View Full Version : Mr. Sparkle! Screen Saver 1.5 Install Help

16th September 2005, 11:45 PM
I tried to install the Mr. Sparkle! Screen Saver 1.5 according o the instructions in the DMG, saying to "Copy to [the file "Mr Sparkle! 1.5.qtz" screen saver folder to begin lucky best screen saving happiness" but it doesn't say *which* screen saver folder, it could be:
1) Macintosh HD/Library/Screen Savers
2) Macintosh HD/System/Library/Screen Savers

Screen Saver @ http://home.comcast.net/~jeff.ulicny/softw...reensavers.html (http://home.comcast.net/~jeff.ulicny/software/screensavers.html)

The 2nd folder above has the screen savers that come with OS X in it.

I moved the screen saver to both locations and it didn't turn up in Sys Prefs!! Any advice on how to get this working?

DMG screenshot: http://files.photojerk.com/dlgkhjflkhdfglkjhdflkjhgk/not_so_sparkly.jpg

16th September 2005, 11:56 PM
Not sure if you have to but have you tried logging out or restarting?


17th September 2005, 12:55 AM
you may already know (i apologise if so), but u need tiger to run that, if u don't already. otherwise i don't know.

17th September 2005, 07:28 AM
Have your tried putting it in ~/Library/Screen Savers (~ means home directory, which is the little house with your name next to it)

/System/Library/Screen Savers will allow any user to use the screensaver and will be placed in the top section of the screensaver list in system prefs.

~/Library/Screen Savers will only allow the local user to use the screen saver and will be placed in the middle section of the screen saver list.

Like downsys said, you will need Tiger for this to work.

17th September 2005, 08:34 AM
Oops, I should've known.....I'm running OS 10.3.9...dammit

I didn't try logging out or restarting (it didn't tell me to do that, did it? grrrrrrr)

Can't be bothered now.

I think I'll get Tiger.

17th September 2005, 09:37 AM
Yep, the site specifically states "Mac OS X 10.4 or higher required". This is because the screensaver uses Quartz Composer, which is Tiger-only.