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Image/Animation Viewers

Viewing Images

If you're reading this, you're probably using a web browser which already has the capability to view the GIFs and JPEGs. If not, then you're either using a text-only browser, or a very, very old browser. Even if you want to view the images separately, there are more image viewers for virtually every platform out there than you can shake a very big stick at. Locating them is left as an exercise for the reader.

Viewing Animations

If you have an Amiga, you're in luck - an appropriate viewer will almost certainly be included with the archive (if not, simply download more animations until you find one). Also availableis Set2ANIM, a converter from Moviesetter to ANIM format.
Richard Mulder has created two DOS programs - ShowANIM and ShowMVS which will allow you to view ANIM and MovieSetter animations (the vast majority of Eric's animations are in this format), and I've been able to get them working on Windows 98 too. You'll probably need a copy of LHA32 to unpack Amiga Lha archives.
UNIX / Linux
On a UNIX / X Windows box, use Mark Podlipec's excellent xanim, which will cope with ANIMS and moviesetter animations (although without sound).
Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP
Yves Dubois Jr. has produced WinMP, a modified version of Richard Mulder's ShowMVS which runs under Windows and Direct X. You'll probably need a copy of LHA32 to unpack Amiga Lha archives.
Macintosh / OS/2 / Other
You're on your own, I'm afraid - I haven't got any information about viewers for these platforms. You might be able to find a port of xanim, or maybe even an Amiga emulator...

And Finally...

If you have any questions bout finding viewers, file them under 'F' for 'forget it', I'm sick of people asking - if it's not on this page, I don't know it. On the other hand, if you have any helpful hints, I'd love to know so that I can keep this site up-to-date.