You got your Dwarf Fortress in my Minecraft.

#1 Posted by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -

It seems like there is a fairly large segment of Minecraft fans who also like Dwarf Fortress. A pc Gamer article tipped me off to this utility which converts your dwarf fortress save into a playable Minecraft Map. 
 
DF is way beyond me gameplay wise but for those of you who understand it, this could be really cool. How good this is, Im not sure, but some people seem excited about it. I'd love to hear what you guys think of it if you get to try it.

#2 Posted by Driadon (3001 posts) -

This is incredible. Being able to possibly seed levels across these two games is beyond anything I ever would have expected. 

#3 Posted by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -
@Driadon said:
" This is incredible. Being able to possibly seed levels across these two games is beyond anything I ever would have expected.  "
Its one of the few things that might actually motivate me to play Dwarf Fortress. If you try using it i'd love some pics of what it makes.
#4 Posted by onarum (2151 posts) -

Man Dwarf fortress is just unapproachable to me, I just can't figure that shit out, even with a graphical set to make things more friendly I just can't grasp it at all, but yeah this convertion thing is amazing, I should try and get a DF game going just to try this out.

#5 Posted by august (3854 posts) -

I don't think the gameplay of Dwarf Fortress is itself that difficult, it's just the godforsaken ui which I can't get a grip on. Especially if you have a laptop keyboard. I've booted that game up like ten time and gotten nowhere.

#6 Posted by Aeterna (1118 posts) -
@onarum said:
" Man Dwarf fortress is just unapproachable to me, I just can't figure that shit out, even with a graphical set to make things more friendly I just can't grasp it at all, but yeah this convertion thing is amazing, I should try and get a DF game going just to try this out. "
Try one of the tutorials/guides by Captnduck or 51ppycup on youtube. That's how I started. 
I'll check this out, not been on the DF forums in a while, missed this, thanks for posting. :)
#7 Posted by onarum (2151 posts) -

@ Aeterna 
 
Thanks, I'm watching the capnduck tutorials right now, and holy shit, there are like 40 videos man, just to show how complex this game is, I'll be watching them all and hopefully finally be able to get into DF, I don't know why I never though about looking for video tutorials before.

#8 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

I already dig in Minecraft like I do Dwarf Fortress. :/
I dig straight down, then make hallways connecting to square rooms everywhere. 
 
@onarum:  
I watched all of them last year. Good luck with that; it's pretty much 6 hour tutorial video.    

#9 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11917 posts) -
Of course people who like Minecraft also like Dwarf Fortress. It's the same segment of the population that attempts to convince you that Nethack is not only a game worth playing, but that it is also more entertaining than any RPG that came out after 1988.
#10 Edited by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:

" Of course people who like Minecraft also like Dwarf Fortress. It's the same segment of the population that attempts to convince you that Nethack is not only a game worth playing, but that it is also more entertaining than any RPG that came out after 1988. "

Minecraft is the greatest first person game since the original Half Life! Its true, now if you don't mind me im going to tunnel 3 imaginary miles below the earth.
#11 Posted by onarum (2151 posts) -

Hey, no bashing Nethack, I love that shit :P
 
man how awesome would it be to have all DF functionality (complete with history/lore generation)  running on the minecraft engine? I think Notch said that was the original idea, to have Df complexity on a much more friendlier way, but I don't think he wants to do that anymore.
 
Seriously I'm watching those DF videos and man, that game is just unbelievable, if only the UI wasn't so unintuitive and the graphics a little better.

#12 Edited by Crocio (542 posts) -
#13 Posted by Driadon (3001 posts) -

I tried this software with the current versions of everything and, well, it's not working for me :(. Methinks they have yet to make a version with the most recent build of DF.

#14 Posted by HotSauceMagik (264 posts) -

I used CptnDucks tutorials, and basically built my fort right along with his for the first 12 videos. 
 
The UI is definitely unintuitive, but honestly, after like 1 game, it starts to make sense.  d is for altering land and things on it.  b is to build something.  i for designating zones (bedroom, meeting area etc..)  q is basically a right click in any other game in that it brings up a contextual menu of what actions you can perform with an object....  
 
Once you get the basicas down, its all pretty easy.  if only there were a way to incorporate the DF Wiki right into the client so i wouldn't have t alt-tab all the time....  
 
 
As for the topic at hand,  I will definitely be trying this out with my current fortress. 
 
Also, Did Minecraft make anyone go back and play DF?  That what it ended up doing for me....

#15 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -

Wow that's pretty awesome, I'd like to see that in more games, having easily convertible maps.   
   
@HotSauceMagik
said:

" Also, Did Minecraft make anyone go back and play DF?  That what it ended up doing for me.... "

Y'know no one has brought any comparisons of minecraft with Blockland. I used to love blockland, I made so many epic buildings, and it's a more literal "video game lego" kind of experience. It might make me go back to that. As for DF... I've never heard of it. Kinda intrigued now, but I might just play minecraft instead. 
#16 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

Minecraft. 
 
Is. 
 
Sick.

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