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Solar Winds is a screensaver module that is actually a port of the mesmerizing Windows OpenGL screensaver by Terence M. Welsh.

What's New

Version 10.3:
  • Ready for Retina displays
  • Ready for Gatekeeper
  • Thumbnail pictures for OS X 10.8 System Preferences

Requirements

  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • OpenGL video card

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francola Member IconComment+35
francola
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Thanks so much for the update!! My Favorite screensaver!

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Version 10.2
Arroyodorado Member IconComment+3
Arroyodorado
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Yes, it definitely seems to have a memory problem. 2GB and more for a screem saver is a bit... hm... exaggerated?! But in case it runs, and it does sometimes, it looks very beautiful. Let's hope for an update. 8-)

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Version 10.1.1
Abhi Beckert Member IconReview+2
Abhi Beckert
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The problems others mention bellow appear to be fixed, running beautifully on my 800Mhz iBook.

Very nice!

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Version 10.1.1
johndev5 Member IconComment+0
johndev5
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Very nice screensaver! Top notch stuff!

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Version 10.1
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Anonymous
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Very nice but be careful not set things too high or complex on lower end models or it hangs the software!

Hopefully an update will fix this otherwise fine screensaver!

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Version 10.0.4
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Anonymous
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Thanks for this -- very nice. No problems here with custom settings on a G4 933 QS, 1024 RAM, 10.3.9

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Version 10.0.4
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Anonymous
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Experienced essentially the same problems as Matt and Dan. While I didn't try the custom setting, I tried "jiggly" and another setting(I forgot which one) and my Powerbook froze.
Experienced an endlessly spinning "beachball", had to shut down my Powerbook by pressing the power button.
Tried Solarwinds again and experienced the same problem. Had to trash Solarwinds.
So it seems that Solarwinds has some serious stability issues for many of us.
17" Powerbook 1.5GHz, 1gig RAM, OS 10.3.9.

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Version 10.0.4
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Anonymous
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Same problem as Dan.

After trying to choose a custom setting it completely froze System Preferences for about 5 minutes.

Dual 2Ghz G5, 1GB RAM

Same solution as Dan.

It's now in the bin.

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Version 10.0.4
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Anonymous
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was excited with initial setting view, looked good.
tryed one custom click and it crashed system prefs.
rebooted, changed saver to solarwind and it crashed system prefs again. next reboot, solarwind emptyed out with the trash.
G4 powerbook 1.5ghz, 1gig ram, sys 10.3.3

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Version 10.0.2
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Anonymous
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Beautiful!! Like "flurry" but so much better, the customization allows you to make completely different looks from the same "math"

The only gripe is I had to try a lot of different settings to find one that didn't use all the CPU, I finally used a version of "Undertow" that only takes about 20% on my G4 550 powerbook

How about adding a frame rate slider to minimize CPU usage??

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Version 10.0.2
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Anonymous
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you should download the developer's flurry - it has a lot more options than the apple one

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Downloads 22,057
Version Downloads 1,148
License Free
Date 10 Sep 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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