Sergeant P. A. Muldoon

Dwarf Fortress - Why not use the best sprite pack?

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sorry, I meant, rather than using the symbols on a keyboard (for example) why not use a whole set of customised symbols?

 

It could be up to NES style graphics without too much work

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Because the Developers don't care about making the thing playable or usable for mere 'players' so long as they can create what is essentially a very sophisticated simulation inside the computer ware it will remain pristine and unsoiled.

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ASCII is a statement in it's own right - screw the graphics wh0res! ;)

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SPAM- the Ascii isn't a huge problem... It is surprising how fast one gets used to it. But the non mouse-usable interface, however, is a problem : ! :

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Sprites can get pretty confusing, IMO. With ASCII, I don't need to remember exactly what those two green pixels and one yellow pixel on that dwarf's hand was supposed to mean.

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Is this freeware?

 

I enjoyed watching a few tutorial videos (for some reason I chose to spend my evening on that), but I never got past the setup stage.

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The beginning is kind of hard, until you get used to the interface. But now, with all-year-round agriculture and soil underground, it's not as hard to survive the first winter.

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SPAM- the Ascii isn't a huge problem... It is surprising how fast one gets used to it. But the non mouse-usable interface, however, is a problem : ! :

 

I agree with all of this.

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I managed to play games keyboard only as a kid, sure. But man, surely a gui won't destroy the integrity of what they've made, surely. If it is more donations to encourage it, I'll damn do it.

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I'd say it's just that Toady prefers focusing his time on gameplay rather than on coding a GUI

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FPS already kills when you get to higher levels of dwarvlihood anyways.

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But that's just your CPU not coping. Complex graphics would be managed by the GPU mostly, which just sits idly in this game.

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All's I know is when my fortress gets large, my PC makes scary noises.

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Still playing this a year later, that should say something.

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PC still making scary noises? or have you upgraded the CPU(what CPU do you use for this btw)?

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not so much, I wouldn't say I upgraded, just bought an equivalent machine to the one I had before ($1400 less this time around) and figured out ways to combat fps issues.

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There's carts that run on tracks now. All sorts of fun.

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Bringing back the dead......

 

 

I haven't played DW in a LONG LONG time. Yet, I came across something earlier that made me think of it, so I searched the site to see if we have a thread on DF, and this is what I found.

 

So, anybody still playing? I hear in 2012 there were major changes to gameplay.

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Still playing, it's confusing as ever and Toady should be doing a 2014 release any day now. I've been having fun modding it and such just tinkering around.

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How's the release MT?

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