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Void

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#1
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Void_1_7.zip (82.72 KB)
For Mac OS X
#2
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Void_1_9.zip (97.61 KB)
For Mac OS X
#3
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Void_1_2.zip (79.35 KB)
For Mac OS X
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A screensaver for OS X, it uses your screen image to perform one of six built-in animations : "Drop down", "Do circles", "Spin in", "Falling parts", "Reptiles", "Rolling CRT".

One special thing about this saver is it performs complicated unique animations when LEAVING savermode. I didn't know OS X ScreenSavers could, because when I request an end to savermode I expect immediate obedience and had always gotten it in other savers. But here, the first 4 Void effects are most pronounced with animations when leaving, in that they animate a fast undoing of how the animation began. It's a sight to behold! "Drop down" will spring back up when you end it. "Spin in" didn't seem named right, because it spins out or spins away when you start it, however, it does "Spin in" when you end it Smile.

Void had required online registration to modify your program copy, it appears. Otherwise there is an annoying 'watermark' displayed. Void was later released as freeware in 2009, but the free version 1.9 no longer works in Tiger OS (free v1.9 does work in Leopard). This dL #1 is version 1.7 that Tiger can use, however, it is unregistered. The authors are "no longer accepting registrations". Need here: someone to supply/upload their registered copy or passcode of v1.7 for Tiger.

Download 3 is a much older v1.2 that can run in OSX Panther (10.3.5 tested), maybe lesser OSX too, but it's unregistered and might have some bugs and it lacks that sixth "Rolling CRT" effect Sad. It also lacks those 'reverse' animations.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Universal Binaries:
v1.9 needs Leopard or higher, NO registration necessary.
v1.7 needs Tiger or Leopard (maybe 10.3.9 could work but didn't test it).
v1.2 works in Panther 10.3.5 but not in 10.2.8 Jaguar.

Void looks like a hog of the VRAM. On my hardware 64MB Radeon (9600) and a screen resolution of 1920x1200xMillions there is intermittent garbage video with Void v1.7-1.9 but not if I lessen my display resolution. I imagine graphics cards with 128MB or more VRAM will play clean 1080p. Void v1.2 plays clean with me already.