Worms Screenmate

Worms Screenmate 0.2

The funny little Worms characters on your screen

Worms Screenmate is a regular, free Windows software, that is part of the category Home & hobby software with subcategory Jokes & Distractions. View full description

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Worms Screenmate is a regular, free Windows software, that is part of the category Home & hobby software with subcategory Jokes & Distractions.

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Worms Screenmate is a not that heavy software that will not require as much storage than most programs in the section Home & hobby software. It's a program very heavily used in Indonesia, United Republic Of Tanzania, and United States.

The current version of the program is 0.2 and it has been updated on 1/19/2006. It's available for users with the operating system Windows 95 and former versions, and you can get it in English.

Since the program has been added to our selection of programs and apps in 2006, it has managed to achieve 50,580 installations, and last week it achieved 6 downloads.

Most screenmates do nothing except run around your screen and generally getting in the way. Others are hooked into a more specific function like Microsoft Agents, which act like, glorified tip-of-the-day dispensers.

The 'worm' screenmate is incomplete (the source code is forever lost :(, hard drive crash all these years ago). One of the main problems this test program addressed was the clipping of irregular shaped animating windows (unlike the original sheep screenmate). However the clipping routines of Windows is extremely inefficient. (if you run over 10 worms you would see screen artifacts drag behind the worms). The worm animations was based on the character from the game Worms, by Team 17

Usage:

  • Right click to pop up menu
  • Multiple worms can be created
  • Topmost application, hovers over all other windows
  • If they have focus they stop moving
  • If you right click on them and select exit they turn into a skeleton dissolving into dust

Worms Screenmate

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Worms Screenmate 0.2