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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.