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3D Spooky Halloween Screensaver Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — 3D Spooky Halloween Screensaver

The Moon is full! Spooky Halloween is here! Haunted house deep in the woods invites you for a visit.
$9.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 231 (22%) 825 (78%) 62 comments

3D Spooky Halloween Screensaver was available as a giveaway on October 23, 2011!

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The Moon is full! Spooky Halloween is here! Haunted house deep in the woods invites you for a visit.

Scary ghosts welcome you from a distance. Witches on broomsticks are rushing across the sky. There is something going on in this house as you see sparks of magic fire shooting out of the chimney. Chilling sounds and devilish Halloween music add to this mood of your darkest nightmare. Are you brave enough to trick or treat around this place?

System Requirements:

Windows 9x / 2000/ XP/ Vista

Publisher:

Astro Gemini Software

Homepage:

http://astrogemini.com/halloween-screensaver.html

File Size:

7.44 MB

Price:

$9.95

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#62

It was voted down just because it is a screensaver :(

Installed fine - looks cool...

Thanks GAOTD team!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#61

"PERSONALIZATION". That's why people like to have screensavers on their computers. Okay?!
Thank you to Astro Gemini for this unique soft. They are repeat contributers here at GAoTD & I appreciate their continued appearances even if I don't install all that they offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Beaks  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#60

I don't generally use screen savers, but THANK YOU, GAOTD and software developers! I can't believe the people who don't like them giving this product a thumbs down for what is their own personal preference. I don't use them myself, but I would NEVER give a thumbs down or diss someone's product just because it's not what I'd use!

Reply   |   Comment by MJ  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

A very nice screensaver, really nice looking................
on my old computer. On my newer system, with a widescreen monitor?? Terrible. Blurred, stretched and ugly :( Various attempts to find a solution in the settings, little to no improvement at all.

Please insure proper widescreen support, it is beautiful on the other monitor, it would be nice to have the same quality experience on my main system. Also, widescreen monitors are becoming more common, in some places they are actually all that is sold there now.
You will lose business because not everyone will check it on a "regular" monitor, and will think the low quality appearance is the textures themselves rather than realizing that it is the scaling issue.
Which would be very sad, as it is a beautiful screensaver, when it is on a monitor it can scale to.

Reply   |   Comment by Kailey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#58

Creepy & Fun! Love it!

Reply   |   Comment by CJCotter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#57

Installed like a breeze and runs fine on Win 7 x64.
Thanks so much, GAOTD and Playrix/AstroGemini!

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

Installed without problem both on XP Pro 32-bit and Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Haven´t used screen savers for years but this I realy like. So does my wife and children too. Thank you very much for this giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Nisse  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

Would be nice except for the constant twitching that could give an epileptic a seizure. Unusable because of this. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Joshua  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

I really enjoyed this screensaver and plan on using it each Halloween, or when I need something fun and different. I was not expecting the sounds and got a kick out of this!! The developers did a great job! Thank you for the fun give away!!

The program installed just fine on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop. I thought the graphics to be fun, and the things swirling about were a nice thing to add. The crow is pretty realistic. I just got this computer and would rather get things from this site than just scanning the net for things. Thank you again!!

Reply   |   Comment by Pixiey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

This is a prime example that shows the need of an updated rating system.
We really need a "Don't Need" or "Don't Want" rating to keep the rating systems more honest.
I will bet the majority of those who clicked "No", just don't want to use it.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#52

I like this screensaver; Installed on xpsp3, no problems. Thank you gotd and gemini.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

I LOVE the screensaver. It is cools and works perfectly on my Windows 7 64-bit system.

Reply   |   Comment by Marcia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#50

Sadly after reading #4 as some family members suffer from epilepsy, and i think that not just this vendor but all vendors of programs etc would give an advisory notice on their products.

therefore i have to decline this offer this time,

thank you GOTD keep up the good work

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

If you don't like screen savers, then don't download it. Don't comment, either. Those having issues with running it, try turning off your security suite before installing. The same reason so many people have problems with Windows Update, and I never do. Happy Halloween!

