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DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:18 pm
by SkylineDave
Well after a total balls-up with v1.2 (after finding that some path information was hard-coded into memory snapshots) I have hopefully fixed the problem and made DBST functional again. It has been successfully tested on 5 different systems. A copy of STeem is included in the archive which is used solely by DBST so it won't interfere with any other copy of STeem you may use. There are also [other] files already included [cough]. There is also no need for setting up, just unzip the downloaded file and hit DemoBase.exe. There are also 500 more demoscreens in this release :D
Let me know how you get on.


http://dbst2.mysite.orange.co.uk/index.htm

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:00 pm
by megar
Yeah at last !

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Demobase ST ! Working version !

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:14 pm
by SkylineDave
ive just added a nice 'favourite demos' functionality to the front-end, where you can tick your favourite demos from the main list, and access them from a seperate screen - each demo you add has an animated screenshot. :D you'll have to wait for the first patch to come out before you can have it tho ;) but with 106 new screens already after the main release that shouldn't take too long

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:36 am
by jvas
I got the following screen when I tried to start it. (XPsp2, PIV 1.6, 1GB memory)

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:51 am
by Zorro 2
jvas wrote:I got the following screen when I tried to start it. (XPsp2, PIV 1.6, 1GB memory)

I've the same pbl, Dave send me this adress : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en to download and install .NET framework on your PC.

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:57 am
by jvas
Thanks, but thank you, not. I've tried and uninstalled the NET framework. I think I wont use DemoBaseST if it requires the NET framework.

Zorro 2 wrote:
jvas wrote:I got the following screen when I tried to start it. (XPsp2, PIV 1.6, 1GB memory)

I've the same pbl, Dave send me this adress : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en to download and install .NET framework on your PC.

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:06 pm
by SkylineDave
jvas wrote:I think I wont use DemoBaseST if it requires the NET framework.


did you have problems with .NET then? as far as i know its installed as standard with Windows PCs nowadays. yes DBST does require .NET to work. sorry to hear you had a problem.

Zorro did that .NET download work for you?

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:12 pm
by jvas
Except I don't like it I have no problem with it.
With windows XP it is not in the "standard" installation.
I'll resist .NET as long as I can. (I use only those microsoft products that are necessary for my work -> for feeding my family) But this is OFF-TOPIC.


SkylineDave wrote:
jvas wrote:I think I wont use DemoBaseST if it requires the NET framework.


did you have problems with .NET then? as far as i know its installed as standard with Windows PCs nowadays. yes DBST does require .NET to work. sorry to hear you had a problem.

Zorro did that .NET download work for you?

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:18 am
by Zorro 2
SkylineDave wrote:Zorro did that .NET download work for you?

Now it works fine ;)

I see some problems with the last version like to see pictures galerie. I return towards you as soon as I can possible.

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:15 am
by megar
jvas wrote:Except I don't like it I have no problem with it.
With windows XP it is not in the "standard" installation.
I'll resist .NET as long as I can. (I use only those microsoft products that are necessary for my work -> for feeding my family) But this is OFF-TOPIC.


So You have two choices:
1/ Do not use DBST, and do not complain about it
2/ Make you own frontend to launch the demos.

Sorry, but you really can't ask the maker of this great tool (SkylineDave) to recode his whole program in a way that please you, especially after saying that you don't use it, because you "don't like" the engine the frontend is written in.

.Net framework will be used in more and more applications. There is a linux version of the framework, and it is great to code. The fact that you don't like it is irrevelant and insulting for SkylineDave.

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:42 am
by SkylineDave
thanks for the support Megar. i didnt take offence from what Jvas wrote, although he did seem a little blunt in the way he said it. You are right however that .NET is becoming more and more common in software development, it isnt something thats going to go away, and there are many many software vacancies for people to migrate software to .NET (i should know as thats something im trying to get into at the moment)

megar wrote:So You have two choices:
1/ Do not use DBST, and do not complain about it
2/ Make you own frontend to launch the demos.

Sorry, but you really can't ask the maker of this great tool (SkylineDave) to recode his whole program in a way that please you, especially after saying that you don't use it, because you "don't like" the engine the frontend is written in.

