Third Party Screensaver

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nihil Obstat, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Nihil Obstat macrumors newbie

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    I tried using a couple third party screensavers. Followed the instructions by dragging the .saver file into the screensaver folder in my library, but cannot retrieve the screensaver itself in system preferences. Any advice?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you running Snow Leopard on a 64-bit CPU? I'd so are the .savers 64-bit. If not that's your problem...
     
  3. Nihil Obstat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, which one is the not-new-anymore OS? That's what I'm using.
     
  4. Nihil Obstat thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Screensaver packages should open and install automatically if you double click on them.

    Otherwise, the screensaver framework is 64 bit in SL, so if the developer doesn't offer a specifically "Snow Leopard compatible" version, chances are it won't work.

    Additionally, if the saver is open source, and you are handy with Xcode, it's really quite simple to make a 64 bit build yourself.
     

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