MacLampsX
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MacLampsX brings light strings to your desktop.

Inspired by Tiger Technologies's Holiday Lights, MacLampsX allows you to decorate for Christmas, or any other holiday with user-creatable bulbs, as well as a small set of defaults.

Version 2.0 brings lots of new features like the ability to add bigger bulbs and to play music.

Happy Holidays!
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Updated Screen Saver plugin to work under Mac OS X 10.6 (screen saver version 1.0.1)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 18 Sep 2013
FYI: The nifty little program still works like a charm after all these years on my Intel 2008 iMac with Mac OS 10.8.5, Mountain Lion.
[Version 2.0]


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BigJohnson reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
Just installed and configured this for the 2012 Christmas season and it's working fine on OS X 10.7.6 Intel 64, so don't let the fact that it hasn't been updated in years scare you off. I've used it for 3 years now and don't recall having any trouble. Adds some cheer to my screen and and it's FREE!

There's plenty of options, and it will even snow and play tracks from your iTunes library. Be sure to download the extra bulbs from the dev's website and copy them to the ~/Applications/MacLampsX.app/Contents/Resources folder: http://arcticmac.home.comcast.net/~arcticmac/software/bulbArchive/


You'll also like TreetopLights - I'm running it too. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16774/treetoplights
[Version 2.0]

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BigJohnson replied on 09 Dec 2012
OOPS - that should be OS X 10.7.5. I thought there had been another update.
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Simen commented on 22 Dec 2009
Very nice programm. I used to have "Holiday Lights" in Mac OS 9 too :)

This is ofcourse a beta, but I just wanted to say that I couldn't get the screen saver to work with snow without disabling "Enter Screen Saver mode only for the MacLampsX ScreenSaver", and I tried a lot of stuff.

It also doesn't work with "Spaces". I can move it from one space to another by dragging the preferences window from one space to another.

Still, really good app :) And brings a good christmas spirit :)

Happy christmas to everyone. Or "Go' jul" as we say in Norway :)
[Version 2.0b]

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The Arcticmac (developer) replied on 22 Dec 2009
two things:
1. it's not actually a beta - just a quick update to make the SS work with snow leopard.
2. unfortunately snow leopard changed the way the prefs for current SS are stored, and I don't have the code to MLX (where that issue would need to be fixed) in a place where I can make another release easily right now. So you'll just have to leave that box unchecked in SL for now. Sorry!
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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 19 Dec 2009
HUZZAH! MacLamps is back and it works with Snow Leopard, just in time for the holidays! Like others, I really missed it, so hanks so much for this great and for putting all this effort into a FREE program.
[Version 2.0b]


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Creepster commented on 30 Nov 2009
I went to set this up for this year and found out that I could no longer install the screen saver. I am using Snow Leopard. How ironic. A screen saver with snow that can't run on SNOW Leopard.
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The Arcticmac (developer) replied on 15 Dec 2009
I'll be doing a much-needed release in a few days to make the screensaver SL compatible. If you would be willing to test it for me (it's embarrassing when releases don't work), please email me using the contact form on my website!
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Creepster replied on 15 Dec 2009
Looking forward to helping you test this. Hope you got my contact OK.
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Dougster commented on 19 Jan 2008
Brilliant ! The .dmg file now opens....and works ! It feels as if Christmas has come early ! The screensaver is also fab. Thanks so much for swiftly sorting out this problem, developer. Really appreciated :-)
[Version 2.0]


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creepster commented on 19 Jan 2008
Yea, things are working and this release is the best. Loaded some songs and it is like having Holiday Lights back.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
[Version 2.0]


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The ArcticMac (developer) commented on 19 Jan 2008
For all those who've had issues with the download, I've decided to change to a zlib compressed disk image, which shouldn't cause any problems for anyone. Note that the download URL is the same as always, so you may need to clear your browser cache to get the new file.

Also, for future reference, it's good to know that tip that the admins posted - just remove the .bz2 file extension and open the d/l file directly as a dmg.
[Version 2.0]


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Dougster commented on 19 Jan 2008
I am having the same problem as Creepster in trying to open the .dmg.bzf file.Very strange.
Also, the previous versions of MacLamps .dmg files will no longer open on my Intel iMac, using Leopard 10.5.1.
[Version 2.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 19 Jan 2008
http://www.macupdate.com/reviews.php?id=16740&pid=206015
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The ArcticMac (developer) replied on 19 Jan 2008
Hey - see the post on the main page about the problem with the latest version.

If you're still having trouble with the older versions, could you get in touch with me via email (use the form on my website - I don't want to post my email here and get spammed any more than I already am) so that we can troubleshoot? Thanks!
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creepster commented on 19 Jan 2008
I am using 10.4.11 on an Intel iMac. The file DL's as maclampsx.dmg.bz2.

If I double click it and allow Apple's opener to try, it then becomes maclampsx.dmg.bz2.cpgz.

If I double click that, it changes to maclampsx.dmg2.bz2. And so on and so on.

If I use stuffit expander on the D/L, it opens to what appears to be a proper dmg file, but then I'll get a warning that says "The following disk images failed to mount"

Reason - no mountable file systems.

I have never seen this type of behavior before.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 19 Jan 2008
remove the .bz2 suffix from the downloaded file, then the .dmg will mount properly.
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adrienne_am had trouble on 20 Dec 2008
Hi, I have had this recommended to me, but every time I download it, I'm unable to mount the dmg file. I get a warning saying that the disk image failed to mount.

I have tried downloading from here and the developer's original site. I am using OS X 4.11 on my PowerPC iBook G4.

Thanks
[Version 2.0]


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Version Downloads:1,833
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:18 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MacLampsX brings light strings to your desktop.

Inspired by Tiger Technologies's Holiday Lights, MacLampsX allows you to decorate for Christmas, or any other holiday with user-creatable bulbs, as well as a small set of defaults.

Version 2.0 brings lots of new features like the ability to add bigger bulbs and to play music.

Happy Holidays!


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