Here you will find links to a selection of some of the best freeware screensavers for you to download for your viewing pleasure. If you have any recommendations or comments please feel free to email me with them or write a review.
Download ATi Screensavers
These Stunning 3D screensavers require an ATi video card and catalyst drivers.
Download AVI Screensaver
Allows you to create your own AVI, MOV & MPEG movie screensaver.
Download BlueScreen Screensaver
One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Bluescreen is a screen saver that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate startup screens seen during a system boot. Bluescreen cycles between different Blue Screens and simulated boots every 15 seconds or so. Virtually all the information shown on Bluescreen's BSOD and system start screen is obtained from your system configuration - its accuracy will fool even advanced NT developers. For example, the NT build number, processor revision, loaded drivers and addresses, disk drive characteristics, and memory size are all taken from the system Bluescreen is running on.
Download Don't Touch My Computer 2
If crazy Joe wasn't enough to keep people away, our cyber guard dog is sure to get the job done. In addition to a stream of fun animations that play out, the lovable dog does a whole mess of little tricks, and when folks sit down at that computer, watch out, it's time for that cute pup to go to work.
Drempels makes colorful, swirling, hallucinogenic patterns that resemble a hurricane or tornado. It normally runs in your Windows background or "desktop", replacing your old still-image wallpaper with gently-animating visuals... and meanwhile, you can use your computer just like you normally would. It uses very little CPU overhead - so little that it even runs smoothly on a 233 MHz system!
Download Flight Over Sea
Flight Over Sea invites you to take an air trip over the sea surface, as if you would have been gliding on a paraglide several feet above the waves. Sit back and relax as the wind carries you somewhere, away from trials and tribulations, away from number-crunching machines, away from your boss?No matter which way it takes you, there is no ground you can see, so there is no one to distract you from relaxing!
Download Electric Sheep Screensaver
Mesmerizing abstract art screensaver which utilises thousands of computers to generate amazing dreamscapes!
Download Flurry Screensaver
Simple but realistic screensaver of moving light beams. Very nice to watch.
Download Gizmozone Screensaver
Awesome 3D graphics and sound crammed into a compact 100KB package which is quite an achievement.
Download Matrix Code Emulator
Enter the Matrix and free your mind with this screensaver showing the Matrix code as seen on the screens in the movie!
Download Maya Paint Effects Screensaver
The Maya Paint Effects Screen Saver is based on the Paint Effects technology in Alias|Wavefront's Maya 3D animation package. The screen saver will fill your computer screen's idle moments with a large variety of natural and not so natural effects. Cover your screen with flowers, pretzels, vines, galaxies, feathers, copper pipes, or any of the other fascinating presets provided. Expand your palette even further by downloading additional presets.
Download Nero Screensaver
Surreal 3D screensaver going through the stages of a Volcanic eruption. Very nicely done.
Download NVidia Screensavers
Download nvChess Screensaver
Experience chess as you never have before. Three breathtaking worlds await you:"Sky", "Fire & Ice", and "Holographic". Powered by the latest in DirectX pixel and vertex shader technology.
Realistic NVidia screensaver to show off your video card...see screenshots.
Download Screensaver Randomizer
This is a special utility with a difference, for choosing a screensaver at random. The difference is that it is itself a screensaver and so takes up no resources except when the screensaver runs.
Download Really Slick Screensavers
These savers are freeware. Some of them demand a lot of performance from your CPU and graphics card, so I hope you have a fast computer. These savers use OpenGL for graphics and will perform poorly without OpenGL hardware acceleration. All modern PCs being sold have decent OpenGL support, but the high-end gaming PCs will work the best.
SaverWiz allows you to create self-contained Windows screen savers using your own pictures in just a few easy steps.
# Accepts pictures in a number of formats.
# Resize or rotate your screen saver pictures.
# Add captions to each picture.
# Select from one of 30 transition effects or let SaverWiz select an effect at random.
# Test and install your screen saver directly using SaverWiz.
Download Tarsier Screensaver Toggle
Tarsier is a small application that allows you to quickly enable (and disable) your screen saver, as well as activate it.
Download Viper Screensaver
This is a stunning screensaver of a sports car. You need DirectX 8.0 and 32mb of video memory. The car is extremely detailed and you can choose your own color for the car
Download Virtual Intelligence Matrix Screensaver
The Virtual Intelligence Matrix is a machine intelligence in the form of a 3D character who lives in a beautiful world by the ocean. The Virtual Intelligence (VI) explores the world, collecting seeds, which are then planted in an area that the VI is attracted to. The VI's garden grows, changing the state of the world, which in turn, changes the VI. Fascinating to watch, the VIM is driven by a model of human brain function, and will develop different behaviors with time. The program runs as a screensaver or as a stand-alone program for Windows.