Really Slick Screensavers

by alphamonkey on June 4, 2008 · 4 comments

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As discussed previously, I recently built myself a new rig (Super props to Newegg on great service and delivery), and while maxing out the resolutions on my go-to games and applications has been super sweet, I found myself a little disheartened with having just the default Windows screensavers to play with.

Really Slick ScreensaversSearching for ‘screensavers’ can be both an exercise in annoyance as well as testing the limits of your system’s anti-malware setup, but after some searching I did happen upon Really Slick Screensavers, an OpenGL (and open source) project from designer and programmer Terry Welsh. Welsh designs screensavers with dorks like me in mind: They’re pretty and effective, but also allow you to really punish your system’s resources if you’ve got a mind to.

Hyperspace (an image of which you can see to the right) is a particularly brutal one when you max it out, but the default settings make for an efficient (and gorgeous) screensaver. I was quite happy to see that I could push the settings up quite a ways before even a stagger, so thanks for that Mr. Welsh.

So check ’em out already. And while I’m at it: I would like to find a screensaver that’s a desktop distorter ala the old Windows 95 screensavers. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Heretique

    Bah. Windows only.

  • Zoomalude

    I also got a new computer with a beautiful 24″ widescreen monitor so I’m glad you posted this. I’ve been looking all over for things to test.


    Cool post, I add them to my screensaver collection.

    For cool screensaver to distort your desktop/wallpaper, the closest one I could say is Maya Fluid Screensaver, it is no longer available online from their website, but I have it online here:

  • Frozen

    Actually not only Windows, here is the *NIX port:

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