A few software sites have wrongly said it is “ad-supported”. There are no in-app ads. The only revenue is from donations, and a tiny commission if you choose to order merchandise featuring images you have drawn.
File Size and Pre-requisites
The setup program is 2.09 MB in size. Mandelbrot Explorer needs Microsoft Windows (XP or more recent), and the .NET Framework version 4.0. See Installation Issues for how to obtain this.
We have a separate webpage offering help with any installation issues. Please read there if you have questions about Windows XP, the .NET Framework, or if Windows “SmartScreen” tells you it's blocked Mandelbrot Explorer in order to protect your computer.
We used to offer other download links from various software download sites. Unfortunately, most of those alter the installer to bundle unwanted programs with it. We've reached out to them, but for now only one site distributes our unaltered installer.
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