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24.09.2017

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EarthView

High detail views of the earth at day and night


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Version History


Version 5.7.6(24.09.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.7.5(08.09.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.7.4(28.8.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.7.3(15.8.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.7.2(04.8.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.7.1(18.7.17)

  • Fix: further improvements for high DPI monitors

Version 5.7.0(18.7.17)

  • New: screen saver compatibility in mutli monitor environments and high DPI settings
  • New: wallpaper compatibility in mutli monitor environments in Windows 7 and below
  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: improved compatibility with Windows Vista and XP

Version 5.6.6(12.7.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.6.5(03.07.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.6.4(19.06.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.6.3(03.06.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.6.2(23.05.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.6.1(16.05.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.6.0(08.05.17)

  • New: registration name can be displayed in non-ANSI characters in "About" dialog

Version 5.5.42(07.05.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.41(17.04.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.40(04.04.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.39(25.03.17)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.38(18.03.17)

  • New: updated city database
  • New: Visual Studio 2017 recompilation

Version 5.5.37(12.03.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.36(02.03.17)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.35(25.02.17)

  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: option to show/hide tray icon didn't work

Version 5.5.34(20.02.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.33(09.02.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.32(30.01.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.31(18.01.17)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.30(11.01.17)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.29(29.12.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.28(10.12.16)

  • Fix: setup problems for user names starting with 'n' or 'r'
  • Fix: default configuration path in user profile when selecting custom data location

Version 5.5.27(08.12.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.26(27.11.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.25(17.11.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.24(10.11.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.23(02.11.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.22(21.10.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.21(10.10.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.20(30.09.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.19(06.09.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.18(29.08.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.17(20.08.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.16(02.08.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.15(14.07.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.14(01.07.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.13(15.06.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.12(02.06.16)

  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: remove leading and trailing spaces from cloud data download user name and password
  • Fix: setup warns if data location is selected on drives without write permission

Version 5.5.11(15.05.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.10(01.05.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.9(19.04.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.8(02.04.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.7(15.03.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.6(24.02.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.5(08.02.16)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.4(16.01.16)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.3(04.11.15)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.5.2(10.10.15)

  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: crash when cloud download or weather download fails
  • Fix: weather download error when API key is missing or invalid

Version 5.5.1(02.10.15)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.5.0(20.09.15)

  • New: digitally signed setup program and main program
  • New: improved setup program
  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: improved weather data download
  • Fix: memory leak when downloading weather data

Version 5.4.2(18.08.15)

  • New: Visual Studio 2015 recompilation
  • New: updated timezone and city databases
  • Fix: crashes with incorrectly formatted cities file
  • Fix: post-setup copy operations for unattended setup improved (see manual for details)

Version 5.4.1(08.08.15)

  • New: added country name and country code to city info in cities dialog
  • New: updated city database

Version 5.4.0(18.07.15)

  • New: Windows 10 compatibility
  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: improved multi-monitor support

Version 5.3.1(09.07.15)

  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: weather data parsing now ignores missing wind direction for better compatibility

Version 5.3.0(15.06.15)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.4.2(11.06.15)

  • Fix: internal updates and small changes

Version 5.2.3(01.06.15)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.2.2(18.05.15)

  • New: updated city database

Version 5.2.1(25.04.15)

  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.2.0(15.04.15)

  • New: center, left and right justification of text lines in city information labels
  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.1.0(26.03.15)

  • New: button "Apply to all" to copy label text and options to all cities
  • New: updated timezone and city databases

Version 5.0.0(18.03.15)

  • New: weather data download and display (weather, temperature, wind, humidity, pressure, etc.)
  • New: more flexible city information display
  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.6.0(26.02.15)

  • New: font selection for city labels
  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.21(02.02.15)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.20(05.01.15)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.19(19.12.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.18(28.11.14)

