Skyrocket
Skyrocket
2.0.0

4.9

Skyrocket free download for Mac

Skyrocket2.0.0

01 June 2020

3D fireworks screensaver.

Overview

Skyrocket is a screensaver that renders firework displays in 3D. Screensavers have come a long way since Pyro!, and this one renders fireworks in 3D with sound effects. Available in English and French.

What's new in Skyrocket

Version 2.0.0:
  • Skyrocket now supports HiDPI. This also fixes a problem on macOS 10.15 ("Catalina") where the screen saver no longer filled the screen on HiDPI screens (e.g. Retina screens).
  • Skyrocket now runs at 60 FPS.
  • Updated to the latest source code used on other platforms.
  • System requirements have changed since last time.

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How would you rate Skyrocket app?

21 Reviews of Skyrocket

Enk3
27 August 2016
Version: 1.4

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Now hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/nickzman/skyrocket/releases
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Enk3
27 August 2016
Version: 1.4
Now hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/nickzman/skyrocket/releases
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5
alas!
29 December 2011
Version: 1.4
I discovered this masterful creation years ago and it still wows me and others who view it. Brilliantly conceived and implemented. Fireworks done right! The whole scene comes together just beautifully. One of the finest screensavers out there today.
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Croths
10 September 2009
Version: 1.4
I tried to update this screen-saver, it says compatible with Snow Leopard but it won't work.
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pardthemonster
29 August 2009
Version: 1.4
Does not work with Snow Leopard, but says different
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5
Roro01
26 October 2007
Version: 1.3
A MUST HAVE! It's amazing & works as described.
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Wjb3wvu
04 July 2007
Version: 1.2.1
Great job! And as a commercial pilot, I can tell you that your simulation is very good - especially the sky and ground. I don't think I've ever seen those fireworks get quite that much altitude in real life though! Not while flying a commercial jet, at least!
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Brennanmeister
17 August 2006
Version: 1.2.1
Concerning JWBRENT's issue. Amoung other hardware systems I, also, run an iBook G4 and have found that this saver operates perfectly - sound included. Like him I'm running Tiger 4.7, but at 1.42GHz. I shouldn't imagine that such a tiny difference between our operating speeds should provide any impact on the saver's performance whatsoever. That aside, this must be one of the best (free) savers going!
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5
Iamdorian
17 August 2006
Version: 1.2.1
Great job! My hat's off to the developer for posting this fine screensaver for free. I'll try to send something. There have been some truly solid screen savers of late, including this app, Timelapse and Soundstream. Good ideas and well implemented. If only Gaslamp would be wrewritten for Intel machines now, and as a screensaver?
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Jwbrent
16 August 2006
Version: 1.2.1
Newest version (1.2.1) works great on my iBook G4 1.33ghz running 10.4.7 but when I enable the sound, it crashes.
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4.75
Syzzygy
16 August 2006
Version: 1.2.1
Well, Skyrocket IS quite nice. I find it really esthetically pleasing to watch.....and it doesn't get tiresome. There's a pretty wide range of settings, allowing for some interesting rendering. To the developer....well done!! I even think that this screen saver is worth charging a few shekels for, maybe $5-$8. I'd buy it.
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Zire71man
06 July 2006
Version: 1.2
Right click on the download link and click save as...if the app sucks for 500mhz imac's i'll post an update.
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5
O5220803
05 July 2006
Version: 1.2
Beautiful! This would also be an excellent iTunes visualizer!
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5
Aglee
02 July 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Beautiful! And timely -- I was *just* going to look for a screen saver to replace Words, which doesn't run on Intel. We've come a long way since Pyro!
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5
Nerfgun
01 March 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Absolutely spectacular. Make sure you turn on smoke, the glows off the spark trails are really incredible. The only fly in the ointment is the fairly lo-res landscape texture as mentioned by others (although I love that you can make out a little blurry soccer field in there). A good bump-mapped terrain texture would make this illusion perfect. Thank you for this screensaver!
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4.75
Darylf2
28 February 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Absolutely gorgeous! One of the most stunning screen savers I've ever seen, and it runs beautifully on my 20" iMac Core Duo. Impressive!!! I agree with the poster who requested the ability to select our own "earth" texture. That would be a really nice addition.
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Peter-Cole
27 February 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Wow - this has instantly become my favourite screen saver. Just fantastic. The only disappointment is the lack of sound on my Quicksilver 933 PPC machine. Otherwise my Radeon 9600/256 is lapping this right up!
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153957photography
27 February 2006
Version: 1.1.1
When trying to unpack the .gz it gives an error, "Error 1 - Operation not permitted"
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4.75
anonymous-tapir-4683
20 February 2006
Version: 1.1
Gotta tell ya, and this is coming from someone who actually shoots fireworks shows, this is one awesome screensaver. Currently have it set for 20 shells. Excellent use of 3-dimensional space. Lots of different kinds of shells. Complete customization of environment (moon, stars, ambient light, clouds). Love the details: lens flares, smoke trails, wind speed, flying under the shells as they explode (it really does look like that). No kaboom sound, it would be a nice option for us non-Intel users if it could be added at some point, but then I'd NEVER get any work done. Runs beautifully on my dual 27.Ghz G5 with an Apple 23" monitor (duh!) Looking forward to installing it on my 1Ghz Powerbook. Well done all around. Definitely my favorite screensaver.
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Andimon1
20 February 2006
Version: 1.1
I cannot get it to download. All i get is source code.
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5
Ofri
20 February 2006
Version: 1.1
Very very cool!! :)
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4.5
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
20 February 2006
Version: 1.1
Hey, not bad. I like how the camera zooms in and out as it circles around where the fireworks are being shot off. It would be nice to get a little bit closer to have some _real_ detail in the explosions though.
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4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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