Although Dwarf Fortress is still in a work in progress, many features have already been implemented.

  • The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning over 1000 years of detailed history, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife.
  • The world persists as long as you like, over many games, recording historical events and tracking changes.
  • Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain.
    • Craft treasures and furniture from many materials and improve these objects with precious metals, jewels and more.
    • Defend yourself against attacks from hostile civilizations, the wilderness and the depths.
    • Support the nobility as they make demands of your populace.
    • Keep your dwarves happy and read their thoughts as they work and relax.
    • Z coordinate allows you to dig out fortresses with multiple levels. Build towers or conquer the underworld.
    • Build floodgates to divert water for farming or to drown your adversaries... and don't forget the magma!
    • Surgery, sutures, splints, crutches and more: care for your wounded dwarves instead of leaving them to fend for themselves.
    • Much much more...
  • Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance.
    • Meet adversaries from previous games.
    • Recruit people in towns to come with you on your journey.
    • Explore without cumbersome plot restrictions.
    • Seamlessly wander the world -- up to 197376 x 197376 squares total -- or travel more rapidly on the region map.
    • Travel by day and search for a place to shelter as night falls.
    • Accept quests from the town and civilization leaders.
    • Retire and meet your old characters. Bring them along on an adventure with a new character or reactivate them and play directly.
    • Z coordinate allows you to move between twisting underground caverns and scale structures, fighting adversaries above and below.
    • Earn a reputation as a hero with the various civilizations in the world.
  • The combat model uses skills, body parts, individual tissues, material properties, aimed attacks, wrestling, one-time opportunities, charging and dodging between squares, bleeding, pain, nausea, various poison effects and much more.
  • A dynamic weather model tracks wind, humidity and air masses to create fronts, clouds, rain storms and blizzards.
  • Over two hundred rock and mineral types are incorporated into the world, placed in their proper geological environments.
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As the Desura version of Dwarf Fortress has finally been updated to the newest, 0.34.11 release (after being stuck with 0.34.02 for quite a few months), it is only prudent to include a list of the newest bug fixes and tweaks included with the update. Strike the Earth!
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Major bug fixes
(*) Stopped crash from forbidden or otherwise lost containers in haul jobs
(*) Stopped crash from naming routes when no routes are present
(*) Stopped crash from renaming non-squads in the military screen
(*) Stopped adventurer from turning into an underground creature when solid ground for placement couldn't be found
(*) Stopped children from having missing/damaged clothing thoughts

Other bug fixes/tweaks
(*) Stopped dwarves from walling/isolating themselves oftentimes
(*)
Worker chooses the closest tile instead of preferring tile at the top
left of each designation job location (they don't use path distance, nor
does this impact global behavior like choosing which designation job is
picked overall)
(*) Removed ramps near natural waterfalls
(*) Added confirmation for burrow deletion
(*) Added generic armor options (like those in the default uniforms)
(*) Stopped haulers from wandering in loops in certain circumstances
(*) Stopped removed constructions from injuring dwarves
(*) Stopped dwarves from looping between civ/squad equipment if they can't follow their orders
(*) Allowed dwarves to ride/push minecarts even when they don't have walking access to destination
(*) Made dwarves equip items based on clothing layering order (there can still be conflicts if some items are already worn)
(*) Made dwarves eat from backpacks/drink from waterskins earlier
(*) Made armor objects count for missing clothing thoughts
(*) Made dwarves drop equipment extra equipment more promptly when they are hungry/thirsty
(*) Stopped empty bags from popping out of minecarts
(*) Cleared kill orders when completed (they can take a few extra clicks to clear up)
(*) Non-fire-immune creatures will dodge out of hot squares
(*) Fixed extra flashing _ problem when naming routes
(*) Random seeds can now be typed up to the proper number of characters
(*) Auto-assign new baby animals to mother's pasture/pond
(*) Stopped certain game actions from advancing when designations are placed
(*) Added indication of items which are already assigned in specific item assignment on military screen
(*) Stopped objects from being forbidden on enemy deaths if they are associated to fort military equipment
(*) Made command line world gen exit without forcing a key press confirmation
(*)
Made command line understand quotes so that parameters with spaces in
their names can be used (doesn't seem to work on linux/osx, not sure how
to fix)
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And there you have it, fellow DF-ers; hope you enjoy! And of course, as always, please feel free to stop by our own Desura Dwarf Fortress Fanpage [ Indiedb.com ] or Bay 12 [ Bay12games.com ] for other Dwarf Fortress news!

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Dwarf Fortress 0.31.25 (Mar 28, 2011) with SDL support for Intel Mac OS X, music included.

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VJM148
VJM148

Besides the no sound, good game.

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TatharNuar
TatharNuar

You could always get the third-party SoundSense, which adds music and sounds based on the game's activity and combat logs.

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VJM148
VJM148

no sound, pls help.

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HangPhyr
HangPhyr

The only sound is the single music track and the intro sounds, unless you run sound sense (3rd party application).

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RoguelikesEsp
RoguelikesEsp

Go to the main folder of the game. Go to "data". Go to "init". Edit the "init.txt". There are things like "Skip the intro?" and that stuff.

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Brian_Farnet
Brian_Farnet

Still suffers from the 'missing index' bug when I try to install it. Any chance of fixing it?

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Angel_of_Death2
Angel_of_Death2

Guys, how do i equip different armor in adventurer mode?

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JmanThunderbolt
JmanThunderbolt

press w to wear clothing, and r to remove clothing

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HaruRoizoku
HaruRoizoku

This game is so amazing, don't be scared off by it's complexity.

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HooterBabby
HooterBabby

I downloaded Dwarf Fortress then the Lazy Newb Pack and now it's asking if I want to remove or replace files? I just clicked OK on the recommended option...is this the correct way of getting this damn thing to work???

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Topzombie
Topzombie

The Lazy Newb Pack already contains Dwarf Fortress

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