© 2003-2006 byron jones
demosaver @


demosaver lets you run pc demos as screensavers.
not all demos will work, so ymmv.

released under the bsd license.

download demosaver-1.5.exe (657k)

demos, demos, demos ..

demosaver includes a single demo (farb-rausch's fr-019: poem to a horse).

you'll have to download more demos to make full use of demosaver.

i recommend the following sites:

mindcandy's recommended demos's awards 2002

any program that exits when you press escape can be used.

here's the demos i'm currently running (in no real order):


main screen
edit demo

release history

  1.0 - 11 mar 2003 - initial public release
  1.1 - 12 mar 2003 - fixed preview font loading exception
                    - log file now deleted on startup
  1.2 - 13 mar 2003 - fixed bug stopping last run from being updated
                    - added support for sending more that just a return to
                      the demo on startup
                    - changed dialog font back to system default
                    - keeps track of demos that fail and terminates if it
                      runs out of working demos
  1.3 - 14 mar 2003 - fixed memory leak in hidden demo
  1.4 - 21 mar 2003 - added mute and logging options
                    - misc bug fixes
  1.5 - 28 may 2003 - playing around with the gui
                    - fixed premature exiting of screensaver
                    - bundled with fr-019 (with permission)
                    - added "run" option to allow quick testing
                    - better randomization of demos
                    - config now saved in .ini file instead of registry
                    - shipped as installer
                    - fixed windows 98 stupidness