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Giveaway of the day — Christmas 3D Screensaver

Christmas 3D Screensaver brings the warm feelings of joy right to your computer desktop
$12.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 428 (41%) 610 (59%) 67 comments

Christmas 3D Screensaver was available as a giveaway on December 21, 2008!

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Do you like Christmas? Too bad it comes only once a year. Hey, if you really, really like Christmas - why not have it every day?

Christmas 3D Screensaver brings the warm feelings of joy right to your computer desktop. Check it out now!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, DirectX 8

Publisher:

3Planesoft

Homepage:

http://www.3planesoft.com/holidays-screensavers/christmas-3d-screensaver/?utm_source=christmas&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=giveawayoftheday

File Size:

8.41 MB

Price:

$12.95

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#67

007...I'm not a computer savvy person, but maybe savvy somehowelse...this screensaver was cute at first, but a little weird...one of those things that makes you wanna look at it even though it touches a weird eerie bone in your bod, and once you see past the fascination, it just creeps you out...although you're not sure why, so you just ignore it (or if you're really wise, you listen to your gut and not just your logic) and pretend everything is fine...until your computer starts shutting down, with images of the screensaver behind the image of the [very reputable, and otherwise functional] website you were just trying to look at, and tried to click your mouse so the screensaver would go away, but it wouldn't...like what else is it doing to my computer??? Okay, maybe nothing: but this is what someone who is somewhat experienced with reading energies, albeit an inexperienced computer user, might think :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sera Richards  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

The red button appears to change the direction of the "chasing" lights

Reply   |   Comment by eelydnic  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

for registration issues try...after running activate.exe, open settings & it will show registered. Showed unregistered when it initially opened after install, but worked when I clicked settings the 2nd time.

Reply   |   Comment by eelydnic  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

I have vista and I didn't need a registration code...I just needed to activate it. Double click activate in the folder after you installed it.
I don't know why so many people were having problems.

Anyways, good screensaver but it slows down the computer.

Kind of boring when the snow man just walks in circles and puts ornaments on the tree.

I wanted to see the ending but didn't have the patience.
Haha.

Reply   |   Comment by Faye  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Here is a tutorial to guide you how to created anmiated screensaver from PowerPoint.
http://www.sameshow.com/other/create-screen-saver-with-powerpoint-2007.html

Reply   |   Comment by Sarra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Generally I enjoy the screensavers even if they aren't technically useful. But the snowman in this one just looks a bit odd, like he escaped from a halloween screensaver. It just isn't the most appealing artwork.

Reply   |   Comment by MarieDees  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

The red button makes the lights strung between the lamp standards brighten.

Happy Christmas!

Reply   |   Comment by webdancer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Rip off I never received a confirmation email with the code. My son was very disappointed. I could have paid the 12.95 but whats the purpose of saying its a give away

Reply   |   Comment by Bryan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Installs and activates on my xp machine. Will not active under Vista Ultimate 64. It has been ran as administrator. Don't assume because it works for you that someone is installing wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by Kafluke  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Installed fine on Vista Only problem - twice it has "frozen" and I have had to turn off the computer and restart. Three times and...you're out.

Reply   |   Comment by Penny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

This registered fine with Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Finally you offered something worth downloading. I love this screensaver. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Dee  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Same as comment #11 - on Vista x64 it always give a messge that it's unregistered. However, on XP it's OK.

Reply   |   Comment by hubby  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Yuck! That is just my personal opinion of the "art," nothing more.

Reply   |   Comment by Finell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I know most GOTD users don't like screensavers, and it's true that most of the giveaways aren't very good screensavers, but everything 3planesoft produces is pretty much awesome. I'm just thrilled to get another of theirs because the Mechanical Clock and Fireplace screensavers were registered to my other computer and I can't use them anymore. :( (No, that really is sad. Mechanical Clock was all steampunky and awesome. Any chance of running it again?)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyra S.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Not sure why we couldn't have had this at the beginning of December. Seems a bit late now for installing a 4 day screensaver.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff aka Wolfdogg  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Thank you. Very nice screensaver. I almost did not download it because I thought I already had this one. Good thing I looked my machine over as I did not have this one.
No problems with install or reg on my end. All is fine. Thanks GAOTD. At least with this screensaver you get asked if you want the screensaver manager. I wish Astro Gemini screensavers would offer up that option.
I give this screensaver 7 out of 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Purple Rabbit  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Thanks again GOTD and thanks 3Planesoft , installed fine Vista 32-bit

