Wakaba and Kareha support board

  • This board is for discussing the various programs and scripts available on this site.
  • This mainly means Wakaba and Kareha, but there are also threads for Xee, The Unarchiver, The Archive Browser, Mac OS X widgets and screen savers.
  • Post simple questions about running and installing Wakaba or Kareha in the support thread. Some more answers to common questions can also be found here: 500 Internal Server Error thread.
  • Don't start new threads for every question, use the threads linked above.
  • You can test things in the test thread.
  • You can upload images. Use this for posting screen shots and similar.
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Mac OS X screen savers (381)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-16 19:23 ID:/DCn4yVC [Del]

Not to be confused with the Mac OS X widgets thread, this is the Mac OS X screen savers thread (this one's even more useless!).

So, way back in the day, I made some screen savers for the Amiga named "LotsaBlankers". Later on, I ported some of them to Windows, and created some new ones, but I never managed to make a stable and functional enough screen saver under Windows that I'd feel like releasing it. But now that I've got Mac OS X, I've started porting some of this old code over, since making screen savers for OS X is pretty easy and fun. First one I've got running is this one:


It's based on the work presented on this site, http://escherdroste.math.leidenuniv.nl/, and it is liable to BLOW YOUR MIND, MAAAAN. I've been too lazy to figure out how to make a preferences GUI for it yet, so even though the code supports all the possible different transformations of the image (Some listed here: http://escherdroste.math.leidenuniv.nl/index.php?menu=im&sub=escher), you can't actually pick which one you want yet.

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372 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-23 05:38 ID:arXe/L/D [Del]

Lotsawater works with 10.10.3. Thanks!

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375 Name: BlueCat : 2016-07-16 19:41 ID:zFhLOQ2N [Del]

Hey everyone: I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (non Retina version) and recently updated my OS X from Lion to Mavericks 10.9.5. Really don't want to update any further if possible (hate the UI changes these days...)

Anyway my favorite LotsaWater screensaver stopped working, so looking around I found this thread and info online saying it was fixed in the latest version, so great!

Downloaded it, installed, and... still broken :(

I saw where it says to fully-delete using AppCleaner SO I tried that next. Totally deleted, cleaned as far as I can tell. Re-downloaded latest version again, and... STILL doesn't work, same problem, can't capture screen image before it loads and only runs on BLACK screen.

Anyone have any other idea what I need to do, to get it working? Again this is NOT a multi-monitor computer, just a MacBook Pro with the normal simple laptop screen.

Thanks in advance for all help & ideas.

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378 Name: BlueCat : 2016-07-19 02:22 ID:zFhLOQ2N [Del]

UPDATE: Okay, some more info... not sure what's going on here but apparently the newest version of LotsaWater DOES WORK on my MacBook, but only SOMETIMES.

It seems to capture the screenshot image okay when using "Preview" from the System Preferences screen saver panel, and also only SOMETIMES runs correctly (with screenshot) when I kick the screensaver into action using the HotCorner setting.

But depending on letting it just "time out" to activate, that only seems to show a black screen with the water effect, i.e. no screen capture. It may also have to do with what application I have running in the foreground (chrome browser?) that's maybe preventing the screen capture? Really not sure, what's goin' on here... any help?

379 Name: BlueCat : 2016-07-23 19:34 ID:zFhLOQ2N [Del]

UPDATE, AGAIN: I'm still trying to figure this out but apparently whatever application window is currently "foreground" or most-recently selected is affecting LotsaWater's ability to do the screen capture.

Sometimes it works, and sometimes it fails and the water effect only runs against a black screen.

The difference is even sometimes apparently only as minor as which TAB of the System Preferences dialog box is selected (i.e. it works after pressing "preview" in the screen saver tab, but then switching to desktop wallpaper on that tab and activating the screensaver only results in black screen).

This is really weird, srsly LOL -- anyone have any idea what's goin' on with LotsaWater on my MacBook? Again this is running on Mavericks v.10.9.5


380 Name: Gooey : 2016-11-22 01:03 ID:KwGUorfI [Del]

I also have trouble with LotsaWater on Sierra 10.12.1.

Preview button in sysprefs works sometimes but mostly throws up a fogged screen beneath the ripple animation that has two buttons "switch user" or "cancel", while the hot corner activation pulls a black screen under the animation, and activating it on time, normally rather, does either of the inappropriate screen grabs.

