Caustics Generator

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The last version to have source code available and be licensed under GPL.

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0

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Free Download This is where I personally downloaded it from, it can also be found on the developers website (through

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The GUI, as long as you install MFC42.

What does not

The actual rendering of caustics are extremely broken, it renders, and you can see the caustics, but with weird garbled lines going through on the X axis.


There aren't really any workarounds, other than using a VM of course, but you could probably use an image editor to partially fix the corruption.

What was not tested

Nothing to my knowledge, other than rendering through the render animation button, but I'd assume the result would be similar to the render single button.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

This software, even though the tested version is 20 years old is still great, and I'm currently using a VM to use it, using WINE would be nicer. So here I am.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 12.x BookwormJan 17 20249.0N/A Yes YesGarbageUnBeatWater 

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