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Wait for Next Version, Use current (.40.24,) or use older release (.34.11?)

Wait for the next release. I want usable mugs damn it!
- 52 (72.2%)
We can use the current one. I like the big trees and slightly smarter dorfs.
- 15 (20.8%)
I'll take .34.11 thanks. I want to know I'll get to kill things for sure.
- 5 (6.9%)

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Author Topic: [34.11] Spearbreakers - SEQUEL UNDERWAY. POST THERE INSTEAD.  (Read 1329881 times)

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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1800 on: June 04, 2012, 02:38:23 pm »

I will say this: Mitch did a good job fixing things up. It's still a hellhole, but it's a manageable one. Good news: I've been forced to use ASCII. I can do so, but I usually don't. In a fort this complex? Armok help us all.
It is possible to change tilesets, but since this fortress is modded it's not easy since you have to migrate the mods to the new tileset.
You need some basic tileset and modding knowledge to do this right and it could take a long time in a heavily modded game.
How long changing tilesets for Spearbreakers would take depends on what has been modded.

There's two new races, excluding whatever's been added in vanilla. And I lol at Urist's confusion at Fischer. Looks like he's in the boat with us: WTF GENDER ARE YOU COLONEL!?

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So, first a simple Inudstrial worker (in this case a miner)
Then a blatent lemming
Now a guy slowly slipping into crazy land because he's been stuck in traction too long. This place seems oh so peachy!

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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1801 on: June 04, 2012, 02:48:18 pm »

I will say this: Mitch did a good job fixing things up. It's still a hellhole, but it's a manageable one. Good news: I've been forced to use ASCII. I can do so, but I usually don't. In a fort this complex? Armok help us all.
It is possible to change tilesets, but since this fortress is modded it's not easy since you have to migrate the mods to the new tileset.
You need some basic tileset and modding knowledge to do this right and it could take a long time in a heavily modded game.
How long changing tilesets for Spearbreakers would take depends on what has been modded.
There's two new races, excluding whatever's been added in vanilla. And I lol at Urist's confusion at Fischer. Looks like he's in the boat with us: WTF GENDER ARE YOU COLONEL!?
If those races were added with a new file it would not be too hard to change tilesets, the new races will just stay ascii.
You need to update the init files to point to the new tileset and possibly change the color settings file to the one from the new tileset.
Then swap out the unit graphics from the old tileset with the ones from the new tileset.
There might be some small differences between tilesets and Dwarf Fortress versions that require small edits to the files.
You will get errors telling you what needs edited if that is the case.
Any new reactions (the pitchblend hammers) must be added to the new Dwarf Entity file as well.

I have done this before to one of my own fortresses that I modded.
It can be changed between seven different tilesets
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1802 on: June 04, 2012, 03:05:47 pm »

Well, honestly, it depends on whether you're using one of the fancy tilesets with graphics or just a variant of the standard ASCII sheet. If it's just a variant of standard, then it's as simple as going to init.txt and changing a couple of filenames.

I won't be finishing the Joseph story. I had no idea where I was going with it and I've been having a constant panic attack over the last few days over how I'm going to finish it. If someone else wants to pick up where I left off, it's fine, but I need to step away from it now for the sake of my mental health.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1803 on: June 04, 2012, 03:10:14 pm »

I'm sure when Terrahex rears his own hidden head from ambush he can make something work from that.

Also added a poll to kill time and dictate what the next overseers should do about hell.

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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1804 on: June 04, 2012, 03:29:11 pm »

Hansie seems reasonably competent, too (save for a few nitpicks with the writing mechanics). And it's not like I really had anything in mind, either (kind of rushed into this half-cocked :p), so really it's completely up to whoever decides to take up the reins.

I'd love to say that I might end up picking it up again later, but so far every attempt to do a long-term project on this forum has ended in nervous breakdown typically followed by ragequit :p  It'd probably be best for me to just back off until I figure out some kind of coping mechanism, because 'pretend everything's okay until I'm too catatonic to pretend anything' doesn't seem to be working :p
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1805 on: June 04, 2012, 03:32:08 pm »

There's always drawing crap or finding music you find calming. But everyone's differet. That's just what works for me.

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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1806 on: June 04, 2012, 04:30:27 pm »

I'm sure when Terrahex rears his own hidden head from ambush he can make something work from that.

Also added a poll to kill time and dictate what the next overseers should do about hell.

I suppose it wouldn't be hard to kill them all by traps, but we're far from ready to take it out with just our militia. Between our ~30 military dwarves, about 7 are trained.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1807 on: June 04, 2012, 07:07:17 pm »

HOTTIP: If my dwarf dies in the possibly-imminent hellsiege, he is retroactively a replica/clone and the REAL Mr Frog is chilling in some secret lab somewhere sipping a tetrodotoxin-laced Chardonnay.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1808 on: June 04, 2012, 09:06:17 pm »

6 against 2..... Seems Storm may have his orders soon enough...

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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1809 on: June 04, 2012, 09:37:18 pm »

If the poll ends as yes I will prepare the fort for a hell invasion, but I don't intend to do it on my turn. We don't have the troops to have a legit chance of success and we should hold off on it until it will be something besides a total slaughter. We want this to be at least entertaining, right now the fight would take five seconds and be an insta loss.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1810 on: June 04, 2012, 09:42:00 pm »

Hrm. Philosophisations are incoming.

Goddamnit, I relaly have to stay more active in here. I AM trying. Promise.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1811 on: June 04, 2012, 09:47:24 pm »

Realization pt 3
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So... I'd like to see how this continues. I need to brainstorm a bit for the next update.

Ninja'd: And yeah, I'd rather see a blaze of glory than a whimper of fear.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1812 on: June 04, 2012, 10:15:55 pm »

Beautiful man, as always.

Still makes Spearbreakers nice and grim either way :P

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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1813 on: June 04, 2012, 10:30:49 pm »

They're for sure crazy, sociopathic bastards. But there is a motive to the madness. A purpose. :) To breach hell for the good of dwarven kind. Somehow. It makes sense when you're not quite sane.

As a side note, I like that I could somehow work in that Urist was having a bad acid trip while the whole fortress was trying to show him why their crazy is like that, even if it was somewhat awkward.
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Re: Spearbreakers - Madness. Mayhem. Mugs. (.34.07)
« Reply #1814 on: June 04, 2012, 10:34:09 pm »

I think it'll take 3+ years to be ready to conquer hell.
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