For no real reason today I remmeber that there used to be this cool program back in the Windows 3.0 days called Neko. I was trying to explain it to my girlfriend about this cat that would chase your mouse! Click the picture above to play with neko in jdosbox.
I recal that Neko even made it to OS/2 as it was more interesting then the mouse trails alternative from Microsoft.
At any rate, I was wondering if there ever was a 32bit version of Neko… And much to my amazement I found there was a Neko95, and a Neko98! And they even ran on my x64 version of Windows… So after googling around, I found the source code to Neko 98!
So I did the next best thing, which is download the source, fix a single casting ‘error’ in some square root function and I got it building under Visual C++ 2008. Then I figured, what the hell, added a target for the x64, and built… a 64 bit version of neko!
You may need some VC runtimes if your system is an old x64… At this moment it can be found here:
Or by searching for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)
Oh well at any rate, it’s cool to see Neko still kicking!
Neko98′s source code has been rescued, all saved here.
I just received this screen shot of Neko x64 rocking it on Windows 8 (Desktop mode)