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Necros
6th Dec 2008, 09:25
A few months ago we saw a picture of an awesome-looking screensaver, thanks to Jordan (:thumb:). René then said it would be released for the fans "soon". Now, a lot of time passed and still no screensaver for us. :( But this month a dev blog should be started (I hope it's really gonna happen! :D) and I think it would be a nice bonus to have this little something when the blog goes live. ;)

Or you could just give it to us now. :whistle: :D

http://img156.imagevenue.com/loc632/th_55330_dsc0024xe3_122_632lo.jpg (http://img156.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=55330_dsc0024xe3_122_632lo.jpg) <- A reminder. :)

Jerion
6th Dec 2008, 12:49
I've tried replicating the image and creating a screensaver based on it, but it would be nicer to see it animated and in person (I'm assuming it's animated :p )

Lady_Of_The_Vine
6th Dec 2008, 14:15
A few months ago we saw a picture of an awesome-looking screensaver, thanks to Jordan (:thumb:). René then said it would be released for the fans "soon". Now, a lot of time passed and still no screensaver for us. :( But this month a dev blog should be started (I hope it's really gonna happen! :D) and I think it would be a nice bonus to have this little something when the blog goes live. ;)

Or you could just give it to us now. :whistle: :D

http://img156.imagevenue.com/loc632/th_55330_dsc0024xe3_122_632lo.jpg (http://img156.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=55330_dsc0024xe3_122_632lo.jpg) <- A reminder. :)

Maybe Rene wants to play Santa to us all and release the screensaver on 25 December. ;)

Jerion
6th Dec 2008, 15:16
Maybe Rene wants to play Santa to us all and release the screensaver on 25 December. ;)

*hint*

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t191/Zeoman1001/AJSanta001.png

:whistle:

jordan_a
6th Dec 2008, 17:46
During the open house I think I saw new ones, even more beautiful than the one in the first post.

K^2
6th Dec 2008, 17:46
That screensaver would, indeed, be a very nice Christmas present. I'd ask Santa for it, but I'm afraid if I'll go into the mall to sit on Santa's lap, I'll get very weird looks. Then I'll probably be escorted out by security.

jordan_a
6th Dec 2008, 18:04
Merging with the wallpapers' thread?

K^2
6th Dec 2008, 19:57
Merging with the wallpapers' thread?
I think this should stay separate until we get some sort of a response from Rene. Then someone could move it.

Psychomorph
7th Dec 2008, 03:31
Please! I am looking for a good screensaver some weeks now (to fit my 27"), a DX3 screensaver would be just gold right.

Necros
7th Dec 2008, 06:18
During the open house I think I saw new ones, even more beautiful than the one in the first post.
You are a really cruel person. :( :D

spm1138
7th Dec 2008, 15:19
Gief :(

Come on. I've had polarclock (http://blog.pixelbreaker.com/polarclock/)since last year.

Psychomorph
7th Dec 2008, 15:36
If Eidos cares about their community, they have to give us a screensaver!

Cugros
7th Dec 2008, 17:17
Speaking of screensavers...
http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=79339
I (and supposedly many other DX fanatics) would love the rotating DX logo as a screensaver, like the menu in the first game. As a matter of fact it would be superior to the new DX3 screensaver. I dont want the name showing, for I know it, and generally text is not all that cool in screensavers. I really want that original rotating logo as screensaver. Does one exist?

Jerion
7th Dec 2008, 17:20
Not yet, but give me a little time. :)

I may need to enlist DXe's services now. :)

jordan_a
7th Dec 2008, 18:12
What does it take to make our own for the time being? (dunno anything about it)

Augmented Cactuar
7th Dec 2008, 18:29
Since 3d modeling and texturing is my profession, I thought it would be pretty easy to make a screensaver of an animated (rotating) DX logo. Turns out that I can't find a software that will allow me to take a directx object (with custom shaders) and pack it in a screensaver. The software I found online is pretty basic and does not allow importing of 3d data.

