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I'm Dan Walma, and I'm the guy behind The Dink Network. If anything on the site works, breaks, or looks at you funny, I assure you that it is all my fault.

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2022-02-06 19:33:19
King He/Him United States bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
The duckingly prolific RobJ (with website support from the shadowy figure known as Kyle) has revised and republished the DinkC Reference Guide. It is no longer a lengthy txt document or unviewable 'CHM' file. Instead, it is a clean and efficient web site, and thoughtfully maintained via a GitHub repository. There's also a permanent link in the 'Partners' section to your right.

Whereas the earlier versions of the DinkC Reference had significant errors and hadn't been updated in about 15 years, this version boasts a few major changes such as:
  • Anything in the Reference (functions or general guides) that behaves differently between version of Dink and FreeDink is clearly shown, with version text tags and also color coded.
  • Changes to many of the guides to make them more understandable, with extra stuff added to explain some common errors, and fixed some stuff that was incorrect.
  • Fixed a lot of incorrect information given in the "Graphics" section, particularly surrounding things that can or cannot be used in the "init" function, but also some other stuff too.
  • Where warnings are given for errors or flawed commands, a workaround example is provided, if one is possible.
  • Many functions corrected, some re-written.
For a glimpse of the minor changes, please see the comments.

  • editor_seq & editor_frame: to show that -1 works to get value.
  • init: updated version difference given, to explain that the 'dir.ff' packing requirement for graphics to work well is only needed for Dink < 1.08 and not for 1.08 or FreeDink.
  • preload_seq: A warning about a potential error causing sprites to be created with incorrect hardbox, and that using preload_seq for the fix, means this command is still useful in modern versions.
  • debug: A warning about freedink 109.6 bloating a debug.txt files very quickly with hundreds of "surface does not have colorkey" reports.
  • disable_all_sprites: Added info that the functions does not work as intended, and provided a workaround example in DinkC to accomplish exactly the same outcome.
  • enable_all_sprites: Same as disable_all_sprites, but in reverse.
  • external: A warning that calling a procedure with external will cause the calling script to continue past } and into code afterwards.
  • fade_down: Added info about text becoming barely readable on fade down in FreeDink, and a work-around given.
  • get_version: A note that FreeDink engine versions will return 108, and a link to Verion Checker file on TDN for if FreeDink version differentiation is required.
  • hurt: Added a bit of information here for varying behavior of this function between <1.08, and 1.08/freedink.
  • initfont: Info on diffrent behavior between versions and how to get this function to work most of the time
  • kill_cur_item: Warning of error where script stops executing when this function is called causing a status bar bug, with work-around fix given.
  • kill_cur_magic: Similar to kill_cur_item changes
  • kill_this_magic: Warning of bugs when calling this function, with work-around fix given
  • load_palette: Warning of flawed function and advised to use copy_bmp_to_screen for palette changes instead
  • make_global_function: Warning of flawed function
  • map_hard_tile: Corrected index range.
  • map_tile: Corrected index range, added tip of using larger 600x550 tilesets, gave updated DinkC example based on new range and added a link to google sheet tile_index calculator.
  • playsound: Added warning of FreeDink 109.6 returning the soundbank number +1
  • say_xy & say_stop_xy: Made corrections in that the text will actually be displayed at int x plus 320.
  • script_attach: Correction made in that this function updates active_sprite attached to the script, but not vise versa, and links to a DN thread for those seeking better understanding.
  • sound_set_kill, sound_set_survive, sound_set_vol: Warning added of FreeDink 109.6 returning the soundbank number plus 1.
  • sp_active: corrections made.
  • spclip: Edits made to all sp_clip functions to fix incorrect information. Examples added on how to initialize DinkC clipping without prior clipping required from the editor.
  • sp_custom: Version difference information added
  • sp_exp: Note about exp given for missile kill regardless of where the missile came from (prior DinkC Ref's specifically state only player missiles will credit the exp to the player)
  • sp_script: Corrections made based on version differences. Also added info that the main procedure will execute on the new script.
  • sp_touch_damage: Added an example of leveraging prior mentioned engine oversight to also detect when dink stops touching a sprite.
  • sp_x & sp_y: Added a tip that these functions should not be used to get the x or y of a shadow sprite, otherwise it can return an incorrect value.

