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semaja2
Jul 14, 2006, 10:57 AM
Hey guys, seeing as i got a positive result here when asking for a icon for MultiAlarm i thought id ask here for a icon for InsomniaX.

InsomniaX is a program that prevents a apple laptop from going into sleep.

What i would like is 3 images:

The icon
A load icon
a Unload icon

Of course i cannot afford to pay anyone to make these icons but im hoping some users here will be kind enough to help support this GPL project, i can however add you to the list of people that helped.



decksnap
Jul 17, 2006, 07:54 AM
What is this program? Is there a website for it? Need more info. Or maybe incentive. ;)

semaja2
Jul 17, 2006, 08:12 AM
What is this program? Is there a website for it? Need more info. Or maybe incentive. ;)

Well i did say in my first post what it was :P how ever the site is http://semaja2.net/insomniax

So having your name put into the credits that will live as long as the program its self, isnt enough :O :P

decksnap
Jul 17, 2006, 08:24 AM
No, I didn't say that. Just having the site is useful in brainstorming what the icon should be. I might give it a go if I can find some time.

monkeydo_jb
Jul 17, 2006, 09:22 AM
You mean going into sleep when the lid is closed?

semaja2
Jul 17, 2006, 09:28 AM
You mean going into sleep when the lid is closed?

This app is ment to remove the feature of letting a laptop goto sleep when the lid is closed, its great because when you want to move a room u dont lose your connections

dornoforpyros
Jul 20, 2006, 12:26 AM
You mean going into sleep when the lid is closed?

it's ok, I'm not sure I understand the use of this app either. :rolleyes:

semaja2
Jul 20, 2006, 08:40 AM
There not exactly what im looking for but what can you expect for free really, ill put it into InsomniaX's next release.

Would it be possible to get some load and unload icons to match?

Lau
Jul 20, 2006, 08:53 AM
There not exactly what im looking for but what can you expect for free really, ill put it into InsomniaX's next release.

Would it be possible to get some load and unload icons to match?

Nice.

It might be worth saying thank you for their efforts though if he or she is going to make you some more for free that you'll grudgingly accept...:rolleyes:

semaja2
Jul 20, 2006, 08:57 AM
Nice.

It might be worth saying thank you for their efforts though if he or she is going to make you some more for free that you'll grudgingly accept...:rolleyes:

Woops yeh was playing hl2ep1 while replying so my mind was else where :P

Thanks for your help

semaja2
Jul 20, 2006, 11:29 AM
I think the no border icon was the best out of all of them,

Once again thanks for the icon.

Sequence
Jul 24, 2006, 05:27 PM
What you think of this?

http://www.mactualite.com/insomniax.png

Sequence
Jul 24, 2006, 07:17 PM
When I think of the word "insomniac" it always makes me think of someone who looks fed up / tired / angry - because he/she can't sleep. Add to this the red eyes of someone who's really tired and you have your new icon ;)
I can do touch ups too... I love to do icons!

Sequence
Jul 24, 2006, 09:11 PM
What about a script that makes the dock icon change each 2 days so we are both happy ;)
Seriously, as he said its your call. Yours is very nice too.

semaja2
Jul 25, 2006, 02:42 AM
to be honest i hate having to choosing between things :P

However i think the one sequence gave is more Mac like in the way its 3D and could possible have a nice icon for load and unload by the face expressions.

I would love to hear other peoples oppinons on the icons as well.

whooleytoo
Jul 25, 2006, 12:35 PM
What you think of this?

http://www.mactualite.com/insomniax.png

Heh, I like it! You should make several versions of it at varying levels of tiredness, then as the program is left open, the icon in the dock gets more and more haggard looking! :D

Sequence
Jul 25, 2006, 05:57 PM
Here's a sleeping one:

http://www.mactualite.com/sleeping.png

irmongoose
Jul 26, 2006, 01:20 AM
Genius, Sequence, I love it!

You should really be thankful, semaja2.



irmongoose

Xander562
Jul 26, 2006, 01:26 AM
Heh, I like it! You should make several versions of it at varying levels of tiredness, then as the program is left open, the icon in the dock gets more and more haggard looking! :D
haha, then i'd totally download/get this program, just to see it progress. :D

Xander562
Jul 26, 2006, 01:26 AM
Heh, I like it! You should make several versions of it at varying levels of tiredness, then as the program is left open, the icon in the dock gets more and more haggard looking! :D
haha, then i'd totally download/get this program, just to see it progress. :D

semaja2
Jul 26, 2006, 03:21 AM
haha, then i'd totally download/get this program, just to see it progress. :D

Well if i could actually program that functionality into InsomniaX it would be there :D

And i am very thankful for everyones kind work, although you werent being paid you still did it and im very very thankful for your work.

whooleytoo
Jul 26, 2006, 05:04 AM
And i am very thankful for everyones kind work, although you werent being paid you still did it and im very very thankful for your work.

Actually, it's quite easy. If you've added "sleepy1.tiff" to your project, you just need to:


myImage = [NSImage imageNamed: @"sleepy1"];
[NSApp setApplicationIconImage: myImage];


Voila. All you need then is a simple timer to call this every half hour or so.

semaja2
Jul 26, 2006, 05:09 AM
Actually, it's quite easy. If you've added "sleepy1.tiff" to your project, you just need to:


myImage = [NSImage imageNamed: @"sleepy1"];
[NSApp setApplicationIconImage: myImage];


Voila. All you need then is a simple timer to call this every half hour or so.

Well im already working on that so it changes if its loaded or unloaded but what Xander wanted would require multiple images maybe 10 slowly changing and i dont know if its worth the effort on both my side and sequence's

whooleytoo
Jul 26, 2006, 05:24 AM
Well im already working on that so it changes if its loaded or unloaded but what Xander wanted would require multiple images maybe 10 slowly changing and i dont know if its worth the effort on both my side and sequence's

It could be done like this:


- (void) animateIcon
{
_iconIndex = 0 ;
[NSTimer scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval:1800.0 target:self selector:@selector(changeIcon:) userInfo:nil repeats:YES] ;
}

- (void) changeIcon: (NSTimer*) timer
{
NSString* iconFrameName = [NSString stringWithFormat: @"sleepy%d", _iconIndex] ;
NSImage* iconFrame = [NSImage imageNamed:iconFrameName] ;
[NSApp setApplicationIconImage: iconFrame] ;

_iconIndex++ ;
}


But if you already are changing the Dock icon, it mightn't be worth the effort.

semaja2
Jul 27, 2006, 02:28 AM
well the icons are in place and the dock icon changes depending on mood, if sequence wants to i can modify it to have like 6-12 images which slowly over a hour change into a insomniaic crasy face.

Sequence
Jul 27, 2006, 04:26 AM
I'll see what I can do for this.