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DVD screensaver corner bounce!

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I always thought I was just weird, maybe I still am  :adorkable: , but did anypony else used to stare at the DVD screensaver waiting for it to bounce perfectly in the corner?

My parents would walk in and ask what I was doing, and I would tell them I can't look away, that it was close. They would then look at each other and close the door slowly.

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I always watches those things too when I was young XD Good ol' times I tell ya.

Yay I'm not crazy  :lie: that or not the only crazy one.

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It feels satisfying when the DVD screensaver hits the corner!

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If you want a screen saver to watch, the best one ever is called "Johnny Castaway" for Windows 3.1:

It was random, I could sit for hours watching that guy scratch his butt!

 

 

As for DVD logo bumping the corners of your TV, that's really easy programming. You just negate the X and Y coords.

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Oh my goodness!! I used to do that all the time! I still might if I see it.

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Pfffft you weirdos, I do that still if I use DVD yet like I mean something relaxing seeing it just do its thing. Do your thing and be yourself as no matter how many times you hit a wall you will bounce off it and continue living your life. That's what it taught me.

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One of the early computer games was "breakout" (or some variation on that name; early in the history of computer games, you couldn't copyright/patent the concept of a game so anything successful ended up with a thousand clones)

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so bouncing-object logos always remind me of that.

 

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On 5/9/2016 at 8:31 AM, Katze said:

did anypony else used to stare at the DVD screensaver waiting for it to bounce perfectly in the corner?

Yes. Yes I did. And no, I don't think I ever saw it bounce perfectly into a corner no matter how long I watched it :twismile:

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I never really did watch the screen saver. I didn't realize the importance of it bouncing off of the corner until recently.

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Lol, yeah I remember watching those all the time.

I'd get so hyped whenever the DVD thing hit the corner directly. :laugh:

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I have much better things to do…like counting all the tiles on my bathroom floor, and if I’m really bored, naming them. :lostit:

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Oh yeah!! I remember I would get a little frustrated when I thought it was going to hit and it didn't. 

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A very cheap screensaver, you have to realize, most money is spent on acquiring the mpeg2 codec rights. Fun when it is shit compared to mpeg4 of today!

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There’s nothing more satisfying than witnessing it hit the corner. :ticking:

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Damn, I thought I was the only person in the world who got a kick out of this. I can't explain why it was just so satisfying when that little icon hit the corner perfectly but it was :D

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DVD sucks. It is an old format that doesn't work well on computers or new TVs, because of the interlaced format

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On 5/10/2020 at 4:11 AM, CypherHoof 🐎 said:

One of the early computer games was "breakout" (or some variation on that name; early in the history of computer games, you couldn't copyright/patent the concept of a game so anything successful ended up with a thousand clones)

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so bouncing-object logos always remind me of that.

 

Did you play Arkanoid too by any chance:ooh:

Also, another well known game that bounces balls on the walls is Snood. Based on Bust-A-Move (Puzzle Bobble). I couldn't get my mom to stop playing Snood back in the XP days! :laugh:

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13 hours ago, Splashee® said:

Did you play Arkanoid too by any chance:ooh:

Also, another well known game that bounces balls on the walls is Snood. Based on Bust-A-Move (Puzzle Bobble). I couldn't get my mom to stop playing Snood back in the XP days! :laugh:

Sure, but they were all derivative of that original breakout game (which was itself derivative of pong, of course)

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