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Vinesauce plays Dink Smallwood HD

March 28th, 01:51 PM
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
Full Stream video

I cannot believe Vinny just decided to play this game.

Also dat thumbnail.
March 28th, 02:05 PM
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ebilV
Peasant Male
 
This is quite unexpected indeed!
March 28th, 04:06 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
now they just need to come and play all the dmods on freedink.
March 28th, 07:49 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
still very shitty that dink HD is the prominent, available version of dink. for situations like this, it opens a potential wave of interest in the game only for it to be shattered when they try out the one version the site features and realize its a buggy pile of useless trash.
March 29th, 03:18 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
I like that he makes fun of the broken MIDI playback at about 38 minutes in, right before it does the 88-key hit at the end of Reverie.
March 31st, 02:12 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
we're DUCKING BLOWING IT, MAN. just delete dinkHD from the site or something and have freedink in its place already!!
April 1st, 12:17 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
We ALL want to encourage MORE NEW Dink fans to become attached to (what for most of us is) our favorite game.

As an alternative to Skurn's suggestion, could we ask Redink1 to PLEASE:
1) Put ALL the versions of DFarc, the Dink engine and FreeDink-data on one web page, with notes on compatibility and stability. We could include notes that it iavailable on many Linux Distros.
2) VERY CLEARLY label the downloads on the DN as to their stability and utility? The Dink engine may be cantankerous and hard to use, with any number of problems with it. But, we are making it worse by "ruining" the first experience many players may have with it.

I agree that "we're DUCKING BLOWING IT, MAN", as Skurn said.

EDIT:
Hmmm, after yeoldetoast's remarks below, I went back and more carefully checked the output of Ubuntu package managers, such as synaptic.

Ubuntu 16.04 still has the 1.08 SUPER STABLE and COMPATIBLE version available. I have downloaded whichever versions Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 offer and run them without problems. I'm not sure which version what was downloadable from Ubuntu 18.04 as it has been awhile since I've had that version in house. It may have been 1.08 or 1.09. *But, 1.09 is definitely what is offered with 20.04*.

I was unable to run the http://www.dinknetwork.com/file/gnu_freedink/ .EXE 1.09 version of FreeDink on Ubuntu 16.04 using WINE though it DID work with Ubuntu 20.04 and WINE.

So for conclusions to this rambling posting -- see my response to Robj's posting below.
April 2nd, 04:51 AM
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
1.09 works in Arch though, least when using the AUR.
April 2nd, 05:22 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
yeah I never have a clue what slipdink's talking about with such posts. Every major distro has the 109.6 package. Only FreeBSD seems to still include the old 108.4 versions.
April 3rd, 06:36 AM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
FreeDink 109.6 definitely the best version. It has several imporvements, and because of the fixed sp_custom thing with Dink, you can automatically transfer any variable info or even editor_sprite info from save game files to the current play (sp_custom on Dink hold it's value after a load_game!).
April 3rd, 11:23 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
FreeDink 109.6 definitely the best version.

For contemporary operating systems, I firmly agree with Robj's assessment.

So, let's ask Redink1 to set up some kind of universal download page with all the versions that can be downloaded from the DN and that also champions 109.6 version as the most stable for .EXE versions, mentioning that the best version to use if you use Linux is the one bundled with your distro.

Any other comments, corrections or observations?
April 3rd, 11:45 AM
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
Another alternative may be using AppImage or Flatpak to distribute FreeDink for Linux distros since both of em are universal (We do not talk about Snap). AppImage is more portable as you basically download a n AppImage file, mark it as executable and straight up run making it more portable as all dependencies are already included inside, Flatpak is an universal package manager which runs the software in a sandbox environment with set permissions and relies on its own dependencies.

Because of their universal approach, no matter what distro you are on, you can always download a software through it and run.
April 3rd, 12:06 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@GOKUSSJ6

While it's true that (at least in Ubuntu) Dink seems to run without any of these universal distribution solutions, perhaps you are right in suggesting that Dink would work best for one of them across all distros in the future. Ah, but which STANDARD one should we use?

Standards

Snap vs. AppImage vs. Flatpak: What Is the Difference and Which Is Best for You?

Oh, and who will recompile/maintain 1.09x for Snap, AppImage or Flatpak?

April 3rd, 07:05 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
#RemoveDinkHD
April 5th, 05:25 PM
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
Part 2 is up

I can't believe Seth is actually Jerma in disguise.
April 5th, 08:03 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
So, let's ask Redink1 to set up some kind of universal download page with all the versions that can be downloaded from the DN and that also champions 109.6 version as the most stable for .EXE versions, mentioning that the best version to use if you use Linux is the one bundled with your distro.

Outside of minimum maintenance, I cannot spend too much time doing anything Dink Smallwood related.

If anyone else wants to create a universal download page, with clear instructions, and/or screenshots, and/or video tutorials, I can promote the hell out of it. I just can't create it.
April 8th, 12:58 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I have no idea who Vinesauce is but that's cool.
April 11th, 11:14 AM
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Superjustin
Ghost
 
It's always a treat when Vinny plays old PC games like these, I only wish he streamed them as frequently as he used to back in the day.