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Trying to remember aquarium screensaver

I *may* have mentioned this before but a long time ago, my grandfather had a Mac LC (along with different books and pirated software that unfortunately disappeared a number of years ago), and one of the many things that was on the LC (not on the disks) was an aquarium screensaver. I'm not sure if the background was black or blue, and while the aquarium-themed AfterDark screensaver could've been it, there's still one thing that I haven't seen that would prove or disprove the real thing. Every once in a while, a small stick figure in the back with a "concrete shoe" would fall in the background, which AfterDark doesn't seem to have.

Other than that, you could still adjust the frequency of all fish appearing.

Does anyone know of the screensaver I'm referring to? I'd love to see it again.

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I know the screensaver you're referring to... I think it was just called "Aquarium 2.0" or something like that. It used to get installed on demo machines in stores that sold Macs. I haven't seen it in decades, although I did go hunting for it about 12 years ago, without any luck.

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It's called Fish!

I came across it today when looking at some compilation CD's. I see that it's here at the MG, too.

I added some screenshots of it over there. You can see the figure with the concrete boot in 3 of the shots.

It works well in System 6 on Mini vMac II in 256 colors.

adespoton's picture
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Yeah; that's the one I was thinking of too Smile

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That's it! Thank you!