Links: Downloadable Software
Downloading in general
-- Part of CNet. A good place
to start if you're looking for something (anything) that can be downloaded.
-- A great plain text editor, especially if you do any programming. I keep finding another useful feature--"it does that too!" The demo is free and only reminds you to buy it on startup and when you save. (I paid for it because I thought it was a great piece of software.)
-- A fantastic program to create flow charts and diagrams. The demo is limited in the number of objects you can include in a single chart.
-- An excellent website authoring tool. It's "careware", which is monetarily free). Version 5.0 has recently been rewritten in Java, though I'm still rather partial to 4.0.
- Xenu Link Sleuth
-- A free link checker for you website. This handy tool will tell you which links on which pages are broken or being redirected.
Games: freeware, demos, and shareware:
- Backgammon -- By JellyFish
and built on a very effective neural network.
I have the Light 3.5. This isn't like playing your grandma.
Bend over and prepare to be shafted. Repeatedly.
- Spiderweb Software
-- Home of the Exhile and Nethergate shareware games:
massive RPGs. What they lack in flashy effects, they make up for in
map size and witty text. (I bought the whole Exhile trilogy. Great buy!)
- Dink Smallwood
-- A fun freeware RPG game, formerly commercially-released. (As Betrayal at Krondor was.)