WinFile comes back from the dead.

WinFile!

Yes, this WinFile.  So Microsoft apparently went through their Windows NT 4.0 source code tree from 2007, and decided to pull this tool out, and send it out into the world.  It’s available in a ‘original’ version, and a ‘v10’ version which includes the following enhancements:

  1. OLE drag/drop support
  2. control characters (e.g., ctrl+C) map to current short cut (e.g., ctrl+c -> copy) instead of changing drives
  3. cut (ctrl+X) followed by paste (ctrl+V) translates into a file move as one would expect
  4. left and right arrows in the tree view expand and collapse folders like in the Explorer
  5. added context menus in both panes
  6. improved the means by which icons are displayed for files
  7. F12 runs notepad or notepad++ on the selected file
  8. moved the ini file location to %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\WinFile
  9. File.Search can include a date which limits the files returned to those after the date provided; the output is also sorted by the date instead of by the name
  10. File.Search includes an option as to whether to include sub-directories
  11. ctrl+K starts a command shell (ConEmu if installed) in the current directory; shfit+ctrl+K starts an elevated command shell (cmd.exe only)
  12. File.Goto (ctrl+G) enables one to type a few words of a path and get a list of directories; selecting one changes to that directory. Only drive c: is indexed.
  13. UI shows reparse points (e.g., Junction points) as such
  14. added simple forward / back navigation (probably needs to be improved)
  15. View command has a new option to sort by date forward (oldest on top); normal date sorting is newest on top

Which is quite the list of things to add to the old WinFile.

You can find the source & binaries on github.

So the source code to the Macintosh port of System Shock was just released

It’s the ‘classic’ MacOS. And it requires Code Warrior 10 to build. Apparently its for the PowerPC only, although I haven’t tried to compile it yet, as I foolishly just upgraded to 10.5 on my PowerPC, which of course has no classic support.

Source code is on github, here.

It’s a nice present from Night Dive studios.  I know that many people are mad at their reboot being consumed by feature bloat, but at least they aren’t going down into obscurity.

As always, enjoy!

Source code to EXXOS / ERE Informatique Captain Blood not exactly released

It’s no secret that I always was fascinated with the 1988 game Captain Blood.  Last time I played it through was when I’d modified it to run with a virtual floppy drive on an Amiga 600.  While the game had been ported to numerous 8 bit and 16 bit platforms, it basically vanished into the haze that was French 80’s SciFi body horror.

But then I saw this tweet:

And sure enough I grabbed a copy of the IIGS emulator KEGS32, the ROM, an OS disk, and booted up System 6.0.1 after putting the OS disk into slot S7D1. I then mounted up the source code diskette found at brutaldeluxe.fr

Captain Blood source code release

Great right?

Well it’s a bunch of assembler files.  Ok, so when I try to open one from System 6.0.1 I get this:

Corruption

So not giving up just yet, I loaded up a program called CiderPress that can read the IIGS disk image files, and using that I was able to extract the source.

CiderPress extraction

And then I saw this gen scattered in the ASM files that were.. well honestly pretty bare of any comments.  Or sane labels.

TFBD generated externals

Which of course is the output from The Flaming Bird Disassembler, a product of Brutal Deluxe, aka where this ‘source’ came from.  Although apparently it can be re-assembled into a working executable, as Antoine had fixed it so the mouse used toolbox calls for the mouse for ROM 03.

I put the source code online in CVS.  Although I don’t think many people would care, as it’s reversed and VERY terse.

cflow

This is just me rambling……

Anyways I was looking at some source, and instead of me trying to make heads or tails of it, it’d be more fun to have the machine try to do so, and in this endeavor I thought I’d try cflow.

So let’s try something terribly simply, like the fortune program from Unix 32v:

#include stdio.h

char line[500];
char bline[500];

main()
{
double p;
register char * l;
long t;
FILE *f;

f = fopen("/usr/games/lib/fortunes", "r");
if (f == NULL) {
printf("Memory fault -- core dumped\n");
exit(1);
}
time(&t);
srand(getpid() + (int)((t>>16) + t));
p = 1.;
for(;;) {
l = fgets(line, 500, f);
if(l == NULL)
break;
if(rand() < 2147483648./p)
strcpy(bline, line);
p += 1.;
}
fputs(bline, stdout);
return(0);
}

This is a simple program, to say the least.  So running cflow gives me this:
# cflow fortune.c
main() :
fopen()
printf()
exit()
time()
srand()
getpid()
fgets()
rand()
strcpy()
fputs()

Simple, right?  Now let’s add in the C pre-processor, and add in the 32v include paths….
# cflow --cpp='/usr/bin/cpp -nostdinc -I../../include -I../../include/sys -I.' -n fortune.c
1 main() :
2 fopen()
3 printf()
4 exit()
5 time()
6 srand()
7 getpid()
8 fgets()
9 rand()
10 strcpy()
11 fputs()

