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OpenGL Screensavers.

Unread postby ph0enix » Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:18 pm

Does anybody know where you can find OpenGL based screensavers for IRIX? There exist a couple of OpenGL screensavers for other OSses, i.e. the "Really Slick Screensavers" collection for Linux and Windows :cry: - I like the "Flurry" screensaver in Mac OS X 10.2 - but it seems you can't have so cool things for IRIX (and even the announced "Falls" screensaver for IRIX 6.5.18 from SGI doesn't work so they decided to not implement it) :cry:

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Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:14 pm

One place I know of would be the xscreensaver-4.01 package from SGI Freeware: http://freeware.sgi.com/Installable/xsc ... -4.01.html

There are a number of OpenGL screensavers included in the package, some are pretty nice.
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Unread postby ph0enix » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:38 pm

the xscreensaver collection isn't really cool, if you're looking for something amazing... SGI can more... :wink:

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Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Feb 02, 2003 3:56 pm

Well depends on your graphics option; some of the stuff in xscreensavers relies on texture which puts them out of reach of a lot of legacy SGI users anyway :)

I bet RSS can be ported though.
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Unread postby Shtoink » Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:13 pm

xscreensavers in kinda cool but how do you get it to lock the screen or acutally select and act as your screensaver?

Some new screensaver would be nuce, but I think my fav by far is Electropaint. There's actually an OpenGL clone of it WinBoxen. It's very nice, easy to configure and has a ton of options.

Get it at http://www.planestate.net

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Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:30 pm

Shtoink wrote:xscreensavers in kinda cool but how do you get it to lock the screen or acutally select and act as your screensaver?


Well you would need to disable the current IRIX screensaver (namely xlock & the haven wrapper) and use xscreensaver instead. You could do that manually by launching xscreensaver or hack some custom setups into /usr/lib/X11/savers/defaults/ and use the standard control panel (which I haven't really messed with much).

Some new screensaver would be nuce, but I think my fav by far is Electropaint. There's actually an OpenGL clone of it WinBoxen. It's very nice, easy to configure and has a ton of options.

Get it at http://www.planestate.net


Gah! It's for Windows only. I have no x86 hardware so I'm out. :(
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Unread postby Shtoink » Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:32 pm

Wow! I need to check my spelling more thouroughly before hitting that submit button. LOL

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Unread postby lisp » Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:47 am

I compiled the unix version of the reallyslick screensavers, and they seem to work OK. I added files to my /usr/lib/X11/savers/defaults to contain extra files for each screensaver, basing them off the one for Atlantis. Seems to work fine, despite haven being designed for IrisGL savers.
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Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:16 am

Very cool; I figured that would be the approach to take (using /usr/lib/X11/savers/defaults files as examples). Did the RSS source build without modification?
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Unread postby lisp » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:01 pm

My memory on the initial compilation is hazy - I believe it initially compiled ok. I made my own source modifications to replace the squares with textures for the "lights" with gourad shaded triangle fans, since I don't have any TRAM.
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Unread postby Simon » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:08 pm

Could you post some binaries please ? :) I checked the Windows version of these scrensavers this afternoon and some are really cool, especially one named Helios.

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Unread postby Shtoink » Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:17 pm

I'd like to give it a shot...

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Compiling rss-glx under IRIX 6.5.18m

Unread postby Hakimoto » Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:25 am

Hi guys...

I attempted the compile and it failed with something strange. But at that time I had the 3.21 gcc installed, so it might have been that. I wil try again, once I have bootstrapped 3.22, and report it here.
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Re: Compiling rss-glx under IRIX 6.5.18m

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:37 am

You don't have to bootstrap 3.2.2 anymore, unless you want to - SGI posted a tardist on their beta Freeware site:

http://freeware.sgi.com/beta/fw_gcc-3.2.2.tardist
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Yippee...

Unread postby Hakimoto » Mon Mar 31, 2003 5:17 am

Yippie! And that's gonna work fine under IRIX 6.5.18m?

I do wonder...
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