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Callista

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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 09:57:13 am »

No, they don't live inside it--the hollow spaces aren't big enough for that, unless they wanted to live inside the foundation. They live underneath it, on the next dozen z-levels or so, right up against the magma sea. It's the deepest fort I've ever had.

Thanks for the compliments, guys. Really made me smile. I can get obsessive sometimes; I guess this time it paid off.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012, 09:57:55 am »

where's the statue of athena Armok?
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2012, 09:58:14 am »

More screenshots then I say!
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2012, 10:14:47 am »

Player: Help, my Dwarves built the Parthenon while I was afk!
Toady: DF got some smallish improvements in recent build wrt dwarf AI
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 10:24:28 am »



It's... Incredible.
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012, 10:51:42 am »

Player: Help, my Dwarves built the Parthenon while I was afk!
Toady: DF got some smallish improvements in recent build wrt dwarf AI
Okay, that made me laugh out loud for real. I wouldn't put it past Toady. Random Parthenons all over the place! Oh, the humanity! :P

Yeah, probably gonna do the magma fountain thing. I'll have to do some research on how to get it to work right. You know, without constantly choking everybody in clouds of magma mist while being able to choke only what I want to choke with magma mist. Should be relatively easy, no epic pump-stacks needed to bring the stuff up. We're only ten, twenty z-levels away from it.

View of the row of pillars at the side of the Parthenon.


Detail of the roof inside the main chamber. The effect was supposed to be like cross-beams, but it looks more like ceiling tiles. Oh well.


In-game screenshot of the floor level of the Parthenon. Main chamber on the right; artifact room on the left.


The bottom level of the roof. You can see the statues for decoration--there are also statues all around the wall just below the roof, and another row of them on the very top of the roof.


A typical level in the fortress below, with wood and bone crafts, soapmaking, and on the right the memorials for all the forgotten beasts killed.
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2012, 12:49:11 pm »

Very awesome. Good work.

The athene statue-spot should obviously be filled by a pixel-art dwarf statue.
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2012, 01:00:45 pm »

Well, this puts my bronze pyramid to shame.  Excellent work!
What visualizer are you using for the screenshots?  They're pretty cool-looking.

As for the statue, you should do something like the Colossus of Cacame Awemedinade, or perhaps that fortress in the shape of a massive dwarf.  Something to inspire fear/admiration in all who know its visage.
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012, 01:56:32 pm »

I used Fortress Overseer. It makes quite a lot of things look awesome.

You should use Overseer on that pyramid and post screenshots.
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012, 03:46:02 pm »

View of the main chamber. This is where the statue of Athena would have stood. Since the statue was much larger than a single dwarf-made marble statue, I have yet to put anything here. The space is 13 tiles wide. Any ideas?

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So there it is. I think it looks nice, but needs more magma.

Yes.  Yes it does.  :P
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 04:10:41 pm »

You should use the nearest cavern space to make other buildings in/on/near the Acropolis, or maybe just other ones in Athens. If there aren't enough of those, make a few from other greek cities. If that doesn't eat up enough time to kill your fort, make a giant horse out of wood and make it a barracks.
Or, if you want to be real clever, make it out of soap.
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2012, 07:45:58 pm »

make a giant horse out of wood and make it a barracks.
Or, if you want to be real clever, make it out of soap.

I am so going to do this.  Can't do it with the current fort though, since I chopped the number of sky layers down to 5.  Don't need a ton of sky wasting space when you're not doing megaprojects.

Though because this is DF, it needs to be something more appropriate to the milieu.  Instead of a horse, a giant badger made out of soap.  Or an elephant.

Actually, I think I'll do this.  I'm pretty sure I got a map here that's mostly flat but has a nice volcano that goes up about 30 or 40 levels.  Make a giant elephant out of soap that shoots magma out of its trunk.  Have a squad of dorfs living inside it, use one leg as a stairwell into the belly of the beast, and another leg as the pumpstack for the magma.
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Re: My Dwarves built the Parthenon (Image-heavy)
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2012, 04:34:20 pm »

Yup, totally doing a magma fountain. Any sort of sculpture isn't really feasible because of how small the space is--13 pixels (11 if I want any space on the sides of the sculpture) isn't enough to be really detailed. So, magma fountain it is. I think I'll pump it up about halfway to the top of the chamber, let it fall into a reservoir and through a drain in the floor, then back down into the foundation. Going to have to keep some pumps going to keep the reservoir full though. Hmm...
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