Dwarf Fortress development status – mouse support, tooltips and more interface

Dwarf Fortress development status - mouse support, tooltips and more interface

Over the past few weeks, developer Tarn Adams has been showing off various enhancements to the Steam version of the iconic Dwarf Fortress game. Back in December 2020, a video was presented in which Adams uses a mouse in a new version – in the past, the official game only supported mouse control at a rudimentary level. 

In addition, the game will have various tips that will not interfere even with veterans – the game is so complex and multi-level that it is simply impossible to keep all the information in your head.

Another area that makes the gameplay more enjoyable is the completely new interface. Functional and ergonomic, albeit not simple. Building a huge colony of dwarves is not like running around with pistols in Call of Duty or Fortnite.

This week’s dev diary focuses on the Look team. This is an extremely important part of the gameplay, providing information about the composition of the cell or the characteristics of the dfarf – how it looks, what it feels, what it thinks, what it carries, and more. Most importantly, you can view all the data on the cell simply by switching between tabs – from the surface itself to creatures and objects located on it.

Dwarf Fortress development status - mouse support, tooltips and more interface

This section has not yet received a corresponding visual upgrade, but these are all just pieces of a massive puzzle. Let’s hope it’s not too long before the release. 

And finally, you can take a look at the cemetery:

Dwarf Fortress development status - mouse support, tooltips and more interface

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