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Retro Sci-Fi

The Retro Sci-Fi screensaver makes your computer look like one of those displays in old science fiction movies and television shows. Various scientific-looking and green-colored graphs, circuit boards and computer terminals are shown on a futuristic dashboard. An alternative version colored blue instead of green is also available: Retro Sci-Fi Blue Edition.

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error at the start of the screensaver. system is updated clean and all. plz fix this.35 months ago
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We have 1 file for "Retro Sci-Fi"

  1.   RetroSciFi_122.exe (Windows)
File report #1
File nameRetroSciFi_122.exe
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size1.15 MB (1,202,129 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
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Total downloads108,159
Last downloaded53 minutes ago
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User reviews (90)

Does not support multi monitor

by Ax on February 23, 2024

Looks really great. At some point in time the displayed objects and writings start changing to random colors until green is completely vanished and then it resets to green only. I like it!

by Gilgam Tanith on February 11, 2024


by angga on January 7, 2024

Hello now problems is fantastic is good

by Andrew on November 14, 2023

This is the most beautiful screensaver I have ever seen but does not work on my Win 10 x64 pro. Maybe a knowledgeable person knows why it stops at launch presenting the following error "Error in modMakeRandomWord.LoadArray: 5 invalid procedure call or arguement" ?

by Antonis on October 30, 2023

is good

by edo on October 22, 2023

ITS good

by Malik Al-Amin on October 20, 2023


by PAAVONINO on July 17, 2023

Its the best

by Hazieq on June 27, 2023

I really like this screen saver, however while it was running, it went from black and green to a variety of colors, and I'm wondering if there's a way to make it go back to that permanently.

by Mike on January 26, 2023


by Power on January 1, 2023

Screensaver is better

by Scooby on October 10, 2022


by ELYA on October 3, 2022

Retas israel

by Rahasia on October 2, 2022

Pretty cool but doesn't work in multiple monitors and not only that but it doesn't blank out the other monitors, so the extra monitors keep showing whatever it was on them

by Daschund on September 28, 2022

I like me screensaver

by Deni on September 24, 2022


by Aieh on September 23, 2022


by R6⁹⁹⁹ on September 23, 2022


by NOPI on September 19, 2022

Asu koweee

by Buden on September 18, 2022


by AKASH on September 18, 2022

Its a very nice

by Elly Luturmase on September 18, 2022


by joko on September 17, 2022

its awesome

by Hamza on August 29, 2022

I really like this screen saver. I just wish it worked on multiple monitors.

by BG on August 19, 2022

I like it but wish it didn't glictch out on ultra wide monitors

by Kevin on June 22, 2022

para trollear a mis amigos

by michael on June 21, 2022

Best screensaver in my opinion

by Ukee on June 18, 2022


by Bronit on April 8, 2022

I love you

by Ratha on March 30, 2022

I think it's great - been using it on my stream thanks it would work as a good screen saver too

by Niko M on February 7, 2022

Amazing. Works perfect and after a while it changes color to a really color. Would recommend to any nerds out there

by rick roll on February 2, 2022

Beautiful, but it only supports one screen which doesn't do the job for me :(

by Davor on November 30, 2021

I appreciate they are offered free of charge. The only thing about the Retro one, not the Blue, is that the Retro one's many colors that come around after it runs are garish, starts taking on the look of a game. I wish there was a way to keep it in the color scheme as it first starts. But, a big thanks!

by Jackdashack on September 23, 2021


by juan on September 20, 2021

This is actually really cool. I 100% recommend trying!

by caleb on June 30, 2021

I like it

by Yusron Hapizin on May 15, 2021


by john on April 20, 2021

딱좋노 이기야

by 노무현 on February 25, 2021


by Rakib Sarkar on December 31, 2020

I think this screensaver is so cool! It is definitely one of the best I've found!

by Naomi on December 27, 2020


by 김정욱 on December 9, 2020

I think this screen saver is the bees knees, mutts nuts, the polecats purple plonker.... Yes it is only single screen, but my god! what a screen, its fantastic :)

by James Crawford on September 17, 2020

Occasionally...just occasionally...it is totally worth it to actually read the Terms and Conditions.

"In no event shall the author be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this software or documentation, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages, so there."

10/10 you clever, sassy artist. Props to both you and your amazing screen saver.

by Sylvia on April 14, 2020

Really nice idea, thank you!

by Andrea on March 30, 2020

GREAT!!! I just LOVE IT!!!

by zoomer4548 on December 26, 2019

doesn't install; appears a message "the drive or unc share you selected doesn't exist

by alejandro on December 8, 2019


by Joseph Marchand on November 29, 2019


by Chris Wickens on August 17, 2019

win 10 64 bit - not working

by sebol on April 14, 2019

Screensaver Filename: RetroSciFi_122.exe
VirusTotal: 0
Score: 3.5 / 5
Tested on: 2019-01-09
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (full updated)

Nice screensaver and VirusTotal detect nothing.
Thanks !

by Joe Dirt on January 10, 2019

OK, same its not multiscreen.
Installed on windows 10, not problems (works straight out of screen saver controls inc preview).

