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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2010, 12:56:04 AM »

Dwarf Fortress.

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

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The learning curve is steep, but it's frigging insane what you can do in the game. It actually keeps track of the condition of all the separate organs on each dwarfs body. Including the condition of each type of teeth - Molars, incisors, etc.

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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2010, 03:00:44 AM »

Um, I started playing and it loaded for 10 minutes and once it loaded a map finally I couldnt find any dwarfs. I got used to the controls a bit and looked up a tutorial...but still when I followed the tutorial...no dwarfs anywhere or wildlife of any kind :(
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2010, 03:26:50 AM »

Um, I started playing and it loaded for 10 minutes and once it loaded a map finally I couldnt find any dwarfs. I got used to the controls a bit and looked up a tutorial...but still when I followed the tutorial...no dwarfs anywhere or wildlife of any kind :(

Push "R" and it gives you a list of your rooms. The only "Room" you have is your convoy wagon, so hitting "T" will take you right there.

R then T


I'd also recommend going to the wiki -
http://dwarffortresswiki.net/index.php/Main_Page

And a tutorial -
http://dwarffortresswiki.net/index.php/Indecisive%27s_illustrated_fortress_mode_tutorial
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2010, 03:37:52 AM »

ah, thanks!
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2010, 01:16:27 PM »

While we're talking about hard to learn games with infinite variance, that sacrifice graphics but deliver to the max on gameplay... let's not forget the greatest of them all.

http://alt.org/nethack/

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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2010, 02:38:54 PM »

plants vs. zombies (if that even counts as a video game)...and I cannot stop!!!
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2010, 03:55:44 PM »

While we're talking about hard to learn games with infinite variance, that sacrifice graphics but deliver to the max on gameplay... let's not forget the greatest of them all.

http://alt.org/nethack/


How could I?

Look up John Shaw's Absurd Nethack Tileset.   ;-)

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In before tiles suck.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2010, 04:33:15 PM »

Not playing anything now, but seeing Shaw's post on that Dwarf game makes we want to start playing "Evil Genius" again.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2010, 05:35:07 PM »

ASCII or GTFO

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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2010, 06:21:37 PM »

ASCII or GTFO



I already in before'd you.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2010, 06:37:13 PM »

plants vs. zombies (if that even counts as a video game)...and I cannot stop!!!

Great game.

edit: Oh!  If you like tower defense games (and a PS3 I'm assuming or even an X360):

PS3: Pixel Junk Monsters
X360/PC: Defense Grid
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2010, 01:41:01 PM »

I love grand strategy games. Hearts of Iron 2 & 3, Victoria and Sins of a Solar Empire mostly.

Play alot of FPS, especially WW2 ones like Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Battlefield 2 mods (Project Reality and Forgotten Hope). My friends always want to play Halo 3 when they come over, so I think I end up playing that the most even though it's not one of my favorite games.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2010, 03:17:11 PM »

I love grand strategy games. Hearts of Iron 2 & 3, Victoria and Sins of a Solar Empire mostly.

Play alot of FPS, especially WW2 ones like Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Battlefield 2 mods (Project Reality and Forgotten Hope). My friends always want to play Halo 3 when they come over, so I think I end up playing that the most even though it's not one of my favorite games.
I found most grand strategy space games to be pretty boring. I liked the large scale RTS gameplay of SoaSE better. I suppose that's strange because I also like Victoria which is a very complicated and somewhat dull strategy game.

Alpha Centuri was better.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2010, 12:55:50 AM »

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Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2010, 01:12:12 AM »

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