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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 2: “No, srsly, WTF?!”

February 10, 2009 121 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’ve written a book – Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress, coming to O’Reilly soon! It covers the current version and takes you from knowing nothing to being a confident Dwarf Fortress player!

Lets continue on with our exciting and fascinating Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress! In this section we’ll work on getting some workshops set up and we’ll dig out a lot more space for our shorties.  There’s lots to do, so lets get cracking! ** Note: Discovered in 2010 is the fact that a dwarf doesn’t have the masonry labour enabled.  If nothing happens when you try and get the masonry workshop up, jump to tutorial 6 and read about enabling different labours. **

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The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress – Part 1: “WTF?”

February 9, 2009 313 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!

Note: This version is not the current build. You can still learn how to play DF with this tutorial and you will learn enough to play the new build

If you follow a link to the DF Wiki then try and read the pages for version v0.23.130.23a (see links at the top of each wiki page). Newer versions may have significantly different information.

Dwarf Fortress is an extremely interesting and complex game, but one which people find exceptionally difficult to get into. Although it isn’t hard to find tutorials, many assume some basic knowledge of the interface and what the player is looking at. They also don’t take into account different tilesets and versions and the difficulty new users have in finding a good site for that first fortress.

But all that is in the past as AfterActionReporter.com is pleased to present The Complete and Utter Newby Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress! It comes with a pre-made world and save and full game download for you to play along with. And a ton of screenshots. Yes, many, many screenshots.

So grab a drink, get your thinking cap on and be prepared for some dwarfy fun! And carp. Never forget the carp… Read more…

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How-To AAR (Successfully!)

February 5, 2009 Comments off

Before I hop into my AAR, I was thinking; “What makes a successful after action report?”  I sent Peter an email, and we decided that, as an early starter, we’d write a How-To. This will be a basic bare bones outline but we will go into more detail in time.

So lets get cracking.

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