The Dink Network

GNU FreeDink

March 15th, 2014
1.08.20090918
Score : 9.7 exceptional
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Cocomonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
It seems like a lot of people regard GNU FreeDink as just a way to play Dink on non-Windows operating systems, but in my opinion, it's the best version of Dink for Windows as well.

Everything works so smoothly, and a number of bugs from the original are fixed. Long "say_stop" lines crash version 1.08, but FreeDink has no problem with them. FreeDink can use .wav files without the ridiculous problems that 1.08 (and former versions) can have. If everyone used FreeDink, DMODs would be better for it. I developed "Malachi the Jerk" while using FreeDink to play test it, and I had to go back and fix a lot of extra bugs in order to make it compatible with 1.08. The bugs weren't really anything I had done wrong, they were just frustrating quirks that this version is thankfully missing.

I've heard complaints about the replaced sounds in the "free-as-in-freedom" version of Dink Smallwood (the game) that comes in the FreeDink data pack. This is an unnecessary complaint, because you can still use the /dink directory from a regular Dink installation with FreeDink (I do).

I couldn't possibly go back. I recommend FreeDink to everybody.