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A Quartz screen saver for Mac OS X, a rainbow-ish swirl that reacts to sound.


Mac OS X 10.3 or later, microphone.

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Swordfish Member IconReview+47

looks great. but give credit for the original stuff.

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Version 0.1b
mark.anderson Member IconReview+9


A. Totally ripped off from the Quartz Compser Developer Tools example file "Star Shine".

B. Added an audio input patch so it supposedly responds to microphone input (if you have one), otherwise you get nothing but a blank screen.

At least give credit where credit is due and inform potential users of it's requirements.

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Version 0.1b
Andrei Stoleru (Developer)

Yes, you're right, it is a "ripp off" ... anyway, that's why is freeware ...
I remember seeing something similar to this few months ago and it was for payment ...so offering the same product (more or less) freeware it's just a nice gesture.
You should forget the details and enjoy it.


I would just enjoy it, if it worked for me, but unless I have my iSight attached to my G5 tower to use as an audio input device, it does nothing.

PH3R Member IconComment+0

this is a realy cool little screen saver works good for my MacBook Pro 1.83 with OS 10.4.6

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Version 0.1b
macbullet Member IconReview+0

Nifty little screensaver, it reacts to sound volume

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Version 0.1b
nexialys Member IconComment+8

not working... have a blank black screen when activating or testing it.

also, the version from the author site is giving a error when testing it.

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Version 0.1b
Andrei Stoleru (Developer)

I'm sorry it's not working, if you wanna send me a mail with a detailed error report and I'll look into it.
p.s. you need a mic to "really" see the screen saver react to the sound volume, but even without one it has a little charm :)

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Date 11 May 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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