This page is intended as a collection of all the URLs scattered over the
different pages (except for some link-intensive pages, see bottom of this
page) and a home for the MS-DOS, KiSS and Gatchaman links lists.
Katze/Gatchaman links: these have not stood the test of time, most
- The Gatchaguru Page, a mostly-text,
no-browser-crashing-gimmicks page, linking to scripts, synopses and Katze
- Veronika's Gatchaman Page with, among
other things, summaries for all episodes of the first Gatchaman series.
- Daniela's Gatchaman Page, which
mentions Veronika, has translations of Gatchman II and F episodes.
- As Ang's Gatchaman Links List and the Gatchaman Resource Page seem gone for
good, they have both been replaced by the Gatchaman Goods Home Page
which, although no longer updated, is at least still up.
- The Gatchaman fanfic archive.
- For some pretty art (and half of it mine ^_^), Jacque's
Gatch Tarot page, still accepting submissions.
Gatchaman webring with very few sites.
Gatchaman webring with very few sites, most of them the same as in the first
DOS page URLs:
- DOS -
a list of links, archives and webrings, a number possibly dead, but worth
- Interesting DOS programs: many
programs I always thought you'd need Windows for; useful links.
- Garbo PC collection:
long list of very many programs (I think they're all for MS-DOS).
- The Dos Page -
coincidentally named like mine and also with the same function: reviewing
software for DOS (and Windows 95, most of the time). But, unlike mine, a
download site. Sadly, some reviews are dead links.
- Free Software for DOS
- an almost-all-text site, reviews/downloads of free (for personal use)
- Return to DOS,
succinct, informative. What DOS versions there are, what DOS can do, the main
- Creating DOS
Batch Files, the DOS batch file section of a general programming/scripting
languages site, listing batch file syntax.
- Rob van der Woude's Scripting
Pages: all about scripts, including batch files, for many operating systems.
- The MS-DOS
F.A.Q. to answer all your MS-DOS questions. The English FAQ is gone, this
one is in German.
- The Free DOS Operating System, exactly
what it says; an MS-DOS emulator usually included with Linux distributions, can
also be used alone.
- Download free games on DOS Games
Archive, to quote the site's intro: "It's amazing how far computer games
have progressed. But have you ever felt the urge to take a trip back in time and
relive the games of the eighties and nineties? Well now you can! We have 248 DOS
games in our archive that can be downloaded for free. The games are shareware,
freeware, playable demos and full versions that are released as freeware or into
the public domain."
- Abandonia: a
storehouse for old games, many for DOS, some freeware, most abandonware.
Note: these are all English-language pages; the Japanese sites often have an
English and a Japanese version of the same page, and as the latter might be more
up-to-date, for anyone who knows both languages, it's worthwhile to check out
both versions. For links on how to make KiSS sets, see KiSS info and tutorials.
Storeroom, with KiSS tools for Photoshop.
- Yav's KISekae Set - KISS,
which explains the principle of KiSS through an animated graphic and contains a
table of viewers dating back to the creation of KiSS.
page; tools and viewers programmed by EMK. Has an English and a Japanese
page; the latter is more up-to-date.
Little KiSS page, which has viewers (only for RiscOS machines!), tools,
links to KiSS documentation, a complete FKiSS reference table and a number of
cleverly programmed dolls.
(See also under DOS page URLS.)
Nethack and roguelikes:
- NetHack Wiki
More likely to be kept updated than the Nethack links below. Also has info
on other variants.
- The SlashEm Homepage
As well as hosting the slashem core, this page links to the Nethack
Homepage and many pages of information, spoilers and humour. As the page is
quite old, a number of links are broken.
- Ali's Nethack Page
This is also a list of informative pages and links to other informative
pages and, not to forget, spoofs and cartoons of the game. It's the starting
point I used for collecting spoiler files. "SLASH'EM" goes to the SLASH'EM page,
"Miscellaneous" has links to tilesets.
