Metalgate - 118 Late Spring by Sinergistic

Map Description:


I've begun building a real fort for my dwarfs. The above ground structure is currently on hold because I can't decide how I want to shape. Should it be really tall and skinny? Or low and fat? Low and skinny? etc. But it will happen, eventually.

Point of Interest: Food and Cloth production

( 118 Late Spring → onwards )

This level was originally a storage level for furniture and glass blocks produced for the lampposts. It's still mostly storage, but I've removed one of the furniture stockpiles, and several reduced the block storage (the stockpile behind the blue downstairs) in order to squeeze in some workshops, and a bunch of cloth stockpiles + a couple other minor ones (weapons/armor).

Cloth production takes place above the main stairwell, and consists of a clothiers and a loom. Many a cloth bag has been made at the clothiers, and many a pig tail has passed through the loom.

To the left of the main stairwell we have three abandon mechanics shops. Some idiot left them on auto repeat, and we ended up with one to many mechanisms. There hasn't been a mandate for more in years.

Below the main stairwell is the food production, consisting of a kitchen, farmers workshop and the all important still. I've edited the furniture stockpile directly behind them to only accept barrels. Normally it's a little bit fuller than it is now, but the fortress hasn't produced any meals in a while, so there are lots of quarry bushes taking up barrel space. Lots of pig tails to, since I haven't been processing them either. - Sinergistic

There are 15 comments for this map series, last post 2009-09-15

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Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-02-08 to 111 Late Spring

That is the most amazing bridge i have ever seen. Pumping magma all the way up there and making lamp posts just kills it.
(3Dwarf pics maybe?)

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-02-09 to 111 Late Spring

A BBCode picture

It's incomplete, this is a screenshot from an earlier save. I'm playing in 40d9, and in order to get tools like 3dwarf to work properly, I have to copy the save over to a 40d game folder, which is more of a pain than you think it would be.

[Message edited on 2009/02/09 at 09:19 by Sinergistic]

Submitted by: Markavian` - 2009-02-10 to 111 Late Spring

Does this place have a title, other then region1?
I would greatly appreciate learning its name.

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-02-14 to 111 Late Spring

Updated the name of the map, just because you asked :P

In other news, I just found out the name of my fort is metalgate ^^

Submitted by: Maggarg - 2009-02-14 to 111 Late Spring

Truly, you are a Brunel amongst dwarves.

Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-02-15 to 118 Late Spring

Your new underground levels look awesome especially with your tileset.

I still can't get over how awesome your bridge looks in 3dwarf

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-02-15 to 118 Late Spring

Almost the same shot as before, completed this time

Shot from the other side + magma tower

Down the bridge

Some more shots for you, then ^^

Submitted by: Salmeuk - 2009-02-16 to 118 Late Spring

Really though, this is quite amazing.

A very unique structure.

Submitted by: _nil_ - 2009-02-25 to 118 Late Spring

Loving that bridge; I'm tentatively planing to copy your support style for the entrance ramp on my current fort. The designs for the lower levels are also pretty amazing...

Submitted by: Kutan - 2009-03-11 to 127 Mid Spring

... Wow. That's really all I can say. Basically every part of your fortress is art to me. I'm envious of your creativity and I hope you keep pumpin' out the beauty. Good luck.

Submitted by: SkulkingFilth - 2009-03-12 to 127 Mid Spring

O_O That's...superlative...Strong extraterrestrial design, love it.

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-03-13 to 127 Mid Spring

@Kutan: Thanks, glad you like it :)

@SkulkingFilth: Had to look up superlative, thanks for the compliment ^^

Submitted by: Diriel - 2009-03-19 to 127 Mid Spring

Oh My! I *AM* a noob i admit, but Dang!! Some of you peeps are just truly Amazing! I finally can survive even rough starts in untamed wilds with constant ambushes and sieges. As for building a fort, well i though i was getting the hang of it. Now that i have seen a truly amazing fort, i realize i have a very long long ways to go yet.

Submitted by: LegoLord - 2009-09-14 to 127 Mid Spring

So, that "perpetual motion" machine is slowly losing water, huh? Sounds more like you made a water-fueled fusion reactor. Congratulations.

Submitted by: Lord Dullard - 2009-09-15 to 127 Mid Spring

This is an amazing fort.


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