BJ Screensavers ver. 3.2

Explanations and instructions

Bo Johansson 2001-02-15

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1. Bouncing molecules

Background: Black screen
Objects: A number of colored balls or "molecules" moving across the screen with random speeds and directions.
They bounce when hitting the edges or each others.
Options: (In Windows Control Panel)
  • Molecule size (Small, Medium, Big)
  • Number of molecules (10, 20, 30)

2. Eaters

Background: Original screen image
Objects: A number of colored balls or "Eaters" moving across the screen with random speeds and directions.
They "eat" their way through the screen image leaving black tracks.
Options: (In Windows Control Panel)
  • Size of eaters (Small, Medium, Big)
  • Number of eaters (10, 20, 30)

3. Conway's Game of Life

Background: Black screen
Objects: The screen is divided into cells that can be either black ("dead") or cyan ("alive").
The cells change state according to the rules of "Conway's Game of Life".
Options: (In Windows Control Panel)
  • Cell size (Small, Medium, Big)
  • Pattern (Acorn, Inverted U, Random)
  • Edges (Always dead, Reflecting, Wrap-around)
Rules: A dead cell with exactly three living cells as neighbours (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) will change state to alive.
A living cell with two or three living neighbours will continue to live, otherwise it will change state to dead.
Pattern: Refers to the pattern of dead and alive cells that the screensaver starts with.
Edges: The edges can have three different states:
  • Always dead means that there is an imagined edge outside the screen with constantly dead cells.
  • Reflecting means that there is an imagined edge outside the screen with alternating constantly dead and constantly alive cells.
  • Wrap-around means that the imagined edge outside the screen will repeat the pattern of cells at the opposite side of the screen.

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Instructions

These are included in the zip file

          Screensavers for Windows 3.1 or Windows 95
          ==========================================

                   --- English version ---


        Status:  Freeware, freely distributable

Version number:  3.2e

 Revision date:  1997-08-17

Latest changes:  Bjscrn3 has more options. 


 Notice: you must have the file bwcc.dll 
         (usually in your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory) 
         for these screensavers to work.
         The file bwcc.dll is included in the zip file.


1. Installation Windows 3.1
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    Copy the .SCR files to your Windows directory.
    (Usually C:\WINDOWS)

    To use any of these screensavers: Start the Control
    Panel, Desktop, and adjust the Screensaver options.


2. Installation Windows 95
--------------------------

    Copy the .SCR files to your Windows System directory.
    (Usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM)

    To use any of these screensavers: Start the Control
    Panel, Screen, Screensavers, and adjust the options.


3. Known issues
---------------

   a) These screensavers do not hide "Always-on-top"
      objects, like the buttonbar of Microsoft Office.

   b) (If you have Windows 95, and use McAfee Antivirus,
      the function "ScreenScan" will not work.)
      - Seems to work now!


4. Disclaimer
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    I take no responsibility whatsoever for anything that
    happens to your computer as a result of using these
    files in any way.


5. Who am I?
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    Bo Johansson <bo.h.johansson@karlstad.mail.telia.com>

    homepage: http://web.telia.com/~u54504162/index_e.htm

    I have made these screensavers myself, using
    Turbo C++ 4.5 for Windows.


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