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Old 03-21-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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Editing texts of my starwars screensaver


Is it possible that I can edit the text that is shown in the starwars screensaver? is it is can anyone show me how?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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Probably possible but you will need to use a text editor regarding the file. Have never endeavored on a task of this nature but if you open the file with a text editor then you can probably make some changes.

Gimp is another program that can help you change the output of the file that you are interested in changing.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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Text is generally handled from the Advanced Tab of the main Xscreensaver Preferences screen. StarWars doesn't seem to allow you to set up a file specifically for it, like Fontglide does.

I use 'fortune' for all the Text displaying screensavers.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 11:38 PM   #4
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The Ants

Nah, documentation says you can make it any text file or URL you want. Like:

Code:
The Ants

It was a small town, small in the way only really tiny things can be small.
And yet, there was a melancholy flavor in the way the ants, with their
brightly tinted bonnets and tattered Broadway musical scores, would parade
up and down the street until the wee wee hours of the morning. Their only
snacks would be the veal cutlets dispersed by old Jack's cropduster fleet.

But even then, things were changing. The low bleating of the Sheep of the
Ages softened to a dull roar, gradually, year by imperfect year, until at
last it was all over. No more would the ants bravely strip naked in
celebration of the harvest. Brutal big-eyed hamsters with meat cleavers
and finely tuned muffin launchers roamed the streets of the small town.
An ant wasn't safe now, not any more.

The town fair was a haven of relative peace; here the hamsters dared not go,
not yet, not until the Great Shaving. Every fall, as the days lengthened,
and the toads swelled to enormous size in anticipation of the seasonal
junkets, a little sunshine would rejuvenate the ants' bleak, pathetic lives.
They would bet merrily on their eel-driven chariot races... raucous laughter
would fill the air at the weevil fartathon... and it would be as it once was,
for a time, until the twilight came, and with it, the soft rustle-rustle-THUMP
of the creeping hamsters, hauling their rickety pianos out to the town square
in ominous fashion.
Save as "TheAnts.txt" and change the options to:

starwars -root -program 'cat /home/dragineez/TheAnts.txt'
 
Old 03-21-2006, 11:50 PM   #5
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Ah. I should have thought of 'man'

Here's one for you ... Can you figure out how to make Timetunnel display some image other than the 'flaming monitor' I have studied the docs on that one, and can't get it to work.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 04:21 AM   #6
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hey! it worked! thanks!
 
  


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