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Version 1.1 for MAC OS X 10.3 or higher - 29/01/2008
UNIVERSAL BINARY VERSION
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When you register the Cupid's 3D Valentine's Day Screen Saver, you get:
The full, registered, unrestricted version of one of the niftiest screensavers on the planet!
A way to gaze at your Valentine (or simply someone you like to gaze at!) in a loving manner without having to stalk them and peep in their window!
No picture limits! The full version lets your slideshow display as many pics as you have in the folder, not just the same one over and over!
No nag screens! Nothing pops up at the start, nothing pops up in the corners, nothing pops up at all. All you get is the action!
But more importantly, you'll help support Useless Creations, which means I'll be able to keep developing nifty screen savers for Mac OS X!
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To get to the screen saver settings go to System Preferences, then Desktop
and Screen Saver, select this screensaver and slick on Options.
The following configuration options are available. (It is recommended that
you play with the options to find what runs best on your Mac and what you
think looks best):
Background Type: You can now select the type of background
that is displayed behind the floating hearts. You can set it to grab your
current screen, use your current wallpaper, which will load just your current
wallpaper as the background for the screen saver, use a blank coloured screen,
or display a slideshow of your images, which will load random images from
the path your provide. Using your current wallpaper, or loading a random image,
may actually make the screen saver run faster on some machines because the
image will be scaled down to a lower resolution, but when it grabs your current
screen it tried to keep it at your current resolution. So if you have speed
issues, try loading an image or using your wallpaper instead. Your Valentine
is the star of the show, so the slideshow is recommended. Please note that
there may be a slight pause as the screen saver loads each image.
Selected Background Colour: Click in the box to select the
colour you want the background to be if you have selected the blank background
or slideshow options as your background type.
Display Countdown To St. Valentine's Day: With this turned
on a countdown to February 14th of the current year will be displayed.
Path To Load Your Images From: Clicking this will open up
a dialog for you to select the folder that contains your jpg, gif and png
images that you want to be displayed in your slideshow. Remember in the trial
version only one of your pictures is displayed, but in the full version it
randomly changes them.
Delay Between Changing Images: Set's how long each picture
in the slideshow is displayed before it changes to another one. Please note
that in the trial version only 1 image is displayed, and then it switches
to an annoying message, so this option only has an effect in the full version.
Stretch Images To Fit Screen: With this turned on the pictures
in the slideshow will be sized to cover the screen (while maintaining the
correct aspect ratio), with this turned off the pictures will be displayed
in their normal size in the centre of the screen.
Number of Hearts: Set how many hearts are floating around
the screen. Setting this lower may speed up the screensaver on slower machines.
Transparent Hearts: With this turned on the hearts will be
partially see-thru, so you can see the background pictures through them. Turning
this off means the hearts will be solid, and can speed up the screensaver
on slower machines.
Allow Collisions: Turn this on if you want the hearts to
bounce off each other. Turning this off means they will go through each other,
and it may run faster on slower machines with it turned off.
Selected Heart Colour: Click the box to bring up a colour
selection dialog that lets you choose what colour you want the hearts to be.
Random Shades of Pink/Red: This overrides the above setting
and displays the hearts in random shades of pink and red.
HOW DO I DISPLAY MY IMAGES?
It's easy! Put all the jpg, gif and png files you want to display in a folder
somewhere on your Mac and remember where you put them.
Now go to the screensaver settings as explained above.
Once on the settings screen for Cupid's 3D Valentine's Day Screensaver, select
"Slideshow of Your Images" from the drop down box labelled Background
Type. Then the Slideshow Options below will be activated. Now click the big
button next to "Path To Load Your Images From:".
A dialog box will open up that lets you select a folder. Find the folder
with your images in and select it. Then click Open.
And that's it. If you have selected a folder with the correct type of images
in it (jpg, gif or png) the screensaver will now display them. You can now
set the picture delay and other options to whatever you like!
The idea is to display images of your Valentine, but displaying images of
Angelina Jolie or the Queen of England is also acceptable. You can basically
display whatever you like.
Please Note: In the trial version, only 1 of your images will be displayed,
but in the full version it will randomly display any of the images in the
selected folder. There may be a slight pause as each image is loaded.
A while back I had a lot of people asking me to make them a nice, sappy Valentine's
Day screensaver, but at the time I was busy working on other stuff,
so I never got it done. A year later I had what I think is a pretty cool idea,
I made a really cute 3D Cupid, and I decided I no longer had any excuse not
to make a good Valentine's Day screensaver. And here it is on the Mac!
Cupid flies around shooting 3D hearts. It sounds more simple than it was
to make, believe me! But I also figured that the real star of Valentine's
Day isn't Cupid, it's whoever you happen to have as your Valentine. So I've
made it so you can display images in the background of the screensaver, with
the action happening in front of them (see instructions above). It could also
be used to display your collection of ACDC images, if you're a fan of ACDC.
Or images of the person your stalking. Or even better, images from your wedding.
Or anything else you want!
As always, if you spot any bugs let me know.
v1.1 - 29th January, 2008 - Leopard Update
Added Screen Grab Detail option so if you have problems with the screen grab background you can set it to a lower resolution so it uses less memory.
Leopard (OS X 10.5) and some older versions will give the screensaver a black screen to capture when the screensaver password option is turned on. The screensaver now attempts to detect this and display your wallpaper image instead, so that you don't just get the black screen OS X is trying to display!
v1.0.2 - 23rd January, 2007 - Bug fix
Fixed the problem with loading images that have upper case file extensions.
v1.0.1 - 26th January, 2006 - Universal Binary
I have re-written and re-built this as a Universal Binary. It should work
on PowerPC Mac's running OS X 10.3 or higher, and now Intel Mac's aswell.
v1.0 - 6th January, 2006 - Original Mac Release
Realtime 3D display featuring Cupid shooting arrows at 3D hearts.
Option to display images of your loved one in the background.
Option to display your current desktop in the background.
Load of other configurable options.
Countdown timer to Valentine's Day.
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