AKFAvatar is a fancy graphical user interface for text oriented applications where an avatar appears on the screen and provides information in a balloon. It also supports recorded audio files. Applications for AKFAvatar can be written in Lua, and there are interfaces for C and Free Pascal. A number of ready-to-use applications and modules are provided, including a text viewer and a module that makes question-answer exercises. For POSIX-compatible operating systems there is a man page viewer and a terminal emulator, which makes it possible to run many existing terminal-based programs in this fancy environment.
DynChap provides an additional pseudo hardware token based authentication layer for PoPToP virtual private networks. The authentication uses the user's mobile phone to generate a hash that needs to be entered along with the user's password in a custom connection dialogue. Upon connecting, the VPN verifies the authenticity of the hash. The hash is generated from a serial (by default 32 printable characters) stored in the J2ME based mobile phone and the current time; the VPN server compares this hash against the serial and current time, minus or plus a small deviation (by default 2 minutes). If the username, password, and hash match, access is granted and the custom dialer is closed, the connection can now be controlled like an ordinary VPN connection.
MathGL is a library for making high-quality scientific graphics under Linux and Windows, fast data plotting and handling of large data arrays, working in window and console modes, and easily embedding into other programs. It has more than 40 general types of graphics for 1d, 2d, and 3d data arrays. It can export graphics to raster and vector (EPS or SVG) formats. It has an OpenGL interface and can be used from console programs. It has functions for data handling and MGL language scripting for simplification of data plotting. It has several types of transparency and smoothed lightning, vector fonts and TeX-like formula drawing, an arbitrary curvilinear coordinate system, and many other useful things.
Necromancer's Dos Navigator is a "Norton Commander" clone. It uses a well known text-mode interface, is highly customizable, and has a lot of features. Its key features are a text editor with syntax highlighting, horizontal/vertical blocks, multiple codepages, undo/redo, bookmarks, powerful searching, and regex; a file viewer with text view, asm/dump/hex edit, raw blocks, header viewer, search, regex, and unlimited filesize; a powerful filepanel with higlighting, VFSs, and filefind with textsearch and regex; a calculator; and more.
Quarters is a strategy game for two players. Although its rules are relatively simple, it still offers some of the same opportunities for skill as in chess. This program was originally conceived in the summer of 1986 during a study of the mini-max algorithm for chess playing computers, and was thus designed to offer some of the same type of strategies. The game was originally written in BASIC, then ported to Turbo Pascal, then to C, and finally to Java. The Java version is not necessarily object oriented, since it is a crude port from the C version.