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StarfishX
StarfishX
3.0a2
4.8
0.0
StarfishX free download for Mac

StarfishX for Mac3.0a2

17 June 2012

Generates cool desktop patterns.

What is StarfishX for Mac

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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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
Jul 8 2003
2.0
0.0
Jul 8 2003
0.0
Version: 2.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jun 13 2003
1.5
4.8
Jun 13 2003
4.8
Version: 1.5
There's no longer an excuse for a boring desktop picture. Could be a bit faster.
Guest
Guest
Apr 18 2003
1.5
4.8
Apr 18 2003
4.8
Version: 1.5
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.
Bean
Bean
Mar 20 2003
1.4b2
4.5
Mar 20 2003
4.5
Version: 1.4b2
The graphics and flexibility of patterns are unmatched.
Guest
Guest
Mar 18 2003
1.4b1
4.8
Mar 18 2003
4.8
Version: 1.4b1
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!
Macnook
Macnook
Mar 17 2003
1.3b1
4.8
Mar 17 2003
4.8
Version: 1.3b1
This has to be the absolute coolest non-productive application I've got my hands on in a long time. I have it set to create until recent cache is full (set to 500) and I review them later. I love good desktop pictures and I'm confident this will make my collection a LOT better. I came back to check the price because I was going to pay for it... Thanks! Only one feature request that I can think of right now: I'd love to generate "full screen" at any resolution (like the ability to generate 1920x1200 desktop pics when I'm only using a 1024x768 screen)
Guest
Guest
Mar 14 2003
1.3b1
4.8
Mar 14 2003
4.8
Version: 1.3b1
Very nice indeed! I'm about to download this update. I was using this app the other night to generate patterns for my website. After generating an image, go to your desktop pictures folder, rename the image, and move it to another folder. If it's a large image you can import it to I Photo and re-export it at a smaller size so it will load faster on your page. With this update you shouldn't have to go through the step of renaming the image. It would be nice if you could save the image with the finder from within the app though. Lots of fun!
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2003
1.2b2
4.8
Mar 6 2003
4.8
Version: 1.2b2
i was gonna say something about the memory leak, but... I guess it's fixed suddenly! Great free app!
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2003
1.2b1
4.8
Mar 6 2003
4.8
Version: 1.2b1
Cool little application! Generates beautiful random images. If you're not happy with the image, just generate a new one.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2003
1.1b1
4.8
Mar 2 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1b1
lots faster than the os 9 one was for me. very cool so far.
Free
4.8
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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