DeskScapes

DeskScapes

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 75 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.50
  • Total Downloads:
    1,302,668
  • Date Added:
    November 16, 2011
  • File Size:
    72.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,321
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Putting the clumsier applications of animated wallpaper to shame, DeskScapes wields Windows Vista's 3D hardware acceleration to result in crisp, buoyant, sometimes photorealistic animated wallpaper in the .Dream format.

Dynamic wallpaper this nice is a visual extravagance, but one with a catch. You're welcome to use the three bundled deskscapes without charge for as long as you'd like. But the swaying grass and rippling water will pull you to the online gallery of publisher- and user-made motifs you can download for free or for a premium. This is where the app gets you--you can install all the deskscapes you'd like, but you won't be able to use them in DeskScapes without upgrading to the premium version. That knowledge alone may frustrate potential buyers interested in seeing a few more demos before they commit. Either way, anyone looking to add some sparkle and personality to their otherwise static Vista desktop will find in this app a handful of high-quality scenes on the house.

 
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User Reviews
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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Installed and it gives me a notice that the trial version I am trying to install is out of date.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 3.50
Version 3.50 adds updated new wallpaper effects.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date August 29, 2012
Date Added November 16, 2011
Version 3.50
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Wallpaper Editors & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 72.2MB
File Name DeskScapes8-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,302,668
Downloads Last Week 2,321
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $19.95

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