Sprite Swarm
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Screen saver displays flying sprites.   Free
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Sprite Swarm is a screen saver that starts with a single sprite flying around. The sprite replicates until a swarm is created, then diminishes until a single sprite remains.
What's New
Version 1.1: Added preference to adjust color of Sprites. Changed application to use System time instead of Patch Time to improve the randomness.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Quartz Extreme.



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Sprite Swarm User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Iamdorian reviewed on 11 Aug 2008
Cute. I also like the movement. It would be nice of colors could cycle in some magical way which was controlled by a logical theme. Also, replication might be allowed among secondary sprites, and having some sprites could collide only to "poof" into sparkles, falling stardust, or that sort of thing; might make it more interesting.

Overall, a nice start, and one more reason to stare in a stupor at your computer monitor whilst NOT getting your work done. Should be outlawed in all serious left-brained businesses, and a warning posted (may cause cross-eyes in Siamese cats).
[Version 1.1]


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ShotgunWeddings reviewed on 11 Aug 2008
Works fine looks cool and has all the options one would need for this screen saver.

Great work KranK !!!
[Version 1.1]


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+23

fontbot reviewed on 10 Aug 2008
Simple but well done, the movement of the sprites is so fluid it's almost spooky, as if there's some intelligence behind the motion, like someone shining a laser pointer on your screen. It's rather entrancing for a minute or two, becomes less so as they multiply. Allowing the user to set the colors would be a nice addition.
[Version 1.0]


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fyreflye commented on 09 Aug 2008
Didn't work on my intel Macbook. QuickTime based screen savers never do.
[Version 1.0]


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Peter da Silva had trouble on 10 Aug 2008
When I start it up I get a WHOLE bunch of errors...

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"
[...]
[Version 1.0]


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Ceiling Cat had trouble on 10 Aug 2008
It's not Quicktime, it's Quartz.

Quartz Extreme is required for this, it says so in the description, and you have a MacBook which cannot run Quartz Extreme because it has onboard graphics.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:1,551
Version Downloads:1,248
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:11 Aug 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Sprite Swarm is a screen saver that starts with a single sprite flying around. The sprite replicates until a swarm is created, then diminishes until a single sprite remains.


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