What are some good (or great) mac screensavers?

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  1. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    Just curious if anyone knows of any. I was using Serene Screen Aquarium for awhile, but it started to bug me since it made the fans on my G5 constantly spin... I guess too much CPU usage.

    Can anyone recommend any? :)
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

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  3. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    I still think Flurry is one of the best. It didn't used to come with the system, I don't think, but it does now. Doesn't it?
     
  4. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    yup

    Marine Aquarium 2 is definately my favourite. seems a bit stupid to pay for a screensaver tho doesn't it?
     
  5. kwtneo macrumors newbie

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    fluid?

    fluid's pretty nice
    cpu intensive as well though...
    www.concepthouse.com

    i personally like red pill matrix
     
  6. The Deej macrumors newbie

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    I was looking for one

    I don't know if I'll ever find it. Maybe someone can help me out.

    It looks like you're swimming through an underwater cave. It looks gorgeous. It can't be free, but I'd like to know what it is nonetheless. Any ideas? Or anyone know where I could go to ask this question?
     
  7. medea macrumors 68030

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  8. medea macrumors 68030

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    also I just came across this site today, havnt tried the screensavers yet but they look pretty cool so far. http://loops.pardeike.net/


    nevermind, apperently you have to pay for them...
     
  9. Phazer80s macrumors regular

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    Here are my faves

    Here's a list I compiled for a friend new to the Mac world. Enjoy!

    Screen Savers:

    Here are links to my faves:

    Galaxy
    Gears
    More Gears
    SuperQuadrics
    - http://www.epicware.com/macosxsavers.html

    Helios
    Hypertorus
    StonerView
    - http://spazioinwind.libero.it/tpecorella/uselesssoft/software.htm

    Abstract Motion
    - http://www.syntheticblue.com/abstract.html

    Cubes
    - http://www.alefnot.com/projects/cubes/

    Euphoria
    - http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Euphoria.html

    Flocks
    - http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Flocks.html

    FluffyCubes
    - http://www.korruptor.demon.co.uk/screensavers.html

    Fluid
    - http://www.concepthouse.com/products/Fluid/

    Flux
    - http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Flux.html

    GLTerrain
    - http://www.tensten.net/glterrain.html

    IGS Twisted
    http://www.djbradanderson.com/twisted/

    iX Xirtram
    - http://illuminex.com/software/screensavers/xirtam.html

    Marine Aquarium
    - http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquariumx/

    Old Glory (replace the map graphic to whatever you want)
    - http://homepage.mac.com/mtrent/FileSharing.html

    Plasma
    - http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Plasma.html

    PlasmaTunnel
    - http://www.fruitz-of-dojo.de/php/download.php4?dlnr=1

    Rastafied
    - http://www.fruitz-of-dojo.de/php/download.php4?dlnr=4

    Red Pill
    (an alternative to ix Xirtram)
    - http://meta.ath0.com/software/

    SaveHollywood
    - http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/SaveHollywood.html

    SkyFly
    - http://www.dekorte.com/Software/OSX/ScreenSavers/

    SnowSaver
    - http://meta.ath0.com/software/

    SolarWinds
    - http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Solarwinds.html

    StormView
    - http://homepage.mac.com/takashi_hamada/Acti/MacOSX/StormView/index.html

    StreetCrossing
    - http://mapage.noos.fr/sensiblemedia/streetcrossing/uk3.htm

    TriVectus Warp Field
    - http://www.trivectus.com/DL.T?warp


    A list of OS X screen savers:
    - http://www.desktopper.net/screeneffect/index.htm


    To play screen savers on your desktop:
    (cool when showing your Mac to people)
    SaverLab
    - http://www.dozingcat.com/
     
  10. mangoman macrumors 6502a

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    Re: I was looking for one

    You're talking about Plasma Tunnel, I'll bet. Scroll down in this thread for a link...

    And you're right -- it's a beautiful, hypnotic, detailed screensaver. My all time OSX favorite.
     
  11. kjwebb macrumors regular

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    Flurry is my favourite mac (and Windows) screensaver.

    Other than flurry, I haven't seen many others.

    (and thats right I said Flurry for Windows, someone ported it to PC with the creator of flurry's permisson)
     
  12. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i always love these screensaver threads. :D

    i love iX Xirtam (a matrix code sort of screensaver, metioned twice already.)

    but what's the 'red pill Matrix' screesaver someone mentioned? sounds good.

    fluid is also a nice one, i'll have to get version 2. should run a bit better on my new PB than it did on my TiBook 667 :p

    oh, i just saw red pill in that massive list of links. i'll have to try that and plazma tunnel... :D
     
  13. mangoman macrumors 6502a

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    that red pill screensaver works well. Haven't ran it in 10.2.8 yet, but 2.6 works.
     
  14. starboard macrumors newbie

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    the aqua from loops looks pretty.
     
  15. cb911 macrumors 601

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    wow. there's some awesome screensavers at http://loops.pardeike.net/. they say that they only make you pay because the cost of hosting them got too much.

    someone correct me if i'm wrong, but to me it looks like they wouldn't mind if you could get them from somewhere else, it's just that they can't afford to host give it away for free. so does anyone know somewhere you could get them for free? i've had a quick look but couldn't find anything... :(
     
  16. alphaone macrumors 6502

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    Oh man fluid is so awesome!

    I wish I had found it earlier.

    I have a question for the people that use it. What is the best theme to use? What do you use?
     
  17. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Plasma Tunnel is my all time favourite!

    Edit: new link. This one should work (tnx to Phazer80s)
    Tnx for pointing that out, shadowfax.
     
  18. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    unfortunately, the download link to that is broken...
     
  19. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    You can also have your screensaver set as a desktop pattern. I for one like to set Beach and have it pan in and out. Very cpu intensive and I wouldn't recommend trying it if you've got less than 32mb of vram. Seems there's been some problems with it not working in 10.2.8 and some builds of 10.3 but no problems here so maybe it's isolated.

    Backlight:
    http://freshlysqueezedsoftware.com/products/freeware.fss
     
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  21. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Re: fluid?

    Same here.. I mean HERE
     
  22. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    My personal favorite is BreveWalker

    RedPill is also a great screensaver. I like it better than the other matrix screensaver, but both are retty good.
     
  23. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Holding Pattern is my favorite. It gives you various views from the window of a passenger jet.
     
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