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I don't want to start up an X server at all, I just want to play on a text console. Is this possible?
Yes. You need to change the print mode to TEXT
Linux/OS X users may also use PRINT_MODE:TEXT for primitive ncurses output.
This is located in the ./df/data/init/init.txt file.