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Old 07-01-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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So I remember hearing about dwarf fortress a couple years ago but for whatever reason I never looked into it. I knew it was a complicated game that used ASCII graphics, but that's about it. Saw a stream of it a couple days ago and it got me interested. I'm well aware of the games steep learning curve, so I'm trying to ease my way into it as best I can.

First thing I did was download the Lazy Newb Pack
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=59026.0

Then I've been referring to these videos,
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0E29C02E9143FCA2
as well as a book called "Getting Started With Dwarf Fortress", which I grabbed off of demonoid.

Also here's decent article about some of the history of Dwarf Fortress.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/ma...pagewanted=all

I'm feeling pretty good about what I've managed to figure out so far. I've only really scratched the surface, but I think I'm starting to get a good understanding of the game. Definitely a game worth looking into if your willing to put in the time.
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