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Twine 2.1.0#

Release Date: Jan 31, 2017

Upgrade Notes#

This is a significant update from the 2.0 series. If you're upgrading, please read the notes below before beginning.

If you are upgrading, then making a backup copy of your stories folder is recommended. To do this, launch Twine 2.0 and choose Show Library from the Twine menu. Quit Twine, then make a copy of the folder that was revealed. (If you are using Linux and Show Library doesn't work, your stories folder is located in ~/Documents/Twine.

If you had added custom story formats previously, you'll need to re-add them after updating to this version. The process works exactly the same as before. Sorry for the inconvenience -- you will only need to do this once.

If you do not see any stories after upgrading, double-check your Twine directory by choosing Show Library from the Twine menu. Go up one level from here. You may see two directories: one called "Stories," and another named Stories in another language (hopefully your preferred, non-English one). Move the story files from Stories to the folder with the localized name and they should be back once you re-launch Twine.

If you would like to continue using 2.0.11 online, it is still available at

Features added#

  • Streamlined look and feel.
  • The starting passage now shows a green rocket icon in the passage instead of being slightly bolder.
  • Passages with broken links now show an arrow ending in an X instead of an icon in the passage.
  • Added dark theme for late-night hypertexting.
  • Loading large stories is considerably faster.
  • It's now possible to have multiple versions of story formats installed.
  • Harlowe 2.0.0 is now available.
  • SugarCube 2.1.12 is now available.
  • You can now use the Chromium web debugger on stories you test inside Twine by right-clicking the window and choosing Inspect from the contextual menu.
  • You can now directly drag a story file onto the story list to import it.
  • The story format version is now recorded in a published story file.
  • You can now drag the story map by holding down the middle button of the mouse instead of the space bar.
  • You can zoom into the story map with the mouse wheel.
  • When dragging passages when snap-to-grid is turned on, the passages will reflect this.
  • If you import a story with the same name as an existing one, then Twine will prompt you if you'd like to replace it.
  • Danish, Italian, and Portuguese localizations have been added.


  • Passages that link to themselves display a clearer arrow in the story map.
  • The gauge showing the remaining local storage space in the online version now works correctly.
  • It's no longer possible for passages to get pushed offscreen.
  • Renaming a story in the desktop app no longer creates duplicate files.
  • A typo in the German localization has been corrected.