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!
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...