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For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Screen Saver Construction Set is the ultimate platform to build distributable multimedia Windows screen savers. Fast, flexible and easy to use, it will let you assemble screen savers of your own design out of pictures, animations, video, text and sounds.

Its resolution-independent architecture means that your screen savers will look superb no matter what system they're installed on.

The built-in Photo Album Wizard will assemble screen savers from your digital pictures with a few clicks.

Activate the On Close processor in your screen savers to optionally direct users to your web pages — screen saver ads rock.

Once you've created your screen savers, you'll be able to wrap them in professional Windows .MSI installers for distribution.

The extensive documentation and tutorials included with Screen Saver Construction Set will typically get you up to speed in less than twelve seconds. Your performance may vary slightly, but it will still be impressively quick.

Build screen savers of your family, your corporate logo, advertisements for your products, desktop themes or your most inventive fantasies.

This software is available for electronic delivery and on DVD-ROM.

Eagles don't flock.

  • Build screen savers effortlessly.
  • graphicImport graphics from many other popular Windows applications.
  • Add sound effects and background music to your screen savers.
  • Include sophisticated animations in your screen savers.
  • Add applets of your own devising.
  • Distribute your screen savers with no run-times or DLLs to lose.
  • Create professional Windows installers for your screen savers.
  • Password-protect your screen savers to keep your work safe.

Screen Saver Construction Set

Should you wish to contact us about this application, please send us some e-mail.

IMPORTANT: Screen Saver Construction Set requires access to the Internet to validate itself after installation. Please see the discussion of registration key security for a detailed discussion of this functionality.


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You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. Downloadable installers can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of Alchemy Mindworks' applications.

Important: You might see a warning during download or installation of these installers concerning possible "malicious code." These messages are generated by Windows if you attempt to download and install most non-Microsoft software. They can be safely ignored.

Norton Antivirus: Norton security products may generate spurious warnings about downloaded software installers, including some of ours. They appear as WS.Reputation alerts. Norton may delete incoming downloads when it generates this warning. WS.Reputation is not a virus — it's apparently an internal reputation ranking maintained by Symantec, which gets confused from time to time. Please see our support blog for more about it. In the event that you encounter this warning, we recommend that you disable Norton Antivirus to complete your download. It does not indicate the presence of a virus or malware in our installers.

Internet Explorer and Edge: The Smart Screen feature in Internet Explorer 11 / Edge appears to corrupt Windows downloads from our web site. When this feature is disabled, the downloads appear to be fine. We suggest temporarily disabling this feature when you're downloading Alchemy Mindworks software.

Downloading: Note that you'll probably need to actually click on one of the following DOWNLOAD buttons to download an installer, rather than copying and pasting its link, or using it with a third-party download manager.

The last DOWNLOAD button — DOWNLOAD 2 or DOWNLOAD 3, depending on where you're located — points to our server in Great Britain. If you're outside North America — or if you're encountering issues downloading from our primary servers — please try the one in the UK.

If you encounter a problem downloading one of our installers, we're here to help — please contact us and let us know what happened.

Installing: Be sure you're logged into your system as a normal user, not as Administrator, when you install and subsequently run this software.

Click on one of the following links to download Screen Saver Construction Set 8.0a revision 4. This file is 25,280,000 bytes in length.


Screen Saver Construction Set:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 3
Screen Saver Construction Set:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 1
Screen Saver Construction Set:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 2

Alchemy Mindworks' applications won't install spyware, malware or other invasions of your privacy, and we're extremely careful about virus scans. Learn more about the security of our downloaded installers.

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Thanks to everyone who has asked for a logo graphic for Screen Saver Construction Set. If you'd like a graphic link at your page for Screen Saver Construction Set, please download this banner.

(We ask that you not reference this graphic from the server, as the file name may change.)

There's always free cheese in a mousetrap.

The HTML to add it to your page is:

<a href="">
<img border=0 vspace=20 hspace=20 src="scsweb.gif"
alt="Screen Saver Construction Set by Alchemy Mindworks"></a>

As of this writing, if you have previously registered or upgraded to Screen Saver Construction Set 7, you can still upgrade to Screen Saver Construction Set 8 for half price. We are able to provide some limited support for the version 7 software, but it's becoming increasingly vulnerable to changes in Windows and some third-party security products.

Screen Saver Construction Set 6 has reached its end-of-life, and it has been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement installers for this product. We are able to provide replacement registration keys and limited support for Screen Saver Construction Set 6. We recommend that you register Screen Saver Construction Set 8.

Screen Saver Construction Set 2 has reached its end-of-life, and it has been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement registration keys or installers for this product, and support for it has ended. We recommend that you register Screen Saver Construction Set 8. Note that Screen Saver Construction Set 8 does not open screen savers created by Screen Saver Construction Set 2 at this time.

Please be sure to review the terms and conditions for distributing Screen Saver Construction Set's screen savers. There's nothing particularly ominous therein, but the lawyers would have screamed loudly enough to have been heard in Patagonia if we hadn't included them.

Screen Saver Construction Set™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.

The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons.