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Skyrocket screensaver

This evening I was talking to a friend on the phone about about screensavers and in the call was mentioned about the Skyrocket screensaver by Really Slick Screensavers. Well I thought it looked pretty kewl, even though I not much into screensavers.

The most full-blown fireworks screensaver ever. It has bright lights, smoke trails, clouds that are illuminated by the explosions, sound effects, and plenty of other eye candy. I hope you have a powerful graphics card. Keyboard commands allow you to launch various types of rockets, pause the movement of the fireworks, and control the camera with the mouse. OpenGL is used for the graphics and OpenAL is used for the sound.

Click on thumbnail to see screen capture.

Skyrocket screenshot Skyrocket screenshot 2 Skyrocket screenshot 3

To get it under ubuntu if it not already installed:

sudo apt-get install rss-glx