381 Name: KB Ontario : 2016-12-07 21:14 ID:bxJOb/bB [Del]

I have lotsawarer 1.8 on Yosemite - no problem.

On another machine running Sierra I have version 1.7 and it works.

Mind you, 1.7 was installed probably back in Mavericks days, rather than fresh on Sierra.

I tried 1.8 on Sierra and it did NOT work.

Hope this helps.

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The Wakaba and Kareha support thread, part 3 (520)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2011-01-07 09:57 ID:eLRTX7Vk [Del]

This thread is for all your simple questions about installing and running Wakaba or Kareha, that just require quick answers. Please don't create new threads for issues like that, post them in here instead.

Before posting, check that the question has not already been answered in this thread, or in the previous two threads:

Also check the documentation: http://wakaba.c3.cx/docs/docs.html

There is also a setup guide by Anon: http://wiki.iiichan.net/index.php?title=Wakaba_and_Kareha_Setup_Guide

Questions about "500 Internal Server Errors" go in this thread: http://wakaba.c3.cx/sup/kareha.pl/1109033191/

511 Name: Jon : 2016-08-08 08:19 ID:F9gEj4wU [Del]

Any plans to include .pae file extraction from the PowerArchiver software? Thanks!

512 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-25 09:46 ID:Mb+DYt5K [Del]

My insecure tripcode with a single quotation mark (') produces wrong output, please send help.

513 Name: Anonymous : 2016-09-01 16:46 ID:4OfA+MxA [Del]

there is a bug where users can create unclosed tags, making every suceeding post bold or italic or whatever.

it happens on "<i/>" in HTML mode because the sanitize_html function in wakautils.pl allows tags other than br to be closed implicitly.

Here's what I would propose as a fix, simply block any tag from being implicit except the 'empty' ones (as defined in ALLOWED_HTML, config_defaults.pl):

--- a/kareha/wakautils.pl 2007-01-20 14:54:31.000000000 -0500
+++ b/kareha/wakautils.pl 2016-09-01 09:33:14.768000000 -0400
@@ -144,6 +144,7 @@
} keys %args;
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514 Name: Anonymous : 2016-09-11 23:47 ID:GhQd9Bi6 [Del]

Hello! I recently installed Kareha with "mode_image", and I want people to stay in the thread they post in, instead of being thrown out every time. I have been trying to figure this out for a while, and I don't seem to get any closer to a solution. Could anyone here help me out?

515 Name: Anonymous : 2016-09-18 00:35 ID:ntx4oXUl [Del]

I have File does not exist: wakaba.html
I couldnt find solution anywhere. Can u help me please?

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518 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-18 21:21 ID:LK/Xp7G0 [Del]

Hi.I have a problem with wakaba.

Malformed UTF-8 character (fatal) at wakautils.pl line 41

line 41: if($text) { $chars+=length $text; }

519 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-20 15:23 ID:ksofmSlj [Del]

Hi there! Please assist.

Needed to move my discussion board to another host, but now my "wakaba.pl" page does not work (shows server default "moved" page) and also can't create new post, receive "Unknown Iframe Error" message.

Wakaba.pl set to 755. Directories to 755, files to 644, database imported under the same name with the same user and pass. Anything else that needs to be adjusted?

520 Name: Anonymous : 2016-11-25 20:32 ID:jtRD4Qe7 [Del]

Hi, i tried run wakaba script with xampp and activeperl on windows, all works fine but there is problems with thumbnails. I have installed imagemagick, and thumbnails converted fine - new converted images aprreas in "thumb" folder, but it is empty square plaseholder "no thumbnail" on board page with "class="nothumb". Can anyone help me with it?

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Translations in other languages (4)

1 Name: Max : 2013-01-25 09:33 ID:CazjVPfS [Del]

I want to help you to translate The Archive Browser and The Unarchiver Apps to other language. is it interesting to you?

