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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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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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