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Halloween in the Attic 3D Screeensaver Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Halloween in the Attic 3D Screeensaver

Have your PC haunted for the holiday!
$15.96 EXPIRED
User rating: 328 (33%) 670 (67%) 83 comments

Halloween in the Attic 3D Screeensaver was available as a giveaway on October 26, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$46.75
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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?

Features:

  • Full 3D environment
  • Beautiful animation
  • Photo-realistic colorful graphics
  • Haunting music and chilling sound effects
  • Variety of bewitching scary scenes
  • Digital clock
  • FPS counter
  • A true atmosphere of Spooky Halloween!

System Requirements:

Pentium III or higher; 32 MB Video Memory; DirectX 8.0 or higher; DirectX-compatible sound card; Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Astro Gemini Software

Homepage:

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

File Size:

11.6 MB

Price:

$15.96

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#83

a nice screensaver, I'll use this on my laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by Nemes  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Very resource hungry, so it's not good is you need a number of background tasks running while you are away. Otherwise, looks good.

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan G  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

I love it , good fun & works great on vista. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by leftey  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

This screensaver is incredible! I totally love it. The graphics are amazing, and keeps my kids enthralled and out of my hair for a while.

Reply   |   Comment by Nikita  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

worthless SW maker. 2 out of 4 screensavers failed, including little dwarf and this halloween, downloaded from GAOTD! NY and forest screensavers survived only. little dwarf gave me blue screen and both failed SWs made the PC non-responding. memory hungry program. not recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by mkhi  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

I installed the screensaver twice, but it refuses to operate properly. It starts to load and then stalls at the beginning of the loading process. Had to give up on it...

Reply   |   Comment by Gerry Eigen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Does not work on Commodore 64.

Reply   |   Comment by pizdek  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

"Oh no! Another screensaver! wah, wah, waaaah!" You people amaze me. You get something for free and just because it doesn't suit your particular taste or need you feel it necessary to whine about it. Personally, I like screensavers. I've got about 30 of them installed. It gives my computer something to do while I'm not using it. Simply blanking the screen is boring! I think GAOTD is a great concept. But they can't give away quality software everyday. You have your hits and misses be it screensavers or whatever. Just be happy that you have access to such a great site and leave it at that.
And try looking at it from a programmers perspective... Would you want to give away a piece of software that you worked weeks or months on for FREE? I don't think I would! So I say thank you to GAOTD and the generous software publishers who make this site as great as it is.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

#3-PeterM- I know most of you think its a joke,but as a PC repairman I'm say to say the poor sucker is probably serious. I have seen users still running NT4,Win95 RTM, and even one running Win3.11FWG. So PeterM,please just quit being a skinflint and buy a freaking PC from this century! There are plenty of places online where you can buy a nice Win2K machine for around$40,so please do!

Now as for the screensaver,it plays nice on XP Sp3. Very cute,especially the ghost. Perfect timing with Halloween just around the corner. Way to go GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Kevinb  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Activated and installed fine on Vista Home Premium 32. My toddler son had been bugging me for Halloween stuff so this came in handy and he was amused by the graphics and sound for almost 2 hours! Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Ash  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Well, I can not get it running on Win Xp. I have other screen savers from them but this one runs for 4 seconds and locks up.
I like the mixture GOTD has. I have payed for a couple of software form here. I would have never run a crossed them if it was not for GOTD. I do wish more software companies would put their software on the site. I guess they are scared to get their feet wet. Give their software away for free. Well It's not like that really. If I really like it. I have a limited time before a update come out...
I like the screen saver and some of the games to.
I wish they had two softwares one day and the next day two games and so on.

Reply   |   Comment by jim0622  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

This was my first download from GOTD. Looking over your comments, I thought I would put forth suggestion. Why not provide statistics on popularity ratings in one easy-to-scan link? Thank you for this free-to-download software and this exciting page find! I hope to bookmark your site for later use.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

#52, Sale of goods act does not apply, you DID NOT PAY ANYTHING!!! That's why they call it a GIVEAWAY! No sale has taken place and if you did pay something, well, you just got suckered.

