September 24, 2022
If you’ve used Windows, you’ve probably stared at the file copy dialog a few times as you wait for large files (or files from slow drives) to transfer. Now you can play a game inside the copy window. GitHub user Sanakan8472 has created Copy Dialog Lunar Lander, a game overlaid on top of the file transfer…

If you’ve used Windows, you’ve probably stared at the file copy dialog a few times as you wait for large files (or files from slow drives) to transfer. Now you can play a game inside the copy window.

GitHub user Sanakan8472 has created Copy Dialog Lunar Lander, a game overlaid on top of the file transfer graph in the Windows copy dialog. The project’s readme file explains, “here is one of the most pressing issues of our times: You need to download a huge file from the other side of the world to continue your work. You literally can’t do anything but wait. Now there is finally a solution to this problem! Play lunar lander in these inviting hills generated by the progress dialog. Time flies when you are having fun!”

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The game is much like other Lunar Lander games, where you take control of a spacecraft landing on the surface of the Moon (think Apollo Lunar Module) with reduced gravity. The challenge generally comes from the surface having hills or other obstacles that makes a perfectly-flat landing more difficult….

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