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:
    548,902
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    41
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #46 in Screensavers

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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Full Specifications

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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 XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 12.04MB
File Name ds_6.0_se_install.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 548,902
Downloads Last Week 41
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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