What is it?
Pure Portable Pleasure
is a suite of portable applications
put together originally for
House Euphrates with
a focus on classic retro games and emulation. It also has just
about every type of program you can imagine, so it's not just
about games, you can do just about anything! The program
launcher is called pStart, which runs in the notification
section of the windows taskbar and provides an easy to use and
modify menu system. It also lets you makes notes and has a
search facility. You can read more about pStart here and some
general stuff about
What can I do with Pure Portable
Just about anything ! Not just
games! With OpenOffice 2.3, lots of graphical & multimedia
application and heaps of tools you can take your office and your
desktop with you. And then there are the games. The particular
situations that you might use Pure Portable Pleasure for
- The portable office or
applications for content creation: The extensive range
of programs means you can use this as a portable office and
get 99% of stuff that people do on computer done. If you
need some other application that is not here, then have a
look at the full listing of programs
& collections available for download and also read the
section on modding
- Security & private web
browsing:: You can browse the web on a computer and not
leave a trace using the standalone version of Firefox
- General Purpose
Toolkit: There are lots of tools that can be used for
all sorts of things
- Overcome limitations of
work computers: In many work places the computers are
tied up tight with security limitations making them next to
useless for doing anything usefull
- Explore & Learn:
There are number of educational programs for you.
- Enjoy the Games:
The reason for this collection!
What do I need to run Pure
Portable Pleasure ?
1. Windows XP PC
with access to a USB port*
- NB: not tested in
Vista or 2000
2. You need Flash & Shockwave plugin to play many of the Games
*There are other ways to
run PPP, in fact anyway you can copy the files or the zip onto
the PC will do eg over a network,
What Applications come with Pure
- Games -
over 50 games including some
- Game emulators - 4
of 'em, emulate Arcades, N64, SNES and classic Sega
consoles. Wow. See below.
- Graphics - edit
bitmaps with Paint.Net, 3D models with Blender,
2D vector graphics with Draw, do CAD with FreeCAD,
edit those pesky Icons with Greenfish Icon Editor and
from the same company a graphic convertor. And there's more!
- OpenOffice - the
complete suite. Easier to use than Office 2007! Heaps of
tools, planners, Sunbird Agenda
- Internet - browse the web
with safety with Firefox, Radio Screamer,
Filezilla, TinyIRC, utorrent, IM with
Miranda and more..
- Musical treats! Try
SynthEdit,neat synthesiser/fx box builder. Awesome!
Psycle music sequencer, Audacity audio file
- Multimedia Apps,
heaps! Try Billy a neat little mp3 player, Zoom,
a fully fledged Multimedia player, Virtual Dub the
speedy video editor, rip and burn CD's and DVD's. It's mind
Applications, calculators and tools, including some maps &
reference material. We also feature Celestia the
wonderful space simulation, Oscilloscope which
turns your PC into one and Stellarium.
- Maths - 4 Maths
packages. Not much you can't do. And of course the
spreadsheet in OpenOffice!
- Developers tools -
Kompser for WYSIWYG HTML editing, 2 programmers
editors, ASCII and Base convertors and more...
- Various utilities and
tools - too numerous to mention. How did you do
What can't you do with Pure Portable
- Flash - there is no
flash or shockwave editor, though you can make a simple
click through slideshow with impress that you can save as a
Flash file (.swf) file.
- Email Client - I
removed Thunderbird to make some space. Easily added.
- Run a web server -
I also removed XAMMP and JSAS (portable Joomla portal) both
of which are easily added, and both work by the way.
Can I mod Pure Portable Pleasure
Sure can! Any standalone
application can be added. You can try applications from Portable
Apps, WinPenPack or any other standalone apps you can find on
the web. If you find a good one let me know.
The menu can be edited by
opening pStart in Panel mode,
- Select the items
- Browse through the groups
and items that make up the menu
- Select where you want to
add your new item (file, folder or group)
- Click on the edit menu (or
- Choose your action eg add
new file, folder or group, remove etc
Advanced Use: Editing
manually the xml configuration file pStart.xml which is in the \pstart
folder, is another option. Be careful with the syntax, it's xml
and if you break it, Pure Portable Pleasure may not work
properly. pStart will try to fix it if the syntax is duff. If
you can't fix it there is a back up in the folder which will
take you back to the original configuration.