Are you a big fat nerd like me? Specifically a big, fat nerd that loves Futurama? Of course you are. And I bet you’ve always wanted a screensaver featuring the hypnotoad, to delight and annoy cow-orkers. Look no further.
Mac OSX and PC versions are coming – right now, I have only had a chance to create the Mac version, but I promise the Windows version will be ready and available for download for all the Microsofties out there. (And if Sunday rolls around and it’s not posted yet, annoy me on Twitter until I do it.)
Download the Mac Screensaver – with audio
Download the Mac Screensaver – without audio
This is free software, and you get what you pay for. Seriously. I want it to work for everyone, and I’m very interested in hearing if you run into any problems, but please understand that this is not what I do for a living, so be patient with me. I’ll do what I can in the time I have.
Once the Windows version is up, please take a moment to leave a comment, confirming your OS if it does (or doesn’t) work for you. I’m not aware of any issues, but I’d like to be able to note them.
Please do not link directly to these files, or upload the files to your own server for download. Link to this page, that way your friends and users will always be sure to be downloading the most up to date version available. (I mean it about linking directly to the files. Google “hot curry jpg” if you want to know what I did to the last file leech.)
This is VERY basic. Just the toad, doing his hypno-thing on a blue background. I may get more complicated with them in future releases, but for now, it’s just him. My first priority for improvements will be to set the audio on/off in the settings menu or hotkey, rather than forcing you to download two separate screensavers. Please stay tuned.
Also, and perhaps most-importantly, the ASCII Hypnotoad art in the installation readme looks way better in fixed-width text. He’s got sort of a head-melty thing going on right now in the variable width text, but here he is in pre-formatted glory:
,'``.._ ,'``. :,--._:)\,:,._,.: ALL GLORY TO :`--,'' :`...';\ THE HYPNOTOAD! `,' `---' `. / : / \ ,' :\.___,-. `...,---'``````-..._ |: \ ( ) ;: ) \ _,-. `. ( // `' \ : `.// ) ) , ; ,-|`. _,'/ ) ) ,' ,' ( :`.`-..____..=:.-': . _,' ,' `,'\ ``--....-)=' `._, \ ,') _ '``._ _.-/ _ `. (_) / )' ; / \ \`-.' `--( `-:`. `' ___..' _,-' |/ `.) `-. `.`.``-----``--, .' |/`.\`' ,','); ` (/ (/
You’re actually *reading* the README that came with
software? Seriously? Well, good on ya. Only there’s not much to
I created this screensaver for free. I did not license the image or
sound of the Hypnotoad from Futurama.
In fact, I didn’t even ask
the guy at http://r33b.net if I could use his vectors, mostly
because he didn’t give anyone a way to contact him. (Him. Look
at me with the gender assumptions. See how I am? Shameful, really.)
Hopefully neither of them are going to bust my balls about licensing
issues. It’s not like I’m making any money off this, right? That said,
if they ask me to take it down or threaten to sue me for my entire
stockpile of top ramen, I will comply. So, enjoy it while it’s here.
Anyway – if you decide to link to this, or tell other people where
to download it, that’s cool – just please always direct them back
to the download link on www.snipe.net, instead of hosting the file
yourself, since the version on my server will be the most up to
date available at any given time.
Link to: http://www.snipe.net/tags/hypnotoad
Last updated: Nov 10, 2009