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      • #2311510
        AskWoody Lounger

        Good day to all,

        I have a question about an old screen-saver that I’ve searched for and could not find anywhere.

        I do not recall the name of the screen-saver nor the name of the company that made it, but I’m wonder if I describe it whether anyone knows what it is or can identify it?

        It came out in the mid-90’s, so it is quite old.

        The screen-saver showed a bunch of cartoon dinosaurs playing games like ping-pong or driving taxi cabs. I did exhaustive web searches for keywords but could not find anything like it, although there are plenty of screen-savers featuring various dinosaur’s, I could not find this one.

        Anyone have any ideas on who made it or where I could find it?


      • #2311514
        AskWoody MVP

        Have you tried searching Wayback Machine
        note of caution: check links with VirusTotal prior to each link click.

        No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created IT- AE
      • #2314992

        I saw this on Reddit from 3 months ago. If it isn’t YOU :), here’s some more information, at least:

        [TOMT][Screensaver][Late 90s/Early 2000s] Voiced screensaver involving dinosaurs in a city

        I remember there was this screensaver that started (rather abruptly) with a raptor saying something sounding like “My name is Nex K’nex” followed by a dramatic music sting. This was then followed by music and animated city shots broken up by several skits. Among them were two dinos playing a game of ping pong that goes nowhere, ending with one of them asking “How does this even work?” It then ended with another dino playing the piano in a suit. Anyone know where this is?

      • #2315313
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thank you for your comment on what you found in Reddit.

        That is very interesting and I’ll try to search for that and see what I can find.

        The prior comment that suggested looking in the ‘wayback’ site did not turn up anything for me…it is just too huge a site and hard (at least for me) to search it; keywords or search criteria really did not turn up anything there. So, I’ll try Reddit and see what I can find…thanks for quoting though, maybe some keywords from your quote can turn up something.

        Happy Thanksgiving.


      • #2318255

        I used that screen saver for quite a few years.

        Imaginaria – “The Associates” (Socha Computing / Claris, 1993)

        there is also several additional scenes that were produced by a German firm that I had at one time, but have lost in the past.

        the problem is that this screen saver is designed for WIN 95 or earlier editions and does not run on WIN10.

      • #2318256

        forgot to add the YOUTUBE video url that displays the initial version of this software:

      • #2324992

        So, Dan…was that it?
        That HAS to be it!
        “Anonymous” for the win ;).

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