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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #105 on: April 15, 2010, 02:14:45 pm »

Now the question is: can you build a computer capable of running dwarf fortress within dwarf fortress, then build an 8 bit computer in the dwarf fortress running on the computer in dwarf fortress. Because if so, you would win all the internets.
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« Reply #106 on: April 15, 2010, 04:48:57 pm »

Not possible until we can run DF on supercomputers with 16x16 (or bigger) embarks.
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« Reply #107 on: April 15, 2010, 06:45:08 pm »

You are fucking amazing. This is one of the, if not the greatest megaproject I have ever seen.
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« Reply #108 on: April 15, 2010, 07:26:15 pm »

Not possible until we can run DF on supercomputers with 16x16 (or bigger) embarks.
Probably need a bit more than that. How much memory does DF eat? 1gb? 2? And how many tiles does a hydroputer memory cell need? 12? 16? Anyway, it will need a lot of tiles to map those roughly 10 billion bits.
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2010, 07:31:52 pm »

Not possible until we can run DF on supercomputers with 16x16 (or bigger) embarks.
Probably need a bit more than that. How much memory does DF eat? 1gb? 2? And how many tiles does a hydroputer memory cell need? 12? 16? Anyway, it will need a lot of tiles to map those roughly 10 billion bits.
And considering the amount of processor power DF actually needs, I suspect your DF-in-DF computer might end up running at something less than one frame per in-game century or so.  You probably wouldn't even get through world gen before the original builders all died of old age.
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« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2010, 08:44:45 pm »

It doesn't actually have to feasibly run it... Of course it would be so slow (probably over a year of real time, constant running to render 1 frame of the intro, let alone the game) as to be impossible to actually play a game of it. However, even the potential to run it would be awesome, despite in practice being silly and un-workable. The very idea of using the systems in a game to emulate the machine running the game is what makes it awesome, not actually running it.  :P
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« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2010, 08:56:54 pm »

We would also need to adhere to a processor standard.  If we could convince Toady to compile to a simpler architecture (like MIPS, which is what I used in my hardware class), it would at least be feasible to build.  Trying to build an x86 processor would probably only end in sadness.
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« Reply #112 on: April 15, 2010, 10:06:49 pm »

I. I... I think you... There aren't words for this. But you just... I don't know how to describe this. It's incredible. You went along the "Holy Crap this is Awesome" meter, took a piss at Mongol conquering, munched on the Pyramids, and kicked the Apollo missions in the balls. The level of awesome in this makes me cry.

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« Reply #113 on: April 15, 2010, 10:48:46 pm »

This must surely be one of the--- SEVEN DWARVENWONDERS OF ALL GENERATED WORLDS!

( Sorry for the Capitalis Romana tendencies. But they're supposed to follow monumental creations. )

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« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2010, 09:19:27 am »

My hat off to you sir! A most fine spectacle, and an enduring legacy.
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« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2010, 09:47:13 am »

This is the single most amazing thing I have ever seen to happen in any sanbox game ever. Now, when people will ask me "What can you do in DF?" I can finally say "Anything."
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« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2010, 11:21:45 am »

I have often been amazed by the various megaproject thread on this board.

But this ... this is just beyond awesome, beyond the very definition of it.

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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2010, 12:40:51 am »

Possibly the greatest achievement in the history of Dwarf Fortress! I don't even have the words to express this awesomeness.

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« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2010, 02:13:39 am »

I usually just read the forums, but I felt the need to actually make an account simply to say that you, sir, are amazing.
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« Reply #119 on: April 17, 2010, 03:00:23 am »

Madman. That is all.
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