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Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver

$17.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
out of 9 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.01
  • Total Downloads:
    686,734
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, nag screen); $17.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    16.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    888
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Screensavers

Editors' Review

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Screensavers have long outworn their welcome, but some people still refuse to live without them. If you wouldn't dream of having a blank black screen when your computer is idle, Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver is for you. It shows you our planet in all of its glory.

The goofy early-'90s sci-fi music this application features is a weird choice, but it doesn't totally detract from the screensaver. As for the image, it's a cool spinning Earth that is actually fun to watch. It isn't the most accurate view of Earth you'll ever see, but it is pretty. Amusingly enough, if you still had a monitor where screen burn-in was an issue -- which is the reason for screensavers -- then this screensaver doesn't move enough to absolutely prevent it. When you stop using the screensaver, you're greeted by a request that you pay $17 for the full version of Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver.

If you still love screensavers, this one is a delight to look at. It will keep you entertained and will look especially attractive on larger screens. Don't waste your time with the paid version, though. The free Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver works well enough to not need the upgrade.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver 1.8.

 
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5 stars

"Most realistic space screensaver! Very beautiful!"

December 08, 2015  |  By psycom3

2015-12-08 12:03:45  |  By psycom3

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver 1.8

Pros

Very realistic 3D graphics. Earth looks very beautiful. Great sunsets and sunrises. Norton says that file is clean!

Cons

No! No! No! No cons!

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4 stars

"Great graphics, but a buy screen comes up all the time!"

April 20, 2013  |  By sjncousin

2013-04-20 18:51:43  |  By sjncousin

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver 1.8

Pros

This is just what I was looking for...a good motion graphic of the planet earth from space. Cnet.com editors recommended it--(the free version) and it is rated as #1.

Cons

But while trying it out, I am getting very sick and tired of the small, centered, pop-up buy screen that keeps coming up and additionally of the large buy screen which opens an internet window to their website.

Summary

This "CON" annoyance would be the only reason that I might not buy it. A free trial (in my meager opinion,) should NOT include a pop-up buy screen ALL the time!!!

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5 stars

"Very nice graphics!"

February 10, 2012  |  By robmkbw

2012-02-10 02:54:22  |  By robmkbw

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.5

Pros

Found a very nice and realistic graphics in this screensaver.

Cons

Not found.

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5 stars

"Amazing screensaver"

February 10, 2012  |  By psycom3

2012-02-10 02:37:47  |  By psycom3

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.5

Pros

Very realistic space screensaver

Cons

I don't know

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1 stars

"Teased me with 3 sec of graphics then payment wanted"

August 18, 2011  |  By siouxisue

2011-08-18 19:45:04  |  By siouxisue

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.4

Pros

I got to see what it would look like when i pay!

Cons

I now have 16MB worth of crap on my computer I need to get rid of

Summary

Asked me to register but was not given a key so unless im missing something big time it should NOT be in the free list.

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5 stars

"Great Graphics"

June 28, 2010  |  By joecordeiro

2010-06-28 03:42:46  |  By joecordeiro

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.4

Pros

Great graphics

Cons

Would have a different music background

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5 stars

"Nice fluid animation of the Earth with the Moon and Sun"

January 04, 2010  |  By ZiorSam

2010-01-04 04:42:42  |  By ZiorSam

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.4

Pros

I was very impressed with the fluid animation and the detailed graphics. On the dark side of the Earth you can see city lights lit up at night.

Cons

Can't think of anything negative to say about this excellent screensaver except that it has a nag screen occationally that pops up briefly.

Summary

It has three levels of detail that can be set from LOW - MEDIUM - HIGH. You can set the volume of the music and there are adjustments for different sized LCD monitors. I tried it out with HIGH detail on a Laptop with a 17 inch monitor and it was awesome. The price of this is well worth it if you decide to buy it and the company has many other acreen savers you can buy that are equally as impressive as this one and you can buy them all in a package for a discound price. The nag screen only comes up briefly occationally until you register it by buying it. I recomend this download very much. This pprogram is a must have screen saver because it is that good. Very impressive.

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1 stars

"virus alert"

December 04, 2009  |  By kiwi male computer guy

2009-12-04 01:16:46  |  By kiwi male computer guy

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.4

Pros

didn't have a chance to try it

Cons

according to avast this program has a virus

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5 stars

"Very nice!!!"

December 09, 2008  |  By denny_mrb

2008-12-09 07:16:10  |  By denny_mrb

 |  Version: Solar System - Earth 3D screensaver 1.0

Pros

I'm love this screensaver.

Cons

Nothing, it's a good screensaver.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.01
Minor installation fix.
General
Publisher Rixane Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.rixane.com
Release Date December 08, 2015
Date Added December 09, 2015
Version 1.8.01
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0
Download Information
File Size 16.27MB
File Name solar_system_earth_dc.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 686,734
Downloads Last Week 888
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, nag screen
Price $17.95

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