DinothawrLink

BackgroundLink

Dinothawr is a block pushing puzzle game on slippery surfaces. Our hero is a dinosaur whose friends are trapped in ice. Through puzzles it is your task to free the dinos from their ice prison.

Author(s):Link

Themaister|Agnes Heyer

Contribute to this documentationLink

In order to propose improvements to this document, visit it's corresponding source page on github. Changes are proposed using "Pull Requests."

LicenseLink

Non-commercial

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the Dinothawr core have the following file extensions.

game

Database(s)Link

RetroArch databases that are associated with the Dinothawr core

  • Dinothawr

BIOSLink

Filename Description md5sum
dinothawr.game Dinothawr game file - Required a8db0d14628759a5ebafb420e05105bf

How to get and install this:Link

  1. Start up RetroArch. Inside the main menu, go to 'Online Updater'.

  2. Just to make sure we have the latest info files, select 'Update Core Info FIles'. Wait until this is done. Then, select 'Core Updater'.

  3. Browse through the list and select 'Dinothawr'.

  4. After this has finished downloading, you now need to obtain Dinothawr's data files. You can do this by going back to the previous menu screen. From there, select 'Content Downloader'.

  5. Select 'Dinothawr', then select 'Dinothawr.zip'. This should download and extract this file to RetroArch's Downloads directory.

How to play (after installation):Link

  1. Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content', then 'Downloads'.

  2. Select the 'dinothawr' directory, then select 'dinothawr.game'.

  3. If you are asked which core to select, choose 'Dinothawr'.

The game should now start running!

FeaturesLink

Feature Supported
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controllers
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem

The Dinothawr core's directory name is 'Dinothawr'

Game data is saved/loaded to and from 'dinothawr.srm' where save files are stored.

Core optionsLink

The Dinothawr core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

  • Timer as FPS reference (Off/On): Use timer as FPS reference.

ControllersLink

The Dinothawr core supports the following controller setting(s), bolded controller settings are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 16 Device Type(s)Link

  • RetroPad - Joypad with analog

  • RetroPad w/Analog - No reason to switch to this.

Controllers graphLink

Dinothawr RetroPad
Push RetroPad_B
D-Pad Up RetroPad_Dpad
D-Pad Down RetroPad_Dpad
D-Pad Left RetroPad_Dpad
D-Pad Right RetroPad_Dpad
Menu RetroPad_A
Reset RetroPad_X

Customizing / HackingLink

Dinothawr is fairly hackable. dinothawr.game is the game file itself. It is a simple XML file which points to all assets used by the game. Levels are organized in chapters. Levels themselves are created using the Tiled editor. If you want to try making your own levels, make sure you use the "plain XML" format for .tmx files and not the default zlib base64.

Dinothawr - Level Design guide (pdf)