Powder
Powder 1.0.2
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Interactive winter scene desktop.   Shareware ($6.95)
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Powder displays beautiful, interactive winter scenes on your desktop. Using an advanced particle engine and accelerated, OpenGL graphics, Powder makes you desktop come alive. Moving your mouse through the snowscape causes the snow to twist turn as if a breeze were blowing through it.
What's New
Version 1.0.2 adds the following:
  • Works properly on Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
  • Fixed a memory leak in the frame rate display
  • Two new scenes (Zen and Oasis)
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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ver. 1.x:
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shufflefeel commented on 24 Dec 2003
I agree. Money grubber. They call this "shareware". This is a DEMO. And not worth money. Otherwise, nice little program for FREEWARE.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Dec 2003
Don't waste your time.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Dec 2003
I tried it on two macs. One was a quicksilver G4 and the other Flat panel 17" imac. It didn't work on either machine.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Mere Mortal commented on 14 Dec 2003
I just downloaded version 1.0.1, and it's working fine. Looks like whatever was causing problems for earlier posters may now be fixed.

I did notice that it moves out of the way if you use Expose. Not what I wanted, since I wanted to move the windows to see the snow. :-)

It's only been five minutes, but so far I like it.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Dec 2003
nice idea, zero realisation: i do not see any snow; waiting while looking out of my window might help ;-)
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Dec 2003
Won't do a thing on my flatpanel G4 w/768MB ram.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Dec 2003
Shite!
What does this require?
A G7 with quadruple 8 GHz processors?

So slooow!
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Dec 2003
I'd like to see something like this, but with open GL water.
[Version 1.0]


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JimW commented on 08 Dec 2003
Support the Holiday spirit of giving instead. Try Xmas Lights. Its less resource intensive and its free, and will still put you in the mood - perhaps more so, since it is offered in the true spirit of the season.

Better yet - use Xmas Lights and donate the $7 you would have spent on this product with your local Salvation Army bell ringer. BTW - nothing stopping you from donating a few bucks more - why not a $10 bill?
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Dec 2003
Grrreat idea... now if it could only be optimized to not peg the processor (though in fairness, it has a lot going on).
[Version 1.0]


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Capn Hack had trouble on 14 Dec 2003
This won't even launch for me.
Tibook 15" 1Gh 512Mb
[Version 1.0.1]

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Capn Hack commented on 14 Dec 2003
sorry, forgot to say im on 10.2.6
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Downloads:6,780
Version Downloads:3,284
Type:Utilities : Wallpaper
License:Shareware
Date:24 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $6.95
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Powder displays beautiful, interactive winter scenes on your desktop. Using an advanced particle engine and accelerated, OpenGL graphics, Powder makes you desktop come alive. Moving your mouse through the snowscape causes the snow to twist turn as if a breeze were blowing through it.


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