DeskScapes 8

DeskScapes 8

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 75 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.20
  • Total Downloads:
    1,324,783
  • Date Added:
    August 06, 2014
  • File Size:
    72.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,337
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7/8

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  • 3 stars

    "Good for awesome computers but NOT for gaming computers"

    July 20, 2014   |   By Cubbily

    Version: DeskScapes 8 8.10

    Pros

    - cool backgrounds and plenty to choose from
    - looks cool
    - hardly any bugs

    Cons

    - Only awesome computers with high RAM and a good processor can handle it.
    - Gaming: full screen games tend to cause major glitchiness that can only be solved by restarting.

    Summary

    Overall, its a great cool app (and one of the best out there) but im a PC gamer... so i prefer my PC running in tip-top shape after a game rather than having a cool moving background to brag about. if you dont game, and you have lotsa RAM and a good processor (mine is a 3.00 Ghz), then go for it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice pictures and dreamscapes... I like it."

    April 01, 2013   |   By douglas4y

    Version: DeskScapes 8 8.0

    Pros

    Nice pictures and dreamscapes

    Cons

    Some (very few) of the dreamscapes won't play.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not download"

    March 10, 2013   |   By Codex561

    Version: DeskScapes 8 8.0

    Pros

    Runs video in background, stops for low performance and battery

    Cons

    Crashes and the does not restart.

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD

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  • 1 stars

    "Won't work"

    August 23, 2012   |   By chaoticspyder

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    There is nothing

    Cons

    Installed and it gives me a notice that the trial version I am trying to install is out of date. Too bad, looks awesome.

    Summary



    Updated on Sep 1, 2012

    Doesn't work. I download it from the link and install. Upon running I get notified that I need the latest version and it gives me a link. The link takes me to the same version I had. Too bad, looks awesome.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Product"

    June 09, 2012   |   By donflip29

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    A live wallpaper is cool to look at. Huge database of users that upload new images to the site.

    Cons

    It would be better if the wallpapers had an option to play sound with the wallpapers. The price should be about half of what their asking. I don't see a need to pay $20.00 for something that ill glance at on occasion. That's what a screensaver is for. And it can be a distraction sometimes or just to much. If they had more static wallpapers with very little movement I would have given this five stars; oh and the price issue as well.

    Summary

    For all complaints about missing icons, task bars, docks, folders etc., after installing; can be fixed easily. After initial installation you MUST restart your computer. After that everything should be fine. Some animated wallpapers use more ram than others. So instead of just panicking and uninstalling it, restart your computer, if that doesn't fix it then go ahead. If you have slow system then choose a wallpaper that requires the least resources. On their website they tell you the system requirements for each dreamscape wallpaper.

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  • 2 stars

    "Uninstalled 15 minutes after installing"

    May 19, 2012   |   By breezy7089

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    Beautiful pictures.

    Cons

    The box keep popping up for me to buy. Would not let me open files, also made the computer extremely slow

    Summary

    Don't bother!!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "DISAPPOINTED!"

    March 01, 2012   |   By FTW1988

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    CRISP FULL SCREEN PICS AS A BACKGROUND.

    Cons

    IT WIPED MY 20 HOUR SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN GAME. LET YE BE WARNED!

    Summary

    IT WILL BE UNINSTALLED!

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  • 2 stars

    "Nifty but Does Not Play Nice with Other Apps"

    January 31, 2012   |   By stellarfirefly

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    - One of the slickest wallpaper animators on the market today.

    - Good user following, provides a good selection for customizations.

    - Very affordable, at only US$20.

    Cons

    - Upon installation, all but *3* of my taskbar icons no longer displayed! I lost direct access to essentials such as Steam, Dropbox, WD Smartware, OpenOffice Quickstart, etc. Uninstall alone does not restore them; must then restart Windows. I confirmed that it was DeskScapes that is causing this problem by against reinstalling it, and watching my taskbar icons disappear again.

    - Also removed access to RocketDock after it autohides. I can no longer bring it back forward, until I uninstalled DeskScapes.

    Summary

    Not sure if it's a bug in just the current version, an incompatibility, or just a limitation of the engine that it has to take over certain resources in order to do its thing. But losing access to so much else is just not acceptable for what essentially is just nifty flair and eye candy. (I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, if that makes a difference.) All other of my apps, even my customization ones (RocketDock, Rainmeter, etc.) play nice together. If only DeskScapes played nice as well, then I would have bought it immediately after seeing what it was capable of.

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  • 1 stars

    "Overloaded my processor."

    December 18, 2011   |   By prgrmr1

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    It's a nice animated desktop program, with good graphics.

    Cons

    Overloads the processor. I have an HP Quad-core processor with 6 Gigs of memory running Windows 7 65bit and it overload only (1) of (4) Cores, but still slowed down. the system.

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  • 5 stars

    "out of the world experience"

    December 12, 2011   |   By leopardroy999

    Version: DeskScapes 3.50

    Pros

    an actual video for your background/wallpaper is too good to be true. But for once it is true.

    Cons

    beside .dream the only format is WMV. hope we could use MP4 too.

    Summary

    buy the paid version. at $20 (approx) it is a throwaway price.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 8.20
  • Use your own pictures and videos as desktop wallpapers
  • Customize desktop wallpapers with animations and effects
  • Apply any Dream as your PC screensaver
  • Apply over 40 special effects to your wallpapers
  • Support for custom wallpapers on multiple monitors
  • Windows 8.1 support
  • General
    Publisher Stardock
    Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
    Release Date August 06, 2014
    Date Added August 06, 2014
    Version 8.20
    Category
    Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
    Subcategory Wallpaper Editors & Tools
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 72.2MB
    File Name DeskScapes8-cnet-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,324,783
    Downloads Last Week 2,337
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $9.99

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