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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
Version 1.4:
  • Now compatible with Snow Leopard.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later Mac OS X 10.5 or later is required for sound effects on PowerPC Macs.

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alas! reviewed on 29 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 1.4]


croths commented on 10 Sep 2009
I tried to update this screen-saver, it says compatible with Snow Leopard but it won't work.
[Version 1.4]


Roro01 reviewed on 25 Oct 2007

It's amazing & works as described.
[Version 1.3]


wjb3wvu commented on 03 Jul 2007
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!
[Version 1.2.1]


brennanmeister commented on 17 Aug 2006
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!
[Version 1.2.1]



Iamdorian reviewed on 17 Aug 2006
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?
[Version 1.2.1]

jwbrent commented on 16 Aug 2006
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.
[Version 1.2.1]



Syzzygy reviewed on 16 Aug 2006
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.
[Version 1.2.1]

zire71man commented on 06 Jul 2006
Right click on the download link and click save as...if the app sucks for 500mhz imac's i'll post an update.
[Version 1.2]



O5220803 reviewed on 05 Jul 2006
Beautiful! This would also be an excellent iTunes visualizer!
[Version 1.2]


pardthemonster had trouble on 29 Aug 2009
Does not work with Snow Leopard, but says different
[Version 1.4]

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pardthemonster replied on 29 Aug 2009
I take this back. It gives you a error if you install it, but it still works compatibility

153957Photography had trouble on 27 Feb 2006
When trying to unpack the .gz it gives an error,
"Error 1 - Operation not permitted"
[Version 1.1.1]

andimon1 had trouble on 20 Feb 2006
I cannot get it to download. All i get is source code.
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply


MacUpdate-Lon commented on 20 Feb 2006
Option-click on the download link.
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Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
Date:28 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.

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