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Helios Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    138,782
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 17, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try; $5.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    142.13KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Despite a somewhat convoluted installation process, Helios Screensaver offers enough niceties to earn our approval. Unlike most screensavers, this one doesn't automatically install itself on your PC. Instead, you must copy the SCR file into your Windows system directory. We also should note in order to run this program properly, you'll need to install the OpenGL platform. Basically, the Helios screensaver displays a molecular effect on your screen, with constant movement and color changes. We liked this program's vibrant color scheme, although the ability to customize the hues would have been nice. Still, the application does give you a number of configuration options, including the ability to change ion size, the number of emitters and attracters, the camera speed, and the motion blur. Although its subject matter may be too geeky for some, we recommend this screensaver to science buffs.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Amazing! And I never like Anything!!!"

December 09, 2006  |  By pivotbass

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing!!!

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5 stars

"this is the most awesome screensaver i've ever used"

March 10, 2005  |  By thepoenn

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Pros

its flashy, never boring, always different colours and shapes, screenshots of it make great backgrounds, and its never caused any problems on my pc, unlike many other OpenGL based screensavers.. its just a really nice screensaver

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5 stars

"Awesome"

October 03, 2004

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

This is a great screensaver. Love it!!!!

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5 stars

"SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!"

September 26, 2004

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

one of the most beautifully crafted and imagined savers I have ever seen (I seen them all)

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1 stars

"its a cool screen saver but"

July 18, 2004

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

all it did for me was crash.......and when i did get it to preview for me it was slow like a slow motion type of screensaver.i like fast ones not slow.but like i said all it did was crash on me.its ashame too cause i really liked it when i preveiwed it on my display screen but full screen its slow and boring.but thats not the point if something crashes on my pc its concidered trash.

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5 stars

"Wow, very speciel!"

June 01, 2004  |  By Beez

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

Very speciel screen saver!
Beautiful work.
Try to play with the settings a little to configure it to your taste.

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5 stars

"Nice work from Really Slick Screen Savers"

May 26, 2004  |  By silicon_valley_boy

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

If you go to the "Publisher" link for this download, you'll see a lot of really good screensavers from this person (group?). I'm very satisified with "Skyrocket", which is a very good fireworks S.S.

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1 stars

"I can't recommend something I can't get to try."

May 18, 2004  |  By SteveC

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

It won't start the download, Ive tryed several times.

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5 stars

"Insane!"

May 15, 2004

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

That's about all I can say about this...INSANE! The other savers on the site are just as insane if not MORE.

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5 stars

"Great."

May 10, 2004

 |  Version: Helios Screensaver 1.0

Summary

Awesome. Personally, I don't like the "Helion Surfaces" (bubbles) so I turned those off in settings. Perfect.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Really Slick Screen Savers
Publisher web site http://www.reallyslick.com/
Release Date January 17, 2003
Date Added January 17, 2003
Version 1.0
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 142.13KB
File Name helios.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 138,782
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $5

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