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Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial *NEW DFLP2011*
« on: December 11, 2008, 02:49:23 pm »

Update 2011 newerish:

I started a new Dwarf Fortress Let's Play! Id figure id post it here to since i posted all my old vids here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQXnVy6Nd_c

I also uploaded a Play Along Edition here:

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5168

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Update 2011: So i made a new DF video at last. My plan was to make one video with all the basics of DF so a new player could start by only watching that video.

It ended up feature length... two and a half hours:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn1iW1QN7_s

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Update 2010:
It's 2010 and there is a new version of Dwarf Fortress out. Since this changed a lot of things about the game, they make some of my old video's outdated, and thats why i have decided to make a new series of DFVIDTUTS for DF2010. Here are the video's i have made so far:

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 01 - DF2010: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 02 - Farming & Channeling 2010: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 03 - Military Basics, Forgotten Beasts & Fun: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 04 - Tour & Hospitals: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 05 - Advanced Military Scheduling part 1: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 06 - Advanced Military Scheduling part 2: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 07 - Dragon & Advanced Military Part 3: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 08 - Dwarven Terrorism & Hell: Youtube
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial 2010 part 08-Bonus - Elven Massacre: Youtube



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Hey guys. I've been working on a dwarf fortress video tutorial, and i figured i might as well post it here to on the official home of DF. I started one because well, i would have liked one when i started with the game. There is like two small videos on youtube which don't explain much so im taking matters into my own hands here :). I think the game needs it. It took me like 3 years (with playing the game like once a year) to finally make a fortress that can survive sieges.

These video tutorials aren't really a high quality production, I'm from the netherlands so my english isn't perfect, but i think i get the message across. The subtitles help with this to, they are great for showing the keys you need to learn and for stuff i forget in the videos.

So without further ado, here are the videos:
(Youtube HD works good, but gamevee has an even higher quality then youtube)

---------- Fort 1: "Demonbutter" ----------
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 01 - World Generation & Finding a site: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 02 - Preparing the Journey: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 03 - Understanding the DF world & Naming Dwarfs: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 04 - Mining and making beds: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 05 - Making Bedrooms, farms and stairs: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 06 - Dining rooms and dealing with refuse: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 07 - Brewing, labor options and dumping: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 08 - Bedrooms, crafting, trading: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 09 - Crafting and Hotkeys: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 10 - Migrants, Military and Requests: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 11 - Requests, Training and Specialized Stockpiles: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 12 - Migrants, Military and Requests: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 13 - Trading, Migrants and Defense: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 14 - Moods, crossbows, engraving: Youtube HD Gamevee
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 15 - Forging part 1: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 16 - Forging part 2, Fortifications: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 17 - Butchering & Cooking: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 18 - Leather & Wells: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 19 - Ambush & Coffins: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 20 - Siege & Traps: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part Extra 01 - Under Siege: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 21  - Nobles & managing: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 22 - End of Fort 1 &  3D view: Youtube HD
Thread bonus: Engravings from Demonbutter
---------- Fort 2: "Breakfastgears" ----------
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 23 - Start of fort 2, Magma pipe & Underground river: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 24 - Dragons & Sieges: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 25 - Water channeling & U-tubes: Youtube HD
Thread bonus: Mspaint Explanations from the video
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 26 - Floodgates, Levers and Bridges.: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part Extra 02 - Traps and Goblins: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 27 - Magma Forging, roads & ponds: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 28 - Glass Making: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 29 - Adamantine & BAD END: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 30 - Machinery 1, Safety & Building: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 31 - Machinery 2, examples: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 32 - Taking care of caged enemies 1: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 33 - Taking care of caged enemies 2: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 34 - Flooding & Spiking the demons: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 35 - Keeping Demons behind bars: Youtube HD
Thread bonus: Lists from Breakfastgears
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 36 - Siege Weapons, Disarming enemies & Arena: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 37 - Caving in the Demons: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 38 - Demons, Dwarven Justice & Economy: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part Extra 03 - Arena Filler: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 39 - 2D Tour: Youtube HD
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 40 - 3D tour & The End: Youtube HD


EDIT: The videos up to 40 are now also available at the internet archive, streamable and downloadable. If you want to download the videos, i recommend getting the cinepack version, they are the easiest ones to read the text in.

http://www.archive.org/details/Dwarf_Fortress_Video_Tutorials


Im planning for a lot more videos, at my current guess at least 25 30 40 32 35 40. This is what i have in my own little to do list:
(the items with a v in front are done or mostly done)

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v ***Creating a world

v ***Selecting a spot
Dolomite, Limestone, Chalk

v ***Preparing the journey

v ***Looking around
keys: arrows, shift, k, <, >, u
-Using the dwarf fortress wiki
-Unit list, naming dwarves.

