Plastic Warriors · GameName

GameName is an easy-to-use program that will generate random names from a name list, allowing you to quickly come up with names for all sorts of things. It is primarily intended for gamemasters of role-playing games, but GameName can be used for all kinds of different applications where you need to think up names quickly or often.

Versions are available for Microsoft Windows and Unix.

In order to use GameName, you will also need to download one or more name files.

GameName for Windows

These versions of GameName work under Microsoft Windows.

GameName 1.3

The last version of GameName for Windows.

Author: Gurth

Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later (if the program does not work, download and install the Visual Basic 3 runtimes)

Screenshots

Running under Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
GameName 1.3 main screen GameName 1.3 main screen showing menu GameName 1.3 “About” screen GameName 1.3 first help screen GameName 1.3 second help screen
Running Under Windows XP
GameName 1.3 main screen GameName 1.3 “About” screen GameName 1.3 first help screen GameName 1.3 second help screen
Windows 3.1 |  20 kilobytes

GameName 1.2

Author: Gurth

Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later (if the program does not work, download and install the Visual Basic 3 runtimes)

Screenshots

Running Under Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
GameName 1.2 main screen GameName 1.2 “About” screen GameName 1.2 help screen
Windows 3.1 |  17 kilobytes

GameName 1.1

Author: Gurth

Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later (if the program does not work, download and install the Visual Basic 3 runtimes)

Screenshots

Running Under Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
GameName 1.1 main screen GameName 1.1 “About” screen GameName 1.1 help screen
Windows 3.1 |  17 kilobytes

GameName 1.0

Author: Gurth

Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later (if the program does not work, download and install the Visual Basic 3 runtimes)

Screenshots

Running Under Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
GameName 1.0 main screen GameName 1.0 “About” screen GameName 1.0 help screen
Windows 3.1 |  9 kilobytes

GameName for Unix

This version of GameName works on Unix systems that have an X Window Server running. It has the same functionality as the Windows versions.

GTK2 GameName

Author: Tobias Diekershoff

Operating System: *Unix (if the program does not work, download and install the GTK+ 2 libraries). Please note that GTK2 GameName will not work under Mac OS X even with Apple's X11 server running.

Screenshots

Running under SuSE Linux 9
GTK2 GameName main screen
Unix |  185 kilobytes

Source Code

To compile your own version of GTK2 GameName, you will need a Free Pascal Compiler, the GTK2 for Pascal bindings, and the developer packages of GTK+ 2.

Unix |  191 kilobytes

Name Files

GameName stores its names in so-called .nam files, which you can put anywhere on your computer—just navigate to the file using the file list in GameName's window. Read more …