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Garden Flowers 3D Screensaver Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Garden Flowers 3D Screensaver

Find yourself in a floral paradise!
$9.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 182 (20%) 737 (80%) 37 comments

Garden Flowers 3D Screensaver was available as a giveaway on June 16, 2012!

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Put the brilliance and fragrance of lush garden flowers on your desktop. Find yourself in a floral paradise with elegant butterflies and other lovely little creatures.

Let the invigorating power of spring take over, bringing with it twittering birds, buzzing busy bees and cute colorful ladybugs. Take a break from your everyday routine and enjoy this pleasant symphony of vibrant colors and gentle sounds of nature.

Key Features:

  • Full 3D environment;
  • Extremely realistic, colorful graphics;
  • Turn your desktop into a beautiful flower garden;
  • Rich and real sounds of nature;
  • FPS counter;
  • Find yourself in a floral paradise!

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/ 2000/ XP/ Vista; Pentium III or higher; 64 MB Video Memory; DirectX 9.0 or higher; DirectX-compatible sound card

Publisher:

Astro Gemini Software

Homepage:

http://www.astrogemini.com/garden-flowers.html

File Size:

11.2 MB

Price:

$9.95

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#37

Thank you for a free screensaver with nice colors. 70 years ago, something like this would have been a real miracle. Everyone is so jaded and ungrateful. Give me 100 thumbsdown--try to find something nice to say. Like--Thank you. I can't believe what a blessing GOTD has been to all of us. I have so much useful software acquired by them--and then given to me--by a stranger. A stranger who e-mails me everyday and says "Hey! I have something free for you, do you want it?" Like I said, a miracle. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Melinda  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

I have to agree that this is not one of their best screen savers. It is cutesy, something a child would like. I love getting Astro Gemini screen savers, but this is the 2nd one that I haven't liked. I might keep this for a few days until I get around to cleaning out my screen savers. The objects are, to me, too large to give me the feel of a floral paradise or even just a garden. I love the description, but it doesn't fit this screen saver.

Reply   |   Comment by crysstorm  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Granted screensavers are of my generation. Yes, I'm an old fart. :O) But, I downloaded, installed w/o any problems on Win XP Prof SP3. I have had this running all day and I like it. Since I'm an artist and flowers are not my cup of tea at doing, I rather enjoyed the flowers and analyzed how they were done. It did a nice relaxing break while reading manuals and it did give my wallpaper a well deserved break. If you like, install, if you don't then don't download. Quite simple. At any rate. Thank you GAOTD and Astro Gemini for trying this. Oh, PS - believe it or not (the % is quite small) but I found out from a friend that someone she knows is using a CRT.

Reply   |   Comment by Shar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

This screensaver wouldn't have been welcome on my old 14" CRT. There are many of us who still enjoy gazing at good 3D eye candy just to take a break, but AstroGemini needs to get into the 21st century before I will install another of their screensavers.

Reply   |   Comment by gmon  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

Change your programming approach!
Don´t bother us again with such stupidly programmed stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by ws  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#32

The bugs look like they are on steroid - is there a way to make them look realistic?

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

nice idea, the only problem is, you can actually tell that this screensaver is 5 years old.
with a setup as large as that one, there should be more and better animation, more objects, a bigger view (smooth scrolling), ...

to sum it up, ag sreensaver are quite nice, but they should update them.

Reply   |   Comment by no name  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

Screensavers are toxic. Some try to persuade me to vote Democratic.

Reply   |   Comment by Gman  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#29

I installed this software and my computer was faster than ever. This software overclocked my entire system and now Im surfin the net at BLAZING speeds.

Reply   |   Comment by Nappy McNapster  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#28

I always enjoy 3d screensavers. Even though modern screens nowadays don’t really need screensavers, I find it better than staring at my desktop all the time. It kind of gives you a break. Many people also use active wallpaper (wallpaper with a moving background) for a change. This one is very similar to some video game graphics you may encounter in very nicely done video games like Zelda, Mario, graphics go towards Japanese, Chinese graphics. Very well done.

I really enjoy this one. It has a few different backgrounds, a simple, relaxing music, large beautiful flowers and little beetles and grasshoppers moving around. You can also make the camera view “rock” a little and it has a clock. Simple, relaxing, old-style perhaps, but enjoyable. I enjoy watching the different styles of 3d and the artistry that goes into making a nice different screensaver.

