# Dwarf Fortress?

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buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
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Does anybody here play Dwarf Fortress?
-If so, could you help me find a tutorial for complete newbies?
I found this but it's teaching you stuff in the way that I don't like. It tells you how to build a fortress, it doesn't go through what the different buttons do.

It says like (from my mind) press d, then d, and use the arrow keys to mark out a spot. Press space and the dwarves (dwarfs?) will start mining.

I want a tutorial with "spacebar pauses and unpauses the game, unless your inside a menu (in which case it's always paused) in which case it moves your menu back one step" etc.

If you don't understand, the top one is saying like "2+2=4". If you learn that, you know that but you aren't able to figure out 1+2 until somebody says "1+2=3". The second one would take longer time to learn the basics but the more difficult stuff would be easy.

Anybody who has a such tutorial?

-I'm also using this post to type a lot because I felt like doing so. Hah.
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 ≡ 2011 Jul 17 at 08:45 PDT
aaronjer

2005 Mar 21 • 4787
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http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/DF2010:Controls_guide

There is no good way to learn how to play DF, that's sort of the point. I've played it a ton and I still have to look around for shit until I figure it out. Also, you won't notice for a while most likely, but the game is far less fun right now than it was in 40d. The material system for various metals and how they function as weapons and armor were made very realistic and it is NOT FUN AT ALL. Every battle is 100% one-sided... :(

Really though, there is not system to how DF works. It is rarely consistent. It really is all just individual memorization of what works and when. The menu system and controls are intentionally counter-intuitive. So counter-intuitive that the game is virtually unplayable without at least the 3rd party app called Dwarf Therapist.
 ≡ 2011 Jul 17 at 15:59 PDT — Ed. 2011 Jul 17 at 16:02 PDT
aaronjer

2005 Mar 21 • 4787
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I should add, if you're not having a great time playing DF without tutorials and just trying to figure out what the fuck you shouldn't be playing it. Figuring it out is the game. Once you understand it you've effectively won and there isn't much to do.
 ≡ 2011 Jul 17 at 16:10 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
295 ₧
Yeah, the game is about figuring it out. I just don't want to figure out the controls. I want to figure out the survival, building and such, not the controls.

Thank you, AJ.
Today's post brought to you by the letter: "heck".
 ≡ 2011 Jul 18 at 09:44 PDT
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