David Wallace Croft
2006 Dec 10 Tue
CroftSoft Savor is a screensaver demonstrating the early access
SaverBeans Screensaver SDK version 0.2.
So far I have only deployed it on Windows but since the SaverBeans SDK is
Java-based it should be cross-platform. After you have a chance to
download and install it, take a peek at the
The first implementation I created draws colored ovals on the screen.
On Windows, download
and double-click to install. After installation, right-click on your
desktop and select "Properties" to bring up the "Display Properties"
Click on the "Screen Saver" tab and change the screensaver on the pulldown
menu to "croftsoft_savor2d".
You can configure the screensaver to change the oval size by clicking on
the "Settings" button on
the same Windows dialog where you choose the desktop screensaver.
The second implementation uses OpenGL to draw colored squares. When you
press the spacebar, it switches to colored triangles. You can change the
size of the triangles in the configuration.
The third implementation displays your pictures in slideshow mode.
It searches for them in your "My Documents\My Pictures" directory and
displays them in random order. You change the settings to make the
slideshow speed slow, medium, or fast. You can also turn on a display
of the image filename path. Pressing the spacebar skips to the next