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pix/boot/ac-bootpic.lha

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Short:Animated boot picture
Author:Alex Carmona
Uploader:AmigaOne TheWorld net (Alex Carmona)
Type:pix/boot
Version:1.0
Requires:Aminet:gfx/show/Visage.lha
Architecture:generic
Date:2005-03-24
Download:http://aminet.net/pix/boot/ac-bootpic.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/pix/boot/ac-bootpic.readme
Downloads:1128
I was getting tired of staring at a black screen when my A1 is booting, and
LoadWB would make the display flash with the light gray color of the screen
background before switching to my black wbpattern image.

So I decided to use a boot picture and have it close after LoadWB.
I tried various methods, yet none worked as expected, the WB screen always gets
opened in front, but in the process I manage to find a useful compromise.

Enters Visage...

I chose to use Visage because it can run from the Startup-Sequence before ENV:,
datatypes, and monitors are available.

My previous boot picture (Booting.lha) used the fade effect of Visage, which
looked nice but Visage also supports color cycling and since I finally managed
to get DPaintIV running (somewhat) in OS4, I decided to take advantage of that
to add some life to the picture by using color cycles to simulate animation.

Even if you don't like that particular picture, take it as an example of the
possibilites offered by color cycling and make your own.


Installation/usage:

o Get the last version of Visage (39.22)  from any Aminet server, e.g.
  http://uk.aminet.net/pub/aminet/gfx/show/Visage.lha

o Put the Visage command somewhere on your drive, e.g. "C:Visage"

o Copy the "BootPicture" image somewhere on your drive, e.g. "S:BootPicture"

o Edit your S:Startup-Sequence, and below C:SetPatch insert the line:
  Run <NIL: >NIL: C:Visage S:BootPicture CYCLE NOENV NOCLICK DELAY=5
  (modify the path for Visage and BootPic as needed)

o Save you Startup-Sequence, reboot and enjoy!





Contents of pix/boot/ac-bootpic.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 5839    8463  69.0% -lh5- 089c Nov 16  2004 AC-Bootpic.info
[generic]                45058  124960  36.1% -lh5- beec Mar 22  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture
[generic]                 6270    9314  67.3% -lh5- 3b9e Mar 23  2005 AC-Bootpic/BootPicture.info
[generic]                 1744    3350  52.1% -lh5- 0e52 Mar 23  2005 AC-Bootpic/ReadMe
[generic]                 4118    4908  83.9% -lh5- f77b Mar 23  2005 AC-Bootpic/ReadMe.info
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         5 files   63029  150995  41.7%            Mar 24  2005

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