Platform: Win32
Development: DirectX, C++
Winter 2001

24 Feb 2001

Download WebTracerb.zip (198k)


Win 95/98/2000
NT may work but is unsupported

DirectX version 7 or above must be installed
Visit http://www.microsoft.com/directx/
Or just get any PC mag with DXinstall on the cover disk


Run "StartTrace.exe" to launch webtracer, this panel allows you to specify different setup details.

Webtracer can be run in either Software or Hardware Mode. Software Mode slows down peformance when handling many nodes. Hardware mode can handle many nodes (Depending on your card)

Running the app with the debug display will tell you what FPS you are getting.

You must connect to the internet before launching the app, otherwise you wont get anywhere.

The help menu can be launched by clicking the question mark in the bottom right corner.

You can view the current page selected by clicking on the "view page" icon but it's better to run the app in windowed mode if you are going to do this.

The app is currently limited to a maximum of 300 pages, the release version will have no limit other than the speed & memory of your computer.


Please try and run the app in different modes (windowed,fullscreen e.t.c.) and let me know the results. If the app crashes you can send me the debug file "debug.txt" that will be placed in the webtracer directory.

I anticipate there will be some issues with directx compatibility on different graphics card setups.. I have had success with Riva TNT and ATI Rage series cards so far. Software mode looks a little chunky but runs as fast as your machines processor will allow.

For bug lists/fixes go here

Tom Betts
Contact: webtracer@nullpointer.co.uk