siwu

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  1. Where's Siwu???

    Hey folks Well, all I can say is that I'm not dead , and I really do appreciate your concern about me, really. I'm sorry I dropped out from here, but I had real life issue to settle and a lot of work to do. Lately I've been involved in the Mac OSX x86 community, well, before maxxuss took over the job I'm still in contact with StevieBM on msn, and if you wanna reach me, you can still try the pm In the mean time, I hope you're still having a great time here, it's been fun to work here for a while, and who knows, maybe I'll come back Cya folks Siwu
  2. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    Well the thing is I definitely didn't have time to continue the development of Sinapse. Eventually I'll release the sources if I can't continue development.
  3. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    The problem with really large resolutions is that the 3D card don't handle them very well, combined with the fact that you have 1:1 textures, the result is what you experience right now: slow. The workaround would be to allow the card to render less pixels, hence increase the performance. I'm sure you don't play games at 1920x1200
  4. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    In fact, there is a way to do this, but the graphics won't be as sharp as in the native resolution. The technique is to create let's say a 1024x768 device, and then extend it to 1920x1200. I'll have to look into it though...
  5. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    @bolero: did you really click the save button ? i know it's a stupid question but still, if you close the dialog, the settings you entered will be discarded
  6. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    Exception Type: Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D.OutOfVideoMemoryException Hummm, it's weird because Direct3D told that you haven't any video memory left, but at initialization, really weird. Try to delete the SinapseConfig.xml file and run sinapse again.
  7. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    Okay I would suggest you to copy Siwu_test1.xml into another file. Then open this file and search for this: public override void OnMouseEnter(ISinapse Sinapse, IWindow3D Window) { Sinapse.Effects += Effect.Queue ( new TextWriter(Window, new CosinusInterpolator(1, 0), Window.Text) ); foreach (IWindow3D window in Sinapse.Windows) { if (window != Window) { Sinapse.Effects += Effect.Queue ( new Blend(window, new CosinusInterpolator(300, 0), 100) ); } } } And remove this: foreach (IWindow3D window in Sinapse.Windows) { if (window != Window) { Sinapse.Effects += Effect.Queue ( new Blend(window, new CosinusInterpolator(300, 0), 100) ); } } And same thing in: public override void OnMouseLeave(ISinapse Sinapse, IWindow3D Window) { Sinapse.Effects += Effect.Queue ( new TextWriter(Window, new CosinusInterpolator(1, 0), "") ); foreach (IWindow3D window in Sinapse.Windows) { if (window != Window) { Sinapse.Effects += Effect.Queue ( new Blend(window, new CosinusInterpolator(300, 0), 255) ); } } } That's it you won't execute the blending effect on the other windows
  8. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    Okay first, you shouldn't worry about installing beta software from microsoft, I mean, they have the most useable beta software Also, I've been developping this software for two months now, on a BETA IDE (Visual Studio 2005) and on a BETA Framework. And so far, i've seen ONLY ONE bug in it, and it's related to the context menu. And it's not that bad. Also, yes i'm sure you will be able to update the beta. I know how you feel, i've been there , but hey, .NET is really a GREAT and HUGE thing, so go ahead
  9. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    I was young, and drunk.
  10. [release] Sinapse v0.1

    No i'm not dead Yes, expire is dead, but hey, here is the new beast ! Okay here is the first release of my new application, Sinapse. What is sinapse ? Well, here's the readme: YES it uses the .NET Framework 2.0 BETA, I know, but hey, this thingie brings such great features YOU NEED THE .NET FRAMEWORK 2.0, DOWNLOAD here Sinapse_v0.1.zip (387kb)
  11. [rel] ID&T

    ID&T and Tiesto so f*cking rulz !!! siwu
  12. [preview] Rk Dock

    @raduking: You are very courageous to start a new dock Let me give you my advice: use Direct3D, or DirectDraw And also, use Visual Studio 2003 or even 2005 Beta 1 C++ Express (free), I can assure you it will be A LOT simpler and pleasent to dev with Also, if you use 2003, grab Visual Assist X siwu
  13. Anyone used CHERRY OS

    About CherryOS, it am pretty surprised that no one noticed in the video the white bar between the actual OSX screen and the window titlebar. JUST LIKE PEARPC (non SDL). Also G5 emulation IS possible, but it will be slow as hell (translating 32 bits addresses to 64 bits, and BACK, which is the hardest part of course...). Since G5 have the same amount of memory as PC, it can be done (a G5 memory address can he translated back to 32 bits, because the G5 has less that 4gb of memory, which is the 32 bits integer limit (2^32-1)). Just my opinion though... siwu
  14. [community] Transparency & Windowblinds

    Like, I said, if this can be done, I would be VERY pleased (as well as impressed). siwu
  15. [community] Transparency & Windowblinds

    Here's what I posted at the expire board: Well, I really doubt it could be possible to achieve border transparency for borders only. or with a lot of dirty stuff (like a layered window emulating the border and non client area) Let me explain the different rendering depths involved: - RGB, which is 1 byte per channel: 1 * 3 * 8 = 24 bits - XRGB, which is RGB plus a 1 dummy byte: (1 * 8) + (1 * 3 * 8) = 32 bits - ARGB, which is RGB plus a 1 byte alpha channel: (1 * 8) + (1 * 3 * 8) = 32 bits So let's not confuse what you are using when you set your screen depth to 32 bits. Actually it is XRGB, NOT ARGB. The way the win2000 graphic core handles blending is done without GDI (actually, GDI paints on a XRGB surface when set to 32 bits, looking at the true pixels with the SPrintWindow lib confirmed that). The alpha blending is done afterwards by the kernel. But i'm not the god father of the GDI core, so if Stardock can make it, then do it ! siwu