StarfishX
StarfishX
3.0a2

4.9

StarfishX free download for Mac

StarfishX

3.0a2
17 June 2012

Generates cool desktop patterns.

Overview

StarfishX is a Mac OS X-native application which generates cool desktop patterns. It is based on Mars Saxman's Starfish pattern generation engine. The following are a few of the highlights of StarfishX:

  • Mac OS X native cocoa application.
  • Accelerated and multi-threaded to take full advantage of multi-core Intel Macs.
  • Support for multiple monitors (you can generate a different pattern for each monitor connected to your computer).
  • Support for TIFF, JPEG and PNG image formats.
  • Option to generate patterns in the background without the main application being open.
  • For advanced users: A command line generator for the ultimate in control and flexibility.

What's new in StarfishX

Version 3.0a2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Anonymous
02 March 2003

Most helpful

lots faster than the os 9 one was for me. very cool so far.
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Version 1.1b1
Tachy0n
29 September 2010
I tried this out yesterday and it still launches under OSX 10.6.4 on an i7. However it ran really slowly for some reason. I tried disabling the Altivec usage, but that didn't seem to help.
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Version 2.0
Niclovesmac
28 August 2006
I spent some time porting this very cool app to the Intel platform. If you just want to recompile it, it's easy, get the xcode project file. But it won't give you a big speed improvement over a G4 or G5. In order to get more speed you'd have to port the Altivec code to SSE2 or SSE3. NOT ALL the Altivec instructions have exact equivalents on the Intel side (an example is the vector permutation instruction)....
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Version 2.0
Swordfish
12 July 2006
I know this app hasn't been updated in a looooong time, but would it be much trouble to recompile it as a Universal Binary?
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
25 October 2004
BTW - Tip! the program puts the images it creates in... /Your Hard Drive/Users/User Name/Library/Desktop Pictures/ :)
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
25 October 2004
this app rocks! honestly, you have to download it. its so easy and the desktop images it makes are real trippy! two thumbs up
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Version 2.0
MikeWelsh
08 July 2003
This free app is so cool it hurts. Absolutely the very best. Should be a built-in part of "Leopard" or whatever is coming after Panther.
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
13 June 2003
There's no longer an excuse for a boring desktop picture. Could be a bit faster.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
18 April 2003
This is a great application that I first saw on Macoshints.com I'm so glad that I downloaded and tried this. I've already saved many desktop designs that I love and have then alternating on my desktop. The color combinations are very appealing. HIghly recommend.
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Version 1.5
Bean
20 March 2003
The graphics and flexibility of patterns are unmatched.
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Version 1.4b2
Anonymous
18 March 2003
Finally, it makes a truly full screen pic for my 1024 x 768. Wow, this app rocks! - well 1.4b2 does neway =) And it's still free!
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Version 1.4b1
Free

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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