2 Name: Jose Raul Trujillo : 2016-07-20 21:47 ID:ctP2kT2R [Del]

Hola quiero este programa en Español Please

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Xee, part 2 (624)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2009-07-22 10:34 ID:J9qvJKxH [Del]

This thread is for questions and discussion about Xee. Before posting, check that the question has not already been answered in this thread, or in the previous thread: http://wakaba.c3.cx/sup/kareha.pl/1122405906/

There is also a bug tracker for Xee here: http://code.google.com/p/xee/issues/list

If you have a bug to report, it is better to post it on the bug tracker if you can, so it will not be forgotten.

615 Name: void : 2016-06-08 16:00 ID:AjZFSqDY [Del]

3.5.2 trackpad pinch to zoom no longer works. I had to revert to 3.5.1.

616 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-06-08 19:15 ID:IJWOWqdW [Del]


It works here. What exact problem are you having?

617 Name: void : 2016-06-09 01:05 ID:AjZFSqDY [Del]

If I open images with 3.5.2 (MacBook Pro late 2013, OSX 10.9.5), pinch to zoom on trackpad doesn't work. Nothing happens. It works on 3.5.1.

618 Name: matt : 2016-06-09 21:19 ID:LkNnQv0e [Del]

view date last opened.

If I open a picture from finder date last opened changes to the current date. however If I then browse to next image while in xee3 the date last opened is not updated. Is there a way to have xee3 to tell me when was the last time I viewed the image. or does any one know of a little wait program that has this capability.

619 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-06-12 00:26 ID:IJWOWqdW [Del]


Hmm. This may be an issue with 10.9.5. Have another machine with a newer OS X to test on?

620 Name: jc : 2016-08-29 00:55 ID:1OSQphoU [Del]

I just upgraded to 3.5.2 and also cannot pinch to zoom using trackpad. OSX 10.9.2 Late 2013. This is disappointing in an otherwise fine app.

621 Name: laurent : 2016-09-11 18:02 ID:EB36TAF3 [Del]

could you please add webm support ?

622 Name: Old Gregg : 2016-09-23 15:36 ID:0IIgmfb0 (Image: 1440x878 jpg, 164 kb) [Del]

Thanks for the great app, I use it constantly.

I have the Mac App Store version of The Unarchiver.

Since I installed macOS Sierra the full text of "The Archiver does not have permission..." message is shown across the entire screen (see attached image).

Also, the width of the dialogue box can't be made less that that shown in the image.

623 Name: AgentK : 2016-09-28 02:14 ID:+FT2Wb6/ [Del]

The keyboard shortcut to move a file to a specifide folder is already bound to changing screen: Control+1, Control+2 etc...
How can I fix this.

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The Unarchiver, part 2 (478)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2011-08-31 12:54 ID:EvuKrlQD [Del]

As the previous thread filled up, here is part 2 of the The Unarchiver thread.

It is much better to post bugs on the bug tracker, rather than in this thread! Anything posted on the bug tracker has much less chance of being forgotten by me!

So, post bugs here: http://code.google.com/p/theunarchiver/issues/list

Also, remember that if you post a bug about a file that is not work, you must also post the file itself, or else there is nothing I can do about it!

469 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-05-24 22:24 ID:Heaven [Del]


It's not, 3.11.1 is the latest, on the App Store too.

470 Name: Blu : 2016-05-24 22:45 ID:kckPDzkE [Del]

Deleted, and reinstalled 311.1. Thanks!

471 Name: Alex : 2016-06-24 06:29 ID:jKm8FT10 [Del]


The Unarchiver has trouble unzipping this file:


Whereas 7-Zip on Windows has no complaint about it.


472 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-06-24 11:47 ID:Q3uZRd0P [Del]


Confirmed. Will look into it.

473 Name: Nicole : 2016-06-29 19:55 ID:PYJx2yHm [Del]

I used to be able to open multiple archives at once and select one folder to extract them all to. Now, when I tell multiple archives to open, it asks me for each one, and it's annoying.

474 Name: Jon : 2016-08-08 08:17 ID:RVV7ltQ8 [Del]

Any plans to include .pae file extraction from the PowerArchiver software? Thanks!

475 Name: Henry : 2016-08-20 23:51 ID:UvM5RP4c [Del]

I downloaded TheUnarchiver3.11.1_legacy.zip to install in an old resurrected MacBook running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.
The Unarchiver will not run. It quickly appears in the dock and disappears.
Reviewing the Console, it seems The Unarchiver is not recognized as a 64 Bit Intel compatible app.

