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Problematic Dink Diz Pro

March 6th, 2002
v1.00
Score : 6.1 fair
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
Problematic Dink Diz Pro can be used to create Dmod.diz files easily. It asks these things and then it puts them in the file: name of D-Mod, version, the day, month and year of the D-Mod, name of author, author's email, author's website and a D-Mod description. When it creates the Dmod.diz file, it also adds things like 'Visit:' and 'Copyright'.

I opened the file in an editor and I saw this text on the second line:

Info on Problematic Dink Diz Pro send internet email to cneal@geocities.com or jeremiah.oneal@fanciful.org with the title -dmod editorclan: 4

You can't see this text because the frontend doesn't display a long line like that. When you create a dmod.diz file with Problematic Dink Diz Pro, it also creates a file named Dmod.dat. The program uses it to create the final dmod.diz file because it contains all the data you entered + EOF (End Of File) and the name of the author of this program. Jeremiah placed his name everywhere in this program.
Now the program works fine but nothing more than that. You have to press enter twice after entering data, once is good enough for me . This also results that you can enter data one line under the line it asks you but this isn't added to the dmod.diz file. The program also doesn't have any checking, you can enter whatever you like (like text when it asks for a day, month or year) so it expects you to enter the correct data when it asks you. I don't think that people who use this program are stupid but checking what the user entered could help him/her even more.

Overall: Creating a dmod.diz file can be easier with this program but a normal texteditor is also good enough. A texteditor has advantages because with Problematic Dink Diz Pro you can't use enter when entering the description. The creator of this program has named it Pro but I don't see why, all it does is creating a dmod.diz - I know, that's what it should do but hey, for a Pro program you need to do more!. And why he named it Problematic...I can't tell ya, I haven't found any bugs or problems, but oh well, creating a dmod.diz ain't problematic anymore, maybe that's what Jeremiah means . Final words here: after using this program, I saw a file named diz.html on my desktop: Thank you for using Problematic Dink Diz Pro. You may send a donation to me if you like the program. Then you can enter if you like to give a donation of 1, 2, 5, 10 or 20 dollars - ahem, well, guess I don't need to tell you what I did...
July 23rd, 2004
v1.00
Score : 1.0 horrible
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
woohoho a dink.diz creator. and its like notepad, but u can only open .diz files. whet si the point with this thing if you can open the dink.diz file in the original notepad that is following with windows.
March 13th, 2004
v1.00
Score : 0.0 horrible
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Are people really so bored that they bother to create this kind of files? And furthermore, to ACTUALLY RELEASE THEM??? I guess so.

This program allows dmod authors to easily create dmod.diz files, and does it by asking them some questions. yay. This program is named "Problematic Dink Diz Pro", yet there is nothing problematic involved in the creation of dink.diz files, and nothing pro in this file.

Overally, although this program works fine, it has no use at all.
March 12th, 2004
v1.00
Score : 6.0 fair
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Binirit
Peasant Female
 
Purpose: This programme lets you easily create dmod.diz files.

Installation: Just extract the zipfile and the programme is ready to run.

Use: Run the programme and you will see a DOS interface. You can enter the information that you want, such as the D-mod name, your name, the date you want in the dmod.diz file, a description of the D-mod and so on. After you have entered the last information, the dmod.diz file will automatically be created. A .dat file is also created at the same time, but you will not need that.

Good: It does what is says and it is easy to use.

Not so good: If you use Skeleton B to start a new D-mod with, then you have already a dmod.diz file in the folder. Adjusting that one is easier and quicker then downloading, unzipping and running this file.

Overall: A programme that does what is says it does.

Fit for: If you want to use a programme to make your dmod.diz file.
August 25th, 2003
v1.00
Score : 4.0 tolerable
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
This utility is simple but not very appealing. Yes it can create a Dmod.diz file, but so do many others such as Cedit by someone, and they have a better interface.

It comes with a .wps file, not sure what format that is, and can't be bothered trying to find out. A readme.txt file would've been better.

Ultimately I just copy one from a previous DMOD and edit it in notepad.

Not much use for this I'm afraid.

4 out of 10