What is or was fREBieware?
Years ago there was a comraderie among PC users where code and programs were shared freely. As the concept of Shareware evolved, fewer developers shared their work, hoping to make a few bucks on shareware registration. Shareware has evolved into Nagware or worse, with few authors continuing to release free or public domain software. fREBieware grew out of this original pioneer spirit.
fREBieware began with a series of DOS utilities and TSRs. With the demise of DOS, I developed a few Windows programs which I shared, but soon lost interest in further development. There are other, better designed, programs that do most of what some of my Windows programs could do, and then some. I haven't seen other programs that duplicate those posted here, though.
I'm excited about this new one. It evolved from a program I was developing as (gasp!) shareware for use in making Web Page Backgrounds for those without artistic talent. This uses pictures to create tiled images on the screen, then manipulates them. Results are often fantastic and surreal. Use your own digital images or download from the web.
I have uploaded a few images that you are welcome to try. To save some bandwidth, these have been scaled down to 800 x 600.
Fractal Kaleidoscopic screen saver. Beautiful screen patterns. Configurable display. Install Package includes VB6 runtime files.
16 bit screen saver that converts the desktop or a selected bitmap to a stereogram. Minor revisions added for function under Win95. Version 1.1.
Awarded 5 duckies by NoNags
Simple Windows 16 bit program showing difference between additive and subtractive color mixing.
Random Kaleidoscopic Fractal generator
Hard to describe graphic display in the same vein as Dazzle. Sort of reminds me of the way I felt the first time I walked down Fremont St. in Las Vegas.
The way Mystify screen saver should have looked.
Fun TSR that rotates the screen palette with options of rotate by number or brightness, grayscale rotate, invert, etc.
Convert a DOS graphic screen to a Random Dot Stereogram.
They work for me. They might work for you...