NightMare

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NightMare was a screamer program developed in 1990 by Patrick Evans for the Amiga family of personal computers. It was distributed on Amiga Fish Disk 448.[1] Evans made the program free to redistribute, and its source code was made publicly available.[2] It is generally credited to be the first software of its kind.[3]

When the program is executed, it runs in the background. Every five minutes, the screen would display a digital illustration of a skull facing right with its jaws open, its teeth covered in blood, and a bleeding bullet hole in its side, accompanied by an echoing shriek.

Very little information is available regarding this program, due to how old it is, and Amiga discontinuing their line of hardware in 1996.[4]

References

  1. amiga-stuff.com/pd/fish.html/
  2. web.archive.org/web/20100829065252/http://amiga-fish.erkan.se/amiga-fish-disk-448-content-NightMare/
  3. easyrider.easyrider.com/scareware_white_paper.htm
  4. popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a27437/amiga-2017-a1222-tabor

Links

NOTE: The following download link contains a screamer application!

  • ftp.funet.fi/pub/amiga/fish/401-500/ff448/NightMare.lha
  • Showcase video: youtube.com/watch?v=ubFGj4lQSyM

External links

NOTE: The following link contains the screamer image!

  • Wikipedia article: wikipedia.org/wiki/NightMare_(scareware)
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