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Windows 98 Plus! science fiction screensaver

WHERE can I find a free download of the 98 Plus! screensaver called science fiction? It's the one with 4 orange objects floating and morphing into each other. The background appears to be a desert planet or something. I've tried searching everywhere for this! Anyone?

Celeste1 year agoWindows 10 x64, Firefox


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  • Hello Celeste,

    Thanks for posting to the message board. I'm sure that screensaver can be found somewhere on the Web, but I'm also pretty sure that it would not work on your computer running Windows 10 64-bit.

    Update: I found the screensaver and it's working on Windows 64-bit. See posts below.

    Most screensavers created for Windows 95 and 98 are 16-bit programs, which may still work on modern versions of Windows, like 8 and 10, but only on 32-bit versions, not on 64-bit. A 64-bit Windows will run 32-bit programs, but not 16-bit.

    However, if you're really keen on getting this Science Fiction screensaver working again on your computer, our tutorial for getting Johnny Castaway working on Windows 64-bit can probably also be used to get any other 16-bit screensaver working.

    I will see if I can find the group of screensavers from the 98 Plus! package.

    Rob

    A moderator edited this post 1 year ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • Thanks, Rob! I have already downloaded and enjoyed the "pipes" screensaver !! (which I believe is from Windows 98)

    I MUST have this screensaver! LOL!

    Celeste1 year ago

  • Found it for you, Celeste! It's part of the Organic Art screensaver created in the late 90s by a company called Computer Artworks. I tested it to work on Windows 10 64-bit, but I'm still figuring out the best way to distribute it to you. I'll post an update soon.

    A moderator edited this post 1 year ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • Thank you, thank you!!!!

    Celeste1 year ago

  • Hello Celeste,

    Please download this installation file I created for the screensaver. When you open it, simply click "Install". The screensaver will then automatically be installed, and the Screen Saver Settings panel should open. To improve the quality of the graphics, you may need to enter the Settings menu for the screensaver, toggle on "Use Hardware Acceleration", and select the highest resolution where it says Display Mode.

    However, one computer where I tested it on had to have hardware acceleration disabled for the screensaver to work. See what works best for your computer.

    Hope it lives up to your memory of it!

    Rob

    A moderator edited this post 1 year ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • Rob! You are AWESOME!! It's just like I remember! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    Celeste1 year ago

  • You're welcome! I'm glad you like it.

    There are a couple more from the same series that I'll be adding to the site soon.

    Rob

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • I'll check in for those!

    Celeste1 year ago

  • Rob, do you happen to have the Plus! (I think) of the one called Science? It is a magnifying orb that floats over your screen. I too am running Win 10, 64 bit

    Dena Albright1 year ago

  • Hello Dena,

    I do know that one, and I think I have the screensaver file, but I haven't been able to get it to work on Windows 10 just yet. I pulled it from the Windows 95 Plus! collection, so it's a little bit older still than the Science Fiction screensaver.

    I'll tinker with it a little more, and will post an update soon.

    Rob

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • I found another version on a Windows 98 CD, but I'm afraid it's just not going to work well on Windows 10. I had it working at one point, but the magnifying lens would bounce around the screen way too fast, and it would always end up crashing.

    Apart from a few classics like Mystify, Starfield and Flying Windows, it seems that none of the screensavers from the Windows 98 CD can be made to work on Windows 10. If I ever find a solution, I'll be sure to update this post.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

    Rob

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • Rob, thank you so much for trying.

    Dena Albright1 year ago

  • A "magnifying lens" Screensaver (like the 60s USA from the old PLUS! CD) that works on 64bit Windows would be so great. But it seems that Nobody can find or create one :(

    Stif5 months ago

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