   #33
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I just read it. Brilliant stuff and I've never played the game.
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Old 25th April 2010, 12:18 PM   #34
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I saw this. Was like "wtf, cool design but this guy is crazy"

Went and downloaded DF when I was bored. This thread makes sense now. I'm going crazy.

Massive props man. Over 50,000 now. Impressive.
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Old 25th April 2010, 01:38 PM   #35
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Yeah, mini NZF DF instigation, this game is frustrating till you learn the complexities then it becomes frustrating just because
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Old 25th April 2010, 10:10 PM   #36
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sounds like i dont want to find out what its like i could rage and break my comp
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Old 25th April 2010, 10:11 PM   #37
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The game is centered around losing. The aim is to survive, but eventually every fortress falls
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Old 25th April 2010, 10:17 PM   #38
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right so general aim here and im just assuming is to prevent failing for as long as possible as it is going to happen
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Old 25th April 2010, 10:19 PM   #39
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IN SHOCKING 2-D
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Old 25th April 2010, 10:30 PM   #40
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awesome writeup, a+ for effort detail and laughs
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