Open source Flash screensaver

23 September 2008
19 Comments →

As promised ages ago, I have posted the source code I am using to wrap the Mac Flash screensaver version of Word Clock. It’s extremely basic right now and you’ll need XCode, Flash and programming knowledge to use it. Please contribute by fixing bugs and generally making it better…

Update: moved onto github

http://github.com/simonheys/macflashscreensavermaker/

Instructions


Comments

19 comments so far
Leave a comment →

Hey Simon that’s really cool :) I’ll take a look at it…
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Julien Vignali
23 September 2008

1


i am sorry for being daft but where is the actual code?

nitzan
25 September 2008

2


thanks, i never really understood that way of sharing open source code.

i need to become a member of a project in order to actually be able to download a zip , right?

thanks for sharing nonetheless, might use this with my colour me bad project

nitzan
25 September 2008

4


Open source wtf.

Rasmus
13 October 2008

5


@rasmus : wtf wtf?

nitzan
13 October 2008

6


Posted new version, now works with Snow Leopard.

Simon Heys
28 December 2009

7


Thanx very much :)

Andros
29 December 2009

8


Now moved onto github which is a lot easier to maintain (and looks nicer).

Simon Heys
3 January 2010

9


Any chance of a bit of really basic how you use (outline the steps) documentation. Dont need a major book about it but just point us in the right direction.

Thanks for the great reasource…

Monkey
13 January 2010

10


Hi monkey – I intend to write something at some point…

Simon Heys
13 January 2010

11


Nice one – even just outline what has to happen for us noobs ith some background would rock – thanks again for releasing this. :)

Monkey
13 January 2010

12


Added some basic instructions to the wiki page on github…

Simon Heys
17 January 2010

13


Many thanks :)

Monkey
17 January 2010

14


Hi Simon, thanks for sharing your screensaver maker project. I just used it for an app I made that, coincidentally, is also a clock. http://itsaclock.flamjam.com/

I’ve put the beta version of the clock up at http://bit.ly/itsass if you’d like to take a look.

Are you familiar with a technique that would allow the screensaver to work on OS X versions older than Snow Leopard?

I thought you’d saved me the cost of upgrading Screentime (again) but methinks I may need it for the legacy Mac peeps.

Thanks again, and keep up the great work,
Hoss.

Hoss Gifford
20 September 2010

15


Hi Hoss – I’ll take a look later but the code should work on any MacOS that supports WebKit. You might need to change the build settings to create a build compatible with older OS. Have a go and let me know how you get on.

Simon Heys
21 September 2010

16


Thanks Simon. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Best, Hoss.

Hoss Gifford
21 September 2010

17


Hello, I was looking for an affordable solution for update the screensavers that I created with Flash and SWF2Saver 2 Pro and unfortunately are not compatible with Mac OS 10.6. I found your “Macflashscreensavermaker” and it works perfectly fine for the first, but not for those who follow (they all have the same animation as the first). Is there an easy solution that I can set implemented, I am a graphic designer, Francophone, and only know a few bits of programing.

Christian Dirrix
10 May 2011

18


Hi Christian – Not sure what your problem is, the code works fine for me. Sorry I can’t provide better support.

Simon Heys
15 May 2011

19


Leave a comment

(required)
(will not be published) (required)