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Postby Cheshyr » Tue May 16, 2006 10:04 pm

Amen. Screensaver mode would rock. Maybe as a patch after release, or an addon or something?
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Postby MMC » Thu May 18, 2006 1:48 am

Nah... included as standard would be best.

But what about running the screensaver on an office PC when there are the type of 'Induhviduals' around who follow the pattern of those mentioned in the 'This is not real' thread.
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Postby Cheshyr » Thu May 18, 2006 3:31 am

Haha.. reminds me of my roommate a few years back. He was kinda skittish, aned I shared a dorm room with him. I was playing Battlezone or something or other at the time.. real time text-based war strategy game. I had finally saved up enough cash in the game to manufacture my first nuke. I was all excited, and I turned to him saying, "I just ordered a Nuke! It should arrive tomorrow!".

He turned to look at me, horrified. "What, here?!".

I just stared at him for a minute, then quietly left the room so he didn't see me bust out laughing. But seriously, one of my proudest moments ever. My roommate thought I actually had the means and connections to have a nuke delivered to my dorm room. :-D

And I was suggesting as a patch just because I don't want the shipping date to be pushed back 3 months because they have to add screensaver code.
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Postby MMC » Thu May 18, 2006 5:45 pm

Would you actually notice another 3 months?
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Postby xyzyxx » Thu May 18, 2006 5:49 pm

:x Yes.
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Postby xander » Thu May 18, 2006 5:53 pm

Yes.

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Postby Cheshyr » Thu May 18, 2006 5:55 pm

Yeah, I would. I'd understand... hell, I waited for Oblivion. But I'd definitely notice.
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Postby timonator » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:55 pm

just a random spam post: screensavers for linux and every other OS that runs an X11 server are also simple binaries that just need to take control over the root window.
one of the screensavers is only a shell script, so thats hould be doable :D
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Postby Babylon5 » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:35 pm

Aw, the dust was just starting to get thick on this thread ='(
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Postby Serathii » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:39 pm

Operator, I need the president. Tell him to cancel the dustmite invasion of Topic Roger-Echo-Delta.
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Postby Dimension Jump » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:53 pm

A little late I know, but another idea for preventing fear of screen burn could be to shake the map every time a nuke/missile hits a target. You could probably further narrow that down so that it only shakes when a certain region is hit (perhaps the one your PC is set to).
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Postby Serathii » Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:53 pm

Or make the screen scroll sideways, rotating around the world. (i.e. seamless map, so just spin it like a globe.)
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Postby Montyphy » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:05 pm

Or perhaps you could just do the world a favour and turn your monitor off.
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Postby Slinken » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:37 pm

Montyphy wrote:Or perhaps you could just do the world a favour and turn your monitor off.

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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:17 pm

Or even turn the whole computer off and really save some electricity ;)

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