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Starry Night is a port of a Windows from-scratch (thanks to Evan Green) recreation of a Berkeley Systems After Dark classic module. If you enable "Retro Colors" (e.g. grayscale) and squint a bit, you can pretend your Mac has traveled back in time and become a Mac Classic.

Uses Cocoa drawing calls that should work on any Mac running Mac OS 10.5 or later

Note that in preview mode, the screensaver doesn't currently take into account the smaller view and draws the same number of buildings that would be drawn in the full screen mode, so this may not be an accurate preview of the generated building more...

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Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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aydoubleyou Member IconReview+0
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It seems that this no longer works with 10.9. Any chance of an update? I'll help test if needed.

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Version 1.0
aydoubleyou
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Nevermind. It appears that MacUpdate is hosting an out of date version. If you search around Google you should be able to find mirrors that work with 10.9+

Svl Member IconReview+36
Svl
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Last download works fine for 10.8, thanks for fixing it.

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CalifornianExpatriate Member IconComment+0
CalifornianExpatriate
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After the screensaver has been on for about 5 minutes, all the lights in every building are on. Is there a way to make it so that the buildings gradually cycle their lights on and off?

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Version 1.0
Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Let me look into this more -- it's supposed to cycle through turning lights on and off once it hits a certain point, but maybe that needs some tweaking.

Hmoniz Member IconReview+0
Hmoniz
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Until yesterday! (bacause is not working with Mountain Lion)

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Version 1.0
Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Apologies to all -- I'm trying to update the screensaver for Mountain Lion (I don't have a dev machine available for this purpose yet). Hopefully will get this done soon!

CalifornianExpatriate
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Thank you so much! An update for Mountain Lion would be awesome. Had to buy a new mac and it bluntly informed me that the coolest screensaver of all time wouldn't work! Heartbreaking :(

Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Ok, I believe I've got a version uploaded that's been confirmed (by one person so far) to work on Mountain Lion. Please download again (the date on the .saver file should be today's date) and try it out. Thanks and again apologies!

CalifornianExpatriate
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I just downloaded it; worked fine on Mountain Lion for me. Thank again!

Hmoniz
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Thank you very much for your effort.
I'm just arriving from holidays. I downloaded it, the date is 16th August, but after installation is not working on my MacBook Air (10.8). :( Best regards

Hmoniz Member IconComment+0
Hmoniz
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I like it very much. Thnk you for doing it. And I was using it until yesterday. Now it is not working with Mountain Lion. Please, could you update it? Best regards,

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Version 1.0
Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Apologies for the late reply -- I've uploaded a new version that a few people have confirmed works on Mountain Lion, so please download the updated version (remove the older one first) and let me know if you have any problems.

Hmoniz
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Thank you very much for your effort.
I'm just arriving from holidays. I downloaded it, the date is 16th August, but after installation is not working on my MacBook Air (10.8). :( Best regards

Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Hi Hmoniz -- I've had a few people confirm that it should be working on Mountain Lion now (but admittedly I don't have a ML system to verify myself). Can you tell me a bit more about what doesn't work? Have you made sure to delete any older versions first? Also, if you can, try deleting the screensaver preferences to have the saver start with the default settings (go to your Library/Preferences/ByHost directory and looking for a com.mindconsoleproductions.screensaver.StarryNight.NNNN file where the "NNNN" is some series of letters and numbers and delete or move just this file -- do not delete anything else in that directory.

Hmoniz
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Hello! Your idea is correct. I deleted 2 files with the same name and reinstalled and it is working :) :) Thank you a lot! Best regards

EndoLab Member IconReview+95
EndoLab
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Very cool. Thanks.

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Version 1.0
Willchik Member IconReview+1
Willchik
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Hello,
I downloaded this screensaver for my Mac...10.6.8 OSX and the first time it worked okay. Then I did some adjustments in the Option section of the Preview part of the System Pre. window of the screensavers and from then on it crashes the System Preferences. So I downloaded more and the same. I trashed the old ones but get the same results...crash.

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Version 1.0
Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Sorry to hear about the crash, Willchik. I'm not certain what's going wrong. One thing you could try is to delete the preferences file for the screensaver by going to your Library/Preferences/ByHost directory and looking for a com.mindconsoleproductions.screensaver.StarryNight.NNNN file (where the "NNNN" is some series of letters and numbers). You can delete this file (or move it to a different folder) and see if that brings it back to the default options. Do not delete anything else in that directory, however.

Willchik
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Thanks alot :-). I followed your instructions. Found this com. that you suggested to delete and downloaded yours (new one) and it worked like you intended I am sure ...thanks for your dedication and work. You make a difference in our lives. Have a great day!!

lamontDakota Member IconReview+194
lamontDakota
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Real nostalgia! I used this as my first screensaver on a Classic, back in '93.

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Version 1.0
Oneota Member IconReview+4
Oneota
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Would be nice if it worked on multiple displays. Otherwise, nicely done!

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Version 1.0
Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Huh, that's curious. I actually developed it on a two-monitor setup, and it was working properly for me. What sort of configuration do you have? Perhaps I missed something...

Oneota
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D'oh! *Facepalm* I had the "Main screen only" checkbox checked.

My bad!

Mind Console Productions (Developer)
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Ah, no worries, glad it works. Thanks for the feedback Oneota!

MacUser187 Member IconReview+12
MacUser187
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Very nice!

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Date 15 Jan 2012
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