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Version 1.1 for Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - 11/09/2007
UNIVERSAL BINARY VERSION
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REGISTER NOW FOR JUST US$7.50!
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. You'll also
be able to download additional currencies! 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!
for all the details.
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):
Displayed Currency: Here is where you select which of the
installed currencies you want to be displayed. If you'd like a mix of all
the available currencies, select "Mix Currencies".
Viewing Angle: This option lets you select how you see the
falling notes. Front On means they will fall from top to bottom of the screen,
Top Down means they will fall away from the camera, and Bottom Up means they
will fall towards the camera. Selecting Random Rotation will mean the view
rotates around randomly in 3D.
Randomly Zoom In On Notes: Turn this on to randomly zoom
in and see a close up of one of the falling notes.
Size Of Notes: You can set how big you want the money to
be with this option.
Amount Of Notes: This is where you set how many notes are
Show Clock: If this is on the current time will be displayed
in the middle of the screen.
12 Hour Mode Clock: For those of you who can't work out what time 17:23 is,
you can now switch this on and get the time displayed in 12 hour mode.
Clock Size: Lets you set how big the clock is on screen.
Display On Primary Monitor Only: If you have more than one display attached to your
Mac, you can select this to make it only display the screensaver on the main display.
Restore Default Settings: Click this to reset all the screensaver settings to what
they were when you installed it.
Downloading New Currencies
(Full Registered Version Only)
To get to the download screen, click on the "Download Currencies"
tab on the screen saver Options screen. With the trial version, all you can
do on this screen is check which currencies are available. With the registered
version you can actually download them, all you need to do is follow the steps
on screen. Closing the settings sheet while any downloads are in progress
will cancel the current download, and of course, you need to be connected
to the internet to be able to download new currencies.
After downloading a currency, the screen saver needs to be restarted for
the new currency to be available.
If your local currency isn't available, but you'd like to see it added, let
me know. I'll do my best to add as many as possible.
The button at the bottom lets you set where the downloaded currency files
are kept on your machine. The screen saver will create a default
directory for you when it runs, however you are welcome to change
it. Remember though, if you change the directory the screen saver
will not be able to find any currencies in the previous directory,
and you will need to give any users who are going to use the screen
saver permission to at least read from the folder so they can
use the data files, and they will need write permission if you
want to allow them to download currencies aswell.
Some of the additional currencies currently available are (US
Dollars and Australian Dollars are included with the screen saver):
New Zealand Dollars
Hong Kong Dollars
Saudi Arabian Riyal
South African Rand
After the great response to my first Mac OS X released, I figured I'd better
keep going. I got a lot of nice emails from people saying how thankful they
were that I'd finally started doing stuff for the Mac, which was a good change
the usual emails I get abusing me about my choice of shoes.
So I looked at which of my screen savers have been most popular, and this
one definately stands out. I first released Moolah! about 4 years ago, and
it's been consistantly popular ever since.
This version is probably the best yet, and has a feature I never managed
to get working under Windows, but which works nicely on the Mac. You can actually
download new currencies straight from the settings screen. It's so much better
than having to release separate downloads for each file and then explain how
to install them, so I'm really hoping it works as well for everyone else as
it does for me!
I've made a few changes to the screen saver display, but it hasn't changed
much since the day I first wrote this thing. Basically, money floats down
the screen and you sit there drooling like a mental patient.
This is a shareware release, and the additional currencies only work with
the full version.
So if you'd like to register, you can get the full version straight away here:
This is only my second Mac OS X release, so there may be bugs. If you
spot any, let me know! Feedback is always welcome.
If you're looking for the Windows version, it's available with all the other
stuff on the website.
v1.1 - 11th September, 2007 - Update
Updated the currency download system to make it faster with smaller downloads.
A few tweaks n fixes behind the scenes.
v1.0.4 - 21st March, 2006 - Update
Updated to be a Universal Binary so that it will now run on any Intel or PowerPC
Mac running OS X 10.3 or higher.
v1.0.3 - 19th November, 2005 - Update
Old version was using my old code, so I've updated the guts of this thing
and it should now run better.
v1.0.2 - 26th May, 2005 - Bugfix
Problems with System Prefs randomly crashing should now be fixed. However, it was so random it's hard to tell...
Problems with some people downloading currencies and getting the wrong filenames (so they didn't work) should also be fixed. Not a problem I've been able to re-create, but I've re-written it so it shouldn't happen.
v1.0.1 - 23rd May, 2005 - Minor Bug Fix
Found a few little bugs that I didn't like, and hopefully fixed them.
v1.0 - 21st May, 2005 - Original Mac Release
Ported by me from my Moolah! 3D Money Screensaver for Windows.
Money floats around the screen in 3D.
Includes US Dollars, and Australian Dollars.
Many more currencies available to download straight from the Settings screen (full registered version only).
Brought to you thru the endless magic of OpenGL!