So I have been thinking recently about the Windows OS and questioning how some of its programing works. I have been trying to come up with a way to keep the computer from going into the screen saver even if left for an extended period of time. I have noticed that games like Starcraft, Warcraft, Civilization, and other other big company games when running will keep the computer out of the screen saver. What is it that keep Windows from switching to the screen saver? Is there some way to mirror this effect with MMF2 games/apps?
Doesn't DirectX automatically disable the screensaver from opening up? If not, you could try simulating mouse clicks with an extension. That should be enough to reset the screensaver timer and keep it from opening up.