What are some good screensavers?
October 7, 2004 6:41 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a good screensaver (Win32)? I've got ecotonoha at the moment, which is pretty cool, but would like something that works well w/out an internet connection and is darker (ecotonoha is dark only during the night).
posted by andrew cooke to Computers & Internet (15 answers total)
I've always been a fan of the simple but ubercool TV Static.

Nice idea for a thread, btw.
posted by Espoo2 at 6:56 PM on October 7, 2004

Nice idea for a screensaver, too. Thanks.
posted by andrew cooke at 7:23 PM on October 7, 2004

Really Slick
posted by O9scar at 7:37 PM on October 7, 2004

I was about to dig up the Really Slick URL and then realized I'd been beat on the draw. Damn you O9scar, damn you!

*crumples to the ground*

Seriously - if you don't mind screensavers that actually tax your system, those are tops. I've never seen any that come close.
posted by freebird at 10:14 PM on October 7, 2004

posted by Hackworth at 10:19 PM on October 7, 2004

Ooh, and some are available for OSX now...I thought I had to leave all that behind when I converted! Hmm...only 'fireworks' which is OK, but Helios is my favorite.
posted by freebird at 10:19 PM on October 7, 2004

posted by Pockets at 10:36 PM on October 7, 2004

Helios (for OS X) is here, while most of the others are here.
posted by O9scar at 10:40 PM on October 7, 2004

also, it's fun to make your own in flash.
posted by Espoo2 at 1:38 AM on October 8, 2004

Personally, I haven't used one in years, In older versions of Windoze, the screensaver checking every 20 minutes or whatever could sometimes cause crashes and slow down performance.
I don't know if newer monitors suffer much from "burn" - it used to be an issue back in the day, but is it still?
I have a crappy monitor anyway. But for privacy at client sites, I just set my laptop screen to a password lock after 10 minutes of no activity.
posted by sixdifferentways at 2:33 AM on October 8, 2004

drempels just destroyed my PC
posted by Frasermoo at 7:33 AM on October 8, 2004

really? ouch.
another i used for some time was from creatures in my head - a cute animation of a couple of floating monsters.
posted by andrew cooke at 7:43 AM on October 8, 2004

Primordial Life is a screensaver & artificial life experiement. Watch little life forms grow, evolve, eat each other and die. Connect to the web to let your lifeforms meet other people's life forms.
posted by grumblebee at 11:03 AM on October 8, 2004

wow - such a good idea, but such apalling execution. someone should take that idea and make something pretty.
posted by andrew cooke at 11:28 AM on October 8, 2004

jan (not a member) sent me a link to janfox and while many aren't really my taste (way to make me feel out of touch with my feminine side), i poked around and found a surprisingly large range (anything that includes flying whales has to be pretty diverse, in my book).
posted by andrew cooke at 1:51 PM on October 9, 2004

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