SHHPOONNK V1.00 - Freeware. Plays FLI and
FLC animation files, and BMP, RLE, and DIB
image files as a Windows screen saver.
Creates custom scripts which support:
multiple animation and image files; duration,
speed, and fade controls; MID, RMI, WAV and
CDAUDIO sound. Pure Magic.
Shhpoonnk v 1.00
Copyright c. 1995 Pure Magic All Rights Reserved.
Shhpoonnk is a Windows freeware animation player/screensaver. Shhpoonnk
employs a user selectable script file to display FLC and FLI animation
files, and DIB, RLE, and BMP single frame files. FLI and FLC animations
are widely available on local BBS's, the Internet, Compuserve, and other
online services. I have included one of my own FLI animations with this
version of Shhpoonnk. I also offer for sale Brainsavers, a collection of
3D animations which are way cool (and particularly well suited for use)
with this program. I wrote Shhpoonnk v1.00 using Visual C++ v1.0 in March
NEW USER HINTS
Shhpoonnk comes with a default script, SHHPOONK.AAS. This script can
be used without modification. It can also be edited with Shhpoonnk to
add or delete animations and stills, vary the duration, add transition
fades, and more. The ability to create custom scripts is easily learned,
will give you enormous satisfaction, and is well worth the short time
you will spend to master it. The script editor is fairly intuitive so I
won't bother to detail its use. Try double-clicking on the [..] symbol
in the directories listbox of the script editor to navigate around on your
hard drive. Play with the buttons. With a little experimentation, you
should be able to add MID and WAV sound files to your scripts, provided you
have a sound card that supports general midi (most do). If you have a
CD-ROM drive, you can also play CD audio from a script. I have included
two additional script files MIDI.AAS and CDAUDIO.AAS to get you started.
They require the Windows MCI sequencer and CD audio drivers to be installed.
MIDI.AAS expects the file C:\WINDOWS\CANYON.MID to be on your hard drive.
CDAUDIO.AAS expects to find an audio CD in the CD-ROM drive. If you need
more help, try asking around on the ASOFT forum on Compuserve. If there
is enough interest, I'll try to add online help in future versions of
FILE ERROR: CANNOT FIND AAPLAY.DLL
Shhpoonnk requires the files AAPLAY.DLL and AAVGA.DLL to be present
in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory to run properly. If these files
have been removed from this archive or diskette, you may be able to find
them on a local BBS. They are also in the ASOFT forum on Compuserve.
SCRIPT FILE ERROR: AALOAD COULD NOT LOAD THE SCRIPT FILE
Use a text editor (Notepad) to examine the currently selected script.
Verify the paths for each line in the script file are correct, and
the animations exist in the specified directory.
CORRUPTED DISPLAY or WON'T DISPLAY ANIMATIONS PROPERLY.
Try changing the Int2f setting. Restart Shhpoonnk to enable new
ANIMATION IS NOT PLAYING FULL SCREEN
Make sure that AAVGA.DLL is in the C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. Also
use the script editor to verify the Use Full Screen setting for the
animation is enabled.
ANIMATION IS JERKY
These animations should play smoothly on a 386-33 or better machine.
If the hard drive is being accessed during animation playing, use the
script editor to enable the Load Into Memory setting for that
animation. If only one animation is present in the script, and you
want looping, use the script editor to change the Duration setting to
Forever, instead of using a looping script.
I love to get bug reports. Other suggestions for improving Shhpoonnk
are also very welcome. Send email to my Internet address below and I'll
try to get the changes into the next release.
SHHPOONK.EXE, DORJ3.FLI, and PLANEPM.FLI are freeware, but not public
domain. These files are Copyright c. 1995 Pure Magic. All Rights
Reserved. These files may be distributed freely provided the following
conditions are met:
1. All of the files in this release (as detailed below) must
remain together and in their original unmodified form.
2. No money may be charged for them, beyond a reasonable fee for
copying and distribution, not to exceed $5.00.
3. They are not to be included in any commercial product without the
express written consent of the author.
FILES IN RELEASE 1.00
AAPLAY.DLL - Autodesk animation player DLL.
AAVGA.DLL - Autodesk VGA interface DLL.
DORJ3.FLI - Pure Magic animation file.
PLANEPM.FLI - Pure Magic animation file.
README.TXT - This file.
SETUP.EXE - Installation program.
SETUP.INI - Installation file.
SHHPOONK.AAS - Shhpoonnk script file.
SHHPOONK.EXE - Shhpoonnk program.
UNINSTAL.TXT - Uninstall text.
HOW TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR
Internet correspondence with the author may be directed to:[email protected]
THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PURE MAGIC. THE TERMS OF THE
AGREEMENT BECOME BINDING WHEN YOU USE THE SHHPOONNK PROGRAM. SHHPOONNK
IS FREEWARE AND IS SUPPLIED AS IS WITH NO CLAIMS OF SUITABILITY FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER PURE MAGIC NOR ITS DISTRIBUTORS ASSUMES ANY
LIABILITY FOR ANY ALLEGED OR ACTUAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS
PROGRAM OR ANY OF THE ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE OR ANIMATION.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon.
Autodesk, Inc. is the sole owner of the enclosed files AAPLAY.DLL and
AAVGA.DLL. Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc.
Windows and Visual C++ are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Shhpoonnk, Brainsavers, and Pure Magic are trademarks of Pure Magic.