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DxWnd v2.05.90 Updated

lwc on 27 Nov 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Special

DxWnd lets you run many applications that default to fullscreen in a window, ideal for games. The program is a Win32 "hooker" program that intercepts and alters the behavior of window messages and APIs. It picks up events and injects code into the configured tasks to run fullscreen programs in a windowed environment while maintaining expected behavior.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR package and extract (using a decompression tools such as 7-Zip Portable) to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch dxwnd.exe.
What's new?
  1. add: [asyncdc.cpp dxhook.cpp gdi32.cpp user32.cpp] preliminary AsyncDC mode
  2. add: [d3dumddi.cpp ddraw.cpp] preliminary W-based fog through OpenAdapter hacking
  3. add: [hd3d7.cpp] W-based fog through transformation matrix hack
  4. add: [helpmsgs.cpp] added decoding of dialog messages CB_*
  5. add: [kernel32.cpp] added wrapper for GetDiskFreeSpaceW
  6. fix: [kernel32.cpp] fixed GetDiskFreeSpaceA/W wrappers now returning unaltered values for CD-Rom drives (0 free space in particular)
  7. fix: [mciwrapper.cpp] handling of different error code after device MCI_CLOSE
  8. fix: [user32.cpp] handling of icon stretching
  9. add: [user32.cpp winproc.cpp] added CONFIRMESCAPE tweak
  10. fix: [winmm.cpp] fixed handling of stretched timers
  11. fix: [CAboutDlg.cpp] fixed the hall-of-fame printout
Latest comments
Special on 2017-03-25 17:18

Who are you? Like if gho the main guy behind DxWnd move over to Github, only then I would consider it an "official" repo, but other wise it seems pretty unofficial to me when a random person sets one up.

What are some of your contributions to DxWnd? Why didn't gho set it up instead?

refack on 2017-04-22 14:53

@Special, I'm just helping gho with the "mechanics" of the mirror. He owns and approves the mirror.

Midas on 2017-07-04 10:04

Tip: no help files are included in recent builds, so it is advised you grab v2_04_10 from Sourceforge which has the most up to date files.

BTW, the GitHub repository mentioned above by refack is currently empty.

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Discord Portable v1.0.9007 Updated

SYSTEM on 26 Nov 2022
  • 281MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Discord is an easy-to-use, video and voice-over-IP program focused on gamers. The program functions with groups, includes high quality audio and maintains low CPU usage. The program also supports text chat, direct messaging, hotkeys, channels, permissions and embedded file exchange. The program integrates privacy settings, themes, streaming mode, notifications and more.

Discord Portable is a portable wrapper for the Discord instant messaging and VoIP program. The program is cross-platform with clients available for Web, Android, iOS, Mac and Linux. Alternatively, there is another wrapper developed by demon.devin.

Although most functions are free, some channel creations include premium features and games can be purchased via an integrated store.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (wrapper: MIT, Discord: freeware)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "setup" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch discord-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamspeak, sPortable, qTox
What's new?

Stella v6.7

lwc on 27 Jul 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by Magibon

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator, allowing you to play Atari 2600 games.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Stella.exe from inside the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder with the argument:
Stella.exe -baseinappdir
OR
Stella.exe -basedir configfolder (replace configfolder with a name of your choice).
What's new? See:
https://stella-emu.github.io/changelog.html

MAME v0.245

lwc on 27 Jul 2022
  • 531MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is a hardware emulator that enables you to play many ancient, long-lost mostly arcade games and even some newer ones.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mame64.exe.

Note: This is just the emulator. You need ROMs which are the actual games to play. You can find a few on MAME's homepage, but you'll need to search online for game ROMs. Put game files in the "roms" directory of MAME, then launch MAME.
What's new? See:
https://www.mamedev.org/
Latest comments
a on 2011-02-01 02:16

latest version is 0.141

Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:10

>a Updated ;)

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:47

brings back good memories - Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, etc

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FCEUX v2.6.4

lwc on 27 Jul 2022
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by PowerCat

FCEUX is a games emulator for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, Famicom Disk System (FDS), and Dendy. It supports NTSC (USA/JPN), PAL (European), and NTSC-PAL Hybrid modes.

Note that to actually play any game with FCEUX you will need ROM images in one of the supported formats, not included with the download.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fceux.exe
What's new? See:
https://fceux.com/web/version.html
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2011-04-29 15:05

This program is now called FCEUX, and version is at 2.1.4a (older version still available on website).

"The concept behind FCEUX is to merge elements from FCEU Ultra, FCEU rerecording, FCEUXD, FCEUXDSP, FCEUXDSP CE, and FCEU-mm into a single branch of FCEU."

http://fceux.com/web/home.html

Not sure about portability though...

Loner on 2012-04-19 17:46

For those of us who check these pages every day to see whats new, this program isn't categorized but from what I've read, I "assume" its a game. The description is very vague to those of us uninitiated.

thepiney on 2012-04-19 22:24

It's really not a game but an emulator similar to Mame and others. You add ROM files and you can play older games on your PC. In this case it's an emulator for NES and Famicom based games.

