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New D-Mod: FallDink

March 4th 2010, 09:18 AM
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10 files released over the last six months isn't bad!
Here's Iplaydink's latest - a platform D-Mod called FallDink where you have to stop Mr Smallwood from getting squished at either end of the Doom Room of Eternal Falling.

March 4th 2010, 09:50 AM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
At last it's released, I sure had some problem getting this one up
March 4th 2010, 10:02 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
And I believe it was not because of Iplaydink himself.
March 4th 2010, 10:17 AM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
Well it was my fault most of the time, believe it or not
First I uploaded wrong version, and then I uploaded a new file instead of updating the other...
March 4th 2010, 10:28 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
And then you waited a week for the staff to approve.
March 4th 2010, 11:11 AM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
No. Not this time

Back to topic?
March 4th 2010, 11:19 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
No.
March 4th 2010, 03:40 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Kewl platformer! Got about 49 points without using the bug/cheat I found. Hold the up arrow and spam the space bar. This'll make Dink fall slower and the green bars go much slower. I recommend disabling those buttons.
March 4th 2010, 03:48 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
49? I guess I hold the record with 91 points.
March 4th 2010, 03:51 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
93 owns you!
March 4th 2010, 03:53 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Mistype! 49 -> 94 screw y'all!
March 4th 2010, 03:59 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Just got the most kickass high score ever!

189!! Wooohooo!!
March 4th 2010, 04:21 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
Hold the up arrow and spam the space bar. This'll make Dink fall slower and the green bars go much slower. I recommend disabling those buttons.

Hm. strange. Anyway, it's impossible to disable those :/
March 7th 2010, 03:47 AM
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Someone
Peasant Male Australia
 
Does spamming the space bar really work? It doesn't seem to in FreeDink..
March 7th 2010, 04:01 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
Holding the up arow does, but even then my high score is only 67.
March 7th 2010, 04:34 AM
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Erwin
Peasant Male Netherlands xbox
Friendship is magic 
Nice work Iplaydink! It's fun to play so far but it gets really annoying when the platforms start moving faster simply because there's too much room in between them. I had more trouble trying to prevent falling out of the screen than being pushed out of the screen. It would really improve the gameplay if you would place the platforms closer to each other leaving only little gaps for Dink to fit through. Right now it seems to be a matter of luck whether or not you land on a platform if you get off one.

BTW: How the hell did Skorn's review get approved? It's obviously ridiculous.
March 7th 2010, 08:45 AM
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That review was lying around for a while, so we didn't particularly like approving it either. =) But Skorn backs his position up quite well, so it's just a matter of approving it, or forcing him to give a few token points, and then approving it. We don't have a "no negative reviews allowed" policy.
March 7th 2010, 08:56 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
I can't understand why you approved the worst review in human history.

Scripting: 0/10

The staff who approved that review makes me sad...
March 7th 2010, 09:07 AM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
Answer to skorns review:

I find playing/making dmods that are different entertaining, I think it's fun to see new things and exploring what's possible to do with the DinkC. But maybe that's just me.

And you said it doesn't use the dink engine, of course it does!
March 7th 2010, 09:39 AM
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rabidwolf9
Peasant Male United States steam
twitch.tv/rabidwolf9 
Bleh. Skorns got a few screws loose. Plot-less arcade type games are fun and it's always neat to see the different kinds of games that can be made using the Dink engine. Sure the music got annoying relatively quickly, and the platforms could use a little more detail, but a 0.0 score is ridiculous.
March 7th 2010, 10:09 AM
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Skull
Ghost
 
Ah, so Skorn is trying to be hardcore... oh well, don't mind him, Iplaydink. Staff, you really should delete that review.
March 7th 2010, 12:09 PM
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EvilEarl
Peasant Male United States
In memory of Skull. 
Excellent d-mod for two reasons. 1. It's a creative new way to play Dink. 2. That's the first file to feature one of my reviews.

iplaydink, I've collected some midi's never used on the DN. If you want I can send you some to implement in FallDink.
March 7th 2010, 12:11 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
never used on the DN

A pretty strong sentence especially when talking about MIDIs.
March 7th 2010, 12:19 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Belive it or not Skull, there are a great many pieces of music in midi format never before heard within the confines of a Dmod. Its impossible to get them all piled up here, in fact. I'm sure theres at least half a terrabite worth of them.

