We have been receiving quite a few emails wondering if there are plans to release a Universal binary for Fluid. The answer is YES, and we are already hard at work on it. We are also using this time to run down any lingering bugs and throw in a few new features. We do not have a release date yet, but rest assured that it will be released as soon as we feel confident that it is ready.
Intel/Universal version of Fluid is under development
Fluid makes MacAddict's "One Hundred Best Freebies" list
July 01, 2003
Check out the Fluid page for more information and to download. Fluid is technically not freeware. It is donationware, which means that while we don't expect to be paid for it we would certainly not be upset if you sent us your life's savings either. If you like Fluid and would like to give us some compensation for making your life so much better please visit the donation page.
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Fluid 2.0 Released!
It's been nine long months of development and Fluid 2 is finally available for download. We are still hard at work correcting small bugs that are in the released version so keep a look out for point releases in the coming weeks. We feel strongly that this is the best screensaver available, not only for the Mac but on any platform.
"Hey . . . this thing is way cool!"
"Fluid rocks! I just discovered it this evening, and on my dual G4/450, it's gorgeous . . . I'd have to say that it's the single most amazing application I've ever seen. Beautiful stuff."
"What is Fluid?", you may ask. Fluid is a screensaver for Mac OS X. But, Fluid isn't just any screensaver. It is a realtime fluid-dynamics model that renders to your screen using wave velocity color-coding and reflections on the surface of the waves. Fluid also has its own particle engine so that it can visualize particles within the liquid medium. Add to that the ability to show the streaklines of the currents and you've got yourself one really intense screensaver.
In fact, Fluid is every bit as powerful of a visualization system as most of the high-end ocean model visualization programs that we have worked on in the past. If it's good enough for the U.S. Navy, it's probably cool enough for your screensaver.
There have been reports of Fluid crashing with certain hardware configurations.
We have released an update (v2.0.3) that seems to fix the problem for most people.
We are hard at work trying to fix any and all problems that are found by our users. If you have a problem then feel free to let us know about it. If you don't have a problem and just love Fluid then feel free to let us know that too.