v ***Finding a location for the fort
-Leave room for moat on -1

v ***Designing the fort
Keys: d, p, b, q
Designations: mine, chop down trees, stairs, ramps, remove
Stockpiles: stone, wood, furniture
Build: workshops, mason, carpentry
Mason: rock throne, rock table
Carpenters: wooden bed

v ***Making Food
Keys:
Build: table, throne, bed, farm plot
Stockpile: food, seed, refuse, graveyard
-Stockpile Settings
Farm plot: setting options
Carpenters: Barrel, Bin
Mason: Door
Trade Depot
Labor: Architecture

v***General Workshops
Build: Jewelers, craftsdwarf
Stockpile: gems, refuse(bone)
Craftsdwarf: stone crafts
Labor: Gem cutting, gem setting
Jeweler: Cut gems, encrust gems
Designations: dump
Area's: garbage

v***Housing + Tombs
Area's: drinking, fishing
Masons workshop: stone coffin
workshops: brewery
Building doors
Making Bedrooms
Setting Hotkeys

v***Military
keys: m
Activating dwarfs
Making squads
workshops: bowyer, mechanic
traps: stonefall traps
Craftsdwarf: bone, wooden bolts
Building Walls
Building a moat
Designation: Channel
Building a bridge
Building levers
[b]Hooking up levers to a bridge[/b]

v***Forging workshops
furnaces: wood furnace, smelter
Workshops: metalsmith
Mining for valuables
Iron Weapons

v***Diversifying food[s] + soap[/s]
-Slaughtering Animals
workshops: butcher, tanner, leatherworks
workshops: quern, fishery, farmer shop, kitchen
Making Meals
Making Tallow
[s]Making Soap[/s]

v***Dealing with nobles
Making Dining rooms
Making Throne rooms

v[b]***Rerouting water/magma[/b]
floodgates

[s]*** Clothing[/s]

v*** Machinery
screw pump
water wheel


I'm playing the game with tilesets and graphics because it makes the game make much more sense. Im using the Guybrush 16x16 tileset, Dystopian Rhetoric's graphics set, and an updated color scheme.

You can find the game releases on this page: http://dffd.wimbli.com/category.php?id=18
This page also has prepacked versions with tilesets already installed.

Fort 1 is using : "Dwarf Fortress v0.28.181.39e Graphical Repack (PC)"
Fort 2 is using : Dwarf Fortress v0.28.181.40d9, with the tileset installed myself.

For playing yourself i recommend this: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=839 , 40d9 with the mike mayday tileset.

Since the fortress is over, i uploaded my fort to the internet, ready for you guys to download. It's prepacked so no installing should be necessary.

Demonbutter: Megaupload - Mediafire
Breakfastgears: Megaupload - Mediafire

Anyway please post any suggestions you guys might have. What are the problems you really ran into when you started playing? Whats are some things that every new player should know?

Also, thank you toady for making this fantastic game. I wouldn't be doing this if the game didn't have so much potential and depth
And thanks to everyone who worked on the dwarf fortress wiki. I reference it often in the videos and without it this game would have been unplayable for me.

Addendum:
Want to see more of my old stuff? Read this:
f0or the stupid people under us =o

what is an LP ? or SSLP.

i have no clue ^_^

LP stands for "Let's Play", which stands for playing through a game, and then sharing that with the internet somehow, usually through a forum thread. There are screenshot lp's (SSLP), video LP's (VLP) and mixes of both, called hybrid LP's. For more info check out:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=191
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2725735

There are other places that have LP's to, but AFAIK it all started on the somethingawful forums, and i post there anyway. I have actually done a couple of LP's there:

http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Final%20Fantasy%20Adventure/ - Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystiq Quest
http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/SGnG/ - Super Ghouls & Ghosts, Ghosts & Goblins (arcade), Gargoyles Quest & Gargoyles quest II
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2726964 - Hard Truck Apocalypse and HTA: rise of the clans
I also had a thread with random snes games, but dont have a link to that anymore, its found in the bowels of google video if you really want to see them.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 11:35:12 pm by captain_duck »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 05:27:21 pm »

Nice job, we needed some good tutorial videos. But maybe some people might be confused because you used a tileset.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 05:29:04 pm »

Nice job, we needed some good tutorial videos. But maybe some people might be confused because you used a tileset.
Add video 0: Installing a tileset.

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 02:25:30 am »

great! thanks for this
will show the vids to one of my friends whos starting playing, so i dont have to tell him eveything :)
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 08:04:51 am »

Hoi Captain Duck,
Thank you so much for these - and keep them up! 
I found DF a few months ago but couldn't get into it at the time (though I loved the Boatmurdered story hehe).
Anyway, saw your vids today, downloaded one of the graphic set versions and had a great time - good job (also to programmer!)

