Making a Screensaver?

This is a discussion on Making a Screensaver? within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; i have a nice program that i'd like to make into a screen saver (using Allegro), how would i go ...

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    Making a Screensaver?

    i have a nice program that i'd like to make into a screen saver (using Allegro), how would i go about doing this? (i heard you need MSVC++)

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    well, there's the easy way and the hard way

    the easy way is to rename the .exe to .scr (it really works!), but you miss all the functionality of the screen saver utility

    the hard way is to look for exe2scr in the net, or something like that, there are a lot of tools for doing that

    Good luck

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    i tried the conversion method

    how would i get it to show up in the windows list of screen savers?

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    Just put it in your windows directory.

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    I think it's actually \windows\system for Win9X and \windows\system32 for WinNT/2k/me/xp

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    hmm.. it's not working

    i put it (ssaver.scr) into c:\windows\ and c:\windows\system but i haven't seen it in the list yet.. when i click on it it says "sscaver.scr can't be found"

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    maybe cuz you're spelling it wrong? just a thought.

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    I tried doing it with an exe and it worked!, try only placing it in one folder

    is it a DOS or console program? I'm not sure if these work as a screen saver.


    Good luck

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    Hey, sorry for telling you the wrong directory. I was thinking of bmp's for your desktop...All of my screensavers are in windows\system.

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    yeah, i realized i wasn't compiling as WinAllegro

    if anyone has MSVC++ installed and wouldn't mind sending me a few files i need to compile Allegro for windows please email me
    jturk@conceptofzero.com thanks

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