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Space Explorer

Type of program: Screen Saver
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Authorís name: Mark Qian
Authors e-mail address:
Version: V5.41
Cost: $20
Installed size: 774 KB


With most of these screensavers, if you go to the website, you can get the same screen saver for Windows 3.1, or for Windows 95/98.

Space Explorer is a screen saver that looks like a space shoot-em-up, except when the computer misses-you canít take the gun away and do it yourself! Youíre looking out a big window into space, with a panel at the bottom of the screen, simulating the controls. Thereís planet earth, novas, space suited space-walkers, and all kind of things floating around, and there is laser fire pumping out from the front of your window-guess itís you doing the shooting. And I canít tell if youíre actually blowing up things or itís just collisions, but at a lower speed the computer seems to be as bad at shooting as I am! In the settings, from the display panel there are all kinds of things to change, you can even add you own pictures. 

The program also comes with Saverviser, which is a separate program, [and must be registered as such] and is a screen saver and wallpaper manager. You can set up your wallpaper to change to the current screensaver, or to change at a certain time by itself.

Space Explorer also comes with a task scheduler, and a message function, which can be accessed without turning off your screen saver, so people can leave you messages while you are away.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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