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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2018, 10:23:35 am »

TVTropes initially, although I don't remember the article or chain of articles that eventually led me to it.  Video Game Cruelty Potential, probably, since I remember reading something about DF players loving to lock up and torture elves in their dungeons.

The vague impression I got about the game was that it was some kind of torture simulator, and figured it was a relatively modern 3D dungeon simulator.  I wasn't terribly interested in that.

Later on, I found it again on TVTropes and a link to Boatmurdered.  I fell in love after reading that, although the version I started on was much newer (0.31.25).
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2018, 08:24:46 am »

I have read about Dwarf Fortress in Russian Wikipedia's article. I knew about the game since 2013, but actually started playing somewhere in the Summer of 2016, when I completed school education.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2018, 04:01:57 pm »

i found it in the main page of the minecraft wiki. so i looked around here a while and found the LNP.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2018, 07:50:03 pm »

Quill18 was the person that introduced me to the game via one of his playthroughs but I couldnít get into it, recently Nookrium had his very in-depth 50~ minuet turorial and then a tutorial fortress, after watching all of that together I got into it (about 3 weeks ago) and havenít looked back since.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #64 on: April 05, 2018, 06:29:39 pm »

I read somewhere that Minecraft was inspired by Dwarf Fortress a few years ago. I later looked Dwarf Fortress up on TV Tropes, and decided to try it out.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2018, 06:33:05 pm »

It seems like there are quite a few people who came here through minecraft
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2018, 11:02:04 am »

Boatmurdered, for me.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2018, 01:05:30 pm »

Boatmurdered, for me.
read it on MC wiki as i said before, but reading in the wiki, Bronzemurder https://www.timdenee.com/bronzemurder convinced me to try it and a tutorial video used the LNP, so i was hooked
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2018, 09:08:12 pm »

Seeing this awesome game being compared to Minecrap would have deterred me. But again, when I first heard of it, I was a stupid Minecrap fan.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2018, 09:56:00 pm »

I discovered roguelikes when my dad I was 8-10 years old and my dad brought home an old mac from work that they were going to throw away.  This would have been somewhere around '91-'93?  Can't remember exactly.  It had a bunch of games on it that employees had messed with on their lunch breaks and such.  One of them was nethack.  I poured so many hours into that, along with my 2 younger brothers.  This grew into an appreciation for roguelikes that never ended.  Played basically every single one that could be found on the internet in the late 90's.

My youngest brother also kept up with them, and found Dwarf Fortress when it was still very young.  Like 2007 or so.  This was after I'd had a kid, was trying to finish up school, working full time, totally engrossed in Stalker, etc.  So I was all "yeah, that sounds awesome... I'll get around to it eventually".  That was my response for a couple years.  Until I read Boatmurdered at work (I spent a lot of time putzing idly around on the internet at this job).  That put my determination to learn and play this game into overdrive.  Been hanging around here ever since.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2018, 01:13:41 am »

Seeing this awesome game being compared to Minecrap would have deterred me.

It's not comparison at all. DF is mentioned on MC wiki's main page in a list of games which inspired MC.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2018, 09:16:44 am »

Seeing this awesome game being compared to Minecrap would have deterred me.

It's not comparison at all. DF is mentioned on MC wiki's main page in a list of games which inspired MC.
Also MC has its own charm.
i'd love a MC total conversion mod, adding everything from DF into it. then i'd buy a VR system and dorf around there until i die of thirst.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2018, 10:30:43 am »

I found out from here: https://xkcd.com/1223/
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #73 on: April 09, 2018, 11:09:11 am »

Someday, I'd like to make a Minecraft Dwarf Fortress mod where Dwarf Fortress has all the Minecraft creatures and crafting recipes and such. Also a tileset that uses Minecraft textures. I'd estimate 9 months to a year of work to make that though, so it would be a lot of work.
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Re: How did you discover Dwarf Fortress?
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2018, 06:45:23 am »

I remember seeing a minecraft dwarf fortress texture pack a long time ago.
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