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Author Topic: InstantStorm: Freeware to make Flash based screensavers  (Read 8866 times)
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« on: February 14, 2008, 11:07:16 PM »

I meant to post about this a while ago.  There are a number of such tools to make screensavers out of Adobe Flash movies, here's a nice new free one, created by two 18yr old authors.

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InstantStorm is a Windows freeware tool for creating Flash based screensavers with many advanced features. All you have to do is to choose a SWF file, set screensaver parameters and compile an executable installer.

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 01:07:32 AM »

Good link thanks! Will come in handy in the future! I never understand how to make a screensaver from an exe file, renaming doesn't seem to do the trick.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 03:03:49 AM »

OH GOD!  Does that mean I can convert that damn 'How far can you throw a paper plane?', (http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=11601.0), thing to a screensaver ?

Nothing's ever going to get done around here now.....................  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 03:24:20 AM »

 Grin When you do that, 4wd, please post it on DC! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 03:37:46 AM »

Grin When you do that, 4wd, please post it on DC! Wink

I've done it, easier than I thought.

Sorry, can't post a link......I'm waiting for the screensaver to appear.............

Damn YOU mouser  mad

EDIT: Oh OK....I shouldn't be the only one not getting anything done  tongue   (You need to hit a key to exit.)

* PP.exe (1621.16 KB - downloaded 278 times.)
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 05:49:35 AM »

Hmm... it is really not all the same *fun* to play this version, because I cannot cheat and have the mouse enter from the other side of the screen - the mouse will not let go of the plane. But thanks, anyway, 4wd!

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I used the previous version of Instant Storm to make a screensaver from Pink Floyd's Painted Ladies

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Rename to .scr No, that was not the way to do it. Here's a zipped version instead:
* PaintedLadies.zip (2024.68 KB - downloaded 340 times.)
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 07:24:20 PM »

Hmm... it is really not all the same *fun* to play this version, because I cannot cheat and have the mouse enter from the other side of the screen - the mouse will not let go of the plane. But thanks, anyway, 4wd!

Into everything a little cr@p must flow  cheesy

I managed to get 66m playing the screensaver version.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 04:00:11 AM »

I managed to get 66m playing the screensaver version.

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any tricks? I mean: I was almost proud when I finally passed through the window!
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 05:53:06 AM »

That is a very nice application. I used it to create screensavers from Youtube videos, just had to convert the flv to swf format first. Wrote a how to on my blog about it Wink I really like my Day of the Tentacle video walkthrough screensaver, hehe.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 05:57:38 PM »

I managed to get 66m playing the screensaver version.

66m



any tricks? I mean: I was almost proud when I finally passed through the window!

Bump up your mouse dpi as far as it will go, max out the acceleration (so a twitch sends it across the screen - Logitech mice=good), then just keep at it until you hit the right point  cheesy

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