In case you want to get started

#1 Posted by me3639 (1756 posts) -

For all you crazy people enjoy.

#2 Edited by RKTJMP (16 posts) -

You can find the book here. I wonder how up-to date it is. I guess pretty up-to date since it just came out? Not sure how much DF even changes really, probably not a lot.

I just started playing the other day and found the quickstart guide on the DF wiki to be pretty serviceable, as long as you have another screen so you can avoid alt-tabbing.

#3 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Has Dave talked about this game any place other than Twitter?

#4 Posted by Irvandus (2878 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: I think he talked a bit about it during the last TNT. I don't really remember but it was some video thing and he was off camera, I think, and he was talking about how he was finding the game difficult at the time. I'll see if I can find whatever video that was.

#5 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@me3639 said:

For all you crazy people enjoy.

Could you maybe link to that page instead of just posting a pic? Some of us might want to get our clicky clicky up on dem links.

#6 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@Irvandus said:

@PeasantAbuse: I think he talked a bit about it during the last TNT. I don't really remember but it was some video thing and he was off camera, I think, and he was talking about how he was finding the game difficult at the time. I'll see if I can find whatever video that was.

Thanks. Dwarf Fortress is one of the games that I like to hear people talk about, but have no interest in playing myself. Same thing with EVE.

#7 Posted by Joru (311 posts) -

Is it just me, or is it a bit crazy that you can purchase this as an actual printed book?

It does remind me that I should get back to trying to figure that game out, been meaning to do that for a while.

#8 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Irvandus said:

@PeasantAbuse: I think he talked a bit about it during the last TNT. I don't really remember but it was some video thing and he was off camera, I think, and he was talking about how he was finding the game difficult at the time. I'll see if I can find whatever video that was.

Thanks. Dwarf Fortress is one of the games that I like to hear people talk about, but have no interest in playing myself. Same thing with EVE.

yep yep, I don't have the patience to do any of the REALLY cool shit that people do in that game.

#9 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2029 posts) -

238 pages to get started? I dunno about this, man. At least I could get the mechanics of grand strategy games and the such almost intuitively -- this is a little too hardcore!

#10 Edited by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

This is spam, I got into it with the single page quick start guide on the wiki and had a grand time. It wasn't that bad if you're willing to take an hour or two and fiddle with it. I don't know where you found that pic but you don't need a 238 page anything to figure out DF.

#11 Edited by yoshisaur (2723 posts) -

None of the explanations I've found really tell me what Dwarf Fortress is. Anyone that could possibly (who has played) write a short paragraph of sorts about it? Looks interesting, but maybe I'm imaging the wrong thing.

EDIT: Nevermind, finally game across a summary of the game. Doesn't seem to be my thing.

#12 Posted by jesterroyal (351 posts) -

@RKTJMP: Book is actually up to date as of May 2012 according to the preface. It seems like theres a sweet spot for this book though and eventually it will be SORELY outdated. But for now its grand.

@Mikemcn: I don't really agree. I like the book and it made the game way more approachable for me than the information overload that the wiki can be. (I do agree that this thread is founded on image spam though)

Also, Anybody who buys this book. There is ONE big problem with it so far early on. DON'T set your worlds to generate minerals "Everywhere". Thanks to a current bug it will crowd out "Flux Metals" in the finder screen and you will not be able to find a suitable site based on his site finder setting recommendations.

#13 Posted by iTreefish (62 posts) -

@RKTJMP said:

You can find the book here.

I got it there for half off using the "buy 1 get 1 one free" off (even though I bought that book only).

I saw on the author's twitter that he was going to try to keep it pretty current with updates and that buying the ebook through O'Reilly would allow you to get the updated versions for free. Of course, that was just according to his twitter so grain of salt may be required...

I read through the book and it definitely was a big help and a pretty easy read. High recommended if you wanna play some Dwarf Fortress!

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