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Feature request: Continuous rolling demo mode :-)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:49 pm
by MrKiasu
First off, the game is excellent - had a great weekend playing around with it.

But one of my friends made the comment that it would be great to be able to just leave it running in demo mode at work (or even use it as a screensaver) to see what kind of reaction he could provoke (he works at a nuclear research facility :-) and I have to agree it would be a pretty neat feature.

--phil

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:55 pm
by PhantomTa2
I could imagine somebody creating a screensaver of the game playing......won't be me, of course, I can't do anything like that, but from what I've read, a few of the people here could do it.
As for the reaction....get him to set up a webcam pointing to his workstation, then he can post the vids online to let everyone have a laugh at their expense :D

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:41 pm
by zach
We're doing our best :roll:

It would be interesting indeed ... Problem is, to make a "proper" Defcon screensaver from scratch means you more or less have to code the entire concept code again. Just using the supplied graphics for some neat DEFCONesque effects would be that much easier.

I'll look into it, but I'm honestly more interested in mingling with a game based on this wallpaper by Kuth :P

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:44 pm
by shinygerbil
zanzer7 wrote:I'll look into it, but I'm honestly more interested in mingling with a game based on this wallpaper by Kuth :P


Awesome :D

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:13 pm
by kawsper
Based on his work, wouldn't you consider him to be pretty unsafe to execute non-tested code on a work machine? (I know they have everything seperated, and that it couldn't happen) I wouldn't let people install random things on my nuclear power plant if i had one, just as a safety. I think he could get fired for something like that.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:21 am
by TheHappyFriar
someone could get some high res (1024x768+) movies of several demo mode movies & then use one of those screensavers that plays video files.

Re: Feature request: Continuous rolling demo mode :-)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:27 am
by Bamelin
MrKiasu wrote:First off, the game is excellent - had a great weekend playing around with it.

But one of my friends made the comment that it would be great to be able to just leave it running in demo mode at work (or even use it as a screensaver) to see what kind of reaction he could provoke (he works at a nuclear research facility :-) and I have to agree it would be a pretty neat feature.

--phil


I work at a centre for street youth. While at work I started yelling "OMG THE HOLOCAUST HAS STARTED!!!" pointing at the screen (which was in rolling demo mode).

You should have seen the look on one kid's face ... absolute panic.

Honestly I didn't think anyone would take me seriously, I felt like an absolute jerk. :oops: