Talk:Homestar Runner and Strong Bad Screensaver

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It's a fact that the screensavers were made by a program called "Pitbull 3.0" and it was registered to Earthlink, where Matt Chapman used to work. I just thought that was kind of relevant. - M.J

Ok, that must be really annoying as a screensaver. doesnt it have sound? REALLY ANNOYING SOUND? lol! --Martin925 03:24, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)


[edit] 401'd!

Whenever I try to download the Homestar screensaver, it gives me the same "You are not authorized to view this page" error for take-a-break.exe.

Works for me. Have you tried your browser's "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." feature? -- Tom 23:39, 23 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Now it asks for a password!Oh great, now how will I get it!

Yeah, I cant get the screensaver either, even though my computer should work perfectly. WHATS GOING ON????????????????????????? — talk Bubsty edits

They've become password-protected. And while I kinda wish I knew the password, please don't post it if you know. TBC obviously did it for a reason (maybe bandwidth), and I'm not sure it would be ethical to undermine it. —notstrongorbad 06:10, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I don't think it's intentional, because it's on and off. It works for me right now, but I don't doubt it will break again. I'm guessing there's something misconfigured in the server when it comes to serving .exe files - probably a overzealous security monitor or a virus protector or something (the fact that these .exe's and the take-a-break .exe both do this and nothing else does lends credence to this). --phlip TC 07:21, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Upload?

Because many people seem to be having trouble downloading this, why dosn't some one upload them to a mirror? Cessna Man! 01:01, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

That would be a violation of copyright. Using limited stills from toons here is one thing; that's arguably covered by "fair use" doctrine. But wholesale duplication of their material (which is apparently still being made available, albeit sporadically) isn't really ethical. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:04, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
And full transcripts of all their cartoons is? 14:42, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
We operate at the pleasure of TBC. They are completely aware of us, and even use us as a resource. As long as they're cool with what we do, then we're cool. If I had to guess why we have a good relationship with them (I've never actually spoken with them) is that we try our best to respect certain boundaries in what we reproduce here. If my guess is right, then making a transcript is okay because a transcript is a completely different medium from viewing the toon and could never take the place of the toon itself, whereas duplicating works that are still on the site in or near their original form would be a huge breach of their trust. In other words, we try to document their work in a way that supplements the official site but is never a substitute for it. — It's dot com 19:11, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] unleashing strong bad

does no one else maybe want to add the "unleashing strong bad on your unsuspecting computer" verification as a fun fact? just a suggestion... (im aware of the Homestar verification, but i dont remember the message)

Could you say that more clearly? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 14:12, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, it may only appear depending on what comp its downloaded to... i have windows xp, and when i installed the strong beer screensaver, a little window popped up and asked me if i wanted to "unleash strong bad on my unsuspecting computer". the same thing happened with the homestar screensaver, but with a different message. it seemed worthy of a fun fact entry.
Hmm, interesting. Did you happen to save that moment on your computer? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 00:21, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Oops, you broke it...

That's what I get when I click GO FOR IT!!! And now they're saying to put it in the control panel folder? I don't have that! How can you download it on Windows???-- 22:20, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 64 bit

It would appear that the screensavers don't work in 64-bit operating systems (at least not in mine). Can anybody running 64-bit Windows confirm this? DENNIS T/C 00:17, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

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