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Electric Sheep for Mac

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    Dec. 14, 2013
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Electric Sheep is a free screensaver that lets your computer join a global network of computers processing "electric sheep"--striking, ever-changing, abstract fractal animations generated with a genetic algorithm (taking their name from the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick).

Your computer downloads and displays sheep from the current "flock" as your screensaver, while running in the background, your CPU contributes to the parallel computation and mutation of new sheep, joining thousands of other computers around the world. You can also vote on sheep with your up and down arrow keys to help guide how new flocks evolve. Electric Sheep now also has better compatibility with Snow Leopard, including support for multiple monitors--and you can set them up to render different sheep or the same sheep.

Electric Sheep works best with a broadband connection, and casual users might be frustrated by the app's setup, since it can take a long time to download the initial flock. (More sophisticated users can kick-start the process by manually downloading the current flock with BitTorrent--which unfortunately isn't integrated into the Mac client for Electric Sheep.)

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5 stars

"I Love This Program"

March 16, 2012  |  By Thetan1--2008

2012-03-16 23:12:04  |  By Thetan1--2008

 |  Version: Electric Sheep 2.7b22


It works great with OSX 10.7.3, Lion. Once you figure out how to open the User Library by using the Go in the Finder menu bar and pushing option at the same time, you can add lots of extra downloaded sheep. Electric Sheep 2.7b34 is even better.


There are no cons

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5 stars

"very enjoyable"

December 16, 2009  |  By Bh01

2009-12-16 11:28:03  |  By Bh01

 |  Version: Electric Sheep 2.7b21


very cool, something a bit different. I like that it keeps evolving.


A little hard to get started, first sheep took forever to download.


I'm glad they ported it for Snow Leopard. SN killed so many screen savers. I hope it keeps working when everything is 64 bit. Haven't figured out yet how to keep he sheep I like and dump the ones I don't.

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5 stars

"Great screen saver, 5 stars, 5 thumbs up, beautiful art"

September 01, 2009  |  By kalin333

2009-09-01 07:21:12  |  By kalin333

 |  Version: Electric Sheep 2.7b15a


the best screen saver for the visual pleasure ! please keep it free ! keep on the good work !


no cons ! no negative feedback !


easy to download ! easy to install , you can create personal account online on theire web site for to be notified when there are product updates.

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4 stars

"great free screensaver, visually stunning"

April 06, 2009  |  By Fallen0ne

2009-04-06 14:07:36  |  By Fallen0ne

 |  Version: Electric Sheep 2.6.9


free, constantly changing


needs to be able to do hi def

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4 stars

"Slightly bizzare but incredibly imaginative."

August 10, 2006  |  By ben Hird

2006-08-10 01:13:07  |  By ben Hird

 |  Version: Electric Sheep 2.6.7


the way that the "sheep" are portrayed


it took a while but for it to download the first sheep but i got there eventually

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Full Specifications

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Release Date December 14, 2013
Date Added December 14, 2013
Version 2.7b35b
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Download Information
    File Size 24.22MB
    File Name electricsheep-2.7b35b.dmg
    Total Downloads 15,238
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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