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ABOUT and FAQ

Here you can learn more about V0LT

Why does my antivirus get tripped on this site?

Chances are your antivirus is detecting the background mining program on the site. Instead of using advertisments to earn revenue, I set up a system on some pages of the site where users can opt in to mine for "Monero" for V0LT, in return for perks on the site. I think this is a much better alternative to ads, because they don't ruin the user experience, and the user can decide whether or not they want to mine or not. They aren't punished if they opt out, but are rewarded if they opt in.

Where can I contact you?

If you need to contact V0LT, you can get in touch at vieirast@icloud.com. I also have an email run off of this server, at cvieira@cvprogramming.tk. This would be the first email to try, but if you don't get a response in a day or two, try the vieirast@icloud.com one.

Why does my browser say this site isn't secure?

This probably means that your browser isn't properly configured. V0LT's server is encrypted by a "Lets Encrypt" certificate. It Lets Encrypt isn't in your browser's trusted settings (which it shouldn't be), then your browser will say this website is insecure.

What operating systems is your software compatable with?

It really depends on the program, but V0LT has programs that are supported on Linux, Android, MacOS, Windows, and even some WebGL capable programs. I usually develop in Unity, so most will be compatible with MacOS, Windows, and Linux. The command line based programs, however, only work on MacOS. For the programs that support it, I also try to make an Android version.

Do you offer refunds?

Unless the platform directly supports refunds (For example, Itch or Patreon), then we don't offer refunds. We will do everything possible to make sure you are satisfied with your product though, including giving store credit or other compensation. If you are having a problem with a product, please contact me at my email above, and I'll do everything in my power to fix it.

Do you accept donations?

Donations are what keep V0LT alive and running! Most V0LT programs are free (exluding a few), so donations are the real source of income I get for the content I produce. Keep in mind that a compliment in the form of an email is just as valuable as a donation to me, if not more. The easiest way to donate is to either buy a paid V0LT program/game, or to fill in a donation amount when you download a free program/game from V0LT's Itch.io page (most of the items on the 'Programs' are downloaded through Itch.io). Alternatively, you can send donations to V0LT via cryptocurrency, or Patreon. For more information on this method, see this page

I've heard that background cryptocurrency miners are bad. How come you use them?

In my opinion, crypto-miners are great pieces of software that eliminate the need for advertisments. Sadly, most people use them to sneakily steal your CPU power for profit. This obviously is not my intent. Before the miner starts, it will ask you if you would like to support V0LT. I kindly ask that if you are comfortable with this site, and you feel like I deserve it, that you enable the miner. It uses your spare CPU power to mine for a cryptocurrency called Monero. As soon as you close the webpage, the miner is stopped. Nothing is ever downloaded or installed. Everything runs from within your browser.

Why should I trust that V0LT will provide high quality content?

Most of V0LT's products are free, so if you want to purchase a paid product but are unsure, I recommend checking some of the free ones out first. I try to build all V0LT products - free or paid - with the same quality, so customers can see what they will get when they buy one. Paid programs really just have more features, and have had more time put into them. If you have any further questions about purchases, please contact me at my email above.

What platform do you develop with?

I use my Early 2017, 15in MacBook Pro for almost all of my development. I often borrow hardware from friends, though, in order to test software I've developed for other platforms. I also use my Raspberry Pi, and occasionally (though, rarely) using Windows through my Mac's Bootcamp set-up. I strongly believe that MacOS is one of the most powerful, effective, and well made operating systems for software development, and other creative content creation. Chances are I'll use MacOS or some Linux variation over all other operating systems whenever I'm given the chance.

Why do you like MacOS so much?

I could go on for hours on this question, but I'll try to keep it concise. Other operating systems, like Windows and Linux, are made to run on all sorts of hardware. MacOS, however, is built for Macs and Macs alone. Every line of code in the OS is optimized specifically for your device, so you get the most security and performance possible for the cost. Many people accuse Mac of being to expensive, but for what Apple lacks in pricing, they make up for in customer service. Every time I've had a problem with my Mac, they've gotten it fixed quickly and at zero charge to me. The biggest reason of all? A Mac can run almost all mainstream operating systems (Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD), and yet no other computer can run MacOS natively.