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Demian*
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Fri 11th Jul '08 3:39PM
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Dwarf Fortress is now fully functional on the Mac!
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

If you haven't tried it, it's incredibly deep and complex - possibly more so than any other game ever written. It takes a fair while to get the hang of, but it's more than worth it, as anyone who's taken the time to learn it will attest.

Also, if you tried it when that first thread was created it's come a long way since - it's now 3d, for a start!

Original TDDO Dwarf Fortress Thread with game overview:
http://forum.thedaddy.org/view_thread.html?ref_id=21373&id=24212&start=0

DF Wiki:
http://www.dwarffortresswiki.net/index.php/Main_Page

'Your First Fortress' Introductory Guide / Tutorial:
http://www.dwarffortresswiki.net/index.php/Your_first_fortress

New Crops diagram!
http://www.dwarffortresswiki.net/images/6/65/Df-crops-diagram.png
  

Malcolm*
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Fri 11th Jul '08 3:55PM
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Demian was bold enough to comment:

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And therein lies the problem, my friend. One day, one day...
   

General*
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Fri 11th Jul '08 4:53PM
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So why is it good for Unix users?
    

Demian*
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Fri 11th Jul '08 7:06PM
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I don't have the first idea about Macs / Unix. I thought the two went hand in hand?
  

Malcolm*
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Fri 11th Jul '08 7:23PM
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Yep, Macs are Unix-based. There's about 6 different command-line shells and everything. Not that I particularly understand them. You can't usually run a Mac program on a different Unix system, though, because... no, that's reached the limit of where I understand any of it at all. But isn't it great that I don't need to?
   

Demian*
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Sun 13th Jul '08 12:08PM
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Lest we get into a Mac /Unix/PC/that-language-used-to-drive-the-robot-turtle-around-the-floor debate, I'd like to mention the following which just happened to me in the game:

A bunch of elves just dragged their trading wagon up to my trading post. I looked through what they had to trade, and noticed a single sock for sale, which I thought was odd. Then I noticed they had a particularly marvellous (i.e. expensive) pair of gloves for sale, they were made of emerald-colored satin and inlaid with golden thread. The elf who made them had stitched a picture onto the back of each glove. The first was of the band of elven traders on their travels across the frozen mountains. The second glove depicted one of the traders having his leg bitten off by a chimpanzee! I examined the traders themselves, and sure enough one of them was missing a leg and an eye... they'd obviously been attacked on their way to my fortress but managed to survive, after which they'd retrieved the sock from the chewed-off leg in order to sell later, and then stopped to embroider a fancy pair of gloves to commemorate the event!

The fact that the game churns all this stuff out procedurally still amazes me after 2 years of play. It's almost upsetting to think that the vast majority of it goes completely unseen / unnoticed by the player since it's mostly happening elsewhere, or to another civilisation which has been modelled down to the tiniest detail just in case a minute bit of its history is needed as backstory for your game

And if that doesn't make you want to play Dwarf Fortress, I don't know what will
  

General*
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Sun 13th Jul '08 10:24PM
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Demian was bold enough to comment:
I don't have the first idea about Macs / Unix. I thought the two went hand in hand?



Without derailing too much. Though OSX is Unix based it isn't binary compatible with Linux or Solaris.
OSX has a Unix like BSD based kernel, but has lots of other Apple stuff built on the top where as Linux has a Unix like kernel with GNU software built on top which is why pedants will insist that you should always call it GNU Linux.
To put it in car terms a Dodge Viper and a Dodge Pickup Truck have the same engine, but they are very different cars.
    

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