The GNU Talk Filters are filter programs that convert ordinary English text into text that mimics a stereotyped or otherwise humorous dialect. Some of these filters have been in the public domain for many years, but here they are provided as a single integrated package. The filters include austro, b1ff, brooklyn, chef, cockney, drawl, dubya, fudd, funetak, jethro, jive, kraut, pansy, pirate, postmodern, redneck, valspeak, and warez. This package provides the filters both as individual executables and collectively as a C library, so they can be easily embedded in other programs.
u6edit is a world editor for Ultima 6. With u6edit, you can create, modify, and delete objects; manipulate containers, via a tree view; edit terrain in place; view all map and object tiles; view tile and palette animation; view book contents; save map and object data; and play your new worlds with Ultima 6. It is a GTK application written in Perl.
Holtz is an implementation of the abstract strategy games Zèrtz and Dvonn from the GIPF project. Zertz is about placing and capturing marbles on a shrinking board. Dvonn is about moving stacks of pieces. The higher the stack, the faster it moves, so the tension increases until the very end. Holtz allows playing locally, over a TCP/IP network, or against a rudimentary AI. It also offers some user hints for an easy start into the game.
Zinc (the Z-machine Including Network Capabilities) allows you to play text adventure games (also known as interactive fiction) either on your own, or cooperatively over a network. It comes with interpreters for two of the most popular interactive fiction file formats--Z-machine games and TADS games. A common problem when playing adventure games is drawing a map of the game world. Seasoned players will be glad to hear that Zinc has a powerful map facility to make this process as painless as possible. Zinc's networking capabilities are possibly unique. They enable several players to work together to try to solve a game.