- Yet Another Nethack Page
Go here for a collection of spoiler files.
- Dark Arts Studio
The GitHub site is gone and the Dark Arts site is back up. This is the site
of the of Clive Crous, maker of the "Vulture's" interfaces. Vulture's Eye and
Vulture's Claw are being merged into a new interface that will also work with
other nethack variants, and will have added graphics. The old binaries are up
again, as is the new source code.
- The RLTiles
A public domain tileset for rogue-like games. Linked to from Ali's page, but
the URL has changed, so I added a separate link for it.
Hacking NetHack: The Game's Best Addons and Plugins! | Maximum PC
A magazine article, so it might not be up forever, showing the different
graphical interfaces available.
- Let's Play Nethack -
So how does one play Nethack? Here is an example with screencaps showing the
original ASCII interface.
- My Nethack
Another example of how to play the game, in the form of a jocularly written
account of one long-time player's ascension.
PlanetFargo Presents: Spyke Johnson: Ascii Archaeologist(And his little dog,
An extremely whimsical account, with text balloons added. The site is gone,
the link points to a snapshot in the Wayback Machine.
Maniac's Ascension Guide (3.4.2)
Helpful tips for not just playing the game, but trying to win.
Ipenburg's Nethack Tourist Guide
Specific instructions for playing as a Tourist.
- It is not so easy to
open this tin.
An alternate game, What Fools These Mortals: play as your
- Which Nethack Monster Are You?
More humour, in the form of a quiz.
- The Lighter
Side of rec.games.roguelike.nethack
Humorous posts, archived. A must-read when having died YASD (Yet Another
- Slash'EM Extended
- NetHack Wiki
If SLASH'EM wasn't enough, here's a new variant with even more features.
A site that tries to list and provide links for all "roguelikes" both
abandoned and actively maintained; many dead links, of course, but still a
According to the notice on its main page, much of the content of
Dungeondweller was moved to this wiki.
- A Guide to the Dungeons of
A manual and game explanation for Rogue.
Text Files: GAME SOLUTION: Rogue
A "walkthrough" for Rogue, inadvertently recommending "scumsaving". From
this link, it's possible to browse real walkthroughs for, as far as I can see,
text games only (Rogue being the exception) including King's Quest III.
- Necklace of the Eye
A graphical front end used with the game Hydra Slayer, but intended
for any terminal-based roguelike, including Rogue.
- Crawl Wiki
Quote: "This is a community-edited encyclopedia for the open source
roguelike game Dungeon Crawl, focusing on the actively developed Stone Soup
Morrowind and other Elder Scrolls games:
- The Elder Scrolls
Bethesda's official Elder Scrolls site with patches for and information
about all games, and official Morrowind plugins. There used to be a freebie
download of Arena, the first game in the Elder Scrolls series, Morrowind being
the third; but since Bethesda is now at the fifth game and has both redesigned
the site and published several collections that include both Arena and a patched
Morrowind plus Tribunal and Bloodmoon, I can no longer find either the patches
or the Arena download. The plugins are not under "Downloads" but under
- The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages: Morrowind
A fan wiki about Morrowind and its many characters, with screenshots. Check
the entry on Hisin
Deep-Raed. (Or don't; since the Morrowind Overhaul Project, the funny
caption has gone.) Also has links to some vital mods, like Better Bodies.
- Psychodog Studios:
Better Bodies (on Morrowind Modding History)
The place to pick up Better Bodies V2.2, to replace those ugly wooden-doll
bodies with more realistic ones. The Psychodog site has gone, the mod is
preserved on TESNexus and Morrowind Modding History.
- Sabregirl's Morrowind Mods
This is the site for people who love beast races and especially custom beast
races. Here I downloaded Better Bodies for Beasts, which is not in the Better
- LizTail's mods
(LizTail Studios has gone)
On its Projects page, this site had an alternative to Better Bodies for
Beasts: New Beast Bodies and the Unique Shadow Pack. These have changed textures
as well as meshes. These mods have since been reuploaded on Morrowind Modding
History along with improved BB meshes and other things.