  • Fix: keyboard navigation in main dialog not working
  • Fix: ESC key to hide main dialog not working
  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.5.17(12.11.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.16(24.10.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.5.15(26.09.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.14(01.09.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.13(18.08.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.12(06.08.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.11(20.07.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.10(04.07.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.9(15.06.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.8(01.06.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.7(14.05.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.6(01.05.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.5(18.04.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.4(11.04.14)

  • Fix: internal updates and small changes

Version 4.5.3(27.03.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.2(24.03.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.5.1(10.03.14)

  • New: updated city and time zone databases

Version 4.5.0(07.03.14)

  • New: updated night lights: higher resolution, more detail and more up to date

Version 4.4.1(03.03.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.4.0(24.02.14)

  • New: filter for country and city lists for finding cities faster

Version 4.3.9(20.02.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.3.8(18.01.14)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.3.7(28.12.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.3.6(03.12.13)

  • New: updated city database

Version 4.3.5(01.11.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.3.4(18.10.13)

  • New: added standard time zones "Etc/*" in selectable list
  • Fix: problem with cities in the time zone "America/Montreal"

Version 4.3.3(12.10.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.3.2(01.10.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.3.1(09.09.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.3.0(05.08.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database
  • New: cloud data download now prepaid instead of subscription based

Version 4.2.9(09.07.13)

  • Fix: map preview in camera path dialog

Version 4.2.8(03.07.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.2.7(02.06.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.2.6(16.05.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.2.5(06.05.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.2.4(17.04.13)

  • Fix: cloud update issue on some systems

Version 4.2.3(16.04.13)

  • New: full scene anti-aliasing crash
  • Fix: free cloud data download option disabled

Version 4.2.2(15.04.13)

  • Fix: city night lights not working

Version 4.2.1(14.04.13)

  • Fix: crash when opening advanced day options

Version 4.2.0(13.04.13)

  • New: updated city and timezone database
  • New: auto-elevation for processing new maps
  • New: backup / restore / reset configuration in "About" dialog
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.1.1(07.02.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.1.0(05.01.13)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.0.2(18.10.12)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.0.1(15.09.12)

  • Fix: no fallback to demo clouds when internet download fails
  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 4.0.0(08.09.12)

  • New: seasonal maps showing changes of vegetation, snow cover and ocean ice
  • New: automatic selection of current month's maps
  • New: free cloud data download (full version only)
  • New: improved cloud data resolution and quality
  • New: improved and faster cloud data processing
  • New: cloud shadow for more realistic results
  • New: low memory mode (for ultra high resolution maps)
  • New: updated city and time zone database
  • New: Windows 8 compatible
  • New: many small improvements

Version 3.16.4(30.07.12)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.16.3(07.07.12)

  • New: updated city database

Version 3.16.2(16.06.12)

  • New: updated city database

Version 3.16.1(02.05.12)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.16.0(10.03.12)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.15.4(02.02.12)

  • New: improved license check in update dialog

Version 3.15.3(18.12.11)

  • New: updated city database

Version 3.15.2(16.11.11)

  • New: updated timezone database

Version 3.15.1(14.10.11)

  • New: updated city and time zone database
  • New: improved unattended setup with init of user configuration

Version 3.15.0(06.10.11)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.14.0(20.08.11)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.13.3(29.06.11)

  • New: updated timezone database

Version 3.13.2(22.05.11)

  • New: updated city database

Version 3.13.1(30.04.11)

  • Fix: screen saver now spans all monitors on multiple-monitor systems
  • Fix: city tag positions in wallpaper image on multiple-monitor systems

Version 3.13.0(25.04.11)

  • New: updated city and time zone database
  • Fix: wallpaper image problems on multiple-monitor setups

Version 3.12.7(09.03.11)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.12.6(21.12.10)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.12.5(15.11.10)

  • New: updated city and time zone database

Version 3.12.4(11.10.10)

  • New: automatic update check
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.12.3(21.09.10)

  • New: updated city and time zone database
  • Fix: occasional incorrect black pixels in image

