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Around the World: Rome Screensaver Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Around the World: Rome Screensaver

Travel back in time and marvel at the glory and splendor of Ancient Rome by day and night!
$9.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 173 (22%) 596 (78%) 37 comments

Around the World: Rome Screensaver was available as a giveaway on June 22, 2013!

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Travel back in time and marvel at the glory and splendor of Ancient Rome by day and night. Take a glimpse of the magnificent Colosseum, the greatest amphitheater of antiquity. You’ll be charmed by the peace and serenity of the Eternal City as the night descends on its seven hills and the bright silent moon illuminates its graceful statues. Enjoy the beauty of Rome with its picturesque landscapes and architectural masterpieces.

Key features:

  • Extremely realistic colorful graphics
  • Styled music and natural sound effects
  • High-quality animation
  • Find yourself in the heart of the Eternal City
  • Digital clock
  • FPS counter
  • Majestic beauty of the Colosseum by day and night
  • Change of weather: sunshine and rain
  • Most famous attraction of Rome on your desktop.

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/ 2000/ XP/ Vista; Pentium III or higher; 128 MB Video Memory; DirectX 9.0 or higher; DirectX-compatible sound card

Publisher:

Astro Gemini Software

Homepage:

http://www.astrogemini.com/around-the-world-rome.html

File Size:

15.3 MB

Price:

$9.95

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#37

Good Lord people! It's only a screensaver.A little eye candy to enjoy for awhile. Why get so fired up over something so harmless? Someday you'll all be grown-ups and you'll understand. Have a nice day!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Now here is a good screensaver.
http://johnny-castaway-screensaver.en.softonic.com/download

Reply   |   Comment by Perryntx  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

5: it ain’t install on msdos 3.22 :( pls help me
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Try the more modern DOS 6.22 and maybe Windows 2.1 if you've updated to 64K of ram. :-0

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Yes, let's "Travel back in time and marvel at the glory and splendor of Ancient Rome" where they slaughtered innocent people and animals for the sole purpose of entertaining the masses as well as the emperors. What a great idea for a screensaver!

Reply   |   Comment by Todd  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

I voted down simply because of the obsolescence of today's giveaway. I apologize to the 3 people on the planet who still have a CRT.

I will also thumb down any giveaways for "I Like Ike" screensavers or WWII war bond facsimiles.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerome T  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#32

@ #6 #10.
I did not mean to offend anyone. I know you heard this before. I was saying maybe they can come up with something new.

Most of the screensavers that I have are designed for the old monitors. They do not display properly on a 23 in wide LED or a 21 in. That is all you can find these days all wide screen. If they can make it work nicely on a 23 in wide I will be a fan. I know I can change the setting but too busy.With all the stuff available I doubt many kids will be interested in scareensavers. Sorry about the length of the comment.

Reply   |   Comment by ASBY  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Like a couple of other posters here, I do wish AstroGemini would turn its talents to Screen Art (let's just abandon this whole out-dated 'screensavers' thing) that's of sufficient quality to actually be worth putting on a computer screen.

Today's "Rome screen saver" captures nothing whatsoever of the substance or atmosphere of that historic city. Rather, it appears to be a sort of Ancient Greece meets Ideal Homes & Gardens. There's not a single vista in Rome that looks anything like that -- I know, I lived there for years -- yet there are wide-screen images aplenty (and in the public domain, too) from which AstroGemini could've gained both understanding and inspiration.

The developer really is going to have to buck up its ideas of what constitutes quality artwork: churning out tat like this "Rome screensaver" is a quick way to ensuring a commercial fate just as permanent as the Roman Empire's.

Ah, grazie, GOTD, ma non m'interessa.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#30

I like the Roam Sceensaver, thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#29

I always download the screen savers that are offered here, because screen savers can be fun. If you don't believe me, look out for the 'Aris' Christmas savers that change every day during December.

If you don't like/want screen savers, move on. Other people have opinions too!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#28

It's absolutly ugly.My God,nothing to do with the Rome I know.

