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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
    Commented Oct 10, 2011 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.

[SOUND:NO]
...
[PRINT_MODE:TEXT]

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).

[INTRO:NO]

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!
    – erik
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 8:20

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