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Post by zaq »

Normally you can change any executable file (*.exe) into a screensaver.
(By changing .exe in .scr, and putting it in the system folder).

Would it be possible to create a 'launcher.scr' which resides
in the system directory and starts something like:

-> c:\games\rocksndiamonds.exe "autoplay LEVELDIR"

(The actual launcher could get the parameters from dnd-launcher.conf
which also is present in the system folder)

Just an idea. But it would be fun to have a dnd screensaver, if it isn't too hard to achieve!
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Post by Holger »

Sounds funny! Probably not too much work -- maybe a nice excercise for people with knowledge in VisualBasic or .NET or something like that. Alan Bond wrote a R'n'D launcher to start R'n'D with command line paramaters (for those who prefer to use mouse and buttons).

In fact, this should be a few-line-program even in C... :-)

Another thing is the currently relatively long startup time (at least on my 733 MHz system :-D ), but this is probably no problem at all when using it as a screensaver (although one might want to suppress the startup messages and have the game directly start with playing demo level tapes).

But I like that idea! (And would like to experiment a bit with it... :-) )

*edit*

BTW: It's R'n'D, not "dnd"... ;-)
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Post by zaq »

Yeah, ehm i played too much Dungeons and Dragons
games in my previous life i guess.

Well i'll give it try myself with vb.net.
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Post by Mark »

We have extra animations that can be turned on. Right? I think a screensaver is cool. But I mean the animations are there for the same reason. No?
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