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Sonic Background Scrolling Screensaver it's for your computer

#16 User is online MainMemory 

Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:46 PM

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I updated MHZ to fix a bug with negative scroll values, and I updated the main download with some functions MHZ needs to run.

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This is great, I've been looking for a new screensaver and this fits the bill handily. Works great on my multi-monitor setup as well. Thanks much!

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This is super cool.

All of the Sonic 2 levels only work on one of my screens though. I have a monitor hooked up to my laptop, and the scrolling only shows on the monitor. The laptop gets a solid colored background, blue for EHZ, black for CNZ.

All in all though, still way past cool. Nice work.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:13 PM

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EHZ and CNZ really only work if all the screens' bottoms are aligned. I don't know why DEZ or HPZ wouldn't work though.

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What about custom SMPS? I've looked inside Songs.ini and the file paths it points to don't exist anywhere for some reason, which I find odd...

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The file paths are only relevant to the build process for the SMPSOUT DLL, which is where they're from, the screensaver only uses them to get the song names. Custom songs are supported the same way they are in S&KC, by adding a songs_cust.ini file with the same format as the other two.

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I still cannot get it to work. I created the songs_cust.ini file and followed the correct format for the track, however it ends up being skipped when the screensaver runs. I know that it will skip tracks with missing files, but that's not the issue here. I am using a track that was made for stock S1 (using only the DAC from S1).

[TestTrack]
Type=S1
Offset=0000
File=Z:\SonicBGScrollSaver\TestTrack.bin

Is the file path not setup correctly here? If not, how should I call this file?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 09:40 AM

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Backslashes must be escaped, so either double all the backslashes or use forward slashes. Also, you can use a relative path, which if I'm understanding your directory structure, would leave the path as simply "File=TestTrack.bin".

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I've added Green Hill Zone, which is unfortunately limited vertically like EHZ and S2CNZ.

I've also fixed the screensaver so that custom music works.
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EHZ, HPZ and DEZ's backgrounds have become white for me after the most recent update.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:12 AM

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Redownload them, I changed how background colors are handled.

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Interesting. GHZ is noticeably more laggy than the others are.

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Two new zones today: Marble Zone and Spring Yard Zone. Marble Zone won't display animated torches properly unless you update the screensaver (it's actually a bug in SonLVLAPI.dll).

Edit: added Star Light Zone because why not.
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View PostMainMemory, on 22 May 2015 - 11:39 PM, said:

Two new zones today: Marble Zone and Spring Yard Zone. Marble Zone won't display animated torches properly unless you update the screensaver (it's actually a bug in SonLVLAPI.dll).

Edit: added Star Light Zone because why not.

Excellent, I'm gonna go try out these and the one's I missed. Also, regarding my earlier post on Death Egg....Thank's a million for porting it. That was the one I was after. ;)

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Marble Zone seems to be the laggiest for me, but thanks for this.

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