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Skyrocket is a screensaver that renders firework displays in 3D. Screensavers have come a long way since Pyro!, and this one renders fireworks in 3D with sound effects. Available in English and French.

What's New

Version 1.4:
  • Now compatible with Snow Leopard.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later Mac OS X 10.5 or later is required for sound effects on PowerPC Macs.

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alas! Member IconReview+571

I discovered this masterful creation years ago and it still wows me and others who view it.
Brilliantly conceived and implemented.
Fireworks done right! The whole scene comes together just beautifully.
One of the finest screensavers out there today.

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Version 1.4
croths Member IconComment+3

I tried to update this screen-saver, it says compatible with Snow Leopard but it won't work.

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Version 1.4
pardthemonster Member IconComment+2

Does not work with Snow Leopard, but says different

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Version 1.4

I take this back. It gives you a error if you install it, but it still works compatibility

Roro01 Member IconReview+0


It's amazing & works as described.

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Version 1.3
wjb3wvu Member IconComment+31

Great job! And as a commercial pilot, I can tell you that your simulation is very good - especially the sky and ground. I don't think I've ever seen those fireworks get quite that much altitude in real life though! Not while flying a commercial jet, at least!

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Version 1.2.1
brennanmeister Member IconComment+15

Concerning JWBRENT's issue. Amoung other hardware systems I, also, run an iBook G4 and have found that
this saver operates perfectly - sound included. Like him I'm running Tiger 4.7, but at 1.42GHz. I shouldn't imagine that such a tiny difference between our operating speeds should provide any impact on the saver's performance whatsoever. That aside, this must be one of the best (free) savers going!

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Version 1.2.1
Iamdorian Member IconReview+89

Great job! My hat's off to the developer for posting this fine screensaver for free. I'll try to send something.

There have been some truly solid screen savers of late, including this app, Timelapse and Soundstream. Good ideas and well implemented.

If only Gaslamp would be wrewritten for Intel machines now, and as a screensaver?

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Version 1.2.1
jwbrent Member IconComment+0

Newest version (1.2.1) works great on my iBook G4 1.33ghz running 10.4.7 but when I enable the sound, it crashes.

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Version 1.2.1
Syzzygy Member IconReview+169

Well, Skyrocket IS quite nice. I find it really esthetically pleasing to watch.....and it doesn't get tiresome. There's a pretty wide range of settings, allowing for some interesting rendering.
To the developer....well done!! I even think that this screen saver is worth charging a few shekels for, maybe $5-$8. I'd buy it.

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Version 1.2.1
zire71man Member IconComment+0

Right click on the download link and click save as...if the app sucks for 500mhz imac's i'll post an update.

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Version 1.2
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Downloads 40,307
Version Downloads 10,245
License Free
Date 28 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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