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Sprite Swarm is a screen saver that starts with a single sprite flying around. The sprite replicates until a swarm is created, then diminishes until a single sprite remains.

What's New

Version 1.1: Added preference to adjust color of Sprites. Changed application to use System time instead of Patch Time to improve the randomness.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Quartz Extreme.

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Iamdorian Member IconReview+89
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Cute. I also like the movement. It would be nice of colors could cycle in some magical way which was controlled by a logical theme. Also, replication might be allowed among secondary sprites, and having some sprites could collide only to "poof" into sparkles, falling stardust, or that sort of thing; might make it more interesting.

Overall, a nice start, and one more reason to stare in a stupor at your computer monitor whilst NOT getting your work done. Should be outlawed in all serious left-brained businesses, and a warning posted (may cause cross-eyes in Siamese cats).

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Version 1.1
ShotgunWeddings Member IconReview+278
ShotgunWeddings
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Works fine looks cool and has all the options one would need for this screen saver.

Great work KranK !!!

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Version 1.1
fontbot Member IconReview+26
fontbot
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Simple but well done, the movement of the sprites is so fluid it's almost spooky, as if there's some intelligence behind the motion, like someone shining a laser pointer on your screen. It's rather entrancing for a minute or two, becomes less so as they multiply. Allowing the user to set the colors would be a nice addition.

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Version 1.0
Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva
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When I start it up I get a WHOLE bunch of errors...

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"
[...]

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Version 1.0
Ceiling Cat Member IconComment+5
Ceiling Cat
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It's not Quicktime, it's Quartz.

Quartz Extreme is required for this, it says so in the description, and you have a MacBook which cannot run Quartz Extreme because it has onboard graphics.

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Version 1.0
fyreflye Member IconComment+362
fyreflye
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Didn't work on my intel Macbook. QuickTime based screen savers never do.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 1,561
Version Downloads 1,258
License Free
Date 11 Aug 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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