In 2013, the absolute Windows market share has fallen from 90% to 20%. We now use primarily Linux professionally and privately. DOS and Windows is actually only used for virtual machines. Some of the programs are 30 years old and not portable to Windows or Linux. Also Microsoft had dropped support for DOS programs under Windows 64 bit edition. Most of the little helpers I have since ported to Linux. If you need a program on Linux, just ask us, we are looking forward to your feedback!
Therefore, maintenance of the RFWT (DOS) will be discontinued in 2018 and instead of them the RFWT "Next Generation" (RFWT-NG) might take over this position. This will be a collection of freeware tools that are available for Windows and/or Linux platforms. If there is still a need for the RFWT (DOS), they still will be maintained and released by us. The demand however and user feedback has not been requested in recent years.
Windows installer versus archives for multi platforms – The RFWT were released with a self extracting installer for Windows based on the NSIS framework. Maintenance of the installer, testing, packaging and adapting updates of NSIS was time consuming. The new RFWT-NG will therefore released as a simple archive packed by RAR or 7-Zip providing an easy multi platform experience.
Currently (20.10.2019), not yet released. Feedback highly appreciated!
The ROSE SWE Freeware Tools (RFWT) is a collection of DOS, Windows and Linux programs that are totally free for using! Included in the distribution are executable files, documentation (text and PDF format) and sometimes even the source code! The RFWT are delivered as a Windows self installer using the current state of the art compression (NSIS3 Installer with high compression) to keep the archive small. The installer includes the option to choose between the different packages (see below) as well as it contains an uninstaller for easy removing of the package. The package is a mix of utilities written in German and English language (you can select at installation time to install e.g. the English utilities only).
DocTools – DOS text to EXE file lister compiler (65 KB/COM and 4 GB/EXE) and text to COM file printer (65 KB) - commercial software in 1993!
DECOM/RVK – A generic virus remover and cleaner package for DOS COM files.
MBR-Kill – A generic MBR virus killer and important: immunize against new viruses.
MBR-Info/DumpMBR - tools to view and dump the MBR
Antivirus tools - various virus scanner
Virus killer - tons of virus killer
Virus descriptions - "virus bible" and detailed description in ASCII and PDF format
Fractals - small COM fractals and a full blown SAA fractal generator
Games: TiereRaten, Selecta and Flotzilla (VGA)
MP3 + CD Toolkit: Various Win32 tools for MP3 and CD-ROM burning tasks, esp. developed for my Q-Sonic MP3-Player
Dir2HTML - creates an index.html file with links to the files in that directory. We use Dir2HTML for your [DOWNLOAD] section
Free ARJ unpacker and free ARJ EXE self extractor. Along with other packer and compression tools
ROSE SWE Edit (re) - Win32, DOS32 and DOS16 version. With SAA and mouse support. With the 32 bit version you can edit documents as large as your virtual memory (even from a DOS boot disk)!
Collection of jokes programs and simulated viruses.
Tons of tools for programmers, this include tools and source code. The following source code is included for DOS, Win32 and UNIX
Pascal, C, ASM
Lex and Yacc
awk, shell script and DOS batch
Tons of small tools for example
deldir, various lister programs
ROSE SWE Multi Decoded File Splitter
ROSE SWE Blowfish Cryptor
makeTic for BBS
ROSE SWE sort/32, can sort files up to 4 GB
Zone Alarm/FPF/KPF Firewall Log Stat Converter
ports of some UNIX programs like banner or wc
DooM II WAD - five levels from scratch
WinAMP 2.x skin
Small Desktop Wallpapers
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