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Thread: GNU Folks Still Working On Their "FreeDink" Game

  1. #1
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    Jan 2007

    Default GNU Folks Still Working On Their "FreeDink" Game

    Phoronix: GNU Folks Still Working On Their "FreeDink" Game

    GNU FreeDink is still going on as an GPL-licensed portable and improved upon version of the Dink Smallwood game engine...

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    Dec 2007


    Thanks for the heads up. I had wanted to try this a long time ago but the port wasn't in great shape at the time (I couldn't get it to work). It seems to be pretty stable and mature now.

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    Sep 2011


    I'm torn here. FreeDink is GNU. But Zelda Classic is so much better. Zelda Classic's open sourceness is, well disputed, I guess you could say. Some team members say it is, some say it is not. I suppose that means it is not. But as long as I can download and compile the source code, I'm counting it as open source.

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    Aug 2011


    This game is awesome. I played it when I was a kid and I actually added it to a wiki page for ubuntu a few years ago to give it some more exposure.(that screenshot was made by me!)

    I honestly think it is the best roleplaying game that is freely availabe for Linux and am still surprised that it appears to be relatively unknown. Compared to other games it has a unique sense of humor and the main character actually has a personality and speaks. I like that better than silent characters like in e.g. Chrono Trigger.(another example of this: Gothic vs Elder Scrolls)

    Some tips if you want to try it:
    - You can copy the sound files from the original game and have the exact same experience.
    - There are a lot of easily installable mods available. I recommend "Cast Awakening Part 1: Initiation" and "Cloud Castle 2: Scarab".

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    Jun 2012
    Koszalin, Poland


    I tried playing this a couple of times over the years, starting with the original game and later the GNU version, but always I bumped away from it. Either the interface or the story or the gameplay, it's just not a game for me. AFAIR I never got further than the entrance of the castle in the beginning.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2012


    Ah, FreeDink. Played the crap out of it and I found it to be pretty damn a year or two ago (but then I like old school RPGs), glad to see it is still progressing.

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