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Author Topic: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?  (Read 765 times)

Eschar

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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 09:28:56 pm »

This Xkcd comic.
I looked up DF about a week later, and downloaded it a week after that. I then spent thirty minutes trying to designate normal ground to be mined and thinking that the mountainside over there was some sort of ocean.
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"Continue struggling, laws of physics be darned."
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2017, 12:09:39 am »

I learned it in two evenings due to the quckstart guide.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 02:13:01 pm »

On the comment section of the BYOND game Dungeon Master, which is a DF based multiplayer game. Someone there said that it was just like DF, and it led me to search for it over Google.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 05:57:09 pm »

I was just browsing the internet looking for interesting things, trying to find a game to get interested in. Months go by with me occasionally finding something and then getting bored of it or dissapointed by the over hype. Well, then I ended up on DF because it was on some list (Can't remember exactly what list). So I took a look and tried it out. I got a hell of a lot more than I expected to, with more details than I ever though possible with today's technology. DF is amazing.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2017, 06:10:02 am »

Back when I was very young, there was this game called "Cultures 2: Northland". It was quite complex for a game that has been created in early 2000s. I was so amazed that it blew my mind. I could go as far as to call it the DF of the 2000s. Just to give few examples:
It's Cultures 3: Northland. Downloaded, played a bit.Meh, not even settlers. Conrtols feel clunky, game feels not very great overall, and chains of production(?) don't make any damn sense. When you "hit 100 exp", you not unlock next building, you unlock ability of this single unit to work on it. Say to make bakery, you build a farm and make someone work on it. When he gets enough exp, you build a mill and make this farmer, not someone else, to work on it, because only unit with exp in farming can do this. Even more absurd, when unit must have exp in mining to be a mason, or hunting to be animal farmer.

Discovered dwarf fortress from phrase "Minecraft was inspired by dwarf fortress and bla bla bla". Looked at screenshots while don't looking at game, decided that i'ts something not very interesting for me, and forgot about it for two years. Then i looked at it again, then i maniacally readed trough looked at funny moments thread at russian forum, and... Oh. My. God. Downloaded... Umm... how i can mine here? Spent three hours hugging wiki to get started.  :P
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My dwarf went to "attend a meeting" with expedition leader TAD. In Horrofailed, meeting the expedition leader means hitting them. Multiple times.
Again, we were meant to scout out the place, bribe the right people, get intel, sneak in, sneak out. We are currently somewhere beneath the crater, fumbling for gasmasks

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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #21 on: Today at 10:19:59 pm »

Didn't occur to me to say in my previous post, but I feel like it might be worth pointing out that DF has been in development since 2002...so technically it can itself be considered the "DF of the 2000s". :P
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