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45 What is Fractint?




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This article is from the sci.fractals FAQ, by Michael C. Taylor and Jean-Pierre Louvet with numerous contributions by others.

45 What is Fractint?

Fractint is a very popular freeware (not public domain)
fractal generator. There are DOS, MS-Windows, OS/2, Amiga, and
Unix/X-Windows versions. The DOS version is the original version, and
is the most up-to-date.

"Please note": sci.fractals is not a product support newsgroup for
Fractint. Bugs in Fractint/Xfractint should usually go to the authors
rather than being posted.

Fractint is on many ftp sites. For example:

A Guide to getting FractInt by Noel at Spanky (Canada)
http://spanky.triumf.ca/www/fractint/getting.html

DOS

19.6 executable via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors world-wide
http://www.coast.net/cgi-bin/coast/dwn?msdos/graphics/frain196.
zip

19.6 source via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors world-wide
http://www.coast.net/cgi-bin/coast/dwn?msdos/graphics/frasr196.
zip

19.6 executable via FTP from Canada
ftp://fractal.mta.ca/pub/spanky/programs/ibmpc/

19.6 source via FTP from Canada
ftp://fractal.mta.ca/pub/spanky/programs/ibmpc/

(The suffix "196" will change as new versions are released.)

Fractint is available on Compuserve: GO GRAPHDEV and look for
FRAINT.EXE and FRASRC.EXE in LIB 4.

Windows

MS-Window FractInt 18.21 via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors
world-wide
http://www.coast.net/cgi-bin/coast/dwn?win3/graphics/winf1821.z
ip

MS-Window FractInt 18.21 via FTP from Canada
ftp://fractal.mta.ca/pub/spanky/programs/ibmpc/windows/
.zip

MS-Windows FractInt 18.21 source via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors
world-wide
http://www.coast.net/cgi-bin/coast/dwn?win3/graphics/wins1821.z
ip

MS-Windows FractInt 18.21 source via FTP from Canada
ftp://fractal.mta.ca/pub/spanky/programs/ibmpc/windows/
.zip

OS/2

Available on Compuserve in its GRAPHDEV forum. The files are PM*.ZIP.
These files are also available on many sites, for example
http://oak.oakland.edu/pub/os2/graphics/

Unix

The Unix version of FractInt, called "XFractInt" requires X-Windows.
The current version 3.04 is based on FractInt 19.6.

3.04 source Western Canada
http://spanky.triumf.ca/pub/fractals/programs/unix/xfract304.tg
z

3.04 source Atlantic Canada
http://fractal.mta.ca/spanky/programs/unix/xfract304.tgz

XFractInt is also available in LIB 4 of Compuserve's GO GRAPHDEV forum
in XFRACT.ZIP.

"Xmfract" by Darryl House is a port of FractInt to a X/Motif
multi-window interface. The current version is 1.4 which is compatible
with FractInt 18.2.

README
http://fractal.mta.ca/pub/fractals/programs/unix/xmfract_1-4.re
adme

xmfract_1-4_tar.gz
http://fractal.mta.ca/pub/fractals/programs/unix/xmfract_1-4_ta
r.gz

Macintosh

There is "NO" Macintosh version of Fractint, although there may be
several people working on a port. It is possible to run Fractint on
the Macintosh if you use a PC emulator such as Insignia Software's
SoftAT.

Amiga

There is an Amiga version also available:

FracInt 3.2
http://spanky.triumf.ca/pub/fractals/programs/AMIGA/

FracXtra

There is a collection of map, parameter, etc. files for
FractInt, called FracXtra. It is available at

FracXtra Home Page by Dan Goldwater
http://fatmac.ee.cornell.edu/~goldwada/fracxtra.html

FracXtra via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors world-wide
http://www.coast.net/cgi-bin/coast/dwn?msdos/graphics/fra
cxtr6.zip

FracXtra via FTP
ftp://fractal.mta.ca/pub/spanky/programs/ibmpc/
ip

 

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