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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby MS-GIL » September 1st, 2016, 4:22 pm

nedvire wrote:Edit:
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It says media unavailable due to missing codec :(


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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby nedvire » September 1st, 2016, 4:27 pm

MS-GIL wrote:
nedvire wrote:Edit:
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It says media unavailable due to missing codec :(


What version of the simulator are you using?

Edit: Try saving the powerpoint again via Save As on your computer
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby MS-GIL » September 1st, 2016, 7:54 pm

nedvire wrote:
MS-GIL wrote:
nedvire wrote:Edit:
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It says media unavailable due to missing codec :(


What version of the simulator are you using?

Edit: Try saving the powerpoint again via Save As on your computer

1.4
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby nedvire » September 1st, 2016, 8:46 pm

MS-GIL wrote:
nedvire wrote:
MS-GIL wrote:
It says media unavailable due to missing codec :(


What version of the simulator are you using?

Edit: Try saving the powerpoint again via Save As on your computer

1.4


I've tried some things in v1.5, please check if sound works. I'm uploading right now.

Changelog v1.5
- (Possible) fix for sound
- Added icons in Jim’s pc
- Added Documents (Not accessible through Start)
- Added context to back buttons (Documents > Search > Back button brings you back to Documents)
- Added text in the taskbar for open windows
- Changed “Files” to “Storage” in Jim’s pc
- Removed Internet for now

Please suggest names (related to longhorn) for the stacks to include in Documents.

Splitwirez will be added to the contributers list for helping :)
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby Brian78456 » September 1st, 2016, 9:07 pm

Nice update but I'm curious, how come you removed the Internet? The icons make it look a lot more alive too.

Keep up the good work! :D
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby nedvire » September 1st, 2016, 9:23 pm

Brian78456 wrote:Nice update but I'm curious, how come you removed the Internet? The icons make it look a lot more alive too.

Keep up the good work! :D


It wasn't used for anything so I removed it for now until I create a better version.
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby Brian78456 » September 1st, 2016, 9:26 pm

nedvire wrote:
Brian78456 wrote:Nice update but I'm curious, how come you removed the Internet? The icons make it look a lot more alive too.

Keep up the good work! :D


It wasn't used for anything so I removed it for now until I create a better version.


Oh okay, thanks for the quick reply. Loving the Simulator so far.
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby alexandru_c » September 2nd, 2016, 8:38 pm

Sound works on Office for Mac 2011 (this time tested on OS X 10.6.0) the only thing is that they don't automatically start when I press on the slideshow button, I need to click on the slide to make them work (it may be only my issue since the GPU was correctly detected but no qe/ci => PowerPoint has some lag and weird reactions sometime)

Still not tested on Windows, sorry... I was focused on doing something else, maybe later I will try it on my Windows Tablet (I don't like how bad it is working right now - thanks to redstone & redstone 2 - so I don't really like when I'm using it - 1 reason I didn't tested it on Windows yet - )
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby nedvire » September 3rd, 2016, 12:43 am

Another update today then? Yeah lets do it!

Changelog v1.6
- Animations are mostly fixed, so no weird delays, shadows too weak until a moment later, etc.
- Added blur behind all kinds of stuff (Start menu, windows, sidebar tiles)
- Removed clock ‘panel’ for now
- Small panel change in Documents
- Small startup sound tweak
- Removed hover on profile picture in start, could make hover not work anymore in the simulator
- Added boxes on hover on the icons in Jim’s PC and more
- Hover animations tweaked (Work more reliably, please test)
- Added documents to the start menu
- Stacks and files in general are currently under heavy planning, read below
- Cleaned up documents, part of the new file system for the simulator
- “4074 items” changed to “4 items”
- “4 items” text has a minor reposition
- Added (invisible) development slides for stacks
- Added ‘Download files’
- A smaller size (Just a little bit), will be hopefully more noticable in the next release
- Minor text fixes

I’m planning files & stacks in such a way that it feels as if everything has real organization. This means that there will be files in Photos that don’t appear in Documents for example. Stacks are not going to be included in Music, so music’s development will be pushed back for now (Or released earlier since they require less work). You'll get it once it's all finished.
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Re: Longhorn simulator in PowerPoint

Postby nedvire » September 16th, 2016, 4:51 pm

Blame PowerPoint.

So, I've been creating new things and wanted to find an easier way to continue with this simulator. Why? So, I wanted a better window opening animation. Sounds easy right? Right? Nope.

First, I thought by using the grow/shrink animation in combination with a warped window could give an interesting effect...except that PowerPoint screws up grow/shrink on so many levels. First up, it's a pixel microscope basically once grown Secondly, it's a not-anti-aliased pixel party when shrunk. Thirdly, don't even bother combining this with other animations. It could be due to 2016, but it looks horrible.

Well, skip that. Let's do something else then. Maybe the swap animation in the start menu like in Hillel's demo? Nope. If you use a hyperlink to a page with animations that have played before, they just don't work. Even worse, to combat this problem, you can either introduce a lot of lag or introduce a delay with every animation so there's a fade animation after all. I don't like this.

Okay, screw all of that. Let's just continue building the other slides. Oh wait. No. Because Windows 10 decides it's a perfect moment to BSOD, in the middle of saving the file. (What about autosave? Lets just say it didn't work.) There wasn't a whole lot new so not a big problem right? Maybe, but it wasn't fun seeing it broken.

Being fed up of all of this, I needed a faster way to create these things (and preferably with a smaller file size) plus a better way of animating everything. So, I'm only going to be 100% fully compatible with Office 2016 (365 edition).

The thing is, no matter how many Morph animations I create, you all will still be able to kind of use it because instead of Morph, there should be a fade animation. PowerPoint viewer though hasn't been updated to take advantage of Morph afaik, which is a shame.

What is morph? New transition type in 2016 which can transform an object's length, width, depth, (3d) rotation, light angle (kind of), text, etc. Just like Keynote's Magic Move, except more advanced.

You'll hear more of my PowerPoint adventures soon, right now I need a break. Why? Because #blamepowerpoint
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