Horror of Horrors, Neko98 nearly lost!

Building Neko

It came to my attention that the site in.sert.co.in no longer exists! And worse, that the files on the page are long gone.  Thankfully the internet archive did snag A page from there, but the downloads are all gone!

Thankfully I have a 1TB disk (lol so small now!) and I downloaded the source code, so all is not lost.  I don’t know why I didn’t mirror it before but there you go.  For all the diehard neko fans download the source, and keep hold of it….!

So that being said, I fired up Visual Studio 97 (I knew buying that was a good idea!) and built an i386 Win32 version…  I also rescued the cat sounds, but no luck on the rest of the files.

So once more again, neko has been saved!

17 thoughts on “Horror of Horrors, Neko98 nearly lost!

  1. Hey neozeed, are there any tutorials on how to create your own Neko? I tried it myself, but all of the animations were mixed up, even though I named the .ico files what they should be. :-\

    • I would suspect an icon editor, or a bitmap editor… I actually never really tore neko apart, it was more a ‘oh wow some source, I wonder if it’ll recompile to 64bit?’ type thing.

      I know I’m really bad about hit & run projects, but there is just so many interesting things out there, and so little time… lol

      • Icons aren’t just bitmaps, they have a slightly different format, as does the icl format. Back in the day you could use the old shareware program microangelo to edit them. win10 will open ico files in MSPaint, but I have no idea if it will save the format properly.

    • Yes the old icon libs don’t work, actually I’ve never really looked into it.

      You need to check the ‘always on top’ option to get Neko to draw correctly. I did recently re-compile Neko with Visual Studio 2015, although I ran into some issues with dragging Neko which caused it to crash. Although I’m unsure if it’s ever worked going to these newer versions.


      I should make an installer, and all that jazz.

  2. OMG hopefully this isn’t dead yet!
    I really could use some help with downloading and running my neko with my windows 8 laptop, but I am pretty confused with how to do it. I managed to find a fan page with some of the original things I suppose, I downloaded the 98 version and tried running it here, it kinda worked but I couldn’t change the images directory.
    I would love to get some help D:

  3. Hiya!
    I want to download the source code and sounds but apparently the links in the post are all dead 🙁
    Can you reupload them somewhere?

      • Just went through some old files. I have Nekoimages.zip, cat sound and dog sound if you want them. Drop me a line if you want to mirror them somewhere.

        • I downloaded all the files offered and I STILL can’t change the Neko images. It keeps saying the file doesn’t have enough icons, and it must have at least 32 icons. Help! I want to change the characters and have several different ones!

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