-= Taffer's Tilesets & Graphics =-For the ASCII purist.
-=-Download it here!
I'll be gone until about halfway through August. As it seems likely that Dwarf Fortress will be updated before I get back, here's how you can get it working on the new version. It's not hard, I promise.
It very well might work all by itself already, but just in case: copy and paste the new init.txt
file from the new Dwarf Fortress installation inside of taffer.zip's installation files, replacing data/init/init.txt
with the init.txt
from the new version. Find these lines in init.txt and update them accordingly:
That's it. Honestly. Everything else is unlikely to stop working before I get back. Just in case, please check the last page of my thread
in case some kind soul has proven me wrong. Please note that the keybindings in the alternates folder might stop working correctly. I'll fix things up as soon as I get back.
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 also 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 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.
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.