Pyrotheque
Pyrotheque
1.2.0

4.9

Pyrotheque

Pyrotheque

1.2.018 January 2010

Fireworks screensaver.

Pyrotheque
$4.00
18 January 2010

4.9

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Pyrotheque

Pyrotheque

1.2.018 January 2010

Fireworks screensaver.

Overview

Pyrotheque... Were you a Mac user in the '80s, saving your Plus's screen from burn-in with tiny fireworks?

Pyrotheque revives the classic screen saver concept-adjusted for inflation. Colorful rockets burst into hundreds of sparks in front of a starry night sky. Plus: a retro-tastic "classic" mode sure to bring back memories.

What's new in Pyrotheque

Version 1.2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Pyrotheque

  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

3 Reviews

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15 August 2006

Most helpful

skyrocket is free and great looking why bother with this nonsense.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
15 August 2006
skyrocket is free and great looking why bother with this nonsense.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
2 answer(s)
dsandlerbe
17 August 2006
Skyrocket is nice, too. However, I find some of its 3D effects (for example, the constant swooping around of the camera) a little distracting. Pyrotheque has some great graphics and visual effects, but it's not trying to be flashy; I designed Pyrotheque to more accurately mimic the style and tempo of the original Mac fireworks screensaver: Pyro!, by Bill Steinberg and Steve Brecher. In particular, Pyrotheque's 1-bit mode is, for me, an awesome timewarp back to 1988. I hope others enjoy it too.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.1
Thus-spake-z
18 January 2010
I'd say that 'Skyrocket' is the most aesthetically appealing and sophisticated of the fireworks screensavers for Mac. If one finds the swooping around effect of the camera distracting, one can disable it by unchecking 'camera angle changes' in Skyrocket's options panel. Then, the effect is very much like Pyrotheque's. Pyrotheque, while rather simple , is not that bad. In fact, it's kinda nice. It's only US$4 and, if it floats your boat then go for it. But I find that Skyrocket satisfies me the most.
Like
Version 1.2.0
05 July 2006
So far, of all the Fireworks type screen savers for OSX, this is by far the best looking! My only suggestion would be some controls in the future for colours, smoke trails & some control over the amount of fireworks. But all in all, still the best of the lot, and keep up the great work!
Like
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
dsandlerbe
05 July 2006
Thanks for the suggestions. I wanted to keep Pyrothèque very simple to begin with, to avoid configuration overload for the user. Even so, an "expert mode" might not be out of the question. [files it away in the feature request pile]
Like
Version 1.0
04 July 2006
I like it, quite a lot. Very simple, yet very beautiful. And cheap, too.
Like
Version 1.0
$4.00

4.9

Category:

Utilities

Screen Savers

Developer Website:
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Downloaded & Installed 6,936 times

$4.00

4.9

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Utilities

Screen Savers

Developer Website:
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Downloaded & Installed 6,936 times

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3 Reviews

Rate this app:

15 August 2006

Most helpful

skyrocket is free and great looking why bother with this nonsense.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
15 August 2006
skyrocket is free and great looking why bother with this nonsense.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1
2 answer(s)
dsandlerbe
17 August 2006
Skyrocket is nice, too. However, I find some of its 3D effects (for example, the constant swooping around of the camera) a little distracting. Pyrotheque has some great graphics and visual effects, but it's not trying to be flashy; I designed Pyrotheque to more accurately mimic the style and tempo of the original Mac fireworks screensaver: Pyro!, by Bill Steinberg and Steve Brecher. In particular, Pyrotheque's 1-bit mode is, for me, an awesome timewarp back to 1988. I hope others enjoy it too.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.1
Thus-spake-z
18 January 2010
I'd say that 'Skyrocket' is the most aesthetically appealing and sophisticated of the fireworks screensavers for Mac. If one finds the swooping around effect of the camera distracting, one can disable it by unchecking 'camera angle changes' in Skyrocket's options panel. Then, the effect is very much like Pyrotheque's. Pyrotheque, while rather simple , is not that bad. In fact, it's kinda nice. It's only US$4 and, if it floats your boat then go for it. But I find that Skyrocket satisfies me the most.
Like
Version 1.2.0
05 July 2006
So far, of all the Fireworks type screen savers for OSX, this is by far the best looking! My only suggestion would be some controls in the future for colours, smoke trails & some control over the amount of fireworks. But all in all, still the best of the lot, and keep up the great work!
Like
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
dsandlerbe
05 July 2006
Thanks for the suggestions. I wanted to keep Pyrothèque very simple to begin with, to avoid configuration overload for the user. Even so, an "expert mode" might not be out of the question. [files it away in the feature request pile]
Like
Version 1.0
04 July 2006
I like it, quite a lot. Very simple, yet very beautiful. And cheap, too.
Like
Version 1.0