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Noble He/Him United Kingdom
2005-08-18 12:59:12
Noble He/Him United Kingdom
Ah, doesn't making d-mods make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Upon playing through Cloud Csatle 2 again, I keep finding all these little things I'd forgotten about. Let me explain...

1) My First D-mod: There is a book case in the library which tells of wizards teleporting people to Salamak as a punishment for annoying them. This is actually a reference to the first d-mod I ever made (before Cloud Castle), that was entitled...Scarab.
At the beginning of this d-mod, Dink had an argument with a wizard, who teleported Dink into a desert to piss him off.

2) The Spin-Off: The never released spin of d-mod, Nerux (where you controlled Dinks foe from the first Cloud Castle contained a mini-game where you controlled Thargo the Giant Pig, and had a time limit in which you had to eat all the villagers from Alessa's home town - The same map was used for the "Alessa's Memory" sequence in CC2.
This d-mod also featured more of Fabian and Alessa's past, creating a nice bit of back-story, and giving the d-mod series a bit more continuity (for us anyway!).

3) The Bad Guy: Monkeynuts, whilst originally named this as a bit of a joke, has become such a wonderful villain in my mind. A she dogin' and thoroughly megolomaniacal fairy, hopelessly bent on world domination and with a serious addiction to coffee, Monkeynuts is my favourite character from the series thus far.

Things like this make me very happy. It just feels nice to have created a pretty cohesive Dinkiverse of our own (though I don't know if others would agree).

The ongoing creation of Cloud Castle 3 only reinforces this, with Dink's village from Cloud Castle, as well as Alessa's hometown all being visible on the same world map.

Do other d-mod authors have similar in-jokes, and do they also have many things for their own Dinkiverse (SOB Dinkiverse, DD Dinkiverse) that only they are aware of?


SabreTrout has released 16 files

Cloud Castle 2: ScarabD-Mod, EpicExceptional 9.6July 14th, 2014
ValhallaD-Mod, UnfinishedGood 7.1October 30th, 2011
Basilisk Smile (The)D-Mod, RompGood 8.3May 3rd, 2007
Cloud CastleD-Mod, QuestGood 8.5February 11th, 2007
Scriptus GenericaDevelopmentGood 8.2December 31st, 2005
Once a HeroD-Mod, DemoExceptional 9.3December 31st, 2005
Knight's Tale Trois (A)D-Mod, RompGood 7.9March 7th, 2004
Knight's Tale 2 (A)D-Mod, RompGood 8.3July 7th, 2003
Knight's Tale (A)D-Mod, RompGood 8.1June 19th, 2003
Meridian Silver DesignMiscellaneousHorrible 2.0May 11th, 2003
Plane WalkerD-Mod, DemoFair 6.9December 31st, 2002
Dink Lantern GraphicsDevelopment, GraphicsGood 7.5December 10th, 2002
FighterzD-Mod, RompGood 8.4October 30th, 2002
Alternative HeroesDevelopment, TutorialGood 7.8August 28th, 2002
Super Midi PackDevelopment, MusicGood 8.3May 31st, 2002
Tutorial D-ModD-Mod, Development, TutorialTolerable 4.6May 31st, 2002

SabreTrout has written 33 reviews

One Word; Revolutionary. Rating 9.9

That Was My First Submission, And I Ca...
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZNormalHorrible 0.0April 12th, 2005
Not Very Useable Graphics These House GraphicsNormalHorrible 2.0April 7th, 2005
This Would have Perhaps Been Better Suited As a Development File ChaosNormalFair 5.0September 8th, 2004
For a First D-Mod Elves of RathorNormalFair 6.5August 24th, 2004
This Could Prove To Be a Very Interesting Ants (The)NormalGood 7.2August 11th, 2004
the Title Screen is Wonderful Gorack, Umtar, and Shreik: The First BattleNormalTolerable 3.0June 1st, 2004
Well Pilgrim's Quest Blobs Graphics PackNormalGood 7.8May 2nd, 2004
There Are Some Very Nice Graphics in This Pack GRRRaphicsNormalExceptional 9.0April 24th, 2004
I Find it Hard To Find the Words To Describe This New File Green Axe Knight NormalGood 7.8April 11th, 2004
a Dink Multi-Pack Lost in DinkNormalGood 7.5March 14th, 2004
I Stand By the Idea of This D-Mod Plane WalkerNormalFair 5.0March 13th, 2004
Well Baywatch IsleNormalHorrible 0.6March 13th, 2004
Ingenious Use of the Dink Engine Explorations: redink1's BasementNormalFair 6.5March 12th, 2004
the Best Demo Ever Released CrosslinkNormalExceptional 9.6March 9th, 2004
I Remember Trying This D-Mod Ages Ago Sword of Paranor: Forgotten RealmsNormalGood 7.1March 9th, 2004
These Are Excellent Tiles Grass to Pavement/Stones TilesNormalGood 8.8March 9th, 2004
Shocking And Pointless Meridian Silver DesignNormalHorrible 0.0March 9th, 2004
A Very Nice File Enemy Shoot DeluxeNormalExceptional 9.0March 9th, 2004
This is a Terrible File Tutorial D-ModNormalHorrible 0.2March 8th, 2004
This is Not Great Skeleton XNormalHorrible 1.0February 14th, 2004
This is a Very Good Utility Indeed WinDinkeditNormalGood 8.5February 14th, 2004
This is No Ordinary D-Mod Dink Goes BoatingNormalExceptional 9.4February 13th, 2004
One of the Greatest Elemental SwordsNormalExceptional 9.5February 7th, 2004
I Like the Potential of This Agathain Sea TradersNormalTolerable 3.0December 20th, 2003

This File Allows an Author To Tint a Sprite One of 6 Different Colours. For the Prosp...
DImageNormalFair 6.5July 22nd, 2003
Well Pilgrim's Quest Enemy Graphics PackNormalExceptional 9.5July 21st, 2003
the Best Midi Pack There is Ultimate Midi PackNormalExceptional 9.3July 18th, 2003
These Graphics Are Great Snow GraphicsNormalExceptional 9.1June 18th, 2003
This is a Intro Over Which You have No Control Beyond the Galaxy IntroNormalTolerable 4.0July 13th, 2002
This is a Very Poor Download FirefistsNormalHorrible 2.0June 12th, 2002
This is a Really Cool Add-on Lantern FlickeringNormalExceptional 9.0June 12th, 2002
I have To Say That I Feel That These Are the Definitive Desert Graphics Stone of Balance Desert TilesNormalExceptional 9.0June 6th, 2002
This is a Pretty Original And Cool Add-on Dink's Friendly DoubleNormalGood 8.0June 2nd, 2002

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Preview Cloud Castle 2: ScarabApril 3rd, 2007