This article is from the sci.fractals FAQ, by Michael C. Taylor and Jean-Pierre Louvet with numerous contributions by others.
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)
19.6 executable via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors world-wide
19.6 source via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors world-wide
19.6 executable via FTP from Canada
19.6 source via FTP from Canada
(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.
MS-Window FractInt 18.21 via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors
MS-Window FractInt 18.21 via FTP from Canada
MS-Windows FractInt 18.21 source via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors
MS-Windows FractInt 18.21 source via FTP from Canada
Available on Compuserve in its GRAPHDEV forum. The files are PM*.ZIP.
These files are also available on many sites, for example
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
3.04 source Atlantic Canada
XFractInt is also available in LIB 4 of Compuserve's GO GRAPHDEV forum
"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.
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
There is an Amiga version also available:
There is a collection of map, parameter, etc. files for
FractInt, called FracXtra. It is available at
FracXtra Home Page by Dan Goldwater
FracXtra via FTP and WWW from SimTel & mirrors world-wide
FracXtra via FTP