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I have this problem of my screen saver turning on while im playing epsxe.
Now to solve it, i just turn my screen saver off but thats getting kind of annoying.
I was just wondering why the computer doesnt realize that its being used:confused: and turns the screen saver on.
 

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i have win 2k although the same problem was in win 98 before i upgraded

its just that its getting annoying to change the settings before and after i use epsxe
 
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I think this happens because when you are playing an emulator, or any game for that matter, the cpu does not detect anything happening on screen. So, to protect the screen from burn in, the screen saver kicks in. I have had this happen while playing many emulators and actual PC games. So now I just leave my screen saver turned off. This has happened w/both Win 95 and Win 98.
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actually its probably cuz it doesnt detect the mouse and keyboard moving
cuz on games like starcraft, and most of my other comp games besides emulators, i use both keyboard and the mouse and not the controller

but you would think that windows would realise that the controller is an input device and if its moving not to kick in the screen saver
 

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do you really need that screen saver on at all? if you use emulation a lot, why don't you just turn it off altogther?
 

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Originally posted by campaign2016
but you would think that windows would realise that the controller is an input device and if its moving not to kick in the screen saver
you would think so wouldnt you? :p
if you really want to, you can map keyboard controls to your controller. you can do this through the drivers that come with some pads, or you can get software that does this. this way, you can set up the emulators just to use the keyboard and not worry about the screensavers popping up.
 

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the software for my controller isnt compatible with win 2k although the controller is supported by plug n play. i just cant map buttons to it and the rumble doesnt work. but thats the pay off for a more stable OS. also in win98 doing that would lock up the emu and stop the keyboard from working until i gave my comp a hard boot. i think the software was causing a conflict with the emu trying to fight it for control of the keyboard
 

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Originally posted by Bandit
do you really need that screen saver on at all? if you use emulation a lot, why don't you just turn it off altogther?
there are times that i leave my comp on for hours at a time and sometimes forget to turn the monitor off. dont want to burn an image into my screen
 

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I don't think that these new monitors burn the image... the burning happened only to those OLD "monitors" but i'm not sure... aaargh!
 

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unless you are using an old svga monitor, i really doubt the image will burn.
is your monitor energy star compliant? if it is, it should be fine.
 
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