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DemoBaseST Patch #1 now available!

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:15 pm
by SkylineDave
...adding 248 new screens (taking the total up to 2007), hundreds of screenshots, and a vastly updated front-end with extra features such as custom slideshows, your favourite demos screen and much more. you know where to go to get it! ;)

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:26 pm
by Zorro 2
Nice cool job, I download it now !

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:05 am
by Zorro 2
Very "fascinant" job, some screens never see by me. In fact, I rediscover some rare stuffs on Atari ST.

Thanks Dave !

ps : this version works fine !!!

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:13 pm
by Tomchi
Just too good !!!

Please forgive the basis consumer I am, and answer these two questions:

When running a demo or the new mega-demo slideshow feature, although I've configured steem, I just can't manage to quit ... What did I do wrong ?

And now, the very interesting one (whenever I manage to quit the screens by pressing one key) :

When running the mega-demo slideshow ( i love it :p), is it possible to set infinite time and then go to the next screen when pressing the (untouchable) exit steem key ? so that i can see all the screens of a mega demo but watch one during ten minutes ( to read the entire scrolling or see the whole effects) and skip another within 10 seconds for example ...


Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:56 pm
by SkylineDave
Hi Tomchi, thanks for your kind comments.
You should be able to configure STeem quite easily to quit on a single keypress (i use the '\' button). just run STeem directly from the DBST/STeem folder (so you can take as long as you like), then click the shortcut key (the lightning bolt in the top right), then make sure that one of the configurations is ticked (and not crossed in red). then if necessary, add an 'exit STeem' key.

for the next version of the front-end I was going to have it recognise when you quit STeem manually and then load the next screen. i meant to use this so you can skip a screen early, but if you want to put an infinite time on it and then change yourself, i'll see what i can do ;)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:54 pm
by Tomchi

It now does work ...

Thx skylinedave for explaining me that the red cross means " isn't enable"

I feel a bit ashamed but I'll know now :D

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:48 am
by SkylineDave
glad you got it working. i realised i had not distributed the readme files with STeem (very naughty of me) so they'll be included with the next release.

oh by the way, ive implemented 'infinitely-running' screens, and DBST will now launch the next screen in the slideshow once you quit the old one with your new shiny exit key! find the .exe file attached here, just overwrite your current one. ;)
...and if youre in fullscreen mode and want to end a slideshow without loading the next one, press PAUSE/BREAK, click the blue 'restore' button, then cancel the slideshow before quitting STeem :) i'll look into a way of quitting the slideshow a little more elegantly. enjoy

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:55 am
by Tomchi
Hey stakhanovist Dave !!!!! :D

I just could'nt wait and gave it a go here at work ...

everything is ok !! Awesome !!!

Thanx a lot !

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:49 am
by SkylineDave
Jukebox feature now added to the front-end, where you can build up a list of demoscreens with your favourite music and play them from a seperate jukebox.