Reply   |   Comment by Treat  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

#6: "Screen saver just does not work."

FWIW mileage varies depending on graphics hardware & level of D3D support.

* * *

#11: "I cannot select it as my screensaver ... The screensaver previews perfect... "

1 option you could try would be to right-click the .scr file & select Install.

Another option would be to locate "3D Spooky Halloween Screensaver.scr" -- it should be in Windows' system folder -- optionally copy or cut & paste it wherever you like, & rename it making sure it has an .exe extension. Now create a shortcut to that newly renamed file -- copy -> paste shortcut works -- right-click the shortcut, select properties, & on the "Shortcut" tab add "/s" (without the quotes) to the very end of the command line listed as Target [add it outside the existing quotes]. Double clicking the .exe file opens the configuration window -- create a 2nd shortcut for that if you like. The 1st shortcut you created will run the screensaver.

* * *

#15: "a bit cheesy rendering, but the biggest problem was it switched off by itself three times in a row in exactly the same moment."

In case it helps, I've had that happen with quite a few screensavers unless I uncheck the box to "Exit on Mouse move"

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#47

I guess the developer isn't going to reply to any problems so just uninstalled mine. Bummer, I really liked this one too. Just doesn't seem to want to work right on my xp sp3 os.

Reply   |   Comment by aswegohomestead  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

I installed this on a XP machine. But didnt seem worth of my putting it on my Win 7 laptop. It ran ok. The screensaver was very monotonous, showing the same thing over and over, in a short time span. I rate is as only ok, a 4 out of 10. Not terrible, but not very good either.

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Really fun! Quality graphics and sound, no nonsense install on Ultimate Windows 7-x64 and Vista-x64, XP Pro Sp3, and even Windows 8 DevPreview in VMWare virtual machine.

However, on the Windows 7, had to run GOTD's setup as Admin.

Anyone who thumbs-down this cute freebie probably gives that nasty candy corn for treats on Halloween, anyway!

Reply   |   Comment by JMJsquared  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#44

Honestly, I don't care much about screensavers but this one is really cool! This will be on my laptop at least until Halloween! Can't wait for my grand-kids to come over. It's so clear and vivid on my old IBM Thinkpad.

Thank you GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

Amanda #14
Those “uppity computer people” came to hate screensavers when they were necessary, because in actual fact they had become screen destroyers. Pretty pictures, that contained high intensity bright colours in the same spot hour upon hour, burning away the CRT tube.
I agree with you about the name, but it is too ingrained to change.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

Works great win7 x64 ultimate. Thank You.

Reply   |   Comment by Reg.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

Why do people hate screensavers so much. Many people love them. So why is it you can't understand that. That being said, I don't use them. My computer is always doing something while I am in front of it.
When I see them on other peoples computers I enjoy seeing them and if I
had more down time on my computer I might have them too.
Many screensavers offer some beautiful backgrounds. Before condemning them all try stopping a moment and look.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#40

Holloween 3, Season of the Witch comes to mind. I don't want this think controlling my mind so... Pass.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#39

I would like to... suggest an idea
Control the level of anti-aliasing - lines are too distinct between different shades of fog or light, and in detailed areas like the skeleton's fingers. Very distracting. Otherwise I love it!

(I tried to enter this in the "Share your ideas" section but after trying 8 or 10 times on entering the requested code I gave up - it ALWAYS rejects the code I type, and I zoomed up the code image to make sure I entered the right numbers each time)

I have most of the screensavers listed above and enjoy them all. They run well on my Vista 32x system with NVIDIA GeForce GTX550 Ti graphics card. I like the music and visuals and the creative thought that goes into them. Thanks very much GAOTD and Gemini.

