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Giveaway of the day — Watery Desktop 3D Live Wallpaper and Screensaver

Watery Desktop 3D will animate your wallpaper with water effects.
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User rating: 114 (80%) 29 (20%) 45 comments

Watery Desktop 3D Live Wallpaper and Screensaver was available as a giveaway on January 7, 2017!

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Watery Desktop 3D will animate your wallpaper with water effects, such as waves and rain. It will also work as a screensaver which floods your screen, you'll see how everything on your desktop will sink into water.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update (KB2670838)

Publisher:

PUSH Entertainment

Homepage:

https://www.push-entertainment.com/live-wallpapers/watery-desktop-3d/

File Size:

6.0 MB

Price:

$14.95

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#27

Hi everybody. :-)

No easy-to-find developer's address: I didn't find it in its homepage and I didn't find it through the first three whois web services found with google search.

No problems during download.
No problems detected after doing scans with the tools present in my machine (I won't repeat them because I didn't change them).
Web services (virustotal, metadefender, jotti, virscan) found the usual false positives for GAOTD setup.exe.
No problems during installation.
No problems also after doing scans post-installation (with the same tools).

What I didn't like:
- I couldn't select the installation folder.
- When I first installed this software, I tried the screensaver preview and settings (in the usual screensaver window, in Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Personalisation) and they didn't work.
After a reinstall, they worked.
- Pictures (in developer webpage and in this gaotd webpage) show fish, jellyfish, starfish, dolphins, turtles, but I can't see them.
Should those animals appear when the program is enabled?
Are those pictures in the background only wallpapers?
If those pictures are wallpapers, it should be specified in the program webpage.
Do they not appear because I set DEP to always on?

I'm using:
- Windows 10 home/standard x64, DEP always on, custom scaling 150%.
- Resolution 1920x1080, color depth 32bit, refresh rate 60Hz.

Thanks Push Entertainment and GAOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Did anyone else try to submit improvement ideas to the developer? I tried the link, but there was no option to leave feedback, so I put it in the comments section.

Reply   |   Comment by jamesg.123  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi jamesg.123. :-)

It works, just start to write (a title or a short description) in the I would like to... entry, then click share your idea and describe your idea in the bigger area that should appear.

Idea informer moderators must approve ideas before they are published.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Installed fine on Win7 SP1 Professional 64 Bit.
I have a suggestion for the developer:
Include sliders that allow the user to set both the intensity and speed of the effects.
Even the mildest effects were too intense for me to leave running while I work, but a lighter, slower version that I could customize to suit my mood would be great.
With Sliders, you could also cut the number of variation types (rain, wave, etc.) down to two or three. As it is, having so many options that are essentially the same thing is pretty confusing.

Reply   |   Comment by jamesg.123  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#24

I have the same problem as described Gregn357.
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit (KB2670838) Platform Update has been installed on my computer. The screen saver for me to run in the task manager, but I can not view any of the settings will not open anything, nor the lightning view, you can not run, even though I'm waiting up to much, nothing happens, and run the program, but does not show what it should be.
I'm sorry if what I wrote is difficult to understand, but I am Hungarian, unfortunately I do not speak English.

Reply   |   Comment by Priscilla  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Installed, activated, but doesnt work. Win7 SP1 32 bit. Correct winUpdate installed. Wont start, wont show preview, if there is a settings menu, wont display. Shows to be running in task manager, but nothing happens. Uninstalled, reinstalled same results. Uninstalled unless or until someone can tell me how to make it work. Sounds like an interesting screensaver that I would like to try out. Anyone have any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Gregn357  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Gregn357, try downloading/installing directly from Microsoft site the KB2670838 mentionned in "System requirements". (Google KB2670838 to find it.)

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ouialaraison, thank you for your help. As I mentioned above in my first sentence, I have KB2670838 installed already.

Reply   |   Comment by Gregn357  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Installed on win 10, very quick installation. This is a cool little screen saver program that will remain right where its at. Lovely,simple,pleasant to look at.
Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Grockman  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

Installed in just seconds (Win 7, 64-bit). Very cool effect! I don't know yet whether or not it uses up too many resources, but so far, so good. Thanks, GAOTD and PUSH.

