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Vines Screen Saver

In this screen saver, a series of vine-like fractals are drawn one after another.

Configuration

image of HextriX preference pane
Vines Preferences

In this screen saver there are two basic parameters available to you, "Speed" and "Quantity".

"Speed" controls the screen saver's attempted frame rate and ranges from 10 to 100 frames per second. Of course, the actual frame rate achieved will depend upon your computer's ability to keep up. As such, you may not be able to get a full 100 frames per second even if you request it. Setting the speed lower will use less CPU, which may be important if you are running background processes such as SETI@home or a web server. The default setting is 35 frames per second.

"Quantity" determines how many vine fractals will be drawn before erasing the screen.


Background

The Vines screensaver module is based on an X windows screen saver of the same name. It is written in Objective-C using Cocoa and Quartz and uses all new code, however, so the resemblance is merely superficial.