Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Pure Genius

I need help. Can someone find a version of the old Guinness screen saver that works on XP? It's the Anticipation screen saver from circa 1995. It's the one with the guy dancing around. Apparently it only works on Win95 and Win 3.1

I'd even settle for an MP3 of the background music. It's a song called Guaglione by some guy named Perez. I have all of the .bmp files and figure I could piece together a new version with a decent flash editor. Hook a brother up.

Hell I'd even go for a copy of Win95 so I could take a look at how it is supposed to look before creating the new one. Any help will be appreciated.

2 comments:

ChumpAssFool said...

I recall the infamious Guiness screen saver from way back when. I remember that you and I fell in love with it. Funny thing though, I don't remember much about it. I do remember a guy doing some crazy dance to a silly song. ...and something about a fish and a bicycle.

As far as finding it, I wouldn't know where to begin. I'm sure I would still have it on my old 720MB harddrive that came with my first computer (that's right, 720MB! less than a freakin' CD-R). And while I'm sure it's somewhere in Bellaire, I don't know where to look. I may be able to find it on some old 3.5' floppy that may be lying around my parent's house. But again, I'd have to find them, then sift through literally hundreds of disks, zipped with the likes of microsoft golf 2.0, the original GTA, bootleg Win95, MS flight simulator (when it came on two floppies), doom II, etc...

If you do happen to come across a copy, I would recommend installing some sort of partitioning software on your old tower, then install 95. If nothing else, you can use that partition to play all the crappy things you used to back in the day. Also, if you could at least find the old .bmp's and music, I would be more than willing to help you piece together a flash screensaver.

Good luck hunting.

B-Town V.J.G. J Ho said...

i sent chad the guiness data. i tried it too and it wouldn't play. chad, the video of the "Dublin T" will not send (20mb) will give you a disc this weekend.