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

The graphics are lovely, but I have to find the right setting so it does not start until the computer is idle for a set period of time. Right now I see it running (intermittently) on the desktop even while I am typing. Otherwise, nicely done.

Reply   |   Comment by Azalia  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Azalia, Update: I guess it is supposed to run on the desktop no matter what is going on, hence the name "Watery desktop." So...there. LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Azalia  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#19

I can't remember the last time that I downloaded a screensaver. The only other screensaver I own is Marine Aquarium by SereneScreen, which I still run from time to time, because it is just so beautiful to look at.

As Antonio posted (#3), it is surprising that this wonderful 3D screensaver consumes very little memory, 24.3 MB for me. Also includes a nice assortment of water effects. if you have the right wallpaper, it looks fantastic.

Thank you GOTD Team and PUSH Entertainment, this will be a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Very Concerned User  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#18

how about including some really cool sea life desktop backgrounds to go with this ?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

I downloaded and installed this progran without any problems with my win10 64 bit.

It creates a good-on-the eye watery effect on the existing wall paper and doesn't change the picture(s) itself.

Reply   |   Comment by kerem  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

If it helps at all... maybe why today's GOTD won't work for everyone...

The graphics processor [GPU], depending on make & model, *may* do more than display what you see on screen. It may help with video encoding &/or decoding [playback], & usually has at least some support for parts of Direct X & *maybe* OpenGL [Vulkan], & often supports OpenCL [commonly used for non display related tasks].

Oversimplified, you might think of the Direct X & OpenGL/Vulkan end of things as sort of shortcuts -- instead of the CPU doing all sorts of long & slow calculations, the GPU is told basically to draw this, there. The problem or gotcha is that the graphics hardware may not be able to do everything that's asked of it, or it isn't powerful enough to do whatever fast enough.

Watery Desktop 3D Live Wallpaper and Screensaver uses those sorts of commands [what I just called shortcuts] to calculate & display the FX, so as not to slow down the PC or laptop, which you can still use normally. If the graphics hardware capabilities aren't there, e.g. in my Windows 7 VM, the wallpaper &/or screensaver just fails.

With mid-range to high end games, it's most often the graphics hardware that determines if the game is playable, how well, & with how many optional display features turned on. And the more you pay for graphics hardware, the more capabilities & performance you get. While every year sees improvements, GPUs that are part of the CPU package aren't generally all that powerful, & don't have anywhere near the capabilities of a $100-$200 [or more] add-on graphics card.

A gaming laptop won't usually have separate graphics hardware [like a graphics card in a PC], but basically the same components are added to the main board. When those added components are relatively marginal, &/or to save battery life, the added GPU & the built-in GPU may work together. And those systems are the ones that allegedly had fits with the Microsoft update KB2670838. support[.]microsoft[.]com/en-us/kb/2670838

Do note however that if you have a separate graphics card in your PC, it costs you to use it. When it's in a power-saving mode, like just reading this in your browser, it's using a minimal amount of electricity, & producing less heat. Using it to display animated wallpaper, or a DX screensaver, or gaming causes it to jump out of any power--saving mode, meaning more electrical watts used, more heat, & likely more fan noise to get rid of some of that heat. It's not a big deal -- you got the card to use it -- but if I'm not using this PC to do anything, & I'm away from my desk [so I'm not watching whatever screensaver], I figure I might as well save the electricity, and so don't have a screensaver like this running. With built-in graphics, e.g. my mini-PC, that's not much of an issue -- it's the more powerful add--on card in this PC that consumes much more power.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#15

Great Salute to the developer of this Fantastic 3D Live Wallpaper and Screensaver. Really I am not the big fan of downloading and installing screensaver but when I saw the Outcome from this live wallpaper and screensaver then I feel hypnotized. I will keep it and thanks to GOTD for this cute and good piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by joji  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

So i have a question before i download this. Do i have to share this on Facebook in order to download it? I deactivated my facebook over a year ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy Baker  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Randy Baker,
just ask for a link by mail.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#13

very cute

Reply   |   Comment by franky Claeys  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

Love it!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#11

I tried to install this program and received an error message "Your computer does not support this program". I am running Win 7 SP1 64bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Randolphjo  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Randolphjo, have you install this platform update KB2670838 already? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2670838

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

i have mcafee internet security on my computer and has blocked internet access for this screensaver why does it need access to the internet

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

george, Bitdefender Total Security blocks a file as well - when Ransomeware detection is enabled. I guess, that's a false positive, but I just wonder...

