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Old 03-05-2007, 09:23 PM   #11
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i'd test multiple screens if my computer could handle it
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Old 14-06-2007, 01:38 PM   #12
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Very nice work, I like my new Punisher screensaver.
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Old 14-06-2007, 03:25 PM   #13
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I'm glad you're enjoying it
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:44 PM   #14
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Just a question, what are screen savers? Are they executables with a different extension, or are they some kind of file windows reads?
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:07 PM   #15
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Well on Windows they are really just exe files (although with an scr extension) which respond to certain command line arguments.

You can find articles on creating screensavers on code project and msdn.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:39 AM   #16
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Man this is genious, kudos to you my friend. Now I can have sunset riders and knights of the round for my screensaver !

EDIT: Since you guys seem to know a lot of mame and it's stuff. I came by Simpson's Bowling and they have this at the arcade in the bowling alley in my city. Question is, why is it when I obtain it, it's about 4kb and it doesn't work. It's a 3d game so I was expecting it to be 15mb+. Is this because the game is too new and can't be given out?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:43 AM   #17
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Hey B-Meister,

Sorry, I only noticed this reply now - don't know why I didn't get the notification...

Anyway...

If you check Simpson Bowling at MAWS, you will notice that the game requires CHD files (hard drive files) which can be quite large to download. If you can find the files you should be able to play, although the emulation is set at "imperfect" so I'm not sure how it will play.

Good luck. And thanks for the compliment
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:37 AM   #18
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Hmm.. could someone specify what this MAME is about? And how do these screensavers work then?
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:22 AM   #19
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAME

"MAME is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software, with the intent of preserving gaming history and preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. The name is an acronym for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator."

Mamesaver really just runs selected games as screensavers. Looks really cool - you should try it out...
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:20 PM   #20
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Wow this is such a great idea! I've got to try this soon!
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