OK same thing, I can’t say I was expecting anything else.  But now let’s add in libc:
# cflow --cpp='/usr/bin/cpp -nostdinc -I../../include -I../../include/sys -I.' -n fortune.c ../libc/gen/*.c ../libc/stdio/*.c
1 main() [main () at ../libc/gen/ttytest.c:2]:
2 fopen() [struct _iobuf fopen (file, mode) at ../libc/stdio/fopen.c:5]
3 printf() [printf (fmt, args) at ../libc/stdio/printf.c:3]:
4 exit()
5 time()
6 srand()
7 getpid()
8 fgets() [char *fgets (s, n, iop) at ../libc/stdio/fgets.c:4]
9 rand() [rand () at ../libc/gen/rand.c:9]
10 strcpy()
11 fputs()
12 ttyname() [char *ttyname (f) at ../libc/gen/ttyname.c:17]:
13 isatty() [if (isatty (( & _iob[1]) _file)) at ../libc/stdio/flsbuf.c:24]:
14 gtty() [gtty (fd, ap) at ../libc/gen/stty.c:13]:
15 ioctl()
16 fstat()
17 open()
18 read()
19 strcpy()
20 strcat()
21 stat()
22 close()

Isn’t that cool?  Now what does the kernel do?

I went ahead and renamed the main function call in the 32v kernel so that way it doesn’t mesh the main’s but here is the call flow:

    # cflow --cpp='/usr/bin/cpp -nostdinc -I../../include -I../../include/sys -I.' -n  fortune.c ../libc/gen/*.c ../libc/stdio/*.c ../sys/sys/*.c
1 main() [main () at ../libc/gen/ttytest.c:2]:
2 fopen() [struct _iobuf fopen (file, mode) at ../libc/stdio/fopen.c:5]
3 printf() [printf (fmt, args) at ../libc/stdio/printf.c:3]:
4 exit() [exit (rv) at ../sys/sys/sys1.c:343]:
5 closef()
6 plock()
7 iput()
8 xfree() [xfree () at ../sys/sys/text.c:127]
9 acct() [acct () at ../sys/sys/acct.c:51]:
10 plock()
11 compress()
12 writei()
13 prele()
14 memfree()
15 wakeup()
16 setrun()
17 swtch() [swtch () at ../sys/sys/slp.c:417]:
18 save() [if (save (u u_ssav)) at ../sys/sys/text.c:253]
19 resume()
20 spl6()
21 idle()
22 spl0()
23 srand()
24 getpid() [getpid () at ../sys/sys/sys4.c:120]:
25 fgets() [char *fgets (s, n, iop) at ../libc/stdio/fgets.c:4]
26 rand() [rand () at ../libc/gen/rand.c:9]
27 strcpy()
28 fputs()
29 ttyname() [char *ttyname (f) at ../libc/gen/ttyname.c:17]:
30 isatty() [if (isatty (( & _iob[1]) _file)) at ../libc/stdio/flsbuf.c:24]:
31 gtty() [gtty () at ../sys/sys/tty.c:90]:
32 ioctl() [ioctl () at ../sys/sys/tty.c:102]:
33 getf()
34 fstat() [fstat () at ../sys/sys/sys3.c:18]:
35 getf()
36 stat1()
37 open() [open () at ../sys/sys/sys2.c:80]
38 read() [read () at ../sys/sys/sys2.c:12]:
39 rdwr()
40 strcpy()
41 strcat()
42 stat() [stat () at ../sys/sys/sys3.c:36]:
43 namei() [struct inode namei (func, flag) at ../sys/sys/nami.c:21]
44 uchar() [uchar () at ../sys/sys/nami.c:216]:
45 fubyte()
46 stat1()
47 iput()
48 close() [close () at ../sys/sys/sys2.c:163]

For something more aggressive, check out the QuakeWorld Server, and UAE 0.4

Capstone source archive

I came across this fun page, which has the source code for a variety of games from the now defunct Capstone Software company.

For a while they licensed the build engine to pump out a few games, namely:

Pretty cool!

Corridor 8 was never finished so this is more so in the Alpha stage using many DooM assets.

I haven’t had time to try them out, but I thought I’d share the links as it were.

OpenNT – Windows NT 4.5

(This is a guest post from Tenox)

Just stumbled across this: someone has forked Windows NT 4.0 and created an open source version of it. But wait, forked what? Windows source code doesn’t live on Github. Is it ReactOS? No! Upon some digging, it was apparently born from the leaked source code of NT4.0, some W2K bits and 2003 WRK.

Enter NT version 4.5:

NT45Test-2015-04-27-18-20-37More screenshots here: http://www.opennt.net/projects/opennt/wiki/Screenshots

The main project site: http://www.opennt.net/

Looking at activity the project seems to be alive and well. There is some background information and discussion going on BetaArchive for those interested.

I wonder what Microsoft has to say about this 🙂

So yeah, sourceforge is still down

sourceforge down

Kind of annoying when I wanted to expand something with mingw, and all their download mirrors are… sourceforge.  And since I finally got around to putting Cockatrice on git but where did I put it? sourceforge.

