Q: Why does $eeN port the old ¯Lasse Rein B”ng® Intro to windows95? […]
Q: Why does $eeN port the old ¯Lasse Rein B”ng® Intro to windows95?
A: Well, I read a lot of stuff in the comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos newsgroup
why it would be never possible to write a demo/intro under windows95.
(Same applies for DEMO.GER (fido echo in germany))
The most funny sentence I read was: "Ask a windows programmer why it
would be impossible". Since I earn my money writing windows95 software,
I always wondered why noone tried to write an intro. After the release
of DirectX 2.0 I spend a whole day downloading this stuff, reading
all those documents and began coding the 1996 version.
My humble oppinion about windows95: It's a nice environment to work
with. There are a lot of cool programs and with the release of
DirectX it's now possible to do all the stuff we do under DOS even
for non win95 profis.
Do you think the new generation of computer-freaks will use the
command prompt to start programs, know how to tweak the configuration
to make demos/intros runable? I think in the next few years only
hardcore freaks will know how to do this.
It's making me sad to think that our productions will be only enjoyed
by such a small audience. Therefore it's nessesary to take a look at
the new technology and make viewing an intro as easy as possible.
This is the best way to make new folks interested into the scene.
Q: Win95 sucks! It eats all your processor power, restricts you,
doesn't let you access your hardware, blah blah blah...
A: Wow! You have to be a real windows95 specialist to know all these facts.
I guess you are a great coder. Hey, I guess you write the best-selling
applications. You even write books in your freetime. I'm so honoured
that you spend your worthy time to read this crap. Please let me kiss
Is it really so restricted? Does it really makes everything slow?
¯ I ask you: Which programming language do you use?
¯ Visual Basic? ...
I guessed it, you lamer. Think before your speak. Know what you
write. Don't write such bullshit only because you've read it somewhere.
Know what you're talking about.
Windows95 restricts you. That's true. But there's nothing that can't
be changed. You still have to know your environment. You can get all
the processor power available on your system..
Use SetThreadPriority (THREAD_PRIORITY_TIME_CRITICAL) and your
program will run fast as light. Even the disk-cache will freeze.
Use the 16-bit Lock/Unlock functions. Shut down the whole windows stuff
and make everything on your own. You can access everything this way!
Write VXD-drivers and make your program enter the highest level of
system-control. You can fucking do everyting you want to do.
THERE IS NO RESTRICTION THAT CAN'T BE DISABLED!
THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE DONE UNDER WINDOWS95.
Ok, you lamers, I never wanna read such crap about windows95 again.
If you can't do something under windows95 you simply don't know enough,
about it, ok? Stop writing such crap and play games.
Isn't this intro proof enough?