AlienFX Pidgin + Winamp plugin

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  1. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    I'm back. I haven't got a internet connection at home yet but hopfully won't be long until I have one. I've already got a working winamp plugin for my alienware mx15 laptop. It can display up to 400 bpms (theoretically). I also managed that the alienfx device is not crashing every 10 seconds (it was not made for displaying different colors this often) but I still have a few problems with the beat detection. I had to notice that it is not as simple as I thought it to be.

    Another problem is that I only have a Alienware mx15 laptop. So I'm missing the information for the mx17 and alienware pc's (are there other laptops from alienware I did forget?). To fix this I need you guys to execute a small programm of mine which is collecting information about your alienfx device. After completion of this program you should please send me back the "results.log" file. The program does nothing evil. It simply tests all posible leds connected to a alienfx device and asks you if something has changed and what. The e-mail address to send it back to me is stated at the end of the program. You can download it here.
    http://stuff.benjamin-thaut.de/alienfx-leds-tester.zip

    The warning at the begin of the program is just that I get no troubles with the law in the case that something goes wrong.
    If your alienfx device stops working while or after using the program you need to restart your pc to get it back up again (this hopefully doesn't happen). After the execution of the program all alienfxleds will be disabled. You need to reset them with the Alienware Alienfx Editor.

    In case someone of you is interested in the pidgin plugin. It can be downloaded soon at http://3d.benjamin-thaut.de

    @Game plugin
    It would be really hard to write such a plugin because it would have to be done for each game seperately. Furthermore games are not designed to support plugins. This means a sort of hack would be necessary and there begins the really nasty programming stuff.

    Regards Ingrater
     
  2. kobe

    kobe Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm glad that I have an m15x then ;) I'll test this thing out and see how it goes. But first I'll have to download winamp.
    EDIT: where do I download the plugin for the AlienFX?
     
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    ;)
    Waiting for the link too :)
     
  4. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    The pidgin plugin is now online.

    Regards Ingrater
     
  5. Konig

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    Testing the notification works :)
    Great work!
     
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    That's good to hear that it works. Too bad I don't use pidgin... :(
     
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    Start using it ;-)
     
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    Yup, I've started today :p
    Just was waiting for someone to do something with AlienFX for a long time :cool:
     
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    After completing my winamp and pidgin plugin I will release the specs for the alienfx protocoll so hopefully some more people will do something cool with AlienFX.
     
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    I'm waiting for the Winamp one man! Best of luck for whats left on it :)
     
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