Reply   |   Comment by mr.dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

First of all, this is compatible with Windows 7, 64 bit. Every game or screensaver that I installed on my computer that was compatible with Vista, but didn't mention Windows 7, worked on my computer except for just one game. This is the 3rd Halloween screensaver that I had on my computer that was created by Astro Gemini, and I liked them all. The last one, the spooky attic one, I kept for about a year. The first one, the 3D spooky Haunted House one, I still have on my older computer with XP, and is still my favorite of the 3. This one is very entertaing also. It's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Downloaded, installed and runs fine on my older XP machine. The flying, flaming skulls are a little odd, otherwise it's a pretty cool screensaver and I appreciate getting it free. I've been waiting for a Halloween screensaver and, as usual, GOTD did not disappoint. I like a utilitarian freebie as much as anyone, but we need to have fun sometimes, too. Thanks for a nice change of pace, developers and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Grace  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

I simply don't understand the ratings. I installed this program on Windows 7, 64 bit, and it runs perfectly. The graphics are cute, the sound is inoffensive and fitting. This is a lovely present. Thank you GotD :)

Reply   |   Comment by Opsimath  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

WOW !! This is a GREAT freebie for the upcoming Holiday !! Love it, as it is much FUN !! I'm also running Wondows 7, 64 Bit, and it all workes just fine. Two BIG thumbs up from me on this one, though I do wish it were an animated wallpaper, or had one to go with it. Thanks everyone, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!! Hee hee !!

Reply   |   Comment by Judi Podgurski  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

With Windows 8 on the horizon, Windows 7 being available for a couple of years now (32- and 64-bit versions, I have a problem with a company who bills themselves as the "Leader in 3D screensaver devlopment" that list Windows Vista as being the latest level of OS thier software is compatible with. I happen to like screensavers if they're not cheesy or look like it was developed by a 3rd grader, but when I download and install them, I expect them to work properly and not cause errors.

Reply   |   Comment by Christmasj Rose  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

How did you get it to run right on Win7 64 bit? When I installed it on my Win7 64-bit, the screensaver's loading screen is fine but when the screensaver starts, it's just a flashing distorted mess, failing to display correctly at all. There is no compatibility mode option available in file properties.

Also, the astrogemini screensaver manager, which I love, was not included at all in this download. I had hoped the manager would be included. I thought possibly I might be able to get this screensaver to work right by selecting the xp compatibility mode in the properties of the manager's .exe file....but no manager :(

I love AstroGemini screensavers & am really disappointed that so far, there seems to be no way at all to get today's giveaway to run correctly on my Win 7 64-bit laptop & there's no screensaver manager either :(

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Trend Micro OfficeScan which my company requires me to have on my laptop prohibits me from going to the astrogemini.com website - says it's "Dangerous" and a "Verified fraud page or threat source."

I'm sure it's a false positive, but the developer should probably contact Trend Micro to unblock their website.

I'm not a fan of screensavers, so it would not be fair to rate thumbs up or down, but I have seen their "Santa's Home" and "Halloween in the Attic" (before Trend Micro was mandated) and they are well done in a technical sense and quite attractive, although more for kids IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

And I agree it needs to either be compatible with Windows 7 or else it's made so it is possible to put the .exe into compatibility mode for the program

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

why did this fail to also install AstroGemini's scrrensaver manager with it? I love AstroGemini screensaver manager & I miss it ever since my old laptop died!

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

I installed on my XP Sp3 computer and it works great. I like the screen saver, it is a nice one for this time of year and I really like the way it displays the time at the bottom of the screen.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Downloaded and installed on XP just fine.

Screensavers are not really needed any more, BUT...we all have beautiful monitors and sound equipment so why now use them and enjoy a little diversion now and then!

Nice graphic, good audio and much more animation than I was expecting. I do agree with some of the comments about too much happening at the same time....maybe spread them out and have the program run a bit longer, but that's not a complaint, just a suggestion.

Overall, a thumbs-up from me!

