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Instructables Screensavers! Answered

I just created 3 Instructables screensavers. They feature the instructables robot bouncing around the screen with an instructables logo in the top-left hand corner.

The screensavers are:
White BG
Black BG
Transparent BG

If you have any suggestions or modifications you would like to see in these screensavers, please comment below. If you would like me to make you a custom screensaver, please PM me.

Update: I changed the download file to a zip archive. It should stop the download problems

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

11 years ago

Why should he? I mean, yeah you made the ones for windows but it's not like you invented the idea for screensavers or anything.

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StyleCore
StyleCore

11 years ago

It dosent work. I dont know what to do with a .tmp file.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Right-click on the link, select "Save as..." (or something similar), change the name in the save dialog to "Instructables Screensaver Install.exe"

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 11 years ago

What application?

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

They're for windows.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 11 years ago

Darn. :(

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

dont worry im making one for us mac users as we speak!!

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

I'll see if I can make some mac ones for you :)

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

Sorry, I can't seem to be able to make one. I can't convert them either. I will keep trying but no guarantees. Sorry.
Munchman
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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Get rid of the ".tmp" at the end of the file name.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, No operating system will know what to do with exe.tmp.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 11 years ago

It's still saving as .tmp file. What do I do?

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

I'm uploading a zip file. Download that instead.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. I didn't realize that would work. It still scrambles the name, but at least it preserves the extension. I'll have to remember that one.

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

It does scramble the filename. I wonder why?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. I don't know. Maybe to prevent name duplication system-wide. Not passing .EXE files correctly may be to limit distribution of malware (most ne'er-do-wells aren't going to stick around to explain how to d/l a binary). Just guessing.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Eh one of the reasons but also many web hosts refuse using .EXE files on their servers to cut down on people firing out mal-ware etc.

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

Not having the .exe is probably for the malware issue and the name scrambling would be for name duplication.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Indeed, one of the most annoying things is free hosting though, they're particularly careful of spy and mal-ware you can't upload any executable files at all and no .tmps you can zip things and it doesn't always catch on...

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

I'd say it would be for name duplication/

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StyleCore
StyleCore

Reply 11 years ago

Ok I got it thanks.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

ANNOUNCEMENT PEOPLES: I have nearly made one for mac users it will be available for download in bout 40 min :D

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

These wont work on a mac will they ????

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

No sorry. There is no way to convert windows binaries to mac binaries that I know of. But if anyone knows how to, PM me!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

What Program did you use im desperatley trying to make one for us mac users but i dont have Leopard OSX so its really hard finding programs

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Da_Fudge
Da_Fudge

11 years ago

very cool! just set up the transparent one. looks pretty cool. Note, how did you make the screen savers???

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

I used Axialis Professional Screensaver Producer. I'm glad you like the screensaver! I'm using the same one now.

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puffyfluff
puffyfluff

Reply 11 years ago

Hmm... I'll have to try that. I use Visual Studio for mine.

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

Visual Studio as in Microsoft??

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puffyfluff
puffyfluff

Reply 11 years ago

Yes.

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bumpus
bumpus

11 years ago

sweet, i'm using the transparent one aswell

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

11 years ago

Thanks for the .zip file!

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Sunkicked
Sunkicked

11 years ago

Pretty groovy stuff!

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

11 years ago

Sweet, I'm going to install it right now.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 11 years ago

Okay, it's not work working. How do I install it?

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

See Nacho above

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onlyonebowman
onlyonebowman

11 years ago

im gonna get one soon once i get on my computer

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Brennn10
Brennn10

11 years ago

Thanks munchman! I just enabled the transparent screen saver! It is awesome!

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

11 years ago

Those are pretty cool! Nice job.

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munchman
munchman

Reply 11 years ago

Thank you.