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Starfield is an improved replica of the original Starfield Simulation screensaver that Microsoft shipped with earlier versions of the Windows operating system. It comes with modern accelerated graphics rendering and positioning, and a large number of options allowing you to adjust the number of stars, their speed, color and size, and adjust the FPS limit. Lowering the numer of frames per second can reduce the strain on your computer to run the screensaver. It also supports negative speed, making the stars move backwards.

Price Free    Disk 0.14 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 11,476
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Any plans to make it open source and release the source code?13 months ago
Starfield Screen saver stops after a few minutes65 months ago
Turns off HDR?13 years ago

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User reviews (20)

Used this for years and loved it immensely but after switching to AMD graphics on my desktop and laptop, the stars are always black no matter what color they're set to. Really wish the creator would update it for modern graphics or at least upload the source code somewhere.

by BaronessAzzie on April 15, 2024

Beautiful, please share the code on github, leave it "perpetually working" for posterity!

by Biagio on March 21, 2024

This screensaver used to be perfect until one day the screen would simply go to black. After tinkering with the settings I discovered that the stars just won't appear on a dark (black) background; whenever I change the background to a light background the stars appear as black. I really want this screensaver to work because it used to be perfect. Hopefully it can be fixed.

by Mark on January 11, 2024

doesn't work

by Ender on November 26, 2023

Looks so good! So much better than the default screensaver options.

by dtp on November 25, 2023

Very nice - brings me back to the early days and looks great on my 60" Samsung.

by amgtuna on October 17, 2023

love this old starfield screensaver. Only thing I would love to evolve it further, would be to have an option to show stars with random colors (yellow stars, red stars, blue stars, orange, white, etc), all at once at the same time.

Like a random multicolor option where you could select a main color (ex: white for most stars) and a ratio to show xx% of stars with any other random color.

by Br on September 29, 2023

best all time from win 9x days

by dude on September 18, 2023

Great screensaver, I love watching it!!

by Fabricio on September 12, 2023

Thank you! Super screensaver :)

by Zydrunas on April 7, 2023

Perfect smooth stars, a lot of settings and very good multimonitor options. 👍

by Rob on February 16, 2023

Kudos to the designers. Great screen saver. It looks amazing on my 49 inch curved monitor. Thank you!

by amateus on May 16, 2022

yea this screensaver is too old too from 1992

by khoi on April 1, 2022

Brilliant! The screensaver I always went back to is back! Easy on the eyes but not too distracting. Hard not to rate 5 stars when it is what I will always use.

Maybe some time staring at it remembering looking up watching snowfall. A bit distracting.

by HistriFox on October 22, 2021

Had a stroke leaving me with cortical blindness. Aware of movement in my left field of view, but unable to see what is moving in the left half of my field of view.

By changing background/foreground colors theory says with practice I may be able to 'see' shapes and colors meaning moving around, crossing roads, moving through groups of people, will be safer for them and myself.

Maybe being able to read normally again, not relying on audio books or family to read documents.

by Mark Williams on September 27, 2021

Turns off HDR immediately when it goes on screen. Exactly what I was looking for, but I can't have it turning off something in display settings without asking. Would also have appreciated a 120 and 144 Hz option for frame rate, as these are much more common native refresh rates than 100 or 80 Hz. Disappointed.

by XAGMNINETY on January 15, 2021


by moodle on August 27, 2020

Can you add a setting to make the star screensaver only for 1 screen? and other screens black image?

by good but on August 20, 2020

This is just the PERFECT Starfield screensaver. Look no further. Great graphics. At slow speeds it just looks amazing, and with multi monitor support.


by ark.er on August 19, 2020

It doesn't work for me. The default screensaver settings don't detect this screensaver, and when you want to edit how this screensaver works, it seems to open a fake/unreal screensaver settings (I don't mean the Starfield settings here). It looks very cool, and wish it would've worked, but if it's not working at all, I can't really rate this good.

Ok, I found a solution.
The installer just didn't install it properly.
I put the installed .scr file in my System32 folder, and it all works now.

by Veldaren on June 1, 2020

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