Civil War Generals

Type of program: Screensaver
Supported platforms: Win 95/98/ME/XP/NT/2000
Company name: Pixel Paradox
Version: 1.0
Cost: $11
Installed size: 5133


This screensaver is fantastic! Whether you have kids in school and you are trying to painlessly pour knowledge in their ear, or you are a Civil War buff, or you just dig knowledge, you won’t be able to help being impressed with this program. .

Basically the screen is roughly split into 3 areas, and before I forget the default on this particular screensaver is set for 40 seconds, because of all the reading; of course you can change it to whatever you want. On the left side of the screen are drawings of the general that page is covering, and also another small drawing, of various things, a man with a rifle, an eagle, etc. On the bottom of the right side, [sometimes very small and on the extreme bottom if there was a lot of info above] is a box that gives you further reading about the man in question. That is the name of the book, the author, the publisher, year published, etc. Not all of the men had this box, guess some of them had no one to write about them. On the right side of the screen is the information about the general; starting with his full name, and nicknames if appropriate ["Old fuss and feathers" sticks in my mind since I saw it, hehe] his date of birth and location, and his death date and location. Then you've got pre war profession [did EVERYONE go to West Point?] his war service, his post war profession, and notes.

This screensaver is great!

You can choose how long the image is on the screen, size the image, enable or disable captions, the location of them and the fonts they use, and you can choose some all or none of the 23 transitional effects. The demo is good for 10 days, and comes with 20 images.

Registering the program is good forever, and adds an additional 23 images to the screensaver.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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