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I say that a lot, but I can never really continue to play past the initial setup phase. Once my fort is self sufficient, all the rooms are dug out, and I've got a military training... that's pretty much it for me. I lack any kind of creative spark, so I just end up not loading it back up until next patch.

 

Guess I could always try out the more hellish biomes. Your average DF fort's difficulty is a cakewalk once you know how & what needs to be done, since basically nothing external will fuck you up until quite late. Hopefully I can find a way to change that without artificially limiting myself.

Thats pretty much the same as me. I find mineral limited starts more fun as i actualy have to figure out a way to get decent equipment.(usually goblinite)

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I say that a lot, but I can never really continue to play past the initial setup phase. Once my fort is self sufficient, all the rooms are dug out, and I've got a military training... that's pretty much it for me. I lack any kind of creative spark, so I just end up not loading it back up until next patch.

 

Guess I could always try out the more hellish biomes. Your average DF fort's difficulty is a cakewalk once you know how & what needs to be done, since basically nothing external will fuck you up until quite late. Hopefully I can find a way to change that without artificially limiting myself.

 

eh, once I get to that stage I always dig down to the magma sea, build a pump stack, and flood the world every time traders come.  Or goblins.  Or anything, really.

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What about mods like Masterwork?

 

It's not yet updated for 0.40, but Meph started rewriting it.

 

Thats pretty much the same as me. I find mineral limited starts more fun as i actualy have to figure out a way to get decent equipment.(usually goblinite)

 

On my current fort i rolled a world with frequent minerals and embarked on swamp. Never had so much metal in a fort before and i actually didn't expect that much.

 

It's a 3x3 embark and has massive veins of magnetite, sphalerite and tetrahedrite, as well as respectable amounts of garnierite and native gold. I guess sedimentary layers are more mineral rich?

 

Also the first cavern layer was on the second rock layer, which was 7 levels from the surface.

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omfg i just closed the tab as i was typing a reply >.> time to start again.

 

Sedimentary layers are op, due to being able to contain both iron ores and are pretty much guaranteed to have flux stone the coal is also nice if you lack trees.

 

Pretty much all biomes will have a sedimentary layer on the surface due to it being pretty realistic in how the stone layers form, only exception is around volcanos which have igneous extrusive layers instead.

 

Though when i first started playing i don't think it was the case as my first 3-4 forts only had metamorphic layers on the surface. which is actualy quite fun as you normaly get galena which contains lead which is a great food storage metal(it's actually pretty crappy due to weight.) you also get silver which makes the best war hammers(except against bronze colossi), and you have no the useful materials, so you need to use shirty materials for Armour until you kill enough goblins(or get enough caravans) or just forgo soldiers and just have war hammer weapon traps.

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I still find it hilarious that you can safely store food and drink items in bins and barrels made of lead

Same which is why i love doing it, there is also there is a toxic rock that you can use as well that i discovered a few days back. Not that i remember what it is.

Make that two.

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Realgar

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Orpiment

Good for pots.

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I remember the first time I ragequit a fortress.  I had done the pump stack and stuff, was proud of myself for remembering to check all the mechanisms to make sure they were all magma-proof...

 

turns out the floodgate I used to wall off the passage towards the pumps wasn't magma-proof and it was right next to my farm, which was separated from the main stockpile by another not-magma-proof floodgate...

 

RIP

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Same which is why i love doing it, there is also there is a toxic rock that you can use as well that i discovered a few days back. Not that i remember what it is.

Make that two.

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Realgar

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Orpiment

Good for pots.

 

There's also Cinnabar (mercury ore)

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Cinnabar

 

And pitchblende (uranium ore)

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Pitchblende

 

I destroyed an artifact door/floodgate once to see if non-magma proof material artifacts would be destroyed by magma.

 

IIRC, non magma proof artifacts will catch fire, but not be destroyed, instead will burn forever.

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I'm sure you could have recovered. >.>

 

Though oddly enough i haven't actually done any magma work >.>

 

See, the magma pump stack was supposed to be a fire-and-forget thing... I don't remember what I did right after I turned on the pump stack, but I didn't realize it was fucking everyone up until I started getting "Urist McBurning cancels job" etc etc.

 

Also my main dining hall and staircase were right next to the aforementioned stockpile

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There's also Cinnabar (mercury ore)

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Cinnabar

 

And pitchblende (uranium ore)

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Pitchblende

 

 

IIRC, non magma proof artifacts will catch fire, but not be destroyed, instead will burn forever.

It was very much gone once I lowered it, had a hell of a time trying to stop the lava.

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Just reread a few dwarf fortress stories listening to this:

 

 

think I cried a little in my beard....

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+for greatest anthill resource management games of all time .. 

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21 hours ago, TouchFluffyTail said:

So, Dwarf Fortress now has a 64 bit version.

Awesome, will let you play with huge embarks.

Hope it helps with FPS death too.

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Some people seem to have gotten an older version of therapist working, but I have no idea how. I'm just using the autolabor thing from DFHack for the moment.

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