The Starter Pack bundles Dwarf Fortress with huge community upgrades - graphics, tools, bugfixes, and much more.Download the latest Starter Pack here!
It's suitable for anyone - if you've never tried DF before, or played for years. For beginners, everything is bundled and set up for you; any setting can be safely ignored and the default will just work. For advanced players, everything is open: customise, add, remove, update, or replace anything you want to. The Starter Pack means you can spend hours setting up your fortress, instead of your DF install!
There's this thread on the Bay12 forums for feedback, questions, suggestions, or anything else about the pack. The second post
has a complete table of contents, a comprehensive changelog, and recent file checksums. You can download the latest pack above, at Two's mirror
or /u/heston's mirror
- and the mirrors also have older versions too. If you're not using Windows, find the pack for your OS at http://lazynewbpack.com/INSTRUCTIONS:
and unzip the folder It's a bundle of portable apps; there's no further installation procedure. The pack must be able to read/write files though - so don't put it in a "Program Files" folder.
2. [Optional]: upgrade from an earlier release by running the 'copy my data' script with both versions next to each other in a folder. DO NOT try to upgrade by extracting or copying over an earlier pack.
3. Don't panic if it seems graphics aren't working - menus and text are meant to use ascii tiles now.
Finally, an appeal: Dwarf Fortress is free, and redistributable
, because Toady lives off donations. You can support Bay12 Games here
. Or you can donate to cover my time and costs here
. Even if you decide not to donate, Dwarf Fortress is still free - and so is this unofficial pack.