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Introduction ------------ DFHack is a Dwarf Fortress memory access library and a set of basic tools using this library. The library is a work in progress, so things might change as more tools are written for it. It is an attempt to unite the various ways tools access DF memory and allow for easier development of new tools. Getting DFHack ---------------- The project is currently hosted on github, for both source and binaries: http://github.com/peterix/dfhack * Packages The library and tools are packaged for Archlinux and are available both in AUR and the arch-games repository. The package name is dfhack-git :) Clarification ------------- 'fake SDL.dll', 'SHM', 'libdfconnect' and 'shim library' are basically the same thing. A library that sits between DFHack and DF, provides some extra features, synchronisation and access control. You should use it for everything that writes data back to DF. You'll need the SHM to attach more than one tool to DF on Linux. The DFHack version of Dwarf Therapist requires it for writing creature names and professions. See 'Using DFHack Tools' for instructions on installing it. Compatibility ------------- DFHack works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 or any modern Linux distribution. Windows 2000 is currently *not supported* due to missing OS functionality. If you know how to easily suspend processes, you can fix it :) OSX is also not supported due to lack of developers with a Mac. Currently supported Dwarf Fortress versions: * Windows 38a - 40d19_2 * Linux 40d2 - 40d19 Currently supported DF versions *by the SHM*: * Windows 40d15 - 40d19 * Linux 40d9 - 40d19 (40d2 - 40d8 might work, but are untested) Using the library as a developer -------------------------------- The library is compilable under Linux with GCC and under Windows with MinGW32 and MSVC compilers. It is using the cmake build system. See COMPILE for details. DFHack is using the zlib/libpng license. This makes it easy to link to it, use it in-source or add your own extensions. Contributing back to the dfhack repository is welcome and the right thing to do :) At the time of writing there's no API reference or documentation. The code does have a lot of comments though (and getting better all the time). Using DFHack Tools ------------------ The project comes with a special extra library you should add to your DF installation. It's used to boost the transfer speed between DF and DFHack, and provide data consistency and synchronization. DFHack will work without the library, but at suboptimal speeds and the consistency of data written back to DF is questionable. !!! on Windows this currently only works with DF 40d15 - 40d19_2 !!! On Linux, it works with DF 40d9 - 40d19 !!! use the pre-compiled library intended for your OS and version of DF !!! You can find them in the 'precompiled' folder. ** Installing on Windows - Open your DF folder, locate SDL.dll and rename it to SDLreal.dll (making a backup of it is a good idea) - Copy the right DFHack SDL.dll into your DF folder. - Restart DF if it is running ** Unistalling on Windows - Open your DF folder, locate SDL.dll and delete it - Rename SDLreal.dll to SDL.dll - Restart DF if it is running ** Installing on Linux - Open your DF folder and the libs folder within it - copy DFHack libdfconnect.so to the libs folder - copy the df-hacked script to your DF folder - Use this new startup script to start DF ** Replacing libdfconnect.so - Make sure you close DF before you replace this file! DF crashes whn you don't close it first! ** Uninstalling on Linux - Open your DF and DF/libs folders - Delete libdfconnect.so and the dfhacked startup script - Go back to using the df startup script Tools ----- All the DFHack tools are terminal programs. This might seem strange to Windows users, but these are meant mostly as examples for developers. Still, they can be useful and are cross-platform just like the library itself. If the tool writes back to DF's memory, make sure you are using the shared memory interface mentioned in the previous section! * catsplosion- Makes all cats pregnant and due in 100 game steps. Use with care. * magma_create - creates 7/7 magma at the DF's cursor * reveal - plain old reveal tool. It reveals all the map blocks already initialized by DF. * veinlook - a silly map viewer. It can mass-dig veins in a map square. (Linux only) * prospector - scans the map for minerals. by default it only scans only visible veins. You can make it show hidden things with '-a' and base rock and soil layers with '-b'. These can be combined ('-ab') * cleanmap - cleans mud, vomit, snow and all kinds of mess from the map. It will clean your irrigated farms too, so consider yourself warned. * incrementalsearch - incremental search utility (Linux only). * bauxite - converts all mechanisms into bauxite mechanisms. * itemdesignator - Allows mass-designating items by type and material - dump, forbid, melt and set on fire ;) * digger - allows designating tiles for digging/cutting/ramp removal A list of accepted tile classes: 1 = WALL 2 = PILLAR 3 = FORTIFICATION 4 = STAIR_UP 5 = STAIR_DOWN 6 = STAIR_UPDOWN 7 = RAMP 8 = RAMP_TOP 9 = FLOOR 10 = TREE_DEAD 11 = TREE_OK 12 = SAPLING_DEAD 13 = SAPLING_OK 14 = SHRUB_DEAD 15 = SHRUB_OK 16 = BOULDER 17 = PEBBLES Example : dfdigger -o 100,100,15 -t 9,10 -m 10 This will start looking for trees at coords 100,100,15 and designate ten of them for cutting. Memory offset definitions ------------------------- The file with memory offset definitions used by dfhack can be found in the output folder. ~ EOF ~