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

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of the rural setting with Windmill 3D Screensaver.
$9.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 193 (27%) 526 (73%) 26 comments

Windmill 3D Screensaver was available as a giveaway on December 8, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$9.99
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Find yourself in a peaceful rural setting, far away from the hectic city life. You are in an ideal place to wander about, relax and discover the variety of lovely countryside views. Take a tour around a traditional Dutch farm with a magnificent brick windmill, one of the major local attractions. Surrounded by gorgeous fields of red and yellow tulips and lush green meadows you will feel especially close to the beauty and harmony of nature.

Features:

  • Full 3D environment;
  • High-quality animation;
  • Extremely realistic, colorful graphics;
  • Find yourself in an ideal place to rest and relax;
  • Relaxing music and nature sounds;
  • Digital Clock;
  • FPS counter;
  • Gorgeous traditional Dutch windmill;
  • Enjoy the peaceful beauty of the rural setting!

System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

Astro Gemini Software

Homepage:

http://www.astrogemini.com/windmill.html

File Size:

18.7 MB

Price:

$9.95

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#26

Bugs me too to see something other than GOTD. Critics that can not spell simple words.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Thanks for Johnny Castaway. I missed him since Win 3.1.
As much as I like other screensavers it doesn't heat up (lol) my aging winxp laptop.
There was also a game on my 3.1 called Heaven and Earth I miss a lot. It was a special "card" game that I got stuck on a "miror" mini game:-(.
One newer screensaver I miss is the clockwork where you see all the gears working that was incredible.

Thanks again everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Dobromilka  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

UPDATE to my recent comment. This is the same SC I already have. It has tulips, a donkey (not a horse), chickens. It is worth the get. I still look at it once in a while!

Reply   |   Comment by cHuck  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

I cannot tell, but this looks like it is the same screensaver that was given away a few years ago. Flat scenery, that has a horse, chickens, smoke coming out of the chimney. If it is, or is not, I am sure this is a good one. The one I got was really good, and if this is the 2nd edition, this may be even better! Thanks, GOATD!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by cHuck  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

I’ve noticed that screensavers consume much more energy than if you do not use them. I do not find any reason for using so cold screensavers, do you?Comment by Ototo — December 8th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
In a case where a computer is used in a home or office where heating is required, computers do not add any additional energy to your utility bills. This applies to any heat-generating appliance, lights, fans, etc. In the cold winter weather, you can run them as much as you like without any worry as long as you don't overdo it (if you find you need to run air conditioning in the winter, then maybe you're Al Gore).

Obviously, running heat-generating equipment and lights outside will waste energy. Don't run your screensaver on a picnic.

We are already having a very cold winter where I am (although winter didn't officially start yet). Thus, I'm going to run as many screensavers on as many computers as I like. This just means that my furnace will run for 2 minutes less each wintry day.

I already have Windmill 3D screensaver installed, and it makes a nice decoration for snowbound kids on these amazing cold "fall" days. Thanks Astro-Gemini for posting this again. Thanks GOTD for this and the other great giveaways.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Hurdle  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

This is not a bash at anyone, but for those who say the screensaver consumes more energy, how, specifically, do you measure the amount of energy is consumed (not CPU usage)?

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Guinn  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Win 7 users don't need a screen saver because of the wall paper slide show which is probably why they are always moaning about this software. This type of screen saver is perfect for Win XP users. There are still thousands of XP users, like my neighbour and she was totally mesmerized with with this freebie.
I think it's only fair to give AstroGemini a thumbs up for their work, when they put a decent screen saver together.
The music is annoying though.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

Hey. It's a free screen saver so why complain? You either want it or don't want it.. it's as simple as that. Also, don't complain to GOTD about offering screensavers such as #3 did. Remember, it's not about you. If you think of it, not all offers here are for everyone. It's free so don't complain.

One last curiosity I have:
I see folks calling "Giveaway of the Day" GAOTD, GOATD, etc.
It's simply "GOTD"

Giveaway = G
Of.......= O
The......= T
Day......= D

Remember, it's just 4 letters. Have a nice day :-}

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#18

Answer to no. 8: Johnny Castaway is still out there for free. Do a search using the two words.