Through the years I’ve enjoyed a few 3d screensavers, and this is a nice one, but people who expect cutting edge, just about “holographic” and super realistic screensavers might just as well film their own wildlife or spider making a web movie and turn it into active wallpaper themselves with cutting edge cameras and screens. My self, why would I want a perfect copy of a nature scene? I might just as well look out of my window!
There are many types of screensavers and ways of showing 3d and I enjoy the imagination and artistry that people put into these screensavers, that’s why there are different categories like nature, fantasy, cartoon….etc. If they manage to do what they say they are supposed to do like relax you, entertain you, make you laugh, or make you dream then I say they did a good job even though calling them “screensavers” nowadays may be a misnomer, they are still enjoyable.
Thank You!

Reply   |   Comment by Xanonite  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

#6 is right. Yet, (s)he is the only one with 'no' votes.
I know some still use screensavers. However, most newer monitors (especially flat panel) don't need one.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

One problem with many Astro Gemini screen savers, is that they run the CPU at 80% to 100% which is not good for the environment and on some PCs makes the cooling fan run at full speed which can be noisy and/or annoying.
I will probably not get chance to try this in time.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry likes cactii  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

What is better for a LCD, a resting screen or running screen with millions of colors constantly changing the LCD rods and varying intensity of light.
Some screensavers can actually damage the LCD screen and overheat the LCD crystal layer. If you don't believe that, just touch a LCD screen while resting and than after few minutes of intense video.
I have measured difference of as much as 10 degrees.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen3  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

Simply. This is just UGLY. Don't miss the money for better graphic designer !!! Best regards AK

Reply   |   Comment by AK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

Thumbs down on this one, one of the worst Astro-Gemini screensavers I've seen. It seems like their giveaways have been going downhill.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob R  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Does the fragrance come out the USB port, or the Ethernet port??

Reply   |   Comment by Snapshot  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

A long time ago, the Digital Equipment's CEO asked: "Why the heck people would want a computer at home?".

At that time he couldn't find an answer. But today, we can tell him: "Well, to blandly look at screensavers, lol".

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#20

Compliments to whoever wrote the copy describing today's giveaway. It almost makes me want to download it even though I have no need for it. About time that someone who knows how to turn a phrase was given the chance to show their stuff, even if it is for just another screensaver. Once again, kudos to the writer of today's GAOTD description.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#19

> Comes with the “fragrance of lush garden flowers”!

I'd rather have the real thing...

Shouldn't this program come with an ad for hardware (and additional software) that mixes fragrances to be dispersed in your home? A "fragrances synthesiser"?

:-)

Have a nice outdoors weekend.
Pat.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I read the first sentence and marveled at how advanced technology has become. I want to smell the fragrance of lush garden flowers on my desktop so do I need to add a special usb device that sprays floral scents? I just can't imagine smelling anything from looking at flowers on a screen unless this is special sense oriented virtual reality screensavers.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#17

I don't use screensavers anymore but I like to look at them sometimes when they come out on GAOTD just to see what they look like. This one was especially disappointing. I'll delete this one from my HD. Thank anyway GAOTD and Astro Gemini for your offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

As everyone knows, the era when computer users actually needed screensavers for their CRT monitors has long gone. Nowadays, the best way to 'save' a screen is to save on the cost of running it. Hence, sleep mode.

On which basis, Astro Gemini software -- long a GAOTD staple -- isn't there to 'save' a screen but to put stuff on it that may entertain. And it has had success in that regard, especially with some seasonal screensavers that delighted my kids when they were little 'uns.

For those of us who aren't that little though, today's GAOTD has two drawbacks: (1) the graphics are inferior, their colours too strident and the animation, too elementary; and (2) the app serves no practical purpose at all.

Not too long ago, expecting any screensaver to be of practical value was downright silly. But that -- as many GAOTDers already know -- changed with YoWindow:

http://yowindow.com/download

and its brilliant integration of real-time data with screensaver imagery such as to animate an on-screen panorama according to the specific local weather conditions of the moment.

Even the YoWindow Free Edition ('village' scene and 3-day hour-by-hour forecast) makes for the kind of constantly varying dynamic screensaver that traditional offerings (like today's) never can nor ever will be.

