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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Screensavers

Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 05:57
Kuron
I know Windows provides for them, but are Screensavers still a thing?
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 05:57
cyangames
I mean, they are...I haven't used one in aggeessss though (sets one up in Win 11)

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 06:02
Jayenkai
Yeah, my screens all tend to turn off way before any screensaver will kick in.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 07:54
cyangames
There used to be flash to screensaver exporters way back...damn, i wander if those convertors are still out there...

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:01
Jayenkai
This suggests it can do it. https://instantstorm.com/

... But hasn't been updated since Win8!

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:03
cyangames
Nice find!
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:08
Jayenkai
..except I can't even get it to download!
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:09
cyangames
https://instantstorm.com/downloadnow/ Looks like it loads up in Win 11

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:09
Jayenkai
Derp!!

OK, trying on UTM->Win11Arm
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:10
cyangames
Win11 arm could be interesting!
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:20
Jayenkai
Nope.. Already given up trying to get that to run. Holy hell!!! I sure as hell don't miss Windows!!!

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 08:56
cyangames
Yeah, I imagine the arm variant isn't great for compatibility with x86 binaries

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 14:48
PHS
I love screensavers. I go out of my way to use them on any device I can.

If interested, check out Really Slick Screensavers. They've got some cool stuff. Good way to test out a device's performance too.
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 15:08
Kuron
I am probably going to try and make a couple of screensavers. Unfortunately, I no longer have my screensaver maker software.
Mon, 27 Nov 2023, 22:19
Kuron
Do Macs have screensavers?
Tue, 28 Nov 2023, 00:12
spinal
On windows a screensaver is just a .exe renamed to .scr that requires a command argument. I have no idea how Mac screensavers work, but they do have them.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2023, 00:54
Jayenkai
I also have no idea how Mac screensavers work!
Just haven't ever looked into them.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2023, 11:41
AndyH
Clickteam fusion still exports windows screensavers including ability to define a settings screen. If you have it or am older version, I think they all still work for win 10 and 11.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2023, 12:05
Kuron
TY for the reminder, Andy. I do have Fusion somewhere that I picked up in a Humble Bundle that I never downloaded.

I used to have some lovely Blitz Plus source somebody posted that I made screensavers from, but sadly that is amongst the stuff that got lost. Literally lost all my Blitz source, including all of the stuff I had going back to the first forum on everyone.net.

I will have to try and read up on the Mac side, but knowing Apple, somehow you will need a Mac to create them.