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epicware is proud to announce its second collection of Mac OS X screensavers, now available for Mac OS X .

The third collection consists of 22 screensavers, 17 OpenGL accelerated savers and 5 non -accelerated savers

The distribution is released as a .dmg DiskCopy compressed disk image file. Double click the .dmg.gz when downloaded and read the installation instructions.

It consists of the savers and an installation instruction sheet. The source code to all savers which epicware writes is also available as a seperate download.

Download a gzipped Disk Image here MacOSXScreenSaver 3.0.dmg.gz

Download the source code to some of the screensavers here MacOSXScreenSavers.3.0.src.tar.gz

Installation instructions:

Copy the ScreenSavers folder inside the image into either /Library or ~/Library. I suggest that ~/Library is safer.

Run the System Preferences application. Choose the screen saver of your choice. Sit back and enjoy the graphical fun.

If you already have a ~/Library/ScreenSavers folder, copy just the contents of this ScreenSavers folder into that folder.

You should end up with 22 bundles in ~/Library/ScreenSavers.

OpenGL Savers

Morphing Objects.saver - a little like the Windows/Mac/xscreensaver morphing objects OpenGL demo. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available.

Atlantis.saver - Draws a series of whales, sharks and dolphins that swim around your screen. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available.

Gears.saver - Draws a series of moving gears on your screen. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available.

More Gears.saver - Draws a series of moving gears on your screen. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available.

Galaxy.saver - Draws a galaxy rotating on your screen. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available. Very hardware intensive.

Pipes.saver - Draws a series of pipes around your screen. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available.

Paper Airplanes.saver - Draw paper airplanes that circle around your screen. This is an OpenGL screensaver. Source Code available.

Sproingees.saver - Ed Mackey's classic sproingees opengl demo ported to be a Mac OS X screensaver. My favorite. Q-Bert on acid and a really long staircase :) Source Code available.

Superquadrics.saver - Another Ed Mackey opengl demo. Source Code available.

Particles.saver - A port of the Mac OS 9 Setting Sun saver. Source Code available. (originally written by Calum Robinson <calum_robinson@yahoo.com>)

Connectivity.saver - A port of the Mac OS 9 Setting Sun saver. Source Code available. (originally written by Quentin D. Carnicelli <qdc@eckysoft.com>)

Pulsar.saver - rotating plates intermingle. OpenGL. Source Code available.

Sierpinski 3D.saver - rotating bouncing triangle pyramids. Open GL. Source code available.

LifeSaver.saver - watch your machine play the game of life. Provided by Brian Nenninger. Source code incuded. (bnenninger@houston.rr.com)

Tunnel.saver - drop down a forever tunnel. OpenGL. Source code provided.

Black Hole.saver - the demo from zdnet. OpenGL. Source Code provided.

Xeverywhere.saver - A cool new Cube->X translation Open GL Saver. Provided by Stephane Sudre.

Non-Accelerated Savers

SpiroScales.saver - a psychedelic screen saver. Provided by Bill Bumgarner. (bbum@codefab.com)

Icon.saver - a little screen saver that fetches icons from applications and displays them. This is not OpenGL. It will take some when first run to fetch the icons. Source Code available.

Basic Black.saver - A Black screen screen saver. Source Code available.

Randomizer.saver - Picks a random screen saver and uses it. Source Code available.

Silly Balls.saver - Random colored/alphed balls draw all over your screen. Very low CPU usage. Source Code available.

(Unless otherwise noted, screensavers were written or ported by epicware, screensavers@epicware.com)

Source

Source code for my screensavers is distributed in a separate .tar.gz file.

More screensavers

If there are more screensavers that you want in this package, please let me know. I would love to distribute them. I will even compile up a nice one for you i f you give me the OpenGL source. *NO*, I will not make one for you from a description (Well gee dude, I saw this cool one where a monkey and a cat ...). It's not gonna happen.

Known issues

  • Gears.saver does NOT work on nVidia GeForce 2 video cars for some reason.

For more information ...

mailto:screensavers@epicware.com

 

 

 


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