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Title: True Windows screensaver
Post by: Antoni Gual on September 16, 2005, 02:16:59 PM
Do a true Windows screensaver in Freebasic, one that people can truly use.
You can use Jofers' Screensaver Kit. http://www.betterwebber.com/stuff/FB_ScreenSaverKit.zip to avoid having to mess with the windows API, or you can work it out for yourself.

The only condition is it must work when renamed as *.scr and previewed  in the Win Screensaver panel. Don't need to be configurable, but it must be usable...

This is the FBN thread where Jofers presented the kit http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1173


Title: True Windows screensaver
Post by: Rattrapmax6 on September 16, 2005, 03:12:56 PM
Okay.. I got this kit, but it says I'm missing the Windows.bi ?

I looked thru my files, I have a Windows.h, but no .bi ?

 :-?


Title: True Windows screensaver
Post by: rdc on September 16, 2005, 04:41:14 PM
I think you'll need .15 for this. It doesn't work under .14.


Title: True Windows screensaver
Post by: Antoni Gual on September 16, 2005, 04:58:53 PM
It seems I started this to soon....
Yes, I forgot I have the latest headers from the CVS. Probably it would work changing the includes  to the old  kernel  -user -gdi

If someone having v 0.14 can try it and works, here we go. If it does'nt work, as most people will not be willing to get an unstable version, let's pospone it until v0.15 is official.

I think it will be a great challenge..


Title: True Windows screensaver
Post by: Rattrapmax6 on September 16, 2005, 05:25:16 PM
Okay....  :king:


Title: True Windows screensaver
Post by: red_Marvin on September 16, 2005, 06:30:50 PM
Awww, I'm on linux here :/
Let's see if I can write some graphical code and someone other test
it hmm?


Title: Re: True Windows screensaver
Post by: stylin on November 04, 2005, 01:35:31 AM
Quote from: "Antoni Gual"
Do a true Windows screensaver in Freebasic, one that people can truly use.
You can use Jofers' Screensaver Kit. http://www.betterwebber.com/stuff/FB_ScreenSaverKit.zip to avoid having to mess with the windows API, or you can work it out for yourself.

If I may make a suggestion: Set a theme for this screensaver. Being a new denizen of this community, I'm not sure how you go about judging contest entrants, but it seems to me that having some guidelines to follow would make it a lot easier to compare/contrast them.

And I'll probably be entering as well - what are the deadlines?