System 47
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System 47 is a "LCARS" style screen saver with various flashed-based animations.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GODZFIRE: Loving this screensaver as much as I do, I was very sad when I found out that it would not install or function on 10.5 or 10.6. MeWho hasn't posted an update since mid 2006, and all attempts to contact him have failed. With what little knowledge I had, I was able to update the 'ScreenTime for Flash' installer so it now properly installs on the newer operating systems and functions when opened in the Screen Saver Preference Pane.

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What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Now works on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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UNO8625 reviewed on 12 Feb 2014
I, too loved System47.

I thank godzfire for their work in updating System47 to an Intel screensaver.

My only qualm - and it is slight - is I'm running OSX Mavericks, and, while System47 DOES work, it is slightly wonky.

I'm about to contact godzfire to see if anything's been done to update it.

But, if you - like us - like Star Trek, System47 IS THE screensaver.
[Version 2.3]


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tomv1892 reviewed on 24 Nov 2013
i would be happy to pay for system47. i have had it for years. it is the best ever star trek screen saver. if anyone can make it run on my mac 10.9 system would you let me know?
thanks.
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JohnS2047 commented on 24 Oct 2013
Mavericks! Damn you!

What are the chances we can get an updated version that works with OSX 10.9?

Love this screen saver and have been using it for many, many years. I need it back! :)
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JohnSantiago3044 reviewed on 17 May 2013
I've used this screensaver in the past and love it, but it doesn't seem to work on 10.8.
[Version 2.3]


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Shunyun reviewed on 29 Mar 2013
Figured out how to configure... Use finder to navigate to your personal Library (shift-cmd-G) then open the configure.swf with Firefox:
file:///Users/your-account/Library/Screen%20Savers/System47.saver/Contents/Resources/configure.swf

I was able to turn down the sound to a whisper... just enough to let my geek flag fly without pissing off my cubicle neighbors!
[Version 2.3]

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Spudboy replied on 29 Mar 2013
Thanks.
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lancer1993 reviewed on 09 Feb 2013
Love this SS, have used it for years dating back to OS9 and I have it on a PC. So glade it works on my new iMac, well mostly.

What are the chances of an update to resolve the crash issue when you try and change the settings?
[Version 2.3]


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Katinny reviewed on 19 Jan 2013
I had no idea until tonight that this screensaver had ever been updated for OS X. I found and ran the installer for v2.1 and of course it failed. So I was very happy to find this updated version, which is working well. Thanks for creating the new version that runs in Snow Leopard!!
[Version 2.3]


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vulken reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
I love this screensaver! The graphics are great and it's entertaining to just sit and watch when it's on. If you're a Star Trek fan...it's a must-have!
[Version 2.3]


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Sjd reviewed on 21 Oct 2012
Still works under 10.8, but trying to open the preferences causes the System Preferences panel to quit. So you can't change any of the options.

That said, still a very nice screensaver for the Trek fans, and as it's free, I can't complain. If the author updates it, I'd gladly pay a few dollars for it.
[Version 2.3]


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Michael Haeusler reviewed on 02 Apr 2012
It still says it's version 2.21, and it forgets sound volume and mute preferences after a while. Great screensaver with serious flaws that haven't been dealt with in years. Therefore only two stars. Sorry.
[Version 2.3]


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birdy2 had trouble on 31 Dec 2007
Don't use this with Leopard!

When I used the installer that came with this it changed the name of my Desktop Folder to "system47.saver" and made it into an application. Scared the crap out of me because all my files that had been on the desktop disappeared. I had to find the file that used to be my Desktop, Show Contents, change permissions to get them out of there, put the saver/desktop folder in the trash and Restart to get a new Desktop folder.
Sheesh.
Why does a screensaver need an installer script anyway??! I know where to put screensavers.
[Version 2.2.1]



YoloS6670 rated on 10 Mar 2014

[Version 2.3]



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Michael Haeusler rated on 02 Apr 2012

[Version 2.3]



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Myka rated on 12 Dec 2011

[Version 2.3]



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Kentr rated on 01 Jul 2011

[Version 2.3]


Downloads:28,955
Version Downloads:20,675
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:17 Apr 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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System 47 is a "LCARS" style screen saver with various flashed-based animations.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GODZFIRE: Loving this screensaver as much as I do, I was very sad when I found out that it would not install or function on 10.5 or 10.6. MeWho hasn't posted an update since mid 2006, and all attempts to contact him have failed. With what little knowledge I had, I was able to update the 'ScreenTime for Flash' installer so it now properly installs on the newer operating systems and functions when opened in the Screen Saver Preference Pane.

I take NO credit for ANY of System47 myself. Any, all, and every credit should go to the original author, MeWho. I simply made it possible for people to continue to enjoy this wonderful Screen Saver.


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