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Blissful Dream

Updated May 09, 2007 by Stardock Design


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eyesurgeon
Comment #21 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:51 PM
Well I just downloaded it and I'm looking at it now on my 30 inch dell monitor at 2560x1600 running off a Velocity Micro dual core 2.4 Mhz with 4 MB RAM and it looks very, very good. I've been unhappy with most of the animated wallpapers I've found because they either look blurry on such a big monitor or are too active or bizarre/distracting.

This one is perfect. 100% satisfied with it. This is why I wanted ultimate. Nice job guys.

It does however use between 10-25% of processor resources at any given moment, which is typical for dreams on my machine. I assume it may get better once we get the final non-preview version. At any rate it doesn't slow my system as it's meant for heavy hitting.
delt31
Comment #22 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:02 PM
does this change with the time of day (like it turns to night when it's night in realtime)???? I think they were called triggers
ipisking
Comment #23 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:09 PM
All I can say is don't pay for it if you don't want to... Just like the WB themes that are posted that a person put hundreds of hours into working on I for one would be happy to pay that person some money for there hard work and time. Why complain about it if you don't want to pay for it just move on and down load the free stuff and complain about how it hogs your CPU speeds and so forth. Those of us that want this kind of quality in software are happy to pay for there service's

kscott4048
Comment #24 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:10 PM
The implication (with MS showing it at official events) is that this development is work that was part of your contract with MS and therefore has already been subsidized and is in fact being paid for by all of us by our shelling out extra bucks for Ultimate edition.

If that is not the case then you certainly have the right to charge for it. Of course if MS had, in fact, paid for it then they should be offering it for download from their site.

In either case, put up a download count for it so we can see how many are paying.

I totally agree with you. My husband and I both paid for Vista Ultimate so that we could also get the Ultimate extra. No one said that the "Extra" meant Extra money we needed to shell out. Stardock was contracted and paid by MS to produce this and now they want more money from the customers too? C'mon, that getting a piece of the pie from 2 sources. How greedy can you get?
http://kscott40.blogspot.com/

mistrfree
Comment #25 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:10 PM
  Great Job Guys!!!! Its definately worth $5.00, but I do hope that there are more and even better ones coming. Thanks!!!
MuahMan
Comment #26 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:49 PM
Well I just downloaded it and I'm looking at it now on my 30 inch dell monitor at 2560x1600 running off a Velocity Micro dual core 2.4 Mhz with 4 MB RAM and it looks very, very good. I've been unhappy with most of the animated wallpapers I've found because they either look blurry on such a big monitor or are too active or bizarre/distracting.

This one is perfect. 100% satisfied with it. This is why I wanted ultimate. Nice job guys.

It does however use between 10-25% of processor resources at any given moment, which is typical for dreams on my machine. I assume it may get better once we get the final non-preview version. At any rate it doesn't slow my system as it's meant for heavy hitting.


How is that Dell 30" monitor? I was thinking about getting another 24 and going dual monitor but the prices have dropped enough I was thinking about getting the 30"...
XxDesmusxX
Comment #27 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:52 PM
It is really pathetic that you are charging for this.
Frogboy
Comment #28 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:02 PM
The implication (with MS showing it at official events) is that this development is work that was part of your contract with MS and therefore has already been subsidized and is in fact being paid for by all of us by our shelling out extra bucks for Ultimate edition.

If that is not the case then you certainly have the right to charge for it. Of course if MS had, in fact, paid for it then they should be offering it for download from their site.

In either case, put up a download count for it so we can see how many are paying.

No, Microsoft paid us nothing for these.  We allowed Microsoft to show these as a favor to Microsoft.

Like I said earlier, at the end of the day, people will either be willing to buy this sort of thing or they won't. And if they don't, then obviously there's no market for it and hence no justification for Stardock Design to create content for DreamScene.

 

Frogboy
Comment #29 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:03 PM
It's actually not just $5, it's like $25, because they charge you for a wincustomize account as well.

It costs nothing to create a WinCustomize account. You're thinking of a WC subscriber which unrelated.

