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Version Checker

This is a version checker that you can add into your dmod.

The version is saved in a simple global variable for ease of checking.

This also includes some procedures you can call using "external" to check for common bugs across Dink Smallwood Engines, so you can adjust your scripting to make your Dmod compatible across all versions of Dink Smallwood

Packaged into a Dmod file for ease of organisation, even though there is not much gameplay at all (just two screens so you can immediately demo the file)

NOTE: This is a Development D-Mod, and it may not have a quest to complete or a story to experience.
Released:August 6th, 2022
File Size:177.10 KB
Release Notes:This is the final update that will come to version check.
This is back to barebones version checking, but now includes some procedures you can call using external to check for engine bugs currently present in the engine the player is using.

Now authors can use this information to customise Verison Checker to their own liking.
Play:Play this D-Mod right now in your web browser! (More Info)
February 20th, 2020
Score : 9.0 exceptional
Peasant They/Them Australia
Since 2008 or so we've had an interesting schism in the Dink world in regards to engine variants and revisions. The good old days of 2006 and 1.08 for Windows are long gone, and instead we're dealing with Freedink on GNU/Linux and of course iPhone Dink among others. Unfortunately this introduces a slew of incompatibilities in regards to engine features that both authors and players must deal with. Until now, you've sort of had to beg nicely to the end user to use the right engine build and hope they complied, however now Robj has come up with something that deals with this in a very convenient way.

When I first used the demo DMOD included with this, I was amazed. Not only did it detect which version of Freedink I was using, it also figured out which particular build version on top of that. This shall be incredibly handy for everyone who wants to make sure that whatever mod they're making will be enjoyed optimally.
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New version of version checker available4redink1August 2nd 2019, 04:19 PM