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ZoomQuilt is a community knit virtual "quilt" artwork screensaver.
What's New
Version 2.6:
  • Universal build
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • A video card that supports GL_TEXTURE_RECTANGLE_EXT (ie. newer than Rage 128)

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ver. 2.x:
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sidetracked reviewed on 06 Sep 2006
Works just fine on my G5 iMac. Very minor delay starting up.

Very cool, very unique. I used it as my main screensaver for quite a while, and got lots of questions and comments on it.

Personally I found the art a little grim after a while seeing it everyday, but that's a taste thing, not quality.

But worth checking out to see the rare screensaver that tries something radically different.
[Version 2.6]


Anonymous reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
Cool concept. Nice visuals and I like the speed of it.

Warning: Your Mac will appear hung, frozen black while it loads the screensaver EVERY TIME you pick it from the screesavers list! Just WAIT and watch!

I'm using an eMac 800 with 384MB's and it takes roughly 30-40 seconds before it loads the artwork. On my old iMac it took a full minute or so to load it. So if it doesn't load in 5 minutes, then panic!

Now to find some more quilts to add on to it.

P.s. The author of this needs to add a message about the progress of the artwork its loading !
[Version 2.5]


Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jun 2005
Installed, opened system prefs, screen savers, clicked on it... entire computer screeched to a halt. Dead stop. For minutes. No idea why.

After 5 minutes the computer recovered and was showing the preview. I hit options, set the image quality to lowest (Hoping that might help the problem), switched to another screensaver and back. Dead stop again, but not for as long (Say, a minute and a half).

Uninstalled. Which is a real pity, since I was looking forward to using it.
[Version 2.5]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Jun 2005
Oh, and I'm on 10.3.9, 1.42GHz G4, 512MB Ram. Computer was only running Safari and Adium, fresh from a restart.

Lee Chapman reviewed on 04 Mar 2005
Really quite stunning. Clearly a lot of work has been put into this and boy does it show. Mesmeric, beautiful and surprising...
[Version 2.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jan 2005
They're not kidding about "Mac OS X 10.3 or later"; try it in 10.2.8 and your screen will go black and you'll have to reboot to recover.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Jan 2005
FWIW, the "black screen" in 10.2.8 was with a Radeon 8500 Mac Edition w/current drivers.
Anonymous commented on 10 Jan 2005
This may be happening because the Options dialog uses some 10.3 controls, unfortunately we do not have hardware to test on that is running 10.2.8.
Anonymous commented on 19 May 2005
if your machine can't handle the file, you can always view it on the web: http://www.eviltree.de/zoomquilt/zoom.htm
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Version Downloads:2,707
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
Date:04 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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ZoomQuilt is a community knit virtual "quilt" artwork screensaver.

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