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Burning Desktop Screensaver for Mac OS X

Version 1.1 for MAC OS X 10.3 or higher - 10/04/2009
Robert Bennett

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When you register the Burning Desktop Screen Saver, you get:
The full, registered, unrestricted version of one of the niftiest screensavers on the planet!
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!
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Release Notes

Well, I was stunned at just how popular the Desktop Puddle screensaver became. People seem to really love seeing their desktop effected by that weird watery effect. So I thought I'd stick with a similar theme, but move on to another of the elements: fire!

This one was a bit trickier. I've been spending all my time reading old fire demo tutorials from the VGA DOS days! Great stuff!

And this is what I came up with. The screen burns away with the niftiest flame I've seen since granny turned 203 and the candles on her cake caused a firestorm. This is definately one for all you pyromaniacs out there. Watching the flames dance around is truly hypnotic.

I've put in a few different burn styles, but the one that's set as default is probably my favourite. The background melt. Leave it for a while and come back and the effect is really cool, in my opinion anyway!

So this is another fairly simple, yet very effective lookin' screensaver. If it's popular, I'll see what I can do with the other elements too!


Version History

v1.1 - 10th April, 2009 - Update
Updated the screen grab code to capture multiple screens and other improvements.
Added option to have other images burn, not just your desktop.

v1.0.2 - 15th April, 2006 - Update
Added an option to let you choose the resolution of the screen grab. This will help people who are having problems with a lack of video memory.
Converted to a Universal Binary to work on both PowerPC and Intel Mac's.

v1.0.1 - 16th August, 2005 - Bugifx
Just a small bugfix version to fix something I did wrong!

v1.0 - 20th July, 2005 - Original Release
Your desktop catches fire and burns away in a variety of different burn styles!

Brought to you thru the endless magic of OpenGL!

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