StonerviewW32 is a very straight port of StonerView by Andrew Plotkin available for Linux and Mac to the win32 Platform.
The original StonerView is copyright 1998-2001 by Andrew Plotkin (email@example.com) http://www.eblong.com/zarf/stonerview.html"
Stonerview itself is based on ideas of Electropaint (tm) by Silicon Graphics which was shipped with the Iris Indigo machines (and maybe it is still shipped with newer SGI machines - I don't know).
There is another nice screensaver explicitly inspired by electropaint(tm): planestate by Joakim Eriksson.
Download: StonerViewW32 binary
Download: StonerViewW32 source
Many thanks go to Rachel Grey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for her tutorial on how to write a windows openGL screensaver (http://www.cityintherain.com/howtoscr.html). Parts of her source code are in here. Another thank you goes to Jeff Molofee (http://nehe.gamedev.net)for the openGL tutorial bringing me right to the point.
Electropaint is a US Trademark of Tristram Visual, www.tristram.com
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
INSTALLATION In the binary bundle you'll find a file named 'StonerViewW23.scr'. Copy this file to where all the screensavers reside (usually something like C:\WINDOWS\system32). After that you should be able to choose 'StonerViewW32' in the list of screensavers. Compatibility issues: - Tested on a WinXP home SP1 (inclusive dual head setup) - Works on Win2k as well. The settings dialog offers an option for selecting rendering to a bitmap. This is based on an article in the MS knowledge base concerning a bug in the general implemention of OpenGL shipped with 2k and xp. So if you are experiencieng some kind of flickering - try this option! It will however slow the screensaver down. Revision History 02/03/2003 V1.2 - more options - do not use rendering to bitmap if not configured 01/26/2003 V1.1 added a configuration dialog and some options 01/25/2003 V1.0 the basic port of StonerView works