Steelfortress - 46 Early Summer by Sphr

Map Description:

Typical old-school fortress. A no-nonsense test to reacquaint myself with a new version of DF after a long break, as well as get a feel of this particular map.

Point of Interest: Entrance Courtyard

Now slightly tidier as a lot of things are moved to more organized stockpiles. - Sphr

There are 18 comments for this map series, last post 2011-08-03

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Submitted by: mattmoss - 2008-08-08 to 43 Mid Summer

I like the layout of a number of areas around the fort, and your technique (undiggable dig designations) to help lay things out is a good idea.
I like the look you get by leaving extra space between groups of rooms: makes everything seem more solid. :)

Submitted by: Ambivalence - 2008-08-08 to 43 Mid Summer

Mmm, agreed, it does make for a good looking fortress layout with the rooms like that. ("I'll consider stealing it" :) )

Submitted by: Unbeltedsundew - 2008-08-08 to 43 Mid Summer

Haha, I like the luxury jails.

Also the masonry setup is a really good idea.

[Message edited on 2008/08/08 at 05:20 by Unbeltedsundew]

Submitted by: mastiffe - 2008-08-11 to 44 Late Spring

I have a pretty decent tileset, but this is... amazing... can master teach grasshopper? which tilesets are you using, and where can i get them? it looks like a combo of DFG and something else...

Submitted by: Sphr - 2008-08-11 to 44 Late Spring

I was rather surprised how it turns out... in that there seems to be no evidence of ASCII roots at all... :)

It started out based on SL's tileset (available on wiki) which in turns uses Guybrush and Flying Mage. I started to replace many tiles including a lot borrowed from Red Jack's. Most of modified, some are my original work...

I've put it up the set I'm using (it's still WIP I guess) on my wiki page here

Submitted by: Jano - 2008-08-11 to 44 Late Spring

Sphr, didnt think this was worth adding to your post on ASCII - Graphics, but is there any chance youd share the World token for this fortress? Ive not seen this nice a combo of features in my last 10 large worlds.

Submitted by: Sphr - 2008-08-12 to 44 Late Spring

pardon my ignorance... what's a World Token?

I generate this using some values from a worldgen cookbook in the forums, but changed quite a few values and used the site finder to find a site. I also did something evil and changed sandy loam to sand coz I realised 2 game years down playing that I did not check that sand is available with I used site finder, but didn't want to restart just because of that.

So where can I get you what you want?

Submitted by: Jano - 2008-08-12 to 44 Late Spring

Its just a term I came across on the wiki, in older versions Id have asked for a seed. Now ,with all these other variables, a "token" refers to the advanced parameters required to generate a site.

Submitted by: Sphr - 2008-08-12 to 44 Early Winter

Is this what you want?

Submitted by: Jano - 2008-08-12 to 44 Early Winter

Sphr, thanks, thats spot on what I was looking for. I've gone from Finder not finding a single magma pipe in an entire world to having dozens of vents all over the place.

Submitted by: w4ldf33 - 2008-08-18 to 46 Early Summer

Damn i love that fortress layout and your tileset :).
Could you provide a pic of your starting location on the worldmap?

Submitted by: Sphr - 2008-08-18 to 46 Early Summer

I am slightly ashamed to say that I've been totally spoilt by the new auto site finder. So spoilt, that I completely didn't take notice of where I started the map.... Is it actually stored somewhere?

Submitted by: Markavian - 2008-08-19 to 46 Early Summer

Such a great fortress... nice work Sphr :)

Submitted by: Blackcat - 2008-08-28 to 43 Mid Summer

Awesome modular layout, so much so that I've started using it.

Submitted by: Blackcat - 2008-08-31 to 48 Early Winter

Skynet. That's an awesome project.

Submitted by: Erathoniel - 2008-12-04 to 50 Early Summer

Skynet will take over the world! You've given me an idea...

Submitted by: SkulkingFilth - 2009-03-11 to 50 Early Summer

What an overwhelming engineering project :O I never thought of building skybridges. Gonna teach this tech to my dwarves =)

Submitted by: Veldar - 2011-08-03 to 50 Early Summer

I used the layout of ur entryhall, living quarters and forges, that ok?

not that it changes alot, just wanted to let u know i love the layouts :)

i like the idea of skynet, too bad my map's too small and i don't understand anything about the new military system :/

btw, check Flarechannel's fort, it's awesome ;D

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