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D-Mod Movie Example

An example of a long cutscene using the Dink Smallwood engine.
Released:January 1st, 1990
File Size:198.44 KB
Release Notes:v1.00
August 26th, 2003
Score : 9.0 exceptional
Peasant He/Him Australia
I love this file. I just wish I’d come across it earlier as it would’ve saved me a lot of time and fast tracked my DinkC/DMOD learning curve.

It runs like a DMOD, and it is very entertaining. You get to see a fairly long movie of Dink doing things like running from screen to screen, talking to other characters, getting attacked by a duck – all beautifully made.

There is this nice banter between the author and Dink to help illustrate what is happening.

Of course you need to look at the source scripts to fully understand what is happening, and to do this you do need to have a grasp of the basic DinkC concepts and how scripts work. Also you need to have a look at the map to see how the advancing snow screen was made. (I was impressed with this as I did something similar in Creeping Sands, but in an entirely different way).

This file is amusing for everyone, but not completely suitable for the novice DMOD author – such an author (I feel) will need to spend time deciphering what commands do – not necessarily a bad thing as just doing that will help the author learn more about DinkC – but at the same time a fully commented, or documented file listing what is happening in a couple of the scenes would have really nailed this.

Even so I think this file is something all DMOD authors should look at – at some point after coming to grips with the basics of DinkC. I’ve made 2 epics and 1 quest and 1 romp and I found things to learn from it.

Overall 9.0 out of 10. (If it had a more detailed breakdown of what each command is doing and warps etc it’d be 9.9)