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Electric Sheep for Mac

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    Feb. 09, 2010
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    #18 in Screensavers

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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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"I Love This Program"

March 16, 2012  |  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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Full Specifications

Publisher ElectricSheep.org
Publisher web site http://electricsheep.org/
Release Date February 09, 2010
Date Added February 09, 2010
Version 2.7b22
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Download Information
    File Size 24.22MB
    File Name electricsheep-2.7b35b.dmg
    Total Downloads 13,696
    Downloads Last Week 13
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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