New Screensaver: Rainy Day

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  1. TheRandomDude macrumors newbie

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    Check out my new screensaver, keep in mind it only works in 10.5:

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    "Rainy Day is my first 10.5 Screensaver, and I'm taking full advantage of the new screen capture ability. Clouds form at the top of the screen, rain falls, and lightning hits randomly as the background slowly melts away."

    Download Here
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Much better than Concorde, really quite like it.

    I think the rain might need to be a bit more obvious and the clouds more diffuse but good job.
     
  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    I saw this on the Apple downloads page. Very interesting, I like the concept/idea.

    As said, a bit more definition on the raid and diffuse the clouds.

    Some things to consider:

    Option to change frequency of lightning
    Sound? (nothing like the sound of rain LOL)

    I actually downloaded it and tried it out, like I said, I like the concept.
     
  4. TheRandomDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, version 2 is on it's way right after I get my next screensaver out there. If only all my finals weren't due this week, I'd be able to get a lot more done a lot faster. Anyone else with critiques, please feel free to add them now.
     
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Cool deal man... take care of school first. The community can wait.
     
  6. TheRandomDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just released a new version with most all of the features you guys requested, the apple site isn't updated yet, but my blog has the link here:

    Rainy Day 2

    Added an installer package so that it's easier to add to your other screensavers.

    2 new cloud textures, classic version still there as well (but isn't the default).

    added Lighning, Rain and Cloudtype controls so that people can customize it however they want.

    Now if only my finals were such a breeze...
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Pretty cool!

    First screen saver I have downloaded


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Cool! :)

    Thanks for the update.
     
  9. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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  10. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I like the screen saver. I don't like the installer.
    The installer should place the screen saver file in "/Library/Screen Savers/", or "~/Library/Screen Savers/".
    Right now it's set to "/System/Library/Screen Savers/".
     
  11. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Nice work. I like how the rain sort of washes away whatever is on your screen.
     
  12. spooky mulder macrumors regular

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    sweet screen saver, I"m using it right now but there is no sound. What did I do wrong, or did you not include sound in second version?

    thanks for the screen saver anyways.
     
  13. TheRandomDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem is, many people don't have the "~/Library/Screen Savers" folder, I need to do more tests to see how I can check that it's there/create that folder. For now, it just installs it in the system folder with the other apple screen savers, I hope it isn't too much of a bother for the time being...

    Sound is sadly not supported in quartz very much at all. I'll be looking into dropping this composer document into an xcode project and adding sound effects, but for now it's just visual.
     
  14. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry to much, I managed to move it myself. ;)
     
  15. wilfried macrumors member

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    I just tried it, and it looks great. However, I seem to have a bug. When I activate it (by using the hot corner so far), half the screen blacks out. The clouds go all the way across the top, the left side shows my desktop, but the right side is black. I'm running a 24" alu iMac with Leopard. Any idea what the problem is?

    Thanks for work and generosity for giving it away!
     
  16. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    I get this same thing when I hit "Test" If I let it sit it seems to work ok. Still a pretty awsome screensaver.
     
  17. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet screensaver! Please keep us posted on any new ones from you...
     
  18. TheRandomDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Big resolutions tend to black out half the screen, but it's probably a problem on apple's side (I'll definitely be asking around to see if other screensavers using the screen capture ability are having similar problems).
     

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