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LotsaWater renders a fairly realistic water effect over your desktop, showing it distorted through the wavy surface of the water as raindrops fall on the surface.

It uses quite a bit of CPU power. There are configuration options to vary the accuracy of the simulation to fit the processing power available.

What's New

New in 1.8:
  • Fixed to work on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Claod Member IconReview+4
Claod
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Still black screen. The screen blink before taking the screenshot, when the image is created the screen is black, that's why after this the screensaver is doing its waves on a black image. ... Please do a fix :/

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Version 1.8
Philfrance
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From the developer's site :
Note: If you experience a black screen when activating the screensaver, this is because of a Mac OS X security feature. If your computer is set to ask for a password after disabling the screensaver, the screensaver is also denied access to the desktop. To fix this, either disable the password, or select an image file to use as background instead of the desktop.

Claod
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Nop I disabled this "Lock after sleep" long time ago —' but thx. It's because of the GPU intel graphic, when it's ON and when the nVidia is OFF the screen blink 2 time and the screenshot take the blink that's black :O i'm not a troll, and I read everything to fix it by my side. And by my side I can't do anything :D. Need a quick fix to take the desktop screenshot long time before the activation of the screensaver.

dziga Member IconComment+0
dziga
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Doesn't work on the MAC OS 10.9.2 hopefully will be fixed soon. The best screen saver for a mac.

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Version 1.8
Claod
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I know why it goes black !!!!
It's when mac os is using the intel HD gpu !
When you go in the energy control panel and unset the automatic switching it uses the nvidia one, then launch lotsawater... the screen goes black just once, not 2 like with the intel gnu, and the desktop screenshot that lotsawater use to do its effects.
So the bug comes from the intel gpu. Hope it helps

ktilford Member IconReview+8
ktilford
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I'm using 10.9.1 with a Radeon HD5770 and two monitor both on DVI ports. The version prior to v1.8 made both monitors black like oil and didn't work in Mavericks at all. The v.1.8 Mavericks fix only fixed the primary monitor to normal function, the 2nd monitor is still black like oil.

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Version 1.8
Spudboy Member IconComment+67
Spudboy
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Makes my second monitor look like a pool of oil. Very cool.

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Version 1.8
Jo Spock Member IconReview+7
Jo Spock
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One of my favorites ever !

Thanks for the update to Mavericks ! ;0

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Version 1.8
OSX-FTW! Member IconReview+222
OSX-FTW!
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My favorite screensaver of all time. It's cool when someone is sitting a ways away from the monitor and this kicks in with a screenshot. They always do a double take.

Thanks for updating it for Mavericks!

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Version 1.8
MacUpdate-Lon Member IconReview+557
MacUpdate-Lon
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By far, my favorite screensaver. Works great on my MBP/OS X 10.8.5 w/Cinema Display. Thanks to the developer for making it and for free!

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Version 1.8
had2B Member IconComment+0
had2B
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I tried this out on my new iMac 27" i7 2012 running 10.8.3 (the only OS X it can run!).

I just get a black screen. I have unchecked the "require password " thing but it doesn't help. This was definitely my favourite screensaver until now. Could there be a fix in the pipeline?

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Version 1.7
Goldyn Chyld Member IconReview+75
Goldyn Chyld
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It just DOESN'T work. Never worked on Snow Leopard and now still doesn't work on Lion. All I get is a black screen with water. :(

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Version 1.7
Sindroid
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it does work.. just disable password to unlock screensaver and it works fine. if password is a must for you, well u have to stick to the black screen.

Batdan Member IconReview+1
Batdan
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Fantastic screensaver. Great work!
With all the options, I've been able to watch the processor icon in Activity Monitor and adjust accordingly to minimize memory and CPU use.
Thanks!

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Version 1.7
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Eat_A_Peach
Version 1.8
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Aetnaria
Version 1.8
user icon+222
OSX-FTW!
Version 1.7
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widethtripp
Version 1.7
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tin-a
Version 1.6
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Halber-Mensch
Version 1.5
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Date 10 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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