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Favorite software...

By Ai Hate
Feb 11, 2002
  1. duku

    duku TS Rookie Posts: 41

    At start I was tempted to choose between Photoshop / ArchiCAD / 3dsmax / winamp / irfanview / winRAR / Registry Cleaner...

    ...but I must say my favorite piece of of software is the greatest file manager, without I can't use all other programs, known as Windows Commander. If you didn't use it, try it... and you'll never turn again to Windows Explorer (I did that to 6 of my friends :) ). You can get latest version (5.0, XP compatible) at www.ghisler.com
     
  2. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Posts: 376

    Its just got to be Omnipage pro 11

    No more typing it all out again.
     
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Use these controls to insert vBcode ;)

    It's a couple of programs, but one top the list without a doubt!...

    ERDC (Emergency Repair/Rescue Disk Commander)...

    Got a fault in the registry which leaves you unable to boot without bluescreen; boot up ERDC..
    Locked out of Administrator account; boot up ERDC...
    +tons of other features!

    Under that comes Nero... (Without that I'd have lost so much data that I can't imagine being without it!)

    Next up is WinDVD (2000M)... Looks even better than my old Matrox DVD player!

    And last, GDivX... For DivX ;-)'s :)

    .02$
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    I know I already said Winamp3 and 2.xx being close behind. But I think also my second favorite piece of software is Irfanview. Its small enough to fit on a floppy and has a plugins that will make it open almost every media file you can think of (espically images).
     
  5. B_L_T_W

    B_L_T_W TS Rookie

    Ok i'm not a pro in anything, well ok i do know construction, but as far as software goes i really like the new office xp suite, been having alot of fun with Publisher. Does anyone know some similar programs to Publisher?:p
     
  6. Da Wrecka

    Da Wrecka TS Rookie

    Sonic Adventure 1 and 2.

    You didn't specify a platform, did you? :p
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    Winamp

    Winamp3 beta 3 is now avaiable for download. It can do some crazy stuff with the 3d Visualizations, although you better have a better card than my GF2MX to get a decent framerate from it.
     
  8. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 72

    Re: Re: Favorite software...

    My favourite game is probably Defenders of Oasis. Its an RPG for the now obsolete Game Gear. Its VERY long, and I've only just completed it. Its ten years old, and has some very dodgy translations and content (if you get injusred you can smoke "herb" to regain HP, or smoke the "holy herb" to recover even more. Various other drugs do other things). All battles are turn based, and you only see one character (out of your party which eventually becomes four), but despite this I really liked it.

    I recently picked it up at a part I just couldn't get through and found out why on a walkthru on the internet. The ending sequence was typically trashy but I was pleased to finish the game at least.

    Its ten years old, but still better than most RPGs around now!
     
  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I like DOS. Sorry, I use Windows ME and it kind of runs on top of it...
     
  10. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 321

    Re: Winamp

    now, i''ve been wondering all these years... what's the visualization thing for? do anyone really sit in front of their rig and watch these stuff??? i know that it can be fun to make your own vis. (esp if it's a nice one), but i really can't be bothered. just can't find any use for it.
     
  11. B_L_T_W

    B_L_T_W TS Rookie

    Re: Re: Winamp

    Ya, me too. I just don't get the viz thing, i just go for the lite install, because i NEVER use it, same with wmp, just a waste of space.
     
     
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    Re: Re: Winamp

    I like it because it looks cool. Other people like it cause you can stare at it for hours.
    With Winamp3 though just download it and check out the "factory" visulations, they blow most of the winamp 2.xx visulations out of the water.
     
