Q. The screen saver doesn't seem to run at all, or runs for a few seconds and then disappears.

A. This problem is due to the use of of a virus scanning program (such as McAffee) which is set to run whenever a screen saver is run. This only happens with screen savers which use a 3D interface called OpenGL. The system detects the virus scanning and thinks the system is being used, it then terminates the screen saver. Another side effect of this virus scanning is that you may hear your floppy drives or hard drives being accessed each time the virus scan is being done. In order to solve this problem:

  1. Select Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Select the ScreenScan tab.
  4. Uncheck the checkbox labeled "Enable scanning while in screen saver mode".
  5. Select OK.

The following is from the McAffee web site. You can find it at the address: http://www.McAffee.com/support/faq/faqscr.asp


ScreenScan is not currently compatible with Windows95 3-D screen savers or
third-party screen savers, such as AfterDark, however, our 3.10 version of
ScreenScan will be compatible with the 3-D screen savers. It is in Beta at
them moment at http://beta.mcafee.com. A standard Windows95 screen saver
must be selected and ScreenScan must be enabled in order to scan during
'screen save' mode. 

Another symptom of incompatible screen savers is the screen saver coming on
and suddenly going back to the main screen. 

The incompatibility can also be a bigger problem on slower processors, such
as a 486pc.

To disable screenscan do the following:

Navigate to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display Properties. Under
the ScreenScan tab deselect "Enable Scanning while in Screen Scanning
Mode"

Q. How do I put my own initials or company name where text is used?

A. The default configrations that contain text start with "3D Text". You can copy or change these and make your own configurations. IMPORTANT: If you want to change the text used by a configuration such as "3D Text + Sphere With Company Name", you don't change the text in that configuratin. You change it in a configuration which is referred to by that configuration. There are other configurations which contain initials and the company name. When you change the text in these configurations, all configurations that use initials and company name text will also be changed. The configurations to change are:


  1. 3D Text = Company Name
  2. 3D Text = Initials
  3. 3D Text = First Initial
  4. 3D Text = Middle Initial
  5. 3D Text = Last Initial

There are two methods you can use to change the text.


Method 1: When the text is specified in the configuration that you want to edit.


  1. Configure Edit from main menu.
  2. Select Edit Configuration.
  3. Double-click a configuration.
  4. Select "Parts Composing This Object".
  5. Select part "3D Text".
  6. Select "Edit Object".
  7. Change the text.

Method 2: When the text is in a configuration referred to be another configuration.


  1. Configure Edit from main menu.
  2. Select Edit Configuration.
  3. Double-click a configuration.
  4. Select the "Test" button.
  5. Right-click on one of the letters.
  6. An "Edit Configuration" dialog box will appear for the configuration that contains the text to be changed.
  7. Select "Parts Composing This Object".
  8. Select part "3D Text".
  9. Select "Edit Object".
  10. Change the text.
  11. Select OK, OK, OK.
  12. Select "Stop" (the change won't take effect until you test the configuration again).
  13. Select "Test" to see the change.

How do I specify the images/photographs I want to see?

A. Images, such as a photograph, are often applied to a rectangular object, although they can be applied to any 3D object. The default configrations that contain images start with "3D Image". You can copy or change these and make your own configurations. IMPORTANT: If you want to change the image used by a configuration such as "3D Image + Picture 2 Book", you don't change the image in that configuratin. You change it in a configuration which is referred to by that configuration. To specify images/photographs. There are two methods you can use to change the text.


Method 1: When the image is specified in the configuration that you want to edit.


  1. Configure Edit from main menu.
  2. Select Edit Configuration.
  3. Double-click a configuration.
  4. Select "Image/Photo To Apply To Object".
  5. Select "Specify Texture File Name".
  6. Use the Open dialog to specify the file containing the image.
  7. Select "Open"
  8. After exiting"Image/Photo To Apply To Object", select "Parts Composing This Object".
  9. Select the kind of part you want your image displayed on. You may need to delete any existing part by using the "Delete Part" button. "List Of All Parts" lists the choices. After choosing, use the "Add Object Before" to select the choice. Choose "Square" under "Object Names" for a simple photograph.
  10. You may need to use "Easy Motion Configure" and "Advanced Motion Configure" to place your image on the screen.

Method 2: When the image is in a configuration referred to be another configuration.


  1. Configure Edit from main menu.
  2. Select Edit Configuration.
  3. Double-click a configuration.
  4. Select the "Test" button.
  5. Right-click on one of the images.
  6. An "Edit Configuration" dialog box will appear for the configuration that contains the image to be changed.
  7. Select "Image/Photo To Apply To Object".
  8. Select "Specify Texture File Name".
  9. Use the Open dialog to specify the file containing the image.
  10. Select "Open", OK, OK.
  11. Select "Stop" (the change won't take effect until you test the configuration again).
  12. Select "Test" to see the change.