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The Metro Gnome
01-16-2010, 03:42 PM
What is Dwarf fortress anyway? Where do I get it? Or is it an online game?

01-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Here: http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

Awesome game.
Essentially you build a fortress with a bunch of dwarves (who'd have guessed? :P). Incredible level of detail, and the learning curve of a plane or something. :D

01-16-2010, 05:44 PM

The Metro Gnome
01-16-2010, 05:45 PM
But which one is it?

01-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Can anyone using a mac and this game help me? It seems to use a completely different keyboard set.

The Metro Gnome
01-16-2010, 08:45 PM
laptop or All in one?

01-16-2010, 08:53 PM
'tis a laptop.

The Metro Gnome
01-16-2010, 09:50 PM
Ah, that explains it. I have tried many games with a Mac laptop. Can't explain why it does it though.

01-17-2010, 11:44 PM
Anyone here ever play evony or Utopia? If so how does dwarf fortress compare?

01-18-2010, 01:08 PM
Evony, the online game that promises tits but doesn't deliver any? Also known as the greatest ripoff on the internet?

Short answer: It doesn't. Dwarf Fortress is not an online game.

If you're asking me to compare them on their merits as infrastructure simulation games, I got nothing. I've never played Evony or Utopia. They sound like fairly generic multiplayer browser games to me, as in "complete waste of time and money".

01-19-2010, 07:38 AM
'tis a laptop.

DF doesn't work right out of the box for windows laptops either - you may need to change the bindings to move up and down through the menus - I certainly did. Just find your init.txt and make a few simple changes. (http://dwarffortresswiki.net/index.php/Key_bindings)

DF is indeed awesome. Just need to be patient in terms of bearing in mind its an Alpha release.