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Silberfarben's Dmod

January 1st, 11:33 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
This is my HYPE
YAY
I'm hyped already
The name of the series is:
An Ancient Voice.
the name of this Dmod is therefore:
An Ancient Voice I
A Tale Of Four Sorrows
Since this I am hyped, I will reveal most of the storyline I have planned
Dink Smallwood is (as always) strangely teleported to a strange land by a strange wizard king, who promises to return him home if he helps him fight and defeat the other 3 kings. The four kings all fight for control of a village, which is in between their lands. The village is often pillaged and is not at all profited by the closing of roads. Everyone is tired of the endless struggle and wants the war to end.
The Northern king is the 'legal' owner of the village since his castle traditionally protects the village. He is old and worn, and his side is not doing well, he fears what will happen to his family if he is defeated.(This role is cast by: Old man)
The Eastern king is a warlord, who sees the village as a crossroads, which will allow him to expand into other lands. His army is vast but is far from home and tired. he is ruthless and cares not for the lives of anyone in his army or the village, as long as it gets him victorious.(this role is cast by: Milder)
The Southern 'king' Is a necromancer who lives in a swamp. He seeks victims to enlarge his large, but dumb undead army.(role cast by: grey wizard)
The Western 'King' is an illusionist, who managed to trick his army into following him. He is a trickster and a good actor.(role cast by: King Daniel)
Amongst this stands Dink! A fearless pig farmer turned hero
He needs to choose a king who can help him find a way home. And discover what is that white voice in his head. the only person with a white voice he remembers is the ancient Seth...
And he needs to find a home for the little baby he finds while in a mission for the king he chooses.

at the start of the game, he escapes the castle of the western king who teleported him there. He can return to the castle, or venture into the other kings' land, some of them might be more worthy of dink's heroism.

Depending on the king chosen, dink must complete certain quests in order for his king to win, and possibly send him home.

There is only one Quest shared by all kingdoms, although the ending differs with each king. In this quest, dink finds a baby, whose parents were murdered. He must find a suitable family for this creature Dink finds himself loving.

At the ending of the game the ending message will be presented according to his kingdom.
If he chose the Northern kingdom he must find his way home alone, but he is sure that the baby will remain loved and safe with the king's daughter and son-in-law.
If he chose the Eastern kingdom, he is taken home in a boat, but is afraid for leaving the baby to the warlord's protection
If he chose the Southern king, he is killed and made undead.
If he chose the western king, he is sent back home, during transportation, the baby is taken away from him.

That is the story line.
Here are a few extras:
~I plan to make every common sprite(even grass) examinable. the talk message will change with the music playing at that moment. The music will change with the story line. I have an idea on how to do this, but if someone has a clear knowledge how, please tell me.
~Dink swallows a fly!
~Some kingdoms will be quest sized, some epic. the southern one is even a romp!

note from the author
This Dmod will hopefully happen. if i get my sorry ass to do it, and if I find a dink editor less annoying and bother some than freeDinkEdit. (I might even stoop to use windows and winDinkEdit.)

I know this is my first Dmod, but I am determined to do it, and hopeful to finish it.

If you have a question, or want to offer help or comment, or just cheer me on, please talk in this topic!


Sorry for the lenght of this message!
January 1st, 11:39 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Im already checking this chat!!
still no reply!
it has been three minutes!
how did no one reply yet!
January 1st, 12:55 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
I look forward!
January 1st, 12:59 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
The story seems to have promise. But you might want to tackle something less ambitious as your first dmod.

~I plan to make every common sprite(even grass) examinable. the talk message will change with the music playing at that moment. The music will change with the story line. I have an idea on how to do this, but if someone has a clear knowledge how, please tell me.

