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Flurry screensaver for windows

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Flurry screensaver for windows

This is a port to Windows of Flurry, a beautiful screen saver for Mac OS X written by Calum Robinson

Developer : MaDdoG Software
Version : 1.11
Filesize : 57KB

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Comment by HsVT on 2006-09-14 16:55:36
Comment by Joey Pietrzak on 2006-10-23 20:32:48

Most Impressive!

Comment by David on 2006-11-09 21:17:25

What the heck? Mie goes so slow! My nose runs faster!

Comment by Frozencraft on 2006-12-19 13:38:20

Nobel Prize!!! good job!

Comment by wizkidweb on 2007-01-03 21:55:13
Comment by legion on 2007-01-09 22:05:11

it is slow for me too. and tweakin config shows no thing at all.. maybe it requires too much machine or something.. or a fancy video card
thanx anyway

Comment by Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia on 2007-01-23 04:20:21

Yeah. what the hell? mine runs like a snail on 512mb 1.5ghz etc acer aspire 1680 laptop. tried everything. no problem with itunes visualizer, pipes screensaver, etc.

Comment by hello on 2007-02-15 22:22:58

hell with this, it is terribly slow on a 2 Gb 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo.
some glitches.
better fix ‘em.

Comment by Derek on 2007-02-19 03:40:05

You guys need a pretty powerful video card to run this.

My Radeon X1300 Pro has no problem rendering it at all, but on my integrated Intel GMA945 and 950 systems it looked like a slideshow instead of a dynamic screensaver.

Comment by chris on 2007-02-20 19:14:39

Why do other “complicated” screensavers and visualizers work on my (very fast intel core 2 duo) machine without videocard?
Is there any chance that somebody makes flurry work also for me..?

Comment by Doc on 2007-09-10 05:06:44

All those of you saying you need a powerful graphics card to run this, that it’s slow on your powerful system so it needs fixing - rubbish. Christ, can none of you use a search engine?

If it runs very poorly on your system that is otherwise quite capable, then you’re 99% certain to be running an Intel graphics chipset. In that case, change the extension from .scr to .sCr (the capitalised C is important). This is due to a bug that is common to every Intel graphics driver. Will run perfectly smoothly afterwards and this is a trick that will also improve performance in other OpenGL-based screensavers when running on Intel graphics chipsets.

Comment by James on 2007-09-24 08:36:49

This worked perfectly; I can’t believe how simple it was. Why can’t Windows do this automatically??

At any rate, thanks!

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Comment by Mike on 2007-11-06 16:34:49


You saved me very much time here dude!

Thanks a bunch, i vouch for this everyone, it does work!
Crazy craze!! ><

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Comment by apple follower on 2007-11-25 10:51:56

Wow. i have no graphics card, only a onboard one, and just changing the extension helps. is there no bug fix from intel for this? they should have one

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Comment by Mauro on 2007-03-09 10:05:30

I found one that, among the many I´ve tried, is not slow, but does not look the same. For those interested, dl it at
In my laptop runs slow on Windows but not on Linux!


[...] I have been following this project for a bit now, and it seems that this project is mature enough to spread the word, like so much crunchy peanut butter on warm toast. I have personally tested this out on my laptop (rez 1920&#215;1200) and it has worked awesome. It handles Actionscript &#38; whatever else you throw at it (just don&#8217;t move your mouse or hit any keys, because like most screensavers, it will cause it to close). Seems like a great way to create Flash based Flurry type objects or whatever! Put it to good use, and if you use it to make money, please give back a bit! [...]