Reply   |   Comment by Felidae  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

Get over it! Everyone know that screensavers are not needed to save your LCD screen. But it's a name for an entertainment tool that can be interesting to watch. I have live wallpapers on my android and screen savers on my desktop. Some 'screen savers' are fun, some are boring. This one is OK. Wish it handled duo screens.

Reply   |   Comment by rob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

Would be really very good screensaver ..but in 90'es.

Reply   |   Comment by as  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

My $0.02 is avoidance of screensavers as many are security leaks and further they offer nothing to a guy that believes that computers should be used for the function they were mainly intended i.e. to compute. Whether it be raytrace of graphics, finite element method of structural analysis, or other computational challenging processes that might include gaming or programming for example, screensavers are wasteful fluff. No thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by PhantomX  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

I think GOTW owes it to themselves to prevent people that haven't downloaded and tested a give away from voting on it. It isn't an accurate measure of the software if they just vote but refuse to try out the software.

I gave it thumbs up. It's not great, but it is nice. I download themes from Microsoft for something different to view when I can actually see my desktop. I download screensavers for the same reason.

Only problem I see with this one is the background bleeds through if you have any open files etc behind it. The flickering is maddening.

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

If any of you use Firefox as your browser, I suggest you also install, "DO NOT TRACK ME" and then you will find out that almost ALL these screensavers TRACK YOU and then sell your information to 3rd parties. How do I know? I AM A SE AND I HAVE DONE IT. Not anymore, but just wanted to let you know this.

Oooo la la, pretty, ah, beautiful screensaver, but deep in the background it is keeping track of your habits.

THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE FOR SS, ARE SHEEPLE, AWAITING YOUR SLAUGHTER.

NO ONE USES SCREENSAVERS ANYMORE! WHY WOULD THEY? FOOLISH.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

Screensavers aren't necessary anymore to protect the screen, however they are useful if you don't want people seeing what you're working on while your away from your computer.

This one looks dated. It reminds me of some of the HOG games that came out years ago.

Reply   |   Comment by M.I. Summerset  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

GOTD should save nine or ten of the comments from the "screensavers are so last year" bunch, so that they can list them as soon as the giveaway for a screensaver is set up. That way the usual bunch of moaners wouldn't have to waste any of their precious "I'm so computer-cool time" typing out their comments. Guess what? I would bet that most people using computers nowadays already know that the screensaver is not necessary to prevent screen burnout - but so what. Sometimes some people get a little wee bit of enjoyment when they look at the screen and see some movement in the image. I personally use a photo displaying screensaver just because it is fun and enjoyable. And to all those computer-cool types, yes it does use up resources, but so what? Get a good computer and you don't need to worry about that. Maybe if the name were changed from screen'saver' to something like screen'imager' it would pacify all the people complaining that a product is bad simply because "an idea is obsolete when you have to explain to a 14 year old what a screensaver is". Surely a 14 year old isn't that stupid that he/she can't figure out what an image is - or what changing images are.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

Great! Fantastic-O!! Fabuloos-O!!
This will definitely save my screen and add years of life to it versus allowing it to power down. Thank You...Thank You...Thank You, oh come here and get a hug!

Reply   |   Comment by boozehelps  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

The screenshots show only one view of Rome. Are there more?

Reply   |   Comment by FeAudrey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

Does it have a scene with the Pope? That would be kewl.

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

I am not one for screensavers but because I will be visiting Italy next spring decided to install on my desktop and check this one out. It is colorful and I like the clock showing in the lower right side, while it may not have that WOW factor some are looking for, it is a nice change over just looking at desktop icons and folders.
It installed on Win 7 Pro and runs smoothly.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris B  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#16

I realize that this screen saver's theme is the glory of ancient Rome, but it would be nice if screen saver makers would occasionally make screensavers that used actual photographs rather than artists renderings which never look real. I am sure that there are photographs of famous sites in Rome that are close to 100 years old. Seeing the eternal city's changes over the past 100 years or so would be more interesting to me than an artist's made up ideas of what was going on.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#15

The gift that keeps on giving.

