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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 12: “That’s all folks?!”

March 7, 2009 114 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

As promised, the final Dwarf Fortress tutorial from me! That is, unless you demand more. In this tutorial we’ll cover some broader fortress design questions, stuff that I’ve previously forgotten to mention and thoughts about fortifications. Oh, I’ll do a wrap-up post with links to more resources some time after this post comes out. Ok! Lets get to it! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 11: “Burning hot mag-ma!”

March 2, 2009 51 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

This is our second-to-last tutorial (unless you all beg for more). Today we’re covering building magma forges and smelters and how you can set up some magma channels. Then we’ll talk a bit about constructing steps and how to remove constructions. Read on! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 10: “Soldiers and your army”

February 28, 2009 50 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

While you’re exploring and digging around (see Tutorial 9) how about we set up a military? You’re going to need one, goblins are pesky bastards and likely to bother you more and more (if they haven’t already). Soldiers can be a bit fiddly to manipulate, but once you get the hang of it you’ll find it second nature. Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 9: “Nobles and other useless sods”

February 28, 2009 24 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

You’ve come a long way, padawan, but don’t worry, I won’t let any stupid angsty teenager come and strike you down because he’s in a tizzy having lost his mum! No, nothing of the sort! Baby Dwarf Fortress managers like yourself will prosper and grow strong like a seedling, going on to bear nice dwarven fruit. And not the Class-C sort of fruit that gets picked and sold on the streets, no, nice, rare, delicious fruit! Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes, tutorial 9, Nobles and other layabouts. Get on with it! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 8: “It’s a trap!”

February 23, 2009 51 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

I promised traps, and damn traps we will have! And not of the Star Wars or Thai kind, but of the Dwarf Fortress kind! I’m two bottles of beer and a glass of absinthe into the evening, so lets get on with it before things get worse! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 7: “A Mighty Fortress!”

February 21, 2009 69 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

You have come a long way, young jedi! Your dwarf herding skills are strong! You now know the basics of building, production, trading and managing your dwarfs. But we still have work to do, so lets get back to our fortress! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 6: “Dwarf Resource Management”

February 18, 2009 72 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

In Part 6 of this newby tutorial we’ll look at managing our dwarfs, a topic we have ignored until now. Dwarf management isn’t that hard, but there’s lots of subtlety to it, as I’m sure you can imagine. You also have to learn to navigate the interface, which is its own special challenge!

So lets dive right in! In the end you will find managing your dwarfs well quite rewarding, trust me! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 5: “Onwards to Victory!”

February 12, 2009 48 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

Welcome to Part 5! This will be a bit of a short tutorial as I’m away for the weekend, but we’re going to cover some important information, none-the-less. So stay tuned for more dwarfy goodness! Read more…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 4: “It almost makes sense!”

February 11, 2009 68 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

Welcome to Part 4 of the Dwarf Fortress Complete Newby tutorial. No nancying around, lets get right back into it! I hope you’ve diligently completed your homework. If you look below, you’ll see I have…

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 3: “Dwarf whatnow?”

February 10, 2009 68 comments

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I’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, available at O’Reilly and Amazon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

In this tutorial we’ll set up some more living space for our dwarfs as well as more workshops and stockpiles. This will just be a short one as I’m going to give you some tasks to do on your own at the end. Are you up to the challenge?! Lets do it! Read more…

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