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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Hey man this is sweet! I did try to set it as my screen saver as directed and when my screen saver is coming up I get this error:

    Error in cDevice.Initialize
    Automation Error

    I cannot seem to figure out what the heck it is talking about... Any ideas?
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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Looks like it cannot initialize DirectX for drawing. Didn't face that problem yet, for me it works fine.

    Does it work when you try the 'test screensaver' button from windows?

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Yeah it previews just fine... I forgot to add after myfirst post that after the initial error I click 'ok' and get the following error:

    DirectX error: D3DERR_DRIVERINTERNALERROR

    Is this something that I would need to fix on my end?
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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Hm no idea, really. When it works by doubleclicking it should also work as a screensaver. Coz that's nothing more than a program started by windows. But the error message gives you a internal driver error - maybe your computer is shutting down devices on screensaver activation? Eg. hard drives, screen or graphics card?

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Ah well... I will just start pokin' around on my machine and if I happen to come across the problem I will certainly let you know just in case anyone else has the problem.
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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    That's be nice, thanks.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Works great on my computer (ATI 9600 pro), very very nice job.


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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Simply amazing. Here is an idea how to get the desktop to appear. Take all the files located on the desktop and create icons on your program that will show up above the animation in sence the windows desktop is behind the anamation but you have taken all the links from the desktop and recreated a little sprite that you can click on with the mouse that will run the correct shortcut on the windows desktop.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Changed URL and updated latest source (no changes though)

    Remember that VBfx is now located on http://fox.yhoko.com

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    I have totaly forgotten to rate this project. It is absolutely ratable. Keep it up Fox.


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    [edit]Hehe..I rated the wrong post in the wrong thread..but you get the message..


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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    *lol* Thanks anyways ;-)

    Actually I stopped working on it ages ago, but I took my experiences out of it. That is, creating a Matrix in any environment for example.
    If some of you played the Hack-game Yhoko presented... stay tuned for HackV2 - we're doing it together and it will have some Matrix inside (first released screenshot)

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Looking sweat, but the letters are very pixelized...hmm..but sweet..have to admitt that...


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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    You won't notice the pixels while it's animated ;-) Besides, I prefer those nice pixels instead of smooth-a-lot unreadable chars... The matrix is build upon my DXText engine, thus running without texture filter (otherwise you couldn't read most of the texts).

    Here's another impression

    Edit: Woah, new avatar? o.O

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Yeah I am a changed person...no longer a mod here either..:



    The screen shot looks nice. Looking forward to see the finished product. BTW did you know her from before? Or is this the first time you are talking togheter?


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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    I see... welcome to the users guild then ;-)

    Ya, she's my g/f ... not *sigh* - but we're sharing the same place

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Jammy git...



    Well good luck on the project. Looking forward to see the finished product.

    See you around.
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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Thanks, me too *hehe* It's yet only playing around with DX and stuff, we're not yet sure how the game will be. But since people did not find together in HackV1 (some played over network but not many) I guess we'll set up a server and have it running like massive multiplayer games. But aah you'll see ;-)

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    how do you rename it to matrix.scr
    when i tried it it didnt work
    i theres the matrix config, tex, and Matrix
    when i rename it it changes to say Matrix.scr right on the icon
    i dont know like how to change the type

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    in other words it won't show up in my screensaver window

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    For your own sake.. Activate "show file extensions" in your explorer settings.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Hey! This screensaver is Amazing!!
    Really, it's one of the best Matrix screensavers I've ever seen, even compared to "commercial" versions.
    Congratulations.

    Nonetheless: I've got the same problem as drjombei: the screensaver runs fine as an exe, but when launched as a screensaver, I got the error:

    DirectX error: D3DERR_DRIVERINTERNALERROR

    ...any idea on this?

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Unfortunately I did not yet happen to see the problem on my computers... But people seem not to have any problems with my other screensavers (which use Yhoko's YDK), please try one of them and tell me if you get into the same problem:

    http://res.yhoko.com/starfield.zip
    http://res.yhoko.com/snow.zip
    Last edited by Fox; Jan 23rd, 2006 at 12:18 PM.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Ok, I downloaded both of them and tried.

    Both gives me the following error when starting (either as a screen saver or renamed as .exe):

    "d3derr_invalidcall"

    and then the following one:

    "Directx: video device not available! (S_OK) The application will now exit"

    The matrix screensaver instead works as an exe (and works also in the preview window of Windows), but gives the error when starting as a screensaver (i.e. when the configured "timeout" expires).

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    What GPU do you have, and what version of DX?

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    I have a Celeron processor, 1.4GHz
    I downloaded the Dx version 9.0.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    GPU, not CPU....graphics card...

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Sorry...

    My graphics card is this one:

    Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    I am not going to check out the code, since I am in Solaris right now, but make sure it doesn't try to use too low resolution like 640*480. Laptops seldom like that...

    and other thing, try to download the latest drivers for your GPU:
    http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...ProductID=1862

    in theory you should be able to use DX9, not with all kinds of shaders though. So it depends if he is using any shaders.

    Ohhh and congratulations on a GPU that can barely walk..

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Quote Originally Posted by NoteMe
    Ohhh and congratulations on a GPU that can barely walk..

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Intel Cards with shared memory can be really annoying... I heard the latest YDK versions do support them (using software vertex processing and/or software renderer) but it's really weird that you can run it as .exe and not as .scr - basically there's no difference between them.

    I shall announce it when I happen to stumble upon a solution.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Microsoft AntiSpyware seems to think the Matrix file is a trojan when you set it to the same extension as a screensaver (matrix.scr). Question is... why?

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Microsoft anti-virus thinks Symantec is a trojan also

    I wouldn't over think it. It sounds like the anti-virus software has been having some problems.

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    It probably doesn't like the renaming from executable to screensaver.. as screensavers are often used in virus mails. *shrugs*

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    Question Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Is it possible in a future update to have user input text repeat as part of the screen saver??

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    The source is avaible, you can add a dumb Timer that creates the text in intervals...

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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    Hi, its really amazing and wonderful, what else no words to define it...really simply superb....nice job...
    If an answer to your question has been helpful, then please, Rate it!

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    Thumbs up Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe]

    Quote Originally Posted by drjombei
    Error in cDevice.Initialize
    Automation Error
    I get the same error when i try to run the EXE on a Dell machine with a built in "Intel 82815 Graphics Controller".

    However it does run fine on other machines.
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    Re: VB: The Matrix [Exe+Source]

    As mentioned before there are several problems with Intel controllers that use shared video memory... Think of the matrix needing a 'real' 3d-accelerated graphics card. I don't think this will be solved in the near future, sorry

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    Great job Man BRAVO BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Very nice excwllwnt work

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