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KittyTac

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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2018, 08:51:54 pm »

I doubt we will muscle up enough computing power for that until the 2170s, yeah. Although, as DF is Turing complete, everything is doable even now, but it's very very slow.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2018, 04:31:15 am »

The sheer amount of possibilities in the game world, and the limitless things you can do.
 
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And, with constant progress being made on the game by Toady, if you ever stop playing for a little while there will (usually) be a new feature to play around with when you come back.

Definitely these.

For me it's also not so much what happens on screen, but all the stories that pop into my head while playing (and even after that). The ASCII graphics is a bit like reading a book and imagining what everything really looks like, so basically DF looks much better in my head than any other game. 8)

I can't think of any other game from the 2000's that has inspired me as much as Dwarf Fortress with my creative projects.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2018, 04:36:51 am »

The sheer amount of possibilities in the game world, and the limitless things you can do.
 
[...]

And, with constant progress being made on the game by Toady, if you ever stop playing for a little while there will (usually) be a new feature to play around with when you come back.

Definitely these.

For me it's also not so much what happens on screen, but all the stories that pop into my head while playing (and even after that). The ASCII graphics is a bit like reading a book and imagining what everything really looks like, so basically DF looks much better in my head than any other game. 8)

I can't think of any other game from the 2000's that has inspired me as much as Dwarf Fortress with my creative projects.
This is why I prefer ASCII graphics when possible. A brain is the best graphics card.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2018, 07:02:33 am »

The sheer amount of possibilities in the game world, and the limitless things you can do.
 
[...]

And, with constant progress being made on the game by Toady, if you ever stop playing for a little while there will (usually) be a new feature to play around with when you come back.

Definitely these.

For me it's also not so much what happens on screen, but all the stories that pop into my head while playing (and even after that). The ASCII graphics is a bit like reading a book and imagining what everything really looks like, so basically DF looks much better in my head than any other game. 8)

I can't think of any other game from the 2000's that has inspired me as much as Dwarf Fortress with my creative projects.
This is why I prefer ASCII graphics when possible. A brain is the best graphics card.

Agreed. Just Say No to tilesets.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2018, 09:20:48 pm »

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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2018, 02:43:10 am »

The sheer amount of possibilities in the game world, and the limitless things you can do.
 
[...]

And, with constant progress being made on the game by Toady, if you ever stop playing for a little while there will (usually) be a new feature to play around with when you come back.

Definitely these.

For me it's also not so much what happens on screen, but all the stories that pop into my head while playing (and even after that). The ASCII graphics is a bit like reading a book and imagining what everything really looks like, so basically DF looks much better in my head than any other game. 8)

I can't think of any other game from the 2000's that has inspired me as much as Dwarf Fortress with my creative projects.
This is why I prefer ASCII graphics when possible. A brain is the best graphics card.

Agreed. Just Say No to tilesets.

Do I have a problem if my OS uses the CLA "tileset" by default? I've gotten used to reading things with periods represented as giant half filed in boxes as a result.
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