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Fireplace 3D Screensaver Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Fireplace 3D Screensaver

Turn your computer into a realistic fireplace with the help of the Fireplace screensaver.
$14.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 287 125 comments

Fireplace 3D Screensaver was available as a giveaway on May 26, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$25.95
free today
Wipes all private information, system settings, deleted files and more.

Turn your computer into a realistic fireplace with the help of the Fireplace screensaver. We have tried to make it as realistic as possible. The fireplace warms your body and comforts your heart. You may even feel the heat like that of a real fire.

Fireplace screensaver imitates the real world completely. Every small detail is considered by developers and successfully realized in Fireplace screensaver. This screensaver helps people to relax after a hard days work, and releases them from their daily routine for a moment.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista; P-II 500 Mhz or equivalent processor; 64 MB RAM; 16 MB Direct3D 8.0 compatible hardware accelerated video card; 10 MB free hard drive space; DirectX 8.0 or higher

Publisher:

3Planesoft

Homepage:

http://www.3planesoft.com/pages/fireplace.html

File Size:

5.29 MB

Price:

$14.95

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#125

When I download the Fireplace 3D Screensaver, On May 25, I was uneble to register. Required instroctions on how to register. The program is not to appeal to the eye with out the registration.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

I have never really cared for screensavers.Although this one looks very realistic,I’m still going to uninstall it.If it wasnt for screensavers interferring with my computer performance then I’d keep it.This giveaway gets a C for cozy…lol.

Reply   |   Comment by brittnydunn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

Sorry about the last comment, I was just mad that I searched for 10 hours straight for a discount on RealmCrafter online, and I came here and got into an outrage when I found out you don't have it, yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew Goel  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

This was pretty interesting... However, let's get over this Screensaver already!We don't care about RealmCrafter either! Get RealmCrafter for us!!! MY GOD! WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT SINCE BEFORE DECEMBER! Please. Thanks, Andrew Goel.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew Goel  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

I don't normally like screensavers, but decided to try this one of the fireplace after seeing the graphics on their site. I love watching logs burn in a fireplace, but hate the clean-up afterwards!

Pro
- It's nice and soothing to watch
- Gives me a nice break from work, especially when feeling stressed

Con
- Without the "hot air streams simulation", the background stonework tends to flicker, and once in a while it just goes black. However, with the simulation on, it works fine. Weird, I would have thought the opposite would be true...
- Price. I wouldn't pay $15 for this.

Final Word: It's a keeper, and I'll be looking at some of their other screensavers if they're offered here. Thanks, GOTD and 3PlaneSoft!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

WOW this is GREAT!!!! I love having fireplace fires and now this can give me one any time I want. ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

Another Activate.exe that does not activate second program that never leaves demo mode. Vista Ultamite x32.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric Vogel  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

There should be a separate "Screensaver giveaway of the day" similar to "Game giveaway of the day"

Reply   |   Comment by Prober  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

I love the screensavers! Keep them coming!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by cherryontop  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

Concerning message 25: It turned out that Spyware Terminator was blocking setup of this screensaver.

False positive, or real spyware?

Reply   |   Comment by Gerry  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Nice screensaver. Unfortunatly, it doesn't appear to integrate at all with the Windows screensaver function. This makes it mostly useless :(

Reply   |   Comment by Eric Blade  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

Nice screen saver! Why didn't they give this to us in the winter instead of the summer when it's 90 degrees outside!

Reply   |   Comment by TNT  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Is this just a come on? I downloaded it and it is an unregistered version. It wants me to buy it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

Wahhhziss????? I got a message saying Expires May 30, 2007... Izzzisss just a trial????? uhhhhhhhh, we'll see......

Reply   |   Comment by Carole  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

How about full versions of Roboform or DAP instead of this very useful thing

Reply   |   Comment by Hogman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

Screensavers Bah!! Humbug

Reply   |   Comment by Hogman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

I forgot to add my rating. I give this screen saver 9 out of 10. Thank you very much GAOTD. and software maker. I really wish we had these screensavers more then once a week though. I like em and it upsets the cry babies. I'm not sure which I like better, the crybabies or the free software.
Nah! screen savers anyday. You guys are the best at GAOTD. 10 out of 10 for you guys.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

So you computer nerds and geeks don't like screensavers, huh? Well, some of us normal folks don't have anything else to do with our PCs except watch them. Isn't that what a computer if for?

