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3D Maze

The classic 3D maze screensaver that shipped with Windows '95 and '98. It randomly moves through a maze with red brick walls, running into various obstacles, each with its own effect on the route, as it searches for the exit. If this screensaver does not render properly, try disabling full-screen mode via the settings menu, then set the Size slider to "Max".

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I downloaded the 3D maze and can open it but not sure how to make it run as my choice of screensaver. Still getting the other default screensaver opt11 year ago
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Open the 3D_Maze.zip archive file and extract the 3D Maze screensaver file to your Windows folder.
  2. To make sure Windows will recognize it, locate the screensaver file in the Windows folder, then right-click it and select "Install".
  3. Open the Screen Saver Settings panel. "3D Maze" should now be visible in the list of screensavers.

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File name3D_Maze.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size239.07 kB (244,811 bytes)
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Total downloads31,273
Last downloaded30 minutes ago
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User reviews (30)

It is great, great memories :)

To install this just put it in C:\Windows\System32
not a subfolder, just put it into System32

this works for all .scr scrennsavers

bless you

by Windows on October 19, 2018

Its too fast!

by TooFast on September 21, 2018

YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! How I missed this... trippy version, of course!
Thank you! Working nicely on Windows 10. Just really wish I could slooow it doooown. Even too fast, it's a pleasure to have back. <3

by Becky Byrd on September 14, 2018

Is it bad that I'm way too amused by this really old screen saver.

by Kor'vas on August 23, 2018

I think it is great, but is there a way to slow down the speed?

by Esteban on July 24, 2018

It worked. Copy and paste only in C: \ Windows \ system32

by SkyBot on May 27, 2018

Working on windows 8.1 thx

by Kacper on March 12, 2018

Windows 10: didn't work.

by Preston on March 3, 2018

This is awesome! it was super easy to install.

by Doll on February 17, 2018

opretty nice

by trieditout on November 29, 2017

How to install in win7 ?

by Marc Dacascos on November 3, 2017

thank :)

by w.a. on October 23, 2017

Very nice. Can the speed be changed?

by Steve on September 15, 2017

I used to play around with this and the other old school screen savers back in first grade with my friends and we thought we were so cool, this is awesome!

by Delan on August 12, 2017

I get the brown rat too, Cooliokid, don't worry.

by Person on July 23, 2017

Every time I see the brown rat, I shake up. Is the brown rat a glitch or is it supposed to be there?

by Cooliokid 956 on May 6, 2017

This was one of my faves from old school Windows, long before High Definition meant anything.

by Amyrakunejo on April 16, 2017

completely beautiful and fully functional. would recommend any of the screensavers on this site as theyre virus-free and functional

by Giu on March 19, 2017

I'm still having the texture glitch problem even after disabling Fullscreen. I'm on Windows 10 with two monitors. I also thought I remembered there being a speed setting on the original screensaver. It moves very fast and it would be nice if I could slow it down a bit.

by Cori on February 9, 2017

AWESOME!

by joseph on December 12, 2016

The best Windows maze for survive! Maze Win98!😃

by Alex F. on December 4, 2016

Brick texture hadn't loaded so it was just the stone texture with sometimes brick

by ravendawn on November 17, 2016

the windows screen saver is very good .

by Ivan1234 on August 10, 2016

Sometimes the walls will glitch up and fuse with the ceiling unless changed to one of those color-changing fractal patterns. Also, if the brown rat is near one of those floating OpenGL logos, the logo itself can glitch and turn into a larger version of the brown rat for a brief period (less than a second) before turning back into its true form. Even with all of these glitches, it sure brings back memories!

by Gii on July 2, 2016

I'm using windows 10, and I don't understand the Instructions

by Christopher Sneider on May 27, 2016

Didn't render properly at first but started working well after following the instructions!

by emedi on May 20, 2016

Great screensaver!
Some issues with the maze settings.

by unknown on March 20, 2016

It's pretty great, though there are some graphical glitches at least for Windows 7 - some textures for the start, special walls and objects, and the walls will glitch out in random ways. The most common one is the ceiling texture overlapping the wall textures, though you can bypass that with any of the animated psychedelic textures used for the ceiling. Regardless, it runs fine and provides a hefty amount of nostalgia for me along with the other classics. I love it.

by Daniel Flores on March 5, 2016

It´s VERY buggy walls have same texture as roof

Screensavers Planet: Try disabling full-screen mode via the Settings panel, then slide the "Size" setting to "Max", as noted in the screensaver description above.

by Slimik on February 4, 2016

I remember this from the first computer I ever owned and loved following it. I think it's a great screen saver. I will rate this based on previous usage.

by Patricia Parker on September 10, 2015

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