Any suggestions for remedying this problem? Thanks!
[email protected]

476 Name: Edward : 2016-08-27 22:12 ID:4mt/++0z [Del]

Any news on a Windows binary update?

477 Name: Daniel : 2016-09-02 02:52 ID:Nngx60hb [Del]

On 3.11.1, still getting "incomplete part"-problem on multi-rar-files.

I've tried other apps, where the same files works flawlessly. But I'd feel really bad about abandoning The Unarchiver now after all these years :/

478 Name: Daniel : 2016-09-02 02:54 ID:Nngx60hb [Del]

On 3.11.1 and still getting "incomplete part"-problem with multi-rar-files, that work fines with other apps (but don't really want to abandon The Unarchiver :/ )

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The Archive Browser (170)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2012-03-20 18:00 ID:rFsOye/G [Del]

So, along with the release of The Unarchiver 3.0 comes another new things: The Archive Browser. This is the often-requested version that lets you browse archives and preview their contents before extracting. However, since this is not a program that I personally need, this one will actually cost a few dollars. Buy it if this is what you really need, or buy it if you want to support the development of The Unarchiver!


For now, bug reports and feature requests can go on the The Unarchiver bug tracker:


It is much better to post them there than in this thread, because I tend to forget things that are not on the bug tracker.

161 Name: David : 2015-12-11 17:06 ID:RfdQXp8F [Del]

Hi! Is it possible to get a license for the non-sandboxed version if I send you the receipt of the MAS version?

162 Name: Michael : 2015-12-27 17:16 ID:GSb6Q2+7 (Image: 420x262 gif, 18 kb) [Del]

I downloaded the trial version 1.10.1.
It doesn't start under 10.6.8 (Intel-Mac).

Greetings from Germany

163 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2015-12-28 13:16 ID:Heaven [Del]


10.7 is the minimum requirement now.

164 Name: Jose Luis : 2016-01-05 19:17 ID:O83xb76w [Del]

Is it possible to have a Quicklook plugin to see the zip contents directly form the Finder?
I refuse to install a competition software (BetterZip) just to have Quicklook… 

165 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-05-17 19:43 ID:xk9T3eP/ [Del]

Version 1.11 has been released:

  • Support for RAR version 5 archives.
  • Added date column to file list.
  • Handle opening archives with huge number of parts better.
  • Bug fixes for zip64, NSIS, and Squeeze.
  • Updated Sparkle.

166 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-05-20 22:30 ID:Heaven [Del]

Version 1.11.1 has been released, with a small RAR fix to match The Unarchiver 3.11.1.

167 Name: The4Rum : 2016-06-03 19:40 ID:99S95pbI (Image: 1920x1080 png, 697 kb) [Del]

I have the Apple App Store version on The Archive Browser 1.11.1 and I uncompressed large multi-part movies using RAR format. This one worked but if it has another instance of the Archive Browser open with a loaded file it fails with a dark red screen: Could not extract the file "XYZ" from the archive "(null)":

See the attached screenshot

This has happened with just one instance open if it has over 100 parts.

168 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-06-04 11:03 ID:kg+5inrO [Del]


That's very odd, that bug should have been fixed in the latest version... Can you double check the version number?

169 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-08 02:11 ID:fhG9CTlo [Del]

Hey! Thanks for the software, i used it for a long time (override demo version) and now i bought it, because it is a good application. Thanks you! Stay tuned!

170 Name: Jules : 2016-09-01 14:27 ID:/LmkDuYe [Del]

Is it possible to decompress just by double-clicking the file in Finder?

Just like the system does with .zip


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WaveFlower IOS Support (2)

1 Name: Ken!ekvinNiYa. : 2016-08-23 19:24 ID:ecJlymRx [Del]

SO, can you explain how to use the two buttons that appear at the bottom of the screen?

2 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-08-26 10:21 ID:RaBG3iXP [Del]

For those who did not see it yet, this is referring to https://itunes.apple.com/app/archives/id1145966102?ls=1&mt=8. Get it now!

The left button activates and disables the zooming effect. It looks cooler with zooming, but if you want to see clearer shapes, disable it.

