Flight Simulator Screensaver

Flight Simulator Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    208,118
  • Date Added:
    December 20, 2005
  • File Size:
    1.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This screensaver wins our praise for its high level of configurability and pleasing 3D design, but owners of older computers may encounter turbulence. After launching Flight Simulator Screensaver, several F/A-16 jets zoom across the screen, accompanied by the roar of their engines. The 3D graphics and terrain looked quite good for the most part, though the sky didn't render properly on a low-end graphics card. We were impressed with the number of customization options. For example, you can change the sky color, the camera angle, and the terrain, and you also can select how many clouds and trees appear in the scene. In addition, you can add your favorite MP3s to create a custom soundtrack. Assuming they have a modern PC, aviation enthusiasts and flight-simulator fans should find this screensaver an appealing download.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Is limited and a bit buggy, but mostly runs well."

August 22, 2012  |  By Himself

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

Good 3D screensaver where you see & hear some F-16 fighter jets flying around. You can even take control of them with the keyboard arrow keys. Sound effects can be turned off and other settings adjusted, too. The free version has a nag window.

Cons

Some small bugs, like one camera view makes the airplane invisible, but the flame from the jet engine visible, so you just see a firey dot flying around. The support website seems way outdated, like 3 years or more, and no mention of an update. I've also noticed that when I sleep my laptop with the screensaver running, it wakes up with an OS error message from the screensaver. There are a lot of settings for the screensaver, but very few that I need. For example, it's got sliders to adjust clouds and ground detail, as well as music. I don't need music from my screensaver; it'd just annoy other people, since I've left my computer.

Another quirk is that it offers buildings (really just gray boxes of varying height) but the rest of the landscape is forest and valleys and lakes. So in the middle of a forest, you might see a 70-storey building. No roads, so why is that building there?

Summary

They want $25 for the full version, but I'm not convinced that it's worth it. I guess it would be nice to support the author and show appreciation for what's been done, but this thing looks a bit unfinished and there's no indication of another update coming, and the expanded functionality of the full version looks like just a few more aircraft, and none that I care about. Otherwise, this screensaver compares favorably with "Flight Over the Sea 3D" and "Canyon Flight 3D" with the added bonus of being able to take control of the jets (to take control, press F1 in screensaver mode, for direction panel, then F1 to dismiss it and press A to toggle control of the jet. TAB to switch jets) That's pretty fun!

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2 stars

"mediocrity sums it up!"

November 16, 2010  |  By ged--2008

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

Looks contrived and unreal. I don't like it

Cons

I expect to see height in feet above sea level, not alien metres and speed in knots ( = 1.15 miles an hour.)

Summary

Singularly unimpressive.

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1 stars

"It caused problems, had to uninstall the program!"

July 26, 2010  |  By jrichar765

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

It is a good screen saver if your system can run it.

Cons

For the reason on line one I really didn't care for it!

Summary

No like or dislike. It caused problems with my computer. Can't give an accurate review.

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5 stars

"This simulator is great , Best download I have,"

January 01, 2010  |  By mkarp57

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

the 3D grafics are outstanding

Cons

Need more kinds of aircraft like private jets

Summary

Best download out there

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2 stars

"If you're into flight sim's games, it's okay"

May 22, 2009  |  By skycop4830

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

The graphics are okay

Cons

It's like watching a game

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4 stars

"TERRIFIC INTERACTIVE 3D FLIGHT SCR SAVER"

December 09, 2007  |  By dtx1

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

Clear detailed graphics. Smooth running. Optional view selection. Easy understood help screen on key/command definitions. Good selection of setup options and controls for a time unlimited trail version download.

Runs and looks great on a 22 in widescreen,1.2GHz processer, Radeon 9600 pro/256mb video.

Cons

Pitch of jet sound is flat. It does not vary with ascent/descent.

Screensaver locked up one time while exceeding mach I.

Pitch control sluggish and limited on manual control of jet.

No rudder control available.

The ground graphics could use some moving objects like autos, ships, windmill generators etc.

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3 stars

"WELL WORTH THE TRY....INTERESTING"

November 26, 2007  |  By STOREYFORPAWS2

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

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5 stars

"CLEAR AND CLEAN VIEW"

August 28, 2007  |  By joemunley

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

GOOD GRAPHICS AND SIMULATION

Cons

N/A

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4 stars

" Nice smooth graphics and great sound."

July 02, 2006  |  By cm85208

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

I 've been in a F-14 Fighter before as a ride-along. The only thing missing here is the urge to toss you're cookies.....REALLY!!!

Cons

That youn can't do with it what you want. But there are so many possibilities.

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1 stars

"I got an error first 15 minutes."

June 14, 2006  |  By dallascoy1

 |  Version: Flight Simulator Screensaver 1.1

Pros

none

Cons

I'm running a new system with 250 GB HD, good Nvivdia, and 64x2 processor.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher pargot testing 1_update
Publisher web site http://www.cnet.com
Release Date December 20, 2005
Date Added December 20, 2005
Version 1.1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 9.0 drivers
Download Information
File Size 1.8MB
File Name fsssaver.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 208,118
Downloads Last Week 31
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations F16 and 2-map trial
Price $29.99

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