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Author:  Splitwirez [ Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:04 am ]
Post subject:  Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Not sure if anyone here knows this, but in some later beta builds of Windows XP, the flag logo on the login screen was actually animated. After accidentally stumbling upon the original image for that animation, I decided to turn it into an animated Start Button. I made 2 versions, one with the original 50-frame animation, and another with the animation extended to 250 frames, just shy of the max Classic Shell supports. Unfortunately, I had to speed up the 250-frame version, since...well...you can't exactly set the green channel to 300 :lol:

The original animation had a white background for some reason, and I will admit that I didn't do an amazing job of removing it. If anyone wants to do better, I can provide the original image (though you can get it yourself if you have Windows XP - just look in C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll , in the BITMAP section ._. )

Attachments:
File comment: Extended 250-frame animation
XPBetaLoginFlagRepeatedButton.png [186.8 KiB]
Not downloaded yet
File comment: Original 50-frame animation
XPBetaLoginFlagButton.png
XPBetaLoginFlagButton.png [ 40.98 KiB | Viewed 35091 times ]

Author:  juniper7 [ Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

You beat me to it, Splitwirez.:)


I had that image in the "to do folder".
I'll delete it now.

I could not figure that frame limit.
Is it 255 total, or just for each row?

Author:  Splitwirez [ Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

juniper7 wrote:
You beat me to it, Splitwirez.:)


I had that image in the "to do folder".
I'll delete it now.

I could not figure that frame limit.
Is it 255 total, or just for each row?


Eh...you can have a maximum of 255 frames. Total. Including the normal and pressed states.

Author:  Gaurav [ Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

I wanted this as a Start button!!! Splitwirez you are awesome!! Thank you. :) I wish I DIDN'T have a high DPI screen! Most Start buttons including this one look pixelated at 1080p. I was perfectly happy with 1280 x 800 until my old PC broke.

Author:  Splitwirez [ Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Gaurav wrote:
I wanted this as a Start button!!! Splitwirez you are awesome!! Thank you. :)

:D

Guarav wrote:
I wish I DIDN'T have a high DPI screen! Most Start buttons including this one look pixelated at 1080p. I was perfectly happy with 1280 x 800 until my old PC broke.

D:

Author:  Sketch Animations [ Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Awesome! :)

Author:  Splitwirez [ Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Sketch Animations wrote:
Awesome! :)

:OD

Author:  Weboh [ Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Niiiice! How hard would it be to attach the rest of the Luna start button to it?

Author:  Splitwirez [ Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Weboh wrote:
Niiiice! How hard would it be to attach the rest of the Luna start button to it?


It'd be kind of a pain. Not hard though, just tedious :lol:

Author:  AcroGen [ Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

holy crap that is a lot of frames.

Author:  juniper7 [ Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Wasn't there another animated flag in some Windows system.
It would fade into a world globe? Probably for internet.
Could have been 98, XP.
It's probably small and pixelated for todays monitors though.

Author:  juniper7 [ Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

Here is a slightly better transparent version. It's difficult because of 4 or 5 pixels on each frame, that would need to be edited, and that's a lot of frames. :lol: I pass.

Attachments:
XPBetaLoginFlagRepeatedButton [more trans edge].png [147.88 KiB]
Not downloaded yet

Author:  diablo2 [ Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

juniper7 wrote:
Wasn't there another animated flag in some Windows system.
It would fade into a world globe? Probably for internet.
Could have been 98, XP.
It's probably small and pixelated for todays monitors though.



98, XP, Me, and 2000

Author:  Weboh [ Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Windows XP Beta Flag Animation Start Button

diablo2 wrote:
juniper7 wrote:
Wasn't there another animated flag in some Windows system.
It would fade into a world globe? Probably for internet.
Could have been 98, XP.
It's probably small and pixelated for todays monitors though.



98, XP, Me, and 2000
Yeah, it was the "throbber" for Internet/Windows Explorer. That showing the globe indicated a website was loading.

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