Friday, June 03, 2011

Falling Stuff 1.0b6 for Mac and Windows

I have a new beta of the Falling Stuff screensaver ready to go for both Mac and Windows. Here's what's new:
  • made lines a bit wider, which should help remove jagged edges.
  • improved performance on Macs.
  • added an experimental, screen-blanking battery saver mode for laptops. If enabled, this'll put the screensaver into a low-power mode when the computer is unplugged. Nothing will get displayed while in low-power mode, but the battery won't be unnecessarily drained either. Plugging the power back in will resume the screensaver. This option is turned off by default and can be turned on in the screensaver's options menu.
  • new Windows installer (exciting, I know ;-) )
Regarding the Mac version, I did have a chance to test it out on a preview release of Mac OS X Lion and it ran great!

Basic information on the screensaver, including installation instructions and a list of configurable options, can be found in its docs. Here's a link to an online copy:
Finally, here are the download links:
I hope y'all enjoy it!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Falling Stuff 1.0b4 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, I've released Beta 4 of the Falling Stuff screensaver. For now, this is a Mac only release, as the only new feature is that the screensaver has is that it's been updated to work on Snow Leopard.

Download Falling Stuff for Mac OS X

To install:

  1. Download and extract the zip file.
  2. Double-click on the extracted, "Falling Stuff.saver" file. This should open Mac OS X's System Preferences app, which'll ask if you want to install it.
  3. Choose "Falling Stuff" from the list of screen savers to preview it and/or use it as the main screensaver.

Feedback much welcomed! I'm especially curious to know if it runs ok on the computers of others. If so, I may re-release this version as 1.0 final.