Floodgap software is released in open source and binary forms for many
Many Floodgap software packages are released under the
Floodgap Free Software License (FFSL); others
may be released under other license agreements, including the GPL. Please read
the license for each package before using.
- Open Source
- TenFourFox: Mozilla Firefox for Power Macintosh and PowerPC
(last update 23 Jan 2018) -- Yes, Mozilla dropped Tiger and PowerPC. Yes, Apple's been screwing
you for years. Here's your chance to fight back: you can now get the world's
most advanced browser right on your beloved Power Mac, maintained by fellow
Power Mac users, endorsed by fellow Power Mac users. It even runs on 10.4.
And it's free. Mozilla Public License open source.
- Classilla, Building A Secure Web Browser for the Classic Mac OS
(last update 28 Oct 2014) -- Classilla is an attempt to bring a supported, updated web browser back to
classic Power Macintosh systems running MacOS 8.6 or MacOS 9 and above
using open-source Mozilla code. Written by and for classic Mac users.
Mozilla Public License open source.
- SandboxSafari: A Safe Plugin Container for Power Macs
(last update 23 Oct 2015) -- Flash and QuickTime and Java, oh my: more holes and exploits than rotting
Swiss cheese. Fortunately, you can make these plugins run in their own
private hell for those sites that still rely on them. It's not completely
safe, but it's better than nothing!
FFSL-licensed freeware open source.
- HTTPi Open Source 100% Perl Webserver
(last update 20 Aug 2012) -- HTTPi is a 100% Perl, fully open-source webserver designed for small to
medium sized websites, offering many of the features of larger servers
but in a small, easily hackable footprint requiring no external
Perl modules. FFSL-licensed
freeware open source.
- xa 6502/R65C02/65816 crossassembler for Unix/DOS/Atari/Amiga
(last update 1 Jul 2017) -- A high-speed cross-assembler system for most Unix systems (including *BSD,
Linux, OS X), DOS, Amiga and
Atari computers. Includes linker utilities, documentation, and support for
Rockwell CMOS and Western Digital '816 variants. GPL open source.
- HuePl: A Perl Utility for Philips hue Lighting
(last update 22 Jun 2016) -- Control your extremely expensive and extremely fun Philips hue lights from
the command line and from scripts or cron with this Perl tool.
FFSL-licensed freeware open source.
- The Overbite Project: Gopher Plugins and Clients
(last update 7 Feb 2012) -- Bring current and legacy resources across the global Gopherspace back to your
mobile phone, modern web browser and operating system with this free set of
add-ons and clients. Supporting Google Android phones and devices, as well as
Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla-based
browsers on most operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft
Windows. More on the way! Offered under varying licenses, including BSD and
Tri-License (MPL/GPL/LGPL) open source. Please read the licensing
for your desired package before use.
- Mosaic-CK Web Browser
(last update 24 Oct 2015) -- An unsupported, improved fork of the venerable NCSA Mosaic browser for
Mac OS X, Power MachTen and other older Unix and Unix-alike operating systems.
For extreme nerds and web historians only, and other people who like old iron.
NCSA non-commercial license.
- Bucktooth Perl Gopher Server Software
(last update 1 May 2011) -- A 100% Perl gopher server system offering executables, directory parsing,
and an intelligent new way to intermix data and content in directory menus.
Fully open-source, easily hackable, and documented. Requires xinetd,
inetd or a fully compatible equivalent. Hosted on our
required. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.
- The New GopherVR: A Virtual Reality Interface to Gopherspace
(last update 24 Oct 2015) -- Explore Gopher servers and gopherspace with a unique VR interface with
this classic and fascinating application brought back to life on
modern systems. Binaries and source available.
Hosted on our
- BladeEnc for Mac OS X
(last update 2 Jun 2006) -- Mac BladeEncX is a two-part Aqua-based interface to the venerable
bladeenc GPL'ed MPEG-1 Layer 3 encoder. Makes MP3 files with just
simple dragging and dropping, or use the GUI front-end to set options
or encode single files. Easy batch conversion too. GPL open source.
- ppmascii Perl ASCII Art Converter
(last update 19 May 2010) -- Turn most portable anymaps (PNM/PGM/PPM/PBM) into beautiful works of art using
printable ASCII. Suitable for typewriters, dummy terminals and retro nerds
everywhere. May even be useful.
FFSL-licensed freeware open source.
- Copperweb, A Self-Hosting Mac HTTP Proxy
(last update 9 May 2011) -- If you can't fix your browser, fix your browser's input. Try Copperweb as a
proof-of-concept to shore up browser support on classic Macs and A/UX.
BSD open source.
- OpenAlpha for Mac OS X
(last update 2 Jun 2006) -- A tool for sorting files handed to applications, forcing them to be opened
in sorted order. More useful than you might think! Freeware open source.
- The Little Orphan Tomy Tutor
(last update 17 Sep 2017) -- An homage to and growing information resource about the orphaned
Tomy Tutor, including its history in Japan, the UK and the USA; programming
information; photographs; and technical references. Also includes the
Tutti II emulator
for Mac OS X 10.4+.
- Freeware Binaries
- The KIM-1 Page and the Amazing KIMplement
(last update 7 Jan 2007) -- Information on the Commodore and MOS Technologies KIM-1, a 6502-based 1970s
single-board computer. Also includes the KIMplement, a partial emulation
of the KIM-1 in software for the Commodore 64 and most Commodore 64
emulators. FFSL-licensed freeware.
- 3C589/EtherLink III Driver for Macintosh PowerBooks
(last update 9 Jun 2008) -- A MacOS extension for most NuBus-based PowerBooks allowing 3Com EtherLink
III Ethernet cards to be used for networking. Includes compatibility
matrix, workarounds, and additional utilities. This is a hacked version
of a Farallon driver, and is not officially supported by Farallon. Offered
as freeware, as is.
- SieveAhl Simple Macintosh 68K Benchmark
(last update 23 Sep 2002) -- A simple benchmark for 68K based Macintoshes running virtually any System or
MacOS version to evaluate integer and CPU performance. Also of limited value
for Power Macintoshes, but see the disclaimer. Partial source available,
with annotations. Freeware.
- Small vi Clone for Commodores (svicc)
(last update 15 Mar 2003) -- An extended subset of nex/nvi for the Commodore 64 and most
Commodore 64 emulators. Features built-in
documentation, along with instructions for configuring svicc as a
standalone document viewer. Freeware.
- CheapLock for OS X
(last update 14 Sep 2006) -- A little hack to let you use your compatible PowerBook, iBook or MacBook's
power cord as an antitheft tripwire. Freeware. PowerPC only.
- MacPlua: plua2c for Mac OS X
(last update 4 Sep 2008) -- A port of the popular Palm Pilot scripting language Plua's "cross compiler"
to Mac OS X. Compiled for PowerPC, but should also be compatible with Intel
under Rosetta. Freeware. Source code is not available due to original