Home > Linux > Nichtcap: run Windows screensavers under XScreenSaver Nichtcap: run Windows screensavers under XScreenSaver Thom Holwerda 2023-10-10 Linux 6 Comments Nightcap lets you run old Windows screensavers under XScreenSaver, using wine. That’s it. That’s the Github description. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Mastodon @email@example.com 6 Comments 2023-10-10 6:20 pm Morgan Ha, I wonder if it brings .scr viruses to xscreensaver as well! 2023-10-11 10:30 am Bill Shooter of Bul Yes I wonder… I had a co worker that used to make non propagating practical joke screen savers. that were just a bit of code away from being viruses. I’m guessing/hoping there would be some kind of protection against those, and or the code bits would have rotted away. 2023-10-10 7:43 pm ssokolow (Hey, OSNews U2F/WebAuthn is broken on Firefox!) To be honest, there aren’t many .scr files that hold my interest today. I’d be more interested if they’d implemented a host for After Dark screensaver modules. 2023-10-11 10:45 am cb88 Beziers and Mystify your Mind forever! 2023-10-11 1:11 pm darkhog Nightcap running AfterDark SCR host running AfterDark modules. Pretty simple, lol. 2023-10-11 4:28 pm ssokolow (Hey, OSNews U2F/WebAuthn is broken on Firefox!) I’m pretty sure I could already run a standalone After Dark host in Wine without using XScreenSaver. I was more thinking about the level of polish that could be achieved with a dedicated Linux-native host.