Why SystemSaver | What's
New | Screenshots | Requirements
you've ever used BeOS, you probably have seen the Blanket screen
saver. The screen saver displays the BeOS system icons randomly
on the screen. That was pretty neat, and we decided something like
that should be available on the Mac. So in traditional AlkSoft fashion,
we've brought you SystemSaver! SystemSaver randomly displays the
Mac system icons in the System suitcase somewhat like the way Blanket
SystemSaver development is driven
by user input. If you've got feature requests or but reports, please
send us an email at systemsaver at alksoft dot com.
This screen shows you how long your Mac has been idle,
and it allows you to activate the screen saver immediately.
SystemSaver looks something like this when it activates.
The screen blacks out and random system icons are displayed.
SystemSaver will run on just about
anything. You'll need at least a 68020, and it will run on any
processor up through the G5. We've tested SystemSaver on a PowerBook
Duo 280c (68LC040) under OS 8 and several Power Macintosh class
computers on various versions of OS 8 and OS 9 as well as Classic
in OS X. SystemSaver is a fat binary, so the same application
runs on 68k Macs and PowerPC Macs alike.
SystemSaver looks best with 256
greys, 256 colors, or better. It will work in 16 greys or 16
colors. It will even work with fewer colors, but anything less
than 16 greys and all you'll see is a black screen when the
screen saver activates.
SystemSaver requires the IdleTime
extension to support automatic sleeping. You can get IdleTime
from this website.
(You probably already have it if you run AOL Instant Messenger
or UserLand Frontier.)
SystemSaver will take at least
3 MB of RAM and 2 MB of disk space.
is a 1.1 MB download. It comes as a Stuffed and binhexed file
to download! (Stuffit Expander 5 or later required.)