Only thing that caused me so much grief was trying to farm!  I think my dwarves ate all my seeds before I had a field in the first game I played, then I spent so long trying to get water underground... now I found some areas near lakes are softer so I'm OK I think.. phew.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 11:22:12 am »

Captain , are you Dutch ? Because you sound like a dutch-speaking person who talks English. And I don't mean it in a offensive way :D Anyhow , great job ! This will definitly pull over some people who tought that the game was too hard or that couldn't find/understand things from the wiki.

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 11:24:35 am »

Make sure this gets posted in the wiki!

Also, I would put the text on the wiki to include the seeds, and put world saves up on DFFD so that people can play along at home...

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008, 01:28:59 pm »

@ R1ck  & E-mouse
Yeah im using tiles, but in the youtube version i've linked to where you can find a preinstalled version of DF with tiles ( http://dffd.wimbli.com/category.php?id=18 ). Thatll work for most new people

@lucifer
These video tutorials arent really a high quality production, im from the netherlands so my english isnt perfect, but i think i get the message across.

:)

@Granite26
I could post it in the wiki but don't really know where to place it though. Also its not nearly done yet and i dont want to keep updating yet another place everytime i make a video.

On the seed and DFFD thing, ive never done those but i guess i could figure it out, ill spend some time on that later.

Also, the OP has been updated with part 08:
Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 08 - Bedrooms, crafting, trading: Youtube HD Gamevee


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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 01:38:02 pm »

In your first video you said that Vegetation is not really important but I usually find it useful if you want a different type of booze (not just dwarven wine) such as longland beer and all those other ones (I don't know them by heart) because your dwarfs can get a bad thought if they only drink the same booze.

thats the only bad thing I can say about your videos because they are very good :)


EDIT: Also on part 3 there is a grammar mistake right at the beginning that says "if knows whats going on already you might want to skip this video" but it should say "if you know whats going on already you might want to skip this video"

also in video 3 Capnduck says that he is using a graphical pack and he says where to get it from

EDIT2: wow am I editing alot anyway you might want to tell the viewers that depending on the biome if there are carp or sea lampreys or other dangerous fish in rivers or ponds or small pools of water
« Last Edit: December 12, 2008, 02:08:02 pm by DF newb »
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008, 01:43:32 pm »

In your first video you said that Vegetation is not really important but I usually find it useful if you want a different type of booze (not just dwarven wine) such as longland beer and all those other ones (I don't know them by heart) because your dwarfs can get a bad thought if they only drink the same booze.

But great videos :)

Yeah you got a point in that, i should do that to.

Anyway it might be smarter if you also add suggestions like this as comments on the videos themselves, since this project is going to take a lot of time and i dont think i will rerecord or resubtitle any of the videos.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2008, 01:56:50 pm »

For wiki, you should create a Captain_Duck's Video Tutorials page, with links to each one and short verbage.  The trick is, every time you finish a video, go edit the page and add it onto the end.

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2008, 02:10:05 pm »

In your first video you said that Vegetation is not really important but I usually find it useful if you want a different type of booze (not just dwarven wine) such as longland beer and all those other ones (I don't know them by heart) because your dwarfs can get a bad thought if they only drink the same booze.

But great videos :)

Yeah you got a point in that, i should do that to.
your video #6 has thought me that you can make a seat out of stone, a throne!!!
I would always make them out of wood until now thank you :)
(I feel like such a idiot)

Anyway it might be smarter if you also add suggestions like this as comments on the videos themselves, since this project is going to take a lot of time and i dont think i will rerecord or resubtitle any of the videos.


I am just logging in to youtube to do that
but still great job! :)

P.S I am on video 5 so far and everything looks good! :)




Also nice room design a lot better then mine also nice workshop design


also I have a idea for a video..... cave adaption and how to stop it (like channeling over your main stair case and floor grating it)  


BTW nice names
« Last Edit: December 12, 2008, 02:40:02 pm by DF newb »
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2008, 06:39:17 pm »

Videos looked great, but the DF music playing in the background, at nearly the same volume as your voice, was a bit distracting.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2008, 09:37:54 pm »

Thanks a lot for this videos gonna watch them and see if they cover all the things im confused about (pipes and smelting). Some of you know im new to this game and I was just thinking about how nice it would be with some video tutorials so thanks again im hoping this will help so i can stop spamming you guys so much  :D
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2008, 01:31:16 am »

Alright here is episode 09, i miss out on trading with the first caravan :/

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 09 - Crafting and Hotkeys: Youtube HD Gamevee
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