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MBSS Gravity Wells

By Mathematically Beautiful Screen Savers Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 16, 2009

MBSS Gravity Wells uses space-aged thinking to create a screensaver. While it looks gorgeous, there are some complicated elements that may scare off some users.

The program's interface is two-fold. Anyone happy with the default settings will simply enjoy the images on the screen. However, attempting to adjust the settings will discover a world of gravitational and geometric jargon that will confuse. Fortunately, experimenting won't hurt a thing. However, the Help file doesn't provide much insight. The images Gravity Wells produces are fascinating geometric shapes that utilize the entire color wheel. Users interested in changing the patterns will discover a complicated configuration featuring several places to adjust things like vertical gravity, emitter patterns, and other technical terms. Users should not be scared to try, though, since you can easily cancel the changes and go back to default. The program's best feature is the ability to preview the changes made in Configuration. This simple small screen is started and stopped with a single button and can help users understand what the mysterious commands actually do.

The trial for this program places a watermark message across the screensaver. While users may be intimidated by the technical talk, this program provides a fun, interesting way to save your display that should not scare anyone.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2

General

Release May 22, 2009
Date Added April 19, 2009
Version 3.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements DirectX 7.0 drivers.

Popularity

Total Downloads 42,449
Downloads Last Week 0
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MBSS Gravity Wells displays the quintessential blending of color, motion, and mathematics. Specify the number of emitters and attractors along with the gravity and color properties to create the ultimate in eye-soothing graphics. Stereogram settings are available along with a selection of themes to showcase the effects. Field-level online help is included, as well as a wide variety of default settings.