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Version 1.0 - 06/06/2006
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make sure you are using the latest drivers for your video card. If you have
any problems (slow, jerky, crashing, freezing) they can almost always be fixed
by simply replacing your outdated drivers.
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To get to the settings screen go to Display options in Control Panel and
in the Screen Saver section click on Settings. This brings up the UC3D settings
screen where you can set the countdown and display settings. To get to the
settings for this screen saver select it in the Installed Modules list and
click the button.
The following configuration options are available. (It is recommended that
you play with the options to find what runs best on your PC and what you think
Display Images From Superman Returns: With this turned on
there will be billboards around the city displaying images from the new Superman
Returns movie. If you turn it off, the billboards will not be displayed at
all which could speed things up on slower machines.
Play Background Music: Turn this on if you want to hear music
playing while Superman flies around the city.
Background Music To Play: Here you can select which music
plays in the background, the default selection is the classic theme from the
1978 Superman: The Movie. You can also choose from the Lois & Clarke:
The New Adventures Of Superman theme, the old theme from the 1950s Adventures
of Superman TV show, and the theme from the Superman Animated Series. Or select
random and you'll hear whatever get's randomly selected.
Useless Release Notes
I'm a big fan of Superman. I remember watching the old Christopher Reeves
movies over and over when I was a kid, it's hard to imagine anyone else playing
the part, but I still can't wait for the new movie. I just pray that it's
good, altho I recently re-watched the old ones, and they aren't as great as
Anyway, a while back I posted on the mailing list asking for ideas for this
screen saver because I was a bit stuck. I think I got maybe 3 replies, and
none of them were very practical. It was a little disappointing, but I figure
no one reads the mailing list posts, and no one probably reads this stuff
either. I did get one reply saying why not make it like the Inside The Matrix
screen saver, and a light bulb went on in my head.
I can't believe I didn't think of it myself. You see, when I made the Inside
The Matrix screen saver (which if you haven't seen it has Neo flying around
a city made of Matrix code) I actually used the idea I had for a Superman
screen saver, and just adapted it to make it Matrix-ish. So why not go back
and use my original idea the way I originally intended? And that's what I've
I've made a new model for Superman, and I've made a new city for him to fly
around which I think looks quite cool. But I really wanted to show images
from the new movie, because this is a throw back to why I started doing screen
savers in the first place: The official screen savers from the official websites
absolutely suck. They're just boring slideshows, so I wanted to show that
a slideshow doesn't need to be boring.
So I added billboards to the city, and displayed images from the movie on
the billboards. I think it looks better than I first imagined, add in the
classic Superman theme music and I got chills the first time I watched the
finished product. I can't wait for this new movie!
Anyway, this is another FREE release, so please don't complain about whatever
I've done wrong with Superman or that something or other is missing, or that
he should do this or that. It's a screen saver, not a movie. And it's FREE!
Sorry to have to go on about it but I still get complaints about the old Spider-Man
screen saver, and this is basically a Superman version with a similar style
so I'm expecting to be hammered by people who love to complain about free
stuff, as per usual.
To the rest of you amazingly good folks, enjoy it! If you spot bugs, let
me know, but overall, just sit back and enjoy it!
This one actually takes a bit of juice to run because I wanted to make the
city quite big, so if you have a low end video card, or you're on a Mac Mini
or an old Mac, then it may not run well. If you've got something fairly recent,
or are on a new MacBook or something, then it should run very nicely. Try
it for yourself!
PS. I loved the Batman Begins screen saver I did last year, but I got very
little feedback about it. If you like this, let me know! Otherwise I'll probably
give up making these nifty free screen savers because I don't think anyone
wants them but me!
v1.0 - 6th June, 2006 - Original Release
Watch Superman fly around a real-time 3D city!
Images from Superman Returns are displayed on the billboards around the city.
You can select from different Superman related theme tunes to play in the
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