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CaptainChaos025

how can i add a "custom" screensaver?

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Do you still have the .scr file?  I assume that's what it was, if I recall how those work correctly.  If so it should be simple enough to enable it.  If not, you're going to have to recreate it from scratch, which is going to require a lot of training in 3D modelling, audio engineering/music synthesis, and programming.  Or, perhaps just a bit of programming and a video downloader...

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Just now, Ryan_Vickers said:

Do you still have the .scr file?  I assume that's what it was, if I recall how those work correctly.  If so it should be simple enough to enable it.  If not, you're going to have to recreate it from scratch, which is going to require a lot of training in 3D modelling, audio engineering/music synthesis, and programming.  Or, perhaps just a bit of programming and a video downloader...

uh i only have the .mp4 file but that prooobably wont work?

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3 minutes ago, CaptainChaos025 said:

uh i only have the .mp4 file but that prooobably wont work?

Oh was the original only ever a video?  I just assumed it was rendering that live.  Well, it should be possible to make a screensaver out of that, but I've never attempted such a thing.  Unless you want to go the route I proposed and learn to write such a thing yourself, best bet is to probably find a video loader screensaver that someone has already made... I assume something like that probably exists.  A word of warning though, afaik, screensaver files on windows are functionally equivalent to an exe and just as likely to have malware, so careful where you look.

 

This mentions something like what I mean, I just can't know that it or anything else is guaranteed safe: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-videos-as-screensaver-or-wallpaper-windows/

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8 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Oh was the original only ever a video?  I just assumed it was rendering that live.  Well, it should be possible to make a screensaver out of that, but I've never attempted such a thing.  Unless you want to go the route I proposed and learn to write such a thing yourself, best bet is to probably find a video loader screensaver that someone has already made... I assume something like that probably exists.  A word of warning though, afaik, screensaver files on windows are functionally equivalent to an exe and just as likely to have malware, so careful where you look.

 

This mentions something like what I mean, I just can't know that it or anything else is guaranteed safe: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-videos-as-screensaver-or-wallpaper-windows/

well i think it was a .scr file on that laptop but that laptop has been dead for years and i just found that exact video on Youtube and downloaded it. nah i dont know anything about 3D modelling, and yeah iim just looking for a way to get it to work

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Just now, CaptainChaos025 said:

well i think it was a .scr file on that laptop but that laptop has been dead for years and i just found that exact video on Youtube and downloaded it. nah i dont know anything about 3D modelling, and yeah iim just looking for a way to get it to work

Ah, well, you could grab the thing I linked (or something like it) and just plug that video in, or if you feel like pulling that old laptop apart, it's possible the file is still retrievable even if the rest of the hardware is nonfunctional.  You might even be able to find that same screensaver online somewhere if you get lucky.

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