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October 7th, 1999

[9:00 AM] Setting Sun Screen Saver Updated

Dair Grant has released an update to the ultramodern screen saver, Setting Sun. Version 1.2 includes bug fixes and enhances compatibility while introducing some new features. According to Dair Grant:

Setting Sun is a modern application based screen saver, which uses plug-ins to draw interesting images when your computer is idle and provides password protection if required.

Setting Sun includes a wide range of high-end 3D plug-ins, ideal for an iMac, iBook, Blue & White G3, or G4 (but older Macs are fully supported).

It requires a PowerPC based Mac, QuickTime, System 7.5 or later, and both QuickDraw 3D and OpenGL for running 3D faders.

Changes for 1.2 include:

  • Five new faders (Collage, Dim, HAL 9000, Matrix, and Typewriter)
  • New "Darth Maul" mode for Yum fader
  • New Random Fader to switch faders automatically
  • New smooth gamma fade when screen saver activates
  • Compatibility with Mac OS 9
  • Menu bar clock now updates if password set
  • Added control over CPU usage, AppleScript support, and FPS counter
  • Improved fade and wake behavior for badly behaved apps
  • Several minor bug fixes (see release notes for details)

Setting Sun is available as shareware for US$20. You can find more information at the Setting Sun web site.

Purple Shark Software



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