Version 3.12.2(15.09.10)

  • Fix: incorrect time display for am/pm time format

Version 3.12.1(11.09.10)

  • New: updated city and time zone database
  • New: time zone information display in the city options
  • New: time zone can be assigned to the cities in the city options
  • New: license file extension changed from "dlc" to "DeskSoftLicense" to avoid incompatibilities with other programs

Version 3.12.0(05.09.10)

  • New: new city database with more than 50.000 locations worldwide
  • New: updated and improved time zone description with better accuracy
  • New: 25% speed increase

Version 3.11.6(14.07.10)

  • Fix: user interface and display problems with high dpi screen settings

Version 3.11.5(22.06.10)

  • Fix: saving current settings and options when shutting down the computer
  • Fix: removed Windows 2000 from the compatibility list

Version 3.11.4(29.04.10)

  • New: option to force wallpaper updates

Version 3.11.3(07.04.10)

  • New: setup distribution in exe file format

Version 3.11.2(25.11.09)

  • New: added support for non-standard daylight saving (e.g. half an hour, etc.)

Version 3.11.1(28.10.09)

  • Fix: removed daylight saving of West Australia

Version 3.11.0(18.08.09)

  • New: full Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) compatibility
  • Fix: manual cloud update button not working after testing internet connection
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.10.12(01.08.09)

  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.10.11(24.06.09)

  • Fix: uninstall not working under certain configurations

Version 3.10.10(22.06.09)

  • New: updated setup routine. Added warning when an antivirus software, firewall, etc. blocks setup.
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.10.9(02.06.09)

  • Fix: problem with setup when not choosing default data path

Version 3.10.8(28.04.09)

  • New: improved setup routine

Version 3.10.7(22.04.09)

  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.10.6(16.03.09)

  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: daylight saving of Argentina

Version 3.10.5(14.03.09)

  • New: updated setup routine
  • Fix: incomplete uninstall information
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.10.4(22.02.09)

  • New: changes to setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.10.3(30.01.09)

  • Fix: small problem with camera paths

Version 3.10.2(21.01.09)

  • Fix: compatibility with Windows 7 Beta

Version 3.10.1(01.01.09)

  • Fix: application crash due to time zone corrections for 2009

Version 3.10.0(12.12.08)

  • New: cloud download in 3 different sizes - now 4 times more detailed!
  • Fix: changes in the setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.9.4(15.10.08)

  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: daylight saving of Brazil

Version 3.9.3(08.10.08)

  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: daylight saving of Australia

Version 3.9.2(15.09.08)

  • New: cooperation with fantastic search tool: Crawler Toolbar
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.9.1(28.08.08)

  • Fix: correct error message when adding new maps and EarthView is not run with administrative privileges

Version 3.9.0(20.08.08)

  • New: full 64 bit support
  • New: improved Vista compatibility
  • Fix: improved screen saver updates
  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: fixed setup problems for user accounts with special characters
  • Fix: fixed problems with license activation on certain configurations

Version 3.8.5(18.07.08)

  • Fix: problem with screen saver not updating on some systems solved

Version 3.8.4(03.07.08)

  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.8.3(30.03.08)

  • Fix: daylight saving end of Australia

Version 3.8.2(10.03.08)

  • Fix: incorrect times during hours of change of daylight saving

Version 3.8.1(27.12.07)

  • Fix: updated country database to reflect changes of Venezuela and Argentina
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.8.0(14.12.07)

  • New: changes of the setup routine
  • Fix: screen saver activation time not saved correctly
  • Fix: hard disk access every second
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.7.2(10.11.07)

  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes of the main program and the manual

Version 3.7.1(23.10.07)

  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes of the main program, the manual and the setup program

Version 3.7.0(15.10.07)

  • New: the "About" dialog contains links to open the program folder and the data folder. Useful for backing up the configuration, moving the program to another computer, etc.
  • Fix: updated city and country database
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.6.9(16.08.07)

