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[Web] Homer Simpson on your desktop!ANN.lu
Posted on 16-Sep-2003 14:26 GMT by Daniel Allsopp46 comments
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Just thought I'd post a quick preview of a little project I've been working on over the last week and which will hopefully be released in the next few days for graphics cards owning Amiga users. Homer is compatible with AmigaOS3.9 and AmigaOS4.0beta, he should also function without problems on MorphOS, although this isn't tested.

Homer doesn't actually do anything, he's there for a bit of amusment on your desktop, i.e. he's very similar to the original Homer which is on Aminet now, except this version looks quite a bit nicer and has a few more (250+) frames of animation.

In this initial release Homer will stand nodding his head making comments, and be fully animated shouting Doh, going crazy and generally being happy with a few WooHoo's!

Homer Preview

Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 1 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by tokai on 16-Sep-2003 12:32 GMT
cool. can't wait to test it! :)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 2 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 16-Sep-2003 12:34 GMT
Possibility for no window borders and transparency so that only Homer's figure is shown?
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 3 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 12:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (hooligan/dcs):
Oh yes :-)
<P>
<A HREF="http://www.thesnakepit.demon.co.uk/homertrans.png">Transparent Homer!</A>
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 4 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 12:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (hooligan/dcs):
Oh yes :-)
<P>
<A HREF="http://www.thesnakepit.demon.co.uk/homertrans.png">Transparent Homer!</A>
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 5 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 12:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Daniel Allsopp):
Oops, if I bothered to read the comment guidelines I wouldn't have written it like that. My mistake. Sorry. Can a moderator fix this mess of mine please? Thanks.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 6 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Sep-2003 12:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Daniel Allsopp):
Umm, where's the rest of your background picture...? 8-)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 7 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 12:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Here:

http://www.thesnakepit.demon.co.uk/beach.jpg

Thought someone might have noticed that one :-)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 8 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 16-Sep-2003 13:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Daniel Allsopp):
mmmmm... transparency
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 9 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Leif on 16-Sep-2003 13:40 GMT
excellent...
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 10 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by GMKai on 16-Sep-2003 13:51 GMT
excelent.
way better than the office-assistent :-)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 11 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by André Siegel on 16-Sep-2003 13:57 GMT
Hey Daniel, nice idea. I'll most certainly give it a try on my Pegasos.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 12 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by l'Ours on 16-Sep-2003 14:25 GMT
Nice !

Hope to see a 3.1 compatible version ;-)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 13 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Sep-2003 14:50 GMT
Make Homer jump from top of the window to top of another window. Climb up and down and kick dekstop icons around :D
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 14 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Ami603 on 16-Sep-2003 15:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Daniel Allsopp):
Hey daniel, did you received my last mail? can we put in contact?

Best regards.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 15 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 15:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (André Siegel):
Hey Andre!! Long time no see! I'd certainly appreciate you giving it a go on the Pegasos! Watch this space for an update soon! :-)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 16 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 15:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Ami603):
Sorry Ami603, I haven't received any email from you. You could try sending it again?

-
Daniel
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 17 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 16-Sep-2003 15:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (l'Ours):
>Hope to see a 3.1 compatible version ;-)

I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work on 3.1, aslong as you have CyberGFX or Picasso96 and your screenmode set to 15Bit or higher.

Something to test when it's released I guess!
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 18 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Ami603 on 16-Sep-2003 15:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Daniel Allsopp):
already done. I don`t think it can take too much to receive it.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 19 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Rafo on 16-Sep-2003 16:05 GMT
Totally useless, thus a must-have.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 20 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Sep-2003 17:00 GMT
Looks cool -- I'll download it when it's available.

Keep up the good work, Daniel!
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 21 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Cheetham on 16-Sep-2003 20:37 GMT
I had an idea, would it be possible for his moods to be linked to the system in some way ie when the system is under heavy load he gets mad and so on
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 22 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Cheetham on 16-Sep-2003 20:46 GMT
Uh! Uh! Uh! What if it had an arexx port with commands for all his actions so you could set up system event (ie when theres an error or disk instert) programs to control Homer. Say for instance when there's error requester homer goes `doh!` etc At the very least I could set up a dopus button bar to make him co woohoo whenever I like!

Ok, I`ll shut up now...probably.

And it does look cool, Good luck :-)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 23 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Rich Woods on 16-Sep-2003 22:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Daniel Allsopp):
Posted by Daniel Allsopp (213.122.117.225) on 16-Sep-2003 14:47:09

In Reply to Comment 2:
Oh yes :-)
<P>
<A HREF="http://www.thesnakepit.demon.co.uk/homertrans.png">Transparent Homer!</A>
-----------------
Then take a look at Homer's house in Henderson, NV!

http://wwww.realpix.com
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 24 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by vortexau on 17-Sep-2003 04:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Mark Cheetham):
> What if it had an arexx port with commands for all his
> actions . . .when there's error requester homer goes `doh!`

Or - to say "Uh! You've got that email-thingy!"
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 25 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 17-Sep-2003 05:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Mark Cheetham):
He already has an AREXX port for exactly that purpose. For example, I have it attached to the New Mail arriving in YAM for him to shout Woohoo!