That would require some moderately clever scripting. I can explain how I would do that in more detail later if you wish. But it means that every screen that requires a midi will need to launch the same script (perhaps music.c) that checks a global (probably &story) to determine what midi to play. The same variable can be used for a universal script (perhaps talkgras.c) to contain what the clumps of grass should say.
January 1st, 01:18 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
The story seems to have promise. But you might want to tackle something less ambitious as your first dmod.
Indeed, that is why i have spent so much time talking about my scripts and map(in the discord server)
i am fairly confident i can do it. most of the ambitious parts are in the story, which is (HOPEFULLY)clear in my mind.
Also, if i do this Dmod and find it lacking in quality , i will rewrite it, using the experience gained in the first draft.

That would require some moderately clever scripting. I can explain how I would do that in more detail later if you wish. But it means that every screen that requires a midi will need to launch the same script (perhaps music.c) that checks a global (probably &story) to determine what midi to play. The same variable can be used for a universal script (perhaps talkgras.c) to contain what the clumps of grass should say.

that was exactly my basic idea. and I would be happy if you could indeed expand into that idea with your knowledge.

thank you very much!
January 1st, 06:16 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Make sure you read DINKC Reference v3.1 top to bottom to start and then check some sample code I sent you via PM on the DN.

Enjoy!

January 1st, 06:23 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
I look forward to it. But I think you should not spoil the endings for your D-Mod.
January 1st, 06:26 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I wanted to write it down somewhere
It helps me get everything in my head. Although i am usually too lazy to do it.
This hype is an excuse for writing it in

Journey before destination

the Dmod is interesting in the middle
Notice i havent spoiled any of the quests...

and who says i spoiled all of the end
January 1st, 06:30 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I know the basics of dinkC and can pull most of it out of other Dmods
so i will work on that for now

thanks!!
January 2nd, 01:28 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Does anyone know where i can find a Dmod for horse graphics? (if there is such a thing)

it would be interesting to add
January 3rd, 09:53 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
the northern lands has got one hidden in the forest, one of my unfinished pieces of crap in triple trouble has one on martridge's shelf.
January 3rd, 03:40 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
There's no D-Mod with horse graphics or even a development file containing it there. Skurn is referring to My Little Pony horses, I doubt you want those. There are horse sprites that can fit Dink here, but you will need to convert those to a format Dink can use. If you want Dink to ride a horse, I can't really help you, that would require making entirely new 3D models.
January 3rd, 06:30 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
ugh
anyways thanks
it was just a thought
not gonna use it.
January 3rd, 10:13 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Almost finished my little Demo
Im exited!!
will release it tomorrow!!
hopefully
January 4th, 06:01 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Im finding that creating scripts for objects is really funny
still I dont think I can make it today.
im having trouble with the music already.
January 4th, 09:41 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Well.
I uploaded the Demo
with no music sadly.
still.
if it is allowed, it will be called An Ancient Voice: A Tale of Four Sorrows
search it in Dmods and tell me when you find it
January 4th, 09:49 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I hope they will accept it

well
if goblin castle can be here
then mine can too!

hopefully
im nervous
January 5th, 01:03 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
well that was quick.
January 5th, 01:47 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
wow yes
my first Demo!
actually the one you see is the second version.
i made a pretty(er) preview and title.
January 5th, 01:48 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Please tell me if you play it and find any mistake.
there is not much content tho.
the Dmod is rated in KBts!
January 5th, 03:19 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
sadly, I cant correctly package the Dmod.
Im using dfarc. anyways.

does anyone volunteer to try and package it for me on their own computers? to see if it is the Dmods fault or mine.
please if you are interested, tell me where i might send you the unpackaged Dmod, (email. etc)
January 5th, 05:12 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
you could always go the happy sunshine land route and upload the files in an archive.
January 5th, 05:15 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
well.
yes
why not

if anyone complains i will tell them it was your fault
January 5th, 05:55 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Something is terribly wrong with my computer.
indeed.
it is taking ages to zip the 79 files comprising the Dmod
i think the heat might have damaged the disk.
January 5th, 06:26 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
terrible indeed.
still hasnt made any progress
January 5th, 06:29 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
There is not enough space on the disk to write file:///home/my_censoured_name/dmods.

despite this I have 146 GIB free
January 5th, 06:37 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
well!
I refuse to stop on a damaged disk's fault

you will just have to go without a demo for now. I pity you.

