The DF NS Community Fortress.
Edit: Newsflash because I am to bored to defend my point of view and I want lots of people to help this fort succeed you can now use any tileset you want for screens. Be sure, though to use the init file provided in this thread and that your tileset does not include any game changing mods.
Story thread is here: http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index....howtopic=104233
Year 9 is finished.
3 slots are open
Current list of leaders:
Welcome to Red Rum!
Here we do believe in freedom of thought and of course delicious red rum.
If you dont know what this thread is about you should read: http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index....showtopic=98762
So what we are doing is playing Dwarf Fortress and we take turns. Everyone is allowed to play a whole year, which lasts from spring to spring.
If you want to play you can sign up in this thread, but please read the rules before applying.
Ok, let me lay down the rules for this community fort:
-Everyone who know the basics of DF can play.
-We play to survive and one day to become mountainhome. If you lack the motivation, dont apply.
-Editing of files or the use of tools and cheat engines is forbidden, as is save scumming!
-To allow people to follow the stories more easily I suggest we use Plac1ds
tileset, because it enhances the games graphics drastically, making it easier to follow but at the same time keeps the original DF feeling rather well, as opposed to the 16x16 square packs.
-You can however use any tileset you want.
-As already mentioned we take turns in controlling the dwarves fates. A turn lasts from spring to spring of the next year and you have to finish in 3 days at most. This is to ensure that the fort is progressing.
-If you apply as leader you will be put next on the list. However there can be no more than 5 people on the list. This is to ensure that people actually have time when their turn comes up.
-In order for us to enjoy the forts progress you are not only the leader, but also the storyteller. Make some snappy engravings (screenshots) and write down what has happened during your 1 year lead also remember to upload that savegame so that the next in line can play.
-You are aloud to rename 1 dwarf after yourself and give him the profession "retired ruler"
-You are not allowed to change the professions/jobs of a retired ruler (except your own avater, of course) and you cannot draft them into an "on duty" squad. They can however by put in an off duty squad for training purpose.
-A retired ruler has to be treated with respect!
-When the yearly autosave happens its over, no matter what. Even if you are just one lousy stone from completing your grand monument. its over. Zip that save and load it up.
-And finally do not be an asshat. If you feel like abandoning or killing the whole fort on purpose dont even ask to play, you will just be wasting your time, cause we will pretend your rulership has never happened and revert to an old save.
Taking screenshots of windows mad easy: Make sure that DF is active. (when you hack on the keyboard df reacts) Then hold ALT and press PRINT on the keyboard. Now open paint and insert.
We are playing the version 38.c
To make sure that everyone has the same init settings please use the following DF: http://rapidshare.de/files/39349509/NS_DF_GAME.rar.html
Click the link, scroll down, select free, wait for timer to run out, type the colored letters into the box and press download.
If you have trouble with the download you can get it from http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=64
but you will have to edit the init manually:
Or dl the init: http://rapidshare.de/files/39353276/init.txt.html
The rest is purely cosmetically and does not effect gameplay.
Once I finished playing the first year I will create a story thread, where only the fort progress will be posted. So questions, comments etc Go here
I currently have created the world and am now scanning for suitable sites: Any preferences?
My personal list looks something like this:
Magma Pipe + Water + Sand, screw the rest