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.

To report your results:
1) Please make sure you are running “Version 1.0 BETA4i”
2) Include the second value for “tilt” in your results. This should be either “t1” or “t3” if you are running an iBook or PowerBook.
3) Post your results here.

This version isn’t for MacBook users. Please stick with the previous version for now.

iBook Note: Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) technology 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 Note: Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) technology 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.

If your iBook or PowerBook does not meet the specs above, it is not SMS equipped. Otherwise, download MacSaber Beta4i here.

Thank you for your help!

31 Responses to “MacSaber Beta4: iBook and PowerBook Test”

  1. Jason Poon May 26, 2006 at 6:12 am #

    it doesn’t work…
    PB 1.67GHz, MacOSX 10.4.6
    SMS Error:-2
    ID: 1

    but it’s a great app!!

  2. Ryan May 26, 2006 at 7:26 am #

    Truly, truly, this is a wonderful application. The last time I so easily awed PC users was with my first demonstration of Exposé. Bravo!

  3. OneSeventeen May 26, 2006 at 8:35 am #

    Works great!
    When closing the lid (which puts my iBook to sleep atm) and re-opening, I get the following error:
    SMS Error: -4
    ID: 1
    Roll: 2
    Tilt: 108
    Force: -4 3

    (iBook G4 1.42GHz)

    Works well other than when it “sleeps” then wakes up

  4. G Rom May 26, 2006 at 10:01 am #

    Same here…
    February 2005 17″ PowerBook 1.67GHz running 10.4.6 too

    SMS Error: -2
    ID: 3

    God ! I’ll really have to buy a MacBook ((-:

  5. lauren May 26, 2006 at 11:22 am #

    it works fine. so awesome!!!!

    1.33 ghz ibook g4
    os 10.4.6

    powerbook 6,7
    id: 1


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