Reply   |   Comment by blea101  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I installed, nice screensaver, but I didn't travel back in time as the advert stated, just saw some images of rome. As time travelling software I have to give it zero

Reply   |   Comment by benny cake  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

Doesn't matter what people say, screensaver is some kind of Art and art always last forever, thank you Astro Gemini for bring beautiful thing to life

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#12

It's a screensaver which means a worthless item with all the potential risks of putting in something totally unnecessary. I'll just continue to use sets of my photos to change the backgrounds. Not gonna download this.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Ronster  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

It's nice but nothing wow. The biggest flaw I see is it doesn't follow the screen resolution, I see black around screensaver image.

Reply   |   Comment by jen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#10

To Asby, comment number one. We've heard it a thousand times (almost literally). Of course screensavers areno loger applicable to most users. That said, there are those that are still using old crt screens, plus, most users who still purchase screensavers, don't buy them for that reason. It's something to stare at occasionally. If no one was buying them anymore, sites like Astro Gemini and others would no longer exist.

There's obviously still a market for them.

Even if today's screensaver gets a majority thumbs down. for every percentage point in the positive there are at least a 1000 to 1500 users downloading the screensaver. On average there's betweem 100 to 150 thousand downloads from this site every day.

By the way, I use several of my screensavers regularily. The Mechanical Watch - not only is it beautiful, it's useful as well, Planet Earth, my kids have loved watching iot spin around and have even used it for basic geography with them, The Storm, Dark Castle, and a couple of Fish screensavers (eg Aquazone 2 which is brilliant) as well as a few that I managed to save from previous giveaways such as the dinosaurs one. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Heavy Water  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#9

Nowadays nobody uses screensaver on computers...Move On!

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel Joy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)
#8

works well..i like it

Reply   |   Comment by dieseldoc  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#7

No doubt all of us appreciate beautiful sceneries, magnificent architectural landmarks and arts. Yet you do not need them in your screensaver since by definition you would be away from your PC then.

Best "screensaver" is to turn off your monitor or use hibernation. Thank me later when you reach adulthood and pay for your own electricity.

Reply   |   Comment by LukeWarm  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#6

@ #1 Asby, You do have to speak for yourself because screensavers are just fun. I mean if you know fun. It is not about needing it.

I like the scenery and the colours. The style is a bit cartoonish.
There is a stable viewpoint, you won't get seasick -lol-
But the weather changes a bit to quick. I guess there is an optimum between fast and livey and on the other site slow and boring.
Because it is all this fast you've seen it all very quickly, no room to just have some thoughts about the visuals.

I like screen savers and I'm sure there are more like that. I can ofcourse also only speak for my self, but this proves at least that different opinions do excist.

So ASBY you better do explain your 14 year old what a screensaver is. Could be, he likes screensavers to if you let him.

Reply   |   Comment by Murgathroyd  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#5

it ain't install on msdos 3.22 :( pls help me

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

@ #2 (Levitiquetus)

People are down voting this because most of the screen savers this company has released have been very poor, I don't mean any disrespect to the company but it's the truth.

Reply   |   Comment by Josh D.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#3

Nice Screen Saver, thanks :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Jackson  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#2

I'm betting people are down voting this just because it's a screen saver and they aren't even willing to try it out. So, installed on Win 8 64 bit without a problem. Average screen saver, definitely nothing to brag about, but have had a lot worse. It's a nice change from the typical ones. Music and sounds are pretty good and like the clock on it. Would like the weather bit more if it could sync into weatherbug or accuweather to get local weather, but it's decent enough.

Reply   |   Comment by Levitiquetus  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#1

You know an idea is obsolete when you have to explain to a 14 year old what a screensaver is. This company has been around for a while and I am sure they have smart people working for them. I like to see them to come up with a new interesting/ entertaining idea. I probably have over 10 screensavers that I have not used in years. If you need one the one offered today is better than average.

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