i will put it in a USB and send it to another computer when I have the chance.
January 5th, 06:49 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
what the heck
January 5th, 08:44 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
that is exactly my reaction
well
I am using an old and crappy laptop.
January 5th, 08:54 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Hmm i might be actually able to zip it
it has already finished ziping 37 MiB
it has only been a few hours!
PS: i might be exaggerating
January 5th, 09:20 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
82.6 MiB
January 5th, 09:23 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
do I really need to zip it?
January 5th, 09:30 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
and the dmods folder says to be 490.7 GiB
January 5th, 09:35 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
hmmmm
something is very very wrong with map.dat
it is 490 GiB...
January 5th, 09:50 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
But Silberfarben Was A great mage!
And A High Member of the Council.
he knew the power...
OF SHIFT DELETE!
January 5th, 09:53 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
This is apparently a known bug of zeleton
i downloaded a new map.dat
and replaced it.
(yes i deleted the 490 GiB one)
only lost about eight screens.
I kept all scripts.
expect a new Demo tomorrow.
thanks and sorry for spamming.
January 5th, 10:04 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
And so Peace came Upon the land.
A great evil had been rooted out, that one called: the great megasize map.
surely Silberfarben the great had to swap a few dink.dat arround here, a few hard.dat there.
but it all worked out fine at the end.
at least until he realized he still had a whole &#&$*# Dmod to finish!
January 6th, 09:50 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I uploaded the demo!!
yayyayay
this time it should work
it actually told me:
file packaged successfully
January 6th, 10:18 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
GAH
13 people downloaded the version which cant be installed.
and the installable version hasnt been approved yet

why me!
skurnfull gods of the great D!
Spare me!
January 7th, 06:53 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Version 0.3 is released!
yay
test that one.

i made sure i could install it.
January 7th, 11:22 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
Well, this one works. It feels more like a test, than a proper demo, but I assume that was your intention.
You can open the chest. Was that intentional?
If I choose to not leave, Dink freezes. You forgot to unfreeze him.
Also, it seems in the scene after the dream, you misspelled head.
Oh, and I can also go south to a default map screen. You might want to delete this one.
January 7th, 12:28 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
It feels more like a test, than a proper demo, but I assume that was your intention.
indeed

You can open the chest. Was that intentional?
It is for the patient, you have to wait a few seconds without talking to anything.

If I choose to not leave, Dink freezes. You forgot to unfreeze him.
I thought I had fixed that. Will be fixed!

Also, it seems in the scene after the dream, you misspelled head.
Was it really A dream....
actually it was intentional, dink hit his head... he cant talk properly
It does look misspelled, i might change it. or make the rest of those first lines nasal.

Oh, and I can also go south to a default map screen. You might want to delete this one.
why would I delete it? Im going to build there

Thank you very very much!
January 7th, 05:47 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I didnt think i would consider giving up so soon.

but im not giving up!

i will just rest for today

until i forget that i have done the map 4 times and am ready to do it a fifth time.

I again experienced the evil supersized map.dat bug in zeleton.
so i downloaded skeleton s.

I have spent today changing the dink.dat and stuff around, since zkeleton names them differently from skeleton s.

AAAAAAHHHHHH
Beloved Rest!
January 7th, 06:56 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
soooo....
did i say i would take a day off??
well...
no
I found a website and downloaded the song i wanted in midi form

and managed to play it in dink!!
yay
I was having trouble with music...
no longer!

I got to say...
I hate midis
UGH
they ruin music

they turn everthing into crappy piano
January 7th, 07:03 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
GAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

WHY

MONEY FOR NOTHING WAS A GOOD SONG!!

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!

