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    Default Dwarf Fortress: One of the best games ever?

    I saw someone mention this in our best games of all time thread a while back. And even though its ascii, its one of the deepest and best games I've ever played. Its got a huge learning curve, but definately worth it.

    http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnUz_BfShUw

    http://mayday.w.staszic.waw.pl/df.htm - graphics mod to make this game look better!

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    ya, fun stuff

    Blood is, blood was. Blood shall forever be.
    Darkfall - Cyber Nations <- this

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    Looks like a roguelike, is it something like that? I used to play ADOM and ZAngband, two ASCII roguelikes.

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    yes indeed.
    this is one of the best games ever.
    My fortress have gone on strong for about 6 years now.
    I play with this tileset.

    http://mayday.w.staszic.waw.pl/df.htm

    Edit, for anyone who has not already read this.
    Do it. NOW.
    Its a fucking fantastic read.

    http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/intro.html
    Last edited by doma; 04-12-2008 at 21:49.
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    I have no idea what i'm doing lol, i just started the game up and i see some faces moving around and some icons changing. I browsed through the commands and tried to tell them to do stuff but i failed. Is there an idiot friendly guide?
    Proud clergyman of the holy decapitated head. He will lead us to the beta!

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    Thanks so much for posting that link.


    There are some great tutorials on youtube and a dwarffortress wiki

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    I've put about 90 hours into this game in the last week or so, it's the best game ever made.

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    I can't tell if anyone in this thread is serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCBach View Post
    I can't tell if anyone in this thread is serious.
    what the hell???
    read the boatmurdered link and shut up.
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    I read through update 9 on that boatmurdered crap and I can't take it anymore. I'd rather read the roleplaying forums. That did not make me want to play the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCBach View Post
    I read through update 9 on that boatmurdered crap and I can't take it anymore. I'd rather read the roleplaying forums. That did not make me want to play the game.
    Well, then I dont know, because I think the boatmurdered read is epic.
    Its what got me to start playing.

    Anyway, its a fantastic indie game that I recommend everyone to try out.
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    Hey, i just downloaded the game and should it be taking forever to create a new region? i have been waiting for at least 10 minutes. It says "15 rejected" at the top.
    Last edited by Jethelin; 04-13-2008 at 02:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jethelin View Post
    Hey, i just downloaded the game and should it be taking forever to create a new region? i have been waiting for at least 10 minutes. It says "15 rejected" at the top.
    The world it makes is absolutely gigantic. Ridiculously sized, in fact. You'll never explore it all.

    And yes, I'm serious... if the game had graphics of even an SNES-type game, it would easily be the best thing ever created. I installed a new character set and some rudimentary graphic sets to make it look a little more appealing, though. There's so much detail in the game it's just plain ridiculous, and it's v0.20 of alpha release. I was surprised to see all the features it's still missing because it seems so full and lively to me already. But they're apparently adding a lot of stuff like being able to launch attacks on other zones, travel over sea, and other various things that have to do with more crafting and such.

    I think they should have called it SimDwarf. It's a lot like a very in-depth Sim game, but with lots of violence and killing. Plus you play as dwarves, which makes it at least twice as good as it would have been otherwise.

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    Ok so i should just stop whining and be patient?
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    Waiting for darkfall really makes people desperate.

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