Resizeable Tux Cursor!

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so here is another improved version of TuxCursor.

i decided to make a completely new upload because the look of tux has changed.
the face is now more like the original tux, as requested.

but personally i prefer the agressive look of tux in the original cursor.

on the other side this cursor is even cuter...
decide on your own ;)

for instructions, reasons and credits take a look at the other tuxcursor.

*additional info*
RESIZING FINALLY WORKS!
some users asked about simple resizing.
i finally found a way to do it easy.

create an '.Xdefaults' file in your home directory and add the following lines:

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Xcursor.size: 32
Xcursor.theme: tuxcursor
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Availiable Sizes: 32 (small), 48 (medium), 64 (big, but max. detail)

Be sure to check to cool animated hourglass i redid for the waitcursor!
Tux is in the hourglass and gets some Spinning :) just cool
Last changelog:

17 years ago

0.4: finally resizeable!
added animated hourglass ; )
licensed under the GPL
thanks to Ralf Nolden (kde.org) for
license advice.
0.3: made the face cuter
0.2: added dropshadows
0.1: initial release

michaelbischof

17 years ago

Hi,
finally it worked. But it deviates from your schedule !
I had to build a .icon-directory in my /home/user - directory first and then I had to edit the /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources file and add
a line at the end:
Xcursor.theme:tuxcursor

Before doing that nothing showed up at all. My installation is Mandrake 9.1rc2. The cursor looks really funny and great. But it is, in frank language, a great gag for kids. It steals too much visual attention from the main work schedule ;-)

Thanks for your great work - go on with it !

Yours sincerely

Michael Bischof / Germany , teacher

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uga

17 years ago

It's /usr/share/icons in Mandrake, and I think now it has become the standard directory for cursors.

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karlandtanya

17 years ago

Very Very Cute.

I mean really cute.

I suppose they could be "Hello Kitty"; that would be cuter.

My wife loves them, so they'll be staying. ;)

Actually, we're using the "shadow" slightly less cute version--Where Tux shows his teeth out of the side of his mouth. I guess if you're going to acknowledge "teeth", you can't really call it a beak anymore.

Thanks!

Oh, and BTW, they're cute.

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phubert

17 years ago

Yes, a MEAN Tux might be the right thing for the Win boxes I use at work!

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MasterSeven

17 years ago

you dont really want a penguin flying around on your W2k or XP ; )

so i hardcoded a copy protection in the cursor that it isnt possible to use them on Micro$ofts OS ; )

just a joke, hehe.
i will release the source.png files in some time so you can "port" it to any OS with animated cursor support.

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phubert

16 years ago

So, it's been awhile, have you yet released the .png files??

(he asked hopefully)

:)

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phubert

17 years ago

Sounds great .. I have to infiltrate where I'm able, y'know!

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phubert

17 years ago

Is there any way to use these cursors in Windows XP or W2K ???

I've downloaded & extracted (with a downloaded utility), but can't seem to display them with ANYTHING.

Any way to identify & convert to .cur and .ani files????

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Datschge

17 years ago

No.

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echobucket

17 years ago

I think the wait cursor should have Tux hanging on to a stop watch with spining hands, there's not enough activity on the wait cursor that's being used here, the pointer turns Red and Tux stops wiggling, but I think a wait cursor should make me think "wait"... the current one doesn't really do that.

Other than that, great theme!

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MasterSeven

17 years ago

i will keep the idea in mind.
thanks for the improvement comment.
but a redesign is always difficult because i have to try whats possible and what looks best.

but i will redo the wait cursor.

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MasterSeven

17 years ago

but there is little i can do.

i guess its a problem of xcursorgen.
maybe someone will find out whats wrong
and report it to the cinerama or the cursorgen team. ;)

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huangdi

17 years ago

This lovely icon set doesn't work in xinerama mode. I see 2 tux cursors! One on each screen. So I have to guess which is the real one!! :-)

Thought I will share the experience...

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MadMunky

17 years ago

This look grate, will try them asap, best ones ive seen so far! :)

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TommyBear

17 years ago

I love it, and the animation is great! Make more make more! wow!

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MasterSeven

17 years ago

dont know what caused the error.
uploaded 4 diferent images/sizes.
the last one worked : )

please post your comments about the changes

i wont change this version for some time.
working on the cursor takes alot of time and in the last days i got no sleep ;)

so decide for one of the two versions.
i wont improve them in the next two weeks.

i hope you all enjoy it!

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Goamaus

17 years ago

the preview screenshot.... :(

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17 years ago

0.4: finally resizeable!
added animated hourglass ; )
licensed under the GPL
thanks to Ralf Nolden (kde.org) for
license advice.
0.3: made the face cuter
0.2: added dropshadows
0.1: initial release

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