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Cities of Earth 3D

A highly informative screensaver, Cities of Earth 3D displays a rotating planet earth, highlighting the largest cities of the world and displaying several statistics, such as the population, associated country and the local time. All the while, your own local time is displayed in the bottom right corner. Although the process is of a somewhat technical nature, you can optionally add any additional cities, such as your own, to the screensaver.

Price Free    Disk 1.66 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 12,306
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Double-click on the 3dcitiesofearth.exe file you downloaded above to start the installer, and click "Next" to proceed.
  2. You will be asked to select a destination location for this screensaver. The default selection (C:\Program Files\Cities of Earth) should be fine for most users, but you can customize the destination with the "Browse" button. Click "Next" again to move on to the next step.
  3. Click "Next" again unless you want to change the name of the Start Menu folder the installer will create.
  4. Creating a desktop icon for this screensaver is optional, so feel free to uncheck this box before you click "Next".
  5. Now click "Install" to begin copying the necessary files to your computer. Once completed, the installer will give you the option of visiting the author's website. It is enabled by default, so if you do not want to visit this website, simply uncheck the box before you click "Finish".
  6. You will now be able to find the screensaver via the Windows Screen Saver Settings panel, where, please note, it is listed as "Cities" rather than "Cities of Earth 3D".

Anti-virus report for Cities of Earth 3D

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Virus scannercitiesofearth3d.exe
Last scanned3 weeks ago

We have 1 file for "Cities of Earth 3D"

  1.   citiesofearth3d.exe (Windows)
File report #1
File namecitiesofearth3d.exe
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size1.66 MB (1,745,757 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
Detection ratio0/15 (0%)   View report
Total downloads12,306
Last downloaded15 hours ago
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User reviews (12)

so best

by sayed mohammad from Afghanista on October 19, 2023

Awesome, but in 2021 the population numbers need an update, I can't find a cities.txt file update on Internet :(

by Diego on October 2, 2021

It is showing the same cities over and over again which is boring, it is small collection of the cities - there is no cities from Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Netherlands, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, etc. There should be at least one capitol city of each country...

by Spanky on August 1, 2021


by romi on May 10, 2021

Pretty neat. But, I was all set to add some cities as per directions, before I noticed the display blinks every 60 seconds (like clockwork). Win7Pro 64-bit.

EDIT: On further inspection...the blinking seems to only happen while in 'preview' mode. :-)

POST EDIT: There are contradictory statements as to where the 'cities.txt' file should be saved/moved. At least in my case, it had to be placed in C:/Program Files (x86)/Cities of Earth

by Victor in PC on February 9, 2021


by Magda on April 21, 2019

Screensaver Filename: citiesofearth3d.exe

VirusTotal: 0
Score: 4 / 5
Tested on: 2019-01-09
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (full updated)

Great scrensaver, free, and zero crap detected by VirusTotal.

by Joe Dirt on January 10, 2019

excellent piece of work....

by Naresh on August 18, 2018

It seems like the cities it includes are kind of random, and the graphics are straight out of the 90's.

by Andrew on December 29, 2015

Another good one A +

by Joseph on October 23, 2015

Es excelente

by Benito Cruz on July 31, 2015

Based on a quick preview I can say this is an excellent screensaver, especially if you want to learn about the cities of our planet. Thanks to whoever made this!

by Dustin on December 29, 2014

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