Seems everyone has a good outage from time to time.  What to do?  Trust more of the cloud?

On Saturday 11AM BST the pages and downloads are back online!

Project pages and downloads back online!

Project pages and downloads back online!

re-vamping source code cvs depot

I think it is kind of funny in a way I had set up unix.superglobalmegacorp.com years ago, but moved hosts a few times, and it broke all the CGI functionality.  But all the static pages still worked, so when googling around for internal stuff related to Quake, I would actually find my old site in the top five.

#5 for Sys_FileOpenWrite

#5 for Sys_FileOpenWrite

So, I thought I’d take some time, and get it working again.  I use two programs CVSweb, and src2html.

CVSweb let’s you easily explore multiple revisions, do comparisons between the versions, and just look all around great. I keep a copy of the following:

  • Net/2 This also includes Net/2 derived OS’s 386BSD 0.0 and 0.1, and NetBSD 0.8/0.9
  • DOOM Includes, Heritic, and Hexen
  • truecrypt, the popular disk encryption tool
  • Synchronet the BBS software for MS-DOS, OS/2, Win32 and Linux/BSD
  • Quake, the popular game from iD.
  • QuakeWorld, the multiplayer version of Quake
  • Quake II, the successor to Quake.

I also like how the src2html program parses out the code so you can search for symbols in the code.  However src2html works with static versions of the code, not CVS, so I selected various programs to be available, some from above, and:

So it may not be worth much to most users, but when looking to see how various code works, it’s really useful.  Of course none of this compares to Visual Studio’s search database, but google has to learn from somewhere.

I should also point out that upgrading perl as part of a move from Debian 7 to Debian 8 broke CVS web.  Thankfully the NetBSD folk had a simple 2 line fix!

— cvsweb.orig 2013-12-24 09:58:09.333520125 -0500
+++ cvsweb 2013-12-24 09:58:50.222171067 -0500
@@ -1194,7 +1194,7 @@

General options


EOF
– for my $v qw(hidecvsroot hidenonreadable) {
+ for my $v (qw(hidecvsroot hidenonreadable)) {
printf(qq{\n},
$v, $input{$v} || 0);
}
@@ -2953,7 +2953,7 @@
print ”
\n”;

print ‘‘;
– if (defined @mytz) {
+ if (@mytz) {
my ($est) = $mytz[(localtime($date{$_}))[8]];
print scalar localtime($date{$_}), ” $est
(“;
} else {

So it’s working again.

I saw this git/Unix archive mentioned on TUHS

And I thought that I should broadcast it to the world. Diomidis Spinellis has gone through the hard work of going through all the old legacy Unix source code, making it easily available here.  Even more fun it to just find somewhere with a couple of GB free, and clone it!

git clone https://github.com/dspinellis/unix-history-repo

With that done, you can then ‘check’ out the repo from any of the major releases and get the source!  For example to see 4.4 BSD, you would type in:

cd unix-history-repo
git checkout BSD-4_4

Pretty cool!

And it goes up to FreeBSD 10.0.1  Release tags are:

  • Epoch
  • Research-V1
  • Research-V3
  • Research-V4
  • Research-V5
  • Research-V6
  • BSD-1
  • BSD-2
  • Research-V7
  • Bell-32V
  • BSD-3
  • BSD-4
  • BSD-4_1_snap
  • BSD-4_1c_2
  • BSD-4_2
  • BSD-4_3
  • BSD-4_3_Reno
  • BSD-4_3_Net_1
  • BSD-4_3_Tahoe
  • BSD-4_3_Net_2
  • BSD-4_4
  • BSD-4_4_Lite1
  • BSD-4_4_Lite2
  • BSD-SCCS-END
  • 386BSD-0.0
  • 386BSD-0.1
  • FreeBSD-release/1.0, 1.1, 1.1.5
  • FreeBSD-release/2.0 2.0.5, 2.1.0, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.6.1, 2.1.7, 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.7, 2.2.8
  • FreeBSD-release/3.0.0, 3.1.0, 3.2.0, 3.3.0, 3.4.0, 3.5.0
  • FreeBSD-release/4.0.0 4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.2.0, 4.3.0, 4.4.0, 4.5.0, 4.6.0, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7.0, 4.8.0, 4.9.0, 4.10.0, 4.11.0
  • FreeBSD-release/5.0.0 5.1.0, 5.2.0, 5.2.1, 5.3.0, 5.4.0, 5.5.0
  • FreeBSD-release/6.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.2.0, 6.3.0, 6.4.0
  • FreeBSD-release/7.0.0, 7.1.0, 7.2.0, 7.3.0, 7.4.0
  • FreeBSD-release/8.0.0, 8.1.0, 8.2.0, 8.3.0, 8.4.0
  • FreeBSD-release/9.0.0, 9.1.0, 9.2.0
  • FreeBSD-release/10.0.0, 10.1.0