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Author Topic: [0.44.12] All Races Playable mod  (Read 60402 times)

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[0.44.12] All Races Playable mod
« on: July 15, 2014, 06:46:18 pm »

All Races Playable

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The goal of this mod is simple: To let you play Fortress mode and Adventure mode with as many races as possible, while adding or changing as little as possible.

You can play Fortress mode as dwarves, elves, humans, or goblins.

You can play Adventure mode as a dwarf, elf, human, goblin, kobold, or an animalman from above or below ground. A few basic adventurer crafting reactions have been added to make it easier to play as an outsider.

Installation

Drag the raw folder into your main DF folder. This will cause the original creature_standard, creature_subterranean, entity_default, and item_weapon files to be overwritten. This mod has not been tested for compatibility with other mods, but should work alongside any mod that doesn't itself change the creature_standard, creature_subterranean, entity_default, and item_weapon files.

Embarking

When choosing where to embark in Fortress Mode, it is not immediately obvious which race you are embarking as. Go to the Neighbors tab, and the currently selected race will be first on the list. To switch race you need to go to the Civilization tab and choose another civilization; go between the two tabs until you find the race you want.

About the races

Dwarves

These are the dwarves you know and love. They have access to steel, the strongest metal in the game (or is it?) and underground plants, but they require alcohol to get through the working day. Dwarves may occasionally be taken by strange moods and produce wondrous artifacts.

Elves

The elves are very different from the other races. They do not mine, cut down trees, or farm; instead they rely entirely on herbalism. Elves can grow wooden logs from seeds at the Craftsman's Workshop, and use these for anything they need to build or craft. Elves can keep just about any animals as pets; make sure to bring some interesting ones when you embark.

Humans

Humans are the race most similar to the dwarves, but they grow their plants above ground, and can't make steel. They are also not dependant on alcohol, and a few wells will be enough to keep them happy and productive.

Goblins

Goblins do not need to eat or drink, so no food industry is strictly necessary in a goblin pit. They know nothing about alloys, and can't produce anything but base metals. But they have access to evil animals, which include ferocious monsters such as trolls and beak dogs. Note that trolls need both food and drink, and eat only meat.

DF versions

This version of the mod was made for 0.44.07, and works with all versions up to and including 0.44.12. It will likely work with any bugfix releases in the near future.

The last version for DF 0.43.05 can be found here.
The last version for DF 0.40.24 can be found here.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2018, 05:48:55 pm by Lovechild »
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 12:42:50 pm »

Thank you for this! I always at least add the ability to play humans...kinda wish the base game had all races playable by default.

What specific changes were made to each race? (if any)
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 01:01:59 pm by dennislp3 »
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 03:04:38 am »

Humans, elves and goblins have new nobles with about the same functions as the dwarven ones. Some evil animals have higher petvalues (eg. trolls don't cost 1 point to bring when embarking). Elves have several new reactions at the Craftsman's Workshop to make logs from seeds, and to make weapons and armor from logs. All races can play as outsiders in Adventure mode including underground animalpeople, and goblins and kobolds can play as regular adventurers.
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 12:28:17 am »

this mod sounds interesting, not much cramped with content like others i see here, and mantains the vanilla feel, i like it, maybe you could add the following i you dont have it covered yet:

-goblin based animals could be processed: something i usually see is that they have Troll derived stuff, this could imply that Trolls are both trained for war and as livestock, the problem i see is that they seem to be sentient, or have the tag so i dont know if they could be processed for food.

-Kobolds could be added too, i dont know how a Kobold fort would work, but i bet they could use vermin and small animals for food, maybe use wooden stuff, its not like one gets stolen equipment anyways.

