I first looked around for the various installed files for packages electricsheep and mate-screensaver. Then I found that the screensavers show up based on desktop files in "/usr/share/applications/screensavers".
I discovered that indeed, an entry for Electric Sheep did exist (/ElectricSheep). I opened pluma as root -- in a terminal,
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gksu pluma /usr/share/applications/screensavers/electricsheep.desktop
All one wanting Electric Sheep to show up has to do is append ;MATE to the string in line 10, so it looked like this;
Revision 01/12/13: Removing or commenting line 10 will also suffice. Timing, I know, but yeah.
Saved it, looked in my screensavers and there it was! Hope this helps people. For the more tech-illeterate among us, I'll upload a copy of ElectricSheep.desktop on request, along with a wget command to replace what came with the electricsheep package.Saved it, looked in my screensavers and there it was! Hope this helps people.
Or, you know, the Mint team can repack electricsheep with the modified .desktop file as per my discovery...
EDIT: Widescreen monitors
For people with wider screens (16:9 or similar), install mplayer. mplayer2 will be removed, but mint-meta-core (Assumed required for future updates) will remain unaffected. Once installed, and mplayer2 removed (listed as a conflict), then use of the default driver, "gl" or "xv" in electricsheep-preferences will show the pretty fractals in stretched widescreen, just like in Ubuntu.
With either mplayer or mplayer2, use of "x11" as specified driver will show a cropped screen instead of the widescreen format shown in the mate-screensaver-preferences preview within the dialog.