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herrbdog

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"Synthwave" fort!
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:17:33 pm »

I'm going to make a "synthwave" themed fort: i.e. Cyan, magenta, and purple.

I'm going to start with a pile of Rutile (Purple) and Microcline (Cyan) rocks -- to ensure I have those colors -- then 1 bar each of Rose Gold (Magenta), Black Bronze (Purple, valuable), and Lay Pewter (Dark Cyan).

Starting walls, furniture and doors, and such will be Microline, starting floors Rutile. As soon as I hit Magma (yeah, doesn't take long), I'll start non-stop Make <Black Bronze/Rose Gold/Lay Pewter Coins then melt repeatedly to magically summon more metal. (Of course I will use steel as well, it's dark and won't conflict with the color scheme.)

So:
Cyan - Microcline, "candy" (LOL)
Dk Cyan - Lay Pewter
Magenta - Rose Gold
Purple - Black Bronze ($$$$), Rutile, Pitchblende (heavy!)

Oh, and I need to ensure all dwarves are "nobles" so they show up as purple. I guess everyone's going to get a turn as manager/broker.

Any other ideas/tips/etc.?

Will post screens once I get it rollllling (am in the "pick stuff to embark" screen now... XD )
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h27kim

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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 03:19:38 pm »

Everything covered in troll blood, perhaps?   ;)
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 03:20:47 pm »

You also can assign everyone as scribe to make them purple.
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 03:30:44 pm »

You also can assign everyone as scribe to make them purple.

Nice tip, I'll have to try that one out!

Thanks!
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 04:23:04 pm »

You could change your color settings, so that gray is purple :P
But I guess it's cheating.

The "color" page in the wiki allows you to do that

Clear glass is dark cyan too, if you have sand available.
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 05:24:51 pm »

You could change your color settings, so that gray is purple :P
But I guess it's cheating.

The "color" page in the wiki allows you to do that

Clear glass is dark cyan too, if you have sand available.

Yeah, I am going to use the default colors. (Well, I did adjust them *_slightly*_... but yeah, I play the base game, no actual mods, no editted raws).

I forgot about clear glass, but will probably forego it, as I play "minimalist" forts, and sand/glass is a "luxury".

Thanks guys! Will post screenies soon(ish).
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 07:46:13 am »

You also can assign everyone as scribe to make them purple.
Scholar also works.
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 11:35:17 am »

architects are purple, peasants are cyan (or a light blue), bards are also purple, I don't think there is any jobs that make a dwarf pink. (I'm 50% sure that medical dwarves are purple)
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 12:24:03 pm »

The king/queen is pink
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herrbdog

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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 07:56:02 pm »

The king/queen is pink

Then, for the first time in 11 years... I will actually make it a goal to get a Monarch!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 08:52:20 pm »

sorry for doubleposting at wrong thread
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 08:59:10 pm by exdeath »
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 08:53:35 pm »

sorry for doubleposting at wrong thread.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 08:58:52 pm by exdeath »
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 08:59:35 pm »

Was doing some testes trying to do a synthwave pallete.
The first test is this. Reduced the amount of colors of an image with alot of synthwave colors to 16 with a image editor. The result was not god.
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An image with it:
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Then I decided to get the same image and with corel draw reduce to 64 colors, then create a image with all original DF colors and use the corel draw to convert this image to the synthwave pallete. The result was more usable:
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An image with it:
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I think I'm going to try that color scheme in my non-synthwavey fort. Thanks for the awesome color scheme!

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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 11:08:30 pm »

An explanation as to what "synthwave" is and why cyan, magenta, and purple are associated with it would be useful for the rest of us - to me, the only thing significant about those colors is that they are used in CGA palette #1.
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Re: "Synthwave" fort!
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 11:15:58 pm »

An explanation as to what "synthwave" is and why cyan, magenta, and purple are associated with it would be useful for the rest of us - to me, the only thing significant about those colors is that they are used in CGA palette #1.

Synthwave is a music genre. Example song which I fully acknowledge as a Splatoon remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5PWQg_iJqw

Dunno why it's associated with those colors though.
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