Why Go Gold?
Should I Get the Gold edition v5.5 or version 4.5.1?
If you have a Mac computer, get Version 4.5.1. (The Gold edition is not available for Mac computers - however you can run the Gold edition on a Mac if you have a Windows emulation program on your Mac computer and you bought a copy of Microsoft Windows operating system.)
If you have a Windows computer, get the Gold edition.
The Gold edition has a LOT more features than Version 4.5.1
- 217 Additional birds: The Gold edition includes very rare and accidental species seen only a few times in North America.
- More Videos: The Gold edition includes the 275 video clips that are in Version 4.5.1 PLUS an additional 277 video clips, for a total of 552 video clips.
- Import your own photos, songs and video clips: Your new media will then integrate with the existing media -- just as if it had been included on the origianal DVD. Your photos will appear in Quizzes, in Side-by-side Comparisons and in the eField Guide pages. You can import your own photos or import photos from this web site or even from the Internet.
- Take quizzes on ANYTHING! Because of your ability to import photos, songs and video clips, you can create quizzes on Butterflies, Wildflowers, Frogs, Foreign Birds or even people! Make your own quizzes or import quizzes from this web site. You can then take a quiz using any one of the four quiz types: Multiple-choice, Fill-in-the-blank, Flash Card or Pick One. We think this is by far the most important reason to go for the Gold!
- When you get down to the basic math, you are paying 10.3 cents per species in the Gold edition and 10.6 cents in version 4.5.1 -- quite a bargain for all the extra features!
Compare Gold v5.5 vs. North America v4.5.1 vs. State or Province v4.5.1