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Stonesense Screenshot

Stonesense is a third party visualizer, implemented as a DFHack plugin, that lets you view your Dwarf Fortress world in a classic isometric perspective.

There is an official thread for feedback, questions, requests or bug reports. There is also a thread dedicated to screenshots taken using Stonesense.

[edit] For Users

Stonesense is distributed as part of DFHack, and included in the Lazy Newb Pack.

The standard function (dfhack "stonesense") opens a separate viewer window, which has read-only access to the game. It can follow the game view, or be moved independently.

As of June 2014, it is also possible to use Stonesense as a live overlay of the map in the main Dwarf Fortress window, replacing the usual 2D tiles. The DFHack command for this is "stonesense overlay". For best results, edit [segmentsize_z:2] in init.txt, and if you are unable to see the edges of the map with the overlay active try also decreasing the [segmentsize_XY] - normal values are 50 to 80 depending on screen resolution.

[edit] For modders and developers

  • If you just want to add existing content: The Stonesense Content Repository contains content packs that allow you to extend Stonesense functionality. These packs are made by members of the DF community.
  • If you want to create your own content: You can learn how to create custom content for Stonesense at Utility:Stonesense/Adding_Content
  • If you want to tweak Stonesense's source code : Stonesense is one of the many DFHack plugins. It comes with DFHack's source code, and if you manage to compile DFHack, then you've managed to compile Stonesense.

[edit] Credits

Stonesense's homepage and source code is on Github.

  • Stonesense was written by Jonask, peterix, kaypy and Japa.
  • Lead graphic development was done by Solifuge.
  • Dfhack library was written by peterix.
  • Additional Graphics and code were contributed by many many people, including (in alphabetical order):
    • 7¢ Nickel, BatCountry, Belal, DeKaFu, Dante, Deon, dyze, Errol, fifth angel, frumpton, IDreamOfGiniCoeff, Impaler, Japa, jarathor, Jiri Petru, Lord Nightmare, McMe, Mike Mayday, Nexii Malthus, peterix, Seuss, soup, Talvara, winner, Xandrin.

(This list is not rigorously updated)

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