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    Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    The maker of Dwarf Fortress has released a linux native port:

    The Dev log has links to the forums and the program.

    If you haven't tried dwarf fortress, it is a complex social sim where dwarves try to eek out a living and fend off nature and goblins by digging a fortress into a mountain. The UI is rough around the edges, but once that is overcome the game is fantastic.

    You can use your imagination to:
    -Build your fortress inside volcano calderas
    -catch dragons and trap goblins and force them to fight in arenas
    -filter the ocean to catch mer-people and then slaughter their offspring to make bone totems to sell to traders
    -pump water into your Dining Hall to make a recurrsive waterfall

    Dwarf Fortress is still in alpha stages and the creator is constantly making changes. Donations are requested.
    Last edited by juanoleso; January 8th, 2009 at 01:54 AM.

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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Fantastic news! I've been looking forward to this for months.

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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Just one bump.

    I would just like to give this game the attention it deserves and try and spread the word.

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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Sweet, a friend of mine was showing it to me on his mac the other day. I really wish it was FOSS (I would love to look at the code behind it) but non-FOSS native linux is good nonetheless.
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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Thanks for the bump, I'll check it out.

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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Brilliant, KMandla just finished raving about it here, and only posted the Crux install script (or something(?) (Crux is not my forte)). I was forseeing having to boot up XP just to try it out, but a quick Google turned up this thread. Thank you.
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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    (Oh, while I'm here, there's a more recent version on the Jan 4th entry of the log linked to above (I couldn't figure out the permalinking myself))
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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    I am gonna try it out, thanks

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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Sounds awesome.

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    Re: Dwarf Fortress has gone linux native

    Finally! Literally yesterday I was wishing that this game would be ported to Linux, and apparently it already had. Thanks you for posting this. Well, here's one less reason to use Windows.

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