  • Fix: updated city database

Version 3.6.8(12.07.07)

  • New: program waits for data folder at startup
  • Fix: updated city database
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.6.7(11.06.07)

  • Fix: updated city database
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and changes

Version 3.6.6(04.06.07)

  • New: updated city and country database
  • Fix: some minor bug fixes

Version 3.6.5(31.01.07)

  • Fix: Vista compatible icons

Version 3.6.4(19.01.06)

  • New: added "Cancel Updates" item to the context menu of the tray icon

Version 3.6.3(04.12.06)

  • Fix: updated country database to fix problems with Australian daylight saving times

Version 3.6.2(15.11.06)

  • New: date and time display in local format
  • Fix: updated city database

Version 3.6.1(08.11.06)

  • Fix: fixed a bug in the setup routine for unattended setup

Version 3.6.0(05.10.06)

  • New: much more accurate handling of daylight saving time
  • Fix: updated country database
  • Fix: Vista compatibility

Version 3.5.3(05.08.06)

  • Fix: maintenance update with small bug fixes

Version 3.5.2(26.07.06)

  • New: higher quality default cloud map

Version 3.5.1(22.06.06)

  • New: updated city and country database
  • New: some changes of the setup program

Version 3.5.0(02.06.06)

  • Fix: problem with remembering configuration fixed

Version 3.4.9(25.05.06)

  • New: some important internal changes regarding stability and security

Version 3.4.8(28.04.06)

  • Fix: some minor issues with the license validation

Version 3.4.7(19.04.06)

  • Fix: updated country database
  • Fix: completed explanation of DST parameter format in country database

Version 3.4.6(30.03.06)

  • New: updated city database

Version 3.4.5(06.03.06)

  • Fix: black or white squares in background when stars are enabled
  • Fix: problem with saving and deleting presets

Version 3.4.4(03.03.06)

  • Fix: opening main dialog without tray icon

Version 3.4.3(28.02.06)

  • Fix: incorrect detection of virus in executable fixed

Version 3.4.2(22.02.06)

  • Fix: important fix of a bug in the setup routine - please download and install this update to avoid possible problems!

Version 3.4.1(17.02.06)

  • Fix: problem with city display
  • Fix: anti-aliasing settings remembered correctly
  • Fix: problem with synthetic clouds

Version 3.4.0(05.02.06)

  • Fix: improved image update cycles
  • Fix: improved compatibility to multi-user environments

Version 3.3.5(03.01.06)

  • Fix: random crashes when many city tags are displayed
  • Fix: internal changes to the setup routine

Version 3.3.4(22.11.05)

  • Fix: updated cities database

Version 3.3.3(19.10.05)

  • New: command line parameter -QUIT to quit EarthView from any other application, etc.

Version 3.3.2(03.10.05)

  • Fix: better idle CPU handling

Version 3.3.1(08.09.05)

  • Fix: screen saver image on multiple monitors scaled to each monitor
  • Fix: screen saver image generated after first installation
  • Fix: Top area of stars background

Version 3.3.0(01.08.05)

  • New: option to show or hide main dialog when starting EarthView manually
  • New: Added UTC / GMT to cities (displayed at location of Greenwich, UK)

Version 3.2.0(07.07.05)

  • New: no update after every restart (now only after the selected interval)
  • Fix: issue with 64 bit Windows fixed

Version 3.1.2(03.06.05)

  • Fix: city database

Version 3.1.1(02.05.05)

  • Fix: camera path issues

Version 3.1.0(16.03.05)

  • New: command "Download Clouds" in context menu of tray icon
  • New: updated city database
  • Fix: map preview in camera path dialog for high resolution maps
  • Fix: "Active" option of wallpaper now remembered correctly
  • Fix: restore tray icon after crash of Explorer

Version 3.0.5(24.02.05)

