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Craters Screen Saver for Windows is written by John Walker
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:39:33 PM »
Craters Screen Saver for Windows is written by John Walker

Craters Screen Saver for Windows

by John Walker

What better way to protect your monitor's phosphor than by smashing rocks into it at dozens of kilometres per second? This directory contains a Windows screen saver named “Craters” which simulates cratering of initially flat terrain, obeying the same power-law relating crater size to number observed on airless solar system bodies.

The Craters Screen Saver, including its source code, is in the public domain. You can do anything you like with it.

Downloading and Installation

Versions of the Craters Screen Saver are available for both 16-bit and 32-bit windows. Download the version appropriate for your system from his web site.

    32-bit (Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT/2000/XP) Systems
        Download 32-bit Craters Screen Saver
    16-bit (Windows 3.x) Systems
        Download 16-bit Craters Screen Saver

After you've downloaded the program archive, extract the contents with Info-ZIP or a compatible archive extract program, and copy the CRATERS.SCR file to your Windows directory (usually C:\WINDOWS). The use the Control Panel to select and configure the screen saver.

The current 32-bit release of the Craters Screen Saver was built in July 2006 and has been tested on Windows 2000 and XP machines. Some programs built with recent development tools have difficulties running on older 32-bit Windows systems such as Windows 95 and 98. If you encounter problems on such a system, Release 2.0 will almost certainly work for you. All prior releases remain available.


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