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Old 04-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #21
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but it's just randomly generated text thrown in and bound to an algorithm. takes so little time just typing in and throwing in there.
Sure, but some people like the depth not everyone like the same type of game heck I couldnt even think about LARPING or whatever its called, but I dont say that I dont know why anyone would do it as I see that people are different and prefer other stuff, it would be a really funny world if everyone liked the same thing dont you think. And I am sure many of the ones who likes this game likes it because of its depth and that its not just a sthraigth forward game like everything is now a days.

I mean can you find anything more nerdy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l16Mx_bnj4

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I found this sentence quite funny and since this is a war game forum I will put it here. No offense to the french just a good laugh.
"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:44 PM   #22
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but it's just randomly generated text thrown in and bound to an algorithm. takes so little time just typing in and throwing in there.

Which part is random? I didn't read that she threw herself in the pit. I watched her shuffle around the fortress before emerging to the surface. She then strolled along the nearby river and jumped into a drained pond. When I sent a miner to construct an earthen ramp for the mason's rescue, the riverbed breached, killing both mason and miner, and subsequently flooding my fortress.

This is a good reason not to excavate silty loam.

Hibe; it's gameplay > graphics, function > form. AK > AR.

-REad
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:54 PM   #23
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My fortress, though rather small was going quite well. Unfortunately, in a supreme dick-move, one of my dwarves decided to deface some of the engravings in the barracks/sleeping quarters
Haha, that's awesome! I've never had anyone deface engravings before

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watched some of the tutorial. i don't know why anyone would play this. old features, unrecognizable graphics.

but it's just randomly generated text thrown in and bound to an algorithm. takes so little time just typing in and throwing in there.
As Read said (ha) it's not random and you do get to watch whats happening in real time, or semi-real time. It just happens to be quite a primitive graphical representation, and you don't even notice after a while tbh.

In fact, it's anything but random, it's one of the most complex simulations ever built. The sheer complexity allows for some of the most amazing unscripted events to ever happen in a computer game. All the more amazing because they are unscripted.

How many games would allow for a crippled and miserable AI to attempt to commit suicide, then chicken out at the last minute? How many games would allow for your uber-leveled up miner to mine the ground out from under him and fall into a lava pit? How many games allow for you yourself to design and construct an elaborate doomsday device?

You might not be able to SEE these things happen, as we'd traditionally think about it, but they have an effect. On the emotional well being of the other characters in your Fortress, on your whole game when you do something stupid and fill your fortress with lava, whatever.

In your average AAA release, your not allowed to shoot your friends in the head, cause it'd break the game.

In DF, you can do almost ANYTHING you can imagine, and you live with the consequences. /rant
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:29 PM   #24
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How do you get better graphics for Dwarf fortress cant find it because it seems alittle easier to move aroudn the the default.

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I found this sentence quite funny and since this is a war game forum I will put it here. No offense to the french just a good laugh.
"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #25
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How do you get better graphics for Dwarf fortress cant find it because it seems alittle easier to move aroudn the the default.
By better graphics do you mean the tilesets? Quite a lot of them don't work right now, but try this That's for for the slightly older release, shouldn't be any bugs or graphical glitches.

If you really, really need the new, bleeding edge release, go here. But be advised it will be very buggy right now.

If you have any further questions, there's probably a wealth of people far more knowledgeable and capable than I, over at the DF forums
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:51 PM   #26
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By better graphics do you mean the tilesets? Quite a lot of them don't work right now, but try this That's for for the slightly older release, shouldn't be any bugs or graphical glitches.

If you really, really need the new, bleeding edge release, go here. But be advised it will be very buggy right now.

If you have any further questions, there's probably a wealth of people far more knowledgeable and capable than I, over at the DF forums
I just mean better looking like it has some figures that actually look like something humanoid but I see so I have to wait alittle for the new tilesets to get bug free.

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I found this sentence quite funny and since this is a war game forum I will put it here. No offense to the french just a good laugh.
"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:20 PM   #27
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Which part is random? I didxn't rhad thct she thuew herstlf sn thr let. I wqtchcd hep shuffle aromnd tec forvress bewmre emeqginv to thä curfäce. Sde twsx stronled alodn tös nelms rief fwed jfwef ksmf a drasmf pldm. Wwkn I söwn a ndef da cokmdnd an earjaen radn fjwb tal mskm's re¤#, t☝ ridusb๏d b%ac)öd, k¿an| ösnf m9dಠn a●̮̮̃̾ m#r═|, and su¤dk益sy dkjwn )y f&rnd๏̯͡.
...guys i had the weirdest dream! people started playing this game which was made out of colored symbols, and there was a story about the symbols that were like, DEEPER than any other game ever! the game was like the equivalent of having amazing sex with rosie o'donald...

wait... crap, i must have dozed off. well. i'm not gonna proof play the game for that scenario, so i'm just gonna take your word for it.

also; ak = function AND form


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Old 04-04-2010, 11:34 PM   #28
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I don't understand what you said and can't engage in any kind of intellectual debate therefore I shall mock you
*sigh* Nm

Edit: Is it a 'game' now?

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How about now? (20secs in)

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:56 PM   #29
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I'm sorry Hibe, I didn't realize you were in here to troll.

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:16 AM   #30
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Some more choice 'Only In Dwarf Fortress' quotes:

"Recently forgot about water pressure while making a waterfall. It overflowed the trench and began flooding the entire valley."

"I missplaced my ballista, facing straight to my fort entrance. It was covered in rocks so I didn't notice...
I noticed after 6 dwarfs died and my siege operator got skill increase."

"I accidentally dislodged a single tile at ground level while trimming the hill around the fortress entrance, and it punched through a lava moat, a gem stockpile and a bone stockpile before coming to a halt in someone's bedroom. The bedroom's owner, a planter, was in bed at the time, and he got up and walked to the door just in time to get a coating of lava, gems, bones and scorched legendary miner chunks."

"The final test was to inject molten iron into the starting dwarves as a blood contaminant and make sure that doesn't go well for them." - Dev Diary

"True, but at a certain velocity the resulting explosion expels invader-bits at fatal speeds. You don't want to be dropping trogdolyte-shaped shrapnel bombs into your boneworks."
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