I personally LOVE LOVE screen savers so much I think they should be renamed soul savers because after a hard day's work in the mines diggin up kryptonite many of us gremlins need the soothing warmth of a fireside in our PCs.

So get with the program nerds - even you have souls - enjoy computers for non-intellectual reasons and give your over-sized brains a rest! And if you can't do that then give your mouths a rest and stop complaining about screensavers and microsoft.

Reply   |   Comment by Sarah  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

I like it! Pretty realistic looking fire too. I like screensavers too. It aint saving the screen. Those of us with a brain knows that, but it is good entertainment. Will be great this winter. I love screensavers.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

This FREE download of the Fireplace is pure bullshit. Once you try to download, all they are interested in is to sign you up for a bunch of garbage. Where does the "FREE" come in??????

Reply   |   Comment by Jules Kerns  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

yay 22 yay 22 yay 22 . i made it 50/50 ...160/160 ...
I don't use Screen Savers. Would never pay for one. But I like to thank GAOTD for the effort. Some of the other downloads I would and will register. Thank you for the chance to try out some freebies.
-Karn

Reply   |   Comment by Karn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

#96, Yes indeed... I agreed with Dee. Will it hurt to have screensaver once a week only on weekend. Not 3 or 4 or 5 times a week!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Gates Jr  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

well another screensaver.i usally don't like sceensavers they are just a waste of hard drive space.i was wishing for some program utilities like reg cure which will clear all registry entries and improve pc performance.please more software utilities rather than screensavers.thanks anyways i would definetly wouldn't buy it for 15$$
it's too much just for a simple picture on a computer so next time program utilities instead of screensavers.i know that some days there will be sotware i don't like but try harder for better software gotd that most people will like.thanks anyway for giving away free stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by joan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

I hate screensavers, but I like to try everything so I installed it
1. Quaility is good
2. might slow computer
3. give this a 7/10
4. I still like the mech clock better :)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Don't! I mean DON'T use this screensaver !! The settings window is defective !! The thermostat does not work right.

THIS FIREPLACE JUST BURNT MY HOUSE DOWN...& I'M GONNA SUE !!

At first I just thought the crackling sounds were from the fireplace.
(until the flames started leaping from my monitor)

This is one really HOT program and won't touch it again with a 10ft pole!

Any way, just teasing... (my monitor is a little warm though).
Have no idea how the prog. works just hought I'd say hi & to keep up the great work GAD (just teasing again....GOATD)

Reply   |   Comment by 1BigKahuna2  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

I agree with #30, Its frustrating having to weed thru the comments to find one that is actually critiqing the product, I like to see how well it works before i download, dont particularly care wether someone personally doesnt like screensavers, I very much appreciate this site and have downloaded some great stuff, I thank them!!!

Reply   |   Comment by scrapper  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

No screensavers for me. Maybe GOD will deliver some spelling software for half of you people. Can't wait to hear what Swan thinks after we get our daily re-cap of her Glary woes.

Reply   |   Comment by Eyelady  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Thanks for the screensavers. I'm enjoying the variety!

Reply   |   Comment by Aleta  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

@96 By far the the best post about all of this...!

Reply   |   Comment by anomyous  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Hi everybody,
I like the Fireplace 3D Screensaver and for sure I'll enjoyed it the next winter (now in Italy it's Springtime).
I got more then 100 screen savers and...

in one folder (I named "Effects") on the desktop I put the shortcuts (look for the files with extention .scr in the Windows folder and in its subfolder: System32) of those I like the best, this way I can start the one I choose at the moment with just a double click...

or if you drag the folder "Effects" and leave it on the (let's say) right desktop's border SURPRISE you'll got a bar whith the screen savers one click away!! tell me about it.

I was looking for a screensaver I used 7 years ago at work and I finally find it in an Italian link, if somebody else is still searching it: http://www.wintricks.it/dloadhtml/dload3.html#enhancemets

Bye Bye and Thanks to GOTD, Frank

Reply   |   Comment by cipullofrancesco  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Come on guys...It's Saturday 'Screensaver' day...