redink1 has released 55 files

Cast Awakening Part 1: InitiationD-Mod, QuestExceptional 9.5August 10th, 2022
Dink Hotel (The)D-Mod, RompGood 7.1April 2nd, 2019
Bloop's PurpoiseD-Mod, RompGood 8.6June 5th, 2017
Cycles of EvilD-Mod, RompGood 8.7January 8th, 2015
Cast Awakening Part 5: RevolutionD-Mod, QuestExceptional 9.1January 4th, 2015
WeatherDevelopment, GraphicsExceptional 9.1June 21st, 2007
Adventures of Ed the SCV (The)D-Mod, RompGood 7.3March 26th, 2006
Dink Smallwood 1.08 Source CodeDevelopment, Source, Official, Dink.exeExceptional 9.9March 10th, 2006
Dinky Dimensions 1: FIATD-Mod, Epic, UnfinishedExceptional 9.2February 26th, 2006
Video Tutorial: BombroxDevelopment, TutorialExceptional 9.0December 7th, 2005
Save Game Editor of JusticeDevelopment, UtilityGood 8.0June 30th, 2004
Dukie's Shooting GalleryD-Mod, Miscellaneous, RompGood 7.8October 25th, 2003
DinkSaysDevelopment, UtilityFair 5.5October 22nd, 2003
DinkSavesDevelopment, UtilityExceptional 9.0October 9th, 2003
TreesDevelopment, GraphicsExceptional 9.4August 1st, 2003
reDinkMiscellaneous, Source, Dink.exeExceptional 9.0February 14th, 2003
Hard.dat RewriteDevelopmentGood 8.3August 1st, 2002
FIAT JournalDevelopment, MiscellaneousTolerable 4.0June 20th, 2002
FIAT v0.99i SourceDevelopment, SourceExceptional 9.3January 20th, 2002
Dinky Dimensions 2: End of TimeD-Mod, QuestExceptional 9.0January 11th, 2002
FFCreate 2Development, UtilityExceptional 9.1January 2nd, 2002
SuperVar SourceDevelopment, SourceGood 7.7July 20th, 2001
Flower BloodDevelopment, Miscellaneous, Add-OnGood 7.6July 20th, 2001
Smile BloodDevelopment, Miscellaneous, Add-OnFair 6.9July 20th, 2001
Explorations: redink1's BasementD-Mod, Miscellaneous, RompFair 6.2January 5th, 2001
Dink CD LabelMiscellaneousGood 7.6August 4th, 2000
FIAT Winamp SkinMiscellaneousN/AApril 30th, 2000
Dink's Friendly DoubleDevelopment, MiscellaneousGood 7.5March 30th, 2000
FroggerD-Mod, Miscellaneous, RompGood 7.8February 13th, 2000
Taking ScreenshotsDevelopment, TutorialFair 5.9February 6th, 2000
DinkersD-Mod, MiscellaneousFair 6.5January 20th, 2000
Reconstruction: The Freedmen's BureauD-Mod, QuestGood 8.9December 12th, 1999
Alliance CommandD-Mod, RompGood 8.4December 5th, 1999
DinkMouseMiscellaneousGood 8.6September 17th, 1999
DinksaberDevelopment, MiscellaneousFair 6.6July 2nd, 1999
DinkCraftD-Mod, UnfinishedGood 7.8June 25th, 1999
Dink Arena - GUID-Mod, RompGood 8.7June 8th, 1999
StarDinkD-Mod, RompGood 7.1May 26th, 1999
Dink Smallwood & The End of TimeD-Mod, QuestGood 7.9April 7th, 1999
CM2PillbugMiscellaneous, Add-OnFair 5.5February 20th, 1999
Lost in DinkD-Mod, QuestGood 7.9January 28th, 1999
Dink Smallwood Goes Trick-Or-Treating SourceDevelopment, SourceGood 8.4October 31st, 1998
Dink Smallwood Goes Trick-Or-TreatingD-Mod, RompGood 7.0October 31st, 1998
DinkLogoMiscellaneousGood 8.6October 11th, 1998
Lost in Dink v3.0 SourceDevelopment, SourceGood 8.7January 1st, 1990
Basic Enemy ShootDevelopmentGood 8.1January 1st, 1990
LanternDevelopmentGood 8.7January 1st, 1990
Scrolling BackgroundDevelopmentExceptional 9.0January 1st, 1990
Weather DemonstrationDevelopmentGood 7.0January 1st, 1990
Applying Dink PalletesDevelopment, TutorialGood 8.0January 1st, 1990
D-Mod Dink.ini EditingDevelopment, TutorialGood 7.5January 1st, 1990
KeycodesDevelopment, TutorialGood 8.8January 1st, 1990
Redink1's Neat StuffDevelopment, TutorialGood 7.5January 1st, 1990
D-Mod Movie ExampleDevelopment, TutorialGood 8.7January 1st, 1990
Scrolling TilesDevelopmentGood 7.0January 1st, 1990

