A downloadable tool for Windows and Linux

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ManyNames is a toolbox of text generators, including humanoid names, eldritch things, hacker names, and similar. 

Included tools:

Words: Generates random words using either simple English syllabic rules or a Markov chainer of English words.

Names: Generate people names using a word generator, a Markov chainer trained on real names, and a database of real names. Also includes nicknames.

Eldrich:  Generate either creepy seeming objects, or short story prompts that have an eldrich feel.

Cyberpunk: Generate leet hacker names, and optionally leet hacker software names.

Numbers Station: Generate operation code names, station code names and numbers-station style broadcasts.

SciFi (Alpha): Generators for space ship classes, ship names and serial numbers. More coming soon!

Cozy (Alpha): Generators for cozy things. Currently house names.

Thanks for checking out our tool! If there's similar generators you're looking for, we have a pretty powerful set of tools under the hood that make implementing new ones really trivial. Let us know what you're interested in generating and we'll see what we can do!


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In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

manynames-0.3.2-win64.zip 13 MB
manynames-0.3.2-linux64.tar.xz 56 MB

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This sounds like a rad project! I'm getting a couple errors on the Windows version, though:

The program can't start because api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.


Error loading Python DLL 'C:\Users\[login name]\Misc Apps\manynames-win64-0.2.0\python39.dll'.
LoadLibrary: The specified module could not be found.
Is there some straightforward way to fix, or a way to run it using Python directly instead of the .exe?

We’ll take a look at it, sorry you’re having problems with it!

It's okay! Honestly, it's very possible that it's an OS issue with Python 3.9 - my computer is more than a bit out of date.

Interesting! It should not be an issue with python per se, since it should ship with everything it needs to run. If you’re not averse, could you share more details of your setup and the steps you took with me in an email? cassowary at aldercone dot studio Thanks!

Email sent!

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Do you have any special build instructions for linux? I made the program executable, but nothing pops up. I even rebooted my PC and still nothing. I’m using Artix linux and i my system is up to date including my Python version. I’m not a developer, just a casual gamer, but i can tell that a lot of work was put into the making of the tool (CMake, python and all that good stuff).


We've noticed some issues with the glibc abi being different between linuces and so it doesn't seem to run on them; We're working on getting a flatpak put together to hopefully alleviate this problem on linux! Stay tuned it should be this week.


Hi! I'm happy to report we have likely fixed the bug you were experiencing, and also made the fit and finish a bit more user friendly. We've updated the download instructions with how to install ManyNames much more conveniently.