What Is AnySaver?
AnySaver is a software program that allows you to run any
Windows executable module as your screen saver. It was developed so that
media integrators, Lingo programmers, and artists doing development
with Macromedia's Director for Windows could run their Director projectors
as their Windows screen savers. But it's flexible enough to allow you to
use the output of any software product (such as presentation software,
multimedia authoring tools, etc.) that produces an .EXE file as your
Windows screen saver.
AnySaver fits right into the Windows screen saver environment.
You invoke it from the Windows Control Panel, just like any
other screen saver. No external programs are required.
To run AnySaver, you will need:
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME
Windows NT or Windows 2000
AnySaver does not work with Windows XP
At least 2MB of RAM
40KB on your hard disk drive
Download the file AnySaver.scr into your Windows directory.
If Windows is not already running, start it.
Proceed to the AnySaver Control Panel depending on your operating system:
Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups users:
Select the Control Panel icon in the Main program
group on the Windows Desktop, then select the Desktop icon.
AnySaver appears conveniently near the top of the screen
saver list. Select it and set the delay time. Click on Setup
to specify the application you wish to run as your screen saver.
Windows 95, 98, NT, and 2000 users:
Start the Control Panel, then select Display, then Screen Saver.
AnySaver appears conveniently near the top of the screen saver list.
Select it and set the delay time. Click on Settings to specify the
application you wish to run as your screen saver.
The Setup Dialog Box contains only one field that you need to fill in:
--Now Running as your Screen Saver--
Type the complete name of an executable file that you want to run
as your screen saver, including the directory and subdirectories,
if any. While you may specify any application on your PC, even
something as prosaic as Windows Notepad, as your screen saver,
we suggest that you select an application that takes over the entire
screen and is not static. Some recommendations:
Choose a file with the extension .EXE
Choose a self-contained, executable version of a multimedia movie,
such as a Director for Windows projector. (Do not choose a
Director .DIR file!)
Choose a self running presentation made with a package such
Important: Make sure the file you choose conforms to the DOS-style
8.3 naming convention. For example, MYMOVIE.EXE is be a valid file
name to use with AnySaver (because the file name is 7 characters long),
while MYPROJECTOR.EXE is not (because the file name is 11 characters long).
Simply delete the file AnySaver.scr from your Windows directory.
AnySaver is copyright (c) David Goldsmith, 1994-2003.