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Fireworks shot up from a football field light up the night sky over a city in this highly customizable screensaver. The camera actively hovers through the colorful explosions under the clouds and stars. The maximum number of rockets, as well as the wind speed, star density, amount of ambient light and other settings can be customized to your preference.

Price Free    Disk 3.68-7.51 MB    Windows Apple for Windows, Mac    Downloads 9,751
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OS X 14.4 02 months ago

Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Open the skyrocket-win.zip file and double-click the "oalinst" application file to install the required OpenAL plug-in.
  2. Click "OK" if you accept the terms of the license agreement, then click "OK" again to exit the installer.
  3. Now copy the "Skyrocket" screensaver file to the Windows folder on your hard drive, then right-click it and select "Install".

Apple Mac OS X

  1. Double-click the file you downloaded to mount it, then double-click on the "Skyrocket.save" file that appears among other files in a new window.
  2. You will be asked whether you want to install the screensaver for all users or only for the current user. If you're not sure, the default setting should be fine.
  3. The "Desktop & Screen Saver" panel will automatically open, allowing you to select the newly installed "Skyrocket" screensaver.

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We have 2 files for "Skyrocket"

  1.   Skyrocket.zip (Windows)
  2.   Skyrocket2.0.dmg (Mac)
File report #1
File nameSkyrocket.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size3.68 MB (3,856,727 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Detection ratio0/14 (0%)   View report
Total downloads5,600
Last downloaded14 hours ago
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File report #2
File nameSkyrocket2.0.dmg
Target system Apple Mac
File size7.51 MB (7,873,487 bytes)
File typeApple Disk Image (DMG)
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Total downloads4,151
Last downloaded1 week ago
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User reviews (9)

:( please make a version for mac 11.7.10

by epik on October 31, 2023

This screensaver is incredibly awesome and breathtaking. It is highly customisable and realistic. It works perfectly on my M1 macbook.

by DO on July 22, 2023

I have this on an old ubuntu box and on my M$
I have XSCREEENSAVER on my Pi4, and I want to add SKYROCKET.scr

How can I add it? I've been searching for instructions from time to time on how to do it for a couple years, xscreensaver help files faqs and manual have nothing about adding any screensavers except adding the bundled extra xscreensavers...

by olderthenyou on April 1, 2023

Projected this on a tall ceiling for a Party

by Gary on March 29, 2023


by birdielala2 on January 4, 2022

To the commenter who said it doesn't work on El Capitan... It definitely does work. I'm running OS10.11.6 and it works great. I clicked on the app and it asked if it wanted to install and I said yes and that was it.

This is my favorite screen saver. Thank you so much.

by Constable Odo on September 11, 2016

Great screen saver, but can't get it to work on OS X El Capitan

by Dennis on June 23, 2016

I never used it

by Megahertz on November 18, 2015

Another good one.

by Joseph on October 22, 2015

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