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: The Refuse level

( 118 Late Spring → onwards )

Ah, the refuse level. Magma, glass windows and miasma, not to mention all those bones.

This level was originally just going to be the connecting tunnels for the storage area above, but the outpost leader demanded that space be used wisely, so I designed this.

It works much the same way as the magma chambers below the farms. The magma ring provides heat, causing the flesh to whither away faster, and reduce miasma. This is just doing it on a bigger scale.

The thin clear glass windows allow the heat out better than the thick engraved walls surrounding them, speeding up the decay process.

I've also been slowly redecorating this level. I ran into an unlucky patch of microcline on the east side of this level, and instead of crying bitter tears of rage at how unfair it was (UNIFORM COLORS GODDAMNIT) I decided to embrace it by converting all the stairs in the connect passageways to microcline.

On that note, I've changed the stairs in the inner refuse area (the only access) to green. I've yet to do the stairs in the outer refuse ring, but my dwarfs recently hit some serpentine, so it will happen soon.

The outpost leader is also trying to think of a way to use the empty area in between the outer connecting tunnels, but hasn't come up with anything yet. I suggested we just leave them alone, but he wont hear it. - Sinergistic

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

Add a Comment


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.


Viewer Controls


SHIFT + Key doubles keyboard scroll rate.


Do you only see a blank space?

Don't have Flash?
You can download the compressed map file: 2009-02/sinergistic-Metalgate-Copy of region1-118-8746.fdf-map but you will need the .NET version of SL's DF Map Compressor to convert to the .PNG image format.