Sunday, May 24, 2009

Falling Stuff 1.0b3, With Windows Support!

I just finished up a new beta verson of the Falling Stuff screensaver. Here's a list of additions and changes:

  • a Windows version is now available! Windows XP or higher is required. To note:

    • an OpenGL compatible video card and drivers are recommended for performance reasons, but isn't explicitly necessary. If you're unsure whether or not your computer supports this, just note that in this version of the screensaver, performance may be a bit slow. It varies from computer to computer. I have a few thoughts on how to go about addressing this, which I'm considering for future releases.

    • the installer includes an option for the "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable". This is a will install a set of shared libraries that help run apps written in Visual C++, namely this screensaver. :-)

  • for MacBook users, accelerometer-based gravity can now reverse accelerometer-based gravity along its X axis. Some MacBooks were interpreting a tilt to the right as a tilt to the left, and vice-versa. Enabling this option on these machines should cause gravity to go in the correct direction.

  • fixed a bug whereby some fallen objects wouldn't move if accelerometer-based gravity was enabled, and the laptop was tilted in a new direction.

  • prevented a bug in ball-dot drawing.

Download Falling Stuff for Mac OS X

Download Falling Stuff for Windows