JWildfire FAQ

Answers to common questions about JWildfire

  1. What is JWildfire Sanctuary ?

    JWildfire is a free, software based (windows, mac and linux) , fractal flame generator and editor (tina), which uses a variety of algorithms to generate beautiful fractal flame art, which you can use for your own purposes. 

  2. Where can I download it ?


  3. Is it free?

    There are two versions, a Steam Powered version (using the steam library) which is paid for, but offers advantages, and is available here. Or 100% free version available from the link above, but it is strongly urged that you make a donation toward it’s continual improvement.

  4. Is it available for other platforms ?

    It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux. There is a smaller lighter version available for Android devices.

  5. How do I install JWildfire for Windows ?

    You can follow the instructions on this page.

  6. Is there a JWildfire Sanctuary manual ?

    Yes, in the latest version there are some guides and instructions placed throughout the software. There is also an absolute wealth of guides, tutorials on this website and a great community willing to help you learn.

  7. Can I use my creations however I want ?

    Yes, there’s no restrictions on what you do with your created images.

  8. What are flames ?

    Flames are the set of parameters that create a fractal flame image. They can be copied and pasted into JWildfire to recreate images made by others. You can browse a huge collection of them here

  9. What are scripts ?

    Scripts, are an automatic way of generating flames with random settings. Once a script is installed, it can be run to generate many different flames. There are lots of scripts to try out here

  10. If I use someones flame or a script to make a fractal , do I need to credit its creator ?

    Yes, you must always make sure to credit anyone’s work used in helping you make a design. In the case of scripts, it’s required that you post a link to where you obtained the script, so that others can find and use this themselves.

  11. Where can I get support for the software?

    You can visit the JWildfire Sanctuary Forums at or join a JWildfire Facebook group here or here and ask for advice there. Under no circumstances, contact the author directly.

  12. Where can I get downloads and other additional resources for JWildfire?

    Right here at the JWildfire Sanctuary website, or you can visit the JWildfire Forum

  13. Are there any other websites I can take a look at ?

    There’s the excellent JWildfire Art Galleries the Unofficial JWildfire Wiki and the JWildfire Code repository

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