Reply   |   Comment by Fjhs3  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

#11-Try the SP3 Ux Theme Patcher > http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/SP3-UxTheme-Patcher-Download-98929.html - Works for most unsigned themes (like Royal Remix) Though not designed exactly for this application-it's worth a shot-install/reboot.Besides,you will then be able to run some nice themes like this one > http://oddbasket.deviantart.com/art/Royale-Remixed-44294818

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#26

Though 3Planesoft are my screensavers of choice, I've used several AstroGemini and haven't been disappointed.

This installed perfectly on my Win7 64bit laptop and runs smoothly. The only thing I would like to see changed is the ability to choose how many things fly across the screen, but overall, a nice little screensaver.

Thanks GOTD and Astrogemini for another nice, free download.

Reply   |   Comment by Theo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#25

I stopped using screensavers some time ago when, for some reason, they started messing with the desktop gadgets I had installed. It was just annoying to have to keep adjusting the gadgets back to their original size, etc. So, I just let screen default to the monitor's own sleep mode which is boring with no pretty pictures or neat sounds, but does the job without changing the gadgets.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Cute screensaver. Not as good as Halloween in the Attic but its nice to have one to rotate with. Not sure what the exploding chimney has to do with Halloween but who's gonna argue for free. I did end up buying some of their other screen savers after the first giveaway. They have good graphics. Yes it works fine on Win7-64 unless maybe you have some wierd graphics card. And for those that say who needs a screensaver...Its just cute. Something that kicks in and gives you something different to look at (Unless you the type that powers off to save that .000001 cents a day).

Reply   |   Comment by F.J.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Pretty cool screensaver. love the flying flaming skulls. As one guy here said, "it's not cheesy". I will keep it. Thanks to the artist who made it and GAOD

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Hi
I like it allot,the graphics are very good i give it a 5 out of 5
very easy to install.
Thank you
David Mosley

Reply   |   Comment by David P Mosley  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Thankyou!!!! I also use Win7 x64 and have no problems at all--great--thyanks again--Please check my suggestions wopuld be way awsome!!!

Reply   |   Comment by sonny coffey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

This screensaver installed fine on Win7 64 bit and performed perfectly. Loved the animated movie.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

to post #6 I am running x64 also ,try using compatibilty mode, still can't edit my previous post or append

Reply   |   Comment by bobby  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

This is pretty " C O O L " ?? actually runs on my W7 SP1 unlike some other screen savers. very good detail and as a novelty the 3D concept is fairly convincing for a 2D monitor, great resolution, can't see how much resources it's using versus background programs

Reply   |   Comment by bobby  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Does the job: provides visuals, sounds, distraction. Doesn't take itself too seriously - for this reason I prefer the 3planesoft screensavers but this one looks decent enough. XP,32.

Reply   |   Comment by SteveJ  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

Very nice screensaver with excellent graphics and sounds.Perfect seasonal screensaver for those of us who love the Halloween holiday.Installed and registered perfectly on a Core 2 Quad Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit system with 8 GB DDR2 Ram.Thanks to Giveawayoftheday and to the developers of this software.KUDOS!

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Jones  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#15

a bit cheesy rendering, but the biggest problem was it switched off by itself three times in a row in exactly the same moment. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by toja  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Installed very easily on Vista 64-bit.

It looks pretty good and I watched it for a while. I wouldn't pay $10 for it, but if I were in a screensaver mood, $5 wouldn't be unreasonable.


The term "screensaver" is outdated and tends to put off those uppity computer people. Yes, we know you don't have to save your screen anymore, no need for an immediate thumbs down. Screensavers tend to be more for people passing by than for the user, why point out that you don't sit around watching your screensaver?

Maybe call it something else, an "Idle Mode Something-or-other".

I'll keep it but probably won't use it. I prefer a plain black screen for my Idle Mode Something-or-others.

Reply   |   Comment by Amanda  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#13

...$9.95...
Need I say more?
(I could find a gigantic amount of free-screensavers that could Easily replace this is why I think this does not really deserve a rating at all)

Reply   |   Comment by But what use is this  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)
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