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    We're sorry, but the screensaver is only available for Windows. Yes, we are aware that Douglas Adams was a Mac user, and that it would be appropriate and so on, but no - sorry, we just don't have a Mac-compatible screensaver maker. Please don't email us.

  • Find where you saved the file on your computer, and double-click the install_guide_animation.exe executable file. The screensaver will automatically install itself.
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