Reply   |   Comment by JaxBandit  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

@Thorn, #3:
Quote: "All screensavers tend to be resource hogs"

A 'resource hog' might deprive you of scarce resources that you obviously need, to get some work done. Do you really think any screensaver will not leave you enough resources to do what you're bussy doing with (which cannot be much when the screensaver comes up).
I guess, you must be doing a lot of batch-processing to be bothered by whatever screensaver.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Hi all

Got it sorted. Had to un and re install. Must unpack(unzip) before running setup and activation.

Now, where did we put those mince pies.....

Happy of Bristol

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

My kids think this screensaver is great. Thank you GAOTD & 3Planesoft.

Reply   |   Comment by djbrandy200  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I enjoyed the screensaver. Does anyone know if you can switch the music with some of your own choosing like you can for some of the games?

It was cheerful and colorful. However, I am disappointed to see so much of the commercial side of Christmas and so little of the reason for the season, Jesus. Although I suppose a Jesus, Mary and Joseph screensaver wouldn't have the snow in it we've all come to associate with Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone! May God bless us everyone!

Reply   |   Comment by penny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Smooth install using admin on Vista Home Prem. Didn't install manager setting and disabled the cheesy music - left the sound effects on for now. I know this is only really usefull for a few weeks a year, but it is still nice to have something a lillte different from the basic screensavers that come with the PC!

Thanks GOTD and 3Planesoft!
Merry Humbug everyone!! - dn

Reply   |   Comment by dns  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

for children that are too young to even use a computer

Reply   |   Comment by Kelly  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

sorry about the typo :S 3Planesoft*

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Installed twice on win xp home. Each time it will get to certain spot and my computer re-boots.Uninstalled again for good.

Reply   |   Comment by Double L  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I suppose many vote against screensavers because they don't like using any screensavers. If you do like using them, or just want something Christmassy for the kids, then this one is one of the best offered here.

No nasty suprises, you are given the opportunity to register for the company's newsletter (just press "next") and the usual screensaver manager manager is ticked by default.

Using XP Home; SP3.

Reply   |   Comment by TK_M  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I'm reading these comments and I'm a bit surprised at the cynical tone that prevails in some of them. It's Christmas guys, I know times are hard, but give it a rest! The snowman is not dangerously setting off fireworks; it's what we used to call a "cracker", it's a cardboard tube that shoots paper confetti out, accompanied by a loud bang. It's about as dangerous as a cap gun... Less so, you can't even hit someone with the cracker's tube, without it just folding up like thin cardboard. Nowhere did I see the snowman drop the used casing on the ground to liter the scene. To my eyes he seems to put it in his snow pockets. It's just eye candy, supposed to help set the Christmas Spirit, enjoy it for what it is... Happy Holidays Everyone! Lloyd

Reply   |   Comment by Lloyd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I already have this one I always like 3DPalnet Screen savers the graphics are very good ..however this particular screen saver is very repetitive & the music could have been better ...
i was hoping for the fireside Christmas Screensaver :)

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

It wont register on Vista 64 ultimate. Have tried running as administrator but its a no go.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Happy Holidays Everyone!
When the snowman pushes the red button it change the pattern of movement of the lights on the Christmas Tree and between the posts.
Lloyd

Reply   |   Comment by Lloyd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

#17
I agree. I finally got Wondershare Movie (offered the other day) to register by installing on a XP machine and literally copying the reg info over to my Vista Machine.

And please don't advise to 'Run As Adminstrator'. That doesn't work either. A lot of these products just don't play well with Vista.
Why doesn't GAOTD simply post the reg information in the instructions, thereby saving lots of this same kind of comments.

Other than this, Love GAOTD. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Alien_Bay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Installed just fine on Windows Vista Home Premium. The graphics are great. The only fault I can see is that the snowman makes entirely too many trips around the tree to do nothing. Overall I give it a thumbs up, my grand kids will enjoy it. Thank you GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Cindy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

to #17 Candace O'Shea: This SC does NOT require a reg code. Just unzip to a folder of your choice. Click on "activate.exe", a verifying box should comes up, stating that the activation was successful. Then click on "Setup.exe", and choose where you want to install it. Thats all there is to it.

