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jjohn
Peasant Male
 
I'm an independent contract programmer who's a big fan of Seth's work, starting with L.O.R.D. More than you'll ever want to know about me can be found on my web site.

E-Mail joseph_c_johnston@yahoo.com
Web Page http://taskboy.com
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2006-01-22 23:16:37
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jjohn
Peasant Male
 
Howdy,

I'm starting to piece together all the tutorials and whatnot on dmods. WinDinkEdit is just great (but for two nits: no app-specific help file and no mention that pressing "E" in sprite mode brings up the available sprites). Thanks to SimonK for the video tut which pointed out many of the "undocumented" features of WinDinkEdit.

Seth is clearly a genius, if not somewhat a mad one.

I know that some brave souls here have been hacking the Dink source code. Any chance MP3s could be used as background sounds instead of the screamingly awesome format of MIDI files?

I mean, I enjoy listening to my laptop's awful synth as much as anyone for hours at a stretch. Don't get me wrong...

It seems that if Dink is running on a machine using a modern DirectX, there's got to be a function for playing mp3s by now. Microsoft isn't *that* slow.

Here's a tutorial I found on the subject:

http://www.andypike.com/tutorials/directx8/013.asp

Miles upon miles of smiles,

--Joe

jjohn has written 6 reviews

TitleFileTypeScoreDate
At the Risk of Shocking Dinkers Here Land of Transforming DucksNormalHorrible 1.0February 28th, 2006
Very Interesting Idea Fairy Goodness OnlineNormalFair 5.0February 28th, 2006
This Dmod Made Me Laugh Out Loud Several Times Search for Milli Vanilli (The)NormalGood 7.0February 28th, 2006
I Really Enjoyed the Idea of Blob Taking the Dink Engine And Making an Arcade Game Out of it Bloop the Fish 2NormalFair 5.0February 28th, 2006
A Good Little Tool For Cheating^Wtesting Dmods Save Game Editor of JusticeNormalGood 8.0February 27th, 2006
This is a Very Original Dmod Cycles of EvilNormalGood 7.5February 27th, 2006