back to System 47 home

Add a new post

[1] 2 3 4 5 Next

from Toronto | Canada
August 6, 2022, 4:45pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 46
System 47 for Mac?

Hey System 47 smile I have loved system 47 for years. I have been using it on my mac until several years ago when it was no longer compatible.

I noticed the updated system 47, it seems like it is only for windows, is that right? Is there a new mac version that can run on modern MacOS?

Huge Fan! I love the star field 47 you have created as well! LCARS live long and prosper!

Thank you so much for reading and hopefully answering my questions. smile
Darth Solidus
from Texas | United States
July 28, 2022, 2:28am (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 45
4 monitor update Update

I realized after your response that Nvidia setting might be the culprit in my setup. Since Im using 3 of my monitor in Surround mode, they acts as one monitor and System 47 maxes out using the vertical resolution, so it looks line only my center monitor its been use and my side monitors are black. So the screen saver is playing center of my and on my 4th monitor. I decided to disabled Surround and try again and it does work on all 4 screen. You C++ code is fine lol [url=!AkvxIf0a6YmribV6YwHL47EQk5PZnw?e=aKfGoW]4 Screens[/url]
Friend of Data
July 25, 2022, 3:25am (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 44
I too have been using the screensaver in version 2.2 for many years. I like the new version 2.5.01 very much and I am enthusiastic. However, I'm having the same problem as some others here. The displays remain black after the end of the screen saver. I have already tried everything that was offered in many forums. Nothing has helped so far. Too bad. What can I do. I use Windows 10.
Thanks for an answer.


Hi Friend of Data, sorry that you too are encountering this bug. I am still looking into it. I have a hard time of replicating this bug. And this makes it more difficult to locate & squash the bug oh well I will continue to work on this and post updates here. Cheers
from West Seneca | NY
July 18, 2022, 5:06pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 43
Starfield47 webapp is awesome. I must learn more about Babylon.js so I can make some of my own stuff.
Great Job.


Thanks!!! Yeah, I've only started using Babylon.js this March. I didn't know about it before. It was a challenge at the beginning to learn about its structures, but after a while, I got super impressed by this framework's capabilities. If you're comfortable with JavaScript, Babylon.js can be fun to learn ;-)

from Calgary | Canada
June 29, 2022, 1:14am (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 42

Screensaver is amazing - and the starfield webapp is so cool! Thanks for the hard work and obvious dedication to Star Trek aesthetics big grin


You're very welcome :-) Updating System47 brought lots of fund memories. I tried to put in as much details as possible.

And creating STARFIELD 47 was fun too, because I could finally utilize the features found in modern browsers without worrying about incompatibilities! :-)

Lord Vegan
June 23, 2022, 5:30am (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 41
Great new screensaver and awesome webapp. Seems like maybe a chunk of a game, wink wink. Well I loaded it and had no labels on my controls and had a heck of a time figuring what was what. Turned out my text reversal made them blank. I like a dark screen and white text. So I swapped them. AFTER I learned how to fly the thing, I realized and swapping them back made life a bit easier. Fun times. Have used your original SS, since late 90's. Always loved it.


Lol, thanks for your email too. Yup, STARFIELD 47 webapp doesn't work too well if one has turned on the "Inverse color" option within the browser's settings or via a browser extension. STARFIELD 47 site is pretty dark, really no need to set a manual dark mode via browser extension. Perhaps you can temporarily disable it when viewing SF47, or white-list it in your extension's settings.

Yeah, I made STARFIELD 47 to be a mindless viewing experience. Just relax & watch it doing some random and unique trek-related animations :-) Glad you enjoy it
June 11, 2022, 2:27pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 40

System47 is stupendous - and fab on a 3 monitor set-up. My inner nerd is nearly satisfied. There's just one thing, it won't come out of the screensaver without a reboot. All the monitors revert to black with an ineffective mouse pointer. Sometimes one monitor comes out (the second) but the other two remain black. A ctrl-alt-shift then manual kill doesn't work either. Any ideas?


Ah, so it does run on 3 monitors. I was only able to test on 2 monitors at most.

Yup, I am trying to replicate this black screen bug when exiting out the screensaver :-( Since I have trouble replicating it, this makes it more difficult to squash it oh well Nevertheless, I will do my best and keep trying...

On Windows 10 or 11, press Control+Shift+Escape to bring up the Task Manager. Then change to the "Users" tab. Expand the current-running processes under your user name. And look for "System47" processes and right-click on them to "End Task"

Darth Solidus
from Texas | USA
May 13, 2022, 8:15pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 39
Greatest Screensaver Ever

Happy that the site got updated, thanks for the hard work. Starfield is really cool also. Are there any plans in the future for the screensaver to support more than two monitors? I would love to see S47 running on all 4 screens on my rig. Small suggestion, adding the option to turn off the ambient sound on secondary monitor feed would be great. Two ambient sound playing at the same time is a little off.
thanks for a great screensaver.


Glad that you like STARFIELD 47. I have made more updates recently. Check it out....

4 Monitors!!!?? Lol, there's no way for me to test for that. ha ha. Though I did program it to run on multiple monitors, not just up to two. Perhaps another bug? Hmmm... I will go through my C++ code to look for it. (I don't code in C++ much)

Oh yeah, that's a very good suggestion on the sound while running on multiple monitors. Basically, in multi-monitor mode, I simply launch multiple copies of System47 projector file, one for each monitor. I will try and find a way to mute the sound on secondary System47's. Thanks!
Murilo Silva
from Alpha Quadrant | Brazil
May 5, 2022, 3:09pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 38

After all this years, System47 continues incredible and awesome!
Thanks a lot!


smile Thanks so much. I had fun making this update. Glad that you enjoy it
April 28, 2022, 8:48am (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 37
old System47 won't uninstall dated 2020

I have an 'old' System47 Screen Saver dated 2020-05-10 uninstall pops up but entry doesn't go away.


Hmm, my most recent update was release in November 2021. And the old version prior to this would be in 2005.

The old version possible could still run on an old system, such as Windows 7. On modern OS, that old version wouldn't work. To remove the old version, try do a search on your computer with this term "system47", and delete the files found.
[1] 2 3 4 5 Next

Add a new post

myPHP Guestbook