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KP 0.93 (28-MAR-1994)

Keyboard Practicer - Author: Satoshi Asami
Licence: None specified
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2, Motif - Alpha: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2

This program is designed to make it easy for the user to get used to keyboards. The program window consists of two panes---the practice text and the virtual keyboard. The cursor moves on the practice text as the user hits the key. The virtual keyboard usually shows which key the user has just hit and what the user should type next.

Kp 0.93 from CNAM
Kp 0.93 Screenshot

ONEKO (6-MAY-1994)

Cat-and-mouse chase - Author: Masayuki Koba
Licence: None specified
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2

Oneko creates neko, who chases a mouse (the cursor) around the entire screen, on top of windows and everything.

Oneko from CNAM

SPACEOUT (6-MAY-1994)

Flying through Space - Author: John H. Pochmara
Licence: None specified
VAX: VAX C 3.x , VMS 5.2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2

Spaceout is an X11 version of the program for Xerox XDE workstaions. Spaceout displays a star field, which moves as if you were traveling throught space ( simalar to the begining of old Star Trek tv shows ).

Spaceout from CNAM
Spaceout Screenshot

XABACUS (27-MAR-1995)

X based Abacus - Author: David A. Bagley bagleyd@bigfoot.com
Licence: Free usage and distribution - See copyright notice in IMAKEFILE.
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.0, VMS 6.1

There are books on how to use an abacus, but basically all it does
is add and subtract, the rest you have to do in you head.  Essentially,
this is a proof by induction that a computer is more powerful than an
abacus, since a computer program can contain an abacus. (But then again,
you can simulate a computer within a computer, so what does that show).
Actually, with a real abacus, one can move more than one row at a time
with 10 fingers.  But on the other hand, a real abacus does not have
the current sum displayed as an integer.

Xabacus from CNAM
Xabacus Screenshot

XACURSOR (20-APR-1995)

Set an animated cursor - Author: Kam-Hung WONG
Licence: Free usage and distribution - See Copyright notice in source files
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2, Alpha: DEC C 5.0 , VMS 6.1

Upon execution, the cursor will be changed to a musical note, the window then selected by the user will have its cursor changed to an animated one, using the paths of the cursor bitmap files listed in -file. If the -r option is specified, the cursor of the root window will be changed.

Xacursor from CNAM

XCLIPBOARD (17-MAR-1994)

X Clipboard - Authors: Ralph R. Swick, Chris D. Peterson, Keith Packard
Licence: Free usage and distribution - See Copyright notice in source files
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5 - ALpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 1.5

The Xclipboard program is used to collect and display text selections that are sent to the CLIPBOARD by other clients. It is typically used to save CLIPBOARD selections for later use. It stores each CLIPBOARD selection as a separate string, each of which can be selected. Each time CLIPBOARD is asserted by another application, Xclipboard transfers the contents of that selection to a new buffer and displays it in the text window. Buffers are never automatically deleted, so you'll want to use the delete button to get rid of useless items.

Xclipboard from CNAM

XGAS (21-DEC-1995)

Animated simulation of an ideal gas - Author: Larry Medwin (MIT)
Licence: free usage and distribution - see Copyright notices in source files
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.0, VMS 6.1

xgas is a physical simulation of an ideal gas in a heated box. Gas molecules move around the box with velocities dependent on their temperature. A chamber consisting of two boxes contains the gas molecules; the temperature of each box can be independently controlled by a scrollbar. When gas molecules collide with the walls, their temperature

Xgas from CNAM
Xgas Screenshot

XEYES (27-AUG-1991)

Eyes Looking at Mouse Cursor - Author: Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium
Licence: None specified
VAX: VAX C 3.x , VMS 5.2 - Alpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 6.1

Very old sources. The Alpha executable supports shapes, but sources don't. Nicer version (in color) is available with Xscreensaver distribution

Xeyes from CNAM
Xeyes Screenshot

XFISHTANK 2.2 (17-OCT-1995)

Fishtank simulator - Author: Eric Bina
Licence: None specified
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 6.1

Transform your X screen in fish tank with 29 differents fish.

Xfishtank 2.2 from CNAM
Xfishtank 2.2 Screenshot

XFLAME (1-JAN-2000)

Flames - Author: The Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler)
Licence: Use the source, Luke!
VAX: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2

XFlame is a cool little graphics hack

Xflame 1.1.1 from DECWarch
Xflame 1.1.1 from CNAM

XLIFE (12-APR-1994)

Conway's Game of Life - Authors: Jon Bennett, Chuck Silvers (CMU)
Licence: Free usage and distribution - See Copyright notices in source files
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2

xlife brings up a single window in which the user may play the game of life.

