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[edit] Creature Playability

I recently added playability information to the creatures on this page. Here's a few things I discovered about how the game determines playable races, which seems to have changed in v0.42:

  • If an entity has [SITE_CONTROLLABLE], then that entity is playable in Dwarf Fortress mode.
  • If an entity has [ALL_MAIN_POPS_CONTROLLABLE], then creatures from that entity are playable in Adventure mode. Your adventurer comes from a civ from that entity, and is a member.
  • If a creature has [LOCAL_POPS_CONTROLLABLE], then that creature is playable in Adventure mode. Your adventurer comes from a nearby civ, and is a member. Creatures played this way appear under "Intelligent Wilderness Creature" in the race selection menu.
  • If the creature raw has [OUTSIDER_CONTROLLABLE], then that creature is playable in Adventure mode. Your adventurer begins in a random civ with no associations. This is selected after the race, in the civ selection menu.
  • As noted, other creatures seem to be playable in Adventurer mode as well. This seems to be due to historical consequences, but I'm not sure what causes it. It may be because those creatures have moved into a civ wiht [ALL_MAIN_POPS_CONTROLLABLE]. More Science required.
  • The difference between [ALL_MAIN_POPS_CONTROLLABLE] and [LOCAL_POPS_CONTROLLABLE] mainly seems to be whether the tag is attached to creature or entity. More Science required.

AntiBlueQuirk (talk) 11:06, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

[edit] new creatures

Here's a preliminary list. Note that some already exist, but have been reordered in other files (large felines) or have been renamed (giant toad, tigerman). It would be nice to have a script that takes the creature raws and outputs a properly formatted table. I have a vim substitution command for the graphic set page, but nothing for this table.

amphibians

  • TOAD_MAN
  • GIANT_TOAD


  • annelids
  • WORM_MAN


  • birds
  • BLUEJAY_MAN
  • GIANT_BLUEJAY
  • CARDINAL_MAN
  • GIANT_CARDINAL
  • GRACKLE_MAN
  • GIANT_GRACKLE
  • ORIOLE_MAN
  • GIANT_ORIOLE
  • RW_BLACKBIRD_MAN
  • GIANT_RW_BLACKBIRD


  • insects
  • FLY_MAN
  • GIANT_FLY
  • ROACH_MAN
  • GIANT_ROACH
  • BEETLE_MAN
  • GIANT_BEETLE
  • BUTTERFLY_MONARCH_MAN
  • GIANT_BUTTERFLY_MONARCH
  • FIREFLY_MAN
  • GIANT_FIREFLY
  • DRAGONFLY_MAN
  • GIANT_DRAGONFLY


  • large mountain
  • GOAT_MOUNTAIN_MAN
  • GIANT_GOAT_MOUNTAIN
  • MARMOT_HOARY_MAN
  • GIANT_MARMOT_HOARY


  • large ocean
  • WALRUS_MAN
  • GIANT_WALRUS


  • large riverlake
  • HIPPO_MAN
  • GIANT_HIPPO


  • large temperate
  • BEAR_GRIZZLY_MAN
  • GIANT_BEAR_GRIZZLY
  • BEAR_BLACK_MAN
  • GIANT_BEAR_BLACK
  • DEER_MAN
  • GIANT_DEER
  • FOX_MAN
  • GIANT_FOX
  • RACCOON_MAN
  • GIANT_RACCOON
  • MACAQUE_RHESUS_MAN
  • GIANT_MACAQUE_RHESUS
  • COUGAR_MAN
  • GIANT_COUGAR
  • WOLF_MAN
  • GIANT_WOLF
  • GROUNDHOG_MAN
  • GIANT_GROUNDHOG
  • ALLIGATOR_MAN
  • GIANT_ALLIGATOR
  • BUZZARD_MAN
  • GIANT_BUZZARD


  • large tropical
  • ELEPHANT_MAN
  • GIANT_ELEPHANT
  • WARTHOG_MAN
  • GIANT_WARTHOG
  • LION_MAN
  • GIANT_LION
  • LEOPARD_MAN
  • GIANT_LEOPARD
  • JAGUAR_MAN
  • GIANT_JAGUAR
  • TIGERMAN -> TIGER_MAN
  • GIANT_TIGER
  • CHEETAH_MAN
  • GIANT_CHEETAH
  • GAZELLE_MAN
  • GIANT_GAZELLE
  • MANDRILL_MAN
  • GIANT_MANDRILL
  • CAMEL_1_HUMP_MAN
  • GIANT_CAMEL_1_HUMP
  • CAMEL_2_HUMP_MAN
  • GIANT_CAMEL_2_HUMP
  • CROCODILE_SALTWATER_MAN
  • GIANT_CROCODILE_SALTWATER
  • VULTURE_MAN
  • GIANT_VULTURE
  • RHINOCEROS_MAN
  • GIANT_RHINOCEROS
  • GIRAFFE_MAN
  • GIANT_GIRAFFE
  • HONEY BADGER MAN
  • HONEY BADGER, GIANT
  • MUSKOX_MAN
  • GIANT_MUSKOX
  • ELK_MAN
  • GIANT_ELK
  • BEAR_POLAR_MAN
  • GIANT_BEAR_POLAR


  • reptiles
  • LIZARD_MAN
  • GIANT_LIZARD
  • SKINK -vermin
  • SKINK_MAN
  • GIANT_SKINK
  • CHAMELEON -vermin
  • CHAMELEON_MAN
  • GIANT_CHAMELEON
  • ANOLE -vermin
  • ANOLE_MAN
  • GIANT_ANOLE
  • IGUANA
  • IGUANA_MAN
  • GIANT_IGUANA


  • small mammals
  • RAT_MAN
  • SQUIRREL_GRAY_MAN
  • GIANT_SQUIRREL_GRAY
  • SQUIRREL_RED_MAN
  • GIANT_SQUIRREL_RED
  • CHIPMUNK_MAN
  • GIANT_CHIPMUNK


  • subterranean
  • TOAD_GIANT -> TOAD_GIANT_CAVE

CLA (talk) 15:08, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

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