OpenGL installed . Hardware-acceleration recommended.
3DTop will work on any modern PC.
To use 3DTop.
Left mouse-button is for selecting and dragging things
around if an icon is selected, and changing your view if no icon is selected.
Control-key + left mouse-button is for rotating things.
Control-key + left mouse-button is for selecting multiple
Control-key + left mouse-button followed by simultaneously
holding down the right mouse-button will let you select a distance when
you're selecting multiple objects with the rubberbox....
Shift-key + left mouse-button is for strafe-mode or
Shift-key + double-click is for unity-sizing an object
(size = 1.0).
Cursor up/down will move you resp. forward and backward.
Cursor left/right will let you look around.
Shift + cursor up/down/left/right will move you up/down/left/right.
Left mouse-button and dragging followed by simultaneously
holding down the right mouse-button will change the distance of the icon
when an icon was selected or else the height of your view-point.
Right mouse-button is for selecting colors, pop-up menus
and cancel-stuff etc..
Paintings can only be dragged by selecting the bottom-
or top-edge, sizing by dragging one of the other edges.
I believe that's it.
OOPS, most important, quit/exit by key "Esc" on your
keyboard or "ALT"+"F4".
Icons such as "My Computer" and "Network" are icons
that the program can not find on the normal desktop. Therefore you'll have
to make shortcuts of these in your 3DTop folder.
Shortcuts or files can also be dragged onto the 3dtop.
Icons that are deleted from 3dtop are deleted from the
normal desktop also (however...see below)!
!- If you don't want the icons of the
normal desktop to be used, you can alternatively copy "3DTop.exe"
to a directory of your choice where you can then store and use your shortcuts
or files (copy them from your normal desktop for instance). If you've done
that you'll realize that it is only a small step to surfing your entire
computer with 3DTop, but that will take some extra time in programming,
while the practical use of it is questionable -!
-Windows NT users, if you haven't done it already, set
"smooth edges of screen fonts" in "Display"-> "Plus" to on (checked). This
will make all text look better.