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MacSaber Goes Open Source

15 Sep

Check out the Google Code Project.

Available soon: WiiSaber source as well as several of my most popular PHP utilities.

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MacSaber 1.1: Attack of the Backlight

22 Jun

MacSaber 1.1 has been released, now with expanded 17″ PowerBook support and keyboard backlight effects. I invite you to take your very expensive laptop into a dark room and swing it around* for improved dramatic effect.

Download MacSaber 1.1.

*Don’t break your laptop, okay? If you do, don’t blame me.

MacSaber 1.0 Released

26 May

UPDATE: Version 1.1 is now available. It includes keyboard backlight effects.

MacSaber 1.0 Final has been released. This new version includes support for iBooks and PowerBooks equipped with SMS. It also includes a “Check for updates” menu item and debug output if you are having problems (the report button is not yet available).

Compatibility notes:
iBook: SMS only exists on iBooks built after July 26, 2005. These iBooks are either 1.33GHz or 1.42GHz. All 1.42GHz iBooks have SMS. Only 1.33 GHz iBooks with a scrolling trackpad, 512MB RAM (stock), and 40GB HDD (stock) have SMS.

PowerBook: SMS only exists on PowerBooks built after January 31, 2005. These PowerBooks are either 1.5GHz or 1.67GHz. All 1.67GHz PowerBooks have SMS. All 1.5GHz PowerBooks without backlit keyboard have SMS. 1.5GHz PowerBooks with both backlit keyboard and the 8X superdrive have SMS.

Download MacSaber 1.0 here

MacSaber Beta4: iBook and PowerBook Test

24 May

Thank you to those who have provided their feedback. I have released MacSaber 1.0 with support for iBook and PowerBook machines. Please read here for more information.

I sure wish I had a PowerBook and an iBook right now. In lieu of that, I am calling on you to test for me.

Beta4 of MacSaber is available below. Please read this whole post before downloading. This is a limited test release that *should* work on iBook and PowerBook model laptops.

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MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

20 May

UPDATE: Version 1.1 is now available.

Now that you’ve spent entirely too much money on your fancy sudden motion sensor equipped Mac laptop, I predict you’ll soon be swinging it around like a loon.

Introducing MacSaber. Using your Mac’s sudden motion sensor, this software turns your computer into a Jedi weapon almost worthy of taking on the real thing by making authentic lightsaber sound effects. It senses speed for the lightsaber movement sounds and acceleration for different levels of striking sounds.

This beta is not yet compatible with the motion sensors in older Mac laptops, but I understand you can move the window arond to get the idea.

Update: Thanks go to Sak from Lot23 for the fancy icon!

Download the latest version of MacSaber