Reply   |   Comment by fourfootbeagle42  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

#3, who really cares about windows 3.1 or 95? No one uses these operating systems anymore, well except for you of course, but you are talking about an operating system that is over 16 years old and hasn't been supported by Microsoft in who knows how long. And to those who don't appreciate something for free, just don't download it, the thing is free so what's your complaint?...if the software has bugs or doesn't install correctly or if it doesn't work well then that's good to know about...so ROCK ON GOTD...I may not like anything, but you ROCK!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by fourfootbeagle42  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

:| I got a Halloween screen saver from them last year already...

Reply   |   Comment by the science dictionary  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Addon to my first comment.

Since the title and download link say halloween in the Attic, but everything else says/shows 3D Spooky, we should get both :)
(hint hint hint)

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Btw, todays screensaver is nice and I especially like the yawning ghost!
Maybe I am a bit strange but to me the burning candles close to the wooden ceiling was the scariest.. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Sheepskate  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I was very disapointed about the dishonesty of the picture, text description, and the link to the product as well.

This is NOT 3D Spooky Halloween Screensaver as shown, linked, AND described, it is the Halloween in the Attic Screensaver.

Why is the picture, link, and the description for a different item?
Were we supposed to be getting the 3D Spooky Halloween Screensaver, as the page states, how did we end up with the other one?
I would have much preferred the product shown and described.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Re "Unregistered Version" in Windows Vista

As I see it the Activate.exe is buggy, when you run the program "as administrator" from a limited account it will put the registration code in the administrator account, and only in that account.

That means that when the screensaver then is run under administrator account it will as expected be recognized as registered to Giveaway of the Day,
but when the screensaver is run under any other account it will be "unregistered" and display that "nasty" nag screen across the scene after a couple of seconds.

To fix this you have to copy the relevant registry key from the administrator account section to the other account(s).


My view on screensavers are that the fancy ones are rather useless but can be very nice to look at. For practical "use" I prefer screensavers that let me continue to read the screen (at least for awhile). For instance Bubbles in Windows Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheepskate  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Have tried three times to get a download that works, it just runs for a couple of seconds and then stops. Am running XP and have not had a problem with other gemini screensavers. I run all my screensavers on a daily rotation. As the computer is in the living room and on during the day is interesting to see what comes up next.

Reply   |   Comment by Joy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I don't mind GOTD giving away a screensaver. And no I didn't vote thumbs down. I only vote after I test.

On the other hand, to those of you who slobber over the screensavers as if they were a great bargain, yep, there's sure a desperate shortage of free screen savers out there. LOL. HAVE YOU NOTICED, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT THEY ARE NO LESS THAN 45 (!) PAGES OF SCREENSAVERS IN THE GOTD FREEWARE LIBRARY? (I even saw a couple I might start using!)

Many say that Astro Gemini and the other company that was featured recently put out quality screen savers and I don't want to dispute that. And I understand GOTD needs to not only keep us happy, but also the companies who contribute. It's just in months of reading comments on these, I've practically never seen a comparison to them and what else is available out there, free or pay. That's different than any other software that GOTD gives away than I can think of. That's what makes me suspicious that the positive posters are mostly either those who are paranoid to say anything bad for fear GOTD will fold, or those who want to be spoonfed. In other words, how do you folks know these are good? Have most of you looked ANYWHERE else? (With the exception of someone like regular poster Phil, who does seem to have some idea what else is out there.) If you'd look even a little, you could od on screensavers. When I start seeing comments on how these compare to the MOUNTAIN of other screensavers out there (SO many of them free) I'll be more convinced.

As to giveaways, is there any chance we could give away PeterM? Maybe to Al-Qaeda as a terrorist practice dummy. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to sound cruel there. On the other hand, he's beaten his one little joke into the ground so much these last few months it's probably already poking through the ground in Pakistan. Must be terrible to have no life.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

to #8, Kelly "Yep another screen saver. Just for those that like to sit and look at their monitor but accomplish nothing at all."
A great piece of self-analysis, Kelly. As usual, a worthless posting, bereft of thought or value.

