Sim Aquarium Free

Sim Aquarium Free

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 45 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0
File Size:
37.97MB
Date Added:
June 09, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
487,563
Downloads Last Week:
186
Product ranking:
#18 in Screensavers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This screensaver's mesmerizing 3D graphics may hypnotize you, but its extensive feature set will snap you out of your daze. Sim Aquarium transforms your desktop into an aquatic arcadia. You can customize your tank with surface, bubble, and sound effects, and you can even import audio files to create a rocking aquarium.

The demo version includes five preset fish types and two tanks, whereas the paid version adds five tanks and lets you stock them with up to 41 species of fish. A word to the wise: Sim Aquarium takes up a hunk of hard-drive space and system resources, so make sure you have ample memory available. If you're looking for some aquatic magic for your desktop, this screensaver is for you.

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  • 1 stars

    "Only an ad to purchase full version"

    June 29, 2013   |   By QueixaSamba

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free 3.4.45

    Pros

    easy to uninstall

    Cons

    Not the free screensaver it says it is. It is a crippled, barely there version with one fish and a blue background. And plenty of advertisements to buy additional fish and additional backgrounds.

    Summary

    Just be honest with me. Don't tell me it's free, then give me a piece of crap and tell me if I give you money you'll give me something worthwhile. You've already been dishonest with me. You think, in light of the dishonesty of this company and the untrustworthiness they have already displayed, and the scam they are running, I'm going to trust them with my credit card info?

    This is a free, crappy screensaver with one fish on a blue background.

    CNET should be ashamed for even having it in their free screensavers section.

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  • 1 stars

    "It only downloads"

    January 12, 2013   |   By leonv93703

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free 3.4.41

    Pros

    it only downloads files to computer

    Cons

    doesn't open. I sent repeated error reports because it won't open says there are errors in files downloaded.

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  • 1 stars

    "Causing Safari to crash"

    April 11, 2012   |   By bluejen1

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free 3.1.29

    Pros

    10 characters

    Cons

    Can't find file to delete. Tried AppCleaner, AppTrap, etc. A seriously awful piece of software. Even stranger, don't remember even downloading it!

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastically peaceful!"

    February 18, 2012   |   By sirhurtalot

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1.28

    Pros

    I have been a long time user of the PC version of SimAQUARIUM and have been enjoying it a lot all these years. It helps me relax and deal with all the stress from the work.

    Cons

    None. This is the most realistic aquarium simulation i have ever seen or bought.

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  • 1 stars

    "Yet another misleading developer"

    January 23, 2012   |   By J-T-K

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1.28

    Pros

    Great realistic graphical features and sound effects, well laid out options & all that.

    Kept the wife happy....++for me :)

    and then....

    Cons

    And then ... the trial of a free edition ended (Did i just say trial of a free edition? I must be mad!)

    Wife now not happy.

    As per the Eula on install;

    "SIM AQUARIUM is "Shareware". I.e. you can use this demo version during 7 days after installation. Program will also display a "registration reminder" message on the screen. 7 days after SIM AQUARIUM installation you should either REGISTER it OR stop using it and consequently remove SIM AQUARIUM from your system (you can find out how to register on author's website: http//:www.simaquarium.com/ ).

    After REGISTRATION you will receive your personal Activation Code. Once entered in the program's registration dialog (your computer MUST be connected to the Internet during the activation process), this key will remove all "registration-reminder" messages displayed by SIM AQUARIUM, and you will gain rights to use program for an unlimited time period."

    And listed here on Cnet

    Sim Aquarium Free Edition

    Price:
    Free

    Summary

    Trial period with the nagging to buy the full version at $49.95USD is irritating at best.

    Pretty lil fella, but not worth 50 bucks especially when this edition is listed in the "free" section as a free edition.

    Bad marketing DiS, come on, up your game.

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  • 1 stars

    "Misleading at best. Sorry. :("

    November 24, 2011   |   By karenvoss

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1.28

    Pros

    Pretty pictured fish and seemingly great options and all that. Honestly, I once went to OfficeMax and bought a $10 fishtank program that still works great so far on every OS I've installed it on, of course the # of fish and backgrounds are limited, but hey, it's a doggone screensaver already! :0

    Cons

    this is directly quoted from the EULA via MS-Notepad:
    eMAIL: ladislaw@ss3d.com
    SIM AQUARIUM is "Shareware".I.e. you can use this demo version during 7 days after installation. Program will also display a
    "registration reminder" message on the screen. 7 days after SIM AQUARIUM installation you should either REGISTER it OR stop using it and consequently remove SIM AQUARIUM from your system (you
    can find out how to register on author's website:
    http://www.simaquarium.com/).

    Summary

    I think 7 days is kinda lame for a trial period, mind you, for a program advertised as "free" ....just my thoughts of course. I stopped right there and did not bother installing past the EULA paragraph quoted above. I'm kinda glad I didn't get wrapped into 39.99 or whatever they thought they were gonna charge me for a free program.

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  • 2 stars

    "Doesn't like my win7 machine"

    October 18, 2011   |   By elaineallinson

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1.27

    Pros

    Beautiful to look at........

    Cons

    .........if it wasn't unstable

    Summary

    Needs fixing

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  • 5 stars

    "Beautiful Screensaver!!"

    September 09, 2011   |   By vice350z

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1.27

    Pros

    Beautiful coral tank screen saver. Looks and runs great at 1920x1080 on my 65" Plasma using an ATI HD6870 grafx card.

    Cons

    Not really "free" but I don't care. Wish the premium was a little cheaper than $39.99 but at least you get 3 extra licenses to share and future tanks.

    Summary

    If you love coral screen savers then you gotta get this one. Sim Aquarium has come a long way since Sim Aquarium 2 in terms of 3D graphics. I love it.

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  • 1 stars

    "As others have said, definitely not free."

    August 14, 2011   |   By CH1978

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1

    Pros

    Great if you want to purchase. No Pros if you want to use this for free.

    Cons

    If you want to use this as a screen saver, definitely not free.

    Summary

    Basically I downloaded to try out, then promptly uninstalled.

    When the screen saver pops up, there is an ad in the bottom left corner asking you to buy. Then, after about 30 seconds, the screen saver ends with an options screen saying if you want full functionality, then you have to buy. From their description, it sounds like you can use part of this for free as a screen saver, but definitely not. I would have given less than 1 star if possible.

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  • 4 stars

    "did not like it"

    July 12, 2011   |   By BAXTERM3

    Version: Sim Aquarium Free Edition 3.1

    Pros

    nothing to like sorry

    Cons

    everything did not work well on my machine

    Summary

    could be better not bad for freebe

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