-= Taffer's Tilesets & Graphics =-
For the ASCII purist. No DFHack required.
Vanilla-styled tilesets with optional
graphics that serve as a drop-in replacement for the default Dwarf Fortress graphics. Every tile means the same thing as the default graphics, but all of them have been redrawn to look aesthetically pleasing. This avoids the odd graphical oddities that occur with many otherwise wonderful tilesets. It does not use or require DFHack, although it will work fine with it. I find the cumulative differences from the default graphics add a lot of polish to the game, giving it an attractive (albeit minimalistic) aesthetic. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and my many updates attest to that, but the result is pleasing and well-polished. If you dislike the font, there is an alternate included.
The download includes Dawnbringer, Tocky, Tamber-Krain, and vanilla colours. Optional racial graphics are included for dwarves, humans, elves, goblins, and kobolds, and are previewed below. They're turned on by default. If the tileset is a little small for you, there is a double-sized version included in the download. While the style is very different, I recommend trying out Duerer
if you want a larger tileset than 10x10.
These tilesets are meant to be installed onto a vanilla Dwarf Fortress installation. They will also work perfectly with any ASCII mods. Do not install this over an installation with Mayday, Phoebus, Ironhand, CLA, or any other graphic set unless you know what you're doing, as the raws will need to be corrected. The colour scheme depicted above is "Mud", by Vherid
The four included wall options are pictured above. Solid or hollow walls, with diagonal or the traditional straight versions of each. Diagonal walls allow for beautiful fractal fortress designs and have an organic look, while the straight options make for more attractive "traditional" fortresses. The hollow walls make for nicer fortifications, while the solid wall option is a cleaner look.
If for some strange reason you insist on using an ancient DF version then pink, non-transparent versions of the tilesets can be found on my wiki page
. There is also an old addon for CLA here
. More colour schemes can be found on the wiki
, if the included colour schemes don't appeal to you. A mirror can be found here
. If I'm slow at updating my set for a new DF version, instructions on how to update things yourself are here
Many good, stout dwarves died making these tilesets. Also a few elves, and possibly a spider monkey.-=-
Four included colour schemes.
Two fonts available!
The double-sized version is previewed below.-=-