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MBSS Starfields 3.2 -- New (April 19, 2009) for Windows XP / Vista / 7 ++
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MBSS Starfields displays starfields, nebulas, northern lights, comets, plasma clouds, neon spark ribbons and more. Field-level Online Help is included as well as a nice variety of default settings. If you have questions regarding the product, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). This product is being offered as Shareware. See the Registration window from the product's Properties Window for details.


  • Version 3.2:
    • Works on Windows 7.
    • Added Multimonitor support.
    • Hibernation Mode now supported.
  • Version 3.1:
    • Works on Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98.
    • Default initial startup to full-screen resolution.
    • Advanced Setting: Cycle through All MBSS Products on Saver start.
  • Version 2.1:
    • Setup Color Filtering Special Effects.
    • Create Video Files from Particle Animation.
    • Blend Effects with Windows Desktop Wallpaper.
  • Version 2.0:
    • New Hue Cone allows for complex Hue and Intensity setup.
    • Product enhanced to work internationally per Windows Regional Settings.
    • Improved display methods eliminate frame dropping and startup/shutdown delays.
    • Product is installed via a Windows Setup program:
      • ZIP file extraction is no longer necessary.
      • Setup program will install Product to appropriate Windows folder.
      • Setup program allows Product to be selected as current Screen Saver.
  • Version 1.5:
    • Added ability to cycle through Templates in a selected Directory.
    • Added Advanced Settings -- Hue Wheel Brightness Bias Bubble.
    • Added ability to capture Image (preview or full screen) to Windows Clipboard.
    • Direct link to PayPal from Registration dialog to simplify the payment process.
  • Version 1.4g:
    • Major performance improvements with respect to the math code.
    • Added ability to set the Emitter Pattern and Offset.
    • Customize the Hue Wheel color preferences.
    • Added eight (8) new Themes.
  • Version 1.4e:
    • Increased maximum number of Particles from 30,000 to 99,999.
    • Define On-Screen Countdown messages for presentations.
  • Version 1.4c:
    • Performance Improvements:
      • Major improvement when running in True Color 32-bits per pixel.
      • Minor improvement in High Color (16 bpp) and True Color (24 bpp).
    • Effects are properly displayed at non-default (640*480) resolutions.
    • Customize the Hue Wheel bias from Advanced Settings dialog.
  • Version 1.4:
    • Performance Improvements:
      • Tuned the C API Blending Function.
      • Converted motion and rendering code from VB to C.
      • Use the DirectX Flip method instead of the BltFast.
      • Performance improvements are best seen on slower hardware.
    • Custom Resolutions can be setup to the Maximum Width / Height.
  • Version 1.3: Default behavior on installation is to cycle through Themes
  • Version 1.3: New Themes added to selection list
  • Version 1.2: Use Hardware properties when in High Color Mode
  • Version 1.1: Select Themes when Cycling through Effects
  • Version 1.0:
    • Define Star and Comet Fields
    • Define Blending Effects (diffusion)
    • Define Hue Wheel transition effects
    • Setup cycling for common properties
    • Field-level online help for all properties
    • Save Templates to share with other users

User Feedback:

  • All the old Windows screen savers have been replaced with your MBSS savers.
  • The neon spark rings are an amazing effect.
  • Thanks for yet another one of your beautiful products.
  • One of the effects looks like a fireplace -- it makes me feel warm.
  • This is a beautiful display of colors and animation, a welcome addition to my desktop.

The Setup file for MBSS Starfields includes these parts:

  • MBSS Starfields Screen Saver file
  • MBSS Starfields Read Me Text file
  • MBSS MBSSM6.DLL (math engine)
  • MBSS Online Help file
After downloading the Install file to a Windows folder, simply double-click on the file to start the Installation. The final step of the installation will allow you to set MBSS Fireworks as your Windows Screen Saver. If the product does not run, then you may be missing a DLL. Click here for instructions on retrieving the DLLs. Refer to the FAQ if you encounter other issues.

Download File Download: MBSS Starfields (mbss_starfields_setup.exe ~ 650 KB)

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