Wouldn't it be nice to play Solitaire during installs?

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Wouldn't it be nice to play Solitaire during ROS installs?

Poll ended at Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:37 am

Yes, Lycoris was cool
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59%
No, Lycoris was dumb as it is dead now
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30%
I have no opinion, I want to see results only
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11%
 
Total votes: 44

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Wouldn't it be nice to play Solitaire during installs?

Post by MadRat » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:37 am

Think Lycoris style installer:

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Post by ScoTTie » Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:09 am

Its possible in the future that you could install ReactOS from a LiveCD enviroment much like what the linux distros are now doing.

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Post by Switchboy » Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:59 pm

maybe you can provide a browser that you can use during the install. Just to check out webpages or search for drivers.

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Post by Sirmatto » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:41 pm

Browser, music player, basic games. There's a lot that would be awesome to have during the install. Hopefully, though, the install won't take as long as some of the newer Windows, considering it won't be in the multi gigabyte range to install.

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Post by Harteex » Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:21 pm

That's brilliant!

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Post by terrance » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:58 pm

Baublery like this can be included in custom distributions but should in my opinion not go into trunk because with things like that ReactOS can seem like a homework project very quick.
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Post by geertvdijk » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:46 pm

that would be like, running the live cd and within the live running ros install it to hd... would take more time, but would be nice... as a second option maybe?
-graey-

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Post by keytotime » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:46 am

Why would a dev waste his time on this :wink: . I would rather see USB Mouse Support.

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Post by frik85 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:25 am

There are plans for a "hybrid" ReactOS CD:
1) classic text mode first step setup, and reboot to graphical second step
2) ReactOS LiveCD graphical setup (first and second step combined)

Minesweeper would be enough or do you want to play solitaire for just 1-2 minutes?

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Post by Phalanx » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:28 pm

What about a slide show that shows off different open source software.
eg. Firefox, Thunderbird, Filezilla, VLC etc...

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Post by Harteex » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:07 pm

Well, frik has a point :P
ReactOS installs so fast, this isn't really needed 8)

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Wizard of Wor!

Post by Jaix » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:51 pm

My suggestion for a game is the Wizard of Wor, it's easy and it doesn't tanke more then a minute to play!

It's an arcade game, but I first played it on c64.

Wizard of Wor is a PacMan with guns :D not too violent and very addictive, it's even optionally a two player game.
Here is a game info page Wizard Of Wor
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How about making a ReactOS clone with Reacty as main character and use that game as for installation game?

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Post by frik85 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:25 pm

Phalanx wrote:What about a slide show that shows off different open source software.
Even one picture does consume about the same disc space than such a small binary application (e.g. minesweeper game).

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Post by Phalanx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:51 am

frik85 wrote:
Phalanx wrote:What about a slide show that shows off different open source software.
Even one picture does consume about the same disc space than such a small binary application (e.g. minesweeper game).
Ya, but every one picture could save someone buying the $$$ MS Office 200$. And in download size, if you use low level jpg, it does not add much to the size (people view extra web pages all the time).

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Re: Wizard of Wor!

Post by ThePhysicist » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:18 pm

Jaix wrote:My suggestion for a game is the Wizard of Wor, it's easy and it doesn't tanke more then a minute to play!

It's an arcade game, but I first played it on c64.

Wizard of Wor is a PacMan with guns :D not too violent and very addictive, it's even optionally a two player game.
Here is a game info page Wizard Of Wor
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How about making a ReactOS clone with Reacty as main character and use that game as for installation game?
Yeah that's a great game, What about the ReactOS Game? Maybe a good and easy basis for it.

BTW: You can download a free version of WoW 98 here

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