Losing Is Fun, Learning is Better: DF UltraTutorials

If you can't do a job well, wait for someone to do it for you.

Perhaps the most requested feature we half-promised to do on RPS is a beginners walkthrough for Dwarf Fortress. And, clearly, I’m never going to do it because I’m too lazy. Some gentlemen, as I discovered on Qt3 this morning, are not lazy. They are industrious, like dwarfs. For example CptnDuck, who’s done fourteen ten-minute tutorials explaining pretty much everything you need to know about Dwarf Fortress. So, if you’ve been scared before, download the game and get watching. And to help, I’ve embedded all fourteen (count ’em!) beneath the cut…

If you have trouble reading the text, if you click through, there’s crisp HD videos where you totally can…

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 01 – World Generation & Finding a site

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 02 – Preparing the Journey

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 03 – Understanding the DF world & Naming Dwarfs

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 04 – Mining and making beds

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 05 – Making Bedrooms, farms and stairs

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 06 – Dining rooms and dealing with refuse

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 07 – Brewing, labor options and dumping

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 08 – Bedrooms, crafting, trading

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 09 – Crafting and Hotkeys

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 10 – Migrants, Military and Requests

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 11 – Requests, Training and Specialized Stockpiles

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 12 – Patrols, Bins, Entrance, Walls

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 13 – Trading, Migrants and Defense

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 14 – Moods, crossbows, engraving

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 15: ODB & Macy Gray – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Look, ma! An RPS hints and tips post. It’s like we’re back in the days of Dr Berkman’s surgery at YS.

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