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:
    1.22 build 1
  • Total Downloads:
    547,658
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 19, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #43 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's 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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4 stars

"takes my breath away."

January 26, 2006  |  By mubarlow

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

It's very well done, moving through space. Not just a slideshow!

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2 stars

"Crappy even for free"

January 25, 2006  |  By battleborn1

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

Compared to just about every other free software I've used, it has no pros.

Cons

bad graphics, problematic download and use.

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5 stars

"Awesome software"

January 24, 2006  |  By gpjuson

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

Quite realistic. Very good graphics and animation and, most of all, it's free.

Cons

There are other similar programs that are more realistic, with better colors/animation but they'll cost you.

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1 stars

"do NOT download this"

January 23, 2006  |  By barney25

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

great concept. doesn't work.

Cons

this program locks up my system. no screensaver; no response. had to unplug the computer. twice.

the message i got when i tried to shut down was that "there are other users logged into your computer now. shutting down may cause them to lose data." my computer is not networked. i'll be running a few spyware scans next.

i'm running xp home on fast win box with a broadband connection. also have an nvidia graphics card.

thanks download.com for this utter waste of time.

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3 stars

"Slow, no Adware, free is nice"

January 21, 2006  |  By justm1ke

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

Nice for a freebie. Cries for speed control and configuration options (maybe custom list for the "tour"?). Installs fine in XP, btw

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1 stars

"Lousy"

January 21, 2006  |  By brit1066

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

None.

Cons

Childish doodles.

Reviewer "prafulbhogal" could use some knowlage of the spelling and grammar of the English language.

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2 stars

"unable to install on my Windows XP system"

January 21, 2006  |  By MomDar

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

it sounds very interesting for a free download but unable to view as I am unable to install it, program said unsuitable for Windows XP, etc.

Cons

unable to download, tried tips mentioned in Having Trouble Downloading

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4 stars

"ITS GREAT IT GIVE YOU ALL KNOWLAGE OF SPACE"

January 21, 2006  |  By prafulbhogal

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

ITS GREAT IT GIVE YOU ALL KNOWLAGE OF SPACE

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1 stars

"would not install on my XP Pro???"

January 20, 2006  |  By broozer

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Cons

would not install on XP Pro. Downloaded it twice but it popped up a message to say 16 bit MS DOS and windows applications wont run with a button to close or ignore. Clicked different button each download and nothing happened so I gave up.

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3 stars

"good"

January 20, 2006  |  By nysa

 |  Version: Distant Suns - Grand Tour 3D Screensaver 1.22 build 1

Pros

colors

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher First Light Software
Publisher web site http://www.distantsuns.com/
Release Date October 19, 2005
Date Added October 19, 2005
Version 1.22 build 1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 12.04MB
File Name ds_6.0_se_install.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 547,658
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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