My Software

Big changes being made!

FreewareFiles.com was a site on which I used to host a lot of my software (you may have been redirected from there to here).  Some of my apps are still on there.  But since I've been experiencing some problems with that service lately, I've decided to sign up with another cloud provider, put all of my programs on there, and provide links to them to download on this page.


LEGAL DISCLAIMER


The programs provided on this page are free.  Each piece of software is copyrighted and comes with no warranties.  Please use at your own risk.  (Every effort was made to ensure the quality of each application, however.)  If source code is provided, you may modify the program only with my permission; otherwise, I would kindly ask that you not make any changes.



E-MAIL TECH SUPPORT CHANGE

I have shut down my old Yahoo e-mail account, which is where I used to direct people if they had questions or comments about my software.  From now on, please send e-mail to me at ekohl1972@outlook.com instead.


ISSUES WITH SOME GAMES AND BLACK SCREEN
(WHEN SWITCHING TO FULL-SCREEN MODE)

If you had an issue with certain games (Screw Thy Neighbor, Super Pac Munch, or Worms Love Donuts) where they showed nothing but a blank black screen when switching to full-screen mode, scroll down below and download the new updates that fix this problem.



ISSUES WITH MY FREEBASIC APPS AND WINDOWS 10

Please be aware that you might run into some problems if you try to use some of the programs that I've offered below that were written in FreeBASIC with Windows 10.  On my previous Windows 10 machine that was powered by an AMD FX-8350 CPU and a Radeon R9 280X graphics card, it seemed as if the programs "froze" once you got to the main menu.  Nothing happened when I pressed any keys, and trying to exit the program by pressing Esc didn't work either.  Even trying to open up Task Manager to sort out the mess was a pain.  The funny thing is, on my Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi, which is a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet that is also running Windows 10, these problems do not occur.

Your mileage may vary.  I am not sure what is causing these issues, but if I ever find out I will certainly correct the problems if I can and post new versions of the apps here.


(Update: I just upgraded to a new gaming rig with an Intel CPU and Nvidia graphics, and everything seems fine!)


OS X PROGRAMS


I no longer own a Mac mini, but back when I did I ported some of the software I made to OS X.  Click here to download all of it.  An Intel Mac is required, preferably OS X 10.7 or newer.  Here is a list of what is included:



  • Word Search Architect
  • Simple Text Locator
  • Around the World
  • Astrosmack
  • Dagnabbit
  • Starport Defender
  • Alien Sizzle
  • Ninety-Nine
  • Bricks and Bugs

(Bear in mind that I can no longer offer support or upgrades for these programs, unless you have some basic general questions.)



 THE SOFTWARE 

My library is listed below in alphabetical order.



5 x 5 POKER

A poker game where you earn points by creating hands in all directions on a 5 x 5 grid (source code is from QB64).



99

A card game where you must avoid the numeric boundaries at 33, 66, and 99.



ALIEN SIZZLE

A simple game based on an old Apple II game called "Alien Drizzle."



AROUND THE WORLD

A simple version of the game of the same name that you play around a basketball net.



ASTROSMACK

A clone of the game "Astrosmash" found on the old Intellivision game console.



BATTLE TASK 2153

An arcade game similar to Asteroids where you must shoot enemies coming after you before you run out of fuel and laser ammo.



BRICKS & BUGS

A breakout type of game.



CHOPPER ATTACK

An old-school arcade shooter where you destroy helicopters with a turret.


Also available for the OUYA console!  Click the button below to queue it up on your device.




DAGNABBIT

A trick-taking card game similar to Spades.



EKG

A simple graphics demo that simulates the appearance of an EKG.



FB-SNARL

A game that generates mazes you have to wander through before time runs out.



FREE PASCAL AWARI

The first program I ever wrote in Pascal, a game called Awari.  It uses the console window; increase the font size if you need it to be bigger.  (The source code is included, which you can open with the Lazarus editor.)


GRASS

A demo written in Game Maker that simulates a soccer match in an arcade, top-down fashion (not interactive; you simply watch the results).



JELLY SPIDER SMASH

My first UWP app, a game for Windows 10.  Spiders wreak havok on your screen, and the only way to kill them is to click on them.  (Link is to the app store.)

Version 1.01 for Windows 10

If you prefer a standard desktop Win32 version, that's available as well.

Screen shot
Download version 1.01 for Windows


JUXTAPOSE

The game of Connect Four written in Visual Basic.



OPERATION RABBIT ASSAULT

A simple but humorous first-person-shooter where your enemies consist of cartoon bunnies.  Produced with the Game Guru engine.



PB-SHUT

The game of Shut the Box (a dice game).

Note: A bug has been recently found in the latest version of this game.  Watch this space for an update (soon).



SCREW THY NEIGHBOR

A simple but fun card game; try to avoid the lowest card during each round.



SIMPLE TEXT LOCATOR

An easy-to-use utility that allows you to scan a folder for specific pieces of text.



STARPORT DEFENDER

An arcade shoot-em-up.



SUPER PAC MUNCH

A variation on the game of Pac Man.



SUPER SPACE CADET

A text/console-based strategy sim that pays homage to classics like Super Star Trek.



THE SQUEEZE

A game with mechanics similar to Frogger where you have to climb up the "rungs" of a ladder and increase your score by reaching the top (FreeBASIC source code is included).



WHIP IT GOOD

A 2-D emulation of the "Whip It" puzzle from the early 1980s.



WORD SEARCH ARCHITECT

An easy-to-use program that allows you to generate word search puzzles and print them out.



WORMS LOVE DONUTS

A game similar to the classic "Snake" or "Nibbles."



MISCELLANEOUS BASIC PROGRAMS

Various little programs written in either FreeBASIC or QB64.  Use the link below the descriptions to download them all at once.


Linbow.  A graphics demo.

Pixel Pusher.  A graphics demo.
Super Squares.  A graphics demo.
Spectrum.  A graphics demo.
Logical Statement Analyzer.  Analyzes statements consisting of logical symbols/expressions.
Typing Speed Calculator.  Determines how fast you type.

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OLD QUICKBASIC GAMES



These are all MS-DOS applications (you can try running them in DOSBox).  Use the link below the descriptions to download them all at once.

Super Upwards 1.38.  The game of Upwords.
Naval Engagement 1.08.  Battleship game.
Deluxe Mastermind 1.7b.  Self-explanatory, don't you think?
Ninety-Nine (99) 1.23.  The card game of 99.
Oh Shit! 1.15.  A bidding card game (similar to Spades).
Oh Rats! 1.15.  Same bidding game, cleaner name.
Whip-It 1.01.  Whip-It puzzle emulator.