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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3449057 times)

Aristion

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34110 on: April 11, 2014, 05:50:31 pm »


Pretty sure you can get a light bulb working with potatoes though.
Not if you brew it.

I wasn't talking about them being brewed potatoes. Also he just said potatoes, no adjectives.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34111 on: April 11, 2014, 05:53:38 pm »


Pretty sure you can get a light bulb working with potatoes though.
Not if you brew it.

I wasn't talking about them being brewed potatoes. Also he just said potatoes, no adjectives.
If a dwarf was a potato, he'd probably brew himself for the vodka.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34112 on: April 11, 2014, 06:33:41 pm »

In Silentthunders, we pride ourselves on only breeding the strongest of pigs. So it is with great pleasure now that with 1 in 8 pigs being slaughtered till only the biggest, strongest and fattest pigs remained, Silentthunders has had its first pig born both gigantic and bristling with incredible muscles. Good for you pig! Good for you. We shan't eat you, you are the future.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34113 on: April 11, 2014, 07:01:55 pm »

I've burned down around 1/4 of the surface. plans have been made to burn the rest down, but dragonfire's kinda hot. I'm worried it might destroy my roads.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34114 on: April 11, 2014, 07:17:51 pm »

I've burned down around 1/4 of the surface. plans have been made to burn the rest down, but dragonfire's kinda hot. I'm worried it might destroy my roads.

Well, we'll see how far this fire spreads, since with this climate I'll probably get snow as soon as autumn arrives but I just breached the magma tube so I could move my magma industries to the same z-level as the rest of my camp, and to melt the pool which is only unfrozen for 20 days in the summer. The channel I dug for the magma had grass in it, and because they were grassy ramps, I've set the surface on fire.

I think I got all my dwarves inside, and the pasture has been deleted to let the animals flee freely, but I lost the strawberries I had planted and will probably lose most of the shrubs on the surface. My buckets, logs, barrels, and a bunch of coke bars (from lignite I embarked with) were also outside. It seems the coke bars didn't ignite, but I did lose just about everything wooden that was left outside, plus the 2 bone crossbows I had made from the pack animals are now XXcrossbowsXX.

Classic dwarf fortress moment.

edit: it seems the animal caretraker (tracker 6, hammerdwarf 3, was in first migration wave) went missing. He was the one who did the tube breach, but I saw him get out safely from that. I'm going to chalk this down to the bloodthirsty volcano god demanding it's sacrifice one way or another.
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« Reply #34115 on: April 11, 2014, 07:41:24 pm »

Built a short circuit to verify some impulse ramp behaviours. Nothing really new apart from a peculiar thing with ramps on track corners - if the cart's going at less than derail speed, they reliably cause diagonal movement, i.e.
S->N track - corner going west and _on_ the corner an impulse ramp (can be EW or NW, no difference) - > cart goes diagonally NW. That's interesting, because when a cart going S->N goes _down_ a ramp with EW track (connecting to further westward track), the cart changes to westward course without misbehaving. On this flat track, the cart would stop one or two tiles west of the ramp, because the diagonal movement smacked it into the wall and forced it to stop (easily confirmed by digging out a bit of wall to give space for diagonal movement).

Other than that, just the usual:
Ramp E ("dead end", only wall)
Ramp N or S ("dead end", only floor)
Ramp EW (both walls, no floor)
Ramp NSE (one wall, two floors)

were all treated like plain floor. No surprise there, they're all nonfunctional ramps. It was still somewhat interesting to see that the time on the individual false ramps was absolutely unchanged from the time otherwise spent on flat track - apparently, the program itself really treats them as floor, not ramp.

A NEW ramp (both walls, one floor)
accelerated the cart normally, as per usual.

So impulse ramps have the same rules as all other ramps - if the ramp has any up and exactly one down connection, it accelerates, otherwise it's non-ramp. As i said, no real surprises, but with the very uniform speeds on a flat cycle, it was easier to verify than with actual level-changes.

I wonder if there'd be any interest in another Minecart Physics thread, this time not just crunching numbers but more looking at behaviour in actual applications, with an eye out for the weirder cases.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34116 on: April 11, 2014, 07:47:02 pm »

116 people currently residing in my fortress. One mayor and one countess. Waiting for the monarch; the monarch shall join us and will reside far deeper than everyone else.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34117 on: April 11, 2014, 07:53:16 pm »

I'm dealing with an extreme lack of FUN things and waves of migrants.  I'm thinking about starting what could be considered my first "mega"project (as a test to see if I can learn how to build something) and I'm attempting to find the third cavern layer. 
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34118 on: April 11, 2014, 08:01:06 pm »

Oh, and quick question - I am assuming if the game marks your own race with "No Trade" then no migrants will come either?
Just a question, although things like that seem to only occur in extremely hot or cold worlds.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34119 on: April 11, 2014, 08:08:13 pm »

I wasn't talking about them being brewed potatoes. Also he just said potatoes, no adjectives.
If a dwarf was a potato it would be brewed.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34120 on: April 11, 2014, 08:11:58 pm »

Oh, and quick question - I am assuming if the game marks your own race with "No Trade" then no migrants will come either?
Just a question, although things like that seem to only occur in extremely hot or cold worlds.

I think you would still get the two hard-coded migration waves in the beginning, but other than that you might not get migrants.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34121 on: April 11, 2014, 08:14:46 pm »

Ah, okay.
I guess that makes absurdly cold worlds even harder to colonize.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34122 on: April 11, 2014, 08:17:04 pm »

Oh, and quick question - I am assuming if the game marks your own race with "No Trade" then no migrants will come either?
Just a question, although things like that seem to only occur in extremely hot or cold worlds.
What you're describing sounds like a dead civilization.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #34123 on: April 11, 2014, 08:33:26 pm »

The human filth of Umonbehal, the Great Kingdoms have dared besiege our great city.

Yes we brutally slaughtered the guild representative but he was being a terrible annoyance, trying to push his inferior human crafts on us!

Oh well it is no matter, all the humans died impaled on the pointy ends of adamantine weapons.
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« Reply #34124 on: April 11, 2014, 08:44:45 pm »

The human filth of Umonbehal, the Great Kingdoms have dared besiege our great city.

Yes we brutally slaughtered the guild representative but he was being a terrible annoyance, trying to push his inferior human crafts on us!

Oh well it is no matter, all the humans died impaled on the pointy ends of adamantine weapons.

The humans who siege us come from The Realm of Business.
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