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|There are many levels to play. Sound included. Bet you to win.|
|fast image viewer and converter that supports many image formats: AIF, ANI, BMP, CAM, CLP, CPT, CUR, DCX, DIB, EPS, RLE, JPG, GIF (including animated GIF), PNG, PCX, TIF, IFF/LBM, LWF, PSD, TGA, RAS, ICO, AVI, WMF, EMF, PBJ, PBM, PGM, PPM and PCD. IrfanView can also perform some basic image editing and processing functions, including cut, crop, resize, resample, change the color depth, adjust brightness, and adjust contrast. It has command line options and it can display images in a slideshow and extract frames from ANI files, AVI movies and animated GIFs. This new release now supports the G3 fax file format.|
|a 32-bit that lets you create great-looking tiling textures for use as wallpaper or Web page backgrounds. It uses mathematics to initially generate a texture. Once the texture is created, the program quickly grows a new image from the original texture. The textures are created in a series (similar to the way fractals are grown), with each image affecting how the next texture will appear. As Reptile continues to produce the graphics, you'll observe the textures changing and evolving into a myriad of different forms and colors. When you see a texture you like, press the Esc key to halt the growing process. Or, you can take "pot luck" and see what appears when the growth spurt finishes. You can also record textures as you grow them, which lets you fine-tune the texture-creation process. Reptile can generate textures at any resolution you need and preview what they'll look like on a Web page. The images can be saved as .gif or .jpg files or be sent to the desktop as wallpaper. Note: Even It's free, you must get a registration code to use it.||
|creates your own cartoon face.
It includes a variety of slider controls to easily change the head, eyes, nose, mouth,
ears, and even the facial expression. You can also click on the face to have a random face
created for you.
|Behemot Graphics Editor
|a full-featured ray-tracing editing and rendering program. You can create elaborate 3-D scenes, objects and models with varying light sources, textures and views. It features layers, an integrated editing environment, integrated programming language (Prolog), anti-aliasing, support for VRML, stereogram depth bitmap capabilities, the ability to import DXF files, and the ability to output BMP or MPG formats. It can use a variety of light sources and geometric models and it supports polyline, bezier and nurbs curve editing. Several ray-traced images are included that can be easily modified.||
|Tracing tool for creating photo-realistic images. The first stage of ray tracing is to "describe" what it is that you want to depict in your picture. You may do this using an interactive modelling system, like a CAD package, or by creating a text file that has a programming language-like syntax to describe the elements. You specify what objects are in your imaginary world, what shape they are, where they are, what color and texture they have and where the light sources are to illuminate them.||
on your screen from English to French
or Herbrew, Spanish, German, Italian,
Japanese or Dutch with just one click of the mouse. Babylon can identify
and translate any word on your screen independently of the Windows application that you
are using. You can translate words from a word processor document, a spreadsheet, a Web
page, an e-mail, a game, and even from the desktop. Just place your cursor over the word,
click the right mouse button, and Babylon pops up the translation.
|Create multiple-choice quizzes which students can complete on the computer. Can be included as feedback to student responses, and quizzes can be done as timed tests or with no time limit. At the end of each quiz, the student receives a percentage score.|
|Displays the chipset, manufacturer and model number of your motherboard. This information is vital If you want to upgrade your BIOS||
|Optimize the Windows disk
It helps free up memory by letting
you set a minimum and maximum cache size. It also lets you optimize the icon cache, so
that the contents of any folder are displayed quicker.
|MPlayer is a free 32-bit utility that lets you audition .wav, .mp3, .mid, and .avi files one right after another. You can save and reopen playlists, and you can shuffle the play order. The program abounds with nice touches including a transport slider; direct volume controls for Wave, Line, and MIDI; and shortcuts to the Windows CD Player and Volume Control applets. There is no help file, but MPlayer is pretty easy to figure out.||
Author:Ng Jun Ping
|Easy Icons 98
Win. 95/98/NT, 486
|Customize the shell icons on
your system. Easy Icons makes it a snap to change almost any of the
standard Windows icons. These include ones for the Desktop (including Network
Neighborhood, My Documents, and Recycle Bin), Start Menu (including Help, Programs,
Favorites, Find, Settings, Run, and Shut Down), Drives (including floppies, CD ROMs and
network drives), Folders (including closed and opened folders, Control Panel, Dial-Up
Networking and Desktop), and Files (including text documents, Default Icons, Default
Documents, and DLL Files). The icons can be replaced with any icon that resides in any
ICO, DLL or EXE file on your hard drive.