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CAVE is an acronym for Character Animation Viewer for Everyone. It uses an ncurses interface to view flipbook style character animations. Features include: frame stepping, scrolling for frames larger than screen, realtime fps adjustment and frame cueing, multiple files and file reloading, animation looping, screensaver (with shuffle), fullscreen toggle, comprehensive status bar, builtin help, supports gzipped compressed files, regular expressions for frame deliminators, support for per-frame delays defined in files, autodetecting the top of a frame and more.


Download version 1.0b (stable)
released on 26 October 2002


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey25 October 2002

Leaders and contributors

Ben Kibbey Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use ncurses
Required to build ncurses

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 February 2004.


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