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http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/index.html
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Here's the release we've been working on for nearly eleven months. I've tried to collect the major changes below, but it won't be a complete list. I hope you enjoy the game!

New stuff

cities in adventure mode that have various buildings, dungeons, items, livestock, etc.
protect your community from secret vampire dwarves or hunt them as an adventurer
defend your fort during the full moon or risk a werewolf infestion -- hunt/be hunted as an adventurer
face armies of the dead in dwarf mode or visit their necromancers' towers and learn their secrets as an adventurer
evil regions where the dead and pieces of the dead can come alive, with evil mists and rain
tombs built in world gen which can be visited in adv mode, either beneath towns or out in the wilds -- beware the dead!
revamped justice/witness/death notification system in dwarf mode

There's way too many to even post here. Check out the source link for all the info on what was added/changed. smile.gif

Download Here!
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Umm without being rude, but what is this?
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oops wrong thread
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I knew some people who have always raved about this game. Perhaps I'll check it out to see.
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\o/

AT LAST!
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Finally. I wish there was a complete change log though. Stoked about designations across z-levels.
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It's dwarf fortress, the brain child of this crazy math genius who codes the game for a living while living off of donations! Basically you get a team of dwarves and you build a fortress. You have to use an ABSURD amount of micromanagement to build up a functioning economy and army to protect yourself from invasions, megabeasts, starvation, lava floods, and insanity. It's incredibly difficult and has an impossible learning curve. The kicker is that the graphics are just text and there is almost no UI to speak of. You control your dwarves by issuing general commands using pretty much every key on the keyboard. You can load on a graphics pack if you want but the best you get are some simple sprites. The game also generates random names and lore for your world, which leads to hilarious things at times. The motto of the game is "losing is fun!" because there is no win condition and you will most likely end up losing A LOT.

Its probably one of the most fun games I have ever played.

Check out the Lazy Noob Pack (google it) and it will set you up with some utilities and graphics packs to get you playing ASAP. It probably isn't updated for the new version yet though.

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I tried playing it a little. It is really complex and rich, one of the most complete games you'll ever play. What it lacks in graphics it makes up in complexity. The problem I guess is that it is too complex and realistic. I guess that is why I never got into it.
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Great. Now I'll have to build an entire dang fortress all over again just to make sure top of the line gear is available for the adventurer I'd like to explore the new features with rolleyes.gif

*digs out fortress layout macros*

For those who have never played it, this is the Dire-Were-Ancient-Half-Dragon version of Minecraft.
Or Minecraft is the casual, spoon-fed-oatmeal version of Dwarf Fortress.
Edited by willis888 - 2/14/12 at 11:02am
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Umm without being rude, but what is this?

A very old game that uses letters as textures
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