Reply   |   Comment by chazza  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Unfortunately would not work for me (kept stopping as if the mouse had been moved or Esc pressed).

Not sure why this is saying it's a Screeensaver (3 e's) should be a
SCREAM-SAVER...

Anyway, to all - HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN - don't pig out on too many sweets!

Reply   |   Comment by Damian  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Thank you.Really neat to watch.Truely appreciate all the software offered.

Reply   |   Comment by ManyMoon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Personally, I like the free screen savers, for entertainment purposes only, of course. Don't care much for the screen saver manager that's always installed with AstroGemini's stuff. The least they could is provide an installation option for it not taking over as the *Default* screen saver. Like most AstroGemini Savers, this one can't make use of multiple screens. Some at least blank the other monitors, this one doesn't. Since the actual "Screen Saving" aspect of these savers really isn't an issue anymore, I guess that's not really a big deal for most. But if you use a saver to shield your screen from prying eyes when you're away from your desk, it might be worth noting. No problems here in XP SP2.

Reply   |   Comment by HeadlessHorseMan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Awesome screensaver. I rarely add screensavers to my computer as I simply turn off my monitor when I am going to be away from it for any period of time, but I do like some nice screensavers for the holidays, and this is especially a nice Halloween one. I'm all for a nice Christmas one from them also. Very easy to install on Vista Home Premium. Now I need to go put it on my laptop so I can use it in my Halloween display for the trick or treaters.

Reply   |   Comment by Evie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

#3 What, am I looking at a gaotd from 1994? seriously, WTF? upgrade to a smartphone and you'd be better off :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Okay graphics, but the pop-up reminder to register this screensaver after 60 seconds makes the screensaver not worth the free download.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

It asks to register...I have uninstalled and re-installed 4 times and I get the same. Help? or is it a lost cause?

Reply   |   Comment by marit  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

@17 - Don't know what you're running this on, but I don't have any sound after unchecking BOTH the SFX and Music boxes. Don't know why you'd want to run it without at least the SFX (thunder, spooky voices, etc.) Really should be added--do not use regedit or otherwise hack your registry unless you know what you're doing!

@20 - We're sick of the history of screensavers and why we don't need them. Just be quiet. I'll take a good screensaver any day over another Notepad++ editor clone!

I still like last year's, after-holiday offering of the "Haunted Halloween" the best, but this is still very good with lots of scenes. (Beware the jack in the box! :-)

If you want to bypass the screensaver Manager you can right-click on the Desktop and choose Personalize (vista) or Properties (XP) and change the screensaver to the one you want rather than the Astro manager.

You can also change the icon on your desktop by right-clicking on the Icon and choose Properties. Under Shortcut tab, there's a box called Target. For this screensaver, delete what is there and put instead "C:\Windows\System32\Halloween in the Attic 3D Screenwriting.scr" (including quotes). That way you'll go directly to the screensaver. (This is the same for both Vista and XP.) You can do this with any of the Astro screensavers. They're all stored in the same folder. Just remember put in the correct screensaver file name (should be the same as the one on the shortcut, be sure and add .scr at the end) and don't forget to put it all in quotes (").

Reply   |   Comment by Geek Grrl  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Sale of goods act:
Where there is a contract for the sale of goods by description, there is an implied term that the goods will correspond with the description.

I contend that 'ScreenSaver' is an illegal term!

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Screen savers are not necessary as your screen doesnt need saving!

Years ago, when screens were orange or green they may have been necessary, but that was over 15 years ago.

Please...no more screen savers...trading standards may have to get involved as they clearly breach sale of good act 1984 as the description is missleading.

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Thanks for this piece of Americanization...

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Nice-installed good in Vista.
thanks

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Why does every screensaver I download on Vista from here say its a trial? Why do I need to buy or register it??? I thought it was Free??



since nobody else seems to have that problem, do you think it might be.....you?