MIDIS WILL BURN!
THEY WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL!
January 7th, 07:06 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
its not the skeleton. freedinkedit is just crap and hyperinflates the mapdat.

https://www.dinknetwork.com/forum.cgi?MID=195069#195069
January 7th, 07:11 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
AS PUNISHMENT FOR PLAYING DINK
I WILL LISTEN TO EVERY MIDI SONG I INTEND TO PLAY


AND SO WILL YOU

SUFFER
HAHAHAHA
January 7th, 09:19 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I hate how the midi makes axl rose's voice.

piping
January 8th, 01:32 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Also @skurn

I read the link you sent
it is indeed freedink.

It is fixed, since i will use the stone of balance map.dat
it has no purple screens so it is perfect

thanks
January 11th, 01:32 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
hey
does anyone know if there is somewhere in TDN
a file which includes a big, empty map?
which uses all the screens?

because i cant create new screens in freedinkedit
January 11th, 03:12 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
I'm not aware of any such file. I tried to make one with WinDinkedit, but even with mouse support that was teadious. I don't know who uses FreeDinkedit other than yeoldetoast or SlipDink. But if you don't know how to do it, I'm sure they can explain. If the issue is that creating a new screen causes a bug, you are likely stuck.
January 11th, 03:17 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
that is exactly the issue.

I will just use another map file as a base.

I was using the Stone of Balance one, but it has weird hardness all over it.
January 12th, 05:17 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
I don't know who uses FreeDinkedit other than yeoldetoast or SlipDink.

As I'm sure many of you members of the DN who "know" me realize, I'm a Linux user. For some time (as I'm sure many of you know), the only way to edit certain Dink related files on Linux was to use FreeDinkEdit. So, RangerLord can certainly be forgiven in asserting that I am a user of FreeDinkEdit (on Linux or any other platform).

Actually, though I started out using FreeDinkEdit, I quickly gave it up. Next I used WinDinkEditPlus2 on WinMe Windoze (on my dual booting desktop, where for every other purpose, I ran Linux).

Later, I switched to using WinDinkEditPlus2 on Wine(*) from WineHQ on my Linux partition. I strongly recommend it for any other Linux user.

In fact, I'd be happy to help anyone get started in using WINE to run WinDinkEditPlus2 on Linux. I'd say it's definitely worth the disk space and (surprisingly minor) processing overhead. It allows you to be free from Microsoft and still run much in the way of Windoze compatible software.

(*)Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD.
January 12th, 07:19 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I don't know who uses FreeDinkedit other than yeoldetoast or SlipDink.

I do!

Actually, though I started out using FreeDinkEdit, I quickly gave it up, first to use WinDinkEditPlus2 on WinMe Windoze (on my dual booting desktop, where for every other purpose, I ran Linux).

I thought of doing this, but I just hate how slow and sluggy and full of antiviruses my windows 10 is. I actually couldn't stand it long enough to install both dink and windinkedit+

In fact, I'd be happy to help anyone get started in using WINE to run WinDinkEditPlus2 on Linux. I'd say it's definitely worth the disk space and (surprisingly minor) processing overhead. It allows you to be free from Microsoft and still run much in the way of Windoze compatible software.

That is great! WINE is a great tool for any linux user. However, I currently am fine with freedinkedit, so I will decline that offer.

thank you very much again

On another note

My new version of AToFS has been oploaded.
yay
This version includes many midi files(mostly unused), the music system(how many times can I say this... doesn't get tyring. THANKS SLIPDINK)

It also includes some small changes in the map. (again i never get tired of changing it. I have changed it twice since.)
And 3 working examples of the music system, with 3 good songs. as good as midis can be anyway.

The Following version will include a way to run Different midis inside buildings, still with the system Slipdink Developed. I already tried this method and works

Thanks for listening to my ramble!
January 12th, 07:22 PM
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scratcher
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cigarette bonca 
I'm not aware of any such file. I tried to make one with WinDinkedit, but even with mouse support that was teadious.

To be fair, that's a lot less tedious in (Free)Dinkedit. Enter -> Escape -> Right Arrow -> REPEAT
January 12th, 07:50 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
And all the tiles...

I am doing that

it is indeed boring and long.

