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Electric Sheep Screensaver

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Electric Sheep Screensaver
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Electric Sheep Screensaver
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Downloads:  53527
Submitted:  Jun 28 2008
Updated:  Jul 2 2009

Description:

The new version of the electricsheep screensaver has been released! It's been developed on Ubuntu with gnome-screensaver. The new version is 800x600 instead of 640x480, and uses much better video compression as well as all sorts of new variations.

Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver created by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.

Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. (Note that voting is disabled on the linux client until we get a gnome-screensaver patch. You can still vote via the website.) The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.

This thread describes how to get the screensaver on your machine:

http://community.sheepserver.net/node/51

The attached script will download the source code and compile it on your machine.

You can see the beta server's status at

http://v2d7b.sheepserver.net/cgi/status.cgi




Changelog:

2.7b12 print standard deviation of play counts if debugging. add electricsheep.desktop.kde from javajazz. add play_evenly preference to reduce playing of most played sheep. fix bug of rescanning the local cache too often. add "-cache 8192" options to mplayer because some newer versions require it when reading stdin (suggested by Alien Bob aka Eric). Fix memory leaks and remove hacked version of ffmpeg (thanks David Leverton).

2.7b11 Keep track of how many times each sheep is played, and delete sheep that are played most often (instead of using simulation to estimate). Each flam3-animate process should use only one thread. Change copyright from Draves to Spotworks LLC. Fix to work with xscreensaver: prevent mplayer from disabling xscreensaver. Print bad text if there is a parse error.

2.7b10 delay fork of mplayer by 300ms to make startup more reliable. repeat 2x instead of 3x before breaking a simple infinite loop. download immediately if there are 2 or fewer sheep in the cache. to select sheep for deletion, randomly half the time delete the oldest sheep instead of the most-played according to simulation.

2.7b9 - change default nickname to empty string to protect user privacy, instead of broadcasting USER envar. add a button to the preferences dialog that tests the current network settings (including if the user/password account is valid). use 20th percentile instead of median for deletion limit, ie protect
fewer sheep. remove cvs version strings. follow http redirections vi -L option to curl. enable basic authentication (the user/password refers to the drupal on the sheep server). put the client version into the URL for the help page.

2.7b8 - Multiple monitors are now better supported, and a big client fix that allows a much larger variety of sheep to show up during the animations.




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 o noe

 
 by r3ydempto on: Jul 1 2009
 
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link doesn't work :(


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 Re: o noe

 
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Fixing! Thanks for letting me know!


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 :) yay

 
 by r3ydempto on: Jul 2 2009
 
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haha no problem! I ended up finding it from another resource last night, but i'm glad to see the link back up.

Do you think you could tell us how to add more sheep? Also if you know where find them...I searched all night for some and the only ones i could find were dead links :(


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 Re: :) yay

 
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Really, the only way at the moment to get more is to wait...but the bandwidth is better with the new server than it used to be, so you should get a nice flock going in no time.


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 Downloading Sheep

 
 by Nervengift on: Apr 9 2010
 
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you can also download sheep at http://www.archive.org/details/electricsheep-packs-244 if you dont want to wait for new sheep to come via the internet


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 awesome

 
 by r3ydempto on: Jul 3 2009
 
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hah yeah just ten minutes ago i read that it automatically updates itself with more sheep as time goes on.

sweet!


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 synaptic?

 
 by johnnyg on: Aug 10 2009
 
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electric sheep is also available in synaptic package manager search screensavers


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 Re: synaptic?

 
 by ereckase on: Aug 10 2009
 
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The one that is in the default repositories is old and no longer works. You have to use the one in the PPA.


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 Link to install thread is dead

 
 by Yamael on: Feb 8 2010
 
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I tried just running in terminal - it seemed like it was working but then I dont know maybe im stupid but I didnt know how to get it to run or set a timer or something... so I did a search in my menus in case it showed up there but no... I guess I should have to go hunt for that folder it made... but I closed the terminal and I dont recall... oh well


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 New Link

 
 by Nervengift on: Apr 9 2010
 
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The link to the installation instructions is now http://community.electricsheep.org/node/51


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