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

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128 Responses to “MacSaber 1.0 Released”

  1. johnnycode March 25, 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    just give it back and ill leave u alone.

  2. johnnycode March 26, 2007 at 6:34 pm #

    checkin in

  3. Jones April 12, 2007 at 6:24 am #

    daite na pivoa

  4. Mike May 3, 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    Ya know what would be really cool (in my book, anyway) would be to have MacSaber launch when the lid is opened and close when the lid is closed. At least make the sounds. It would be like we’re all Jedis (or Siths if you have a black MacBook) about to do battle each time we opened our Macs.

  5. JeDfile July 19, 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    Well I don’t have a Mac Book yet but this software makes the purchase all the more tempting. Hey if I drop it can you sense the sudden intense shock and have it make the sound of the Death Star exploding? (You think they would get mad if I tested this out at the Apple store? After all I think it deserves a proper review.)

  6. mar September 8, 2007 at 12:04 pm #

    su pag esta re buena !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Flüge December 8, 2008 at 9:03 am #

    Unfortunately I don´t have a Mac, so I can´t give a comment about how good works this tool. But so far I can read, I think It would be a good idea to buy a Mac and try it.
    It sounds really cool. Thanks to everybody.

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