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Nexii Malthus

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How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« on: August 09, 2009, 01:50:52 pm »

I always wondered how these materials really look liked, it helps greatly for the imagination when trying to picture their fortress instead of only seeing the abstracted colours.

After seeing the Bismuth picture in Piecewises' post http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=40103.msg697822#msg697822.
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I just had to go and post this thread.

So I'll start off:

Bauxite Layer on top of a Kaolinite Layer
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Chalk Cliff
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Magnetite
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Actually, screw this, I found this awesome Geosciences gallery;
http://www.tasaclips.com/photos.html

No wonder Dwarfs love rock, this is so awesome.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 01:54:35 pm by Nexii Malthus »
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 01:55:45 pm »

Sulfur looks incredibly badass.

I fuckin' love this gallery, thanks.
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 01:59:23 pm »

Yeah, come to think of it, it looks like a few of the colours are wrong. Orthoclase looks are LOT more creamy than golden for instance. Bauxite is far more orangey red.

Malachite just looks incredibly alien.

I have always imagined Dwarf Fortresses looking more like a boring shades of grey and murky mud. But these pictures really just add to absolute surrealism, I can really imagine the castle walls and all made of these bad ass materials taken from the underground. Just totally adds to the immersion.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 02:03:49 pm by Nexii Malthus »
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 02:06:37 pm »

Yeah, as far as colors go, DF doesn't really get the feldspars entirely right: orthoclase usually ranges from pink to white, and microcline is MOSTLY colored white; only the rare variety amazonite is bluish-green.
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009, 02:25:55 pm »

Wow!  :o That galery is a real gem!  :D (pun intended)

My favorites:
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 02:26:47 pm »

orpiment reminds me of beer... mmmmmm beeeeer. *drool*

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EDIT: this is far more dwarven.
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It menaces with spikes!
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 02:45:40 pm »

You made my fortresses look awesome beyond words.
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Re: What Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 03:10:49 pm »

I think some people need to get acquainted with Bismuth
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009, 06:54:13 pm »

Awesome, right after I've build a mini-monument to myself using realgar in a successiongame, now that's a rock to use for monuments, so pretty..

*Bookmarks the gallery*

Edit: Hey, where's Olivine?
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 07:04:03 pm »

Awesome, right after I've build a mini-monument to myself using realgar in a successiongame, now that's a rock to use for monuments, so pretty..

*Bookmarks the gallery*

Edit: Hey, where's Olivine?

The Dwarves in Toady's Dev Log stole it all.
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Nexii Malthus

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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 07:14:45 pm »

I'm glad I managed to reinvent the otherwise maddening useless stone into valuable picturesque material. I'd eventually see 3D visualizers using real material textures and Artists' drawings becoming much more vibrant.

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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 07:44:02 pm »

Only Geologists and Dwarf Fortress players get this excited about pictures of rocks. Although for Geologists it's professional, whereas for Dwarf Fortress players it's more like porn.
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 08:30:29 pm »

Mmmmm, those rocks are sexy.
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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2009, 09:08:19 pm »

Quartz isn't anywhere as trippy as bismuth, geothite, and, heck, even millerite sometimes. But it has scale in spades.

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Re: How Stones/Gems/Ore/Metals look like
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2009, 09:12:22 pm »

Only Geologists and Dwarf Fortress players get this excited about pictures of rocks. Although for Geologists it's professional, whereas for Dwarf Fortress players it's more like porn.
This could quite well explain our forum troubles. We must import more stone images!
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