Star Wars Screen Entertainment was a product of LucasArts Entertainment Company and Presage Software development, Inc., released in 1994. It was a CD-ROM or 3.5" diskette including different A New Hope–themed screen savers.

Screen Entertainment does not include any interactive game. However, the user might customize some aspects of the screen savers (number of stars, speed, etc.)

The icon to execute the program was an icon of R2-D2, which was also used in the Jawas option.

The screen saver was available for Windows operating system 3.0 or higher, as well as for Macintosh system 7.0 and above.

you can import your windows and after dark screen saver modules (more-specific the .AD and .SCR files) into the star wars program into your list.


this was obviously both an attempt to rival and the software itself was very similar to Berkeley Systems' After Dark, a series of computer screensaver software introduced in 1989 for the Apple Macintosh, and in 1991 for Microsoft Windows, which was noticeable of The most famous of the included screensaver modules is the iconic Flying Toasters which featured 1940s-style chrome toasters sporting bird-like wings, flying across the screen with pieces of toast, and used licensed properties like The Simpsons, Looney Tunes, Marvel, and Disney characters, the after dark program allowed for the development and use of third-party modules, many hundreds of which were created by the height of After Dark's popularity, probably Lucasarts and Presage used this opportunity to reverse engineer the after dark program to create the star wars program.

Screen saversEdit

  • Blueprints: Blueprints of ships including details, plus indications of the location of each of its parts (e.g., hyperdrive in the Millennium Falcon).
  • Cantina: A static photo of the Mos Eisley Cantina, then the system chooses one of the characters in the cantina and explains his or her story.
  • Character biographies: Profiles focusing on the lead characters of A New Hope. Most of the details center on that film's plot.
  • Darth Vader: The message "The Dark Lord of the Sith approaches" followed by a static close-up of Darth Vader, adding voice and/or breathing.
  • Death Star Trench: An animation of the trench, at high speed. Users can choose if they want only an X-wing, only a TIE fighter, or both (in this case, the X-wing will be chasing the TIE).
  • Hyperspace: A semi-static picture of the Millennium Falcon cockpit, with moving stars outside. Suddenly, Han Solo moves his arm and the stars become lines as if entering the hyperspace. After a while, Han moves again and the lines become stars. Chewbacca periodically howls.
  • Imperial Clock: The "clock" used by Grand Moff Tarkin while reaching Yavin 4, adding a real 24- or 12-hour digital clock.
  • Jawas: Small Jawas, droids, banthas, womp rats and Tusken Raiders move across the screen. The Jawas sometimes "open" the screen to see if there's anything of value under it. Tusken Raiders scare the Jawas, who stop whatever they were doing and run away.
  • Lightsaber Duel: Similar to Jawas, it features small Darth Vader attacking small Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Poster Art: It features different posters from A New Hope.
  • Rebel Clock: Similar to Imperial clock, with Dodonna's vision of the Battle of Yavin. It is analog. The "Death Star" marks minutes, Yavin 4 marks hours, Death Star might be over Yavin.
  • Scrolling Text: Recreates the film's opening crawl. User can edit the crawl and write his or her own text. It also included a hidden message from George Lucas about his plans to release the prequel trilogy.
  • Space Battles: As seen from some window in a cruiser, small dots move against each other and shoot beams. Mon Calamari cruisers, Nebulon-B frigates and Star Destroyers drift slowly across the screen while fighters occasionally fly by.
  • Storyboards: Real storyboards from A New Hope, alongside the script.

Jawas invading Wookieepedia


Some of the information in the biographies became outdated after the release of the 1997 re-release and the prequels. It identifies Owen Lars as Obi-Wan Kenobi's brother (which originated in the Return of the Jedi novelization and has since been contradicted), and is the only source listing Beru Lars' maiden name as Beru Weth (later revealed to be Beru Whitesun). It also includes alternate names for some Mos Eisley Cantina patrons, many later revealed to be aliases in other sources. The biography of Darth Vader includes details of his past that are very similar to the plot of the prequels, still years away. This is also the original source of Grand Moff Tarkin's first name, Wilhuff, which has since become canon.

In the Jawas and Lightsaber Duel options, the images are from the video game Super Star Wars.


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