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Telgin

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Re: Upcomming announcement....
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2019, 10:29:01 am »

I kinda wonder if people who've been donating for years will get steam keys.

I like the sound of the steam version... but I'd probably feel a bit miffed to re-pay when I've donated a few hundred to DF development over the years.

I'm curious about this too, and exactly how the two versions will be kept in sync.  If it's just a matter of a built in tileset then that's not much for Toady to maintain, but it sounds like there was more to the graphics changes.  I know there's at least one video floating around but I'm at work and can't watch it yet.
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« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2019, 10:37:00 am »

Video shows no graphics changes.

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When the Steam version is released, people that choose to pick it up will get the new graphical tiles, new music and audio, as well as Steam Workshop integration.  The people that stick with Dwarf Fortress Classic will still get all of the upcoming Dwarf Fortress features as we add them, and modders will also be able to utilize the new graphical capabilities you can see above in their own creations.

Modders will be able to make their own graphics sets, 'new graphical tiles and audio' will be for steam version. No idea if sound will be moddable.

Like, I think the steam workshop is the extend of how far the code differs between the two versions. It's kinda a pain to maintain multiple codebases, so for a teensy team like this one, I don't think we'll see too much difference at all.

I guess what surprises me most about this is that the argument has always been 'well, having no graphics makes it easier to deal with generated stuff like forgotten beasts', but I guess they're gonna look for an answer on that one now :)
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PlumpHelmetMan

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« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2019, 10:53:28 am »

Think I'll stick with the free version, but this is an interesting development nevertheless. Will certainly bring about changes to the DF community, for good or ill.
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Inarius

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« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2019, 10:53:41 am »

It's a joke, i think


EDIT : shit, it's NOT a joke.

EDIT BIS : Why is Kitfox games announcing that and not Toady himself ?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 10:55:50 am by Inarius »
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« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2019, 10:56:11 am »

Hmm...dunno. Not April 1st, and seems like a pretty elaborate joke. I checked, and there is a Dwarf Fortress page on the Steam store now.
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« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2019, 10:56:59 am »

"The free version will always be updated but the "enhanced edition" has some additional features like 1080p graphics, new music, etc. " ? Where have you seen this BTW ?
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« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2019, 10:58:27 am »

I guess what surprises me most about this is that the argument has always been 'well, having no graphics makes it easier to deal with generated stuff like forgotten beasts', but I guess they're gonna look for an answer on that one now :)

Well the graphics now has additional people who have master+ level skills in both graphics and coding, so, "challenge accepted".

Funnily enough, it says on steam this version has a requirement for 1GB+ of VRAM. Not that it's unreasonable to ask, but this game wasn't known for being graphics-heavy... maybe it's to do with the higher resolution?
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« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2019, 10:59:21 am »

This is super exciting! I've already donated a few times before, but I aim to get the steam and itch versions as gift copies for friends, and further draw more people into the wonderful sticky mass that is DF..!
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« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2019, 10:59:39 am »

EDIT BIS : Why is Kitfox games announcing that and not Toady himself ?
They're functioning as a publisher, so the Adamses don't have to engage with the bureaucracy involved.

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Tarn and Zach wanted more people to know about Dwarf Fortress, and didnít want to spend a lot of time dealing with Steam and journalists and so on. They want to make video games, including more Dwarf Fortress, and not be hassled with selling and negotiating and so on. So Kitfox is acting as a publisher to help with marketing, Steam/itch.io logistics, and paying for other needs like artist contracts, music, PAX booths, etc.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dwarffortress/comments/b0mzog/official_announcement_dwarf_fortress_is_coming_to/

"The free version will always be updated but the "enhanced edition" has some additional features like 1080p graphics, new music, etc. " ? Where have you seen this BTW ?


https://www.patreon.com/posts/25343688
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« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2019, 11:00:26 am »

"The free version will always be updated but the "enhanced edition" has some additional features like 1080p graphics, new music, etc. " ? Where have you seen this BTW ?

The FAQ linked in the posts.
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« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2019, 11:01:04 am »

This is a big shock i must admit.
I just hope Toady knows what's he doing.
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« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2019, 11:02:31 am »

So yeah, I guess in the end this really won't change the game in any substantial way aside from bringing in new players to the community (basically a win-win, as far as I'm concerned).

It's a shock to be sure, but IMO a welcome one.
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« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2019, 11:14:51 am »

Sorry for not telling anyone sooner, but I wasn't allowed to. :/

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'well, having no graphics makes it easier to deal with generated stuff like forgotten beasts', but I guess they're gonna look for an answer on that one now :)
We are. Hopefully. It's tricky. ^^
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« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2019, 11:17:34 am »

Don't apologize for following an NDA or even just someone's friendly request not to share something just yet. Especially when they're paying you. :C

Godspeed Meph (and Mike)!
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« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2019, 11:33:06 am »

Well, this is an interesting turn of events!

I wonder whether this will include a period of polish for the UI?
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