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Old 11-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Marine Aquarium 3.3 in Beta

Please download at http://www.orderndev.com/downloads/M...arium3_3b1.dmg

This build will automatically pull your MA 3 keycode for its own use, but it will keep its own preferences separate from MA 3.2, so you should be able to use both at the same time.

From the ReadMe file in the disk image:

"What’s New in Marine Aquarium 3.3
Upgraded to add OpenGL Core Profile support to address “transparent fish” issue on some newer Macs with Intel integrated graphics. Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
New feather dusters

Known Issues
1. The “Show FPS” option does not work. The text message in the aquarium showing the frames per second measurement is not displayed.
2. The fade between two backgrounds does not work. The new background “snaps” into place at the end of the transition. The foreground lighting transition does occur correctly."

Feedback is appreciated. Please include what OS and what machine you have.

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Old 11-25-2014, 12:31 AM   #2
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3.3 works great, some questions...

Hello,

Long time Mac user of MA here. Love the app.

Had some difficulty running 3.2 on a Mac Mini (Mid 2010 2.4Ghz intelCore Duo, 4GB RAM, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256MB) running Yosemite (10.10.1)

Installed 3.2 last week, was running fine. Today, I get a blank screen when the App is running (menu bar shows Marine Aquarium running but none of the app windows show?) Do not know what, if anything, changed to induce this - did not install or make changes to the system other than OS updates.

I wanted to completely uninstall but cannot - your uninstall instructions are our of date. Specifically step 2: "Drag /Library/Preferences/com.prolific.ScreenSaver.MarineAquarium3-3.plist to trash"

There is NO com.prolific.ScreenSaver.MarineAquarium.* in /Library/Preferences.

Removing the app and the .saver did not appear to remove the installation. I wonder where you end up storing the .plist file under Yosemite.

Looking for solutions in the forum - I ended up discovering the 3.3 beta - and installed it. Works great!

Still NO com.prolific.ScreenSaver.MarineAquarium.* in /Library/Preferences but 3.3 seems happy - so you appear to be digging the key from somewhere.

Can you please update full removal instructions for OS X 10.10? Or provide an "uninstall" app in the .dmg that does whatever is needed?

Thanks,

M. Divringi
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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Works like a charm on Yosemite on my Macbook Pro!

Love it! I would love more coral movement, though
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:58 PM   #4
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Works well on my 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display running 10.10.1. Fixes the translucent fish issue, thank you. This is on an Intel Iris integrated GPU. Great performance, gorgeous program, one of my favourites.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
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Is MA 3.3 dead now? It's coming up on a year now since the last MA 3.3 beta was released. Any chance of seeing a new beta or heaven forbid an actual release of MA 3.3?
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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3.3 has been the official version for quite some time.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:00 AM   #7
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I think interest in Screen Savers peaked years ago. I think the current version is the final cut and further development is not likely to happen. SS was the best.. still is, by many standards but time and technology move on.

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Old 10-22-2015, 10:57 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
3.3 has been the official version for quite some time.  
As far as I can tell, the latest available version for the mac is a beta version (3.3b1) that was released nearly a year ago. It still has the bugs with showing the FPS and background snap-in. If there is a non-beta version of 3.3 for the mac available, I can't seem to find it.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:51 PM   #9
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I'm glad that the forum bot has been kind enough to send me a happy birthday message every year. It's been years since I've been here.

Glad to see that there have been updates, but I'm sad to see that it will soon be done with.
Hope I can help. somehow . . .
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:47 AM   #10
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Ah, I see - we're talking about the Mac. That depends on Jim O'Connor and his team.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:29 AM   #11
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Ah, I see - we're talking about the Mac. That depends on Jim O'Connor and his team.  
Are we going to see more development on the PC side?

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Old 10-26-2015, 01:42 AM   #12
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Old 12-18-2016, 11:29 PM   #13
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Any news on MacOS 3.3 Release

I love watching the fish. Was 3.3 ever released for the Mac?

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Old 02-02-2017, 04:53 AM   #14
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Originally posted by muratd:
Hello,

Long time Mac user of MA here. Love the app.

Had some difficulty running 3.2 on a Mac Mini (Mid 2010 2.4Ghz intelCore Duo, 4GB RAM, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256MB) running Yosemite (10.10.1)

Installed 3.2 last week, was running fine. Today, I get a blank screen when the App is running (menu bar shows Marine Aquarium running but none of the app windows show?) Do not know what, if anything, changed to induce this - did not install or make changes to the system other than OS updates.

I wanted to completely uninstall but cannot - your uninstall instructions are our of date. Specifically step 2: "Drag /Library/Preferences/com.prolific.ScreenSaver.MarineAquarium3-3.plist to trash"

There is NO com.prolific.ScreenSaver.MarineAquarium.* in /Library/Preferences.

Removing the app and the .saver did not appear to remove the installation. I wonder where you end up storing the .plist file under Yosemite.

Looking for solutions in the forum - I ended up discovering the 3.3 beta - and installed it. Works great!

Still NO com.prolific.ScreenSaver.MarineAquarium.* in /Library/Preferences but 3.3 seems happy - so you appear to be digging the key from somewhere.

Can you please update full removal instructions for OS X 10.10? Or provide an "uninstall" app in the .dmg that does whatever is needed?

Thanks,

M. Divringi  
thx!!!
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