The first version of Frackin’ Reserve! was only for Windows, and the second version was a web version, but suffered from some typical web limitations. This version is cross platform for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It requires Mono, which is a free download that you can get here.
Frackin’ Reserve! is a fractional reserve banking and compound interest simulator to help explain the fraudulent nature of the monetary system. A 6-part series that explains the fraud can be found here.
As with the previous versions, you can download the complete source code here:
It’s not all perfectly clean as much of it is directly from the first Windows version where the programming style is more linear so that non-programmers can easily follow along and read the tutorial comments.
You can also download a stand-alone version here. Depending on your computer setup, you may need to open a terminal and run it with the following command:
The program will then run natively. (GTK# does an excellent job with the native platform GUI look and feel.)
On Mac OS X, you can download and extract the program, then open a terminal and run it like this:
And it looks like this:
Similarly, on Linux (Ubuntu):
Which looks like:
I have no setup packages or installers for Linux or OS X yet, and don’t know when I’ll have time for them.