NOVA

Author: Jason Giles
Publisher: Chaotic Software
Category: Screen Savers
Shared by: that-ben
On: 2016-03-18 14:04:08
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2016-03-18 14:09:31
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  • Spizzy module 
  • NOVA settings window 
  • SpiroBlast module 
  • Flux Capacitor module 
  • Ground Zero module 
  • Symmetry module 

What is NOVA?

NOVA is a screensaver suite (similar to AfterDark) that does not rely on a system extension nor a control panel to work.  Instead, NOVA launches a tiny application in the background (you cannot see it) serving as the screensaver launcher when the computer is idle.  This proves to be more stable with the rest of the extensions and control panels in the operating system and this uses very little RAM while you're using your computer.  Each module is an application that is launched and quit when the time comes.  NOVA can also protect your computer by asking a password when waking up after the screensaver.

NOVA also had a SDK that you could use to develop your own modules.  *** If anybody finds that archive, please upload it here :-)

NOVA 3.1 comes with 26 "saverlets" which are its screensaver modules:

Cinedome
Clock
Colorwave
Connect The Dots
Flux Capacitor
Fortune Cookie
Fuji Apples
Gravity Sucks
Ground Zero
Heart Monitor
Kaleidoscope
Marquee
Moving Pictures
Niardnom
Off The Air
Oscilloscope
Radar
SimpleBlack
SpiroBlast
Spizzy
Spotlight
Sublimation
SunCups
Swarms
Symmetry
TelePrompt-R

 


Download NOVA for Mac

NOVA_3.1_PPC_Installer.sit (1.08 MiB / 1.13 MB)
NOVA v3.1 installer for PPC / compressed w/ Stuffit
8 / 2016-03-18 / cd5abb9b4fbe8906b8203d66b4503353db16d331 / /


Architecture


IBM PowerPC



Compatibility notes

Architecture: PPC only

At least 2MB of free RAM is recommended (depending on the module; some require less)

 


Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II






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