Insaniquarium! Deluxe

Insaniquarium! Deluxe

Macabre Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:31pm
Sceensaver Mode Doesn't work.
Anyone Else have a issue with screensaver mode?
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Ema Skye Mar 18, 2013 @ 11:19pm 
i also have a problem. i wish i knew how to fix
Komposten Apr 1, 2013 @ 3:18am 
I believe this is a quite common problem with later versions of Windows (i.e. Vista and 7). I can't promiss that this will work, but try to run the screensaver from its file (e.g. "E:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\Insaniquarium Deluxe\Insaniquarium.scr").

For me this runs the screensaver and adds it to the "Screensaver List" as well (Right click on desktop -> Personalize -> Screensaver), though it will be removed each time you restart your computer (and sometimes while the computer is on) so you might need to start it once through the file each time you boot up the system.
Last edited by Komposten; Apr 1, 2013 @ 3:19am
Macabre Apr 1, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
Yes I recently tried this, but I just run it manually from the shorcut I made when I leave.
grievesie92 Mar 20, 2014 @ 1:52am 
Thank you guys so much. Both manually activating the screensaver and popping a handy short cut somehwhere have sorted the problem for me :)
Komposten Mar 20, 2014 @ 2:16am 
I'm glad we could help!
AdamSandler69 Mar 20, 2014 @ 8:31pm 
This was helpful for me too, so ty.
grievesie92 Mar 20, 2014 @ 10:54pm 
Random question though, do you guys have issues collecting shells in screen saver mode? When I manually activate it it only collects about 20-22 shells then stops. This is with Meryl (the mermaid) singing and with the screen save running over night...
Kailen Apr 13, 2014 @ 11:44pm 
It has to do with where the Steam version keeps your saves vs the normal, retail version. It would be nice if Popcap would fix it, but now that EA bought them it'll never happen.
Misplaced Pants Jun 21, 2014 @ 6:11pm 
I didn't even know this was a feature.. Has anyone looked into cooking up a scheduled task for this so you don't have to run it manually?
DreamGirly Jun 24, 2015 @ 3:11am 
I can start the screensaver by manually starting the file, but never from the screensaver menu in Windows 7. I also think it has to do with the save files being in another place. I haven't found the save files yet though.

Oh, I forgot to say: The screensaver is in the menu, but when it starts, it moves the cursor to the center of the screen and the screensaver is closed immediately. I am not sure whether this is because of the safe location like many assume or because it moves my cursor when starting the screen saver.
Last edited by DreamGirly; Jun 24, 2015 @ 3:14am
DreamGirly Jun 24, 2015 @ 4:09am 
This folder contains a file named ScrError.txt, that states "No User Profile".
C:\ProgramData\PopCap Games\Insaniquarium
The save data is located here:
C:\ProgramData\Steam\Insaniquarium\userdata
After copying the files from the Steam folder to the PopCap folder, the screensaver works from the ScreenSaver menu.
However, the userdata folder needs to be copied from the Steam folder to the PopCap folder every time after playing the game, and it needs to be copied back to the Steam folder every time before playing, in order to keep the shells collected with the screensaver.
In the registery there is a value to set the game location for the screensaver. Setting this to the ProgramData Steam folder did not break the game, nor did it fix the screensaver. The screensaver still saved to the PopCap folder.

Edit: I think starting the game set the registery value back to the original Program Files Steam folder.
Edit again: I didn't test properly as the original location was reinstated before starting the screensaver. When using the ProgramData Steam folder in the ScreenSaver Directory value in the registery, the screensaver log states "Resource file not found: properties\resources.xml". So, that value is to find game assets like sounds and sprites, not to find userdata. Changing it doesn't help the screensaver.

Tl;Dr: Screensaver uses PopCap folder, but saves are in Steam folder (See first few lines). Copy them back and forth between playing and using the screensaver to maintain game data and shells collected.
Last edited by DreamGirly; Jun 24, 2015 @ 4:15am
Harichi Jul 17, 2015 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by Komposten:
I believe this is a quite common problem with later versions of Windows (i.e. Vista and 7). I can't promiss that this will work, but try to run the screensaver from its file (e.g. "E:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\Insaniquarium Deluxe\Insaniquarium.scr").

For me this runs the screensaver and adds it to the "Screensaver List" as well (Right click on desktop -> Personalize -> Screensaver), though it will be removed each time you restart your computer (and sometimes while the computer is on) so you might need to start it once through the file each time you boot up the system.
If you install it on the main drive it's
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Insaniquarium Deluxe\
Last edited by Harichi; Jul 17, 2015 @ 7:51am
hailrin Dec 8, 2015 @ 11:42am 
This discussion is old, but maybe someone can help me with it.

I'm running Windows 10. I've tried all of the things in this thread, and running Insaniquarium.scr and WinFish_Scr.exe in compatibility mode, and I get the loading screen for the screensaver with both of these programs, but then an immediate CTD. It doesn't show up as an option in my list of screensavers, either.

Is the screensaver just not compatible with Windows 10?
Macabre Dec 8, 2015 @ 11:57am 
Originally posted by hailrin:
This discussion is old, but maybe someone can help me with it.

I'm running Windows 10. I've tried all of the things in this thread, and running Insaniquarium.scr and WinFish_Scr.exe in compatibility mode, and I get the loading screen for the screensaver with both of these programs, but then an immediate CTD. It doesn't show up as an option in my list of screensavers, either.

Is the screensaver just not compatible with Windows 10?
Im still on 7 so I/m not sure, but this is a possiblity since 10 is new, my suggestion to you would be to contact microsoft. there website most likly has info on it, although its hardly a fix, another option is to run it in a compatabilty mode if such a thing is available to you, but if a .exe is not working chances are its a windows 10 issue.
it does not work any more the lastes laptop/destops like windows 7 10 what ever if you have windows 95 it will work i wish i would work:C
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