It's only once a week...And a sheetload of people like them...

It's the 'weekend'...

It's 'happy relax time'...

:D

Reply   |   Comment by Dee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

another screensavers ?
Thanks but no thanks.
I would prefer useful system utilities or software.

Looking forward for the next.

Reply   |   Comment by hanneng  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

I like the screensaver, but what is with all the weird product explanations? "The fireplace warms your body and comforts your heart. You may even feel the heat like that of a real fire." What is up with that? Anyhow, i give the screensaver a 7/10

Reply   |   Comment by Sarbazeirani  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

Downloads fine. Installed okay. It's way to dark to make out the details and sorry but if you have to brighten your screen settings for the sake of the screen saver then you've really lost it. For one thing the idea is that it kicks in when you're not around so who is going to brighten the screen and for another...it's meant to prevent burn-in which is more likely to happen if there's a stationary BRIGHT image.

It's a pic of a fireplace, a couple pieces of wood and flames.That's it. The sound loop is way to small and doesn't really add to the realism. Nor is there anything really happening with the wood as far as I could notice so that leaves a bit of flame effects. Not to badly done but nothing to really gasp either. The little sparks and hot air flows are a nice addition but all in all... nothing that really catches my eye.

The price of 14.95 is again somebodies plot to make easy money of simple people that will pay anything asked and of which some even ask to raise the price.


#66 Gayla

Thanks for the heads up about www.magentic.com
The 'mystery watch' as well as it's 'rippling water' one are not bad at all and personally I would prefer using them above today's offer any time.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian dude  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

#44 "This place is like looking through a junkyard."
So why do you keep coming back?
#46 "...as we prepare for those endless swealtering 95 degree Ohio nights."
Be glad you're that far north. I'm in Austin, Texas! Multi 3-digit degree days coming up soon. But I love it here!
#65 "more cool screensavers"
As in not hot? Me too. I'm more a waterfall or pond kinda person, too.
#86 Put on the screensaver with the lights off. Maybe you can make him believe for a moment that his big LCD TV has been stolen (or that the wall is on fire).

But seriously,
#78" "I’d be very pleased if you can talk Astonshell into allowing their 3D desktop shell to be offered again. I’d really like to try it out and missed it the first time around."

I know this topic should go into a forum, but I've seen it there, along with a few other excellent suggestions, with no response. Repeating some of the most popular giveaways is an excellent idea, if the software mfgrs would do this. I've seen Moderators respond in the forums, but no one who seems to have the authority do take action on good suggestions. Why no response? Think I'll start a Forum topic on that.

Reply   |   Comment by VampireRat  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

come on gaotd...another screen saver? :(

Reply   |   Comment by eric felix  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

I'm not a big fan of SS, but if you like screensavers, Fireplace 3D is OK. I did not find any problems with it. Worked great. Uninstalled well, too.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Many thanks #76! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

Shame on you GOATD deleting posts that ask difficult questions about your security ratings!

Reply   |   Comment by M8ty  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

#13, yes, there are lot of free screensaver but the good one? I doubt there's a good freeware screensaver..most of the 3d freeare screensaver have an average if not, terrible graphic. Here 3plane soft make it very professional, and that's why it cost for a fee. And you should thanks GAOTD and 3planesoft for giving it away. Unlike the other kind of software, I think screensaver will unlikely be updated to newer version..thus, no lose taking the "final version" commercial software for free, right?

It is true that if you want to save ur screen, u can just turn of the monitor. However, today's screensaver is more for enjoyment. It's an art. Like the other art as well, if it's not good enough, it's undeserved to be enjoyed =)

Reply   |   Comment by Madz  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Thank you GAOTD. I like our real fireplace but my husband wants to cover it up with an HDTV LCD TV. My computer is hooked up to the TV. He has been teasing me that we can always get a screensaver of a fireplace if I like it so much. Now the problem is solved. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Tiger  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Awesome! Score one for the non-geek boys!

Reply   |   Comment by Bobbo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

#53, make sure that you don't have your video driver set to override the application settings. With my driver, I get the same problem if anti-aliasing is set in the driver.