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

I was hoping for a Christmas screensaver. This one ought to be called "Scary Snowman 3D Christmas Screensaver". The snowman is very sinister looking, wearing what looks like a witches hat and shoes. He walks around hanging ornaments on the tree and pushes a red button on a pole. I am clueless as to what the button does. This is very educational though for the children. It teaches them that it is ok to set fireworks off in front of their face. The music is worse than elevator music. I rate this screensaver a 3 our of 10. I am real glad that I still have last years giveaway, "Santa's Home" screensaver, which is pretty good. 3Planesoft usually has pretty good screensavers, sorry, but this one misses the mark.

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I could not get this to register on VISTA. After two attempts I gave up.

Reply   |   Comment by Trish  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I kinda like the screensaver although I do have to say the snowman is kind of ugly. Installed just fine on Vista Home Premium but don't know how to tell if it is registered. I did run both setup and activation as Administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Evie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Candace, download the program, I'm using Vista, so I click extract all components, then open the receiving folder. Click the setup, choose your options, close the program, go back to the folder with the components and click activate. You don't enter a registration code, it does it for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Installed and activated no problem, annoying snowman with yellow lens on his glasses. Music sounds like a 1980's video game. Graphics a bit jerky on my laptop. Was wondering what the snowman was doing when he hides on the other side of the Christmas tree out of view :) Might keep the kids attention for a little bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I agree with #1. Kind of cheesy, but it's cute. The music is a bit annoying, but hey, it's Christmas, the thing was free, so grab a few eggnogs and gather 'round the monitor. Thanks, GOTD. I'll keep it on my machine until New Years and maybe beyond.

Reply   |   Comment by Freddyb  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

You can tell if it is registered by going to the screensaver settings for the screensaver.

Install first then run the activation program.

Reply   |   Comment by Sorrow  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

it does work on vista but you have to run as admin for it to work

Reply   |   Comment by krys  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

It looks a nice screensaver but unfortuntely I'm afraid that I cannot install it in my old PC due to its low resources (RAM) to spare.

Since I'm not at home now can somebody tell me how much RAM this screensaver eats?


Cheers from Italy!!

Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Generally but genially bizarre screensaver. The lack of traditional music raises the weirdness factor. I like the crunchy powder sounds the snowman makes while walking. 3Planesoft makes nice screensavers as a rule, and the option to not install their manager is a big plus, but inability to choose your own music files isn't. Installed easily on both XP sp3 and Vista Ultimate. What else to say, it's a screensaver!

Reply   |   Comment by gmon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Not a bad screen saver for the holidays, the only thing I'm not too fond of is the squaring off of rounded objects. I disagree with #3 about all screen savers being resource hogs, though this one does peak the processor at about 80% while running. My guess is this is due to the constant view changes. I wish the developers would have let you be able to swap out your own Christmas music which wouldn't have taken that much of an effort. All in all a keeper for the holidays. I hope everyone has a great Christmas, and takes the time to reflect upon its true meaning. GOTD I wish I could drop some gifts in your stockings for all of the hard work you've done this past year to make all of our lives a bit more enjoyable.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

@ Candace O'Shea
You do not need any reg.code. Only run the activation as it is written in the ReadMe file.
Under Vista it might be necessary to run activate and setup as administrator (right click).
I have Vista 32 HP and had no problems with the installation.
Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by graylox  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Hi all
Took advantage of the free downloaded offer. I use XP home and it works OK but where do I get a registration code without having to pay for it.

Merry Christmas one and all.

Confused of Bristol

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

it looks as if you have to install the screen-saver manager in order to tell if it is registered or not.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Loaded great but the graphics had several lines shooting out to represent light reflecting I guess. May be my graphic card but never had this problem before.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigoosby  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

installs and runs fine on vista home prem. not sure how to tell if it registered or not. I didn't install the screen saver manager. I like this screen saver.

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

after further perusal of the comments, maybe it is only vista X86 that it won't register on. But it won't register and doesn't provide a code.

Reply   |   Comment by Candace O'Shea  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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