Dink Smallwood

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


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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save.dat[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\dink\*.dat[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics options.
Graphics options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The original version is locked to 640x480
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 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 feature State 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
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]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit on HD edition and FreeDink only.
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).