Fuck Yeah, Dwarf Fortress!

04/15/2014

I did the things I wanted to do with intruder detection. Moving on to the vampire/god tweak I mentioned on the 19th, I ran into a new world gen crash, but it reproduces so hopefully that’ll be cleaned up soon.

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04/12/2014

Ah, sorry about that, I was… delayed. Relatives and such. Messing around with info screens, the sort of agreement data I was displaying involved my returning a daughter to her father after a kidnap rescue. He was a scout hanging out at a hill dwarf tavern mound. The reunion might have been touching, but instead of the father running over and embracing the daughter, an unrelated drunk at the other side of the room shouted the daughter’s name and then ran over and hugged me while the father and daughter stood in place crying tears of joy. It’s fixed now.

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robocorn:

Reimagining Stuzög Hateplagues the Abyssal Hex-Jackal of Cancers. Because the sooner we can forget how I drew him in 2012 the better.

robocorn:

Reimagining Stuzög Hateplagues the Abyssal Hex-Jackal of Cancers. Because the sooner we can forget how I drew him in 2012 the better.

askamxu:

Tough love

04/05/2014

RL taxes are handled, and the tree raws are about ready to post. I just need to finish pomace/oil stuff and some shaping.

04/06/2014

I’m still missing a few variables, and everything continues to be subject to change, but these trees seem mostly done. I also updated the other files.

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03/30/2014

The list of new plants has more or less settled. We don’t have certain things implied by the lists, like coffee or tea drinks, or tapioca, and so on, but there’ll be some stuff anyway as everything slowly gets more interesting.

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askamxu:

You’ve gotta cut them in half and count the rings.

03/26/2014

The liaison and other diplomats provide information about what’s going on in the world. It just happens in one of those conversational pop-ups as the meeting is going on, using more or less the same stuff as adventure mode to provide the information, so they’ll sometimes refer to their own relatives by relationship and so on. I also continued along with the information screen and did more work on the plant list, though I haven’t checked those off yet.

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03/23/2014

I decided to try to haul a backpack of black zircons from the fortress of Whirllancers to Paddletaker on the other side of the mountains, six world map tiles away. The broker was at the depot (they aren’t nearly as tardy as your own brokers), and I made the first deal… I think I traded my socks and trousers, maybe more. The tunnel opened out into the first cavern layer, which was watery at this point, so it was actually a large bridge over a pool. Guards were milling around, but before long I was all alone with only the various funguses to keep me company. The tunnel has a smooth and civilized floor, but it is often open to the underground wilderness. In fact, I was accosted by a wild troll at the first corner. Managing to skewer it, I carried on. There was another bridge… and a cave crocodile decided to attack, providing more food for the journey. 

I hit the first stairway down to the deep dwarven settlement of Fissurerampart around that time, but I didn’t have any business there so I just wandered around a bit and moved on. The tunnel was much more enclosed in this area, probably because there was a lot of water, but I’m not sure, since it was enclosed. I know in one of the open bits I heard a gremlin shouting for help, but I didn’t see him, and wasn’t too inclined to help a gremlin anyway, since they never did us any favors. The only intersection in the journey was around there — a westward passage to Rosetower. Their depot was closer, but I couldn’t offload my black zircons there — 30 years before it had been taken over by a mint-green noseless porcupine, and it still lived there. After the stairway to Machinewalk, I got thirsty for the only time, but I had some water so that was fine. Then came the stairways to Magicvessels. The tunnels opened up again, and I met a gorlak. We exchanged some words, but he didn’t have a lot to talk about so I continued on. Finally, I knew I was nearing the end, since there wasn’t a dead-end and I had just spent two hours debugging a dead-end around there. I got the jump on another cave crococile and stabbed it from behind… then a short walk and up to Paddletaker. 

Now, I’ve been remodeling a bit and it is sort of empty up at the entrance, and there’s still some weird dirt and so on, so don’t mind the map, but all the same, this is what I found up there. All of the dead dwarves are not part of the remodeling… and I wouldn’t include elven soldiers either, though they seem to have done some remodeling of their own. They didn’t mind that I was there. Apparently this was the second army that was sent after the massacre to occupy the site (very non-elfy…) for the Parched Wasp, so they weren’t overtly hostile. I’m not sure when the initial invasion happened, since I didn’t listen to the rumors before I left from Whirllancers. It could have happened any time during the previous two weeks before my adventure. The elves told me that there had been a “dispute over the treatment of plants”.

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03/22/2014

Tunnel trade runs haven’t been going smoothly, but I found an old buried error in the 3D map code that was causing all the cave dragons and water to sneak into the central fortress up-down column, and various other problems besides, so that’s good, anyway. I also had to play with world gen a bit to get brokers to show up at all since it wasn’t doing unimportant positions for sites (as it makes too many functionary historical figures throughout history that way). Map bugs are always time-consuming (more-so because there are giant mushrooms now that seem to work their way into everything), but we should be getting away from them as we move past this item, since none of the other issues involve maps. I have to have a successful depot run first though. Back to it!

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