The Steam model of legendary simulation sport Dwarf Fortress has an important new patch out updating the graphical version to work on ye olde Linux, a most dorky operation system for that almost all dorky of video games. It was a delayed launch, principally as a result of main developer Tarn Adams simply obtained over a bout with covid.
Per Kitfox video games, “this patch has some wanted updates, like the flexibility to have a look at previous alerts, ammo that works when uniforms are modified, and troopers that do not hoard rotten meals of their rooms.”
Two of these are specific bugbears of the Steam launch, as for no matter cause troopers simply actually wished to go away their work rations on the ground of their rooms, the place they’d promptly rot. The opposite’s a blessing for these Dwarf Fortress architects who’d actually prefer to make use of marksdwarves—some unusual bug was preserving them from correctly choosing up ammunition when assigned a customized equipment. An actual downside, in any case, since ensuring your troopers are carrying the best armor for his or her job as an alternative of simply no matter they choose up is necessary stuff. They’re going to be working within the close to future on getting the complete, in-depth ammunition management system working within the new UI, so that you may be certain your troopers solely follow with shoddy bone bolts and combat with the right metal ones.
It additionally simply would not be a Dwarf Fortress replace with out a few of these extraordinarily humorous, unusual out of context patch notes that simply shine. We have got a doozy of 1 this time, which I truthfully love: “Made creatures extra capable of get out of bushes.” Usually this isn’t an issue. Think about you simply need out of a tree, nicely, you possibly can simply fall proper out of that tree. Staying within the tree is in reality, usually talking, the tougher process than getting out of it.
The opposite large repair right here is necessary stuff, because it was found by Dwarf Fortress’ to be a associated trigger of huge slowdowns by that second programmer they employed.
“Optimized relationship lookup for socializing dwarves” is a really small-sounding factor, but it surely seems lots of CPU cycles had been getting spent on Dwarves attempting to determine if each individual they stated hey to whereas passing within the fortress corridor was someway, in essentially the most byzantine methods, associated to them—crawling household bushes of procedural historical past within the course of.
With Linux dealt with we’re going full-on for journey mode—Dwarf Fortress’ world spanning roguelike exploration RPG arm.
“The principle work will likely be on journey mode. There ought to be extra to point out there quickly as we get the positioning journey photographs in place and get the character operating all over the world once more. Putnam has been engaged on some interface modifications that ought to enable us to extra assist the keyboard/mouse interface choices as we go, which I do know is regarding for some folks. It has taken longer than we anticipated to get the ball rolling usually on journey mode, however the time forward is evident now and we’re optimistic it will go easily,” they are saying.
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