Dwarf Fortress

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Cooler World Names

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Increases the variety of generated names for the world and locations. Adds 103 roots to MYTHIC and 31 roots to NAME_REGION for approximately 10,000 new world name combinations. The region name produces a variety of tones, some epic, some grim, some a little goofy, some use a time as a setting rather than a location. Other combinations refer to the world as a narrative and if characters mention that, we can have a little fourth-wall-breaking for fun. You can venture through the East Burn and the Canyon of Harmonizing to reach the Tree of Cobalt - all of these biomes in the world known as the Rift of Forests benefitting from addition to symbols.
11 Comments
Ole Hockey Thighs Sep 8, 2023 @ 1:12pm 
I'm still getting the SHRUB and SPHERE error.
DemonicSquid Jul 6, 2023 @ 12:12pm 
Man is just shorthand in that context for human, it is not gender specific and never has been.
Amelio Jul 3, 2023 @ 1:53pm 
cool didn't know it, assumed some differences in vanilla for characters, but lol "the age of women" come to mind something like matriarchy society with males as literal slaves, the femminist dream
[+DG+] Sir_Castic Jul 2, 2023 @ 10:30pm 
How dare you accuse me of trolling?
DPh Kraken  [author] Jul 2, 2023 @ 9:11pm 
They appear to be trolling, but I'll answer legitimately. I did add [S_WORD:MAN] and not [S_WORD:WOMAN] to MYTHIC, reflecting the poetic use of "man" to refer to the entire species (and likely also to their dwarven, elven, and even goblin kin).
Using "woman" in the same context generally sounds weirder, and even the game's language files are built on that assumption. "The Age of Woman" is not supported by vanilla procedural grammar, while "The Age of Man" is.
As for gendered character names, that's something that's not in the base game and there's no tokens to tell the game to. The original Urist was a lady dwarf, but like all names they're culturally gender-neutral.
Amelio Jul 2, 2023 @ 5:03pm 
no women / male specific names with this mod?
[+DG+] Sir_Castic Jun 20, 2023 @ 2:52pm 
women aren't real (women don't exist) with this mod
DPh Kraken  [author] Apr 13, 2023 @ 3:25pm 
That's an error on my part! SHRUB and SPHERE aren't part of language_words, but I never really checked that. Since I don't want to add new words to the dictionary, I'll just remove them for the next release.
dimm_ddr Apr 13, 2023 @ 2:22am 
I have the game crashed on the world generation with those errors:
*** Error(s) finalizing the symbol NAME_GRASSLAND
Unrecognized word token: SHRUB
*** Error(s) finalizing the symbol NAME_REGION
Unrecognized word token: SPHERE

From my investigation it looks like you need to add those words (and maybe some others too) into the language_words.txt file somehow. I have no idea how to mod this without editing the vanilla file though. My guess is that you need to either create a file with all the definitions for words that missing from the vanilla dictionary, or even add them all into the same file where you define new words for symbols. Something like this, for example:
[WORD:SHRUB]
[NOUN:shrub:shrubs]
[FRONT_COMPOUND_NOUN_SING]
[REAR_COMPOUND_NOUN_SING]
[THE_COMPOUND_NOUN_SING]
[THE_NOUN_SING]
[REAR_COMPOUND_NOUN_PLUR]
[THE_NOUN_PLUR]
[OF_NOUN_PLUR]
DPh Kraken  [author] Apr 4, 2023 @ 8:05pm 
Glad to hear your enthusiasm. I was inspired to make this mod after extensively testing modded Legends mode and getting a bit bored at the world names just starting to feel samey.