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OSXplanet for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2b01
  • Total Downloads:
    139
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2003
  • Price:
    Purchase
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"Very Smooth Here"

September 05, 2006  |  By ylon

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Absolutely excellent on my end. I just spent about an hour tweaking it out and updating it to use my secondary monitor (using it with a 30" cinema and a second 17" head) with custom backgrounds, maps, earthquakes down to >=2, on and on. Running smoothly with no crashes, no hangs and so forth.

Great work Gabriel! Very happy to see the progress and looking forward to more.

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1 stars

"Promise not delivered"

September 05, 2006  |  By njdee01

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I downloaded this product with great excitement. It seemed fun, and useful at the same time. First I wasn't able to get cloud cover, next no matter how hard I tried I couln't get the city to function. Finally the software locked up and I had to reboot. When restarting ran into the same problem and finally dumped it.

It is a shame, and I hope the next version actually works.

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4 stars

"Great Job!"

September 05, 2006  |  By jeffsters1

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Outstanding! Kudos!

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

September 04, 2006  |  By alajuela

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Title says it all. Just amazing. Three wishes only: (1) make it a screen saver; (2) allow alerts when a city on my list is coming into view; and (3) provide a "show me" option so that I can instantly see the screen without any of the impairments of the objects on my desktop. Maybe I can already do that and I just haven't figured it out. Either way.....amazing. Worth a donation.

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5 stars

"OSXplanet"

September 04, 2006  |  By macchick10

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
To all the people who aren't smart enough to figure it out yet...Please note that OSXplanet has a blue globe menubar that controls the application. So before rating the application and putting down how crappy it is use a little brains explore the application before assume it doesn't work.

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1 stars

"buggy"

September 04, 2006  |  By Tofi

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I am using os 10.4.7 PowerPC.
This app. worked like crap for me.
when I double click, it opens invisibly, like it is open but not really open. I had problem quitting or trashing it without logging out, since I can't really see it. watch out!
It comes without instruction, not even a ReadMe file

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5 stars

"Fabulous Program"

September 04, 2006  |  By Houston Hall

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
OSXPlanet if far and away the best program of its type! I've tried them all and none come close to this application. And it is written by a highschool student.
Try it and donate. I did.
I'm using it on a MacPro and it works perfectly as a universal app.

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5 stars

"I am so glad..."

September 04, 2006  |  By a_grothey

 |  Version: OSXplanet 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
...that OSXplanet is now Universal. It is by far the best real-time desktop background out there. I would encourage everyone to give it a try - and donate!!! It is well worth it.

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5 stars

"This one of the applications..."

October 05, 2005  |  By a_grothey

 |  Version: OSXplanet 0.88

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
... which are met with awe and astonishment by my PC friends. And it is freeware! Cudos to OSXplanet, one of the outstanding applications on the Mac.

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4 stars

"Very nice background."

May 25, 2005  |  By crispin

 |  Version: OSXplanet 0.86

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The cloud shots are better than weather sattelite. I can see weather approaching Vancouver from farther out. I can also see the weather and time of day to places I chat to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.2b01
  • You don't need to put the Xplanet folder in your /Users/home folder/Library folder anymore
  • Removed the Main Menu and the dock icon.
  • I've added a menu on the menubar (shape of globe)
  • Added the ability to label cities.
  • Kills xplanet on quit
  • Returns the background to default Aqua after quitting.
  • New Icon
  • Full Compatibility with Panther (Mac OS X 10.3.x).
  • Many Bug fixes.
  • Completely re-written code in some parts
  • Got rid of the applescript (You don't need it anymore).
  • If there is a problem in the program, please email me at gabriel@otte.ucsc.edu.
  • It should work with Jaguar (please give me some feedback on this!)
General
Publisher Gabriel Otte
Publisher web site http://www.osxplanet.com
Release Date December 08, 2003
Date Added December 08, 2003
Version 0.2b01
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2.x or higher
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 139
Downloads Last Week 2
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Limitations Not available
Price Free

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