  • New: easier license activation
  • Fix: random crashes when displaying cities

Version 3.0.4(01.02.05)

  • Fix: zoom not working in screen preview of screen saver

Version 3.0.3(20.01.05)

  • Fix: some more problems with adding new maps (this issue should be finally solved now - sorry for the inconvenience with previous versions)

Version 3.0.2(16.01.05)

  • Fix: some minor problems with adding new maps

Version 3.0.1(06.01.05)

  • Fix: some minor problems with cloud downloads
  • Fix: incompatibility with Windows 9x and ME

Version 3.0.0(04.01.05)

  • New: new photorealistic clouds
  • New: atmospheric effects
  • New: new realistic map
  • New: bicubic resize for better quality
  • New: zoom up to 500%
  • New: proxy server support
  • New: background image
  • New: offsets for moving center of image
  • Fix: faster calculation
  • Fix: reset wallpaper if changed by other programs

Version 2.5.2(01.10.04)

  • Fix: problem with screen saver not showing on all monitors if multi-monitor option is disabled

Version 2.5.1(25.08.04)

  • Fix: maintenance update with internal changes - no need to upgrade to this version if you already use 2.5.0!

Version 2.5.0(08.07.04)

  • New: option to delay new image calculation at startup (for slowly booting systems)
  • Fix: problems with update of screen saver image
  • Fix: random beeps in screen saver mode

Version 2.4.0(08.06.04)

  • New: setup system with data path configuration
  • Fix: problems with zoom of screen saver screen preview

Version 2.3.1(20.05.04)

  • Fix: problems with manual entry of viewport position
  • Fix: issues with ClearType font smoothing of city labels

Version 2.3.0(06.04.04)

  • New: "Autostart with Windows" for better startup control
  • New: update interval control for the screen saver image
  • New: city info box position control (to avoid overlapping cities)
  • New: better color control for city info box
  • New: shadow option for city info text
  • New: improved efficiency for calculating images

Version 2.2.0(27.03.04)

  • New: Configuration is stored in files instead of registry
  • New: setup can now install the product for the current user or all users and it can optionally create a shortcut on the Desktop
  • Fix: problem with wallpaper update and "Show desktop" item of the context menu of the Desktop

Version 2.1.1

  • Fix: problems with Norton Internet Security and cloud downloads

Version 2.1

  • Fix: bug causing incorrect city times and positions on non-US systems (with regional settings that use anything else than "." as the decimal point). If you are outside of the US, it's recommended to install this new version to avoid problems.

Version 2.0

  • New: new license system
  • New: new maps with incredible realism
  • New: real-time clouds
  • New: stars in the background
  • New: multiple monitor support
  • New: position and size can be randomized
  • New: more adjustments for visual appearance
  • Fix: some minor bugs

Version 1.23

  • New: removed light and dark lines around day/night transition line
  • Fix: some minor bugs

Version 1.22

  • New: option for ignoring CPU load (important on systems that are always busy)
  • Fix: random crashes of the screensaver

Version 1.21

  • New: option for global time bias (in the advanced day options)
  • New: updated database with corrections and additions
  • New: changes of database format. PLEASE NOTE: it's recommended to uninstall a previous version before installing the new version! Otherwise, the displayed cities could be incorrect.

Version 1.2

  • New: location and local time display for many cities worldwide
  • New: support for separate day/night transition widths for equatorial and polar regions
  • Fix: minor changes and bug fixes

Version 1.1

  • New: random camera position
  • New: option to move day/night line
  • New: smoothed edges of globe view
  • New: improved "Keep selected map area on screen"

Version 1.02

  • New: wallpaper can be enabled/disabled with Windows display properties
  • Fix: crashes in Anti-Aliasing
  • Fix: minor changes

Version 1.01

  • Fix: preview window of Windows screen saver selection dialog (in display properties) works now
  • Fix: password protection functional
  • Fix: minor changes

Version 1.0

  • First public release of EarthView


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