Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver

Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0 build 5
  • Total Downloads:
    548,514
  • Date Added:
    February 02, 2006
  • File Size:
    12.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    28
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This tour of our galaxy begins at Earth, then recenters and zooms in on the Moon. After that, Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver heads out toward the far reaches of the solar system. Text in the upper left of the screen shares information such as the name of each object, its diameter, and its orbital period. However, you can disable this information if you so choose. The closer planets and many of the moons are gorgeous. For example, Saturn's Ganymede looks like a scarred garnet. On less-studied objects, such as the satellites of Uranus, only the part that has been photographed has detail. While most appropriate for astronomy or sci-fi buffs, we could easily see this program gaining a larger audience, especially since it comes free of charge.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 17
  • All Versions

    2.8

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 21
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  • 5 stars

    "excellent in everyway"

    February 20, 2012   |   By burnsy46

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    ease of downloading lovely to watch it is just great

    Cons

    there are none

    Summary

    simply excellent in every way friends are going to download it as well

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  • 1 stars

    "won't install on w7. deleted program."

    January 30, 2012   |   By lvcabebe

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    no pros for this program

    Cons

    could not even run program.

    Summary

    waste of time

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  • 1 stars

    "Trojan! Don't download!"

    September 10, 2011   |   By tiny_lil_shamrock

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    None, none, and none, unless you collect computer infections.

    Cons

    It's a trojan. How much more of a con do you need?

    Summary

    Don't download!

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  • 3 stars

    "Won't install on W7 x64"

    September 18, 2010   |   By jaizx

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    Won't install on W7x64.

    Cons

    Won't install on W7x64.

    Summary

    Won't install on W7x64.

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  • 3 stars

    "Windows 7 and Distant suns"

    May 06, 2010   |   By christmj

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    distant suns is fantastic with my Windows Xp but when I purchased a new laptop it has windows 7 and the latest version of distant suns screen saver does not work. When can I expect a version that work with Windows 7?

    Cons

    windows 7 and the latest version of distant suns screen saver does not work. When can I expect a version that work with Windows 7?

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  • 2 stars

    "I too would have liked to see it!"

    April 06, 2010   |   By whippetone

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    I can't name one because it didn't work.

    Cons

    Couldn't get it to work, got the same missing file stuff!

    Summary

    To bad

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  • 1 stars

    "Junk! - Won't Install"

    June 28, 2009   |   By TBIRD77777

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    None at all

    Cons

    Won't Install

    Summary

    CNET has allot of nerve recommending this product. And then compounding it all by not removing this install file from their servers......

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  • 1 stars

    "Installation & Uninstall issues..."

    June 16, 2009   |   By kerwyn8322

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    N/A - haven't tried the screensaver due to issues below

    Cons

    Won't properly uninstall, leaves files and programs on your computer after uninstalling. Didn't install properly the first time. Can't get rid of it!!! (I consider programs like these no better than viruses!!!)

    Summary

    Very upset, I have to manually go into my computer and registry to remove this program and all it's assets.

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  • 1 stars

    "underwhelming"

    January 31, 2009

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    liked the old planetarium software

    Cons

    memory hog, install problems

    Summary

    I pass

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  • 3 stars

    "Nice but over rated The one you buy is bee=tter I hope"

    November 22, 2008   |   By hanssolo1

    Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 6.0 build 5

    Pros

    load fine on XP OK

    Cons

    Kind of limited on what you can do. Would have love to take grand ttour

    Summary

    some will will like it some will not

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    General
    Publisher First Light Software
    Publisher web site http://www.distantsuns.com/
    Release Date February 02, 2006
    Date Added February 02, 2006
    Version 6.0 build 5
    Category
    Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
    Subcategory Screensavers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 12.04MB
    File Name ds_6.0_se_install.EXE
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 548,514
    Downloads Last Week 28
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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