Thanks then, GAOTD, and thanks, too, to Astro Gemini, whose determination to stick with CRT apps in an LCD world has at least been consistent. But now that real-time interactive animated 'screensavers' are out there -- apps whose purpose is to inform as well as entertain -- today's Garden Flowers is one of a dying breed that looks increasingly quaint, and the cost overhead of frequently using it, ever more pointless.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Hi, Astro Gemini is a fantastic.. Story Teller! I take a wicked pleasure in reading these "dreamy" descriptions (in full) of turning your desktop into extremely realistic.. Oh dear, oh dear. If nothing else - this alone will put you in relaxing mood:) Don't bother spoiling it by actually downloading this piece, unless.. you live on Mars, lol.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

I´m not learn englsh, there are on 1980 on soviet union, but uderstand little, why G.O take so nonecessary programs a-la screensaver? I lost really giveaway best solution with serial key, because restarting computer. I´m cry and wont its back on the same comp.

Reply   |   Comment by saba  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

I agree with (6. BanHien)

Screensavers are non-productive, and so why have them? If the screensaver function is to be active if the computer is idle, meaning the user is not doing anzthing on the PC (is not AT the desk)...
The best screensaver is not looked at then, so you could have the displaz turned off and save electricity.

The only screensaver that actually was at least productive and to have purpose was SETI@Home Screensaver.

We really need to think about our environment. Electricity.
It starts with such little things like screensavers.
We cannot sustain the unsustainable any much longer.


About this Screensaver:

Whilst this screensaver is an effort to fit into a market, its quality is a matter of interpretation. Everyone has got a different taste. I think the colors are pretty, giving a feeling of summer.

From a personal point of view, I can look at it for a few minutes, but then I really need to turn it off and get back to work.

- enjoy -

Reply   |   Comment by J. Hargreave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#12

There will be the usual glut of people who still feel the need to tell us that screensavers are outdated. Note to them: We know. Welcome to 2012. The real problem with this particular screensaver is it's quality, or lack thereof. The animation is buggy (no pun intended) and there is nothing original or special about it. I won't keep it for free, much less pay $10 for it. And I'm not just hating. I have several screensavers that are worth downloading, if not for the old reasons, just for their coolness. This one doesn't make the cut.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Oswalt  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#11

Does not work very well with widescreen monitors.
The background image is a trapezoid shape.
One of the foreground flowers is cut off.
There is no randomness to any of the 3D objects, everything follows a predetermined path.
Objects are too static to work as a screen saver, LCD persistence occurred on my monitor within minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by jamez  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

@6

I have to agree with you. Screensavers are a thing of the past. Why does anyone disagree with this?

Reply   |   Comment by Scott Slayton  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#9

Lighten up, people. Some people play games on their PC, some like to watch screensavers occasionally. This won't make you rich, or make you President, but neither will it 'kill the earth' or 'destroy screens quicker'. For the price of $0, you get something to look at. If you don't want that, just walk away.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

Thank you, thank you, thank you... This screensaver is what I have been waiting for. I love it (had it before on windows XP) and I love you for making my day.
Can I have a registration code in case i have to reinstall windows in future, please? Is that possible?

Reply   |   Comment by Gala  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#7

Years ago, I bought (at a discount price) Astro Gemini screensaver package. Astro Gemini screensavers are cute & entertaining as far as these types of programs go.

However, for those who miss today's offer, there are 100% free high-quality screensavers located at - http://www.newfreescreensavers.com

Reply   |   Comment by Inas  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

I don't believe people still use screensaver. Nowadays, all screens can sleep. Using screensaver will destroy screens quicker, put a hole in your pocket (electricity cost) and kill the earth.

BH

Reply   |   Comment by BanHien  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-34)
#5

Running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
Downloaded (Large setup for a screensaver), installed & activated without any problem.
Program is okay but between terrible graphics and terrible canned music I decided not to keep this one.
Screensavers should be something very relaxing or beautiful to look at, this one lacks good imagination...
Anyway thanks for the giveaway & better luck next time

Reply   |   Comment by Moudy63  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#4

Loads and installs quick and easy, but what a boring screen saver! Might be ok for a 4 year old child to watch.
Sorry about that AstroGemini but win 7 desktop backgrounds are more interesting.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#3

This program installed quickly and without any issues. Once I tested it though, I was disappointed. The plants shift back and forth, and the bugs lift their wings, and awkwardly shift around the screen. I feel sorry for the people that purchased this "screensaver" for $10. I am pretty sure something similar to this came pre-installed on our old Pentium III Windows Millenium PC. Despite the fact that it is free today, this "screensaver" (i use the term loosely) is not worth installing.

Reply   |   Comment by Joseph  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#2

Comes with the "fragrance of lush garden flowers"! Will I still get this effect with XP sp3?

Reply   |   Comment by swiss tony  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#1

Thanks GOTD, I will have to pass on this one. The screenshots were far from realistic.

Reply   |   Comment by BusyBee  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
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