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Use custom icon results in uncompressed scr

Postby Scorpius » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:42 pm

I just tested and discovered that if you use a custom icon in the "Special" section the scr is not packed.
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Postby Karlis » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:49 pm

Yes, this is on purpose. Due to some Windows or packer bug, packed screensavers with custom icons sometimes crashed, so we decided not to pack custom-icon savers to ensure their perfect operation.

The cost is not so big, I'd say several hundreds of KBs only.
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Postby Scorpius » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:16 am

Thanks for that information. The difference on a 10Mb Scr is about 1Mb

I hope you don't mind the pointing out of possible bugs when found.

Also, I did some checking with other screen saver packages, and they all use IE to launch a URL from within the scr.

Thanks for taking the time to address these (non)issues. :wink:
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Postby bitwise » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:32 pm

I have the latest update of the SSF, and when I use a custom icon (I tried display_old.ico), the .scr file I generate won't run or customize.

Can anyone else try it out and see if they get the same?

It's not a big deal whatsoever to me, but it is something that you may want to test and resolve if you have the same results as I did.

Thanks!
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Postby Karlis » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:35 pm

There was a problem, but we released an update 3 days later (version number did not change, so you must re-download and re-install the same version).
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