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F.E.A.R. Alma Program by rthaut F.E.A.R. Alma Program by rthaut
Final Update (12 May 2009): Since this has been around for several years now, I decided to change the preview image to actually show the program in action.

Works on:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista (x86 & x64)
- Windows 7 RC1 (x86 & x64)

Description

This is a little program I put together to add to the terror of F.E.A.R. It does not run during the game, or use any part of the game. It allows Alma to "take over" your computer temporarily. (All she does is pop up at random and play a very creepy noise). It uses very little system resources, though I must stress you turn it off when playing video games.

The purpose of it is simply to scare you when you are doing every day things, liking typing a paper/report, browsing the internet, etc. And everything can be controlled by an icon in the taskbar, so it is as user-friendly as it can be without ruining it. I know many of you are wary of downloading programs, which is why I wrote this in VB6 and used the built-in setup for it. You will find a log of everything that is installed, as well as a complete uninstaller. It does not default to load on start-up (in fact, you will have to manually make it load on startup), and can be closed at any moment.

Change Log

Update: I have added some things, mainly the ability to choose which sound will be played, or use the random sounds.
Update 2: I added some sounds, mainly. Just make sure you uninstall the old version and install the new one, or else you will not be able to uninstall it properly later on.
Update 3: IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! After getting my new monitor, one that is as bright as monitors are supposed to be, I have found several flaws in the program, mainly the fact that the whole screen was not darkened in the same tint, and the settings window may have been displayed oddly, especially when custom Windows skins are being used through programs like WindowsBlinds. My deepest apologies to those who mentioned this, yet I did nothing about this. This version works as it is intended to!!!
Update 4: I have added some new features, most notably the slider in the options panel that controls the opacity of Alma when she appears.

MAKE SURE YOU UNINSTALL THE OLD VERSION BEFORE INSTALLING THE NEWEST VERSION
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:iconrosarumslover:
rosarumslover Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Okay... so I was playing FEAR 3 and My buddy loves alma... and I cant get in to download this anymore... how can i get this program again. :(
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dazzle7819 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
hey how do i download
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:iconnoideasfornicknames:
noideasfornicknames Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
lol if i used tht when my sister is around she wouldve shat brix :P
nice idea :D just stumbled upon this, looks nice :D
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jillvalentinefan77 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
fuck my screen is alive *blows it open with a shotgun* alright i think i got her
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:iconlalliman:
lalliman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
awesome!
my friends are gonna shit their pants...
me too i think...
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:iconmegafanallan:
Megafanallan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Awesome! =D
only thing is...it shows up behind and programs that i am running =( is there anyway to fix this?
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:iconjepidots:
jepidots Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
hey men i have downloaded this program and dont know to install and use it. Please help me ..i like this program
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:iconzimsniper:
zimsniper Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Writer
Did I do something wrong? Whenever Alam takes over it only shows BEHIND my tab, never on the open tab itself...But anyway LOVE this program, gonna be fun next time someone asks to use my computer...
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:iconmmntw26:
mmntw26 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
That was amazing! Nicely done. And now to use this on...other people...he he he....
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:iconemobilly169:
emobilly169 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Will this work on Windows 7? It looks like a fun prank xD
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
As stated in the description, it works on Windows 7 RC1 (x86 & x64). I have not tested it on any of the newer version of Windows 7, but I see no reason why it would not work.
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:iconemobilly169:
emobilly169 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Ok. Thanks
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:iconemobilly169:
emobilly169 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I guess it can. Nevermind
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xXemoXPeaXx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Mwhahahahaha, i LOVE it
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:iconkrisz070:
Krisz070 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
This is the ultimate joke . I installed on my friends Pc , and it scared the shit out of him .
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm glad to hear people still find it useful.
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:icondee-london:
dee-london Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Super!
I hope you don't mind me posting a link to this page on my FEAR Fan Site? :)

I posted in News:
[link]

... and in Downloads section:
[link]
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No, that's great! Would it be possible for you to credit me as Ryan Thaut, rather than rthaut? I would really appreciate that.
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:icondee-london:
dee-london Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Ryan!
I updated both- News and Downloads- sections with the proper credits :) :hug:
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:icontraviscini:
traviscini Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Wow, this is truly a fun program!
I can't wait to download this onto a friends computer, hehe...
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:iconangelkiller666:
AngelKiller666 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Just because I love Alma I will load this and because I love the dark.. I will put this link to my favs.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much. I made this program several years ago, so my apologies if it no longer works. When F.E.A.R 2 comes out I might be inspired enough to update or remake this program, but no guarantees...
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:iconangelkiller666:
AngelKiller666 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Ahhh but nontheless... but I have a question for you do you like Alma?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not really; she scared the crap out of me plenty of times.
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:iconangelkiller666:
AngelKiller666 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I have yet to play it.
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:iconlnaydun:
Lnaydun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Awwww it doesn't work for me
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:iconzatox:
Zatox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Focking wicked, to bad it doesn't run at start-up. Maybe you could make a extra option wich includes "run on start-up" :D
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can just copy the shortcut from the "Alma Program" folder in your program files in the "Startup" folder in your program files.
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:iconzatox:
Zatox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Thanx for the info man !!, appreciate it :D
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XrunesX Featured By Owner May 13, 2006
Hey man i downloaded it and installed it...and i set its settings at persistant..but nothings happening and its been like five minutes....whats up?
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Tesla7zap Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Oooh interesting. Might test it out later, just to make my parents crap their pants ;) mwoahaha
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:iconkrycalex:
krycalex Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Dude, I worship you. :worship:
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:icon9fire-dragon2:
9Fire-Dragon2 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Omg Thats so freaking awesome!!
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you! I am still working on some more features for the program, so look for an update soon.
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AlmasOtherBrother Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Alma and I are pleased with your work rthaut. Well done............................................
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:iconthunorrad:
Thunorrad Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
HOLY SH*T THAT AWESOME!!
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:iconhellfire1971:
hellfire1971 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
hi

can anyone help me ??
i cant find the link to download the alma programm.

Who can help me. Thanks
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Right underneath the preview image, there is a button with an arrow pointing to an orange screen that says "Download to Desktop." Click that and choose to save the file to your computer, then extract it and run the Setup.exe file.
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:iconhellfire1971:
hellfire1971 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
hi

can anyone help me ??
i cant find the link to download the alma programm.

Who can help me. Thanks
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:iconfro-daddy:
Fro-Daddy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
Does this work on macs?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I highly doubt it, as it was written in VB6, and I have no access to a mac to test it. However, I do not know for sure, as I have had no one inform of whether or not it does work on a mac.
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canbefatal Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
=D
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
Wow the only reply I have recieved here after almost 800 views and 550 downloads came less than 10 minutes after I submitted it... but it does seem very popular, and might even make more than 1000 downloads in less than a week, and will certainly make more than 1000 views in a week. :)
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