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3D Pipes

Colorful pipeline structures are formed in 3D on your screen in this classic animated screensaver for Windows. The screensaver's settings panel allows you to customize the style and joint type of the pipes, and to use a custom BMP image file as its surface.

Price Free    Disk 0.25 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 35,811
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Copy the "3D Pipes" screensaver file to the Windows folder on your hard drive, then right-click it and select "Install".
  2. The Screen Saver Settings panel should open, and "3D Pipes" should be selected as your current screensaver.

Anti-virus report for 3D Pipes

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Virus scanner3D_Pipes.zip
F-SecureTrojan-Downloader:W32/Kavala.B *
Last scanned2 weeks ago

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We have 1 file for "3D Pipes"

  1.   3D_Pipes.zip (Windows)
File report #1
File name3D_Pipes.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size251.83 kB (257,879 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Detection ratio1/14 (7.14%)   View report
Total downloads35,811
Last downloaded3 minutes ago
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User reviews (32)

Works for me on Windows 10. Just like the old dayz! Thanks

by OldHead on December 10, 2018

I loved having this screensaver as a kid except that its slightly different I'd have given it 5 stars

by trayz on August 29, 2018

it don't work in any windows folder

by Rob on June 21, 2018

So nostalgic XD
And also satisfying
I remember when my mother had had on Win XP pc
I was young and this I remember very well

by Manuel Rumpál on June 13, 2018

Nice remake, would this be the original one I had given 10 stars for this screensaver!

by DG2YGX on April 15, 2018

good, it works. now i have a w98 on w7 :D

by ffff on March 8, 2018

nostalgic but it won't work

by tailzie on February 11, 2018


by austin on January 17, 2018

@mantininc Try using the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard

by Bighead on October 2, 2017

Love it. How can I take screen shots of the pipes. they disappear as soon as u move the mouse.

by mantininc on July 21, 2017


by GHANSHYAM PATIDAR on January 20, 2017

I like it, but for some reason it flickers and blinks. Is it because I use Windows 10? Other than that, it's a great screensaver!

by Fellow User on December 26, 2016


by Facebook on December 3, 2016

Best screensaver

by I Like on September 17, 2016

Its all right

by JP on September 9, 2016

I remember a version of the 3D Pipes had the "flex" option, but this one does not?

by Stephen on August 14, 2016

Nice cool

by arti on June 19, 2016

Very nice, but on my system (Windows 7 Professional) it doesn't start itself. I selected that it should start after one minute, waited three minutes and nothing happend. If I start it manually it works fine.

by Oleg on May 14, 2016

Superb,works perfect on my Win 7 pro.

by Advent on May 2, 2016


by Emily on May 1, 2016

This one worked great on both of my computers,1 running Windows 10 and 1 running windows 7 that is running 2 monitors and separate 3-D pipes screensaver windows.

by John Hill on March 27, 2016

omg ive been wondering how to get thing thing forever!! thank you!! but its ironic that the fist time i saw this screensaver was on a mac, lol

by Gr1m reaper1568 on February 12, 2016


by UDAY on January 28, 2016

How well I recall the good old days of MS Windows NT.

by Joichi Kawamura on December 1, 2015

Hmm... I downloaded the .zip file and dragged it to my desktop, there I extracted the file but nothing worked? Btw I am using windows 7, and I probably won't remember to check this so DM me on Instagram, @griffni

Screensavers Planet: For a screensaver to be listed in the Screen Saver Settings panel, you can either right-click the screensaver file where you saved it and select "Install", or move the file to the Windows folder on your hard drive (usually C:\Windows). Right-clicking the screensaver file and selecting "Install" has the added benefit that it will automatically open the Screen Saver Settings panel, so you could try that even after moving the file to your Windows folder.

by Instagram @griffni on November 6, 2015

Does anyone know if this version has the teapots

Screensavers Planet: To the best of our knowledge, this is the Windows 98 version of the 3D Pipes screensaver, and only the Windows 2000 version contained the teapot easter eggs. Unfortunately, Microsoft allegedly has a 'no Easter Eggs' policy now.

by burg0823 on October 29, 2015

flickers very badly. doesn't run smoothly.

by Jeff on September 21, 2015

I like the screensaver, only that it is not usable in windows 10. It flickers like hell.

Screensavers Planet: Unfortunately, there have been many complaints about flickering on Windows 10 for all kinds of full-screen programs, including games and screensavers. Please try updating your graphics drivers to the latest version.

by WOW on September 5, 2015

Love it, but does not work properly on windows 10.

by Richard on September 5, 2015

Great memories!

by Dr. Anonymous on September 3, 2015

Not working properly on Windows 10, it flickers and its annoying. However, didn't have any problems with Windows 8.

by Francisco on August 30, 2015

Best screensaver ever. Used to have it back in the day on my windows XP, and now I can have it everywhere!

by takabuschik on August 18, 2015

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