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Creating a screen saver

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Hey all, I was just wondering if anyone could point me to a good tutorial or something about making screen savers. Something with some sample code would be good. And preferably no DX or OGL. Thanks for your help.

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All you do to make a screen saver, is write a regular program, make sure it automatically closes on keypresses/mousemove, change the extension .scr and i think there was one more thing.... I believe make your Appname "SCREENSAVER:Appname" instead of Appname or something like that... It''s a been a while since I last did it...

There will be an extra command line entry windows will send , "/c" and "/s" are the two possibilities I think.... One to pop open the configuration box, the other to run the screensaver.

Some of this could (probably is) a little off, and I''ve only tried it with VB so I don''t know for sure on somethings...


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