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Supported platforms:
Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Supported languages:
Current version:
Release date:
January 3rd, 2007
File size:


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The SnowFall screen saver displays a shower of snowflakes that drift across your monitor.

Configuration options are available that can be used to change the way the screen saver looks to suit your own preferences.

The snowflake images are taken from the collection of images photographed by Wilson A. Bentley, and very beautiful they are too. The screen saver itself is based on the Snowfall screen saver for the Mac.

New in SnowFall v1.1:

  • Added a new "Quality" configuration option. Setting this to "medium" or "low" will reduce the quality of the snowflake textures. This makes them appear very slightly more blurry, but makes it much quicker to draw them, so you can increase the number of snowflakes on screen before they start to slow down.
  • Increase the maximum number of snow flakes from 250 to 1000.

The SnowFall screen saver is free and available to download now.

Screenshots (click to enlarge)
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An endless stream of beautiful snowflakes.
Various configuration options.
Three rendering modes: 3d, 2d and flat.
Use any available resolution.
SnowFall screen saver is freeware -- you may download and use it for free.

Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP or Vista operating system.
DirectX 8.1 or later.
A DirectX-compatible graphics card.
Requires a desktop colour depth of 16-bit (65536 colours) or greater.

Freeware Files

Older versions:

SnowFall v1.0 (December 2006, 606 KB)

I'm always interested in hearing people's thoughts and comments on my software, any problems that were encountered, and any way in which I could make the program better. If you have any comments, please contact me and let me know.