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Supported platforms:
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
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Release date:
February 2nd, 2002
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The TwinkleGL screen saver sends a shower of twinkling stars across the screen in a variety of attractive patterns.

Configuration options are available that can be used to change the screen saver into a chaotic mass of colour, a trio of comets orbiting the middle of the screen, or bizarre string-like shapes that slowly rise to the top of your monitor. Hundreds of combinations are possible -- use the Settings page to create your own!

The TwinkleGL screen saver is available to download now.

Screenshots (click to enlarge)
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Between 100 and 2000 stars at any time
Up to four different "origin" points allow multiple trails of stars
Changeable colours, gravity and star speeds permit hundreds of different configurations
Example preset configurations provided
Use any available resolution
TwinkleGL screen saver is freeware -- you may download and use it for free.

Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP or Vista operating system.
An OpenGL accelerated graphics card must be installed; if this is not present, the screen saver will run extremely slowly. Most recent graphics cards include OpenGL acceleration, but note that some older cards (including 3dfx Voodoo I and II cards) do not support this.
Requires a desktop colour depth of 16-bit (65536 colours) or greater.

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.