January 12th, 07:55 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I plan to upload the big empty map(BEM) here.

so anyone could use it.
no purple screens.
no trouble to freedinkedit!
January 12th, 08:01 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Right now im butchering Brassweasel's Echoes of the ancients map.
first i am replacing every tile by grass.

later, I will hack and slash every sprite

just spamming left click and delete

then I will make every screen non interior and non midi

fun!

thanks brassweasel!
January 12th, 08:24 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yeah, a blank full map sounds like the best fix if you're gonna be makin something on freedinkedit.

beuc. why didnt you have an apprentice
January 12th, 09:02 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
later, I will hack and slash every sprite

just spamming left click and delete


There should be a keyboard shortcut for that. Alt+Delete?

Also, this seems like a horribly work-intensive method for sidestepping a bug that's not even present in newer versions of Freedinkedit...
January 12th, 09:47 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
a bug that's not even present in newer versions of Freedinkedit...

actually?
which version?
January 13th, 09:10 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
And Silberfarben Plunged through the land that the being Brassweasel had once created!

Now almost ALl was finished...

all he had to do was to delete a strange phenomenon called hardness...

but one thing held him from his goal

An oath...

To another being called SlipDink

to give a good review!
January 14th, 10:04 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Silberfarben:

but one thing held him from his goal
An oath...
To another being called SlipDink
to give a good review!

Okay then, thanks for keeping your word.
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I really enjoyed playing this Dmod, and I wish I had something to say that hasn't been said, but I don't.

Well, when it is available for download from the DN, be sure to give it a good review then.
January 14th, 10:06 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I am Doing Both

yay!

your review is coming
I want to replay the Dmod first
January 14th, 01:10 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
actually?
which version?


I'm not sure what version it was fixed in. At least on Windows, it hasn't been an issue for a while, and definity not in the 109.6 version. You should be able to download that from https://www.gnu.org/software/freedink/get
January 14th, 01:17 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
all he had to do was to delete a strange phenomenon called hardness...

now why in the hell would you get rid of a perfectly good phenomenon?
January 14th, 02:20 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
well

grass should be soft as baby skin
January 14th, 08:25 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
I finished Clearing the map

YAY

left a few easter eggs hehe

well.
anyways

I will release the file to TDN

in case redink deems it worthy of releasing.

anyhow im happy!!
March 19th, 03:42 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
A Tale Of Four Sorrows
The final version of my Epic:
An Ancient Voice I
A tale of four sorrows.

Dink is in a dream, a nightmare from his deepest fears. And when he wakes, his entire world is changed.
His settled life replaced by deeply bizzare madness, and a strange white voice on his head...

Almost infinite gameplay, It took me about 7 hours to play from one end to the other. And that was only the first playthough. many alternate storylines converge to give Dink the hardest and most engaging adventure yet.

Thanks to everyone who answered my questions in Discord and TDN, without you this would be but a discarded piece of map in an equally abandoned dmod folder.
I used superwolfman's button pack! greatly useful!

prepare

this is coming soon

finishing the last touches

want to make sure it is completely bug free
I know I havent been updating this, but i spent that time doing this.

will be released in a few days
March 19th, 04:56 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Excited!
March 19th, 06:06 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
What the... I expected if you were succesfull, you would release a short romp maybe a year later. And now you are telling me you made an epic in just a copule months? You have more free time than a lot of people here. Congratulations on your first D-Mod!
March 19th, 06:58 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Not really free time
I kind of scrap extra time from all other activites.

I do my homework in school
etc.

lets just hope the dmod has more than just a long playing time

posted some screenshots in discord.
for those who have it.
March 19th, 12:54 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Silberfarben:
Not really free time
I kind of scrap extra time from all other activites.

I do my homework in school
etc.

Go kid go!

Just be certain to not let it foul up real life. Even though it is the world's most important game, it is only a game.


lets just hope the dmod has more than just a long playing time

Take your time and make it the best game you can. There is no hurry.
March 19th, 01:01 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@RangerLord (& Silberfarben):

What the... I expected if you were succesfull, you would release a short romp maybe a year later. And now you are telling me you made an epic in just a copule months? You have more free time than a lot of people here.

