Softpedia Editor's Review for Dream Aquarium
A beautiful and next-generation virtual aquarium & screensaver
Written by Bogdan Popa on May 14th, 2012
Dream Aquarium is a highly-configurable Windows screensaver that creates a virtual aquarium on your desktop, comprising multiple species of fish to better simulate underwater life.
One of the best things about Dream Aquarium is the great amount of customization options, thus letting you not only to manage the fish in your tank, but also change aquarium settings.
The application allows you to adjust background settings and even change tanks completely, while also comprising multiple fish species to add new ones in the selected tanks. What’s more, there are dedicated options to change bubbles speed and even enable the screensaver to work on widescreen monitors, thus fitting any desktop out there.
Last but not least, besides eye-appealing elements, Dream Aquarium also comprises multi-monitor support, which makes it appropriate for experienced users too.
Most similar screensavers on the market seriously stress up the computer while they’re active and require more or less advanced graphic cards, but Dream Aquarium provides a pretty smooth experience. It runs flawlessly on all Windows versions and, aside from the fact that it provides two different graphics modes – DirectX 9 and OpenGL – it can run basically on both older and newer systems.
While it boasts so many species of fish, the program doesn’t offer any information on them, a feature that could help a lot those who want to learn new things about underwater life.
Overall however, Dream Aquarium is clearly an interesting way to animate your desktop and thanks to the fact that it comprises so many customization options, it can be easily installed by beginners and more experienced users alike without any risk.
Dream Aquarium description
Here are some key features of "Dream Aquarium":
· Articulated fins, moving eyes, gills and mouth.
· Beautiful shifting light rays, ground ripples, gently waving plants that fish can swim into, soft shadows cast by fish, configurable bubble streams, auto-feeding.
· Add well over a hundred fish, and change settings without having to exit the aquarium.
· Free demo contains NO adware or spyware.
· Widescreen formatting, multi-monitor support & much more!
· 32 meg graphics card
· OpenGL or DirectX8.1
· Limited to a single species of fish
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added custom images into blue rocky tank