InstantStorm - Turn SWFs into Screensavers

Ever wanted to make your own screensaver? Now you can. Er… You can if you have Macromedia flash (currently like what $600 from Adobe?). Anyway, if you already have Macromedia Adobe Flash, then you can create screensavers for free. The program that allows you to do this is known as InstantStorm.

With InstantStorm, you just give it the location of a SWF file, set a few settings, and hit create. You’ll end up with an EXE that installs your screensaver on any Windows computer (I haven’t found a program that can do Mac ’savers yet).

You can customize the installer quite a bit. You can add a logo to the welcome screen, change any bit of text in any of the wizard steps, etc. You can also create an About box for the screensaver.

InstantStorm is a pretty cool program, though I wish you could make the background black instead of white (the background show around the edges of the SWF if it’s too small).