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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #405 on: July 23, 2010, 05:22:59 am »

You should be able to survive via herbalism/farming, then trading food. Doesn't help with the FPS/mining/woodcutting issues, though.

Wait, can you designate plant gathering?

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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #406 on: July 23, 2010, 06:57:30 am »

You should be able to survive via herbalism/farming, then trading food. Doesn't help with the FPS/mining/woodcutting issues, though.

Wait, can you designate plant gathering?
Well I've not seen them do it, but as far as i can tell anything which doesn't require a tool works. I had completely neglected to do a farm until you mentioned it, I've managed to make a depot out of the coke, and a dorm room & meeting hall under the ramp/wall/floor spiral, shall see how high I go before I run out of building materials, and I can probably reclaim the mechanic and mason workshop. I have been attacked by a few skeletal and zombie groundhogs, but the dogs seem to have taken care of them with minimal wounds.
Piccie of progress by the spire;
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #407 on: July 23, 2010, 08:19:19 am »

If you're not averse to cheating, you can always mod the soapmaker/smelter reactions to give you raw building materials.

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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #408 on: July 23, 2010, 08:35:43 am »

If you're not averse to cheating, you can always mod the soapmaker/smelter reactions to give you raw building materials.
Does that bypass needing to regen the world then? I've got it running on linux 31.11, no change alas, but i really didn't expect it to work suddenly. Well if i can magic some materials i could build a castle, i can fish however, and I've got some bone crafts being made since the zombie / skeletal groundhogs keep getting themselves killed. Can't see any harvestable plants, and the first couple of places i put a farm i don't have any seeds for, I'm hoping due to the weirdness of this map that irrigating a section might help, but if not, I'll have to wait until a caravan turns up and hope the dwarves like sushi.

Oh and in the vm with 2 cores a few gb of ram i'm getting 14-16 whole fps! woo  ::)
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #409 on: July 23, 2010, 08:48:10 am »

Oh and in the vm with 2 cores a few gb of ram i'm getting 14-16 whole fps! woo  ::)

With wrong game graphical settings you can have even 4 cores and it won't help.

Also, Core A = Dwarf Fortress Only, Core B = EVERYTHING Else.
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #410 on: July 23, 2010, 08:54:03 am »

Build a staircase all the way up the middle of the monolith and STRIKE THE SKY.
Mine out the sky and sell mugs made of air to the elves!
Nonsense!  The obvious thing to do is to prepare a pumpstack, and KILL THEM WITH OUTER SPACE!

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The Tower of Armok.
The Lead of Armok's pencil.
Armok's Loins >_>

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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #411 on: July 23, 2010, 09:02:30 am »

Oh and in the vm with 2 cores a few gb of ram i'm getting 14-16 whole fps! woo  ::)

With wrong game graphical settings you can have even 4 cores and it won't help.

Also, Core A = Dwarf Fortress Only, Core B = EVERYTHING Else.
Well I've got 4 cores, 2 are in use by the vm,  and by looking at system monitor it's alternating between the vms core 1 / 2 @ 100%, I'll leave nix to do what it thinks is best, on windows i usually give DF the last 2 cores, then play something turn based on a different one whilst I wait for production orders or ridiculous mega projects to fail miserably. :P
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #412 on: July 23, 2010, 09:07:40 am »

The map lacks any plants. I've survived for a year so far on fishing and a little bit of cheaty-farming (magicked some water onto the "underground" area under the spire) and assassinating a few wolves with magma but I haven't gotten any migrants with picks.
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #413 on: July 23, 2010, 09:30:40 am »

Oh and in the vm with 2 cores a few gb of ram i'm getting 14-16 whole fps! woo  ::)

With wrong game graphical settings you can have even 4 cores and it won't help.

Also, Core A = Dwarf Fortress Only, Core B = EVERYTHING Else.
Well I've got 4 cores, 2 are in use by the vm,  and by looking at system monitor it's alternating between the vms core 1 / 2 @ 100%, I'll leave nix to do what it thinks is best, on windows i usually give DF the last 2 cores, then play something turn based on a different one whilst I wait for production orders or ridiculous mega projects to fail miserably. :P

Buuut... DF doesn't support multithreading*? Isn't it making the 'giving few cores to DF' pointless then?

*Unless I haven't noticed something.
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #414 on: July 23, 2010, 09:32:30 am »

The graphics rendering has been offloaded to a second core now I believe.
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #415 on: July 23, 2010, 09:34:38 am »

I like to think it stops one core getting hammered as it spreads the load a little, and with the vm, its using one for the OS and one for DF. If the graphics have been offloaded as well then all the more reason, thanks for that dragnar i think your right. :P
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #416 on: July 23, 2010, 09:36:27 am »

I assume it has crossed everyone's minds that perhaps it's simply Armok's will that this site cannot be mined. He might consider it desecration.

Of course, on the other hand, Armok might just assume his Dwarves will try anyway and will use the site as amusement.

I watch the flailing of Sciencetm to whatever end with the same enthusiasm as the Blood God himself. Forwards and upwards!
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #417 on: July 23, 2010, 12:13:24 pm »

Urist Mcminer cancels dig: Staring at spire.
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #418 on: July 23, 2010, 12:17:51 pm »

What if we set ademantine to melt/boil at a low temp? I wan't to see what happens if it suddenly goes *poof*.
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Re: 2212 z-level above-ground Adamantine Spire
« Reply #419 on: July 23, 2010, 12:30:18 pm »

Jesus.  Tapdancing.  Christ.


OK, if my machine wasn't based on an Athlon 3000+, I would so embark on that map, build a fort around the spire and engrave the HELL out of it.

Then I'd turn the place into a thing reminiscent of STALKER and call my faction the Monolith.
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