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ReIcon v2.0

Andrew Lee on 18 Mar 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by klon

ReIcon lets you save and restore your desktop layout. If you frequently change your screen resolution (e.g. to play games or use applications that require a specific resolution), you are probably familiar with the problem of your desktop icons being jumbled into a mess after you switch back to your normal resolution. ReIcon solves this problem by allowing you to save your desktop layout and restore it later with the click of a button (or with the right-click context menu).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ReIcon.exe (32-bit version) or ReIcon_x64.exe (64-bit version).
Latest comments
Pendrive on 2022-03-18 07:12

I like it and think that it can be considered better than similar programs as it offers command-line options, which means one can make the saving of the current icon-layout a set-it-and-forget-it regular scheduled task in task-scheduler.
I'd vote for it but but I have zero rank.

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Clipdiary v5.7

Andrew Lee on 12 Dec 2021

Clipdiary is a clipboard manager that records all data that is copied, making it easy to retrieve any piece of information previously on the Windows clipboard, even after system reboots. The customizable interface and hotkeys make it easy to reference a history of clipboard elements.

The program includes database encryption, application blocklist (both to avoid conflicts with games and security programs) and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch clipdiary-portable.exe
  3. Go through the setup wizard
  4. From the Help menu item, select Activate Free and follow the instructions

Optionally, disable update checking by going into File - Options - General, and unchecking the box next to Check for updates
Similar/alternative apps: Clibor, ArsClip, CLCL, Ditto
What's new? See:
http://clipdiary.com/download.php#whatsnew
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2020-09-18 12:59

Website no longer says anything about free for personal use.

Ennovy on 2020-09-18 15:06

Free personal license: http://clipdiary.com/register.php#free

IanFromBarrie on 2020-09-18 18:12

Thanks, Ennovy. Indeed it continues to be free for personal use, as a small blue link on the right of the download page says. It's an understandable mistake and a rookie move not to read everything on the page, but the "60 day free trial" blares loudly.

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Screenshot Captor v4.41.0

Ennovy on 28 Nov 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2021
  • Suggested by Ehtyar

Screenshot Captor (SC) is a feature-rich image tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing images. While the program is optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention, it also includes multiple sources including games, webcams, and scanners. The program supports photo edition, watermarks, text boxes, arrows, thumbnails, hotkeys, and can export to a host of new and old formats, including sending multiple files to a PDF or animated GIF.

For screenshots, the program supports multiple monitors, is able to capture partial transparency effects, and has a powerful scrolling capture tool. Numerous tools are available to emphasize, diminish, or hide screen elements, such as highlight, blur, and cover.

Sharing is available via automatic or on-demand upload to image hosting services or sending by email. Settings menu allows detailed control of program behavior, menus, automatic functions, and even memory usage.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
What's new? See: https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=3474.0
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

webfork on 2018-06-23 14:09

I just need to say again, good god this has a ton of features. It's far from smooth or intuitive, but if you do a lot with screenshots, you should get acquainted with what this can do.

vmars316 on 2022-04-15 15:55

An Excellent ScreenCapture Gadget , use it a lot !

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Freeciv v2.6.3

billon on 1 Jan 2021
  • 118MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Sam Collett

Freeciv is a single or multiplayer, turn-based strategy game modeled after Civilization™. In this game, each player leads a civilization and fights to become the greatest in the world. You can play with the computer or with other players over the network.

The program is cross-platform with support for Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris and many more.

Alternatively, Freeciv Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR
  3. Move all subfolders contained in $_OUTDIR to the root folder, then delete $_OUTDIR
  4. Launch freeciv-mp-gtk2.cmd, freeciv-gtk2.cmd or freeciv-server.cmd
For info on playing the game, read the Introduction
What's new? See:
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/NEWS
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-05-23 18:54

link: thanks, updated

SYSTEM on 2011-12-16 09:00

Apparently UniExtract got into an infinite loop when I tried to extract the installer. I have edited the instructions a bit.

lintalist on 2015-04-27 12:36

For v2.5.0: I don't think civclient.exe is present anymore and it should now be freeciv-gtk2.cmd or freeciv-gtk2.exe which would start the game.

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The Battle for Wesnoth v1.14.15

billon on 20 Dec 2020
  • 490MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Sam Collett

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against whom none can stand! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. During installation, select "Store userdata in the install location"
  3. After install, copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the application
  5. Launch wesnoth.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.wesnoth.org/start/1.14/
Latest comments
darkest on 2012-02-24 18:07

revering to the version number, that is. (sorry for double-posting)

Napiophelios on 2017-12-03 08:41

Wesnoth @ v1.12.6 : Maintenance Release

shnbwmn on 2018-05-13 16:30

I'm glad that Wesnoth made it to Steam. Hopefully the community will grow and attract more enthusiasts.

On an unrelated note, I still have the Wesnoth 0.8.8 setup file from 2004/05, only 32Mb. A game must be very good if over a decade later it is still endlessly playable :)

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