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Pretty Cool With Marine Acquarium
Authored by: monickels on Aug 24, '02 12:21:29PM

The Marine Acquarium screen saver from Serene Screen at http://www.serenescreen.com/ looks fantastic. It's a huge speed hog, though. Looks like most of the processor is used by the Window Manager when the screen saver is running, rather than by the screen saver itself.



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Pretty Cool With Marine Acquarium
Authored by: JoseyWales on Aug 27, '02 09:40:20AM

Agreed - the Aquarium looks absolutely great (if a little distracting...).

It's using about 25% of my CPU (Dual 1GHz QuickSilver, GeForce 4 Titanium, 2 x Apple 17" LCD), although it's not quite as smooth as when it's just running as a screensaver...



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Pretty Cool With Marine Acquarium
Authored by: rcombes2000 on Sep 11, '02 01:16:26PM

By not quite as smooth what FPS do you mean?

I've tried running Marine Aquarium in on a Quicksilver Dual 1 GHz, GeForce 4 Titanium, 1.5 GB, 3 screen (2x 21" and 1x 17" LCD) and get appallingly low FPS (~4 fps) when using it as a background. I've tried having it run on just one monitor with most of the fish off but it still chokes.

However, normal screen saver mode works fine (25-30 FPS) with the aquarium displaying on all three monitors with the maximum number of fish.

- Roland Combes



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