Indeed! It would seem that you have even more spare time than "people here" who were forcibly retired from the work force before their time.

Congratulations on your first D-Mod!

As Darth Vader would say, "Most Impressive!".
March 19th, 06:57 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
im happy with my life!

now i will go extra fast because of quarantine

I can do all my school tasks at home and have more time to spare
March 22nd, 08:10 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
so...

Umh...

I have a 'Making Of' file.

I will share it here, to keep espectancy up!

it has only very minor spoilers

Yay.
I decided to make a log, so that I can share my madness.

First log entry.

I have been working on An Ancient Voice I: A Tale Of Four Sorrows for a few weeks, and with big help from everyone in TDN and beyond(specially SlipDink) have managed to set myself up:
I have a Big Empty Map, since my FreeDinkEdit makes my map horrendously large.
I have the music system (hopefully) working.
I have 71 scripts(three of which are only planned.)
I have a Demo! The first Dream.
I have 34 midis, might add more.
I have a nice title screen. Made my own title, taking the Dink smallwood sign from SOB, and changing the title. I took Superwolfman's button pack and recolorized it.
And great hopes!

Day one:

Made a full day of work placing invicible sprites(type 15):facepalm:

Hope this is not a bad omen.

Day six:
Bad omens indeed. Due to procrastination and RL things, i havent worked on ATOFS.

Today i fixed the invicible sprites, and discovered that on day -1 i had placed a whole day of sprites with the savebot script. *SIGH*. I cant fix this even if i change the script name from savebot to savebots. weird.

I kinda forgot this txt file for the last weeks. I built most of the map, got all base scripts worked out. still haven't done any of the storylines.

I made the first part of the game, before everything splits up. added a nice new spells for pyromaniacs, pretty common hyper fire thing, but i hope it has a nice spin to it. hehe.

Ugh, the spell is no good, foud an instance where it crashes the game.

Fixed, just forgot some unfrezes() around the spell.

Added yet another .midi, not sure if i will even use all of them.

made the first part of the first storyline.

made a new section of the map, where the middle of the first storyline happens, a bit big but meh.

Damn I again forgot to update a few days. I finished the first storyline, then mostly remade it again. the 'new' part of the map is not used, might use it for storyline 2.

Nope, Im not going to use that part of the map for the second storyline, since i already finished it and is my favorite one of all four. not gonna change it.

part three is halfawy done. I used the 'useless new' part of the map.

Added a secret path to a secret ending.

Added some kind of invisibility spell. Also a whole village seems deaf as they cant hear dink smashing their houses and walking next to them. hmm artistic license.

part three finished. added the pig secret.

im having real trouble with storyline four.

I split it into two, with similar endings, although one leaves dink happy, the other one doesnt...

YAYAYAYAYAYAHHAHAHAHAHGHUAAAAAAA!!
I MADE ANOTHER VILLIAN!

HAHAHA HATE HIM

HE GOES BY THE NAME OF: Lord Silberfarben

but really I kind of added him to all storylines yet, and will add him to the next ones.

Final storyline done. this one might be hard to find, but worth it.

soooooo......

Im just waiting for a few dink sprites a friend of mine is making. it will take a few weeks. will review and test everything. already got someone to beta test it too.

hmm, changed some of the starting parts of the quest.

still waiting.


so that is it. Probably about a week till I upload it
with testing and all.

March 22nd, 03:14 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Silberfarben:

Umh...

(much text elided here)

still waiting.

so that is it. Probably about a week till I upload it with testing and all.


Wow! That certainly sounds quite ambitious.
March 22nd, 06:58 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
to release it in a little more than a week?

I actually finished most of it.

I am only waiting for the sprite
March 23rd, 10:49 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Silberfarben:

to release it in a little more than a week?

I actually finished most of it.

I am only waiting for the sprite

So, how many "screens" are in your dmod?
March 23rd, 07:08 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
all of them....

because i used the Big Empty Map

I cant properly count

but quite a lot of them, despite my attempts to keep everything as small as possible