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Allan , it blocked internet access not blocked a file
there it a differents

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

A screenvideo WMV, 30Mb, made in Win10-x64 Pro with Intel CPUgraphics:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/L1MdfrHHuLwBk2F

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

The first screensaver I've tried and will keep!

Reply   |   Comment by Hans  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Can't install it (under win 8.1)!
Messages : "The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy os the program" followed by "activate successfully"

Reply   |   Comment by Belga  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Belga, start your system in safely mode and then run setup file. The problem is probably caused by some antyvirus or antimalware software installed on your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Ototo  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Belga, Maybe the AV is the cause of the problem.
Or an older GOTD-setup has leftover's and disturb the installation.
Try to use cCleaner to clean Windows, restart Windows and try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Ootje, I use regularly Ccleaner + no reaction of the antivirus... maybe the leftover's then !
I'll see in this direction.. thanks anyway !

Reply   |   Comment by Belga  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Belga, why don't you just try running setup in safe mode? I used to have the same problem under Windows 7, now I can't run giveaway of the day setup files under Windows 10, all because of antivirus software, even if I disable it. I found out that only safe mode solves the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Ototo  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

what's with this REQUiRED Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update (KB2670838) Microsoft Update?

A web search using the ubiquitous search engine: appears to suggest that this Update is either, an EViL UPDATE, or causes Blue Screen Of Death, or can't be installed without hassles.

Even CNET offers up an advisory ALERT about it: CNET > Forums > Spyware, Viruses, & Security > Be Careful About New Platform Update KB2670838 [https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/be-careful-about-new-platform-update-kb2670838-588559/]

As far as I can see it is only an update to allow for the installation of the now discontinued or superceded Internet Explorer 10.x

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Peter C1, That update gives Windows 7 a lot of the whizzier graphics features of more recent Windows versions, so if someone is using those features then they either need to write their code differently for Win7, not support it, or require the extra libraries.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2670838

It's just newer graphics features, although it did cause issues for some people, especially if they had old graphics drivers as previously undiscovered bugs could come out.

It's not evil, or spyware, or a privacy violation, but it does have some risk of issues as it's providing features the O/S didn't have before (so having the latest driver for your graphics would be a good first step).

It's much more about supporting games better than IE10.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#5

Very pleasant screen art; I especially like the way it fades in and out when it starts and stops instead of the jarring shift seen with most screensavers. The settings screen with live preview is an example of hos this sort of thing should be done.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Follow-Up - About a day after installing this very nice screen art the touchscreen and Bluetooth mouse on my Win10/64 laptop stopped working; it wouldn't even let me use a USB wired mouse. Uninstalling Watery Desktop fixed everything, so there's something interacting in there. I'd rather have my touchscreen and wireless mouse so I had to scuttle this software, with regrets.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

System Requirements:
Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update (KB2670838) ...

What !?

Reply   |   Comment by ummm '  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

ummm ',
It did work on this Win10-x64 Pro

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#3

This thing is really nice to the processor, live wallpaper CPU usage is about 1.5% on my machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#2

My OS is Windows 10, Does it work?

Reply   |   Comment by James Kim  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

James Kim, it works on my Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Thank you, ew.

Reply   |   Comment by James Kim  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

James Kim, you're welcome

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

I normally don't keep things like this. Typically it just takes up room and resources. However, this one has a rather nice effect, very clean and smooth. Doesn't make me change wallpaper to some junk for it to work, it just works. Keeps a notification in the bottom as a running up so it's easy to close out of. And while I haven't used a screensaver in...years (been so long I can't remember when I last had one), I really liked the dimming and the overall effect of it. Will keep this on

Reply   |   Comment by levitiquetus  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
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