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Ultimate Mac OS X HD Screensaver Collections

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Guides on emulating older applications

Mac OS X Screensavers, Collections, each collection has something for both PowerPC and intel.

1st DL - were either freeware or purchased downloads between 2009 and 2010 for OSX (Universal Binary) Tiger 10.4 or later, "a personal collection of the best". The non-free ones are with codes provided. This has 27 titles in total, but the following 6 titles require OSX Leopard 10.5 or higher : "Desktop Tiles", Filigree, "Ignis Fatui", Strands, Snow/aka "Scattered Flurries", and "Random Extra". See also the MG page "Pixel City" for another great saver that needs Leopard 10.5 or higher.

2nd DL - has 14 screensaver titles (+5 re-releases) geared for "early" pre-Tiger OSX, though some of these can run on intel cpus and Snow Leopard or higher. All are freeware, except 'Walker' is a shareware demo-version. The program names here are:
"Solar Winds" - OSX 10.2.8 or less.
"iPodMini Walker" - OSX 10.3.9 or less.
"Enjoy Milk", "Field Lines", "Helios", "Skyrocket" - all Universal Binaries OSX 10.3.9 or more.
"Obscure Movement" (aka Abstract Motion), "Explosive Reflected", "VisionSynth 2.0" - OSX 10.4.0 or more.
"Electropaint OSX", "Lattice", "Red Pill", "Stoner View", "X-Saver" - EVERY PPC-OSX.

3rd DL - collection of Apple-distributed quartz compositions for Tiger and Leopard &up. These nifty savers all can be found in Apple's developer tools as qtz files many of you didn't even know are savers or you don't frequent the tools enough to have found these.

Other early-OSX (& sometimes compatible with later OSX!) screensaver pages are here on macintoshgarden:
* Hotel Gadget
* IGS Twisted
* Plasma Tunnel
* Strat Wars
* System 47

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

OSX screensavers (.saver files and .qtz files) can be copied to your "Library/Screen Savers/" folder, or double-click each one to auto-install it. Then use System Preferences to activate (try) them one at a time.
Quartz composition files (ending in .qtz) always require OSX Tiger at a minimum, and often need OSX Leopard or higher.


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by SkyCapt - 2017, December 6 - 6:09pm

You're not seeing things, those ARE flying 3D doughnuts in screenshot #2. Observe that they are FROSTED AND WITH SPRINKLES. I've added even more savers to the download #2.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, September 26 - 4:18am

the RandomExtra.saver didn't work for me in PPC Tiger Nor Leopard, is it broken? or needs osx 10.6?

I made the 2nd download. There aren't many osx savers on mg right now, compared to how many exist, most are rubbish I know, and I'm not fond of the ones that harm rather than save CRT displays. I'd hate to see each mediocre screensaver get its own page here... so another bundle sounds good, and of course there are a few gems well enough to have their own pages...

My favs from dL1 are the Canyon Flight (the leading screenshot), it animates supersmooth ! Sea Storm, Aqua (Aquarium), and all eight Planet Surveys - ponder Pluto's absence - totally excellent. Good idea if you (also) put their Planet reg codes into their File Info comments, and registering planets needs a user name, blank doesn't work, so I put in the name "Lrrr" Crazy

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by MadMac - 2015, December 5 - 2:03am

thanks a lot, i used to get some of their uselesscreations years ago... lol