These are the viewers I've come across on the web, with links
to either their location or, if they're on one of the pages
in the KiSS links, to said links list.
I've skipped the truly old and/or exotic ones, but this list is
The explanations under this section are very simplistic, and intended for first-time KiSS fans who downloaded a set and an archived viewer, and don't know what to do next. (We've all been there. At least I have.) They're rather PC-centric, so anyone who wants to contribute howtos for other systems/OS's, see the bottom of this page for the address to mail to.
If it says "Bugs: none known" under a viewer, this doesn't meant the
viewer has no bugs! It means I haven't seen any bugs - probably because I
can't run the viewer myself - and haven't heard of bugs from other users.
PlayFKiSS's buglist is very long, partly because it's one of the most
frequently used KiSS viewers, so bugs are quickly discovered.
There is sometimes little difference between "bug" and "idiosyncracy",
because either means "non-standard viewer behaviour" and it's sometimes
quite uncertain what the standard behaviour should be. The fix-related
mouse-event "bugs" in PlayFKiSS came from a misunderstanding of the
translated FKiSS specs, and as such were not mistakes in programming!
Generally, I call something a bug if it would be changed in a next version
(if any) of the viewer, and an idiosyncrasy if it goes against (F)KiSS logic
as I perceive it, or if it's entirely standard but still unusual.
The buglists are not complete, nor have the bugs been exhaustively
tested. Additions and/or corrections welcome.
Did I make mistakes or miss anything? I'm sure I did. Please mail
comments and corrections to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the word
"gatch" or "kiss" in the subject line to get past the spam filter.