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 ("

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 ( for her tutorial on how to write a windows openGL screensaver ( Parts of her source code are in here. Another thank you goes to Jeff Molofee ( the openGL tutorial bringing me right to the point.

Electropaint is a US Trademark of Tristram Visual,

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.

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

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