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Moon Light Animated Wallpaper Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Moon Light Animated Wallpaper

Moon Light Animated Wallpaper turns your desktop environment into a beautiful night sky with the full moon behind flying clouds.
$7.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 231 (24%) 725 (76%) 16 comments

Moon Light Animated Wallpaper was available as a giveaway on February 26, 2011!

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Watermark photos and artworks by adding visual watermarks.

This animated wallpaper turns your desktop environment into a beautiful night sky with the full moon behind flying clouds.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

AnimatedWallpaper7.com

Homepage:

http://www.animatedwallpaper7.com/about.php?wallpaper=moon2

File Size:

2.26 MB

Price:

$7.95

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Not very stable, crashes every 10 or so minutes.. (my screen saver is disabled) on a win 7-32 machine. not very impressed, way too obvious that the repeating 'clouds clip art' fly's by way to often to give a nice effect, the solve would be to use a more random generation of these clouds and to use more 'clips'.
Anyway, I'm uninstalling immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by async  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and installed on my E Machine W/Vista OS.
It crashes every time I try to run the program. I will un-install right after leaving this note. Good luck to everyone else.

Reply   |   Comment by Loring Loding  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed on Windows 7 laptop, had same issues as others, so uninstalled it. This seems like a WAY dated (like over 6 years outdated) application. I do like the moon theme, and if it had accurate moon phases and was updated to work with current computers I would try it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucky  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Similar to wallpaper created with Animated Wallpaper Maker [previously on GOTD -> http://goo.gl/lZiYz ], Moonlight Animated Wallpaper is a single, executable [.exe] file that's more-or-less portable [it stores settings you change in the registry], & requires some level of hardware D3D support -- it won't work everywhere. Also like DIY wallpapers created with their Maker app, the background is static, meaning that in this case it the 4:3 image can be stretched to whatever non-4:3 aspect ratio, but not without distortion... with some pictures that may not matter, but when the focus is on a [very circular] full moon, it does. On a wide-screen monitor keeping the set aspect ratio [i.e. the stretch checkbox cleared] results in pillar boxing -- the vertical equivalent of letter boxing you see watching regular, 4:3 programming on a HDTV... with their Halloween animated wallpaper [GOTD] it didn't matter that much because the background was black, but here it's dark blue so the pillar boxes are very obvious. [I didn't try changing the desktop background color to match, but that *might* be a workable solution.] The moving clouds, which are what's animated, are static cut-outs.

The good news is that installation only adds the program's folder [with the single .exe file + 2 for uninstall], & an uninstall key in the registry -- as far as Windows is concerned it's pretty much painless if [after looking at the screenshot] you want to give it a try. In win7 ult 64 SP1 CPU usage with an AMD quad was 0 - 2% per Task Mgr. -- GPU [graphics chip] usage was 0 - 8% with an AMD 6870 per GPU_Z. As others have posted, when the wallpaper's active, right-click context menus work for the most part, but you do lose some menu items or functions, even if/when you right-click one of the pillar boxes.

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

really wanted to love this but the distortion of the moon killed it for me, prob would have been better with just clouds. other wallpapers like the aquariums would likely be better since no large objects that would be misshapened or stretched due to differing monitor sizes or numbers.

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

This program does need a lot of work. I took into account the problems stated above and installed it with vista compatibility (I have windows 7 64 bits) and no stretch on the wallpaper. I ran this on a quad core 3.2ghz computer and the program still stalled for a second when pressing any other icon. The speed of the clouds are way too fast and there is no adjustment for the speed. Overall the graphics are poor for this day and age. It also lost the original icon pictures on the screen when told to show the icons on the top of the wallpaper. I distinctly got the idea that they threw us an old software program they could do without or wanted us to test a beta version for them. I uninstalled it before any other errors showed up.

Reply   |   Comment by Xanonite  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Downloaded and installed just fine. Started up quickly and the animation went smoothly on my not so new Windows 7 laptop.

I exited the "set up" window and went to hide my desktop icons (through the windows context menu, not the Moon night set up page) and moon.exe stopped working.

So thanks but no thanks, I'll be removing this from my computer. It's also meant for square (4:3) screens and looked bad stretched out. If you choose the "do not stretch" you get a solid color on each side which ruins the overall look.

3/10 from me, but thanks GAoTD just the same.

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I liked the idea of this program and probably would have kept it if it had worked properly and displayed well on a wide screen.

I thought it would have the option to set it like a screen saver, coming on only when a normal screen saver would come on.

When it was on and I had my desktop icons displaying, the cloud movement was jerky. I also learned the when I set it to not display the icons and then shut it off, my icons continued to remain hidden. I had to restart the program to make my desktop icons display again.

It fell way below my expectations, so I have uninstalled it.

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

Same errors as Daniel, #5: “Switching to the reference rasterizer. a software device that implements the entire Direct3D feature set, but will run very slowly.” Then I clicked on the button to remove the message and a second message appeared saying “Failed creating the Direct3D device.”- I'm running Win7 32-bit, 1.73 Pentium M, 2 gigs RAM. Recent installation, few other progs installed yet, so everything's clean.

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

Installed easily on Win 7 x 64. Nice looking.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin Van Buren  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

rather complain , something I cannot do. I enjoyed this and have a screen recorder, this will do just fine to make greenscreen background. Now for other Dl wallpapers WOW! guys you Rock. I use a win7 and all works fine. if we were allowed to tweak be great.

Dl enjoy, and forget worrying.

Reply   |   Comment by fish  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)

I have a Dell with Windows XP Home Edition SP 3 and 1.25 gig RAM, Intel Pentium 4, and I installed it. But when I went to run it, a message popped up "Switching to the reference rasterizer. a software device that implements the entire Direct3D feature set, but will run very slowly." Then I clicked on the button to remove the message and a second message appeared saying "Failed creating the Direct3D device."
Guess I have to stick to same old stationary wallpapers.

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

Installed on Win7 x64 ok. Does not work well with dual screens, seems to try and stretch across both screens and there is no setting for it. If it is set to a single monitor, the stretch doesn't look too bad at 1080p. It has very limited settings. Can't adjust the amount of stars or clouds or even the speed of the clouds or the darkness of the night sky. The edges of the clouds also look a little pixelated.

Cannot access the nVidia control panel from the context menu on the desktop when it is running, had to manually run it from the installation directory. Also, tried to right click on computer and go to manage, but get an error, "moon2_full.exe Application not found" when it is running. Can bring up mmc manually.

For the quality, not worth the inconveniences with the nVidia control panel and the error with MMC and there may even be others I didn't find.

Reply   |   Comment by Cheeseman  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

The moon doesn't look right when I stretch background image to fit my 1366 x 768 wide screen. Don't like the black background on the left and right side when I don't stretch it. Would have been better if wallpaper was available in wide screen mode.

Reply   |   Comment by Acquizeta  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

Win XP SP3
Not compatible with "Alt Desk" insists on showing on all desktops. Also unable to move or do anything with desktop icons whilst activated. Graphics not that good. A total waste of time.
Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)

Very nice wall paper really it take me at night like i am dreaming

Reply   |   Comment by Abhinav  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-93)
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