Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver

Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    10,424
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Thunderstorms can be beautiful and relaxing, as long as they're not the precursor to weather that's going to require you to hide in your basement. Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver lets you enjoy sounds and visuals of a thunderstorm from the safety of your computer screen.

Once Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver is installed, it can be accessed from the desktop's Display Properties menu just like any other screensaver. There are a few settings that can be adjusted: you can set the volume of the screensaver's sound effects, and the display mode for the video adapter can be changed. The screensaver itself displays a lake surrounded by pine trees, their reflections shimmering in the water. A steady rain falls, and lightning strikes pierce the sky. The program's graphics are fairly realistic, although occasionally the way the lightning renders is a little fake-looking. The audio for the screensaver includes the sound of the thunder and falling rain, and listening to it made us want to crawl back into bed and drift off to sleep. Although we liked Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver, it's not perfect. The program tries to install a toolbar upon installation, so be careful to deselect that option if you don't want it. It also installs two desktop icons without asking: one that launches the screensaver itself, and another linking to a Web site with more screensavers for downloading. And we didn't like the fact that the program inexplicably erased our desktop wallpaper and replaced it with a black background. For the most part, though, Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver is a nice thing to have around, and we recommend it.

In addition to installing two desktop icons without asking, Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver leaves a folder behind upon removal.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"In answer to the poster asking where to place scr file"

December 01, 2013  |  By georgettevelez

 |  Version: Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver 1.0

Pros

they're cool but place themselves in the wrong folder as screensavers

Cons

they really don't have much in terms of effects

Summary

Find the Amazing Thunderstorm.scr file (that's the screensaver file) from your Program Files folder (mine was under C:\Program Files (x86)\ScreenSaverGift\Amazing Thunderstorm) and copy it to either the C:/Windows folder or the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder (both seem to work fine for this purpose). Then, right click the scr file you just copied, and select Install from the menu, and it should open the Screen Saver Settings where all your screensavers are configurable. It should appear there hence forth. I hope this works, I'm working on Win 8 and that's how I've managed it.

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4 stars

"New Screensavers"

October 22, 2012  |  By femilr71

 |  Version: Amazing Thunderstorm Screensaver 1.0

Pros

Free to download all kinds of stuff. Loved the screensavers.

Cons

Running Windows 7 XP and no instructions on how to get them into your screensaver file.

Summary

If someone could tell me how these work, I would LOVE them!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ScreensaverGift
Publisher web site http://www.screensavergift.com
Release Date March 09, 2011
Date Added March 10, 2011
Version 1.0
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.16MB
File Name Amazing_Thunderstorm_Screensaver.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,424
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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