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Electric Sheep is a screen saver that owes its name to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. It realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the Internet.

When the screen-saver is activated, the screen goes black and an animated 'sheep' appears [note: sheep = beautiful, fractal based, MPEG2 compressed animations- this does not put hopping sheep all over your screen].. Behind the scenes, the screen-saver contacts a server and joins the parallel computation of new sheep. Samples are available.

Every more...

What's New

Version 2.7b35b:
  • fixed "infinite loop" issue when loop iterations value is set to 0
  • improved sheep list calculation when in seamless playback

Requirements

OS X 10.4 or later

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Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130
Libertyforall1776
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MU is just lazy to actually find the release notes!

2.7b34 released. changelog:
- fixed issue where launching standalone application before screen saver just after installation corrupted content directory path and subsequent download attempts were failing on low disk space. - blacking out non-primary monitors during full screen mode in standalone application can be now set in preference dialog. - fixed issue where attribution image would have mixed up color palette. - fixed possible stutter in some rare cases - some other minor improvements.
- plus all other fixes shared with Windows version

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Version 2.7b34
WordWeaver Member IconComment+161
WordWeaver
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I have been disappointed in Electric Sheep for quite some time now, the reason being that it looks rather crappy -- blurred, pixelated and out of focus on a large monitor.

As I recall, this was not the case with my older Macs which had smaller monitors, such as a 17" screen. However, on a 24" iMac -- 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo -- and a 27" iMac -- 2.88 GHz Quad Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM -- as I said, it looks rather awful.

Also, I have never seen anything as beautiful as the exotic images which are used to advertise this software.

If there is a solution to the low-quality image problem, I'd really like to hear it.

Is anyone else experiencing this fuzziness on large monitors?

Thanks!

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Version 2.7b34
WordWeaver
+0

Perhaps it is just my personal taste, but some of my favorite screensavers are Hyperspace, Multithemes X-Galaxy, Multithemes X-Vortex, Solar Winds and StarCluster. There were a few other well-done SS in the old days, but I can't remember their names now.

alas! Member IconReview+571
alas!
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One of the most elegant and beautifully designed screensavers ever; ES(free of charge" and G-Force Platinum($30 per year)generate some of the most incredibly astounding imagery.
This current ES version works just fine for me, no slowdowns or glitches here.
Some of the generated imagery seems sharper than in earlier versions.
Of course, what ES sorely lacks is a method for capturing and saving screen shots.
Nevertheless, ES is an aesthetic tour de force in creative brilliance.
Totally mind blowing....oh yeah!

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Version 2.7b33
alas!
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G-Force Platinum, while $30 for initial purchase, is $15 yearly for updates.
Since I object to that yearly tax, I just stay with my original purchased version which works just fine.
Updates are not mandatory.

Der~bot~haus Member IconComment+77
Der~bot~haus
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Very sluggish. Looks as though it is dropping frames. No extra processor load, just stuck in molasses. Reverted back to b22 and speed has returned.

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Version 2.7b28
Fervid Member IconComment+3
Fervid
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I'm probably one of the few people that's actually disappointed with this new version. I prefer to have the screensaver on half size (ie in the middle of the screen), but it seems you cannot do this in the new version. Am I missing something completely obvious in the settings?

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Version 2.7b15a
maboroshi Member IconComment+34
maboroshi
+3

Please fix this for Snow Leopard! I love this screen saver!

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Version 2.7b15a
Wooden Brain Concepts
+0

Yes, please very much. ;-)

maboroshi
+0

I guess they forgot to update MU, but if you go to their site there is a new SL compatible version up!

http://community.electricsheep.org/download

Woo hoo!

Wooden Brain Concepts
+0

Thanks, I just went there myself, and got the update, but it still says it can't be used on this computer. A bit baffled because even older screen savers, including the old version of Electric Sheep, work as-is on my intel laptop also running 10.6.1. But this is not specific to Electric Sheep -- same story also with other supposedly SL compatible screen savers, such as Euphoria 10.2.

Since this is OT, if anyone else is having general issues (or better yet, knows the solution), try looking at this thread:

http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10210603#10210603

Lee123 Member IconComment+211
Lee123
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They have the crasher fix.

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Version 2.7b15a
fyreflye Member IconComment+362
fyreflye
+0

Worked beautifully on OS 10.4.11; crashes on opening with 10.5.6

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Version 2.7b15a
siddhartha Member IconReview+31
siddhartha
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Fantastic screensaver-one of the best!

Only problem-I wish that it would work on 2 screens-I have 2 screens, and one is simply blank while the screensaver runs.

Would be great if it would span the screens, or run separately on both (even mirror would be nice)

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Version 2.7b15a
Macrob Member IconComment+13
Macrob
+0

Ok. I removed the .saver file and the folders in application support.
I re-downloaded and installed again, and it seems to work fine.

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Version 2.7b15a
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Myka
Version 2.7b33
user icon+44
mday
Version 2.7b33
user icon+4
Sarazil
Version 2.7b33
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Downloads 148,630
Version Downloads 4,614
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Date 14 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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