No longer updated
This site isn't updated and all the software here is quite old and
really only up for historical reasons. If
you are looking for fractal software, please refer to the links page
for links to other projects.
a big update coming to the Fractal software
Our fractal software is undergoing a complete
rewrite. We are porting from the old DOS based Turbo Pascal
7 code to GNU C. The new system is being developed using the
Cygwin and OpenGL/GLUT. This system allows us to write GUI
software that will run in both Windows and X environments.
It also means we'll be using a compiler that can utilize all the
modern CPU instructions-- giving a huge speed increase.
We are not finished with the rewrite yet, but several
fetchers have already been added. One of the coolest is the
addition of multiple precision math, allowing some nearly unlimited
zoom ability. It's slow, but we tested a zoom to lower then
For a little more information, see my page on The
Multiple Precision Mandelbrot Fractal Explorer (MPMFE).
Andrew Que's Fractal software was used to create all
the fractal images on this site. It is a DOS program written
by Andrew Que and is avalibal here with full source code.
If you are new to fractals, I recomend starting with easyer to use
software (see the links page for sources)
There are two versions of the software: one for 256 color
fractal generation and one for 24 bit fractal generation. Both allow
one to zoom into arias of the Mandelbrot fractal set and save the view
as a .BMP image. Added in distribution 1.1 of the 24 bit generator
is the ability to create fractal zoom animation files which can be converted
to AVI files.
To operate the software, consult the manual
This software can be a little confusing because it was mainly written
for my use, so I recommend at least browsing the manual for key functions
NOTE to windows users: You must modify
.PIF settings so the fractal explorer software starts up full screen
or it will not work.
Please contact me and tell me what you think
about this software. I'm cerrious to have some feedback.
Code and software offered "as is".
74F02CE7 963A3B4A 63AD0265 983983B9
||Binary executable of the 256-color fractal explorer
31C49EDF D375BC04 DF72A946 27BA5629
||Binary executable for the 24-bit color fractal explorer
4301B55F 36554B91 04DC64C5 55B96DBF
||Binary executable for zoom file viewer
3219CC12 2C2BE277 930053AB 9BBD0226
||Binary executable to convert zoom file to an AVI video
1FC025BE 440C55CC E1A8B26A DA380924
||Complete pascal source code for fractal exploring software, zoom
viewer and AVI converter
The software is written and compiled in Borland Turbo Pascal
7.0. Portability is questionable because of the use of VESA VGA.
However, this unit could by replaced without too much work.
Pascal translates into C fairly easily. If you're
wanting a C or C++ version of this software, I'd probly help you do the
translation. Contact me if you are intrested.