If a coder here knows how it's done or thinks he could make a screensaver, I'll gladly provide the art for it :)

jordan_a
7th Dec 2008, 18:37
I think this should stay separate until we get some sort of a response from Rene.Spam him? Good idea! That's two things: screensaver and cookies' crate. :D

Necros
7th Dec 2008, 19:09
Well, I hope you guys can work something out, it would be awesome to have that rotating logo as a screensaver too.
I still don't understand why Eidos didn't release one back in the days. :confused:

Jerion
7th Dec 2008, 19:14
Since 3d modeling and texturing is my profession, I thought it would be pretty easy to make a screensaver of an animated (rotating) DX logo. Turns out that I can't find a software that will allow me to take a directx object (with custom shaders) and pack it in a screensaver. The software I found online is pretty basic and does not allow importing of 3d data.

If a coder here knows how it's done or thinks he could make a screensaver, I'll gladly provide the art for it :)


I know how to build screensavers; give me the textured 3D model and I can assemble it.

Alternatively, I can get software that takes a 2D image and applies shiny depth to it, and animates it (i.e. rotates it).

GmanPro
7th Dec 2008, 19:20
OOO! I want one! :nut:

Augmented Cactuar
7th Dec 2008, 19:43
I know how to build screensavers; give me the textured 3D model and I can assemble it.

Alternatively, I can get software that takes a 2D image and applies shiny depth to it, and animates it (i.e. rotates it).

Sounds good. A 2D screensaver won't cut it for the fans, I know that much hehe.

I'll PM you my msn details so we can talk about it.

Edit: I added you to my list instead. I have a lazy Sunday afternoon so I'll get cracking on the logo.

Psychomorph
7th Dec 2008, 21:42
I personally don't like the DX logo, I want a new shiny DX3 screensaver.

Do want. Do want. Do want. Do want. Do want. Do want. Do want. Do want.

foxh0und
7th Dec 2008, 22:29
I made this with my DX3 logo wallpaper i was busy latley and forget about it this is only test render to see how it looks maybe this could serve as screensaver in bigger resolution.

http://xblasol.cba.pl/

gh0s7
7th Dec 2008, 22:36
^^ :eek: Awesome! :thumbsup:

Romeo
8th Dec 2008, 02:29
That screensaver would, indeed, be a very nice Christmas present. I'd ask Santa for it, but I'm afraid if I'll go into the mall to sit on Santa's lap, I'll get very weird looks. Then I'll probably be escorted out by security.
You need to spend some more time in Vancouver.

Necros
8th Dec 2008, 06:49
I personally don't like the DX logo, I want a new shiny DX3 screensaver.
:eek: Blasphemy! Ban him! :mad: :D

Nice job foxh0und! :thumb:

kinster45
8th Dec 2008, 07:04
Okay I've been up trying to get this right and now I'm done :). I have turned foxh0und's flash thing into a temporal screensaver to hold everyone one over for at least a second. It has an installation wizard and everything, So enjoy ;) ! It does have one problem though it has a white line above the screensaver :( I'll work to get rid of this glitch though :)

http://www.mediafire.com/?k2tguywuzmg

foxh0und
8th Dec 2008, 10:42
The white line is my fault so no worrys as you can see there is some kind of pan scan lines that cut some part of dx symbol my fault too :rasp: today im gona make 1024x768 atleast version wich i think will be enough for screen saver if im lucky ill add lightnings too. Any sugestions maybe i should make it darker ?

DXeXodus
8th Dec 2008, 11:04
Great work guys :thumbsup:
I would have offered up my services but I see that there is plenty of talent here already :)

Psychomorph
8th Dec 2008, 15:43
Good work people, but I want an official DX3 screensaver.

Jerion
8th Dec 2008, 16:18
I assume that's coming...eventually. :hmm:

Cugros
8th Dec 2008, 16:36
Yay! A nice shiny DX screensaver. Love it.
It really does pay off to ask.
Lots and lots of thanks for all the people who took part.
This was a lot faster than I could have ever imagined. Lots of thanks to kinster45 and foxh0und. But why is the install wizard not closing, it is obviously trying to crash my computer. Is it supposed to take several minutes to close after finishing? It's still not giving up... Anyone else having the same problem? Do I just need to restart or something?

