Beam Screensaver V1.73 - One of the best screensavers EVER!


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4 Oct 2022
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This is the Beam Screensaver V1.73 by Bravo Interactive. It is a highly configurable space battle screensaver which you will find yourself just sitting and watching again and again. It has a bunch of add-on packs to add more ships to it, and has been my saver of choice for absolutely years - I love it!

This screensaver has a 14 day trial basis with an option to buy a licence to fully unlock it. Unfortunately, the payment gateway has long since been taken offline - but - having kept in contact with one of the members of the team since early 2000, I asked about the possibility of a master install key so I could pass it on to the general public to enjoy as I have. As it is no longer on sale and has not been for a good long while - they agreed - and passed on a master key so this screensaver can be enjoyed by anyone! So huge thanks to the Bravo team for that!

This saver can only really be used on machines running older operating systems though - that's the catch. Both Nvidia and ATI drivers changed to the point where the game engine no longer runs. I was told 'The problem with nVidia started when they removed support for using OpenGL 1.4 and 2+ at the same time. AMD supported this possibility a bit longer', so with older cards and XP or Windows 7 with early drivers - you should be ok.

As they have been generous enough to open this up to be free to use, I ask that you consider a donation to the Red Cross efforts in Ukraine as the Bravo Interactive team is/was based in Kiev Feel free to take a look, and if you like what you see, it - and all its extras (and registration key) can be found in my shared Drive folder here:

System Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / VISTA;
OpenGL drivers with support for GLSL and Shaders v2.0 or higher;
CPU 1.0 GHz or higher; 100 MB of free hard disk space for main installation;
At least 50 MB of free hard disk space for each Theme.
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