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 a 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/Hecknar'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.