The universe is effectivly unbounded (4.2 billion on a side) The algorithim uses hashed 8x8 boxes of cells, and computes the next generation by using lookup tables for added speed.

Xlife from CNAM
Xlife Screenshot

XMFRACT 1.4 (24-AUG-1995)

Fractal Generator - Author: Darryl House
Licence: GNU General Public Licence
VAX: DEC C 5.0, VMS 6.1, Motif 1.2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.0, VMS 6.1, Motif 1.2

The program will calculate, display and manipulate over 90 discrete fractal types with very fast algorithms. Other features include zooming, animation (color cycling), color editing, spherical projection, and an amazing wealth of parameters.

Xmfract 1.4 from CNAM
Xmfract 1.4 Screenshot

XMOUNTAIN 1.1 (17-OCT-1995)

Fractal Mountains - Author: Stephen Booth
Licence: free usage and distribution - See COPYRIGHT.H file
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.0, VMS 6.1

Xmountains is a X11 based fractal landscape generator. It generates random fractal surfaces and displays them in a window. While the program is running the fractal is continuously extended on the right and the image is scrolled from left to right to expose the newly generated area.

Xmountain 1.1 from CNAM
Xmountain 1.1 Screenshot

XPOSTIT (18-MAR-1994)

X window system Post-it(R) - Author: David A. Curry
Licence: X Consortium Copyright
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5 - Alpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 1.5

Xpostit provides a mechanism for manipulating on-screen Post-it(R) notes. All three sizes of Post-it notes may be displayed, edited, and saved to disk files.In addition, any on-screen note may be resized to any arbitrary size either when it is created or at a later time.

Xpostit from CNAM
Xpostit Screenshot

XSNOW 1.41 (01-JAN-2001)

Animated Christmas Background - Author: Rick Jansen
Licence: Copyright 1984, 1988, 1990, 1993-1995,2000 by Rick Jansen
VAX: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.2, VMS 6.2 - DEC C 6.2, VMS 7.2-1

Create a snowy and Santa-y desktop Xsnow lets it snow on your desktop and windows (sic!)

After 5 years here's a new Xsnow! The program has been around bit, and is now even making it snow on many Windows machines, so it's high time for an improved version for X.

Xsnow 1.41 features a new Santa, many thanks to Thomas Linder (Thomas.Linder@gmx.net).

It is now possible to slow Santa down. See the option -santaupdatefactor

Xsnow 1.41 from DECWarch
Xsnow 1.41 from CNAM
Xsnow 1.41 Screenshot

XSNOW 1.40 (27-NOV-1995)

Animated Christmas Background - Author: Rick Jansen
Licence: Copyright 1984, 1988, 1990, 1993-1995 by Rick Jansen
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 5.0, VMS 6.1

Create a snowy and Santa-y desktop Xsnow lets it snow on your desktop and windows (sic!)

Xsnow 1.40 from CNAM
Xsnow 1.40 Screenshot

XSPRINGIES (8-MAR-1995)

Spring Simulator - Author: Douglas DeCarlo
Licence: GNU General Public Licence
VAX: VAX C 3.2, VMS 5.5-2, Alpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 6.1

XSpringies is a mass and spring simulation system. It's intended use is more like that of a game, than some design package.

Xspringies from CNAM
Xspringies Screenshot

XTARTAN 2.1 (24-FEB-1995)

Draw Scottish Tartans - Author: Jim McBeath
Licence: None specified
VAX: VAX C 3.2 , VMS 5.5-2 or DEC C 4.0, VMS 6.1 - Alpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 6.1
Needs XPM library for rebuild (XPM 3.4 D is provided)

Xtartan generates a pixmap containing a Scottish tartan and sets it as the background of a new window (or the root window if -r is used). Tartan sett information and color information are specified using X11 resources, allowing you to easily add your own tartan if it is not already included, or to modify the pattern or individual colors of existing tartans.

Xtartan 2.1 from CNAM
Xtartan 2.1 Screenshot

XTEDDY (7-APR-1994)

Cuddly Teddy Bear - Author: Stefan Gustavson
Licence: free usage and distribution - See Copytight notice in XTEDDY.HLP file
VAX: GCC 2.3.3 , VMS 5.5-2 - Alpha: DEC C 4.0, VMS 6.1

Normally, xteddy just sits around doing nothing. After all, that's what teddy bears are for. Look at him, talk to him, place heavy windows on top of him, zap him around until he becomes dizzy, do what you like; he will always be your true (albeit virtual) friend.

You can move xteddy with the mouse by pointing at him and dragging him around. When clicked upon, he will pop up on top of all other windows. If you type "q" on him, he will die (or, as I like to think of it, be tucked away in the file system until you need him next time).

Xteddy from CNAM
Xteddy Screenshot

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   Last Update: May 12 2002    

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