#74, registry "cleaners" do more harm than good, and Diskeeper isn't a very good disk defragmenter.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

@ #22 I cottoned on to the amusement value of screensaver offers and the whiners comments long ago - it's great fun reading them.
It seems they are slacking a bit lately though - come on you whiners, give us all a laugh!!

Thanks for another added benefit GAOD. :D

Reply   |   Comment by Fab Scott  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

If you don't need a screen saver, sorry then. But if you like one, this is a very elegant and nice one. Can't understand why companies can't learn that a good screesavers should be this way. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Sassan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

wow i love screensavers they bog yor pc down and u got nothing left to load up woohoo .. keep them commin all my dreams cometh trueth :P

well done team luvs ya'll

Reply   |   Comment by screensaver fan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

You are complaining about FREE stuff?

Wow.

What a spoiled bunch of entitlement thinking kids.

Reply   |   Comment by Kristine  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Great screensaver - not into screen savers myself but have made an excpetion. Only found this site a week ago but have downloaded and used everything. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Foxy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

@ 47 Zeon
Not sure what your viewing, but I see plenty of realistic sparks as a result of the wood crackling etc.. The visual even matches time with the sound effects! Go into 3D-Fireplace SS settings and push the 'Gamma' slider all the way to the right, increasing it to it's maximum. That may help. If not or very little, try turning up the contrast a bit and/or the brightness of your monitor itself in small increments so as not to off-set the rest of your systems visual appeal/level. If these suggestions don't work, other than tweaking your actual PC color settings in 'desktop properties', which I don't recommend unless you know what your doing or have the option of resetting to default, you may need to consider updating your video driver(s) if you haven't lately. If the contrast/darkness is a system wide issue, than you may want to consider replacing your video card or (God forbid) your monitor itself. Just some thoughts. Hope these suggestions help.

@ 40 Kevin LOL! Sarcasm or not, funny comment! Are you having visions of the ultimate "Melt-Down"?!

Leave these 3D SS's running constantly for long periods @ 100% CPU usage and ...well, anythings possible. :o I recommend a couple hours or less (give or take) 'once in a while' at best. Daily extended exesive use will take it's toll on the CPU, eventually deteriorating it's life expectancy for the average users PC. 'Worst case scenario' would likely be premature CPU damage, but used with some sense at random times shouldn't result in a "Melt-Down". Just don't run off in a hurry for the afternoon/evening or leave it running all night and leave the fire burning. ;) Most serious gamers would likely be exempt, as they have invested in high end systems with above average cooling system hardware to compensate for possible heat damage from pushing the CPU to it's limits for long periods regularly.

3D Fireplace SS:
A very nice cozy SS with excellent sound effects. Installed and registered without issue. Graphics are very good and realistic as fireplace SS's go. I fail to understand why the FPS (Frames Per Second) on screen display 'option' was included because there's no apparent adjustment for it. I would like to see the gamma option with a higher level of adjustment for increased detail of the background fireplace interior (say 3 instead of 2). I use an nVidia video card with 256MB vram and a 300Mhz on-board dedicated video processor with the latest drivers installed, and the interior of the fireplace is still just a little too dark for proper glow effect. The interior of the fireplace looks hugely over sized in proportion compared to the fire size and flame hight/glow with the gamma slider at it's highest setting of 2 IMO. 'Hot air streams simulation' is interesting, but a bit over the top for me. Almost like looking across a desert, and not very realistic at the normal viewing distance one would see sitting around a real fire of this size. Personally 3Dplanesoft, I think you should tone it down just a little bit. Best crackling fire audio I think I've ever heard for a fire scene on a computer at low volume, yet too much white noise at higher volume to give that 'fill the room sound' IMO on my 4 point surround w/sub PC speaker system through my SoundBlaster 5.1 Live audio card.

Overall a very nice SS, and definitely a keeper. I give it a 7 of 10 rating. A worthy dwnld if you like the ambiance and sound of a crackling fire in a fireplace.

Thanks to 3DPlanesoft for offering the SS, and GAOTD for posting it for our enjoyment.

GAOTD/Slava Got any good CG design software you can post for us? I'd be very pleased if you can talk Astonshell into allowing their 3D desktop shell to be offered again. I'd really like to try it out and missed it the first time around. The one day I couldn't be here for the GAOTD offering. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by BigThunder1  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

I do agree with #17 !!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Pamela  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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