Dink Smallwood

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Dink Smallwood
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Developers
Robinson Technologies
Publishers
Iridon Interactive
Release dates
Windows 1998
macOS (OS X) January 22, 2011
Dink Smallwood at Wikipedia

Key points

A freeware release is available which also has modding support.
The game can now be played in a web browser in two versions. HD version and FreeDink version, both having an option to play custom adventures.

General information

Developer's site
Dink Network Community site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Includes both the intro movie and CD music
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
HD Freeware version. Original can be found here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Source ports[edit]

Name Description
Dink Aural+ A source port of the original game which only provides the MP3 music support and faster MIDI loading. Very few mods take advantage of it.
Windows
FreeDink A full port of the game using SDL interface which adds an OGG/MOD/IT/S3M/XT music support, a 64 bit binary, multiple language support, fast forward feature from HD edition and a modern PC compatibility. Besides that, it also includes the updated front end called DFArc3 which includes some more features.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
HD Edition An official port of the mobile version. It adds the fast forward button, quicksave and quickloading, a modern interface, CD music, Linear filter, a built-in library of Mods available in Dink Network, PNG support and 64 bit executables. Compatibility issues are somewhat rare.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save.dat
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\dink\*.dat
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics options.
Graphics options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
The original version is locked to 640x480
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle in settings or with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is always borderless in Dink HD. Toggle in settings or with Alt+ Enter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Native Windows vsync.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS in both HD and original version.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Native Windows cursor.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Only the main menu. However it can be used to select a dialogue while interacting with some NPCs.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Works only in Windows 95/98/2000/XP. For newer OS you must use FreeDink.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
You have to select a function for each button. However, custom commands cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Only for Dink HD. However, you can change the volume for music only. In case of SFX it can be toggled on or off.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Depends on the script outside the original game.
Closed captions
Dialogues only. Although it depends on a script outside the original game.
Mute on focus lost
In Dink HD. Only the music is mute

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
HD edition and FreeDink only.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz or 100% compatible 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5+ compatible DirectX 9+ compatible

References