Enay is creating Dwarf Fortress Lazy Newb Packs for Linux
6
patrons
$18
per month
This is a Lazy Newb Pack.  All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality.  The object menaces with spikes of Linux.  On the item is an image of a dwarf in ones and zeroes.  The dwarf is laboring.  The artwork relates to the uploading of The Linux LNP by the dwarf Urist McEnay in the early hours of the morning.

Greetings Fellow Urists!  You probably arrived here from one of my LNP release announcements, or perhaps from the links section of the LNP itself.  Regardless, I'm very grateful for your arrival.

I stumbled upon Dwarf Fortress quite by accident.  One day out of boredom, I was scouring the internet for some ASCII art to greet me in my Linux terminal, and found some very strange yet somewhat beautiful designs of what I thought were castles.  Upon further investigation, I discovered they were screenshots of Dwarf Fortress.  Little smiley guys of various colors, and what I could only assume were large fields and buildings.  The more of these I looked through, the more intrigued I became in this phenomenon.  I had to check it out for myself.

I found my way to Bay12 Games and downloaded it for myself.  I started up the game and was immediately overwhelmed and confused by the vast array of options in front of me.  So I went back to the internet to search for help.  I found myself at https://www.reddit.com/r/dwarffortress and discovered the Lazy Newb Pack, and was delighted to find a wide array of utilities to help me along the way.

A few weeks later, a new version of DF was released with new features I was dying to try out.  By this time I had learned my way around Dwarf Therapist, DFHack, and the Legends Viewer.  I was excited to get started on the new version of DF with the LNP, but as I quickly found out, I had to wait for all the utilities to be updated for the new version, so I had to wait.  And wait, and wait...

Me being me, I quickly grew impatient and decided to take matters into my own hand and create the pack for myself from scratch.  It took me a few hours to find the bits I needed on the internet, then figure out which files go where and how they all interact with each other on a lower level than I needed to worry about when using the LNP.

After much trial and error, I finally got it all put together, and I was on the newest version of DF with all my favorite utilities and DFHack scripts and plugins!  It wasn't perfect, but it was good enough for me until the official LNP was updated.  Several weeks later, I noticed that the official LNP still hadn't been released to the masses.  Knowing that I couldn't be the only person who was waiting for the LNP for Linux to be released, I uploaded my pack for others to download, and called it the "Unofficial Linux LNP".

The initial response from the Reddit community was overwhelmingly positive to me,  as I had no idea that so many Linux users were also DF players.  I found the download stats for my pack after just a few weeks were well into the hundreds.

Come to find out, Beautato, the previous maintainer, had stopped working on the project and hadn't been heard from in quite some time, so I decided to pick up where he left off.

Outside of DF, I'm a happily married man and father to an amazing eight year-old son.  Should you choose to become a patron, your donations will help me to justify continued work on the Linux LNP, as well as make whatever code contributions I can to several of the projects included in it.  While I'm wouldn't consider myself a programmer, I do know my way around several programming languages, and know enough to be dangerous in that realm.

Tiers
My eternal gratitude
$1 or more per month
For donating $1 or more, you will be on the receiving end of my eternal gratitude for choosing to support me and the efforts I put toward pack development for Linux.

The best part of this is you don't have to wait for it to arrive in the mail, it's instantly available!
Goals
$18 of $100 per month
Not really a personal milestone in my life or anything, just a nice round number worth shooting for.
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This is a Lazy Newb Pack.  All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality.  The object menaces with spikes of Linux.  On the item is an image of a dwarf in ones and zeroes.  The dwarf is laboring.  The artwork relates to the uploading of The Linux LNP by the dwarf Urist McEnay in the early hours of the morning.

Greetings Fellow Urists!  You probably arrived here from one of my LNP release announcements, or perhaps from the links section of the LNP itself.  Regardless, I'm very grateful for your arrival.

I stumbled upon Dwarf Fortress quite by accident.  One day out of boredom, I was scouring the internet for some ASCII art to greet me in my Linux terminal, and found some very strange yet somewhat beautiful designs of what I thought were castles.  Upon further investigation, I discovered they were screenshots of Dwarf Fortress.  Little smiley guys of various colors, and what I could only assume were large fields and buildings.  The more of these I looked through, the more intrigued I became in this phenomenon.  I had to check it out for myself.

I found my way to Bay12 Games and downloaded it for myself.  I started up the game and was immediately overwhelmed and confused by the vast array of options in front of me.  So I went back to the internet to search for help.  I found myself at https://www.reddit.com/r/dwarffortress and discovered the Lazy Newb Pack, and was delighted to find a wide array of utilities to help me along the way.

A few weeks later, a new version of DF was released with new features I was dying to try out.  By this time I had learned my way around Dwarf Therapist, DFHack, and the Legends Viewer.  I was excited to get started on the new version of DF with the LNP, but as I quickly found out, I had to wait for all the utilities to be updated for the new version, so I had to wait.  And wait, and wait...

Me being me, I quickly grew impatient and decided to take matters into my own hand and create the pack for myself from scratch.  It took me a few hours to find the bits I needed on the internet, then figure out which files go where and how they all interact with each other on a lower level than I needed to worry about when using the LNP.

After much trial and error, I finally got it all put together, and I was on the newest version of DF with all my favorite utilities and DFHack scripts and plugins!  It wasn't perfect, but it was good enough for me until the official LNP was updated.  Several weeks later, I noticed that the official LNP still hadn't been released to the masses.  Knowing that I couldn't be the only person who was waiting for the LNP for Linux to be released, I uploaded my pack for others to download, and called it the "Unofficial Linux LNP".

The initial response from the Reddit community was overwhelmingly positive to me,  as I had no idea that so many Linux users were also DF players.  I found the download stats for my pack after just a few weeks were well into the hundreds.

Come to find out, Beautato, the previous maintainer, had stopped working on the project and hadn't been heard from in quite some time, so I decided to pick up where he left off.

Outside of DF, I'm a happily married man and father to an amazing eight year-old son.  Should you choose to become a patron, your donations will help me to justify continued work on the Linux LNP, as well as make whatever code contributions I can to several of the projects included in it.  While I'm wouldn't consider myself a programmer, I do know my way around several programming languages, and know enough to be dangerous in that realm.

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Tiers
My eternal gratitude
$1 or more per month
For donating $1 or more, you will be on the receiving end of my eternal gratitude for choosing to support me and the efforts I put toward pack development for Linux.

The best part of this is you don't have to wait for it to arrive in the mail, it's instantly available!