Making a PC (win xp) screensaver

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Greencardman, May 2, 2005.

  1. Greencardman macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ok, didn't know where else to post this, because its a PC topic, but you guys have gotten me going with these awesome desktop's you've been posting. So, assuming I had a lot of these cool pics, how would I make my own screen saver on a PC? Can you get it to choose from a folder, or can you actually make your own screensaver. I have Flash MX, does that help?
  2. 36183 Guest

    Jun 24, 2004
    quark composer if your running tiger. i know nothing for windows.
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Right click on desktop, screensaver tab, My Pictures Slideshow. Then Settings, and browse to the folder you want.
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005

    Screensavers use .scr files.

    The major issue with .scr files is that most viruses come in the .scr format. If you plan to use it personally that will work, but if you plan to offer it as a download for people, most companies now wrap it in a .exe file - you run the .exe and install the screensaver, which just drops the .scr file into the screen saver folder of the users choice.
  5. Greencardman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ok, they don't seem to make any free screensaver applications that let you do cool fade transitions. I spent ages on So is there any way to make a flash file into an scr file?
  6. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Here's one way to do it. You could also Google the following:

    flash "screen saver"

    and see a lot more potential solutions.

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