JDMCox Software

I'm a retired airline pilot (with an engineering degree).
All source code for the following programs is in the Public Domain.
A big Thank You to Charles Petzold for his book, Programming Windows.
Twenty-seven free Windows programs that I've written as a hobby since I retired:
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1. Simple Family Tree 1.32 enables you to create, view, and edit a family tree quickly and easily.
It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual.
You can add New Individual, Spouse, Child, Father, or Mother.
You can enter marriage details, a second name, events, and notes.
It reads and writes files in Gedcom format.
Full Install of Simple Family Tree ... Download
Sample Screen
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Sample family tree: The Kings of Europe.ged ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As
Sample family tree: Genesis.ged ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As

2. SimplePiano 1.17 is an aid for anyone learning to play piano and read music.
It shows the notes played on the treble and bass clef staffs.
The notes played are also highlighted on a 60-key on-screen piano keyboard.
You can play it using the keyboard, the mouse, or a MIDI keyboard.
The Circle of Fifths can be displayed, and when a key in it is selected, that key's signature is shown on the staffs.
Any of the eight most-used chords can be selected and played by playing the chord's root key. Chord inversions can also be selected.
A random note reading exercise is included.
Sample Screen
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3. PianoRollComposer 2.52 is a MIDI Sequencer for composing and playing music.
Uses the 128 General MIDI musical instruments by default.
Plays and displays up to 16 different instruments at the same time.
Plays and displays any MIDI music; music created with it can be played by any MIDI player.
Notes are displayed in piano roll format, so music shows with absolute accuracy.
Notes can be entered directly on standard bass and treble clef staffs.
Notes can be edited to give them the exact characteristics you want.
Play and record any instrument using a MIDI keyboard or the Virtual Keyboard.
Write lyrics/chord names (read and write Karaoke files).
Record to and play Wave files. Edit and merge Wave sounds.
See your voice pitch on the staffs when you record to Wave with a microphone.
Plays using the Windows synthesizer by default.
Plays using SoundFonts.
Plays using VST plug-ins.
Records music using VST plug-in sounds to a Wave file without going through the sound card.
Plays using professional instrument samples (e.g. Native Instruments, EastWest/Quantum Leap).
Compose a symphony or compose a song.

Updated 11:40am Apr 18, 2014 ... Download
PianoRollComposer64 for 64-bit VST plug-ins ... Download
Using PianoRollComposer
Sample Screen
C source code (includes VST host, ASIO host, and WASAPI source code)
WASAPI.cpp (Windows Audio Session API) WASAPI.exe
My intro to MIDI, SoundFonts, and VST plug-ins
A complete MIDI info webpage: http://home.roadrunner.com/~jgglatt/
How to use EastWest/Quantum Leap sampled instruments
How to use Native Instruments' Kontakt sampled instruments
I wrote Orchestral.mp3 / Orchestral.wav using Kontakt sampled instruments
How to use Native Instruments Cuba sampled instruments
My [technical] explanation of the SoundFont Format
My [simplified] paper on writing a VST host in C
My [condensed] Music Theory
A link to an explanation of the MIDI Specification
A text explanation of the MIDI Specification

Sample MIDI files:
Beethoven's Fur Elise ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As
Mendelssohn's Venetian Gondola Song from www.piano-midi.de/ ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As
Cristina (a nice piano piece) from www.MidiPiano.net/ ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As
I Never Knew (jazz piano) from www.bushgrafts.com/jazz/midi.htm ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As
With_Or_Without_You from rock.mididb.com/U2/ ... Right-click Here and select Save Target As or Save Link As

4. USAPhotoMaps 2.79 downloads aerial photo and topo map data from Microsoft's free MSRMaps.com website,
creates maps with GPS accuracy and saves them on your hard drive.
What's New as of Apr 1, 2013 .... Click Here
Yahoo Group forum
Sample Screen
ADS-B explained
C source code

5. RedEye 1.8 helps you remove red-eye in digital photos ... Download
C source code

6. FillOutAForm 2.96 enables you to fill out either a scanned form or a PDF form on your computer and print it (or print the original form with your entries superimposed). Download
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7. SimplePaint gives you the full screen to paint on, using a WACOM TABLET. Download
C source code
and Blackboard2 is a blackboard, also for a WACOM TABLET. Download
C source code

8. ViewPhotos is a photo viewer. Download
C source code

9. ReducePhotoSize 1.3 Download
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10. ViewAnything 1.8 shows the raw-data contents of any file. Download
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11. AlarmClock is a small alarm clock. It looks for "The Microsoft Sound.wav" and plays it at the set time. Download
Put The Microsoft Sound.wav in your WINDOWS/Media folder if it's not already there.
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and Timer is a simple timer. It uses "timer.wav". Download
Put timer.wav in your WINDOWS/Media folder. Or make your own wave file (use PianoRollComposer) and name it timer.wav
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12. Calendar3 is a monthly scheduling calendar. Download
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13. MyNetwork 2.1 is for file-copying between two computers on a network. Download
C source code

14. MySimpleFTP is an FTP client. Download
C source code

15. MoireScreenSaver Download
C source code

16. PlayWave plays a .wav sound file (PianoRoll Composer does it better). Download
C source code

17. Voice Recorder records to a .wav file (PianoRollComposer does it better). Download
C source code

18. SimplePercussion 1.065 (PianoRollComposer does it better) Download
C source code

19. SimpleComposer 1.12 (PianoRollComposer does it better) Download
C source code

20. Simple Programmer's Calculator Download
C source code


21. SimpleChess Download
You play both sides, which I prefer because I get double the practice and I never lose.
You can go backward and forward in a game (try everything until you get the winning combination).
You can save and load chess games in PGN (Portable Game Notation) format.
You can set-up pieces anywhere on the board.
The following websites have games you can load into SimpleChess to learn openings as well as good chess play:
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22. Bridge2 is a Bridge card game in which you bid and play all 4 hands. Download
Bidding Help.zip
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23. Checkers (you play both sides) Download
Error Sounds.zip Unzip these sounds into the Windows/Media folder to hear something other than "beep"
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24. PyramidSolitaire Download
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25. Brokeout is a Breakout game. Download
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26. MastMind is a mastermind game. Download
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27. Simple Puzzle Download
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