  13. m1066ad

    m1066ad TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I have a ton of lil freeware apps, that I'd be lost, w/o

    powerarchiver (compression utility)
    RJH Extensions (adds right click context menu functionality)
    NoteBrowser (formerly IC3, a useful calendar/note-taking thingie)
    Dariolus (file splitter)
    Scanner2, Spacemonger (graphical displays of hdd usage)
    WordWeb (dictionary, thesaurus)
    CryptEdit (almost as good as MS Word, honest!)
    editor^2 (squared) (notepad replacement)
    2xExplorer, also known as TwinExplorer (explorer replacement)
    File Renamer (just what it says)
    IrfanView (already mentioned in this thread)
    WinDir (saves or prints directory trees)
    DAP
    ICQ
    WinAmp 2.76
    Calc98 (calculator replacement)
    98Lite (of course

    :D )


    just some cute, helpful lil freeware apps, that I find handy
     
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Sometimes I use the vis thing for Winamp - but I play my MP3s from a machine other than my main machine. Plus, whenever my mother-in-law visits she loves to look at it. I download new ones before she makes the trip up here.

    LNCPapa
     
  15. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Re: Re: Winamp

    Ssometimes I think its pointless, "visualisation thing" just suck up your system resources if your pc is slow!
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    Re: Re: Re: Winamp

    I disagree. It looks good, and if you are just relaxin in your room listening to music drinking a beer or something its kind of cool to have it displaying all kinds of cool stuff on your screen.

    I agree on resoures though, but in the above senario you aren't going to be using your PC at this time anyway.
     
  17. Ravellidar

    Ravellidar TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I like my virus scanner :) It's Norton. Its caught a few pesky things trying to come through and thats enough to give me a little heightened sense of security :)
     
  18. m1066ad

    m1066ad TS Rookie Posts: 16

    AVG is free. I don't like Norton, or McAfee:dead:
     
  19. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    Favourite Software

    mIRC32.exe

    With scripts you can command the programme to do almost anything :D

    Notepad.exe

    Best :)
     
  20. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

  21. CptSiskoX

    CptSiskoX TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Well my favorite one is Xteq X-Setup http://www.xteq.com (I am a member of Xteq Systems). I began using X-Setup when it was at version 4.0 a few years ago and I sent in some suggestions - which were replied to and implemented. I began talking to the main programmer (now a good friend of mine) and he asked me to join the team because of my support, tips, ideas and so forth - and I did. X-Setup has gone from 20,000 users to almost a million in just a few short years. I really got the word out to users and sites, newsgroups, and so forth about it. We won the ZDNet award (see here: http://members.aol.com/axcel216/x-award.htm#XA ) and we have some good reviews: http://www.xteq.com/products/xset/awards.html (inclduing a review from 3DS <grin>). It's the official tweaking utility/powertoy of http://www.lockergnome.com/ and we even have a free SDK on www.xteq.com so that anyone can develop their own plug-ins to use and/or distribute. All of our plug-ins are viewable with Notepad (talk about open source, huh?) so plug-in authors can refer to them for learning etc. It works on Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP. It even is smart enough to hide options that don't apply to your current OS. There are a lot of other cool things you can do with it to increase your security, performance, etc. You can download it of course from http://www.xteq.com/ or any major download site.

    I know this is shameless self promotion - but also remember that X-Setup does -NOT- contain adware, spyware, nagware, etc. It is totally freeware for personal use. It really gives users control over their own OS and settings, and even allows tweaking of many popular programs - office suites, video games, and more. If you haven't tried it out, you might want to think about it. That's all. :)
     
  22. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    I've already got x-setup :D

    Before that I was using the windows registry editor, kinda time consuming because of the size of the database :darth:. plus, i edited the OEM pic and name so that it reflected "eddy05's Ultra Computer" on the System Properties :grinthumb :D
     
  23. CptSiskoX

    CptSiskoX TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Cool. :) I'm using X-Setup 6.2 right now and we will hopefully have a public beta open sometime soon. ( http://www.xteq.com/misc/newsarc.html ) It is my understanding that within a week or two we will have what -might- be (hopefully <g>) the final internal pre-release build before we have our public beta.
     
  24. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    The best part of X-setup is that it's a freeware and no ad pop-up no junk no extras. Perhaps u could include an entry to change HL CD-Keys, I thought of this because one of my friend took my CD-key to play online (I was 56k then, so I gave him), now that I've got broadband, he wanted to use his friend's CD-key so that we can play online at the same time. Maybe u can add an option to change the CD-key :D
     
  25. CptSiskoX

    CptSiskoX TS Rookie Posts: 32

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