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Slow Spheres

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:42 pm
by Martin Steen
Just for teh lulz:

http://www.faktor0.de/sslow.gz
(single executable file compressed with gzip)

To start the program:
gunzip sslow.gz
chmod 755 sslow
./sslow

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Required Nekoware SDL packages
(same as for "thieves"):

neko_sdl-1.2.13.tardist
neko_libiconv-1.11.tardist
neko_expat-2005-01-28.tardist
neko_gettext-0.17.tardist
neko_glib-2.12.13.tardist
neko_libcroco-0.6.1.tardist
neko_libxml2-2.6.27.tardist
neko_zlib-1.2.3-r1.tardist
neko_ncurses-5.7.tardist
neko_readline-4.3.tardist

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:49 pm
by snowolf
Very cool! Is the source code available by any chance? :]

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:28 am
by squeen
Looks cool. Can't wait to try it.

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:58 am
by Geoman
again: fine piece of work!

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:42 am
by Martin Steen
snowolf wrote:Very cool! Is the source code available by any chance? :]


Not yet. I have to clean up the code before I show it to the public.

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:14 am
by hamei
Martin Steen wrote: I have to clean up the code before I show it to the public.

I keep the door to my bedroom closed, too :D

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:59 am
by squeen
On the Onxy with default gamma, the spheres are a bit too white. Is there a command-line option for gamma correction?

Also, have you thought of submitting this to Xscreensaver?

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:38 am
by Martin Steen
squeen wrote:On the Onxy with default gamma, the spheres are a bit too white. Is there a command-line option for gamma correction?


You're right!
I must add some commandline-options. If I can manage it, I do an update this weekend.

squeen wrote:Also, have you thought of submitting this to Xscreensaver?


No. But thank you for the hint!

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:03 am
by canavan
A nekoware-style tardist.

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:25 am
by Martin Steen
squeen wrote:On the Onxy with default gamma, the spheres are a bit too white. Is there a command-line option for gamma correction?


Unfortunatelly, the SGI implementation of SDL does not support SDL_SetGamma.

But you can change the size and the number of the spheres now with two new
commandline-options:

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-num <n> - set number of spheres (2..512) default=64
-size <s> - set size of spheres (0.2 .. 5.0) default=1.0


Example: ./sslow -num 16 -size 0.5

The new executable is here:
http://www.faktor0.de/sslow.gz

There is also a soundtrack for the program to get you into the right mood:
http://www.faktor0.de/music/slow_spheres.mp3
(ca 15 minutes of ambient noise, size = 14MB)

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:31 am
by Martin Steen
canavan wrote:A nekoware-style tardist.


Wow, thanks!

Since I never learned how to make a tardist, I am happy if somebody is doing it!
:-)

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:17 am
by canavan
The required bits to re-generate a new tardist are part of the archive itself in the opt.dist component. You could either use the swpkg tool for a nice GUI to package editing and generation, or edit the .idb to add/remove files or change their location, or the .spec to change versions, dependencies, package names and descriptions. If you want to start from scratch, a number of scripts have been posted here to automate package generation, my attempt is attached to a thread discussing pixie.

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:53 am
by Bill622
Newbie question: could it be used as a screen saver on my SGI ?

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:18 am
by mis
Hey everyone

i saw the screenshot and thought why not try that on my O2 R5200 300 mhz

i installed all the parts and ran it
hoever i then get this

Trace/BPT/RangeErr/divZero/Ovflow trap (core dumped)

Any ideer what thats all about or some way i can solve it so i can check it out ?


best reguards

mis

Re: Slow Spheres

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:23 am
by nekonoko
mis wrote:i installed all the parts and ran it
hoever i then get this

Trace/BPT/RangeErr/divZero/Ovflow trap (core dumped)

Any ideer what thats all about or some way i can solve it so i can check it out ?


That's usually an indication you're trying to run software compiled on 6.5.21+ on a a lesser version.