Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Screen Savers?

  1. #1
    Screen Savers?
    hotskate's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2006
    Location
    Arizona/ New York
    Posts
    470
    Specs:
    15 Macbook Pro, Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz, 4GB, 160GB HD
    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

  2. #2
    Screen Savers?
    eric's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    twin cities, mn, usa
    Posts
    8,708
    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.
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
    ["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]

  3. #3
    Screen Savers?
    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,773
    Specs:
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    I use LotsaWater. It makes your screen appear to be in a puddle while its raining. Very cool effect.
    Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

    Currently running OS X 10.10

  4. #4
    Screen Savers?
    hotskate's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2006
    Location
    Arizona/ New York
    Posts
    470
    Specs:
    15 Macbook Pro, Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz, 4GB, 160GB HD
    thanks guys anymore the more the merrier

  5. #5
    Screen Savers?
    eric's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    twin cities, mn, usa
    Posts
    8,708
    ooh, found it!

    http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/savers.html
    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.
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
    ["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]

  6. #6
    Screen Savers?
    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,773
    Specs:
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    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.
    Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

    Currently running OS X 10.10

  7. #7
    Screen Savers?
    hotskate's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2006
    Location
    Arizona/ New York
    Posts
    470
    Specs:
    15 Macbook Pro, Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz, 4GB, 160GB HD
    eric im trying to download it but cant seem to find the file hmmm... And
    stretch i like that water one very cool

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    709
    Specs:
    iMac 2.93C2D 4GB
    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.

  9. #9
    Screen Savers?
    puaerotch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 21, 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    809
    Specs:
    iBook G4 OSX Tiger
    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.

  10. #10
    Screen Savers?
    eric's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    twin cities, mn, usa
    Posts
    8,708
    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!
    http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/lotsablankers/lotsasnow.html
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
    ["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]

  11. #11
    Screen Savers?
    eric's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    twin cities, mn, usa
    Posts
    8,708
    stretch!

    tried both the lotsawater and lotsasnow today!

    both are awesome! thanks for the lead!

    rep added / well deserved!
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
    ["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]

  12. #12
    Screen Savers?
    ambivalent's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    677
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro - iPhone
    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
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

  13. #13
    Screen Savers?
    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,773
    Specs:
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    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.
    Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

    Currently running OS X 10.10

  14. #14
    Screen Savers?
    eric's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    twin cities, mn, usa
    Posts
    8,708
    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!
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
    ["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Screen Savers
    By samtwilliams in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-10-2010, 07:40 PM
  2. How to delete screen savers?
    By AK47 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2008, 11:03 PM
  3. Screen Savers
    By Nagger Pumper in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-29-2007, 02:44 PM
  4. Missing Screen Savers??
    By DaYCEnt in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-10-2007, 12:42 PM
  5. Screen Savers
    By witeshark in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-14-2004, 01:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •