-= Taffer's Tilesets & Graphics =-For the ASCII purist.
-=-Download it here!
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. 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.
While my "Dawnbringer" colour scheme is previewed here, the download includes the vanilla colours, along with Tocky's colours and Tamber-krain/Taffer colours. Optional racial graphics are included for dwarves, humans, elves, goblins, and kobolds. If the tileset is a little small for you, there is a double-sized version included in the download. Optional dark wizard racial graphics for the ASCII version of Fantastic DF
These tilesets are meant to be installed onto a vanilla Dwarf Fortress installation. They will also work perfectly with any ASCII mods, such as the linked Fantastic DF. Do not install into an installation with Mayday, Phoebus, Ironhand, CLA, or any other graphic sets unless you know what you're doing, as the raws will need to be corrected.
Four wall options are included, 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 look 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. Vherid's colours are particularly good.
Many good, stout dwarves died making these tilesets. Also a few elves, and possibly a spider monkey.
The double-sized version is previewed below.