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Author Topic: PeridexisErrant's Dwarf Fortress Starter Pack r53 - everything in one place  (Read 170181 times)

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This starter pack bundles Dwarf Fortress with the best community graphics packs, tools, and interface improvements already configured - so getting the best of everything only takes a single download and no fiddling, easy for anyone. 

You can download it here (DFFD), or discuss it here (Bay12 forum thread) - I love feedback and suggestions.  There is a backup mirror and archive of old versions available from my dropbox; please only use this if DFFD is not working for you - one in twenty users using this link would get my account frozen!

It replaces the old Lazy Newb Pack, which was less comprehensive and is more than a year out of date.  While the old LNP was infamously windows-only, this new starter pack has an equivalent for Mac and an edition for Linux; these have relatively minor differences. 

It's suitable for anyone - if you've never tried DF before, or played for years - because while I've set up all the included parts already, the core is as easily accessible to you:  you can add, remove, update, replace whatever you want to and customise the pack as much as you want.  The tools I've included make the game easier to get into, but avoid changing any of the fundamentals - there are no mods here.  Dwarf Fortress can be confusing enough to play, but doesn't need to be hard to set up too. 

Lastly - Dwarf Fortress costs you nothing, because the developer gives it away and lives off donations.  If you've got some money kicking around... consider helping to fund development for everyone. 


The changelog and contents list  can be found in the second post in the Bay12 forum thread.  Please note that I have mostly just aggregated, configured, and redistributed other peoples work; the full list of actual contributors whose work is in this package is very long indeed, and should be available at the bay12 forum threads for each included component.  All my work is CC-BY-SA-NC; bear in mind that this  doesn't cover much of the pack.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Download and unzip the folder - there's no further installation procedure.  The pack must be able to read/write files - so don't put it in a "Program Files" folder.
2. Open dfhack.init in the dwarf fortress folder with a text editor, and enable mouse control if you want it.
3. If you're upgrading from a previous version of this pack, run the 'copy my data' script with both versions next to each other in a folder. 
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 03:08:09 am by PeridexisErrant »
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CONTENTS:
Please note that these components are the work of others in the community - I've just collected and configured them. 
Spoiler: contents (click to show/hide)

CHANGELOG: 
Spoiler: changelog (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 03:09:55 am by PeridexisErrant »
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 12:13:42 pm »

How do you transfer your worlds to the new Lazy Newb Pack?? im currently using the original version of LNP and i cant figure out how to get my worlds from my old one to this new one.
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 12:16:56 pm »

nevermind i figured it out! :P
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 12:54:53 am »

For posterity:  The way to do this is to copy the contents of your savegame folder across.  DON'T delete them until you test the new version!  The folder is in 'Dwarf Fortress>data>save', and can be opened from the 'folders' menu of the LNP. 

You can also edit your own comments using the 'modify' button on the top right, and posting the answers to your own question is encouraged - it helps anyone who searches for it later. 
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 03:05:16 pm »

I really wish you would disable the mouse query by default, I strongly dislike it.

Other then that, cool.
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 03:35:08 pm »

A large chunk of dfhack plugins refuse to load with this version of LNP.

ex: workflow doesn't load and any attempt to manually load it doesn't do anything.


Nevermind.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 03:40:27 pm by Jon-Ace »
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 07:14:59 pm »

Don't be like me and rename your LNP directory with spaces - nothing will work.

This is pretty exciting to see all of these tools running cross-platform.  I do have to say though that the Mac executable provided by the latest DFHack 0.34.11r3 is the only way I've been able to get DFHack to run natively on Mac.  It would be great if the tool could determine the OS and just run the appropriate executable - a lot less work.

So this is a cool development, but there's a lot of work to do yet!



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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 09:28:17 pm »

Yeah, there's a lot of stuff where renaming something will break another tool that uses a defined folder path.  If you want to rename something, jut take it slow and keep checking that stuff still works - keeping a copy of the whole folder prior to any edits is also a good idea. 

There is actually nothing here which is actually usable on all platforms (except soundsense, somehow), but fortunately many developers compile a version each for windows mac and linux.  This looks like it keeps getting better as well, with a new edition of the LNP in the works which can be compiled for any platform - its in the mac version and while behind, is still usable. 
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 04:18:50 am »

Does this only contain utilities and no mods?

At least modest mod for some balance tweaks and bugfixes could be useful.
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 08:41:31 am »

Everything except mods - master work has that covered pretty well for a single package, and there wasn't a vanilla equivalent. 
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013, 02:32:12 am »

Is anyone else getting a corrupted .zip when they download this?
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 04:12:39 am »

not sure with last version, but with previous author used for whatever reason a 7z and not zip. (is that useless unpacker exe still it btw? it should be removed. actual unpacking can be done with command-line 7z (+standalone dll) and simple .bat file)
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 06:04:40 am »

Recent versions are all .zip - there were some issues before with the 100MB hosting limit, so I was tweaking the compression, but eventually just cleaned some of the less useful bits out.  The unpacker has been removed, since everyone can extract .zip files. 

So far as I can tell it's working, and there have been a couple of new versions since you got the corrupted download - hopefully it'll keep working fine. 
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Re: Expanded LNP - a single download with everything
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 10:08:33 am »

Still corrupted for me, downloaded it 3 or 4 times last night, and still getting this. Can anyone reproduce this, or am I doing something wrong?

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Update: Not having this problem as of v14! Yay!
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