got screensaver and want to extract images from it

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  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    hey how would i extract images from a screen saver. I think it has over 100 and i don't know how to do this... i tried pressing that prtscn button while its going but obviously it didn't capture the image i wanted.
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    try Resource Hacker since screen savers are a program its the only thing I can think of to decompile it.
     
  3. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    ok i tried using that program but no luck. but then i saw that theres another file next to the .scr one and it was 31mb so i know that has to be the one with all the pics in it. do you know how to open up .MSF files?
     
  4. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    paint? lol... hmmm.... if you use XP, it can suggest programs to use... try *protects from any slaps* searching for the filetype on downloads.com
     
  5. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Or try renaming it to .zip and open it with Winzip/rar, maybe it's just a file archive.
     
  6. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i went to a site and it didn't know any program to open that file extension. and yeah i already tried opening it up with winrar.
     
  7. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Is there any place to d/l the screensaver so I can try it out?
     
  8. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    The screensaver may be made with stardust screensaver toolkit if so this is info from there site.

    (The MSF file is a secure container file used for Screen Saver Toolkit 2.X images and audio. It is installed along with the screen saver engine, and can't be directly edited. To make changes to a screen saver, you must edit the original project file (SPF) in Screen Saver Toolkit 2.X.)

    but this might help there is a 10 day free trial on the site.

    http://www.stardustsoftware.com/products/sstoolkit3/
     
  9. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    hey ur right the screen saver is made by stardust but i can't edit it? it will only allow me to make one...
     
  10. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    (To make changes to a screen saver, you must edit the original project
    file (SPF) in Screen Saver Toolkit 2.X.)

    So Not having the original project file.

    I just thought it would be worth a shot to try the free trial to see if it
    helped.

    Post the link to the screensaver and maybe we can mess with it and see
    what we can do. It's been a long time sense I tried something like that
    so off the top of my head I'm not remembering much.

    Have you tried to preview it in the trial software to see if you can take a
    picture from it that way. ;)
     
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  11. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  12. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    prodj88

    Make one with the trial verson then name and save it. Then rename the one you want to edit to the name that you just gave the screensaver that you just made.

    now see if it can be opened to edit. I think the name will be something like ??????.exe maybe

    That screensaver is copyrighted so I can't do anymore than this but hope it helps.
    Sorry