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Old 25th August 2010, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone else was playing Dwarf Fortress?

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Dwarf Fortress is an ASCII game which includes both a roguelike adventure mode, and the more popular Dwarf Fortress Mode, which focuses on the creation and survival of a small dwarven settlement. It has a very steep learning curve, partly due to its ASCII graphics, but also due to the fact that it is one of the most complex games ever released. Dwarf Fortress is completely free.
Before you play, you must generate a world to play in, which persists until you create a new one. World generation can be time consuming, even on modern computers, but be patient. It's worth it.
Dwarf Fortress has three major game modes and a fourth non-game mode: An important part of Dwarf Fortress is that it creates a randomly generated, persistent world for you to play in. (The world is only "on" when you are actually playing in it, however.) When you die in either the adventure or fortress modes, your next game will be in the same world, albeit a few days later. You can visit your old fortress, or get revenge on the monster that killed your adventurer. If your fortress or your adventurer had done anything of particular note, there's a chance that the game will generate a legend for them, which you can read about in the legends section. (Provided you've discovered enough information about the legend or enabled full legends knowledge.)

The first alpha version of Dwarf Fortress was released on the 8th of August 2006 after nearly 4 years of development. (Which started in October of 2002)
Note that while Dwarf Fortress is technically still in the alpha stage of development, it is fully playable, and definitely enjoyable.


Source: Dwarf Fortress:About - Dwarf Fortress Wiki
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Old 25th August 2010, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are certainly a few other DF players hanging about.

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I haven't played much lately tho. Still haven't got my head around the military revamp.
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Old 25th August 2010, 09:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Now I recognise that picture

I have just got into it as I can play offline. It is loads of fun and just a little complicated. Still got to get my head around irrigation for underground farms but I am getting close to finishing the Tutorial.
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Old 26th August 2010, 02:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you enjoy deep games it is definitely worth putting the time it takes to learn it, into it. Expect to not really know how to do anything for the first week, and to be making fundamental screw-ups for the first few months. I've put hours and hours and hours into the little bastards and it's still not old.
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