EDIT: Rebooted, everything's OK.

imported_van_HellSing
8th Dec 2008, 16:43
Possibly a compatibility problem with some obscure runtime library. Try aborting the process, the saver will probably work anyway.

Spyhopping
8th Dec 2008, 16:49
The wizard worked fine for me. Great screensaver, thanks for the effort kinster45 & foxh0und :thumbsup:

foxh0und
8th Dec 2008, 17:15
No problem as for me screensaver i crap :rasp: really because flash movie used by kinster45 was low res and compressed my fault now im making 1024x768 version with lightnings so new screensaver should look alot better ;)

Mr. Perfect
9th Dec 2008, 00:53
You know what would be really evil, er, slick? Putting the Deus Ex song from Zero Punctuation in the screensaver. :lol:

kinster45
10th Dec 2008, 22:42
Okay I'll start working on the new screensaver once foxh0und sends it to me:D

kinster45
14th Dec 2008, 06:51
Okay I have to say it was much harder to make this work.:hmm: I have now turned the new Foxh0und AVI video into a temp screensaver.:thumb: Sorry it took so long. Here's the link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?k2tguywuzmg
Thank you for all your comments and support! :)

Augmented Cactuar
14th Dec 2008, 09:14
I have been working on a screensaver too, in my spare time. It's a remake of the original logo from scratch. I used the proportions and shape of the real logo (exported from the original Unreal map).

This is a one frame preview from the full rotation animation. I need to fix a couple of things on the model before rendering the whole sequence, then it's off to compositing for the glows and possibly lightnings, as well as the Deus Ex text logo. I think it can be finished this week. I'll turn this into a flash screensaver for everyone to use when it's done :)

http://www.jf3d.com/DX_main_Main.007.jpg

Thanks to John (Kieranator) for his input during production.

Necros
14th Dec 2008, 09:37
:eek: Wow, looks just like the real thing! Kudos to you sir! :thumb:

foxh0und
14th Dec 2008, 10:21
@Augmented Cactuar very nice an smooth man :thumb: guess i have to work on my lightnings too :rasp:

Psychomorph
14th Dec 2008, 10:51
@Augmented Cactuar:

Nice one, I hope the logo wont be to huge on the screen but rather smaller and decent.

Augmented Cactuar
14th Dec 2008, 12:36
Thanks for the comments!


@Augmented Cactuar:

Nice one, I hope the logo wont be to huge on the screen but rather smaller and decent.

Yes I'll keep it reasonable for sure. The render is in HD format but the logo will be repositioned and scaled down. It will be decent :)

Jerion
14th Dec 2008, 14:41
Sure thing. I'm looking forward to the final product!

kinster45
14th Dec 2008, 20:49
You can send me the flash and I'll turn it into a screenaver if you want:thumb:

pewbeng
9th Feb 2009, 00:41
bump

DO WANT

Jerion
9th Feb 2009, 02:05
Thanks for bumping this.

Attention Mac users:

I'm working on a shiny new DX 3 screensaver just for Mac. I'm waiting for the Dev Blog to go online before releasing it, but I'll tell you now it's really cool.

jordan_a
9th Feb 2009, 16:18
What about this thread (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=75056)?

Jerion
16th Feb 2009, 16:56
No screensaver-related stuff posted in that thread yet, so no need to merge things right now.

Spyhopping
16th Feb 2009, 17:04
We do like our merging here. Soon we're just going to have a gigantic conglomerate thread called Helios

SageSavage
16th Feb 2009, 17:49
We do like our merging here. Soon we're just going to have a gigantic conglomerate thread called Helios
Yeah, someone's gotta blow up Area 51...

Tracer Tong
17th Feb 2009, 14:20
We do like our merging here. Soon we're just going to have a gigantic conglomerate thread called Helios

True true words.