Sunday, July 11, 2010

Aquarium Live Wallpaper v1.7

- New Feature: Interested fish!
- New Feature: Mipmapping w/ prefs
- New Feature: Roman Column prop!
- Update: Adjusted clownfish & triggerfish sizes

Fish have a new behavior!  When you tap on the screen, there's a chance (20% per fish) that they'll stop and look at the glass for a few seconds before continuing on.  This got a good reaction from test audiences  :P

Mipmapping is a rendering technique that reduces noise patterns in edge-on faces.  It also allows a texture to be rendered at a lower resolution when the higher-res version isn't needed.  It's generally a good thing both for framerate and rendering quality, and I had it enabled some time ago originally, but took it out when I discovered that some phones don't support OpenGL ES 1.1 style mipmap generation correctly... and there doesn't seem to be any way to tell the difference.  So, now it's re-enabled, and  if you have a problem it can be disabled on the customize screen.  Press menu and it's in the pop-up.

The implementation of the options pop-up itself should allow me to add in a few more options in the future, so it's useful having that groundwork out of the way.

There's a new prop available, it's a roman column sticking up out of the ground.  It seemed appropriate.

In response to feedback, the triggerfish is substantially larger and the clownfish a notch smaller.  This is a nod to their actual sizes in, you know, reality.


  1. Hi,

    i run a live wallpapers for android website and i added few of your wallpapers into my collection. I find them very interesting, especially the Aquarium. You can check it here:

    I like your work, pretty good stuff. So if you have any other work of this type or you plan something in the future, please fill free to alert me and i'll publish it. Thanx for this!

    If you use twitter you can follow me @livewalls

    Best wishes,

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  3. I have purchased the donation version of your aquarium wallpaper and have loved it ever since. My favorite part of your software is your frequent amount of updates. The only question I have for you is whether you ever plan on adding a clown triggerfish into the wallpaper. I believe adding one of the most beautiful fish of the saltwater kingdom to your wallpaper would only make it much better.


  4. I added a Picasso Triggerfish (because of your request, actually) but haven't found good source material for a Clown Triggerfish yet. I'll add it to the list and look around again!