There is a new Thimbleweed Park mini-adventure and it’s FREE as a thank you to all our fans in these odd times.
Wow I did not expect this! Can’t wait to play later today.
Thank you so much, @RonGilbert!
Thimbleweed Park was a great place to escape to. What better time to return and make some new discoveries! Thank you for this lovely surprise
I wish everybody who is able to play it and has a better computer than I have all the fun with it. I´m outta here until I have a new PC.
What’s the problem? The minimum requirments should match the TWP ones.
Probably Windows 10. I can’t play it either. Not because my computers are slow, I just don’t want Win 10 for now.
Ooh, this is good! A new game every time you play.
Not working with Proton? Or plain Wine? (Or Win7 for that matter?)
It doesn’t work on Win 7. I don’t use Linux and I’ve no idea what Proton is.
Win 10… “at least”. So, maybe there’s something better out there ; )
I didn’t give it a try yet, so not sure if it’ll run under Linux either.
Proton is the bit that Valve has integrated into Steam to run Windows games on Linux. It’s basically Wine bundled with extra patches and an alternative DirectX implementation on top of Vulkan. So if you’d use Steam for Linux, it would allow to download and play Windows-only games without much hassle. A decent number will work, others will not, just like with vanilla Wine.
Update: Quickly tried, and it doesn’t run on Linux either. With standard settings it’ll also complain about requiring Windows 10, and when setting the wine prefix to Windows 10 it will crash on start.
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000018 in 64-bit code (0x00000001400e12b0). Register dump: rip:00000001400e12b0 rsp:000000000022e5c0 rbp:0000000000000000 eflags:00010206 ( R- -- I - -P- ) rax:0000000000760d00 rbx:0000000000000000 rcx:0000000000000000 rdx:0000000000000000 rsi:0000000000753da0 rdi:0000000000000000 r8:0000000000820000 r9:0000000000761a28 r10:0000000000000000 r11:0000000000761998 r12:000000000072d1f0 r13:0000000000000000 r14:0000000000000000 r15:0000000140230128 Stack dump: 0x000000000022e5c0: 0000008200000000 0000000000000001 0x000000000022e5d0: 322f30312f35305b 3a31303a30302030 0x000000000022e5e0: 0000000000760b30 000000014003ca7a 0x000000000022e5f0: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0x000000000022e600: 00007a2cb7b80000 00007a2cb7b89cec 0x000000000022e610: 0000000000760d00 00000001400bcf12 0x000000000022e620: 0000000000760d00 0000000000760d00 0x000000000022e630: 0000000000753da0 0000000000000000 0x000000000022e640: 742064656c696146 657461657263206f 0x000000000022e650: 6365726944206120 7267203231205874 0x000000000022e660: 6420736369687061 64002e6563697665 0x000000000022e670: 0000000000000000 0000000000000040 Backtrace: =>0 0x00000001400e12b0 EntryPoint+0xffeb63a8() in delores (0x0000000000000000) 1 0x000000014003ca7a EntryPoint+0xffe11b71() in delores (0x0000000000000000) 2 0x00000001400bcf12 EntryPoint+0xffe92009() in delores (0x0000000000000000) 3 0x00000001400e0b81 EntryPoint+0xffeb5c78() in delores (0x0000000000000000) 4 0x00000001400e081a EntryPoint+0xffeb5911() in delores (0x0000000000000000) 5 0x000000014003adba EntryPoint+0xffe0feb1() in delores (0x000000000022f741) 6 0x00000001400e12b0 EntryPoint+0xffeb63a8 in delores: movq 0x00000000000000
Ron explained that in the comments on his blog (Cite):
"My new engine requires dx12, this game doesn’t need it, but future games will and getting all that tech in place was part of what this prototype was for. "
The second time around is much harder than the first for me.
Minimum requirements are different than Thimbleweed Park. It’s a new engine. Needs Windows 10 and DX12 support.
First one’s free.
Don’t I know it. I didn’t (or my mom didn’t) pay for my first experience with Zak. Have been pouring money to adventure games since.
They were times where pirating games was a common practice (and not forbidden by laws)
awesome goin in for round 3
Is that vkd3d thing (for DX12) included out of the box these days? I seem to recall reading that you’d have to compile it from source to play around with it or something. But that was probably over a year ago.
Funny, I thought the second time was much easier. I’d already as good as solved it during my first exploratory playthrough. Somewhat similar for the third, but the wildlife took me a minute to catch on to.
Not in Germany. It was some time unclear how to treat games, but it wasn’t allowed to copy them.