I myself have a rather nicely large collection of midi's taken from various sources stashed away for use in FoD
March 7th 2010, 12:22 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Of course there are! There are more MIDIs out there than in D-Mods. But it is much harder to find unused MIDIs itno D-Mods than you think. You think "Woah, I've found a completely new MIDI to use in a D-Mod", but suddenly you notice the very same MIDI popping out of some D-Mod.
March 7th 2010, 01:49 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
@ Someone and Quiztis

Spamming spacebar doesn't slow dink down (Not even when holding in up arrowkey).

@EvilEarl

Thanks for review. I'll tell you if I ever make a new version, I could use some midi suggestions.
March 7th 2010, 02:01 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Find something with a nice pace to it, to match the game, and you'll be sorted Iplaydink
March 7th 2010, 04:24 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I'm using Dink 1.08 arual+ and I can get tons of points by holding up and make Dink talk. This'll slow him down. Tried Windowed mode, same thing. I'm using Vista (not that Vista is the problem though)
March 8th 2010, 04:20 AM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
I'm using Arual + on Vista too.

EDIT:

I've started working on a new version. Platforms now spawn faster towards the end so the chances of being pushed off the top of the screen is now higher than the chances of falling out (That is around 45+).

I'm also thinking about adding sound effects and different tracks that will be played randomly.
March 8th 2010, 07:24 AM
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k
Ghost
 
It doesn't use the Dink engine

You're just stupid.
March 8th 2010, 07:33 AM
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YeolDetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
...they don't even use the Dink engine
...DMODs are supposed to use the Dink Engine
...editing this engine to copy games that are for different engines...

>HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT A GAME ENGINE IS!

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I can't believe someone let that review through... Oh wow.
March 9th 2010, 04:29 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
But Skorn backs his position up quite well

Ha ha ha oh wow! How about I make a whole bunch of bullshoot claims that I know nothing about? His review is absolutely false and unfounded. I'm going to write a review claiming that the Dink engine was written by pixies and that's why it has no relevance for humans.

you really should delete that review.

Nobody should have approved it in the first place!
March 9th 2010, 06:12 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I feel kinda insulted here, actually.

Skorn creates a bunch of shìt reviews, scores SoB with 3.5. points and FallDink with 0.0. points, claiming stuff that isn't even correct and still gets approved. But when I wrote quite an accurate review for Halloween Party and didn't like it very much, gave it some scores like 4.0, my review got rejected.

All in all, Skorn's latest reviews shouldn't have got approved. I think it would only be right thing to do, to delete him from the staff, who approved those reviews.
March 9th 2010, 09:04 AM
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Your review wasn't rejected for having a low score. As I said, reviews aren't rejected solely because the score differs from the norm. Any review with an unusually low or high score has had a lot of thought put into whether or not it should be approved, a lot more than the angry mob reaction here (or yeoldetoast's ever-so-transparent trolling attempts).

Doesn't mean mistakes can't be made, and there's always going to be disagreement and some injustice involved with reviews that are too grey to make a clear decision on. I've personally had reviews approved, and later rejected after doing some minute modification like fixing grammar or punctuation. If you think that a review shouldn't or should have been approved, feel free to complain to the staff directly, we'll take it into consideration.
March 9th 2010, 09:18 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I've been away for a few days, but now having read Skorn's review, I must say I certainly wouldn't have approved it. Having an opinion is, ofcourse, not a problem, but D-Mods should be rated on their merits, and not on what Skorn thinks a D-Mod should and should not be.

I'm very tempted to reject the review, but if the staff wants it to be approved that'd be ok too I guess.
March 9th 2010, 09:25 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Ah fudge it, the review is rejected. Seriously, a 0.0 for a game with such clever scripting? I feel like Skorn is just being his angry self again. If anyone has problems with me rejecting it, please tell me.
March 9th 2010, 09:28 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
With all the respect,
most of stuff like this shouldn't be about "what the staff thinks", it should be about what every regular Dinker thinks. Things like these should be discussed between all of us, not only within the few members of the staff.