Still looking for something to beat the 2 screen HAL 9000 screen saver!

by MK on December 16, 2018

Funny, and working on Windows 10

by Olivier on December 9, 2018

It is in an EXE. format. Oooh, I don't know!

by Charles Franks on November 30, 2018

Not working in W10 :(

by Lukas on November 29, 2018

do not support multiple monitors

by Vander Oussaki on October 26, 2018

It works great in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 . Am going to try it on 10 .
The three word randomness that comes up near the top is funny .

by Skink on September 28, 2018

"Error in modMakeRandomWord.LoadArray: 5 invalid procedure call or arguement"
Anybody knows how to fix this problem? I really want to us it

by Gardy on July 31, 2018

Great Screensaver - Easy To Install - Really Good Retro - Thanks

by CHRIS Kiwi (New Zealand) on April 28, 2018

I love this screen saver. I have a 32 inch monitor that lives in my living room to serve as both my computer and my TV. This provides a fun background when its inactive.
Instillation was easy, it took a like 5 minutes after install to start working (loading the cache or something I'm sure). I would install again.

by Rachel on March 25, 2018

good screen saver

by joe on March 24, 2018

Very cool. Looks nice.

by Nick on February 10, 2018


by sam on January 7, 2018

Very cool screensaver. If you let it run for a certain amount of time it starts to turn color.

by Resz on December 6, 2017

very nice hightech

by ronilo pelino on October 27, 2017


by Andrei on July 23, 2017

Absolutely fantastic time & effort has gone into this cool-as screensaver, well done bro!
To "Eric" who says this does not run in extended desktop mode...I found out by mistake that

it can "integrate" with the screensaver you already have set in place: I have W7 Ultimate

x64, and I have the Green MATRIX set already, but if you go open the retro and hit the

"Preview" mode you'll find that the Matrix still kicks in at the set time you've configured

it to run, but this awesome RETRO scrensaver will also run on your "Primary" desktop

monitor the moment you hit the "Preview" button...if you get my drift Eric?! Have a play &

you'll see what I mean m8. 10 out of 10 Andy Fielding - Shot Bro & many thanks for your

primo effort & FX Amigo!

Yep definitely works with the MATRIX screensaver set as the default scr & just use the "Preview" mode for the RETRO Screensaver to have multiple monitor display MATRIX and the RETRO will display on your primary monitor! - but not any other screensaver will work in this mix. I see someone else on W7 x64 says here it dont work on their system ... well I only know whats happening here on my OS sorry. Also ... I have not seen the black & white colour change mentioned - only green all the way in Preview-mode ... damn this rocks! "Kei Runga Nö Atu Andy Fielding! (It's All Good Bro). Andy Fielding.

by AM1GO on July 12, 2017

Totally Rad! Gnarly to the bone Cheesters! Can't wait to make my i7/64GB/5TB system look like my Commodore 64!

by 80s Dude on March 29, 2017

Really neat! I just wished it was in color all the time. Anyway to make that happen? This is the coolest screensaver I have ever seen.
If it would stay in color, that would be something I would pay money for !

by Leon on March 19, 2017

This is actually pretty amazing! I feel like it's the StarCraft menu all over again haha, props to the creator Andy Fielding!

by Vitaliy on November 10, 2016

I like it, looks sweet with my alienware r13 with the green keyboard backlight, also i got windows 10 and preview works just fine, no problems

by Hrafn on October 6, 2016


by nyakundi christopher anasi on September 11, 2016

Works on Windows 10 64-bit. Only the preview won't work.

by Me on September 3, 2016


by eric on August 2, 2016

Absolutely amazing!

by Stephanie on July 29, 2016

It's cool to look at. I noticed that there are some items that "go offline"... I can tell a lot of work was put into it to make it work the way it does.

One question: I was going to make an application execute the screen saver but I couldn't figure out where the screen saver (.scr) file is. I can find a couple others that I installed but I don't know where this one installed to.

Screensavers Planet: If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you can find it under C:\Windows\SysWOW64, where the file is named RetroSciFi.scr. On 32-bit versions of Windows, it is probably installed into the C:\Windows\system32 folder.

by Peekofwar on July 11, 2016

Personally, I don't feel that the snapshots do this one justice. It makes my computer feel like a data console on a futuristic starship.

by Ian on July 1, 2016

Very nice, but only works on one monitor if you have multiple display (I have 4)

by Eric on June 9, 2016


by andrew thiani on May 16, 2016

I love Retro Sci fi :D It's the best

by Alright kk cool on April 29, 2016

Where can I find the blue version?! D:

by Z4JE on April 16, 2016


by cecilio on January 16, 2016

OK as has been said DOES work in Windows 10, only that the preview does not work. This stopped me persevering with it initially.

by Mike H on December 31, 2015

+1 for Monastic Cuttlefish Availability, that gave me a good chuckle for a while!

by Jake on December 22, 2015

blue version works in Win10 64bit, love it! Preview didn't work but the actual screensaver does

by NF on November 11, 2015

Does not work on Win 7 x64. Gives a weird run error (in a pop up window).

by SF on November 1, 2015

Simple but awesome

by Davi on October 27, 2015

Looks and works great, works in Windows 10, not filled with malware. What more could you want?

by Jay on September 14, 2015

Love it easy install, I'm a total sci fi geek and this is awesome.

by Marc on March 18, 2015

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