A handful of long, slow, fps-dragging years later, Moonsyrups reaches a new point of maturity.
Giant Cave Spiders are now housed in the spider lair temple, the entire magmaworks is completed and -damn near- ready to turn on (i'm replacing some of the floodgates and mechanisms with iron ones in places that don't really need them, but better safe than sorry).
Check out the POIs for stuff new in this release. Note that the entire fortress has been gutted of Basalt and Alunite doors and these are being trash-compacted in favor of Obsidian and Iron masterworks by Art and Chataya, the legendary Mason and Blacksmith.
This level has been refitted with masterwork iron floodgates and redesigned to use 6 levers on each side (each lever opens the two floodgates on either side of one of the 12 magma tubes). Lots of furniture refitting is going on lower in the system as well, but all pumps and power-related hardware are completely done; In short, if I REALLY wanted to, I could dig 3 channels and turn most of this stuff on right now!
I estimate another 2 years of work before I'll be happy and comfortable turning it on. - Noble Digger
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Submitted by: Silfurdreki - 2010-01-14 to 20 Early Autumn
Holy huge embark Batman!
What FPS do you get? I'm seriously impressed by you CPU if you get good FPS on this map.
Really cool map, though, I really like the winding tunnel from the cliff face to the glacierside castle.
Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2010-01-14 to 20 Early Autumn
You know, this fortress was intended to be my "final DF40 fortress blowout" before Toady finishes the next release... I chose this large embark thinking I'd dick around a bit but it ended up getting good FPS. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 gigs of ram and it runs smoothly at 35+, slowing into the low 20s when dumping is going on. I haven't started moving liquids at all, which is going to CHOKE it.
The fort is playable despite its size because most of that size isn't being used for anything. :D
Submitted by: ajr_ - 2010-03-09 to 30 Mid Spring
Submitted by: Demonic Spoon - 2010-03-09 to 30 Mid Spring
Awesome, awe-inspiring fortress.