EDIT: Nicely done, Christiaan, although my points still count. But seeing as most of people wanted it to get rejected, oh well...
March 9th 2010, 09:33 AM
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Erwin
Peasant Male Netherlands xbox
Friendship is magic 
most of stuff like this shouldn't be about "what the staff thinks", it should be about what every regular Dinker thinks.

No way! The Dink Network is not a democracy!
March 9th 2010, 09:33 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
No. The staff is here for a reason. The staff decide over the files, reviews, news items, polls, etc. The Dink Network is NOT a democracy.
March 9th 2010, 09:35 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
It used to be when Dan was around. He even created a thread asking people whether dublicate accounts should be removed or not. This is one of the reasons TDN has been going down the toilet.
March 9th 2010, 10:18 AM
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Not really, it's never been a democracy regarding review, file approval and such. But the staff and administration does listen to suggestions and complaints, so it's not like TDN is a tyranny ruled with an iron fist.

Though approaching staff members directly is generally a more effective approach to actually get something done, than just talking about it in a thread.
March 9th 2010, 10:33 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Obviously someone should approach staff members if he feels like something's being done wrong, but after that the staff should ask about other peoples' opinions as well.

Enough about that, anyway.
March 9th 2010, 01:16 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
This isn't a democracy; I'll approve what I please and reject what I see fit. That is the power I hold!

The more people whine about injustice on the DN, the more powerful I become.
March 9th 2010, 01:34 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Well, what can I say? You can always dream.
March 9th 2010, 01:36 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I gorge on dreams as well.
March 9th 2010, 01:40 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Oh, he truly is evil who has given Sabre such false hope.
March 9th 2010, 02:19 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Sorry, I passed wind. Maybe that caused it
EDIT: By "it" I meant Sabretrout's hope.
March 9th 2010, 06:27 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Power corrupt staff?
Your "review" wasn't a review, and was also based on what you clearly didn't research.
And to critique the scripting involved in it the way you did was an insult to every Dmodder who has come and gone. Just because the Dink Engine may have its limits doesn't mean we can't stretch the known limits as far as we can, or discover limits in other areas of the engine.
And if it DIDNT use the DE, then how would DFArc be able to detect it even? You just failed to complete a proper, interesting and eye-catching-in-a-good-way review or even give it a propper score.
March 10th 2010, 12:06 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
Skorn, I think you should be able to think what you want. Your opinion of the game was fine.

You came and made claims showing that you knew NOTHING about how Dink.exe works, or what a game engine is, and criticising it whilst knowing nothing about it! If you're going to make a claim, you have to explain why you personally didn't like it, and have some knowledge of your subject.

That is all.

If you feel like a staff member is not doing their job, take it up with RedInk.

But generally a mod's job is to be a jerk. That applies IRL as well.
March 10th 2010, 01:40 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Your profile states that you have left, still you're posting.
March 10th 2010, 01:54 AM
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Striker
Noble Female United States
Daniel, there are clowns. 
How's that leaving forever thing working out for you?
March 10th 2010, 02:03 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
Hm...You deleted my review because I had an opinion you don't like? Wow, fuuck this sh!t. Goodbye, and enjoy having power corrupt staff.

BYE!
March 10th 2010, 08:54 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
No. Redink1 never answers anyone, and never replies to emails, and ALSO never takes action.

Has always answered to me, through e-mail or forum, and silenced you, which to me, sounds like a very good action.
March 10th 2010, 10:28 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
LEAVE SKORN ALONE!
March 20th 2010, 01:13 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
Do you guys want me to make the new version (Haven't been working on it at all) or should I concentrate on more important things such as homework and computer gaming?
March 20th 2010, 03:34 PM
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merder
Peasant Male Netherlands xbox steam
The Voice in the back of your head! 
yea i thik you should keep working on this. but on a low stage working on this(a few neat bonusses i'd like to see would be a highscore system(optionally an online one) unlockables(that allways is nice in minigame mods) and difficulty settings(affecting speed and such.) but it is up to you if you decide to add any of them.
April 7th 2010, 04:16 PM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
 
Nice scripting Iplaydink.

People are actually still believing that Iplaydink created a new engine for this D-Mod? Wow.

Just to clarify: he didn't create a new game engine. He used clever scripting.
Just to clarify again: I didn't aim this to a certain "banned" users review.