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DinkC Reference

October 23rd, 2003
Score : 9.5 exceptional
Peasant He/Him Australia
An expanded version of DinkC - and a good one. It helped confirm a few of my thoughts about there being errors in the original Seth doc.

Strengths: fixes errors, details undocumented commands, and makes the explanations easier to understand. Plus there are examples - Gotta love those and pinch them for your DMODs - I do!

Weaknesses: The latest version is really big, a bit tough to search thru, if someone turned it into html or a windows help file that'd be great.

Overall - very useful and should replace any author's original DinkC.txt file.
July 9th, 2002
Score : 9.8 exceptional
King He/Him United States bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I never really paid much attention to the versions of DinkC Reference prior to the current version (3.0). I never really liked the original DinkC.txt, and the idea of adding more information didn't seem like a good idea.

But I decided to look at it on a whim... and was simply amazed at the amount of detail within. It is a 106 page document detailing nearly everything with DinkC. It contains exploits and tips that haven't been used in any released D-Mods yet, and so much more.

I used to look at Robert Fogt's DinkC Help File all the time when coding... this replaces it. Whereas the DinkC Help File contained rudimentary (and often false) explanations of commands, this contains expanded and detailed explanations that you can't really find anywhere else.

The only problem with this document is it is a work-in-progress, and a very small bit of the information is still wrong or missing. But the beauty of it is Ted accepts clarifications/additions to the document, so it will eventually be the perfect guide for DinkC. For right now, it is only near-perfect.
June 20th, 2002
Score : 7.8 good
This is an annotated and error-fixing version of the old and original DinkC.txt. Ted added more detailed explanations to the document and corrected some errors as the author learned DinkC script language. As the author said, this is still a work in process.

It's about 3 times as large (in size) as the original document. Apparently it provided a lot of annotations to DinkC.txt. However, because this was more like a patched document with lots of personal comments. Since the content was just added to the original document, it is as messy (if not more) as the original DinkC.txt. Practically, it is not a very handy command tool book. Most of time, if I wanted to find a quick answer regarding some command, I would still use Robert Fogt's "Dink C Editer Help" even though it might not be correct.

If you have quite some time and want to go through the whole DinkC commands, I would recommend this file over the original DinkC.txt and the DinkC helper. But if you want a handy reference that you can quickly check a seldom used command, this is not a very good file.
February 12th, 2002
Score : 7.0 good
This annotated version of DinkC is largely a work in progress. If you're looking for ALL the answers, you certainly won't find them here. Still, its an excellent idea with a good start and great potential. I applaud the effort.

Provides insight into how Seth's thought process works.
Provides information on several previously undocumented commands.
Corrects some errors in the original document.
Explains in more detail what certain commands can/cannot do.

Although this version provides many insights and answers, it raises just as many (or more) questions.
As stated before, the work is not finished.

A good resource for d-mod authors, but it won't be great until it has been completed.