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websee

Setup Slideshow

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well, i didnt know exactly into which forum to put this, but i wasnt satisfiyed with the ability to edit the Setup Billboard.

so i decided to do it better.

i wanted to have a picture slideshow instead of the windows text, which can be edited, but it remains text.

so i made a small script that can be launched from DetachedProgram and replaces the windows text messages with your custom picture slideshow.

this should adjust itself to any setup resolution. even to widescreen ones.

u6dc8d8q.jpg

look config.js to adjust the tiomeout (how often the images should be changed.)

unfortunately you have to make an imagelist and put it into filelist.js

var images = new Array(
"image1.jpg",
"image2.jpg"

);

you can also add your own text that is displayed above the images (any HTML tag can be used there), otherwise leave it empty. then no text is displayed. (you dont have to make an empty text entry for each image)

last but not least edit slideshow.cmd to enter the prper path to the slideshow and start slideshow.cmd form DetachedProgram in winnt.sif.

did i miss something?

any comments?

plz some feedback

slideshow.zip

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nice. i will have to give this a run some day :)

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Interesting, but can be aplied some gifs or can be changed with slideshow just some parts of entire picture ?

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you can add any image that can be viewed by internet explorer.

jpg, gif (even animated), bmp, png, ....

or can be changed with slideshow just some parts of entire picture ?

you can edit your images in photoshop first and then add them to the slideshow.

i do not exactly understand what you mean.

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nice nice nice :w00t:

that was one of my problems i was trying to solve

but can you explain "what should i do to preview the photos of the windows" in steps pleeeze.

and nice work :thumbup

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i dont exactly understand what you mean, but if you want to preview the slideshow, then you can simply do this by executing slideshow.hta (simply doubleclick on it)

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@ websee

start slideshow.cmd form DetachedProgram in winnt.sif.

Should I write section in winnt.sif:

[DetachedProgram]

???

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ok this should help

open up slideshow.cmd and replace %PATHTOSLIDESHOW% by the path where your slideshow folder will be located on the cdrom

eg if your slideshow resides in D:\slideshow\slideshow.hta your last line should look like:

start %CDROM%\slideshow\slideshow.hta

remember not to have any spaces in your folder names.

open up your winnt.sif and under [GuiUnattended] add the line

DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\install\slideshow.cmd"

last but not least put slideshow.cmd into $OEM$\$1\install in your windows cd.

burn, enjoy

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Magnificent :)

I will definetely include this! I hadn't even thought of this :)

Thanks!

Bâshrat the Sneaky has added a bookmark

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now i do understand you :hello:

but can i do this without useing winnt.sif file and use the file TXTSETUP.SIF ????????????????? B)

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no because TXTSETUP.SIF is not responsible for this kind of launches. as far as i can remember TXTSETUP.SIF is responsible for device drivers. only winnt.sif can launch a program at the very beginning of the installation througth detachedprogram

see http://unattended.msfn.org/global/timeline.htm for details

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@ websee

Thanks!

DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\install\slideshow.cmd"

It's like to launch WPI; the difference - WPI comes in first reboot after Windows installation.

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Can be replaced this images with flash movies ? (like .swf for example)

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no, actually you can't

but this is a good idea, ill make file extra for u where you can embed flash, but it'll take some time, due to i am unfamiliar with embedding flash in html

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This reminds me of the good old ME days, during that setup there whas a sort of slide show too. Great idea to do this in xp!!

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Hi websee,

I haven't tried yet but I see in the picture you posted it's just a part of the screen. What variable do I need to change to make it expand to the whole screen? Like in this picture:

reboot4dr.jpg

Do the pictures in the slideshow has to be in the same format as described in the section about WINNTBBU.DL_?

Thanks in advance.

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there is no variable to expand it to the whole screen, because then you wont be able to see the text on the left. the one u have is made with editing winntbbu.dl_

you can add any image that can be viewed by internet explorer.

jpg, gif (even animated), bmp, png, ....

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OK, thanks.

I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a slideshow of winntbbu :D:P

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hmm, a flash movie does not seem to work, because you must have flash installed in order to play flash movies, and u dont at the beginning of a windows installation. the only thing that should work is outputting ur flash mivie as .exe and then loading it directly into detachedprogram

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:unsure:

Tried this but no work, winntbbu loaded instead.

must have done something wrong.

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it wont start :no:

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what is the error u get? and what did u do or not do?

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i tried many things to start it, but ...no way

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if u dun tell me what u did i cannot tell what u did wrong

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all u can imagine, to much to post here.

no matter what

it just dont work.....

start %CDROM%\slideshow\slideshow.hta
remember not to have any spaces in your folder names.
open up your winnt.sif and under [GuiUnattended] add the line
DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\install\slideshow.cmd"

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