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HAL 9000 Console Basic

The Basic Edition of the HAL 9000 (Console) screensaver features 28 separate animations and runs as a re-recreation of the eight-screen HAL 9000 console from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. In this film by Stanley Kubrick, as well as the series by writer Arthur C. Clarke, HAL 9000 is an artificially intelligent computer that can interact with the crew and control the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft.

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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Double-click the file you downloaded to launch the installer program.
  2. If you accept the end-user license agreement for this screensaver, click "OK and Install".
    • If you are notified that the screensaver already exists, simply click "OK".
  3. Once the installation has completed, you will be asked whether or not you want to have the screen saver settings panel opened. Click "Yes" to open it. The "HAL 9000 [Console] Basic" screensaver should appear among your other screensavers.
  4. The installer has also opened a "README" document containing installation notes and information on known issues and the author. Feel free to close this document when the installation has completed successfully.

Apple Mac OS X

  1. Double-click the file you downloaded to extract the application from the ZIP archive.
  2. In the folder where the ZIP archive was downloaded to (usually: Downloads), double-click the "HAL 9000 [Console] Basic" application to start the install program.
  3. Click "Continue" twice in a row, then check "I accept" if you agree to the end-user license agreement and click "Continue" again. Finally, click "Install".
  4. When the screensaver was successfully installed, click "Quit" to exit the installer.
  5. The Screen Saver panel will be opened, where "HAL 9000 [Console] Basic" should be listed among your other screensavers.

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We have 2 files for "HAL 9000 Console Basic"

  1.   HAL 9000 [Console] Basic.EXE (Windows)
  2.   HAL 9000 [Console] Basic.zip (Mac)
File report #1
File nameHAL 9000 [Console] Basic.EXE
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size2.40 MB (2,513,645 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
Anti-virus
Detection ratio1/59 (1.69%)   View report
Popularity
Total downloads4,952
Last downloaded1 hour ago
File verification
MD59ba135b63e15444920f29ef305eab677
SHA1afe3281c61739333e75ffef4adc8d479ffe7a4ac
SHA256110035b15caee787f7c53813510322cf483d677e958136b086b0672378b4c9ef
File report #2
File nameHAL 9000 [Console] Basic.zip
Target system Apple Mac
File size838.93 kB (859,064 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Anti-virus
Detection ratio0/60 (0%)   View report
Popularity
Total downloads2,365
Last downloaded11 hours ago
File verification
MD5e2fcac00ffb1cdece7be051c89583af2
SHA1a8a0c23a1690313daa173c08f3b17ecee2e0bd0d
SHA25619c8e731d5c92ce2ef726aeecd408fff734878d2505202055e0d562da1323219

User reviews (6)

Only working on 2 of 3 monitors

by CyberKnight on December 27, 2016

On the original HAL 9000 a small screen would POP UP first and then expand to fill the screen. The nominal displays would be overridden by emergencies or problems. I was hoping for a HAL like system that kept track of the PC housekeeping. A small pop up showing hard drive, network, etc and then if the computer encounters an error it goes to the system screen or SYS showing what is happening.

by William H on September 19, 2016

Looks great, but sometimes it activates and I can't escape it once I'm back at my desk. Maybe this is a bug or perhaps it just thinks I want the pod bay doors open.. five stars if fixed!

by Jordan on May 15, 2016

Love this!! Have had it for several years now & visitors love it too! How much work would it be to port this for 3 or more monitors? It is even possible witout the source code? TNX-

by John Raynor on February 21, 2016

Turns out the Flash update is a known problem. I did a system restore to get rid of the update and downloaded MS's hide and show updates tool.

by Mike H on December 31, 2015

Runs fine on Windows 10, 64-bit machine. There are sometimes duplicated displays on two or more of the eight screens, but generally looks very good.

by Mike H on October 26, 2015

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