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Joseph Ochinero
from Oakley | United States
August 29, 2022, 2:22pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 49

Love to see other ships of the line - especially the Defiant!

Awesome screen saver! Been using it for years! Every compute I user (work/home) has it installed!
August 19, 2022, 3:40pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 48
Ultrawide monitors


I just upgraded to an ultrawide monitor and was wondering if, in the future, 21:9 screensavers would be available?

Thanks and keep up the good work!
Borg Brad
from Winnipeg
August 11, 2022, 1:43am (Eastern Time Zone)
Post # 47

Stumbled on this tonight and just installed it. So awesome, many thanks!

Just noticed a couple of comments down someone is running this on multiple screens, with each screen running a different animation. Any tips on how to achieve that?
I've got 2 screens running Extended in Win10 and I have the same animation on both screens.

Either way it's amazing and thanks again for your work on this!

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


Hi DT, thanks for your kind words. Yep, the current version is only for Windows because my old Mac machine died a while back. Though I recently got a hold of working Mac.

I did some initial testing on the animation. The good news is that the 64-bit Flash projector file (a single binary program without the need of Flash plugin) did run smoothly on the latest MacOS. The projector file only displays the animation in a window frame. Although it can be resized to fullscreen, it is still not a screensaver package. Later I need to figure out how to wrap the projector binary into a screensaver package. Fingers crossed if that's possible.

Oh, there's a displaying bug related to the aspect ratio on this projector program. Once that's fixed, I can post this Mac projector file here on this site if people are interested. At the mean time, may I suggest playing System47 videos in fullsreen mode from YouTube:

I know, I know, it's not the same. And it consumes data bandwidth... I will try my best to work on the Mac version of S47.

Cheers :-)
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]


Ah, that sounds very logical! Thanks for solving one of the mysteries and sharing your finding smile

Cool photo of System47 running on 4 of your monitors!! Very jealous big grin

Have you try running STARFIELD 47 on your rig? The animation probably would be more sluggish on multi monitors unless you have a powerful CPU/GPU. STARFIELD 47 is more CPU intensive, and all browsers aren't created equally
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"

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