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Hey, so... Not entirely sure what it means when it says 'need non-economic stone' when I try to build doors/whatever in the Masons Workshop... If I don't have sandstone/whatever, am I screwed? Gei... I like the old cliff that I'm used to :(

If you hit z for the general overview, and go to the "Stone" tab you can modify whether or not a type of stone is kept for a particular task. This brings us to one of the typos i've found, you hit enter to change the designation (save or don't save) not space.--Gimbal machine 10:13, 30 October 2007 (EDT)


Ore near the top.

I Don't think that the phrase "better stones and ore can be found lower down." is correct at all, in my current fortress the level beneath the loam had a platinum vein (I think, technically, common platinum), and the level beneath that had Magnetite, which seems to be chock full of irony goodness.

Do note that turning Iron Bars into anything useful requires "Refined Coal," not just a piece of burnt wood (charcoal).
Also, is there a differene between "native platinum" and other kinds?--Draco18s 16:56, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

Unless smelting is hella complicated in this one (and I have no doubt that's the case:( )clearly ores are fairly random. Senae 05:03, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

  • Yeah, I concur. I've seen platnum, hemitite, and opals on the surface. This might actually be more realistic then the idea that you have to dig deeper for the good stuff. But is it more fun? HeckRuler 15:44, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

It seems that rather then having better ore deeper you've got better stone deeper. The most recent game I was playing on my other PC had at the very bottom (Lowest Z-level) Yellow stone. How amazing is that?Senae 18:09, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

Depth is irrelevant. You can tell what to expect by the type of layer you are digging through VengefulDonut 09:34, 14 November 2007 (EST)

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