- TESNexus (replaces
Planet Elder Scrolls):
Has many mods. You have to register to download any file over 2MB.
Fortunately, the Portrait of Crassius Curio (painted by a Russian artist, then
processed into a mod) is under the size limit.
- Morrowind Modding History (replacing
the vanished Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal):
Doesn't need registration. As the name suggests, it's dedicated to
preserving the mods of disappearing webpages. And although I designate it a
replacement of the Elric M. page for its friendly download policy (no
superfluous "download managers" or compulsory registrations), many mods on it
were rescued from Planet Elder Scrolls.
- Emma's Elder Scrolls Site
Companion mods! Beautiful face packs and her own NPC Replacer to give NPCs
unique faces using these packs. Also mods from Kateri (Ashlander companion
Julan), Grumpy (author of the customizable companion script), Vorwoda (Decius
and Hippolyta) and others, and the joint project "Children of Morrowind". Little
- Telesphoros' List
Only one of the pages listing Morrowind mods, but very extensive and well
organized. A good place to find out about all the mods out there. My only beef
is that it links to downloads on Planet Elder Scrolls (all of which links
are now dead), so I have to Google to see if a particular mod is downloadable
- BTB's Morrowind Mod List
Not as extensive as the one before it, but starts with some must-have mods.
Focused on replacements and fixes. I love the way this page is written. And now
that Unforgotten Realms - Gorg's Morrowind Mods is gone, this is the only
site in my links list that points to the place to find Better Heads - on the
Planet Elder Scrolls site. Which is now also gone. In fact, the links on
this page may be considered dead, but I'm keeping it for its information.
- Morrowind.BonusWeb.cz -
Unofficial Czech fansite
Let's just hope I translated that right! Mostly in Czech, but with some
quirky plugins like "Daughters of Almilia" and "Creeper's Pad". This is where I
found the "strip" plugins with which I hoped to counteract merchants' habit of
donning sold armour. They didn't work, but they did give me the info needed to
write my own plugin to accomplish this.
The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes and Idioms
What recurring themes ("tropes") can be found in the Elder Scrolls games.
Of course this site has been around for a long time, but I noticed it just
recently for its "make-your-own" kits, to make your own custom paintings and
wall hangings. Hmm. Just like the Sims. Lore-breaking anime images, here I come.
It also has some useful guides, and a link to the list below. Update: it went
down in 2012; the link is from the Wayback Machine, and the downloads don't
work, as they were hosted on another site that went down, but this preserved
copy of the site may help to find them elsewhere.
Modding on a $0 budget
A list of freeware that can be used to make Morrowind mods, mostly paint and
This appears to be a more recent page. It has maps, mods and tools.
- Sorcha Ravenlock's
This link is included for the porcelain white and blue retextures of
Morrowind architecture. The download buttons point to the now defunct Elric
Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal site, but I'm sure they can be
found on mod collection sites that are still up.
- Calislahn.com: Elder
Mods for Morrowind and Oblivion; home of the portable bedroll.
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Downloads
Information/download site for Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim. Has some
An open-source game engine that aims to replace Morrowind.exe so that owners
of a Morrowind CD can play its game contents on Windows, Linux and (Intel-)Mac,
with no Steam account or CD in the drive. A work in progress.
These are BL game links, so for 18 and up:
- Yaoi Games - an English/Russian site
(native language: Russian) with galleries for most BL games (to prove my boast
that BL art is generally gorgeous) and some game info; however, loads slowly. If
the English links don't work, try the Russian ones.
- Takuyo - the site of the company
that made Fragrance Tale.
- Langmaor - the site of the company
behind Enzai, Zettai Fukuju Meirei and other titles.
- Boy's Love Games
headquarters - an extremely informative English site on BL games, with
reviews and a helpful links section.