Frogboy
Comment #30 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:05 PM
I am interested in what MS paid for this... I am sure since they used it in their demo they either paid 100% for it or they licensed to use it.

Just to be very clear: Microsoft paid nothing. During their demos they asked if they could use some of the content we were creating for dream.wincustomize.com to show off DreamScene.

SIXX21
Comment #31 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:10 PM
If A happens, then what will happen is that a LOT of high quality FREE content will be made by authors who are looking to increase their access to the level where they can create premium ones.


Why can't anyone say the obvious.....If "A" happens Stardock receives tons of free content produced by amature artist to help create a need for and sell stardock software, lets face it 90% of users would not have any use for the software without free content. For the so called "master skins" this is nothing more than another source of revenue for a buisness aka: Stardock. In my personel opinion I dont see how Stardock's deskscapes extends MS windows dreamscene beyond what MS intended the program to be, honestly it seems to me this is just a simple case of "King(MS)throwing crumbs to the pawn and the pawn trying to make money off the crumbs" well thats my 4.95 worth.


BUMP
Frogboy
Comment #32 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:11 PM
Stardock is greedy, plain & simple- just like all other businesses. Stardock will milk this for all it's worth & make a hell of a profit- & I really can't blame them.

Corporations exist to generate profit. But I don't see that as greed.

Greed, IMO, would describe people who think other people should do work for them for free while contributing nothing back.

Antryg
Comment #33 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:30 PM
I have to say that this is the best Dream content I've seen so far. The CPU usage is low too. Five of the best dollars I have ever spent.
kscott4048
Comment #34 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:33 PM
It's actually not just $5, it's like $25, because they charge you for a wincustomize account as well.]



Frogboy is full of BS! I just tried the purchase option to see just how much would be charged. When I got to the final screen to pay the total was $19.95 for subscription (which I didn't ask for) and $4.95 for the wallpaper!
You should really know what you're talking about before you open your mouth and insert your foot!!

http://kscott40.blogspot.com
Neil Banfield
Comment #35 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:40 PM

Are you sure that was not already in your basket?

You do not require a WC subscription to purchase premium content.  Having one gives you a discount I believe, but the price shown is the price for a non WC Subscriber.

Dragoro
Comment #36 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:43 PM
Frogboy is full of BS! I just tried the purchase option to see just how much would be charged. When I got to the final screen to pay the total was $19.95 for subscription (which I didn't ask for) and $4.95 for the wallpaper!
You should really know what you're talking about before you open your mouth and insert your foot!!


Considering he is one of the people that work for stardock, Im sure he does know what he is talking about.
kscott4048
Comment #37 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:44 PM
Are you sure that was not already in your basket?

You do not require a WC subscription to purchase premium content. Having one gives you a discount I believe, but the price shown is the price for a non WC Subscriber.


It was not already in my basket as I only clicked to purchase the wallpaper. I was also unable to remove the item from my basket.
[Quote]Considering he is one of the people that work for stardock, Im sure he does know what he is talking about. [Quote]
That may be the case but that doesn't make him an expert. Simple, at checkout, the subscription was added to my basked by Stardock and I was unable to remove it from my basket. My choices were to pay for both the subsciption and the wallpaper or cancel the order. I cancelled the order! I've already paid Microsoft for the Extra, I'm not paying Stardock as well.
Draginol
Comment #38 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:48 PM

You do not need a WinCustomize account. And considering that the sales of this Dream exceed the # of WC subscriptions we've sold today, it would appear others aren't having this problem.

I'll ask the team to look in to it though.

SIXX21
Comment #39 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:50 PM
didnt really expect a response..brad. but from the looks of most of these comments I dont think .dreams is stardocks next goldmine. I'll enjoy my vista ultimate without stardock software. Good luck anyway  
oglsmm
Comment #40 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:00 PM
These things take time to make, and time is money. I have no problem with small fees ($5 is a tad bit high for something you will change often) and look forward to some amazing content. With that said I wouldn't buy it without being able to demo it first. Can there be a free time-bombed version and the full version?

Mike

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