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A Horribly 3D Halloween Screensaver for Mac OS X

Version 1.2 for MAC OS X 10.3 or higher - 02/10/2006
Robert Bennett

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Ever since I started making screensavers for Windows, I've had requests for Mac versions. So I decided to go and buy a Mac so I could make Mac OS X screensavers for you guys. Problem is, the Mac cost me a fair amount of cash. So I've made this screensaver shareware. It's only US$7.50 to register and get rid of all the nags that pop-up, and all the intro banners at the start. But more importantly, you'll help support Useless Creations, which means I'll be able to port more of my Windows screensavers to work under OS X, including my other shareware and some of the very cool FREE ones.

So register now to get the full version, help me pay for my Mac, and look forward to more cool 3D screensavers in the future!

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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):

Play Selected Background Music: Turn this on if you want spooky music playing in the background, then select which music you want from the drop down box on the right. You can also select to have the screen saver play the tunes at random.
Kid Arrival Delay: This lets you set how long of a delay there is between new kids entering the cemetery.
Maximum Kids At Once: This sets how many kids are in the cemetery at the same time. Turning this down may speed things up if you have a slow machine.
Ghost Arrival Delay: This sets how often the ghosts climb out of their graves!
Maximum Ghost At Once: This sets how many ghosts are are on the hunt for candy at a time. Turning this down may speed things up if you have a slow machine.
Number Of Bats: Here you can set how many bats are flying overhead
Display Countdown To Halloween: Turn this on if you'd like the screensaver to countdown to October 31st, that way you know how long you have to wait before you can go trick or treating!
Enable Ghostly Glow Lighting: Turning this on means the ghosts will emit a spooky green glow as they roam around the cemetery!

Release Notes

A while back now, I decided I'd try and do a good, original, 3D Halloween screen saver for Windows. The idea is that the kids are on their way home and take a shortcut through a graveyard, the ghosts happen to be a little more active than usual on this night tho, and emerge from their graves to chase the kids and steal their candy. I haven't seen anything like this before, so I'm hoping you all enjoy it.

When I came to convert this thing to the Mac, I thought about making a few changes to the kids and the ghosts etc, but as I sat watching it, I decided I still love it the way it is. The key thing about this screen saver, if you ask me, is that it's fun. And really, what's more important than that??

This was great fun to make. I had a ball making all the different costumes for the kids to wear and all that. I didn't get to include everything I wanted, so maybe I'll do an update next year when I have more time. Ofcourse if you register now, you will be more than welcome to free updates to this screen saver if and when they become available.

There's also a selection of spooky background music, and bats flying overhead, in this version. So it's the complete halloween screen saver experience! Or something like that anyway. If you spot any bugs, please let me know!


Version History

v1.2 - 2nd October, 2006 - Update
Decided I'd like to do a big of a facelift, so I've updated the tombstones and added more variety.

v1.1 - 12th August, 2006 - Update
Converted to a Universal Binary to work on all Mac's using OS X 10.3 or higher.
Fixed a potential problem with drawing properly on multiple screens.
Many bugfixes behind the scenes.

v1.0 - 15th September, 2005 - Original Release
Kids take a shortcut thought the cemetery on their way home from trick or treating.
Ghosts emerge from their graves to steal the candy the kids have collected.
Heaps of different costumes for the kids including Harry Potter, Buffy, Yoda, and Halloween favourites such as Pirates, Skeletons and Witches.
Optional spooky background music!
The ghosts glow, just to creep you out!
Bats fly overhead... creepy!
Countdown to Halloween, so you know how long til you can go Trick or Treating!

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