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10. Re: etc. Jul 24, 2011, 17:08 yuastnav
 
Shok wrote on Jul 23, 2011, 17:24:
[...] Kind of sad that he has basically given up on romantic relationships though. [...]

Why?
To each their own.
 
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9. Re: etc. Jul 24, 2011, 14:05 xXBatmanXx
 
THey have another game, Liberal City mob or something to that affect. Downloaded both games, hope to get some time in them later this week.  
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8. Re: etc. Jul 24, 2011, 12:07 nin
 

Haven't heard of DW - hope to get some time in it

I've heard nothing but amazing things about it, but I admit the interface is a bit of a turn off. Not that the "graphics" (and I use that term loosely) are a show stopper, but more in trying to figure out WTF is going on.

 
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7. Re: etc. Jul 24, 2011, 08:25 nyr27
 
I suggest the aptly named Lazy Newb Pack:
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=59026.0

It comes with the game, a few good tile sets, and a bunch of utilities like the Dwarf Therapist which help a bit getting around the interface.

Also search youtube for some let's play for a walkthrough of the whole game.
 
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6. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2011, 20:32 D4rkKnight
 
It requires a strong processor actually, if you don't have one and get decently far into fortress building it will slow your machine to a crawl and you will be unable to continue.  
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5. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2011, 18:53 xXBatmanXx
 
Haven't heard of DW - hope to get some time in it. Be nice to play on the laptop - doesn't appear to be resource intensive at all.  
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4. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2011, 17:41 Vulkan
 
Some people call it a difficulty curve.

The people who stick it out with the game call it a difficulty wall.

The realists among us call it a difficulty precipice.

That said, Bay 12 have repeatedly said a UI overhaul is coming, but that there are more important things to work on before they can get to there, unfortunately they've been saying this for quite some time now.
 
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3. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2011, 17:24 Shok
 
That's an interesting article on the dwarf fortress devs. Kind of sad that he has basically given up on romantic relationships though. And his diet sounds pretty destructive but at 33 I guess he won't have issues for a few more years.

I haven't played DF yet but I'm pretty hooked on Terraria at the moment so probably won't be trying it anytime soon.
 
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2. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2011, 13:02 Nomaar
 
I don't mind the graphics. They force you to use your imagination. The UI, however, is another story. For the average gamer, it's an obstacle to really appreciating the game.  
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1. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2011, 12:54 Silicon Avatar
 
Dwarf Fortress might be fun if it had a decent UI and some basic tile graphics.

I know you can get tilesets for it, but that doesn't help the user interface.
 
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