Answer to whomever it may concern: I enjoy screen savers too. I had several that I lost when my computer went down. I'm hoping they will be repeated some time. Lots of them I don't care for, but everyone is different. Someone will think they are gorgeous. Thank you GAOD.

Reply   |   Comment by Connie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

I'll take a look at this.
My use of screensavers is to take screenshots of images that I might want to use in Photoshop, say to put someone standing by a windmill.

Reply   |   Comment by Chip  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

A nice little screen saver (yes, I like them, just as other people love graphics editors or DVD rippers). It installed, and runs, perfectly on Windows 8.1 64-bit. Thank you GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

I grabbed this one last time it was offered on GAOTD and liked it enough to keep it. Very relaxing. I agree it's not realistic like a movie, but my imagination can fill in lots of gaps -- I like it that way! I have enjoyed most of Astro Gemini's screen savers. Thanks for re-posting.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#14

I've noticed that screensavers consume much more energy than if you do not use them. I do not find any reason for using so cold screensavers, do you?

Reply   |   Comment by Ototo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#13

#3:
Believe me, criticizing screensavers here at GOTD's is a waste of time and... energy.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

For all who constantly deride every screensaver offered here and demean any who like them - hanging paintings on the wall of your living room isn't necessary either, but many people do it and enjoy them.

Sitting here surrounded by three monitors I much prefer an animated screensaver on two of them to a static desktop, or a dark screen. My appreciation to these developers and to GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

Thanks Astro Gemini and GOTD for the nice screensaver. I am glad that Astro Gemini went back to a many scene screensaver than just one scene that the last few have been, also that the music is different. A thought for Astro Gemini, if you offer a Xmas screensaver as usual, will you put music in it that is closer to Christmas Carols than the music that is with the last year Xmas screensavers.
I know the computers don't need screensavers anymore, but they are so nice to enjoy when you take a break on the computer and Astro Gemini have some nice ones. There might be better 3D graphic screensavers on the net, but I am still on XP and my graphic's card can't handle too heavy of graphics.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

I'd like to thank GOTD and Astro Gemini for this golden opportunity to laugh at the self-entitled brats who will cry because they weren't given something more valuable for free and the technical experts who will enlighten us as to why we don't need screensavers anymore.

Get over yourselves. Some people, for very valid reasons, like screensavers for what they still are.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurel Reardon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

Although screensavers are unnecessary for LCD monitors some people enjoy looking at them. This windmill screensaver is pleasant enough and not too demanding on the system. Thanks for offering it!

Reply   |   Comment by gaucherre  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#8

I miss my Johnny Castaway screensaver!

Reply   |   Comment by VegasSmitty  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

All you whiners complaining about what's offered
- Please show a link to your programming freebies?
Or is it your sole purview to belittle others' works?

Reply   |   Comment by John K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#6

Well without going into the debate of "are screen savers useful" I d/led this program and well it does what it says. My 3 yr old daughter was mesmerized for hours while it snowed outside this morning. as for keeping it I will keep it and leave it for her to watch every now and then. I dont personally need one I just use blank but it is nice to look at. but back to the point at hand I give it a 5 out of 5 for what the devlopers say and what it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#5

A few quibbles with the technical details of the windmill, but you'd probably have to had spent time in a working Dutch mill to notice. All in all a very nice piece of screen art.

No problems at all installing on Win7 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#4

Extremely realistic, colorful graphics;

Dear Astrogemini, nope, in no way.

The windmill in your screensaver could never turn in reality. You are excused, because you have never seen a turning windmill. It is simply missing the cloth an the windmill sails, without real sails, no working windmill, that simple.

Please delete the "extremely realistic" in your description.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

Thanks GAOTD for your effort, but shouldn't be the time to stop giving away useless piece of code like screensavers?

In the flat-panel LCD displays era, the only function they have is to waste electricity for nothing: is Astro Gemini developer aware of that? It looks like he's not...

http://www.howtogeek.com/128644/htg-explains-why-screen-savers-are-no-longer-necessary

It would be nice to hear a comment by him about this issue.

Anyway thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea T.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#2

Hey! Thanks for this nice screen saver!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Kas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#1

yep, this could be a Dutch scenery. Also the music sounds a bit 18th century Dutch fold dance music (and thus sounds annoying after about 20 seconds if not sooner)
With music off it could be usefull for those that still use screensavers for whatever the reason.

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