:-)

Oh aye, the IP addresses are different because I'm at work through the day and at home at night.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 26 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 17-Sep-2003 07:01 GMT
You better hope it doesn't become to popular or be prepared to be sued.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 27 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 17-Sep-2003 07:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Anonymous):
Yeah, because the Amiga is so high profile, and you always get sued for creating not-for-profit fan art...

</sarcasm>
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 28 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by DruggedBunny on 17-Sep-2003 07:12 GMT
While you're waiting, see if this works for anyone...

http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/~aminet/game/gag/HomerGotchi.lha
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 29 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster) on 17-Sep-2003 08:48 GMT
Gotta have it! Mmmmm Homer Animations...

That;ll give me a good excuse to plug the 1200 in !
AGA 68030 + 8MB Fast RAM enough ?
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 30 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster) on 17-Sep-2003 08:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster)):
DOH ! not AGA then.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 31 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 17-Sep-2003 10:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 30 (Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster)):
Sorry, not for the initial release :-(
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 32 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by corpse on 17-Sep-2003 11:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster)):
"
That;ll give me a good excuse to plug the 1200 in !
AGA 68030 + 8MB Fast RAM enough ?"

If you had a PPC card you could have used the CGXAGA driver ...
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 33 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster) on 17-Sep-2003 11:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (corpse):
I do - well not a PPC card exactly - a PPC motherboard: AmigaOne. still, once OS4 is past Beta, eh ?!
OR... isnt there a version of CGXAGA for 68k ?
or some way of using CGX stuff on P96 within UAE ?
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 34 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 17-Sep-2003 12:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Jim Forbes-Ritte (AGAfaster)):
P96 has built in CGX emulation I think.

Well it must have because Homer works on my OS4beta partition and that only uses P96, yet Homer opens and uses functions from Cybergraphics libraries, none of which are installed.

I guess it should work on UAE.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 35 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Cheetham on 17-Sep-2003 12:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Daniel Allsopp):
Woohoo, cool. Well, that's just upgraded it from a `useless but fun` to a `useful and fun`.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 36 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 17-Sep-2003 17:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Daniel Allsopp):
It would be cool if you could take a snapshot of Homer in the os4beta look :)
Just a sneak preview...
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 37 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Adam Waldenberg on 17-Sep-2003 23:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (Anonymous):
> It would be cool if you could take a snapshot of Homer in the os4beta look :)

Do you want him to serve you his testicles on a plate, also?...
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 38 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 05:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Adam Waldenberg):
>Do you want him to serve you his testicles on a plate, also?...

Let Daniel be the judge of that...
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 39 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 18-Sep-2003 07:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Adam Waldenberg):
Ahem, :-) Sounds a little bit painful for my liking :-)

I'll see what I can do regarding OS4beta screen, I'll have to run it past Ben Hermans first, but in all honesty it doesn't look very much, if at all (depending on mode, transparent or not) different to OS3.9.

Just the window borders look different.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 40 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 07:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Daniel Allsopp):
>I'll see what I can do regarding OS4beta screen, I'll have to run it past Ben >Hermans first, but in all honesty it doesn't look very much, if at all
>(depending on mode, transparent or not) different to OS3.9.
>Just the window borders look different.

Oh well, you're right. Why bother... :)
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 41 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by analinc on 18-Sep-2003 13:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (Anonymous):
OS4 co-developed by microsoft, now in your gameboy too !!! ;)

Ami603, sending iso copies of your beta of OS4?

I have it, roadshow 68k cracked runs very nice on my MorphOS, thanks Ami603, i like you !! ;)


Why not distribute to more people ? im seriously thinking on dristribute on p2p networks ;)

Best Regards

the Ami603 fans, we love your as.s!!
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 42 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by ElfKing on 18-Sep-2003 17:57 GMT
"for graphics cards owning Amiga users"

So all you people adding comments to this post are graphic cards??? (Maybe I'm one.) I've never seen a graphic card "own" an Amiga user. How much does an Amiga user go for these days???
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 43 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by ATI on 18-Sep-2003 19:26 GMT
I am ATI, resistance is futile.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 44 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Hermans on 18-Sep-2003 20:31 GMT
Dear Friends:

OS4 will be very better than MorphOS, AmigaOS 4 is developed by hyperion but is more amigaos than morphos, genesi have a lot of people relationated with amiga but Amiga Operating System is the only true thing.

Wait for Amiga Operating System, is coming the next month !!

Note for Jeri Ellswood: i wanna like fuck you, i need sex, come with me please!


We look forward to the release of Amiga OS 4.0, and we look forward to continuing our efforts moving forward.

God bless,

Bill McEwen
President/CEO
Amiga, Inc.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 45 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by DruggedBunny on 19-Sep-2003 07:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 44 (Ben Hermans):
Well, I'm convinced.
Homer Simpson on your desktop! : Comment 46 of 46ANN.lu
Posted by Jupp3 on 21-Sep-2003 12:56 GMT
Hmm... About possible "legal issues"

Maybe it would be better not calling that anything "Homer"...

Instead, offer separate Homer data set (graphics & samples & prefs)

Oh, surely it will be possible to create own graphics & sounds?
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