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josiahsuarez
04-08-10, 09:36 PM
YZMatrix is pretty good, but a little simple

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/YZMatrix-1.jpg

any more?

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-09-10, 03:01 AM
I still use starfield simulation as my screensaver... I would love to see an updated version of that, that is more 3d and smooth.

Drolfrawd
04-09-10, 05:36 AM
Check out the linux thread , i hear they are good at screensavers .

:udawg:

Redeemed
04-09-10, 11:26 AM
3planesoft.com has some decent ones, IMO. :)

josiahsuarez
04-09-10, 04:23 PM
I just found these (http://www.push-entertainment.com/products.html) which are pretty awesome!

edit: oh, except for the "don't forget to register!" in the middle of the screen :(

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-09-10, 08:22 PM
http://3dfiction.com/ -- cool but expensive

A2597
04-12-10, 01:44 PM
I still use Particle Fire, after many many years. I've never found anything to beat it.
http://www.longbowgames.com/particlefire/

I like Beam!, the space dogfight one, but it takes too long to load and exit to really serve as a screensaver. Particle Fire is instant on, instant off. 3D accelerated, and looks so freaking purdy. Oh, and it works on dual monitors.

josiahsuarez
04-14-10, 11:34 AM
just thought I'd add the Really Slick Screensavers to the list. they are all totally free with no nag screens or anything. the only catch is they don't seem to work with Aero enabled, you have to switch to the Classic theme.

http://www.reallyslick.com/

Bearclaw
04-15-10, 02:13 PM
http://3dfiction.com/ -- cool but expensive

Wow, AWESOME. No way worth 10 bucks though. :rofl

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-18-10, 10:36 AM
Wow, AWESOME. No way worth 10 bucks though. :rofl

iknorite?!

I mean, if it was something like, you get the videos and wallpapers all for $10 - that would be fine ... But, $10 each... :headexplode:

just thought I'd add the Really Slick Screensavers to the list. they are all totally free with no nag screens or anything. the only catch is they don't seem to work with Aero enabled, you have to switch to the Classic theme.

Nice eyecandy, but a little too busy/bright for my taste.


I would love an improved version of starfield simulator.

wwec
04-18-10, 10:58 AM
Hyperspace from www.reallyslick.com is quite a nice replacement for Starfield but it eats 30% i7 cpu even at low framerates :s

josiahsuarez
04-21-10, 12:45 AM
Hyperspace is awesome, by tweaking the settings you can make it look pretty much however you want. a real stress test for your system if you crank up the geometry resolution :D

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-21-10, 04:05 AM
This one is ok as a starfield: http://www.hope.co.nz/projects/stars/

The stars 3 is good too: http://www.zerge.com/software/

Gonna try out hyperspace

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-21-10, 04:30 AM
I found hyperspace to be too busy and demanding for what its doing...

Hres a good one....very well done and optimized collection of screensavers, and it can run as animated wallpaper

http://www.animated-wallpaper.com/Space-Journey-3D/

EDIT: Been running it as a desktop background for a few minutes and let it cycle through the different modes. Only uses about 5% CPU and its very smooth.

I think i might buy this one

Bearclaw
04-21-10, 05:55 AM
Lol. Why would you guys ever PAY for wallpaper/screensavers?

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-21-10, 02:38 PM
Lol. Why would you guys ever PAY for wallpaper/screensavers?

Because its not free? To me, its worth money to have a replacement for starfield! Its SRS!

crainger
04-22-10, 03:00 PM
3dplanesoft made some cool screensavers for nvidia (they are just adaptations of their currents ones with nvidia branding, but they are free)

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cool_stuff.html#/screensavers

josiahsuarez
04-29-10, 02:03 PM
ah good call, I didn't realize they had those screensavers on their site

bacon12
04-29-10, 03:21 PM
Yup was gonna remind everyone about the free nvidia ones.

Shaitan
05-16-10, 10:53 AM
Does the YZMatrix look good on widescreen monitors? Thx.

josiahsuarez
05-19-10, 04:01 PM
yeah it looks fine

onmikesline
05-20-10, 08:38 PM
i like all black wallpaper. its like looking at nothing

wysiwyg
05-21-10, 10:34 AM
i vote for 3planesoft too. most of theirs are worth paying for. its not much and if you register on the newsletter you get discounts

http://www.3planesoft.com/

theres also these fishy ones=

serene screen (most well known)

http://www.fish-byte.com/

dream aquarium (most advanced)

http://www.dreamaquarium.com/