Realistic Animated Christmas Snowflakes
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Realistic Animated Christmas Snowflakes

Updated Dec 16, 2004 by GreenReaper


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Comment #21 Saturday, December 25, 2004 5:31 PM
Amazing snow! I LOVE it!!

This is so realistic snowy and windy day simulation I ever seen.


http://images2.stardock.com/X/XX/Desktop.jpg My desktop, it uses my Crystalized desktop, ApptLinearCalendear, and your object.
os1smith
Comment #22 Sunday, December 11, 2005 3:44 AM
This is very cool!!!!

What settings are you people mostly using, I have a amd64 and radeon video board, been playing with the settings and can't find anything that works really good. had it upto 850 flake count one time, but cpu was max.
Stockholm Syndrome
Comment #23 Monday, December 19, 2005 11:59 AM
lovely!!!
Danica67
Comment #24 Tuesday, December 27, 2005 9:32 AM
love the snow best one out there .....can u make one that would rain ?
ZoLdeR0912
Comment #25 Tuesday, December 27, 2005 10:56 PM
no matter what i try, it just always ends up going to one snowflake...what do i do to make it increase?
Danica67
Comment #26 Monday, January 02, 2006 11:54 PM
can u make the snow program rain id love it if u could please my email addy is daphany67@hotmail.com
Kelly_MTNJ
Comment #27 Monday, October 02, 2006 11:51 AM
Love your snowflake object. I have been trying for a couple weeks to figure out how to change the objects from snow to something else and all I can find to change is the snowmake to another object (made him a spider) but I wanted to change the snowflakes to something else also. Can you tell me how to get to that? I couldn't find in the script where the folder/temp folder is that the flakes are kept in to change them. Thanks!!
Kelly_MTNJ
Comment #28 Monday, October 02, 2006 11:52 AM
Whoops sorry, meant I changed the snowman to a spider!!
th3shur1k3n
Comment #29 Friday, November 17, 2006 5:46 AM
hey this is awesome! perfect for the upcoming season and it even couples well with Island Dog's Christmas lights objects! ty.
GreenReaper
Comment #30 Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:53 PM
The files are probably kept in the %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\DesktopX\CurrentTheme folder (go to start/run then put that in). You can also just download the dxpack, open it up in a zip program, and replace the images.
RickJP
Comment #31 Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:46 AM
will be using this this year what ever the desktop ends up with this will add to it.
thanks


RE snowman to big or not wanting it on screen simple way (and in my case thats best)
is to just pick it up with mouse and slid it off side of screen
iBookChick
Comment #32 Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:08 PM
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... This still rocks, even three years later. Great work, GreenReaper!
HeyItsTJ4
Comment #33 Monday, December 10, 2007 9:25 PM
I cannot change any of the settings for the snowflake control in Desktopx 3.x. When I try to run it in build mode, I get the error: There has been a script error in object "GR_Snow_Speed_Combo" Variable is undefined: 'Control'
Line: 8
Code:
(not available)
I get the same error message for each of the combo boxes on the control. Do you have any idea what I can do to fix this, I have enough knowledge of vbScript to change whatever might need changed. Thanks in advance, I would like to keep this wonderful program for every year.
Pugboy
Comment #34 Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:12 AM
Same with me... Some fixes suggested:

If you have XP- downloaded the Windows Script latest version
Update video drivers

I have Vista Ultimate, with WB, and IconX running. I don't know what is wrong, but let me know if those fix your problem!
GreenReaper
Comment #35 Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:28 AM
If you are on Vista and are an Object Desktop user, make sure you have the latest beta downloaded from Stardock Central.

Might also be worth trying to run:
regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DesktopX\SDCtrls.dll"
from an admin command prompt

Unfortunately with the new compositor it may not work as well on Windows Vista as it has in the past on XP. Under ideal conditions most computers should manage 500 flakes or so - 50 is a sign that there is something slowing it down, most likely in the graphics pipeline.
Inge18
Comment #36 Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:09 PM
It was hard to find the wallpaper, because the link given in the description does not work anymore. So if anyone is interested, the wall can be downloaded here: WWW Link
HeyItsTJ4
Comment #37 Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:02 PM
[quote][/quote]

I see, I have Vista Ultimate 64bit, will the beta work for that.
GreenReaper
Comment #38 Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:14 PM
Should work as well as it does on 32-bit. However, as noted above, Vista's display engine (or your video drivers) may not permit it to run at a high level of performance. For what it's worth, my widescreen laptop has 400 in Vista, in DesktopX's hide icon mode.
Dillengoes
Comment #39 Sunday, January 06, 2008 11:50 AM
when i'm using this program, and press the buttoms F9, F10, the snowman hide, and unhide, can i change theese hotkeys to something else? any tip?!
GreenReaper
Comment #40 Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:21 PM
Try this: Open regedit, and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock\DesktopX Add a DWORD value called HotKey (to replace F9) and set it to one of the virtual key constants (you must set it as Hexadecimal). Add another one called HotKey2 to replace F10.

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