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Dwarf Fortress
Sep 24 2011, 6:17 pm
By: xAngelSpiritx  

Sep 24 2011, 6:17 pm xAngelSpiritx Post #1

eternal lurker

DF: The only game where you can bruise a dragon's kidneys.

From the Dwarf Fortress site

I'm curious to know if anyone here's ever played DF or still plays it. I know at least one person here has :P. (cough mesk)

You've probably heard of Dwarf Fortress before. Basically, it's a simulation of a fantasy world where you play as the leader of a bunch of Dwarves setting out to try and make a dwarven outpost ("fortress"). Think Minecraft but with 100+ people at once (all commanded by you), and with nearly all the boring parts automated (automatic crop harvesting being an example, sleeping being another).

Many people get put off from the game because of its ASCII-only graphics, or its confusing interface. If you want to give DF a try, here is a very nice tutorial (and download link) that will cover everything that you need to know, and then some. The download link in that tutorial also includes a graphics pack, so you don't have to play using the game's ASCII interface!

If you want to see some screenshots/learn more about what the game is like, see IskatuMesk's fortress or my own fortress.


Sep 24 2011, 7:45 pm MadZombie Post #2

Fuck yea Dwarf fortress but I'm pretty sure we already have a thread from like 2009 or something.

I always get bored after like 40 immigrants though. I get lazy. I always wanted to try a boatmurdered type of thing with SEN members as the people who play and as the name of the dwarfs. But nobody past maybe 2 people are even interested or have the time.

I once had a cow attack a bull and they would "grab" each others legs and continuously flip each other over until one of them died. It's hilarious when people fight and random limbs are chosen as targets. You get things like biting a lung and then grabbing by the heart and being throw to the ground.


Sep 24 2011, 7:57 pm Sand Wraith Post #3


I've tried it, but I got absolutely lost and confused.

Sep 24 2011, 8:32 pm MadZombie Post #4

It took me about 3 "Hey let's try it out / NO FUCK THIS SHIT TOO MANY HOT KEYS" before I got the hang of it.


Sep 25 2011, 2:50 am xAngelSpiritx Post #5

eternal lurker

Quote from Sand Wraith
I've tried it, but I got absolutely lost and confused.
here is a very nice tutorial (and download link) that will cover everything that you need to know


Sep 25 2011, 11:09 am IskatuMesk Post #6

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I haven't actually had the time to play DF after the big patches started rolling out quite a while ago (e.g. after I made those two forts on CC). I've been meaning to get back into it, but I find myself saying that for everything these days... just not enough time in a day.

Show them your butt, and when you do, slap it so it creates a sound akin to a chorus of screaming spider monkeys flogging a chime with cacti. Only then can you find your destiny at the tip of the shaft.

Sep 25 2011, 11:26 am MadZombie Post #7

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