Try to be manly, and not whine in public about your personal difficulties.

Reply   |   Comment by dogs  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Yep another screen saver. Just for those that like to sit and look at their monitor but accomplish nothing at all.

...ever heard of television?

Reply   |   Comment by dogs  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I tried 2-times but all I could get was a blank screen and Halloween music on the kids' old Pentium 4 XP Home computer. So I un-installed.

However, Astro-Gemini also installed some sort of "Manager" that DID NOT get removed during their un-install process. I had to go to Control Panel and remove that manually. Just FYI . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Chartsky  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

#26 your not reading the read me file 1st before you install if you are you should have no problems

Reply   |   Comment by buckoooo  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Lots of complaints on weekends about screen savers, or what some deem as insignificant software.

I for one am happy to see "insignificant software" offered on weekends, because I don't always have a chance to come here on weekends. If there isn't much here then I don't miss a good download.

Maybe that is what GOTD has in mind.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Thanks GOTD, this entertaining screensaver works great on my HP Vista Home Premium computer. Things that make a senior citizen say, wow, and free, didn't cost me a dime. I did uninstall the Astro Gemini Manager software as I do not need it. Regardless of what the young whippersnappers of the world say, I enjoy good, free, screensavers.

Reply   |   Comment by Frankie St Francis  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I don't really like Astro Gemini's screensavers as there seems to be no way to adjust the length of time for the scene changes, they go a bit too fast. Still, this will be fun on my work pc, anything to amuse the boss!

Reply   |   Comment by gmon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

@PeterM

You weren't funny the first time you posted this and now you're getting even more tiresome. Do you perhaps have a small laugh to yourself each time you do it? If so can I suggest embracing the great outdoors, get some fresh air and try socialising with other people as a distraction from your little internet 'pranks'.

Reply   |   Comment by Gav  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Don't often use screensavers but thanks for this one anyway.
Just 1 other comment if you don't mind, I've just been on your sister site Game.Giveaway, and I've got to say the skin on that site is much more attactive than this one, how about an update?
Carry on with the good work, and don't forget my suggestion yesterday for Macrium Reflect!
Cheers Spikey

Reply   |   Comment by Spikey  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I love the screensaver but was disappointed in that your ad said it was free for a limited time. However, when I downloaded it I found it was NOT free...I still would have to purchase/register for the full version.

This does not motivate me to buy any of your products...what a scam!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jill Thoren  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I've seen this program before, or one like it. What scares me is that they even exist. They are the bane of computer support personnel everywhere.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Folks, do not give negative ratings just because you do not want a screen saver. When I dl products from this website I look at the positive and negative ratings to determine if this program works correctly and would be worth my time or if their is a better product that can be received through shareware, freeware, or that can be bought.

It is quite annoying when I see a negative rating for a product but only because people want to complain about screen savers. Complain about them, fine, but only give negative or positive feedback on a product if you have actually tried it; typically other people tend to look at the rating to determine if something is wrong, luckily I read the comments as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony C. II  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

#9 Sukibabe was right. The homepage link takes you to a different screensaver. Not Halloween in the Attic. That is a pretty big oversight! As a rule, I dont do screensavers. Guess I will try this one a try anyhow. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

I personally love screensavers. I dont use them too often but they are fun. I used to have spooky halloween too but lost it when I had to do a restore on my computer. *hint hint* This one is well made and pretty scary too. I wouldnt want to go in that attic. LOL! But also the one shown on GAOTD site is not the one downloaded. THANKS GAOTD!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Sandee  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

# 26 spliby

You need to read the READ ME TXT
Very simple really.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

#9,#11 Suki, well spotted, picture and description are of an entirely different screenaver: http://www.astrogemini.com/halloween-screensaver.html instead of the one in the name: http://www.astrogemini.com/halloween-in-the-attic.html

The first is set outdoors and the titled one is set indoors in the attic. Astrogemini should know by now which product they are offering!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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