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hotskate 02-03-2007 09:42 PM

Screen Savers?
Anyone have any cool screen savers im getting tired of the regular ones my note book came with i want something MACish lol or one like the flurry one that comes on the macs

eric 02-03-2007 09:44 PM

i have a great fireworks one that was freeware.

if no one else names it by the time i can get to my mac (tomorrow) and see what it is, i'll post the name.

Stretch 02-03-2007 09:46 PM

I use LotsaWater. It makes your screen appear to be in a puddle while its raining. Very cool effect.

hotskate 02-03-2007 09:48 PM

thanks guys anymore the more the merrier

eric 02-03-2007 09:49 PM

ooh, found it!
it's called skyrocket.

it says it requires a graphics card, but it runs ok on my macbook with some of the graphics turned down (like 5 or 6 rockets, some smoke and wind, little ambient light, and with no "earth" display, is what i use). should work great on the MBP though!

stretchr, i'll have to check that one out! sounds neat. ;)

Stretch 02-03-2007 09:53 PM

I get people asking my about it all the time when they see it. My windows using roommates are jealous because they can't find anything like it for their computers.

hotskate 02-03-2007 10:07 PM

eric im trying to download it but cant seem to find the file hmmm... And
stretch i like that water one very cool

moss918 02-03-2007 10:19 PM

Pong Clock

Plays a game of pong as a screen saver with the score representing the time. So the right "player" wins every minute and the left every hour. Very Geek Chic.

puaerotch 02-03-2007 10:28 PM

I used the old matrix code screen saver for the longest time but a couple of days ago I switched to a Gulfstream screen saver.

eric 02-03-2007 10:30 PM

hotskate, weird, i checked apple's sight since i'm pretty sure i found it there, and it just links back to the page i linked above. maybe they're down for maintenance?

i just clicked the link at the bottom of the page for "download skyrocket"
and it downloaded for me (5.69Mb). did you get that far at least?

hey stretch! the lotsa snow one looks pretty cool too!

eric 02-05-2007 01:35 PM


tried both the lotsawater and lotsasnow today!

both are awesome! thanks for the lead!

rep added / well deserved!

ambivalent 02-05-2007 01:41 PM

wow! that water one is crazy. i like the snow one too. the clock is in 24:hour though :(

I found this one that i like a lot too Dancing Spirals

Stretch 02-05-2007 01:43 PM

Thanks Eric. Every since I found Fluids screensaver - very similar to LotsaWater, that's all I've been using. But I found Fluids to be very resource heavy, and soon afterwards I found Lotsawater.

I figured I wouldn't be the only one to love it.

eric 02-05-2007 01:51 PM

funny, i was checking temps after running both of these for a minute or two. just to make sure i wasn't stressing the system too much when i wanted it to relax (skyrocket sometimes makes my fan run if settings are too high!)

on battery, with only safari, temperature monitor and finder running i'm around 120-125F. when i run lotsasnow barely affects my temp. lotsawater seems to raise my temp a little, to about 132-136. not bad, but that 3d effect certainly adds a little overhead. but it's kind of worth it!

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