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D-Mod Editing FAQ

July 12th, 2002
Score : 8.7 good
This is one of the most famous and highly praised FAQ. It was the OFFICIAL DMOD's most frequently asked question. In my opinion, this FAQ and his SkeletonB are the two most important contribution of Mike Snyder for the growth of the old Dink community. Even at this time, tons of tutorials for almost every aspect of dmoding have been release; this is still a must-have tutorial for many little tricks that you can only learn from experience. Aside from the original DinkC.txt, this is probably the most important piece of information you need to have if you want to start creating your own game.

This file does not have an organized index system or really focus on specific topic in detail. I guess that is just how an FAQ should be. It's a shame that Mike Snyder shifted his focus onto something else long time ago, or this FAQ might contain even more information. This file has something for almost everyone from time to time, even an advanced dmod author might still need to check something in this file.

One of the possible problem is that there are some information that might not be completely correct (might not be wrong though) or miss the more important aspect of certain question or small typos (I believe), but overall you just can't go wrong with this file.

From time to time, people are still asking questions in the boar about dmod creation. I really hope that maybe someone some day could start to collect some of the important questions (not in the original FAQ, or to correct the misleading in this file) and their accurate answers, i.e. construct another FAQ or (Not-so-F-AQ) from the board and make a new version of more advanced FAQ. But before that happens, this should still be the first file you should look at if you want to start making your own dmod.

One part of me want to give this file a nearly perfect score, but the other half tells me that there are quite a lot of useful/important/confusing information left out of this FAQ, but they should be in. So based on my struggling, I decided to give it an 8.7.
August 24th, 2003
Score : 9.0 exceptional
Peasant Male Australia
This FAQ is very good. In fact I still using it to reference the Dink commands, but in the help file version.

There is a wealth of information here about doing warps, checking correct sound files all the stuff a new author will ask, so instead of posting on the board... grab this file
January 23rd, 2003
Score : 7.8 good
Peasant Female
Purpose: This is a serie of answers to, indeed, frequently asked questions.

Good: There are some questions and answers on general issues, but also information about making a warp, setting hardness for houses, adding new graphics and music, and how to use visions and screenmatch. All real basic information, but nonetheless a good resource for newbies and also for those who are not that new to Dinking, since you can always learn something new. There are a lot of links where you can find additional information.

Not so good: Some information is a bit out dated, such as the information on how to make new folders for a D-mod, since nowadays we have skeletons to take care of that. And since this file is on some parts a bit out dated, that also means that newly FAQ's that should be in, are not.

Overall: This is a good file, where you can find the answers to various questions that may arise, not only the frequently asked ones, but also the not so often asked ones.
May 4th, 2002
Score : 9.9 exceptional
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
This is another FAQ written by good old' Mike Snyder an old school Dinker. I really suggest anyone making a d-mod should read all FAQ out due to the fact that you could never get enough info or ideas from them. This one is no exception. This FAQ is everything you need to know in order to make a good working bug free d-mod. It really doesn't give you many idea's, but it is a guide to working with the dink editors, and how to make monsters, mapping, ect. I'm giving it a 9.9 due to the fact no one could possibly make a better FAQ, and it covers such a wide Varity of questions.