redink1 has written 24 reviews

A Good Romp, Until It Stops Northern Lands (Unfinished)NormalGood 8.0July 2nd, 2018
Nice for some situations Dink Smallwood WorldmapNormalExceptional 9.0June 11th, 2018
The Best Dink Smallwood: Achievement Unlocked EditionNormalExceptional 9.5March 6th, 2018
Not Great Pokemon: Bible VersionNormalHorrible 0.1January 24th, 2015
An Exceedingly Detailed and Well-Crafted Revenge Tale Malachi the JerkNormalExceptional 9.3October 5th, 2014
Slick Enemy HealthbarFeaturedExceptional 9.8February 16th, 2007
After Being Pretty Impressed with Once in a Lifetime And World of Dinkc Blood ScorpionsNormalGood 8.5December 6th, 2003
Anarchy Halloween Party is Dripping in Style Anarchy Halloween PartyNormalGood 7.0November 7th, 2003
When I First Saw the Title Dink Nukem - Darkland F**d Up!FeaturedHorrible 2.0October 24th, 2003
Beginning of Evil is an Interesting Conundrum Beginning of EvilFeaturedFair 6.0July 26th, 2003
In Defense of This Tutorial Thing (After Phoenix Blasted it All To Heck): Applying Dink PalletesFeaturedGood 8.0March 6th, 2003
Pilgrim's Quest is an Excellent D-Mod Pilgrim's QuestFeaturedExceptional 9.7November 18th, 2002
Windinkedit is the Best Editor For D-Mods WinDinkeditNormalExceptional 9.6September 7th, 2002
I Concur with Wc: the Windinkedit Code is an Invaluable Resource WinDinkedit Source CodeNormalExceptional 9.8September 7th, 2002
It Used To Be a Necessity For Any D-Mod Author DinkC HelpNormalGood 8.9July 9th, 2002
I Never Really Paid Much Attention To the Versions of Dinkc Reference Prior To the Current... DinkC ReferenceNormalExceptional 9.8July 9th, 2002
Quite a Nice Alternative To the Skins Packed with Customfe CustomFE 1 SkinpackNormalGood 8.5June 26th, 2002
A Fun Creeping Sands (The)FeaturedGood 8.9June 19th, 2002
Might As Well Review This FFCreate 2NormalExceptional 9.0April 22nd, 2002
The Best Frontend Available CustomFENormalExceptional 9.5March 23rd, 2002
Best Demo Ever CrosslinkNormalExceptional 9.9February 28th, 2002
Actually DWTDNormalGood 8.0January 25th, 2002
A Technology Test of Creating a Point-And-Click Adventure in Dink Smallwood Seemed Like a ... Explorations: redink1's BasementNormalTolerable 4.2January 22nd, 2002
Stone of Balance is a D-Mod You're Going To Love And Hate At the Same Time Stone of BalanceFeaturedExceptional 9.4December 5th, 2001

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Preview Dink Smallwood Original 3ds Max ModelsAugust 26th, 2023
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Preview Cursed Blades Part 1: Charlie's LegacyJuly 22nd, 2022
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Preview A Little AdventureJuly 22nd, 2020
Preview Shudinko (Alternate Hero)March 29th, 2020
Preview An Ancient Voice: A Tale of Four SorrowsJanuary 12th, 2020
Preview Crowns of StoneJanuary 12th, 2020
Preview Push and PullAugust 3rd, 2019
Preview Shadows of DeathJune 24th, 2019
Preview Dink Hotel (The)April 2nd, 2019
Preview Before...March 21st, 2019
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Preview Search (The)October 2nd, 2018
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Preview Golden DuckAugust 8th, 2018
Preview Dink Smallwood Fan Artwork RemasteredJune 16th, 2018
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Preview Crazy Old Tim Plays All The D-Mods Volume 1: 1998-2004 (PDF)June 16th, 2018
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Preview Northern Lands (Unfinished)June 15th, 2018
Preview Quest for Dorinthia 2: The Island RevengeJune 13th, 2018
Preview All that Glitters!April 27th, 2018
Preview Quest for Dorinthia: Special EditionApril 18th, 2018
Preview Dink Smallwood Icon RemadeJanuary 29th, 2018
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Preview Cast Awakening Part 1: InitiationSeptember 17th, 2017
Preview THE LAST QUEST (part 2): The Iron Ring of DestinySeptember 15th, 2017
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Preview One Screen D-Mod CompilationSeptember 4th, 2017
Preview Bloop's PurpoiseJune 8th, 2017
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Preview Another Fish Named BloopJune 4th, 2017
Preview Mystery IslandDecember 21st, 2015
Preview Dink Smallwood: Achievement Unlocked EditionSeptember 4th, 2014
Preview Green Dwarf GraphicsAugust 17th, 2014
Preview A Fish Named BloopFebruary 23rd, 2014
Preview Enemy HealthbarFebruary 16th, 2007
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