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Windows 8 Tablet Steampunk Widget Screenshot No. 2 by yereverluvinuncleber
Windows 8 Tablet Steampunk Widget Screenshot No. 2
Another demo showing how the Steampunk Nixie Tube Widget looks on a Windows 8 tablet in portrait mode. Bear in mind that this is a 7" tablet, more of a phone size format than a standard Windows desktop.

Iconoid has been used to hide any standard Windows desktop icons, only the widgets show on the underlying desktop. Looks OK I think.
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Windows 8 Tablet Steampunk Widget Screenshot by yereverluvinuncleber
Windows 8 Tablet Steampunk Widget Screenshot
This is a demo showing how the Steampunk Nixie Tube Widget looks on a Windows 8 tablet. Bear in mind that this is a 7" tablet, more of a phone size format than a standard Windows desktop.

The tablet is a Linx 32gb tablet with 4 cores each capable of running at 1.8ghz in boost mode. This is more than capable of running Windows 8 very quickly. The above screenshot shows the o/s running in desktop landscape mode.

The tablet cost a mere £59.99 and was cheap enough to warrant an immediate purchase for the testing use alone. It is my windows 8.1 testbed.

Who would have thought just a few years ago that you could purchase a windows 8.1 PC for £59.99? With a bluetooth mouse and keyboard it is actually a usable system.

I am now tweaking the widgets to run in Windows 8 in landscape/portrait modes. They seem to work in this larger form on a smaller format device looking like phone-style widgets rather than desktop widgets.
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I've just taken over the Utimate Desktop group as a co-founder as the original founder was finding it hard to find enough time to maintain the group. I've made a few changes to simplify the folders and I am sure I will make a few more changes as time goes on. I'm starting to invite new contributors and I'd like to ask you all to join the group. The group is here: ultimate-desktop.deviantart.co…

Simply ask to join and you will be accepted. We'd love to have all your high class contributions.

I might be a little picky with regard to the quality of the content accepted - and I might have a personal bias toward the steampunky side but I'll try not to be too biased. Forgive me if I don't accept everything.

Please visit the group, see what it has to offer and join! You are welcome there.

Strange how we are unable to upload videos directly to DeviantArt but we can do so in the journals. In my recent deviations I have simply provided a link to a short video on youtube and knocked up the image to get your attention. However, here I can embed the actual youtube video.



All credit to Jeff Wayne and Rage Software & GT Interactive at www.thewaroftheworlds.com/

These are the two introductions from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds RTS PC game.

The original videos are very low quality and very small in width and height. It was also bundled in a format that was not available to all systems. So, I have extracted the video from the Bink FMV files bundled with the PC game, removed the interpolation that caused the weird horizontal lines and have created a new version with smoother and less jagged video.

The quality is not up to modern standards but we aren't going to get any better unless the chap who worked on the game lets the originals go free given that the two companies that created the game went bust and the rights and ownership to the original images and videos is probably in dispute. I doubt that we will see the originals ever, certainly for the moment this is probably the best you will get.

One day I may recreate these videos given time, a fair wind and a source of cash.



Hope you like these as much as I do. If you need advice on how to do this embedding, just ask, it isn't hard.

PS. Have a read about the Xwidget engine malware resolution below!

Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds Martian Intro Video by yereverluvinuncleber
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds Martian Intro Video
Being unable to upload videos directly to DeviantArt I have simply provided a link to a short video on youtube and knocked up the image above to get your attention. It is a single frame from the scene where we meet Martians in the flesh for the first time.

The video is viewable HERE: 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDFMD…

All credit to Jeff Wayne and Rage Software & GT Interactive at www.thewaroftheworlds.com/

This is introduction from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds RTS PC game. This time it is the Martian introduction video.

The original video is very low quality and very small in width and height. It was also bundled in a format that was not available to all systems. So, I have extracted the video from the Bink FMV files bundled with the PC game, removed the interpolation that caused the weird horizontal lines and have created a new version with smoother and less jagged video.

The quality is not up to modern standards but we aren't going to get any better unless the chap who worked on the game lets the originals go free given that the two companies that created the game went bust and the rights and ownership to the original images and videos is probably in dispute. I doubt that we will see the originals ever, certainly for the moment this is probably the best you will get.

One day I may recreate these videos given time, a fair wind and a source of cash.
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Dean Beedell
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My alter ego is yereverluvinunclebert. You'll find me around the web. Where you find steampunk design I won't be far away.

I focus on Steampunk Design, why do I do it?

Well, I can't bear the look and feel of current desktop computing being so locked into a 1980s 'modern' paradigm. Current GUIs deriving mostly from Microsoft's efforts have a basis in the GUIs from the late 80s and early 90s and despite the regular changes they still haven't moved on much. You run XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8? Well, that means under the skin you are still running NT5 or 6, all basically the same o/s. The only real differentiator is the GUI that MS foists upon you. A GUI is a GUI and not the operating system, you should be able to decide which you want to run. A GUI ought to be independent of the o/s or at the very least the o/s should be very easy to theme. This just isn't the case with any Microsoft operating system as the current look is the only thing that really sets it apart.

So, I set out to create a series of widgets and icons for an o/s interface that meets the aims and needs of a small but thoroughly dedicated group of chaps and ladies known as steampunkers.

I have set out my steampunk design skills in this way to demonstrate what I can do.

Whether or not you are a steampunker yourself, with these widgets and icons you can thoroughly steampunk your desktop. If you have a requirement for steampunk or similar retro design then you can contact me for my services.

This is my site where the widgets be...
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BeBovOptic Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I just discover dieselpunk/steampunk for me... What an amazing work! :love:
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Glad it pleases you. Please view my whole gallery starting at the oldest stuff. There are some good things there.
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconpurplebutterflyplz:¸¸♥´¯) Thank you so much always!
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Your Friend Always,
dove :butterfly:
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Merry Christmas to you Dove! I'm sure you'll have a happy one.
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconlightedx-mastree3plz::iconlightedx-mastree4plz::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip6:


:iconpurplebutterflyplz:¸¸♥´¯) Thank you so much always!
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Your Friend Always,

dove :butterfly:
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llexandro Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  Hi, I have start to play with some animation programs and would ask you, if you see any way to become a working widget in to a animation ? my first - -very simple - step can you see here:
Rotating Orb 009 by llexandro
 
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
You cannot make an animated GIF/PNG and still have a working widget, that is just an image. It won't do anything.

You can however use javascript functions to perform animation for you using the widget engine functionality. Try my original steampunk orrery and you'll see the animation in practice.
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llexandro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ups - I'm not fit in javascript - I'm happy that I can make some pictures with photoshop. at the moment I try Corel Motion Studio where I can use videos as texture but the output quality is not so good - only the build in templates are very useful. I see I have many things to learn to be a "good" artist so thank you for the information.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
To make a widget actually function you will need programming knowledge as well as graphic ability. Javascript isn't that bad to learn.
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Have-a-Great-WE by KmyGraphic
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