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Skyrocket
Skyrocket
2.1.0
4.9
0.0
Skyrocket free download for Mac

Skyrocket for Mac2.1.0

12 November 2020

3D fireworks screensaver.

What is Skyrocket for Mac

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 2.1.0:
  • Skyrocket now runs on Apple Silicon Macs.
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surrealprimitive
surrealprimitive
Oct 4 2020
2.0.0
5.0
Oct 4 2020
5.0
Version: 2.0.0
I've had access to Skyrocket for several years. It is one of the best screensavers that I have ever had. When it comes to fireworks there is nothing that even comes close to it. I have a question for the developer. In the past, the screensaver would send up and fire an impossible firework. It would last longer than the rest of the fireworks and do impossible beautiful visual things. I never timed it to find out how often the impossible firework would happen. My question is: does this still happen in your program?
Enk3
Enk3
Aug 27 2016
1.4
0.0
Aug 27 2016
0.0
Version: 1.4
Now hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/nickzman/skyrocket/releases
alas!
alas!
Dec 29 2011
1.4
5.0
Dec 29 2011
5.0
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.
Croths
Croths
Sep 10 2009
1.4
0.0
Sep 10 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4
I tried to update this screen-saver, it says compatible with Snow Leopard but it won't work.
pardthemonster
pardthemonster
Aug 29 2009
1.4
0.0
Aug 29 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4
Does not work with Snow Leopard, but says different
Guest
Guest
Oct 26 2007
1.3
5.0
Oct 26 2007
5.0
Version: 1.3
A MUST HAVE! It's amazing & works as described.
Wjb3wvu
Wjb3wvu
Jul 4 2007
1.2.1
0.0
Jul 4 2007
0.0
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!
Brennanmeister
Brennanmeister
Aug 17 2006
1.2.1
0.0
Aug 17 2006
0.0
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!
Iamdorian
Iamdorian
Aug 17 2006
1.2.1
5.0
Aug 17 2006
5.0
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?
Jwbrent
Jwbrent
Aug 16 2006
1.2.1
0.0
Aug 16 2006
0.0
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.
Syzzygy
Syzzygy
Aug 16 2006
1.2.1
4.8
Aug 16 2006
4.8
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.
Zire71man
Zire71man
Jul 6 2006
1.2
0.0
Jul 6 2006
0.0
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.
O5220803
O5220803
Jul 5 2006
1.2
5.0
Jul 5 2006
5.0
Version: 1.2
Beautiful! This would also be an excellent iTunes visualizer!
Aglee
Aglee
Jul 2 2006
1.1.1
5.0
Jul 2 2006
5.0
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!
Nerfgun
Nerfgun
Mar 1 2006
1.1.1
5.0
Mar 1 2006
5.0
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!
Darylf2
Darylf2
Feb 28 2006
1.1.1
4.8
Feb 28 2006
4.8
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.
Peter-Cole
Peter-Cole
Feb 27 2006
1.1.1
0.0
Feb 27 2006
0.0
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!
153957photography
153957photography
Feb 27 2006
1.1.1
0.0
Feb 27 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
When trying to unpack the .gz it gives an error, "Error 1 - Operation not permitted"
umaromc
umaromc
Feb 27 2006
1.1.1
0.0
Feb 27 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Right-click on the link and choose "Save as..." The developer's ISP does not appear to have correctly set metatag data for the filetype so you'll get a page full of gibberish. Alternatively, you could just let it all load and then save the document as-is (yes, this works, too). :P
anonymous-tapir-4683
anonymous-tapir-4683
Feb 20 2006
1.1
4.8
Feb 20 2006
4.8
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.
Andimon1
Andimon1
Feb 20 2006
1.1
0.0
Feb 20 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1
I cannot get it to download. All i get is source code.
Ofri
Ofri
Feb 20 2006
1.1
5.0
Feb 20 2006
5.0
Version: 1.1
Very very cool!! :)
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Feb 20 2006
1.1
4.5
Feb 20 2006
4.5
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.
Free
4.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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