Legacy software

Some old software I wrote back in the day, almost all of which is for RISC OS machines.

Filed under Software

Desktop

Desktop themes
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Although RISC OS allows you to load new toolbar sprites, icon sprites and change pinboard images, there's no program to handle complete themes. Until now.
FadeBack
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FadeBack v0.03, 3rd July 2002
Create nice pinboard backdrops: lots of fade types, edit colours, load colours, load and save palette files...
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Comms

HTML³
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HTML³ v3.55, January 2002
Advanced HTML macro inserter for easy Web and WAP site creation
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LinkSure
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LinkSure v0.91, January 2005
Link checker, works on local and remote pages, and on WML, PHP etc. files.
POPCheck
93.97KB
POPCheck v0.05beta2, April 2001
Checks for mail in your POP3 mailbox(es).
In collaboration with Jon Ripley
port
95.28KB
port v1.01, February 2005
*port [number|name] returns textual info about a network port number or name, e.g. that port 80 is for Web traffic. So you don't have to remember all those ports when programming.
WhoIs veneer
1652 bytes
WhoIs veneer v1.01, January 2000
Do WhoIs lookups with the ANT Suite prog without having to remember all the servers for each top level domain.
Figlet2
29.98KB
Figlet2 v0.01, March 2002
Front end to Stefan Bellon's Figlet port.

ArgoNet

Voyager Themes
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Voyager Themes v0.10, July 1998
Image and Sound themes, including the SoundTheme VIXen module.
VoyScan
61.36KB
VoyScan v0.01, August 1999
All-in-one version of PostScan and NewsScan which should even work on unofficial mail and news progs. Allows you to look at and delete the outgoing mail and news queues before sending your messages.
EManage
70.10KB
EManage v1.03, September 2002
Posty manipulation tool - play with sigs, flags files etc.
CounterMaker
19.83KB
CounterMaker v1.02, October 2007
Generate HTML code for Argo^W Orpheus Internet's webcounter
MicroSpell
96.35KB
MicroSpell v1.00, August 1996
VIXed version of David Pilling's check-as-you-type spelling module

Graphics

Photodesk textures
563.92KB
Photodesk textures v1.00, August 2001
Around 50 PhotoDesk-friendly textures - greyscale, 128x128, tiling - from simple lined indents to photographic plant, decay and stonework images.
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Photodesk textures 2
506.83KB
Photodesk textures 2 v1.00, November 2001
29 additional PhotoDesk-friendly textures - greyscale, 128x128, tiling.
PalMaker
220.68KB
PalMaker v1.02, November 2003
Create 256 colour palettes with ease. As seen on Acorn User CD 13 (with the appallingly badly-written example file, sorry about that...)
16PalMake
88.71KB
16PalMake v1.02, November 2003
16 colour palette editor
ColGrab
17.81KB
ColGrab Initial Beta Release, April 2000
Grab colour definitions from any point on the desktop (now included in other programs such as FadeBack)
Vantage Colours
25.74KB
Vantage Colours v1.00, June 2003
Alternative colours for use in Cerilica's Vantage.

Utils

FontSet
8.82KB
FontSet v1.00, October 1997
Quickly set desktop font when writing WIMP applications
BST
5.23KB
BST v0.02, August 2000
Automatic switching between GMT and BST
MouseClick
2.24KB
MouseClick v1.00, December 2001
Adds *command to simulate mouse clicks at x,y coordinate. Handy for quick automation programs.

Filer

Slash suite
18.10KB
Slash suite v1.00, March 1997
CutSlash and AddSlash - add and trim DOS extensions to and from RISC OS files

Games

Elite
418.87KB
Elite v1.14h, September 1998
Modification to make it run on later RISC OS machines

Linux

Matrix Orbital
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Matrix Orbital v0.01, February 2005
A sort of how-to on using the Matrix Orbital MX2 under Linux, especially from Perl. Includes example programs.