-Animal People: from the stock avaliable in the game, Animal People dont have civilization of their own, but the player could be the start, they can only produce basic stuff with wood, but can steal equipment from their enemies, the can make agriculture but depends heavily in their race, for example, Tigermen would be focused only in hunting and livestock, eggs included, and well drinks, this could be different for say, Capybara men which are just herbivores and as such would rely heavily in agriculture. all of them would be able to produce all the goods of course, for trading purposes of course.

from my point of view all races should depend in water and food, the difference is in the priorities, for example for dorfs is alcohol, for humans could be a mix, for elves vegetables (also they wouldnt have problem in eating humanoids as they seem to have cannibalistic tendencies, same for gobs), for goblins meat, for kobolds, kobolds would be all rounder like humans, but humans use agriculture, while kobolds seem to be more like hunter gatherers. or they have very basic stuff. as i said with animal men, racial background or specie should have an impact in the dietary requirements.

i dont see problem with the equipment limitations:

-elves == wood

-dorfs == all metals and components

-humans == mostly focused in bronze or steel, silver

-Goblins == iron and copper (from what one can gather of sieges it seems their preferred materials)

-Kobolds == wood (they dont have metallurgy and rely in stuff obtained from kills)

-Animal People == wood (not really developed for metal use, but can use stolen equipment)

NOTE: oh, and dont forget we have shell and bone armor (kinda, shell armor doesnt really exist right now, but the rest of the set does), you could add that for non metal based races, it could make them a bit more competent. (elves, kobolds and animal people should be able to use that too) leather armor is always an option too.
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 07:05:04 pm »

-Kobolds could be added too, i dont know how a Kobold fort would work, but i bet they could use vermin and small animals for food, maybe use wooden stuff, its not like one gets stolen equipment anyways.
You might want to take a look at Kobold camp. And the Masterwork version
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 04:47:38 am »

Thank you for the mod, I always wanted this
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 09:59:33 am »

Would you say that the other races are as complete feeling as dwarves?
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 02:45:43 am »

This doesn't appear to work in 40.10, sadly, which is a shame as there was an awesome looking goblin civ in a world I wanted to play.  :'(

EDIT: Working for me now in 40.16 with the new version. Strange; but nevertheless, good job!
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Re: [0.40.xx] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 01:17:52 am »

worked fine for me, although i installed it, then genned a quick test world and was able to embark as some dirty stinkin cool elves
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Re: [0.40.11+] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2014, 02:43:32 pm »

This mod has been updated for 40.11! It is just about the same as before, but the mod now includes Toady's changes to the entity file (eg. the elven diplomat).

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Would you say that the other races are as complete feeling as dwarves?
The dwarves are probably still the most complex race, though the other races have some features the dwarves don't.

This doesn't appear to work in 40.10, sadly, which is a shame as there was an awesome looking goblin civ in a world I wanted to play.  :'(
Did you install the mod before you genned the world? Otherwise it won't work.
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Re: [0.40.11+] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2014, 04:37:16 pm »

To keep things thematic, have you considered adding a syndrome triggered by cave adaptation in humans that makes them go blind? That way the player if forced to make a surface fort instead of having a dwarf fort mysteriously populated by those tall semi-beards.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 05:37:14 am »

Goblins seem to be too small to use battle axes and cut trees.
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Re: [0.40.11+] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2014, 10:27:23 am »

Oh gosh YES! Thank you! Thank you very much for making this one, I was waiting for something like this.
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Re: [0.40.16+] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2014, 07:11:14 am »

Here is an update for DF 0.40.16! Now with glorious stepladders!

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Re: [0.40.16+] All Races Playable mod
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2014, 01:39:42 pm »

Very happy to have found this mod but I'm having some trouble with it. Maybe I can get some insight please?

When I first used the mod it worked fine, I had a Goblin Fortress started. I turned on a different graphic with the LNP and still had a Goblin team. I deleted that Fortress because I didn't spend any points (just wanted to check if the mod worked) but now I can't use any other Civ besides Dwarves.
I turned off the graphics mod and tried to load it with vanilla settings like before but it still doesn't work.

Using 40.15 LNP with Soundsense utility, nothing else.
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