Name: Vent-9000
 Published: 8/18/2017
 Updated: 11-19-2021
 Copyright: © 2017 Flagship Industries, Inc.
 Description: Spoof of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Requires Ventrilo Client version 4.1.1 or newer.

Vent-9000 is a spoof of the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey". It was created as a technology demonstrator for new features in the theme system that comes with the 4.1.1 Ventrilo client.

New theme programming language: INI++, pronounced ( In E Plus Plus ).
Object creation, deletion
Deferred execution
Advanced signaling between fibers using event semaphores.
Playback of wave files.
Dynamic generation of Text-To-Speech (TTS) messages.
Member, flicker, application, window and system variables.

This theme makes the main window look like HAL's visual interface. The 8 consoles surrounding it are representative of the computer station in the rotating section of the Discovery One.

Each of the consoles cycle thru a series of unique displays. Clicking on any console will force the current display to stop and automatically advance to the next display in sequence.

Each time you open a window using this theme it will play a personalized time of day greeting.

The first time you click on the CLS (Close) button the program will play a personalized text-to-speech messages from a list of pre-programmed messages. The next time you click CLS it will close the window. Not to be confused with the QIT (Quit) button.

The first time you receive a pending message, such as a Page / Deferred message / File transfer, the theme will play another TTS message.

Acknowledgments: The HAL Project Screensaver was used as a reference of what some of the displays looked like making it easier to see and understand as we created our own versions of the individual displays. The Vent-9000 theme has between four to six unique displays per console, whereas the HAL Project Screensaver is far more detailed.


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