Johnny Castaway Screensaver!

This tutorial will tell you how to install Johnny Castaway Screensaver!

Johnny Castaway is a screensaver which is brought by Sierra in 1992. It's a 16 bit screensaver (made for Windows 3(.1), which is really awesome.

Okay, for some of the people this might be nostalgia, for people like me. This tutorial works for Windows XP/Vista/7/8(.1) and 10.

  • Download Screen Launcher and install it.
  • Download DOSBox and install it.
  • Download and extract it to C:\ (you will get C:\dosbox)
  • Start DOSBox for the first time and in the "Command Promt": type: "exit".
  • Goto: C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\DOSBox and open: "dosbox-0.74.conf" with Notepad or any other text editor you use.
  • In this file edit:
fullscreen=false to fullscreen=true
  • At the bottom of this file (after [autoexec]) put:
mount c c:\dosbox
cd windows
win runexit c:\windows\scrantic.exe /s

I assumed you extraced to your C drive, if it is somewhere else just change the directory.

  • Now goto your screensaver settings and choose "Screen Launcher"
  • Click on "Settings"
  • Click on "Browse" and select: "C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\dosbox.exe"
  • Click on Preview, check if it works, if it works, you have done exactly everything right, and you should see the screensaver in like 5 seconds.
Written by Zkitzo