[...] &nbsp; &nbsp; Personalmente no tengo una Mac (preferiblemente macbook) simplemente porque me falta para llegar a los $7000 que sale comprarse una ac&aacute; en Buenos Aires. Es por eso que trato de &#34;simular el entorno Mac&#34; en lo que a apariencia y (como vimos hace un tiempo) funcionalidades del Mac OS se refiere. &nbsp; Al que le interese hacer la cosa bien completa, puede ver &eacute;ste art&iacute;culo (en ingl&eacute;s: &#34;Turn your PC into a Mac&#34;) de engadget, o mismo instalar el Flyakite (un soft que se encarga de instalar algunos programitas que ayudan en &eacute;sto de mejorar la apariencia), la idea de &eacute;ste post es simular la apariencia con pocos extras y sin consumir mucha memoria (lo que termina haciendo que nuestro windows se vea barbaro pero termine siendo m&aacute;s problem&aacute;tico de lo que es) &nbsp; Para los que no queremos ocupar mucho pero si lograr un escritorio m&aacute;s agradable, tengo dos puntos que pueden llegar a interesar: &nbsp; 1) Milk Theme para Windows XP &nbsp; &nbsp; Un theme que conoc&iacute; hace un tiempo en un post de Alan. La imagen lo muestra todo. Adapta tanto las ventanas, barras (de inicio, de herramientas, etc) y el fondo como las barras de scroll del navegador y los botones (&#34;enviar&#34; y demas botones &#34;de internet&#34;). Descargar theme.&nbsp; &nbsp; 2) Aqua Blue Wallpaper &nbsp; &nbsp; El ya cl&aacute;sico wallpaper Mac por defecto se puede bajar (en diferentes versiones y colores) desde ac&aacute;.&nbsp; Descargar Wallpaper. &nbsp; 3) Flurry Screensaver para Windows&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Este ya es un detalle &#34;menor&#34;, pero al consumir poco y nada de recursos, se presenta como un buen agregado. Se trata de &#34;Flurry Screensaver&#34;, el &#34;Protector de pantalla&#34; de Mac. En s&iacute; es una especie de &#34;flu&iacute;do&#34; yendo campante por el monitor, pero tiene un efecto que me gusta. Descargar Screensaver. &nbsp; Nota 1: Alguien sabe como instalar Tiger en una PC? Nos ahorrar&iacute;amos varios pasos con eso&#8230; &nbsp; Nota 2: No s&eacute; por qu&eacute; la imagen de arriba tiene el dock sobre la barra de inicio&#8230; &nbsp; [...]

Comment by Michael on 2007-08-11 07:25:16

This is a wonderful screensaver. I had seen it several times on Macs, but I only recently found out what it was called. As soon as I did, I downloaded this screensaver. It is great. Some people mentioned that it runs slowly on their systems, but it runs just fine on my Pentium 3 1gHz system with a Radeon 9200 AGP videocard. (No kidding!)

Comment by John Statssen on 2007-09-09 23:58:29

Flurry does not work on my brand new 2 GB computer. All you can see is a FAINT light, barerly visible, fading in and out.

And I’m running Windows Vista Home Premium.

Comment by NickXxAidenXxLies on 2007-09-13 09:44:02

yeah well I don’t get it it worked perfectly on my 256 MB of ramDell Optiplex Gx240 and on my dell latitude d600 fine in xp but its fuxed up in vista tears and its really slow

Comment by Nipple erecter on 2007-11-06 19:54:20

The slowness is down to the intel graphics chipset. Just change the extension from .scr to .sCr

Comment by solid on 2008-01-01 14:42:51

its crazy. renaming the extension from .scr to .sCr, but hey it works!

Comment by Robin on 2008-02-18 01:48:07

How to change it?? i cant find how to change the extention…!

Comment by Snake on 2008-01-31 03:20:52

I changed this extension from .scr to .sCr and it STILL runs slow and choppy, but that fix did work for the sourceforge version mentioned several comments up. My computer isn’t beastly, but I’m sure this can run faster. (Yes, I do have an intel graphic chipset.)

It looks fine in the little preview window, too. I’m bummed out about this, does anyone have any other idea regarding fixing this?

Comment by VJ on 2008-04-07 18:07:38

Is there any way to convert .scr files into avi or wmv files since that would be brilliant when using XPScene…

Comment by s2d on 2008-04-21 04:51:43

@VJ, you can find Screen2Dream on the same website then XPScene. The Sreen2Dream tool (also freeware) runs any screensaver as wallpaper, this works also with the flurry screensaver. So, no avi conversion is required ;)

Comment by Andrew Doolittle on 2008-07-04 09:06:03

I’ve spent the last two days searching forums on a solution to this lag/choppy display problem. Indeed, the flurry screensaver works in preview mode, but it does not work in test or after my 15 minute idle time.
I’ve tried three different types of the screensaver; I have tried several ways of renaming .sCr; and several ways of installing through the /Windows/System 32 folder and right-click>install
I have also tried updating my driver. Nothing has worked and I’m so hopeless on this screen saver.

Here is my system info:
Vista Home Premium SP1
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz
32-bit OS
x3100 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset

Thank you.

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