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!


Anonymous said...

I like this screensaver except for the fact that the screens blinks white as it is about to begin. I find that too much every time the screensaver kicks in. Is there a way to change that to black?

David Ludwig said...

Hmm. What platform is this happening on (Mac or Windows)? If Windows, what version of Windows are you running?