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XScreenSaver is a collection of several hundred screen savers. This is a Mac port of the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems.

What's New

Version 5.29:
  • Downgraded to Xcode 5.0.2 to make it possible to build savers that will still run on 10.6 and 10.7. Sigh.
  • Updated webcollage for recent changes.

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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It is GREAT to see some of those old favorites back again. For those of us that remember them this is great treat.This collection of screensavers shows the hard work of this developer to treat us all to these.

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Version 5.22
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ric0ric Member IconComment+58
ric0ric
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Well not crashing now though when I try 'Carousel' I get a light grey screen instead of any images being shown.

Console reports: 09/06/2014 17:07:54.902 System Preferences[18658]: *** Caught exception: abort in -[XScreenSaverView render_x11]:1070

This seems odd as other modules like 'Flip Flop' and 'Slide Screen' do this fine.

Best wishes to the developer for their continued efforts to get this right.

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Version 5.29
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
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YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!

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Version 5.29
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
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YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!

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Version 5.29
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
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YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!

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Version 5.29
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
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YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!

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Version 5.29
ric0ric Member IconComment+58
ric0ric
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Still not working, for me at least. Modules like Carousel and Photopile show a grey screen when supposed to be running. Console reports: 05/06/2014 16:04:31.671 System Preferences[41100]: *** Caught exception: abort in -[XScreenSaverView render_x11]:1070


Still of course periodic crashes. Hope the developer can sometime fix this...

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Version 5.28
Mike666 Member IconReview+25
Mike666
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I, too have had a little bit of trouble with 5.26: System Preferences seems to crash whenever the Screen Saver Options button for any XSS is pressed - but only if another XSS is first previewed or it's options inspected. So basically, if I launch System Prefs, go to ScreenSavers and then select an XSS, I can access its options, but if I then select a different XSS and try to access the options, System Prefs crashes. Still trying to track down the cause but may end up contacting the dev.

Overall however, the screensavers are fantastic like they've always been. For those having problems with the screensavers themselves crashing System Prefs when previewed, bear in mind that many of the savers allow you to set option ranges that your machine can't handle, no matter how fast it is. In that case, you'll probably have to trash the individual prefs file - located in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/ as org.jwz.xscreensaver.*.plist.

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Version 5.26
Jazzyguy
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Hi Mike! you didn't state what OS you have. It really doesn't matter as I have Mavericks as well as SnowLeopard and I also have Leopard on seperate Macs.I have this application on all of my Macs and they run well. The main thing is NOT to run the window that says RUN ALL OF THEM (or some such thing) If you do you will get a Half Baked application for some strange reason. I have been successful in my downloading of this app because I did the old way of doing it. I downloaded from the xscreensavers list. Shift Clicking to download ALL of them.Let me know how you do by my method, I think that is why the other users of xsreensavers had a problem with the app.

Jazzyguy
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Hi Mike When you do use the Window that says "Screensavers" and AFTER you download the whole thing or certain parts that you prefer. It wouldn't hurt to restart the Mac to make sure everything will be installed properly. This is a GREAT FREE application and it is a 5 star app. Some people who are addicted to only FREEBIES and are always looking for handouts and really expect everyone to give everything to them for NOTHING expect everything to be perfect all the time. (you know who you are}They never would give a nickle to support a Developer

Jazzyguy
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Did you try my method? Also the Developer has put an update on his app for Mavericks. Didyou get it?

ric0ric
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Like Mike I have more trouble than success with these screensavers. Some e.g. FlipFlop or Stonerview work fine. Others such as Carousel haven't worked for me for the last few iterations. As soon as I select them from within the screen Desktop and Screensaver menu, they crash / quit.

Amc3 Member IconComment+22
Amc3
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The download from the developers site is correctly 5.26 and all modules appear to be working and the Preference Pane no longer flashes when changing modules.

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Version 5.26
OSX-FTW!
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Good eye, thanks! I'm going to give 5.26 a shot right now.

Umaromc
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http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/xscreensaver-5.26.dmg

Amc3 Member IconComment+22
Amc3
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The download from the developers site is correctly 5.26 and all modules appear to be working and the Preference Pane no longer flashes when changing modules.

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Version 5.26
Amc3 Member IconComment+22
Amc3
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This new link of 5.26 is not 5.26 but 5.24. Go to developer site.

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Version 5.26
Jazzyguy
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Amc3 has the same problem as you have.A sick OS! You may think my comments are tripe but as you can see there are a lot of Mac Users that would quarrel with you.Clean up your OS and try it again and you will see it is stabile.

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Fabio Milocco
Version 5.26
user icon+104
Funjoy
Version 5.12
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Downloads 26,760
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Date 09 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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