Starry Night Backyard ESD

Starry Night Backyard ESD

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 86 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    93,021
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2001
  • File Size:
    15.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 86 votes

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    • 1 star 44
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1 stars

"Won't risk it"

January 25, 2014  |  By Mathers_Jafluka

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

Sounds great

Cons

Isn't so great

Summary

A lot of negative reviews. No more free or trial versions. Plus on their website, astronomy.starrynight.com, under the "Enthusiast" option, they have as one of the Key Features, "Binoluar & Deep Space database." What is a "binoluar"? If they make this typo, how many errors can we expect in their program code?

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1 stars

"THIS IS NOT FREE ANYMORE"

May 15, 2012  |  By samsen2012

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

NO TRIAL HERE

Cons

NO TRIAL HERE

Summary

After getting through hassel of download and its associated unwanted bars and softwares, you will figure out that once upon a time, long long back this was offered as trial but NO MORE NOW.
The code link takes you to site to buy the software.
If you are patient enough to go further in QAs you get this message:
"FAQ
Q: I downloaded a free trial version of Starry Night Backyard and I need a registration number. A: We are sorry, but the product you downloaded is so old, it is no longer supported. There are sites out there that..."

Would be nice if Cnet cares to let people know about changes here not to waste time if Free Trial is the intension before buying.

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1 stars

"I have read the other reviews, I didn't download"

August 27, 2011  |  By bluesreejatoblue

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

No need to try

Cons

No need to try it

Summary

I'd would recommend Stellarium. Its both free and outstanding!

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1 stars

"The Sadness of It All is Overwhelming"

August 05, 2011  |  By ReliableSource74

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

You get all excited to learn about the constellations in the sky above you for a full 15 days.

Cons

All your hopes and dreams of knowing a bit more about the heavens. Goodness, I'm quite unhappy!

Summary

When you click the link that (supposedly) takes you to a website that gives you the free trial registration code, it takes you to the Starry Night homepage without any mention of where in the website you can find the code, or even have it emailed to you as it says it will be.

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1 stars

"Don't bother with free trial"

January 26, 2011  |  By pozzolan

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

None, Zero

Cons

It will not work without a registration code, and you are not given a code with the trial version. C-Net should take this one off of free trials.

Summary

C-Net needs to check out free downloads.

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1 stars

"not very good"

January 06, 2009  |  By pdog456

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

not very good

Cons

not very good

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1 stars

"DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!"

October 30, 2008  |  By charger24

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

I have used this program a long time ago and it is great.

Cons

The problem is it won't give you the F*&^%$# activation code so you can't use it.

Summary

Don't waste 10 minutes of your life. Try another website!

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4 stars

"Very old version and this the serial they used to give."

December 17, 2007  |  By notforme07

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Pros

User Name: freeman

License Key: yr3-8451-89c5-4fc1-9f24

Expires in: 300 days

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1 stars

"STAY FAR, FAR, AWAY!"

November 29, 2007  |  By wesley41

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Cons

didn't even use it. No matter how many times I E-mailed these people, I never recieved my regestration code to activate the program. So, I say it's a piece of junk. Their "help" was NO HELP whatsoever.

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1 stars

"DO NOT TRY THIS SOFTWARE!!!"

November 27, 2007  |  By wwcole41

 |  Version: Starry Night Backyard ESD 3.1.2

Cons

I NEVER got to try it. Apparently, you have to enter a name ('trial") and a regestration code. I was directed to the page where the so-called 'regestration code" was, but it was a blank page. I e-mailed support and have been waiting three whole days for my "claim ticket" to be read. If I were you, I'd listen to me, and read "R"'s reveiw also.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SPACE.com Canada
Publisher web site http://www.starrynight.com
Release Date October 17, 2001
Date Added October 17, 2001
Version 3.1.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 15.57MB
File Name Backyard.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 93,021
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $34.95
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