IdleWild

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IdleWild is a plug-in based screensaver program for Windows 3 developed by Bradford Christian and first published by Microsoft with in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack For Windows in 1990. Each subsequent entertainment pack upgraded the program with additional screen savers.

Screensavers

Screensaver Pack Image Creator Description
Blackness 1 Bradford Christian Just blacks out the screen.
Bricks 2 Ed Jalley Breaks the screen up into a grid and eliminates blocks, while the others fall into place.
Dancing Lines 1 Bradford Christian Color-shifting lines bounce around the screen and leave behind a trail.
Dropout 1 Tony Krueger Parts of the screen pop out and bounce away like the ending of Solitaire (Microsoft).
Fireworks 1 Bradford Christian Fireworks shoot up into the black screen and explode while a fountain continually jets sparks.
Life 2 Bradford Christian Runs a random simulation of Conway's Game of Life.
Mandelbrot 2 Matthew Bellew Cycles through random sections of the Mandelbrot set.
Random 1 Bradford Christian Picks a random screensaver from the list.
Shuffle 2 Tony Krueger Turns the screen into a number slider puzzle and plays forever.
Spider Web 2 Tony Krueger Draws line art spider webs.
Spotlights 2 Tony Krueger Dims the screen and spotlights randomly move around.
Stars 1 Bradford Christian A basic star field simulator, a la Star Trek.
Stretch 2 Tony Krueger Randomly zooms and stretches the screen.
Wipe Out 1 Bradford Christian Performs a basic wipe to black and then jumps to a random screen saver.