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shoruke
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« on: October 25, 2008, 10:59:23 am »

I kinda want to build a glass fortress in the ocean (as in like, underwater), but about the only way I can see it working is if I froze the whole fricking ocean. Can anyone aid me in my quest for a dwarf aquarium?
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 12:22:00 pm »

I chose... RAPTURE!



Anyway, I tried this too, and was reasonable successful:
You can drain an ocean into an aquifer. If you do this on a large enough scale, the water will drain faster than it will refill.

Make sure you can stop the drainage with floodgates, though, otherwise you'll have a structure at the bottom of the ocean without the water refilling.


Waiting for it to freeze over is much easier, though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008, 12:55:55 pm »

dwarf fortress, destroying the water table for over 2 years.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 01:12:47 pm »

So... I need to do this?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      legend:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      O  pump
~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~~      [ ]  walls
~~~~~~[|]~~~~~~~~       .  floor
~~~~~~[.]~~~~~~~~       ------ other wall
~~~~~~[.]~~~~~~~~       ~~~  ocean water
~~~~~~[.]~~~~~~~~
---------[.]------------
          aquifer

So that I pump water out of the ocean, into the aquifer inside the fortress? And it will flow down basically a pathway that I create jutting out over the ocean.

Obviously I would have more than one pump, but that's the general idea I'm getting here?
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008, 02:07:04 pm »

Is it top-down view?

Just find an aquifier somewhere on the shore and dig a channel from the ocean. make sure you have a working floodgate in that channel to close it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 04:07:26 pm »

(yes it's a top down view)

Oh. That's easier, I'll do that then. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2008, 02:04:19 pm »

If the ocean has an aquifer below it, and you really don't care about legendary miners, You could try to tunnel UP into the ocean, hoping your dwarf can live IN the wirlpool til you get a rescue teem down there.
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2008, 08:55:35 pm »

If the ocean has an aquifer below it, and you really don't care about legendary miners, You could try to tunnel UP into the ocean, hoping your dwarf can live IN the wirlpool til you get a rescue teem down there.

Or just hand a useless peasant a copper pick and tell him if he comes back, he's a hero.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2008, 09:37:22 pm »

You could build a large square ring of floor out on the surface of the water, then pump out the water inside, build walls, and repeat, forming an inverted pyramid.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 06:42:23 am »

Or just hand a useless peasant a copper pick and tell him if he comes back, he's a hero.

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who does this, but my peasant-miners usually accidentally stumble into magma which just happen to power my forges
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 05:30:39 pm »

then use a soapmaker. mwahahahahahahahaha!
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 06:33:47 pm »

And use a lot of them, to make sure you are draining enough of the ocean.
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2008, 03:59:41 pm »

You could use pumps to empty out the water on some of the ocean and build while the water is at 1-2. It has been shown to be effective. You can see an example here -> http://mkv25.net/dfma/movie-305-floatingpumpplatform.
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 09:38:22 pm »

You could use pumps to empty out the water on some of the ocean and build while the water is at 1-2. It has been shown to be effective. You can see an example here -> http://mkv25.net/dfma/movie-305-floatingpumpplatform.


That's really interesting. So pumps will power nearby pumps? Is that how they're all running? I didn't know that...
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