Dream Aquarium Screensaver

Dream Aquarium Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 195 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.24
  • Total Downloads:
    1,951,193
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 04, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited number of species, informational pop-ups, doesn't allow changes to be saved); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    696
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Screensavers

Editors' Review

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Dream Aquarium Screensaver offers users an opportunity to turn their computer screen into a fish tank when they are not using it. With a surprising amount of options, you can control virtually every aspect of the program except for one important one.

The program has a somewhat confusing interface that requires the user to right-click on the aquarium as it's running in order to access the Options menu. But the actual fish tank action is impressive. Up to six species of sea creatures (the trial limits the tank to six) move in realistic ways and look lifelike, whether they are brightly colored angelfish or crabs scurrying about on the sea floor. The program's options are the highlight of the program once the menu is accessed. Users can choose between seven different aquariums, different fish, lighting, and can even feed the fish. While it seems like every opportunity was taken for users to control the tank, the designers neglected to give them as much control over when the screensaver operates. Throughout the extensive Options menu we only found one vague command to set when the aquarium appears, and oddly, this was only when the computer was running on battery.

While its lack of direction for controlling the program was annoying, it wasn't enough to deter us from the spectacular graphics and options for the aquarium. Anyone interested in filling the screen undersea life should give this download a shot.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 195 votes

    • 5 star 90
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 29
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5 stars

"Most realistic aquarium I have ever seen."

December 24, 2011  |  By kathylovespogo

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Soothing to the soul just watching them. I take care of a elderly lady who is bed ridden from a stroke. I place the computer by her bed ( she hasn't been out of bed in 4 years)and she watches them.

Cons

The aquarium doesn't last long and goes to a black screen. After the first of the year or income tax time I will buy the who version. So she can lay there and watch the fish and the crabs and the softly flowing seaweed.

Summary

Between the Aquarium and the sweetest music ever my patient gets far less upset.

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4 stars

"Needs scalability for screen size"

June 20, 2013  |  By ReneCD

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Looks good

Cons

If you put it on a big screen TV the fish grows with the screen size, so that for example neon fish that in real life are like an inch or less, suddenly appear gigantic. Needs to be possible to indicate the screen size so that the content of the fish tank can be resized.

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4 stars

"Incredibly realistic"

May 27, 2013  |  By jjbrain

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Wonderful fish!
3 "tanks" to choose from
great crab

Cons

lacks ocean scene
lacks a lot of audio choices. it would be nice to be able to add my own music to accompany the lovely fish.

Summary

This is the most realistic aquarium screensaver I have found. The graphics are just plain gorgeous. I would love more audio options and maybe some ocean scenes. Well worth the money as it is.

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5 stars

"5 STAR AQUARIUM SCREEN SAVER"

February 02, 2013  |  By oneclot

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

LOOKS VERY REAL WITH ALL DESIRABLE SETTINGS

Cons

NONE I CAN POINT OUT

Summary

THE BEST I HAVE COME ACROSS SO FAR.

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1 stars

"Worked until I bought full version"

January 25, 2013  |  By drbiff

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Looks great.

Cons

As soon as I bought full version crashed constantly and never worked. $20 out the window and the company not helpful. Limited trial version. Can't save settings.

Summary

Very buggy at best.

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1 stars

"Fills your computer with crap."

January 21, 2013  |  By waddupbidgez

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

None that I know of, I cancelled download before it finished.

Cons

Tried to install a bunch of "free" games onto my computer without my permission and opened and closed my browsers without my permission.

Summary

I recommend that you do not download, is most likely a scam or a virus. I for one will be restoring my computer to an earlier date.

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5 stars

"Demo is a tease"

October 31, 2012  |  By Creg44

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Best graphics, by far, of any aquatic screen saver. Pleasant sounds, everything is adjustable.

Cons

The Demo is annoying. Poor performance on a low end computer. Might take awhile, for you to figure out how to adjust every possible setting.

Summary

Buy the full featured version if you like the graphics in the demo. It's worth it.

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5 stars

"Free demo limited. Payware full product outstanding."

August 23, 2012  |  By diveroli

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

A handful of fish tanks and more than 20 different fish available, all in superb 3D rendering. In some tanks the black background can be substituted by a user-provided fixed background. Each tank is customisable about the number and types of fish (thus it is possible to have some tanks with many fish, others with few, or else different tanks with different fish which is what I prefer).Some tank

Cons

The freeware lasts a few minutes then turns black, and the customisations are not saved. Annoying and it should be clearly stated. That said, it is enough to see that the full product is well worth its price.

Summary

I am happy to have purchased Dream Aquarium. Automatic installation, easy customisation, the most realistic PC screensaver aquarium I have ever seen. A magnificent show.

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5 stars

"Great screensaver, love the fish!"

August 04, 2012  |  By mammy2921

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Real life fish,real life scenery

Cons

they r none

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2 stars

"Beautiful but stopped working after a few days."

May 15, 2012  |  By Moreta56

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Terrific graphics, fish and backgrounds very realistic

Cons

Not enough fish in the trial version. Main problem was it stopped working after a few days, whenever it tried to open there was an error.

Summary

Might try a fresh download

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5 stars

"Incredible realism thru software technology"

February 06, 2012  |  By Sverny_Svensen

 |  Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.24

Pros

Beautiful graphics and motion.

Cons

A little difficult to sift thru FAQ's and chat room to find answers when first installing and setting up. How about a manual instead?

MORE CRABS!!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.24
Version 1.24 adds Angelfish and Discus.
General
Publisher Spiralmonkey
Publisher web site http://www.dreamaquarium.com
Release Date March 02, 2010
Date Added March 04, 2010
Version 1.24
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, DirectX 9.0 drivers
Download Information
File Size 8.26MB
File Name DreamAquariumXP.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,951,193
Downloads Last Week 696
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited number of species, informational pop-ups, doesn't allow changes to be saved
Price $19.95

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