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Can't get DFArc3 to work on Windows 7

DFArc 3

September 16th 2013, 03:52 PM
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
So what happens is this: I install DFArc3, I select the proper Dink Smallwood directory and all the D-Mods appear in the list. However, whatever I do, DFArc3 can't find dink.exe. The regular DFArc works though.

Is this is a known problem? What do I do?
September 16th 2013, 06:10 PM
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Try fiddling with permissions, may help.
September 16th 2013, 06:40 PM
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
Did you try turning it on then off?
September 17th 2013, 03:39 AM
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
I didn't install DFArc3 as a standalone, if that helps. The way I did it (and I'm win7 too) is to install regular DFArc, then 'patch it' with DFArc 3 in the same directory. That seemed to work just fine for me, since I'm not sure DFArc 3 comes with Dink built in like the official DFArc/Dink download. I've always thought of it as a patch in comparison.

As a side note, also keep in mind the silly %appdata% thing with redirecting unpackaged Dmods when you go to install them, as it's a Vista/7 thing so far as I can tell. No idea if its the same in Win8.
September 17th 2013, 03:58 AM
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Oh snap, I get this too! I only use DFArc3 with FreeDink, so I never knew.

One thing I noticed is that dink.exe has a stupid little blue shield symbol on it, while the rest of the .exes don't (Dinkedit launches just fine, for example). The usual Windows security bonca pissing horse shoot.
October 4th 2013, 02:31 PM
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Your method worked for me, Ex. Thanks.

Off-topic, but god does Dink Smallwood look crappy on my new LCD monitor. It looked crystal sharp on my old CRT screen but now, the colors are all washed out and alliasing is all over the place.

Dink Smallwood needs an update.