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I have been told that there is a method of editing the MS Flying Windows Screen saver in such a way as to have it display your own logo.  I have the logo already made as a TTF, Icon, BitMap.  I just need to know how to
1. Edit the Original Screen Saver to insert my logo, or
2. How to have the Edit the original Screen Saver to show a different character from teh same WingDing font group, or
3. How to do this from Visual Basic and replicate the same look and feel.
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1)   Unfortunately, I think that you can`t insert your logo to
     'Flying Windows' Screen saver.
     Why !? Because, You see the Pictures are not normal Icons      or Tifs. They going from small to big and you have in them      transparent areas. so it`s not normal Icons or Tifs.

2) The question wasn`t completed. (But if you want change       another Screen Saver so I think is   impossible for any    Screen  Saver)

*) Sure, there is way to change it but it`s as   Hard as Broke      Password of any program.

3) In visual Basic you cann`t give to it same look as in           original (You can`t do it so fast)
  (You must do it in C++)
  Also you have problem with transparent areas in VB.


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by:Lonnie Allen
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1. There is a KB article published from MS and it tells you that you can change the character in WingDing.TTF to another character and see a different "Flying Font" on your screen.

2. You can create a custom font set with your company logo in it. (Use Corel or some other Font Creation tool) and rename the original Wingding.ttf to another name and then rename your font to Wingding.ttf

3. Learn C++, get original Source code, yada, yada, yada.
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LAllen & Lonnie Allen It isn`t same User ???
You want to Answer Your`s Question and Collect Points ???

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by:LAllen
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The answer was not as helpfull as I needed.  I guessed that I could not do this but having another programmer tell me this helps me go to the client and tell them it is not possible.  However, I would like to have had a work around, hack, or something that could be done just to get by.  I would like to propose another challenge, can/will/would Microsoft give up the original source code to the Windows 3.1/3.11 SSFLYWIN.SCR??
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