Projects / CAFire


CAFire is a small toy that displays a burning trace after the mouse pointer in X. It can work in a normal window or in the root window. A simple background preservation mode enables you to have your favourite background image while running CAFire in the root window. Different effects can be obtained by setting various parameters of the underlying cellular automata, and sample parameter files and colormaps are included.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 Sep 2000 11:38

    Release Notes: This release includes a much improved 'runcafire' script ($HOME/.cafirerc and more), UnixWare 7 support in the Makefile, a new 'killcafire' script, and a different mouse pointer cursor.

    •  06 Sep 2000 16:32

      Release Notes: The Makefile's "install" and "uninstall" targets were improved. The "runcafire" script (formerly "run") was improved.

      •  04 Sep 2000 12:36

        Release Notes: User definable colormap support was added.

        •  27 Jan 2000 17:51

          Release Notes: A partial solution to the background image problem, and performance improvements under heavy load.

          •  13 Jan 2000 19:46

            Release Notes: Support for 16-, 24-, and 32-bpp Direct or TrueColor displays, and closer support for 8-bpp indexed displays.

            Recent comments

            20 Jan 2000 16:30 AHinMaine

            I don't like the way it destroys your b/g image as you move the mouse accross the root window, is it possible to prevent this?


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