BANG 2.2 description
History of developement:
This program was invented at one typical morning working at a typical computer
with a typical Windoze 3.0 application. A typical mouse click on a typical
button and a typical reaction: "Unrecoverable application error" !!! No need
to mention that the last save-file operation took place half an hour ago !!
AARRGGHH!!! At this moment the BANG was founded. If properly installed BANG
places a small death's head icon somewhere on the desktop. Even if the program
manager is vanished (a very common situation at that time) the user can
double-click on the BANG icon to change the mouse cursor into a cross-hair.
Now he (or she) can fire to every location on the screen. Not that any lost
file was ever recovered by this program, but hardware worth millions of
dollars was saved by allowing frustrated users to let off steam. BANG 1.0 was
first released in 1991.
With the appearence of Windows 3.1 things changed. Now the error message
windows had new titles and funny new crashes happend. But more important
the use of soundfiles was greatly simplified. Equipped was sound files stolen
from Arnold Schwarzeneggers "Terminator 2" BANG 2.0 was first released
A few bugs reported by users had been fixed but the latest version 2.2
was never released into public (at that time the personal situation of the
programming team was changing). In 1995 several inquiries about BANG for
Windows 95 reached the authours via the last still valid email adress.
Although Windows 95 is much more stable than the older version crashes are
still possible and not very rare if you are writing programs (funny:
sometimes the compiler quits working because some intermediate file is locked
allegedly by a different process. In that situation you can only shut down
Windows 95 and reboot. Fortunatly software developers have all the time of
the world...). During the first conversion steps the old BANG 2.2 version
was rediscovered on an old and dusty streamer tape and is now released
to the public.
Requirements: Windows 3.1, sound card recommended. Will not work under
Windows 95 !
- a death's head is resting on your desktop wasting only little resources
- if activated the mouse cursor changes to a cross hair
- now you can fire at your desktop and your applications with a machine
gun and a grenade thrower
- full sound support (if your windows is capable of playing WAV files)
- sound can be changed
- it's free
OK, I want it (189k)!
Last modification: 7 march 2000