.Net framework will be used in more and more applications. There is a linux version of the framework, and it is great to code. The fact that you don't like it is irrevelant and insulting for SkylineDave.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:06 pm
by Tomchi
I did download and install everything required for demobase st to work and I'm happy of it.

This would be great to have a "my favorite screens" selection, as it's hard to remember a screen in this long list of demos ....

Thanks skylineDave for that tool. I like the random button that brings me to a screen I wouldn't give a look by myself.


:cheers: Fred. Je suis toujours sur mon projet même si ça prend plus de temps que prevu ;)

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:33 pm
by SkylineDave
Tomchi wrote:I did download and install everything required for demobase st to work and I'm happy of it.

This would be great to have a "my favorite screens" selection, as it's hard to remember a screen in this long list of demos ....

Thanks skylineDave for that tool. I like the random button that brings me to a screen I wouldn't give a look by myself.


:cheers: Fred. Je suis toujours sur mon projet même si ça prend plus de temps que prevu ;)


thanks for your kind comments. the first patch will be released soon - I'm going to release it when I reach 2000 screens, and the updated front-end with the 'favourites' screen will be included ;) stay tuned!

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:11 am
by Zorro 2
Tomchi wrote::cheers: Fred. Je suis toujours sur mon projet même si ça prend plus de temps que prevu ;)

Hi Tom,

Nice to see a lot on this forum, give me some news by PM !

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:22 pm
by SkylineDave
just to tease you all even more, the 'Megademo Browser' feature of DBST is now fully functional. this allows you to select a megademo (Cuddly Demos for example) and then sit back and watch it all play out by itself - going through each demoscreen in a slideshow.

it will play the intro(s), and then go to the main menu, and then go through each screen in the megademo (with the option of playing the loading screen beforehand, and also the option of returning to the main menu afterwards) - finishing off with the hidden screens and finally the reset screen.

you select how long in seconds you want each screen to play for. loading screens and main menus will play for between 4-6 seconds randomly.

if there are multiple main menus (Phaleon Gigademo for example) then it will choose a random one each time!

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:55 pm
by megar
Sounds awesome !

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:17 pm
by SkylineDave
ive now added the functionality so you can browse by coders too, so you can select, say "M.J.J.-Prod" ;) or "The Black Cats", and sit back while each of their demoscreens runs for the time you specify.

...or you can just click 'random' and have it play a screen randomly for the time you specify before going onto the next one. :)

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:19 pm
by SkylineDave

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:32 pm
by Greyfox™
this is a great project...and needs to be covered..as SkylineDave has..in which I wish to thank you for all your hard work...I emailed you a a new little banner some time ago now..which you never used..lol...but neither here or there...gr8 stuff...

Greyfox™

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:58 pm
by SkylineDave
Greyfox™ wrote:this is a great project...and needs to be covered..as SkylineDave has..in which I wish to thank you for all your hard work...I emailed you a a new little banner some time ago now..which you never used..lol...but neither here or there...gr8 stuff...

Greyfox™


thanks for the comments :) i didnt get a banner though mate, at least i cant remember getting one :? where did you send it?

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:37 pm
by Greyfox™
Dam..it mustn't of gotten delivered...rubbishly outlook....anyways..better late than never...enjoy it if you use it...I made it and wanted tyo contribute to the brilliant work you have done...so enjoy ;)

Greyfox™

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:12 pm
by SkylineDave
:) thanks for your logo Greyfox - i'm sure i'll use it in the near future!

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:25 pm
by Greyfox™
SkylineDave wrote::) thanks for your logo Greyfox - i'm sure i'll use it in the near future!


glad you liked it....hope it fits...it's the same px height & width of your site banner ;)

Greyfox™

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:05 pm
by SkylineDave
Greyfox™ wrote:
SkylineDave wrote::) thanks for your logo Greyfox - i'm sure i'll use it in the near future!


glad you liked it....hope it fits...it's the same px height & width of your site banner ;)

Greyfox™


hey, ive put it on the web site and it will be used on the new front-end too :cheers:

Re: DemoBaseST v1.75 now online!

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:47 pm
by Desty
Great-looking logo! :thumbs: