Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

Errata for Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
PDF, Mobi
Page 9
2nd Para (Building Worlds)

I regards to the Everywhere vs. Frequent mineral settings errata that was fixed in Table 2-1, the Building Worlds paragraph still instructs the reader to choose Everywhere.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed.

Mike McGlumphy  Jan 31, 2013  Sep 25, 2014
Other Digital Version
9
Kindle version, Location 332

The text advises to set mineral frequency to "Everywhere" at world generation. This leads to a bug in the site finder later on (also reported to Amazon). It should be "Frequent" until DF is fixed.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Confirmed and fixed in new version.

Anonymous  May 24, 2014  Sep 25, 2014
Printed, PDF, Safari Books Online, Other Digital Version
Page 10
Top of page in table

Mineral Occurrence should not be set to Everywhere as then the find parameters (later, on page 14) cannot be satisfied and you cannot progress in the book. This apparently has affected many people. It needs to be set to one lower setting.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Turns out there is a bug with site finder. The flux is there, but site finder can't find it due to the abundance of other minerals. This will be corrected shortly. Until now, follow the advice of turning down your mineral frequency one.

Anonymous  Jun 29, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Other Digital Version
11-13
Section "Losing is Fun!", 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence

"how to" is repeated twice.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version

None  Jun 04, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Other Digital Version
11-13
Section "Losing is Fun!", 3rd paragraph, 4th sentence

"it is far better go to out" should read "it is far better to go out". "go" and "to" are reversed in order.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

None  Jun 04, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Printed
Page 11
top, in a box

Amxu and Axmu are both used twice.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

Anonymous  Jun 11, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 24
1st paragraph, beneath figure 3-1

On the 4th line of the continued paragraph on page 24, 'behind the triangle the ground goes goes dark' 'goes' is repeated

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

Sam Carter  Jun 01, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 25
Table 3-1, Chicken

In Table 3-1, the picture for Chicken is cropped erroneously: a 3x3 area is used instead of the correct 1x1 symbol.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Will alert O'Reilly and ask them to fix. Thanks!

Alexander Kashev  Jun 27, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Printed
Page 26
last paragraph

"We're" in last sentence should be changed to "We've"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version

David  Jun 14, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Printed
Page 34
Sixth paragraph

The sentence ending "press p for Stockpile." has its italics continue into the next sentences. Also, Press f for 'Food, has weird quotes on it.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version

Tom Dickson  Jun 12, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Printed, PDF
Page 37
First paragraph of "Dumping, Refuse, and Storage"

In "When you placed yout stockpiles," "yout" should be "your".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

Klaas Boesche  Jul 07, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Printed
Page 60
1st paragraph

"isn't hard have a couple" should be "isn't hard to have a couple"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thanks a lot! Fixed.

Anonymous  Jul 11, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 95
1st paragraph under "The Depths", 4th sentence

"[...]the mining acces tunnels and your industrial floors[...]" I believe "acces" is meant to be "access".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

Heidi Hokka  Jun 14, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
Printed
Page 105
5th paragraph

"clear out a space under the aquifer" should be "clear out a space under the glacier"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thanks a lot! Fixed.

Anonymous  Jul 11, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 107
First paragraph

The URL for the oilfurnace comic has changed to: http://oilfurnace.timdenee.com/

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed

Kevin Duffy  Nov 27, 2012  Sep 25, 2014
PDF
Page 120
3rd paragraph under Metal Industry Strategies

Page 120 (PDF page 136) 3rd paragraph under Metal Industry Strategies "Those people do have a point, but thi is a guide book, so letís summarize adamantine thusly" "thi" should be "this"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

Anonymous  Jul 02, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 160
Figure 10-10

Figure 10-10 is the incorrect image. It is a duplicate of Figure 10-9.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Odd. Doesn't appear in the print book. Will get O'Reilly to fix.

Brian Hosterman  Jun 23, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 164
2nd paragraph

"If a necromancer besieges your fortress, it is best take extreme caution" should read "it is best to take extreme"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version.

Brian Hosterman  Jun 23, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF
Page 184
Figure 11-4

(top) and (bottom) indicators for the figure should read (left) and (right)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in next version

Brian Hosterman  Jun 24, 2012  Jul 30, 2012
PDF, ePub
Page 200
Appendix, Table A-2

Appendix Table A-2 "Create world settings" tells me to set Mineral Occurrence to "Everywhere". However, earlier in the book (Table 2-1, pages 9/10), this is set to Frequent, which is the correct setting. Appendix needs to be changed, too.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in new version.

Andreas  May 08, 2014  Sep 25, 2014
Other Digital Version
5921
2nd paragraph Kindle location 5921, Burrows Section

"If you press z, you can assign dwarves to the burrow" should be "If you press c"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thanks a lot! Fixed.

Joseph Hughes  Jul 08, 2012  Jul 30, 2012