Marine Aquarium
Marine Aquarium
3.3

3.5

Marine Aquarium free download for Mac

Marine Aquarium

3.3
11 December 2018

Stunning virtual fish tank with screensaver.

Overview

You've seen aquarium programs before, but you've never seen anything like Marine Aquarium! Marine Life so vibrant you won't believe your eyes. Indescribable realism! These fish are actual 3D Models, not flat images dragged across the screen.

Use Marine Aquarium as a stand-alone simulator or as a screen saver.

What's new in Marine Aquarium

Version 3.3:
  • Upgraded to add OpenGL Core Profile support to address "transparent fish" issue on some newer Macs with Intel integrated graphics
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • New feather dusters

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Mjkphoto
03 January 2010

Most helpful

I bought Marine Aquarium as part of a MacUpdate Bundle. I just upgraded to Snow Leopard and discovered that version 2.6 doesn't work (the program will launch and play, but the screen save is not compatible). Because I purchased through MacUpdate, the developer's site doesn't recognize my Key Code and therefore I'm not eligible to upgrade. Thus 1 Star Rating. Worst. Very disappointing.
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Version 3.0.1
piquadratpi2
11 December 2018
This version 3.3b1 works well on my i Mac with high sierra 10.13.6. No problems. Soon I will try it on 10.14.2 (Mojave) on my MBP. I hope it works there too. Still the possibilty to exit full screen on mousemove is always on and couldn't be disabled. But it's no big thing and doesn't disturb me much. Thank you for the update.
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Version 3.3
Version 3.2.1 works reasonably well on my 27" iMac running macOS 10.12.6. For some reason, though, the screensaver will accepts but won't hold my serial number. The registration field is blank every time I reopen the settings and they won't close unless I paste in the serial number again.. Another interesting issue: The screen saver is limited to seven different kinds of fish—though I can show more fish if I want to. But they will be duplicates of one or another of the fish in the base set. The application, on the other hand, gives me access to all the fish and I can show up to twenty-two of them at a time—even though the limit is still set at eight. And, finally, the app holds my registration. I suspect those having trouble with Marine Aquarium may be using a Mac laptop with dual video RAM. The computer will use a portion of the system RAM in order to conserve battery life. In order to get better performance you need to be sure you are using the more powerful video card. I don't recall, unfortunately, how you switch between the two, or insure one or the other is used for a specific application. Sadly the product web site was deactivated last month. So I cannot comment there about it. I saw no recent comments there in any case. Though I didn't check all the blogs. Sadly it seems to be the case that development ceased in 2014. Even so, it still works, with a quirk of two. So despite the lapse in development, I don't regret the money I spent on the original and the upgrade.. I don't know if it works in High Sierra because I haven't upgraded from Sierra yet. Perhaps someone who has upgraded can speak to that question.
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Version 3.2.1
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nobody2011
nobody2011
23 May 2018
It doesn´t run in High Sierra.
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Localboy56
Localboy56
30 July 2018
Works OK for me in High Sierra.
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Big Johnson
04 March 2016
It's really dumb of the developer to post "OS X 10.4 or later" when they're not going to maintain it for compatibility with future OS's. Should probably say "OS X 10.4 to 10.10," because it worked through Mavericks.

But since buying a new computer with El Capitan, it's very quirky.
It runs, but the fish are bizarre - some are only partially visible and swim through the coral and other objects. Some will be partially visible and then suddenly POP into full visibility. And sometimes some fish only appear as wire frameworks without skin or color.

I contacted the dev. twice about this and never received a response.
Since it no longer works on my OS and has been abandoned by the developer, I'm giving it the lowest possible rating.

Still a cool app for older OS's, but if you have a problem you're on your own - don't expect help from the developer!
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Version 3.2.1
2 answer(s)
Sean-Smith
Sean-Smith
22 October 2016
There's a beta of version 3.3 that addresses the transparent fish issue, which is said to affect some newer Macs with Intel integrated graphics. See the forum posting here:

http://www.feldoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23513
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Pjot
Pjot
11 December 2018
Just downloaded and installed the beta of version 3.3 as mentioned by Sean-Smith and it does solve the problem of bizarre behaviour of the fish like transparency or partial visibility AND works fine in Mojave 10.14.2!
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Beamy
31 October 2013
Newest version is 3.2.1 :)
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Version 3.0.1
1 answer(s)
Beamy
Beamy
24 November 2013
Marine Aquarium 3.2.1 runs nicely on MacOS 10.7.5
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Mikebenda
25 July 2012
Nice when it works. Mountain Lion breaks this. Doubt there will be an update from this developer.
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Version 3.0.1
4 answer(s)
Hilbo60
Hilbo60
21 August 2012
Go to their site - http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquarium3x/ They have version 3.2 on there which works perfectly in Mountain Lion, it's a free update as well.
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Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
11 September 2012
Thanks Hilbo60 for the link...the link works, but it also reminded me to try the purchase-only link, and the gorgeous Marine Aquarium is now working great on my Mountain Lion machine! Much appreciated.
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H-a-l-
H-a-l-
11 December 2012
The Marine Aquarium APP seems to work with Mountain Lion, but the screensaver does not.
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H-a-l-
H-a-l-
11 December 2012
Belay my last. 3.2 screensaver does work.
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Mikebenda
10 July 2012
Current version seems to be 3.2 (on their website). I have 3.0.2, which runs fine on Lion. Does anyone know what the newer version offers for a $10 upgrade price?
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Version 3.0.1
1 answer(s)
Mikebenda
Mikebenda
10 July 2012
Ooops, it looks like the 3.2 version is for Windows only, which was not obvious until one digs around a bit. They could really use help on their circa 1998 website design.
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Vinkri
16 December 2011
Very nice screensaver. But hey, 20 bucks for a screensaver??? Please... For those who will ask: I got this one in a bundle... looks more like a freebie, to me.
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Version 3.0.1
Shk747
17 August 2011
5* but where is a new osX version ? we are in 2011 are you sleeping dear developer ?
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Version 3.0.1
2 answer(s)
Dlwhite
Dlwhite
23 October 2011
Has anyone tried this under OS 10.7? Does it work?
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Ozzpot
Ozzpot
14 December 2011
It works on 10.7 absolutely fine. I have been using it non-stop since 10.5. Currently on 10.7.2 and not a single issue. As for frequency of updates, the two Jims that make this, as talented as they are, either work very very slowly, or don't have the time to dedicate to this. If you post on the forums, it often takes weeks to get a reply. Months go by without any posts at all. Civilisations rise and fall, mountains are eroded by the wind between updates. It really is geological time, and that's not much of an exaggeration. Shame.
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Ok, so the image is gorgeous and it the software is stable. I have owned almost every version of this screen saver since it was released. Call me nuts, but the company logo, which apparently cannot be disabled, bugs the sh*t out of me! I thought the reason we pay for software is to avoid the annoying advertising.
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Version 3.0.1
1 answer(s)
Capitalj
Capitalj
14 April 2011
You can uncheck the company logo after adding another. I created a transparent png file with GraphicConverter, added to the list, unchecked the Serene Screen logo, set the default clock to "Logo", unchecked "Cycle clocks", and I get the crystal with no distractions.
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Clarusad
11 December 2010
Still not fully compatible with mac OS X (V° 10.6.5) : the screen saver module works normally, but not the application. And previous version (version 2) was nicer : more realistic !!!
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Version 3.0.1
$14.95

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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