The right button lets you tune the effect. The exact meaning of this is unclear, but if you play a pure tone at the note it is tuned to, the result will be a circle. Other tones will be various kinds of ovals. The exact effect of this, you will have to experiment to figure out.

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The Wakaba/Kareha patches thread (1)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-09 01:43 ID:VY6lzboq [Del]

So, as it seems that the previous thread has had all of its attachments deleted, I was hoping we could start a new thread. Obviously this board is pretty much dead now, but if anyone is still around who has made patches for the software, or has the old patches from previous threads saved somewhere, share them here.

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Xee Support Thread (387)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2005-11-15 14:59 ID:6TsVPKGD [Del]

This is the support thread for Xee. All kinds of questions and bugreports can be posted in here. This thread will also be linked from inside the program itself.

There is also a thread about Xee here: http://wakaba.c3.cx/sup/kareha.pl/1122405906/
It contains more general discussion, and announcements of new versions and updates.

378 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2014-02-17 01:37 ID:JxCG07qV [Del]


Use touch zooming, or rebind the keys to use the fine zoom commands instead.

379 Name: Richard : 2014-03-08 12:42 ID:KFIK1SCo [Del]

When I open an image by double clicking it in Finder, then a little flash of the image appears on the screen right after the image has been loaded. I was wondering if it's possible to turn this off in the preference file?

380 Name: James : 2014-11-19 05:56 ID:MSbH/NqR [Del]

How do you use multigestures to rotate? The main reason I bought Xee was because I was hoping that I could use gestures to partially rotate an image along the 360 degree axis (as opposed to only by 90 degree increments). Is this possible?

381 Name: sennekkah : 2015-06-12 03:12 ID:mPflifU5 [Del]

great application
have one little problem ...
MAC OS 10.6.8 Xee 2.2
Whenever a file is opened the following appears in the Console Message Log:

12/06/15 6:54:32 PM Xee[2943] Exception during initial loading of "(null)" (XeeJPEGImage): libjpeg error: Not a JPEG file: starts with 0xff 0xd9

But the image loads OK.
Have done a Hex Dump of the image files and they all start with 0xff 0xd8

is this something that can be resolved? Thanks

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384 Name: Gerd : 2015-12-17 01:01 ID:RHS+FyPT [Del]

1) Would be nice if there was a thumbnail view available to jump quickly to the wanted pictures (if many pictures in the folder).

2) Also a sorting order would nice (scan through images by date, name, etc...)

3) Would be nice if we could navigate folders directly from Xee (like go to parent or next folder) without having to go each time through the menu and make file/open

385 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2015-12-17 11:10 ID:Heaven [Del]


There is already a sorting order option.

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387 Name: ma.c : 2016-08-04 21:28 ID:XVcimtpX [Del]

after i rotated a jpeg in xee3 v3.5.2 (43), the corrected orientation does not show in quickview and also not in preview. the saving option in the file menu is greyed-out. i havent used xee in a long time (auto-rotation used to be a blessing)... if i remember right, xee used to save the orientation to the image without me having to losslessly save the image again...

may be there is something i am missing?!? greetings from GER!

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Sparkle vulnerability for auto-updating (12)

1 Name: ClickClack : 2016-02-15 07:21 ID:/MFpiy4Y [Del]

Hello. Been reading about the security vulnerability affecting apps that use Sparkle for automatic updating. I do not see any adjustable settings to activate or disable auto-updating in preferences for The Unarchiver. Is there such a preference setting, or is there a simple way to check it and change it if necessary. OR perhaps more simply, do you have any plans to issue an update that addresses the Sparkle vulnerability? Thanks in advance for any assistance/information you can provide.

3 Name: ClickClack : 2016-02-16 03:15 ID:/MFpiy4Y [Del]

OK, thanks. Having now had a chance to read more details, it does sound like perhaps this vulnerability might have had its severity exaggerated at first. On its own, auto-updating is obviously both a convenience and a reassurance. The only odd thing is that some apps do not include a preference setting to let the user choose whether to activate auto-updating.

4 Name: rbodgers : 2016-02-22 21:18 ID:DgcEs2SD [Del]

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6 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-02-23 21:16 ID:Heaven [Del]

It still requires you to actually get MITM'd first, which is not that easy to achieve. And if you are, there are plenty of other attacks you might be exposed to.

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