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StarfishX for Mac

Generates cool desktop patterns.

Free
In English
Version 3.0a2
4.8
Based on 4 user rates

StarfishX 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 version 3.0a2

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

StarfishX for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.0a2
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4.8

(15 Reviews of StarfishX)

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Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Sep 29 2010
2.0
0.0
Sep 29 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0
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.
Niclovesmac
Niclovesmac
Aug 28 2006
2.0
0.0
Aug 28 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
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)....
Swordfish
Swordfish
Jul 12 2006
2.0
0.0
Jul 12 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Oct 25 2004
2.0
4.8
Oct 25 2004
4.8
Version: 2.0
BTW - Tip! the program puts the images it creates in... /Your Hard Drive/Users/User Name/Library/Desktop Pictures/ :)
Guest
Guest
Oct 25 2004
2.0
4.8
Oct 25 2004
4.8
Version: 2.0
this app rocks! honestly, you have to download it. its so easy and the desktop images it makes are real trippy! two thumbs up
Guest
Guest
Oct 25 2004
4.8
Oct 25 2004
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2003
5.0
Jul 8 2003
5.0
Version: null
Bean
Bean
Mar 20 2003
4.5
Mar 20 2003
4.5
Version: null
Macnook
Macnook
Mar 17 2003
4.8
Mar 17 2003
4.8
Version: null