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Old 02-02-2009, 11:20 AM   #301
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I've got to finish up the clock/calendar first. At my age, I'll never remember where I was if I leave it half-finished.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:06 PM   #302
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By my reckoning, I'd say you were still up at around 4am this morning!

..... The sooner your wife gets back home the better! ...

How can we ensure you only devote your time to fish and corals, once the clock/calender is finished?

..... How about we only respond to those items, and ban anything else, from all discussions! - And ban anyone who transgresses?
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #303
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Fine by me
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #304
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Well Jim we have been testing all the versions so far on different systems ( P4 and I7 ) with different windows version ( XP, Vista 32 and Vista 64 ), different graphic cards 9800 pro (older ), 8800 and HD4870 X2, 1 and 2 screens with configurations from 1, 2 and 6 GB int. mem. but so far only one bug i reported ( and a few people more ) about stripes in the lower half on the right side.
But all seems okay now also the install version no problems although i prefer my 2.6 key with more fish and no screen everytime asking for TESTFISH.
Thanks again and really looking forward for the new fish.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:26 PM   #305
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Originally posted by Isabeau:
no problems although i prefer my 2.6 key with more fish and no screen everytime asking for TESTFISH.  
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:07 PM   #306
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Originally posted by feldon32:
A solution has been found!  
Keycode 3.0 sorted, 10USD is not a lot for this fantastic update
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:20 AM   #307
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hello Jim, thats great to know that you intend to have an iterative approach to this wonderful screensaver.

on the other hand, i advise having a "if-its-aint-broke-dont-fix-it" approach. there's endless ways to improve on certain aspects (eg the clock) but i feel once a certain threshold has been reach, efforts could have been better diverted to the next to-do rather than the stuff that has already been done because improvements, will at best, be marginal.

you have done a remarkable job so far!
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:43 AM   #308
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Don't worry - those are my thoughts exactly.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #309
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Also, would it be possible to make the installer version of MA3 be able to overwite the previous installer version so no uninstalling is necessary. No big deal for most people but I feel that apps that do this seem far more user friendly than tell you to uninstall the older version first.

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:08 AM   #310
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It should already do that.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:52 AM   #311
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excellent!
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #312
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Clock progress - My first attempt at the digital clock was not entirely successful. I was trying for a slight glow to the numerals, but they just look blurry. I'll have to try a different tact.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:29 PM   #313
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Re: "would it be possible to make the installer version of MA3 be able to overwite the previous installer version so no uninstalling is necessary."

Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
It should already do that.  
It does, and quite politely, too.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:45 AM   #314
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terrific that things will be moving forward..we do love the aquarium and run it on the flatscreens in the lobby of our office...however our clients are starting to ask if we're spiking the water with martini's, due to the wonky behaviour of the fish ...*wink....I will offer up that the whole project is brilliant, as usual....
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:40 AM   #315
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Originally posted by iMark:
we do love the aquarium and run it on the flatscreens in the lobby of our office  
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:15 PM   #316
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yeh, would be great to see!
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:30 PM   #317
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Thanks.

Just wanted to thank Jim for his assistance in getting a MA3 key.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #318
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
I know what you mean iMark. I was just sitting down to bring the clams to life (fun) when I got a wave of complaints that the clock/calendar wasn't in yet (not fun). There are even those who want me to go back and tear apart the clock code, even though it's working perfectly.  
Jim I think that after your countless sleepless nights on this project you deserve some fun. So I say Clams ahoy....

I know the clock is important to some but, after all a real aquarium doesn't have a clock in it, unless you count the time I dropped my Timex in accidentally. It took a licking but kept on ticking.

I think a lot of people would rather have the fun stuff just like you do.

my 2 cents.

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Old 02-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #319
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People complain the loudest when a feature which was in MA2.6 is missing from MA3. The two programs have almost nothing in common, so each feature has to be re-created from scratch. Either Will or Edgar did the clock/calendar in MA2.6, and even if I had their code, I wouldn't be able to understand it. So I've got to build this stuff from ground-zero. One more day to get the digital clock hooked up, then a day for the calendar, then a day for some sort of interface, then it's on to the clams.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #320
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Yer almost there, I see clams on yer horizon.
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