- Prince of Darkness -
once a Japanese Fragrance Tale fansite with fanart and comics, now only
has a walkthrough. The other fansite listed here, 75 RPM, has
- ?????? - a ZFM
fanpage in Japanese, with descriptions of all characters and a walkthrough. The
options have been reordered to show the quickest route to success, so to use it,
either have Japanese fonts installed to be able to match the options shown in
the walkthrough to those in the screen, or - as I did - pull the page through a
web translator and make intelligent guesses which option is being shown when.
The site of the SameGame clone for Windows, Clickomania.
- PipeWalker HomePage
This page has the latest version of PipeWalker's source code, and the
binaries for Windows. (Older versions for Linux can be installed from
- Mathematical Puzzles
A small site of puzzle games where I found Boxworld under
The new way to get Oberon Media games. Previously called Acer
Gamezone; automatically reroutes the old site link to the new site. It looks
like a carbon copy of Casual games (formerly Oberon Media) which has now
merged with it, leaving only this site.
- Games voor Iedereen.nl
Yet another way to get Oberon Media games, especially in the Netherlands.
Warning: they're translated in Dutch and the translations may suck. Their games
are for download or sold in shops; in the latter case, installing a game means
demo games are installed alongside it (as with Break For Games, see above).
Big Fish Games
A site for older Oberon Media games that the main site no longer carries.
See also GameHouse below.
The site of one of the game-making companies, now working with
Big Fish Games.
A possibly new Dutch site with translated Oberon Media games, selling
downloads from the site or games on CD via shops, the latter with a pleasantly
clutter-free install. They also sell The Sims III and IV, and have game sections
for PC, console and Android.
A way to get older games, see also Big Fish Games
above. It is possible to buy games through the FunPlus membership (play all
games online without restrictions, one free game a month), or with just the free
account. It has most of the old games that CasualGames dropped, plus really
vintage titles like the original Luxor and TradeWinds games, although searching
the site also brings up titles that are no longer offered. The site regularly
has discounts and "free game of the day" offers which, of course, are expired by
the time I see them. Not only does it have the oldest and newest PC games, it
also has games for Mac (not sure which OS/version) and makes special mention of
games that work with Windows 8 touchscreens.
- Firefly Studios
Main site of the game company that made Space Colony, although their other
games are mostly in a medieval setting.
The most thorough fansite I could find. Descriptions, tips, walkthroughs,
links (most of them, sadly, dead) and a PDF on how to use the campaign editor.
- Wild Divine: The Art &
Science of Balanced Living
Makers of Journey to the Wild Divine, they no longer carry the
original games, but have combined them into an updated new game. They also sell
biofeedback relaxation courses, and have a forum and online world.
Fat Chicks - The Journey to the Wild Divine Review
A better, more thorough review of both Wild Divine games.
- The No BS guide to Wild divine and Wisdom Quest
Another good review.
This site used to have a demo app requiring a different biofeedback device,
the Emotiv EPOC consumer headset. Now it just shows under Application Showcase,
button: Games (scroll way down) that you can use it to play World of
- NeuroSky - Brainwave Sensors for Every
NeuroSky makes biofeedback devices and also sells games for them. The games
are more of the casual puzzle type than the "mystic experience" games of Wild
Divine and Emotiv. (I haven't bought or tried these.)
- Institute of HeartMath
Site of the emWave2 and HeartMath Sensor, two devices for people who just
want biofeedback without a game. (Link included for relevance, I have no
personal experience with either.)
- BCInet - Redefining human interaction
This company doesn't make games, but does make brainwave sensors intended
for a wide range of purposes, including the playing of games (and not the
meditative type, either). I found this link while looking for information on
OCZ's NIA (Neural Impulse Actuator) Game Controller.
This is broken - a page for consumer stuff that doesn't work.
This is the post about the badly designed jack in HP laptops.
- On tweakers.net
, a thread (in Dutch) on the faults of the HP Scanjet 4670.
