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    Screen saver examples

    I had around an old perl script (imagine who was the author ) that is very close to be a screen saver.
    I also tested it:
    • create the equivalent .EXE with thinBundle
    • rename .EXE to .SCR
    • put .SCR into %WindowsDir%\SYSTEM32\ directory

    all seems working except for smoke image not found. Under WinXP it should be placed into user directory because screen saver is executed from there for security reasons.

    So the idea is: what about creating nice screen savers with all the candy of TBGL possibilities?

    Here is the initial code.

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    Re: Screen saver examples

    Cool Eros, i just ran the executeable and did not try the scr renaming. But great to know that it is possible.
    Where should the texture files go? Kinda confused on that.
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    Re: Screen saver examples

    For what I've seen you should put all the stuff into %USERPROFILE% directory.
    To see which is %USERPROFILE% directory open a command prompt and type SET. You will get all environment variable.
    Do not know about Win9X systems.

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    Re: Screen saver examples

    Thanks Eros, never knew of that command.
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    Re: Screen saver examples

    Hi Eros,

    it works ok.
    Under WinME I had to put scr to System instead of System32, else it could no be located.

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