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Bionicmechanic
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« on: January 17, 2010, 01:14:20 pm »

I made a steampunk clock screensaver for myself and decided to share it with you. Here's a screenshot:



You can download the free installer for XP and Vista from my webpage
http://www.bionicmechanic.com/

All comments and improvement suggestions for version 2 are welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 01:30:18 pm »

Thanks for this kind offering, the only slight problem I had with it was the arrangement of the hours minutes and second, perhaps rearranging them in a more conventional hours, minutes, seconds would allow easier reading, but other than that excellent
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 02:05:45 pm »

This looks great, but is there a debian version?
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 02:19:44 pm »

Thanks for this kind offering, the only slight problem I had with it was the arrangement of the hours minutes and second, perhaps rearranging them in a more conventional hours, minutes, seconds would allow easier reading, but other than that excellent

Thanks for the comment. If the order you suggested gets support from the other users I will change it to the next version.

This looks great, but is there a debian version?

Unfortunately at the moment there is just a Windows version.

Best Regards,
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 02:41:52 pm »

Looks great, I am dowloading it as I type this.

But I do second the reordering of the dials to make it a tad more conventional to read.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 08:01:55 pm »

Awesome. And I too agree with the reordering of the dials...Still Awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 08:06:59 pm »

and a 4th for the more conventional Hours/ Minutes/ Seconds order but still a beautiful and gracious gift as is!

Many thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 01:45:24 am »

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 06:14:05 am »

Thanks for all comments and kind words.
I made a new version with updated order as suggested.

Download the new installer from
http://www.bionicmechanic.com/

New ideas and comments are of course still most welcome.

Best Regards,
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 09:31:19 am »

Did you ever play a PC game from the Mid 90s called " Thief the dark project" or it's sequel
"Thief II the Metal age" ?
Both were very steam punk ( a decade before I'd ever heard the term ) and had an options screen
I've long wished was a screen saver, it was ubiquitous riveted metal plates and such, with some dials
( showing the loading of the game ). But had a couple of steam powered cylinders pumping in the back ground, possibly around on either side; too many years since I played it.
Anyway if you can find it, and took a look at that I think you'd love it too and probably work out as a screen saver really sweet.

Thank you for your Screen saver by the way I've just installed it.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 11:48:07 am »

wow, thats fantasitc, i just wish i had t'internet access at home so i could download it, although it would be hard to decide whether to use this to replace my matrix code screen saver (i'm such a geek, but it looks fucking sweet, especially as i have multiple screens)  I know, i'll just get a second PC and use them both, eventually.

also, Screw convention, i have no problems with the seconds, hours, minuteas set up Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 12:31:52 pm »

Have just downloaded the second version, now my confusion is less and my pc is that lil bit more steampunked
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 01:16:32 pm »

I love it...thank you
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 07:51:51 pm »

I like it but I don't think there is enough movement for it to be a screensaver. Nice image and clock though. Just my 2 cents
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 08:21:47 pm »

although I don't usually have a screensaver up because I watch movies and close my laptop lid when leaving it, I will make an exception for this because I really want it ;]

the timer for my new screensaver is set to 125 minutes. If I forget to lower my laptop lid when going somewhere...


I second NoMoRe's comment: maybe a valve that drips or periodically hisses; Maybe a dial could crack randomly; A shadow might skulk by; Another dial might randomly shudder, fall, and reset; a pipe in the back could sometimes rumble with pressure.
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 10:17:52 pm »

Something I've been wondering about but haven't really looked into, is that at first glance it seems like the animated wallpaper ability introduced in Windows vista is missing in windows 7?

But what I am getting at, is that it'd be pretty sweet to be able to use that screensaver as a wallpaper for the computer. I've not used a screensaver in years, my monitor just turns off if I don't turn it off after 5 mins of inactivity, on the grounds of modern monitors not really needing screensavers, and the best screensaver being no screen whatsoever.

However I now use a dual screen set-up, and so it'd be quite a nice thing to have on the secondary screen Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 10:29:27 pm »

Damn fine work, not got time to dopwnload it at the mo but any issues with windows 7?
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 02:04:09 pm »

Works Great, love it thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 03:17:01 pm »

Damn fine work, not got time to dopwnload it at the mo but any issues with windows 7?


its working fine on mine.



Cheers for the free screensaver, i to prefer the new order.
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 10:28:27 am »

Thanks for comments again. Version 1.2 is out now. Now it has a bit more movement as there is steam coming out of the pipes once in a while.

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Did you ever play a PC game from the Mid 90s called " Thief the dark project" or it's sequel
"Thief II the Metal age" ?


I played it a few times but I don't remember what the options screen looked like. If I find it somewhere I will check it.

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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2010, 12:23:12 pm »

Just Downloaded it, It look great. Much better than my old screensaver.
Love the random (Looking) puffs of steam.
Not the easiest clock in the world to read, but I guess thats half the fun.
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2010, 06:47:12 pm »

I'll have to download this and give it a try when I get home this evening.
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2010, 01:06:22 am »

Awesome steaminess! Many thanks!
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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2010, 12:16:39 pm »

Ahh see everything is improved with a little bit of steam!!
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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2010, 03:39:28 pm »

So am I the only one that thinks it would be cool to use that as a proper animated desktop wallpaper, and not just as a screensaver?
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