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Author Topic: «JOLLY BASTION 34.10v5» happy graphics pack (true-to-ascii, warm colours)  (Read 73798 times)

AlexanderOcias

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A warmer, happier fortress.

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34.10v5

Dwarf Fortress looks too serious and gritty, especially when it's filled with so much fun, ☼Fun☼ and comedy.
There are four main handy-dandy aspects of this mod:
  • Injecting some more personality and brightness into the visuals
  • Making important stuff easier to see, smoothing over unimportant things (9x12 or 12x12 ASCII!)
  • Delicious icon :D

The OS X .app version has been succeeded by Dwarf Builder, which lets you make a .app custom tailored to your needs! Alternatively, it's easy to install Jolly Bastion on a regular OS X DF by just placing all the mod files in the given directories.

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« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 07:19:50 am by AlexanderOcias »
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Greendogo

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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 05:11:05 am »

Incredible, it gives the player a completely different impression of the game.  The game looks much more upbeat!  I like it!
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 05:40:15 am »

I very much like the blue-gray elevation transition, adds a lot of depth! I would love an alternate version with bearded or otherwise more dwarfy looking dwarves.  :)

Also posting to watch, I will definitely give this a try. The stark contrast in vanilla DF is a huge strain on my eyes, and this brighter, smoother set will be a great help.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 06:56:23 am »

Wow, that looks beautiful ! I shall be using it.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 07:51:58 am »

That's a work of art! Thanks for sharing it. I love the color palette. The font is a little hard to read, though.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 08:47:08 am »

I think the font is pretty easy to read.  I also like that it's playful.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 08:55:00 am »

Very nicely done! I prefer square tilesets usually but this is very nice.

A few questions though:
Anyone know of a way to separate floor-tiles from text-periods without using true-type? (TT isn't visually incompatible with non-0,0,0 black)
You might want to check this out. He's looking for some help too.
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aantn

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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 09:08:45 am »

Wow, that looks incredible.

Is there any chance you can create icons for the Masterwork Dwarf Fortress mod?

http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=98196

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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 09:33:58 am »

Wow, this is absolutely brilliant. 
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 09:39:22 am »

This reminds me a lot of Brogue, was that the intention? Because Brogue is a cool thing.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 09:49:43 am »

Very nice and original! Could you please make a square version?
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 09:58:48 am »

This is just beautiful!  So much happier than any other set I've seen.  However, is there a chance you'd be willing to make a square version of it?  As much as I love it I just prefer square tiles.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 10:05:51 am »

I've always used graphical tilesets, never been a fan of ASCII. That being said, with this tileset, everything makes sense and its incredibly easy to visualize the world. Nothing about the tileset is confusing or hard to wrap your head around, plus it looks fantastic, better than a lot of tilesets I use. It'll take a little while to get used to, learning the symbols, but this is amazing.
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 10:12:58 am »

Is this still using the ascii tiles in the raws ? phoebus, mayday and ironhand need changes in the tilenumbers, but this looks just like it might be a simply switch in color table and tileset graphic, and not the raws itself. If yes, brilliant. :)
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Re: «JOLLY BASTION» + ascii tileset + vibrant colours + osx .app
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 10:19:16 am »

Fantastic! I love everything about it! Unfortunately there's no way to change the ground tiles (you CAN change the grass tiles, but not the rough rock floors).
Meph- apart from the shrub tile, this is indeed vanilla DF! It's all in the tileset+colourscheme.

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« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 10:23:13 am by Mike Mayday »
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