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Author Topic: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)  (Read 297800 times)

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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #420 on: November 18, 2022, 05:08:36 am »

Unfortunately, WINE (which proton depends upon) is a somewhat hefty piece of software, so it may still be out of reach for some people.

Hefty how? Many games run faster under Proton than they do in Windows even, and performance impacts are rarely significant in my experience.

What i meant was that WINE itself takes up a lot of storage space.


steam release for df is advertising storage requirements of about 500 megs.


a typical glorious eggroll release is a gig or so (within a couple hundred megs either way) extracted. official proton releases within the last couple years seem to be about a couple gigs or so (within a couple hundred megs), for reasons unclear to me (differently optimized builds? idk).


even still, that's not terribly massive for a system that's able to actually able to meaningfully play the premium edition. odds are pretty good anyone running linux using steam and not all-in on "native builds or gtfo" has some proton builds installed already.


if someone is running on a machine where a couple gigs of compatibility layer is that problematic, running the premium edition is quite probably not going to be a happy experience anyway.
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #421 on: November 18, 2022, 05:22:28 am »

Let's Learn Dwarf Fortress Steam Edition Play list including today's stream.

And today's interview by Blind Premieres 11/18/22, 10:00 AM Pacific Dwarf Fortress - Tarn and Zach Adams Talk - Workshop Support and Release Date (November 2022) (about 7 hours after this post)
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #422 on: November 18, 2022, 10:46:32 am »

The new release looks lovely!  I have been a Dwarf Fortress player since shortly after the move to three dimensions.  I would be greatly interested in a GOG.com release, although if necessary, I will use itch.io.  Not a fan of Steam!  Please consider a wider release!  Thanks.
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #423 on: November 21, 2022, 02:31:52 pm »

Being playing and following just after the first release, I'm eager to try the steam version. :)
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #424 on: November 22, 2022, 08:40:47 am »

wow no mac version on launch? what a low blow to the community
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #425 on: November 22, 2022, 09:08:03 am »

wow no mac version on launch? what a low blow to the community

I'm on Linux and sometimes one has to accept that even together we only make a small fraction of steam users. A later release for other systems seems not too uncommon for many games. I'm hopeful emulators will run it, though.

Another vote for a gog release here!
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #426 on: November 23, 2022, 09:01:02 am »

why is classic adventure mode being delayed for months because steam's UI isn't ready yet again? Is classic going to be punished for steam's development all the time now?
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #427 on: November 23, 2022, 09:19:53 am »

Since old versions of Classic will still be up for download with adventure mode enabled (e.g. 0.47) "punished" might not be the right word. Presumably it's because they want to keep the quality above a certain line, which has been brought higher with the new UI in the rest of the game. Note that these UI changes aren't as much "Steam's UI" as they are "the new UI", Classic are getting them as well, just without the fancy graphics.
But yeah, it is pretty curious. It could also be that the old/current Adventure mode UI is broken due to the Fortress mode changes, but as that is pure speculation. Might be worth a question over in the Future of the Fortress thread. You can't really expect a answer here, it's just for gathering all the announcements in one place on the forum.

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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #428 on: November 23, 2022, 02:14:30 pm »

But yeah, it is pretty curious. It could also be that the old/current Adventure mode UI is broken due to the Fortress mode changes, but as that is pure speculation. Might be worth a question over in the Future of the Fortress thread. You can't really expect a answer here, it's just for gathering all the announcements in one place on the forum.

Tarn did confirm that the old/current Adventure mode UI is broken.

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Could the current/old versions be enabled through some out-of-the-way config option somewhere, maybe even requiring editing a text file instead of just toggling something in the menu? At least the Object Testing Arena, because it's quite handy for... Object testing. Trying to update mods for the new graphics functionality (or trying to make new mods entirely) for the Premium version would go somewhat slower and more painfully if there is no way to instantly test things on the Premium version, and if the concern is exposing unwitting new players to an unpolished and difficult to use menu, requiring out-of-the-way configuration to access it would solve this.

The modes don't function now, and I'm not going to try to cludge them in since it'll take extra time to make the parallel systems work.  In arena mode's case that's probably the same amount of time as just doing the necessary arena mode menus.

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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #429 on: November 23, 2022, 02:34:56 pm »

Steam Community Update 23 November 2022: Workshop and Official Merch

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/975370/view/3507770137587814289

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Hello Urists!

It's Alexandra from Kitfox Games with another community update!

It's less than two weeks until launch and we are all busy and excitedly preparing for the big day. Tomorrow (November 24th at 2pm ET) will be our third and final beginner-friendly stream on the Kitfox Twitch channel. Streamer and Youtuber SalfordSal (https://www.twitch.tv/salfordsal) will be joining us this week to see if we can keep our fort going (despite the chaos). You can find the VODs of all the streams on our Youtube channel in this playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAcQJt6sSXKAk1b7GEo4TX3xMO_oBKvL6

Workshop Update

If you've been following our Update Roadmap, you'll know that Tarn has been busy prioritizing Steam Workshop integration. We are happy to announce that indeed Steam Workshop will be available at launch. This means that you'll be able to find and install Dwarf Fortress mods with ease. If you are a mod developer please feel free to contact me at alexandra@kitfoxgames.com or on Discord at Alexandra#0007 to discuss getting your mod on Workshop!

This also means that we won't have enough time to get Classic or Arena ready for launch but they will soon follow. To be clear, this means  the free classic update will be a bit late coming to Bay 12's website as well. But it will be available as soon as humanly possible. We will continue to provide regular updates on the progress of these modes.

Official Merch on Fangamer
 
Official Dwarf Fortress merch is coming to Fangamer! There is a pin, a metal band-style t-shirt and a pint glass with drawings of inside a fort. You can sign up here to get notified as soon as the merch becomes available here: https://www.fangamer.com/collections/dwarf-fortress. All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality.

-Alexandra
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #430 on: November 23, 2022, 05:19:43 pm »


If you've been following our Update Roadmap, you'll know that Tarn has been busy prioritizing Steam Workshop integration. We are happy to announce that indeed Steam Workshop will be available at launch. This means that you'll be able to find and install Dwarf Fortress mods with ease. If you are a mod developer please feel free to contact me at alexandra@kitfoxgames.com or on Discord at Alexandra#0007 to discuss getting your mod on Workshop!


In regaurds to this, do we add Alexandra on discord or do we join a specific server to direct message them?
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #431 on: November 23, 2022, 07:20:54 pm »


If you've been following our Update Roadmap, you'll know that Tarn has been busy prioritizing Steam Workshop integration. We are happy to announce that indeed Steam Workshop will be available at launch. This means that you'll be able to find and install Dwarf Fortress mods with ease. If you are a mod developer please feel free to contact me at alexandra@kitfoxgames.com or on Discord at Alexandra#0007 to discuss getting your mod on Workshop!


In regaurds to this, do we add Alexandra on discord or do we join a specific server to direct message them?

Just join the official DF Discord: https://discord.gg/kitfoxgames
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (0.47.05 Edition!)
« Reply #432 on: November 26, 2022, 02:12:49 pm »

This is very exciting! DF has been on my steam wishlist since June of 2019.
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