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Name: Dwarf Fortress
It is a roguelikish strategy game in a randomly generated persistent world in ASCII-style.
Open Source: No
It is a rather well-known game with a big legacy and is one of the most popular roguelikish games.


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kitsune created this task.Mar 23 2017, 4:35 PM
kitsune updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 23 2017, 4:44 PM

FWIW, dwarf fortress is available in the Arch Linux repos, so it's possible this game could be made available in the Solus repos too.

w0xel added a subscriber: w0xel.Mar 26 2017, 5:32 PM

Dwarf Fortress in Solus Repos would be cool! I found relevant copyright information in "readme.txt" in their downloadable gamefiles:

All rights are retained by Tarn Adams, save the following: you may redistribute the unmodified binary and accompanying files, provided you do so free of charge. You may distribute modified text files from the data and raw folders

So I guess it could be redistributed in Solus Repo? Even with custom settings if that is necessary.

w0xel added a comment.Mar 26 2017, 5:54 PM

So, I investigated a bit about the situation of Dwarf Fortress for example in Arch Linux and i have a few problems to give to note:

  • most people mod dwarf fortress, by overriding settings and some files in the main game folder. Installing dwarf fortress as a package would probably require root rights to do so and also to override files of the package. On Arch Linux they have various pre-modded game packages in AUR
  • A comment in Arch Linux pkgbuild is kinda unsettling (but also their work could probably be used):

I made a fucking github repo with the sole purpose of unfucking df a bit
We try to compile whatever little bit of df is open source

imho installing df via lutris makes most sense, but i guess lets see what the triage team says.

siru added a subscriber: siru.Mar 28 2017, 8:05 PM
DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Mar 15 2018, 3:45 PM
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