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    Nick Walker
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    Snow saver for new graphic display

    Hi all

    Does anyone know if there is a version of the snow saver that will work on
    the new graphics display?

    Thanks ... nick

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    Snow saver for new graphic display

    Quoting Nick Walker <nickwalker911 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

    > Hi all
    >
    > Does anyone know if there is a version of the snow saver that will work on
    > the new graphics display?
    >
    >

    none yet. I had figured I'd try, but I have had zero time to tackle it.
    -kdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdf
    Quoting Nick Walker <nickwalker911 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

    > Hi all
    >
    > Does anyone know if there is a version of the snow saver that will work on
    > the new graphics display?
    >
    >

    none yet. I had figured I'd try, but I have had zero time to tackle it.
    -kdf
    I would kill for this plugin on my new SB2!! Any news on this?

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    Re: Snow saver for new graphic display

    On 12-Sep-05, at 2:05 PM, Rickarddahlstrand wrote:
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    >
    > I would kill for this plugin on my new SB2!! Any news on this?
    >

    I think the status is pretty much exactly the same.
    I believe it has been removed from the builds and I know of no third
    party that is currently working on converting it
    -k


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    What's the snow saver?

    Max

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Walker
    Hi all

    Does anyone know if there is a version of the snow saver that will work on
    the new graphics display?

    Thanks ... nick
    Some people think the title of this song is irrelevant,
    but it's not irrelevant - it's a hippopotamus.

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    Re: Snow saver for new graphic display

    Quoting "max.spicer" <max.spicer.1vaozz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

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    > What's the snow saver?


    When screensavers were first added to the slimserver featureset (before
    SqueezeBoxG was released), Felix posted a Snow screensaver that used custom
    characters to show falling 'snowflakes' on the display. It was fantastic, and
    eventually included in the server builds in order to demo the screensaver
    feature. When the display went graphic, the server no longer supported the
    custom characters in the same way. The snow screensaver was rendered useless
    for all new devices and is no longer included in the builds. It needs a fairly
    extensive rewrite, and while the server is closer to supporting custom symbols,
    it probably does need more work to get there. As you can imagine, rendering
    falling snow on the screen tends to get lost in all the other work.

    -k

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    Really? I'd have thought that SlimDevices would make it their top priority! ;-)

    Max

    Quote Originally Posted by kdf
    As you can imagine, rendering
    falling snow on the screen tends to get lost in all the other work.
    Some people think the title of this song is irrelevant,
    but it's not irrelevant - it's a hippopotamus.

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    Re: Snow saver for new graphic display

    On 14-Sep-05, at 4:53 AM, max.spicer wrote:

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    > Really? I'd have thought that SlimDevices would make it their top
    > priority! ;-)
    >

    but getting the snowflakes to display in cyrillic is a bugger
    -k


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    Snow saver for new graphic display

    Hi all

    Well, Phil Barrett was the creator of the Snow saver.
    I did quite some screensavers (TinyLittlePacMan, WorldClock, LineX, and BinaryClock, but Snow is not my Baby.
    And yes, it was fantastic - I remember having it running all winter long.

    Felix

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    Craig, James (IT)
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    Re: Snow saver for new graphic display

    Is there any documentation on how to manipulate the SB2 display
    anywhere?
    The only plugin that seems to do anything with it is SlimTris and I
    can't quite work out what's going on.


    James
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