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Is there any possibility of playing Dwarf Fortress on a Windows Mobile phone? I keep hearing great things about this game, but it seems that the only chances I have of getting any gaming in these days is via my phone.

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@C. Ross is right on the money. I would add, though, that even on pretty hefty desktop hardware DF tends to max out processor time. I imagine if you tried to run it on a phone you would get a bad framerate for five minutes before your phone either ran out of battery or overheated. DF is not NetHack! – andronikus Oct 10 '11 at 2:29
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Your only hope currently is to run DF on a Linux machine and create a terminal to it. You will also need to set the output type to curses with the following changes in the config file.


I would also suggest making the following change in the init file for ease of play (the intro doesn't work well in curses mode).


However with the small screen and small keyboard DF will probably still not be at its best.

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darn, i was hoping for something other than terminal'ing into a server...ty for the info! – espais Aug 10 '10 at 8:20

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