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Reviewed: Ectosaver Screensaver
Author: John Davis     Date: August 1st, 2000
Page: 2

This has to be one of the coolest damn screensavers I have ever seen.  It takes your desktop and warps it into a huge variety of shapes.  There are several presets, or you can take a preset and modify it to your liking.  There really isn't much to say, I'll let the screenshots speak for themselves:

 

 

 

 

Graphics-wise, this is one of the better screensavers I have seen.  It will use any video card that supports Open-GL or you may choose to use software Open-GL if you card does not support it.  Hardware Open-GL runs much faster, so I recommend it if at all possible.  There has been a new bump-mapping feature that works with the GeForce 2 GTS chipset.  Nothing short of simply amazing.  I watched my own desktop get transformed into several things, including a pool of water.  I did encounter a few times when the screensaver froze.  Let me stress that this did NOT freeze up my system, but rather the screensaver showed the same picture and did not change.  As soon as the mouse was moved, it kicked back to the desktop.  This only happened once in a blue moon and did not concern me too much because it did not kill my computer (unlike a few other screensavers I have tried in the past).

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Added:  Tuesday, August 01, 2000
Reviewer:  John Davis
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