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Author Topic: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress  (Read 1349364 times)

zchris13

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2009, 08:32:43 pm »

And now I feel like an idiot myself.  I really thought you were trying to poke fun at the earlier posters.  My extreme apologizes.
It happens to even the best of us.  I did some really dumb things, but I forget what they were.  I had several lizardmen not be able to do anything because they start adventuring naked.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2009, 08:36:46 pm »

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Wait, you can use the mouse with DF?
Yes, but I find it rather useless myself, since you can't click-and-drag an area.

Right click, enter, right click somewhere else, enter. Try it, see if it works for you.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2009, 08:37:23 pm »

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Wait, you can use the mouse with DF?
Yes, but I find it rather useless myself, since you can't click-and-drag an area.
Right click, enter, right click somewhere else, enter. Try it, see if it works for you.
That works.  It is rather clunky though.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2009, 11:20:04 pm »

When I discovered I could colour-code workshops.

Like the guys above me said:  Wait, what?  [facepalm]  How do you do that?

KG
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2009, 11:54:46 pm »

discovering that wells could be more than one z-level deep. had one fort with a rather nice aqueduct system in one fort going up three z-levels

Wait... What?

*Facepalm*

Well I had thought that the well bottom needed to be 1 z-level below the actual well and this one fort had a brook a few z levels below the entrance so, I build and aqueduct of windmills, pumps and walls to get the water up to my desired z-level. I have pics somewhere around:


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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2009, 08:09:41 am »

-edit-
WRONG TOPIC *FACEPALM*
« Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 08:22:15 am by Icarus »
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2009, 02:42:11 pm »

First time I saw the trade screen, I saw a bunch of cool stuff I wanted (like food and wood), so I selected it.  All I had was a valuable anvil I didn't know how to use, so I offered them that.  With the offer command.  Ok, now how do I request a good in exchange... oh.  Crap.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2009, 03:20:22 pm »

First time I saw the trade screen, I saw a bunch of cool stuff I wanted (like food and wood), so I selected it.  All I had was a valuable anvil I didn't know how to use, so I offered them that.  With the offer command.  Ok, now how do I request a good in exchange... oh.  Crap.

Yeah, understanding trading is a fairly large hurdle, about everything everyone mentioned to me I pretty much got after playing for only about a month, I only used the wiki once and that was for fort mode which was during my first fortress; if I ever do need questions answered I will post it on the forums.

The reason I got into DF so easily was from hours of many different rouge likes, I remember practicly all of ADOM's extended commands too.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2009, 04:10:27 pm »

When I discovered I could colour-code workshops.

Like the guys above me said:  Wait, what?  [facepalm]  How do you do that?

KG

I'm ready for my facepalm on this one too.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2009, 04:54:30 pm »

You have to use different colored stones to build them. There are various accents that go with the building that are colored like the stone used to build them.


My biggest would have to be when I discovered gremlins can pull levers. I made a massive amount of 'Just in case' levers that would be able to quarantine, and then subsequently both flood and drain, certain parts of my fort. The only time I saw a gremlin with 17 kills to its name.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #55 on: April 22, 2009, 07:11:09 pm »

While trying to change a dwarf's name with Dwarf Companion, I accidentally turned the dwarf into a toad.

*facepalm*
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2009, 11:42:27 pm »

When I selected my entire fort for smoothing...

...and wondered why three months later my farms had stopped producing...

...turns out you can't grow food on smooth stone. Rather, you CAN, but as soon as it gets muddy some industrious dwarf will run on over and clean it up (with no tools, I can only assume he's eating it).

The only time they seem to be efficient cleaners, too.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #57 on: April 23, 2009, 07:24:15 am »

When I selected my entire fort for smoothing...

...and wondered why three months later my farms had stopped producing...

...turns out you can't grow food on smooth stone. Rather, you CAN, but as soon as it gets muddy some industrious dwarf will run on over and clean it up (with no tools, I can only assume he's eating it).

The only time they seem to be efficient cleaners, too.

[Urist Mcdougal cancels plant seeds. Using cat as mop.]
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2009, 01:14:31 pm »

When I selected my entire fort for smoothing...

...and wondered why three months later my farms had stopped producing...

...turns out you can't grow food on smooth stone. Rather, you CAN, but as soon as it gets muddy some industrious dwarf will run on over and clean it up (with no tools, I can only assume he's eating it).

The only time they seem to be efficient cleaners, too.

[Urist Mcdougal cancels plant seeds. Using cat as mop.]
Well, when you have so goddamn many of them...
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Try rubbing a cat on it, that seems to help.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2009, 01:30:06 pm »

two face palm moments in one hour of play!!! (for me)

learning about partial print, then realizing i can play with temperature on, so i turn that on, then realizing i built every flood gate and pump of a magma pump system to make a magma fall out of, of non magma safe materials. That was fortress number 5. (1 whats a wet stone?, 2 whats a hot stone?, 3 how does a pump work?, 4 that is alot of goblins!)
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