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Can one Convert .exe to html?
Can one Convert .exe to html?

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Msg#: 3272834 posted 6:01 pm on Mar 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would like to put an .exe file on my webpage but NOT for people to click on.. I will try to elaborate and tell you precisely what it is I want to do..You may think it silly but I think it would look cute.

I made a webpage for a Pet Supply shop.
On my computer I have a .exe file called Felix21 (it's a black and white cat that roams around my computer, sits on top of prompts or chases a little fly and leaves shadowed paw prints on my screen for a second when it catches the fly and he also watches TV of cat food ads and he leaves through a little door and disappears only to appear at the side of the screen and smiles at me, as if 'Here I Am'...if I minimize a window he falls down and walks along my task bar or just sits their washing his paws. He is the cutest little computer companion I've seen..
Anywaysss, I would like to know How can I put him on the webpage I made for the Pet Supply store..it would be so appropriate.
Even though it is silly can anyone tell me how to do it..
How does one find the html for a .exe file?
Can a .exe file be converted to html?
Any advice or comments would be appreciated.



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Msg#: 3272834 posted 7:09 pm on Mar 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

You might be able to recreate the visuals from scratch (or record them) using something like flash but an automated conversion is impossible.



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Msg#: 3272834 posted 5:52 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

with flash i can do it?


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Msg#: 3272834 posted 6:39 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know that cutsey little file -- it actually uses the windows interface as its prop, and it needs access to the operating system to do so. No, sorry to say you cannot do that on a web page. Big security issues would be opened up if it were possible. Plus, how could it deal with mac and linux, etc?


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Msg#: 3272834 posted 7:39 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

You could do it with a combination of Flash + JS: Flash for the visuals and JS to move it around your page. However that would be a pretty serious amount of work...


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Msg#: 3272834 posted 9:02 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

plz explain more...
how i can do it with flash and js?
plz say codes and scrips...

peter sampers

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Msg#: 3272834 posted 9:24 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are not going to be pre-defined codes and scripts for the project you are suggesting. As Robin_reala said, what you are talking about could probably be done but it would require a lot of work since you would have to rebuild the animations from scratch in flash and then use javascript to handle the interactions.


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Msg#: 3272834 posted 9:45 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

You're probably talking several weeks if not months of work for an experienced flash coder. It is possible, but it's not something you can just drop into your site.


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Msg#: 3272834 posted 9:59 am on Mar 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Guys and gals . . . can anyone here remember the beginning days of "DHTML", and a little open source project launched by Macromedia called Superfly?

This can be done entirely with a few animated images using Javascript. Superfly was almost EXACTLY the same as Felix - except it was a fly that buzzed in and out of the screen and at one point peeking down from the top, upside down, and flapping it's wings.

If anyone is familiar with Felix and Superfly you will see the connection. I've often pondered how easily this can be added to a web page. It would involve a series of stored "animation paths" incorporated with a few stored functions and would heavily use setTimeout() to execute both the animation "scenes" and the speed of their movements.

In fact, this is the only use I have for Dreamweaver, and not sure if it even still supports it. In a simplified drawing interface, you used to be able to create an animation path in DW quite easily and it would generate the coordinates of the path for you. You then create a Javascript object to contain the animation path, input the coordinates, assign the image (animated gif) to be used, and set the speed and time to start the animation - or allow the start time to be triggered by user's actions.

In the Windows version, as Felix moves across the screen, you can click him, pick him up by the scruff of the neck, and drop him onto desktop objects, such as open windows. Felix will then move into "walk mode" until he reaches the edge of the box, then "jump" down until he hits another walk object, return to walk mode, and proceed off the screen. You can switch between the "scruff," "walk," and "jump" animated .gif's by a combination of onMouseDown/onMouseUp and collisions between the object containing the animation and the coordinates of the user's mouse in the click events.

This is completely possible for the motivated, and someone good with Javascript (Fotiman, are ya' listening? :-) ) should be able to pull this off in a day or two, it would probably take me at least two weeks. :-)

A more simple project, a few passes across the screen or a couple reactions to a click, even *I* could do this within a few hours.

However, one must consider the dollar value of "cute," and also whether or not this would contribute anything of value to your site visitors. "Stupid web tricks" (pardon the pun, sorry) hold a very small value if they don't contribute to the visitor's experience in a way beyond visual effect.

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