- The Notebook Hinge Crack blog - more
dirt on badly designed HP laptops, especially the hinge problem. This blog seems
to have gone (confirmation: "This domain name expired on Sep 16 2011 09:08PM."),
the only proof it ever existed is this WayBack Machine snapshot.
Here is a new one: HP notebook
hinge crack in in Jacksonville, Fl and a site on how to fix the hinge: Indestructible repair for the broken HP DV-9000 laptop hinge &
- eeeuser.com - real tips
& tricks on the Asus EEE PC, found in the wiki and forum. The main page
announces the releases of new models. Update 2013: it seems to be undergoing a
major overhaul, with much information gone and waiting to be rewritten in wiki
How to Repair a TouchPad, TrackPoint or External Notebook Mouse - click on
"Acer Travelmate 800", right at the top, to see the board that needs to be
replaced when the touchpad mouse buttons start to act funny. Oh, and ignore any
ads about "impotence reducers" showing up on the page.
: will read files
off ext2, ext3 and ext4 partitions under Windows up to W7, but must be run in
WinXP compatibility mode.
Ext2Fsd: mounts ext2, ext3
and ext4 partitions read-only in Windows, after which they can be accessed by
Windows Explorer until next reboot.
University of Huddersfield Repository:
NTFS Permissions Browser: a utility to view ACLs from the built-in Windows
Console started by running MMC.EXE. I'm not sure I ever got it to work.
Reporter: has a free (older) and paid version. The free version ran rather
slowly on my computer, precisely because of the file permission problems I
wanted it to help me investigate.
SRW Iron: a
version of Chromium (itself a version of Google Chrome) which doesn't track the
user's surfing behaviour. The site is originally in German and has incidental
Grow-openSUSE-12-3 wallpaper: where to find the original design
of the default wallpaper for openSUSE 13.1 that went missing from openSUSE 13.2.
Recuva is a
free file undeletion program with a paid "pro" version, that I bought bundled
with CCleaner from the same makers.
My Files 5 is a shareware file recovery program that does in-depth scanning
for lost files.
Remo Recover 4.0 is very similar to Recover My Files
but, after no longer being sold by Software Shelf, is only found under
misleading names at sites like these.
GSA File Rescue 1.07 is nagware
that doesn't recover deleted files, but rather attempts to recover files from
- The NCH software site where I
found the great sound editor/converter, Wavepad.
- TUGzip is the best
utility I've found to uncompress all the different kinds of Morrowind mod
archives. It's also skinnable. However, as of 2008 it's no longer maintained.
- 7zip is an archiver for
zip files and various Unix archive types, and a near-universal unarchiver for
Windows, lacking only ACE support. It comes in 64-bit and 32-bit versions.
- PeaZip is a new player
in the archives field, decompressing more than 150 formats (according to its
homepage; I didn't count) including ACE if you download the plugin. It works on
any Windows version from XP to 8, 32-bit and 64-bit, and can also securely
delete files, but has a special way of creating/updating archives which must be
adhered to, or unexpected file deletion may result.
- Visual BCD Editor -
Windows 7/Vista is a freeware tool to examine and optionally edit the BCD.
- Multibooters, Vista Dual and
Multibooting - Cloning Vista: information on how to dual-boot and multiboot
Vista, which is not as easy as it was with the older Windowses, primarily
because of something called the BCD.
- An Examination of the
NTFS Volume Boot Record: precisely what it says, and linking to other
in-depth examinations of the file systems under various Windows versions.
- How To Install Windows 7 To USB External Hard Drive [Must
- How To Install Windows 7 On USB Flash_Hard Drive [Easy Way]
- [Tutorial] Boot Windows 7 from USB hard disk by karyonix
- USB HDD
boot and Windows 7 SP1
Inserting USB Drives: scroll down to the post by user Super Sarge quoting
"The Windows 7 SP1 USB Driver Bug (what it is and how to fix it)".
- 6.1.7601 USB Driver Update
Fix: "This simple utility fixes a Windows 7 and 2008 R2 SP1 update bug
originally reported by 'Enigma256'."
- Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image Downloads: links
to legally downloadable Windows 7 ISOs in several versions/languages.
Microsoft Community: I cannot get my Windows 7 to open it says incorrect
password: the unrecognized password problem under Windows 7.
- AnandTech forums:
Can't login to Windows 7 after running Windows Updates. Password
incorrect???: the unrecognized password problem under Windows 7, with more
solutions and the hint that it may be caused by an update and/or incorrect
- SELinux Project:
GlobalConfigurationFiles: everything I ever didn't want to know about
- Dan Walsh's Blog: The joy of
SELinux relabelling.: fixing SELinux through autorelabel, and when not to do
Relabeling Your Filesystem with SELinux
- Server Fault: How can
I do an SELINUX filesystem relabel without rebooting first?
Deep Silver Accessory: KERNEL PANIC – NOT SYNCING ATTEMPTED TO KILL INIT
FIXED: how SELinux file permissions can cause kernel panics, on CentOS.
- Recursive Search Engine for Linux
and Unix Man Pages by Neo: acl: online database of man pages, showing the
search result for "acl".
- OpenSUSE Forums: Kernel panic on Aspire E1-522 laptop: the
kernel panic caused by using OpenSUSE 13.1 with certain CPUs, solved by updating
to 13.1.16 or later.
Linux and other distro pages:
The main page for the compact, adaptable Puppy Linux and its derivatives.
Smokey01 - Supporting Puppy Linux
My reason for listing this site is the list of Puppy derivative ISO files, including versions
of Puppeee (no longer updated).
Salix - Linux for the lazy Slacker
A lightweight, optionally live-from-USB distro that looks promising for the
Asus eee PC, still maintained.
A wonderfully light Slackware derivative, suitable even for old Pentium
computers, that doesn't seem to install too well to the Asus eee PC. There was a
special version of it called ZenEee or Zeee, but the link to it is dead.
Webconverger - Opensource Web Kiosk PC
Its own description: "Leading Linux-based Web kiosk and Digital Signage
software for public spaces. Free 7 day trial." Here is the direct URL for a download
link and instructions to get it onto USB.
A Linux live CD/USB for older, slower computers, in Spanish, Galician and
KaOS | A lean KDE Distribution
A highly specialized Arch-based KDE distro for 64bit computers. Its
installation ISO (can be burned to DVD or written to USB, and also installed to
USB, but the latter didn't work for me) is also its live-medium image. The live
medium has a recent version of the Calligra suite, but neither Kate nor Kjots.
A specialized Arch-based KDE distro, much like KaOS (its instructions for
installing to USB are identical) but older.
Medical stuff: I would have called this "health", but for the enormous
amount of internet quackery.
- www.dejavu.org - a site emulating old
browsers, to see what a particular webpage would have looked like in, say, the
first ever version of Netscape.
- AnimeCon.nl - the site of J-POP, the
organisation hosting the yearly Dutch anime convention of the write-ups on the
For links on how to make KiSS sets, see KiSS
info and tutorials.
For Sim links, see the
links section of the Sims
For some plant and garden links, see the pages under
Homegrown at the bottom of the Animisc page.
(applies to both this page and abovementioned link-intensive pages)
Frequent visitors may have noticed many dead links in my pages. This has three
reasons. Firstly, I simply don't check my links very often. Secondly, sites can
be temporarily down for many reasons. (I also used to get false "dead links"
because my dialup internet connection was bad, but changing to ADSL has solved
that.) When I come across a link that seems dead, I'll add a "possibly dead"
warning, rather than remove it.
I also don't, generally, ask site owners' permission before linking to their
site. It has come to my attention that Japanese site owners, for one, do expect
this. My apologies to anyone whose site has been linked to against their wish;
if you want a link to your site removed, please mail me. For the moment, I've
decided to link to any site that has also been linked to from elsewhere, without
Lastly, for easier maintenance, I point most links on the site to the relevant
section in this links list.