Minedtame - 1052 Late Summer by Zaltanek

Map Description:

This is the start of a new fortress. I plan to build it over the cliff edge to the north, surround it by exterior walls and flood it. The actual fortress will hopfully be an interrior of obsidian with out facing walls of glass. I have had issues in the past of mass producing glass in any quality so I may end up just using it for certain walls.
Currently I am setting up temporary work and sleep areas.

Point of Interest: Keep Entrance

I plan to begin construction of the keep over this cliff.
The moat the keep after it is built. The outer walls will hopefully be glass with the inner structure being obsidian blocks.
- Zaltanek

There are 6 comments for this map series, last post 2009-03-12

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Submitted by: Zaltanek - 2008-12-01 - Removed

Submitted by: Ashery - 2008-12-05 to 1054 Late Autumn

I'd be interested in hearing how quickly your tree farms fill with water.

In my initial test on the design I used, I ended up shutting off the water flow due to the fact that it would've taken well over a month to fill. Normally the time wouldn't have mattered, but the first floor of my tree farm is also serving as the location for my actual farms...and it had already been a year with zero food production.

The end design should be more efficient as it'll have more hatches on each level...

Submitted by: sneakeypete - 2008-12-05 to 1054 Late Autumn

Uhh... don't you need to clear out all that rock before trees will grow?

Submitted by: Ashery - 2008-12-06 to 1054 Late Autumn

Yea, but you can at least get the ground muddied and ready to go.

I'm planning on doing the same with my tree farm. Getting mud on three to five levels initially and just dumping the rock as I have time. Once I'm on my last dumping level, I'll start digging out and setting up the next few levels.

Submitted by: Zaltanek - 2008-12-08 to 1055 Late Summer

The tree farm is filling much faster than I expected. From early summer to late summer it has filled 2 z levels.

Once flooded I will begin removing excess stone. Unfortunately I am running an older version so i have to select each piece to dump.

Submitted by: Zaltanek - 2008-12-09 to 1055 Late Summer

Hrm, I just ran into an issue with collapsing structures. I thought i knew how it worked when digging (within 7 spaces of a wall. I thought up/down stairs also acted as a solid wall, but apparently they don't. My central staircase started collapsing. I have a central 4b4 block of up/down stairs which reach out 3 spaces to the outer wall. I did plan to have a hollow area around that section, but it should be supported by the 2b2 paths at each N,S,E,W direction.

I was also attemping to use a bridge as scaffolding. however when I built floor tiles off the side of the bridge they collapsed killing on of the miners. The wierd thing is it allows me to build ramps off the side of bridges for the roof of the barracks.

Submitted by: Markavian` - 2009-03-12 to 1057 Mid Autumn

That aqaduct is a fantastic piece of engineering, I'm suprised I didn't see it sooner. Good work!

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