AminetAminet
Search:
84563 packages online
About
Recent
Browse
Search
Upload
Setup
Services

util/blank/MultiBubbleBlanker.lha

Mirror:Random
Showing:m68k-amigaosppc-amigaosppc-morphosi386-arosi386-amithlonppc-warpupppc-powerupgeneric
No screenshot available
Short:P96 blanker with multiple fading bubbles
Author:Matthias Gietzelt <Matthias.Gietzelt at gmx.de>
Uploader:Matthias Gietzelt <Matthias Gietzelt gmx de>
Type:util/blank
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2023-10-19
Download:http://aminet.net/util/blank/MultiBubbleBlanker.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/blank/MultiBubbleBlanker.readme
Downloads:276

This little tool is a 25 year old screen blanker for Blanker systems. It
shows big colored bubbles, which are fading out. The bubbles can overlap,
which leads to very nice visual effects.

The tool requires a screen with a size of 320x240 pixels and a depth of
24 bit. Please create such a screen mode, if you haven't already. The screen
mode must support a BGRA encoding.

For inactivity detection it makes use of the commodity interface of AmigaOS.
The time to start can be configured with the tooltype SECONDS_WAIT. The
cycles to pop up a new bubble is configured using the tooltype BUBBLE_DELAY,
whereas a value of 85 indicates that the old bubble is completely disappeared
before a new bubble is drawn. Thus, it is looks more interesting, if you
define lower values. My personal favorite is about 20. The tool can also be
started using the hotkey defined by CX_POPKEY (default: lcommand l, which is
similar to LAmiga+l).

To interrupt the screen blanker, you can hit any key or press a mouse button.

Requirements:
* AmigaOS 3.1
* a working Picasso96  installation
* a configured 320x240 screen with 24 bit depth

Installation:
Just copy the tool to WBStartup. That's it. It needs to be started from
Workbench, not from CLI.

Currently suppported tooltypes:
* SECONDS_WAIT=<x>: wait for x seconds of inactivity (keyboard and mouse will
  be checked) until the screen blanker starts. Default: 600
* BUBBLE_DELAY=<y>: wait for cycles, before a new bubble appears. Default: 20
* CX_POPKEY hotkey to start the screen blanker


Contents of util/blank/MultiBubbleBlanker.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
[generic]                 7052   14232  49.6% -lh5- 1199 Oct 19  1980 MultiBubbleBlanker
[generic]                  289     584  49.5% -lh5- 46d4 Oct 19  1980 MultiBubbleBlanker.info
[generic]                  815    1526  53.4% -lh5- 5203 Oct 19  1980 MultiBubbleBlanker.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
 Total         3 files    8156   16342  49.9%            Oct 20 01:41

Aminet © 1992-2024 Urban Müller and the Aminet team. Aminet contact address: <aminetaminet net>