Windows Vista Launch & Windows DreamScene

Our Animated Wallpaper shown!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 by Frogboy | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Microsoft officially introduced the world to Windows Vista today.  Windows Vista is Microsoft's next generation operating system to replace Windows XP.

At the launch today (see video here), the major features of Windows Vista were demonstrated. One feature we here at Stardock are particularly proud of being part of is the Ultimate Extra called Windows DreamScene. DreamScene allows users to play high-definition video content as their animated wallpaper.  Microsoft selected Stardock Design (official announcement coming soon) to create content for it including the one they demonstrated at the launch.

Stardock also has developed software for Windows DreamScene that extends the feature set even further -- to support dynamic content as well as a new format specifically for animated wallpapers (.dream files). The new program is called Stardock DeskScapes and will be released shortly.

Windows DreamScene is scheduled to be available for Windows Vista Ultimate Extras as a technology preview soon after the Windows Vista Launch with it generally available to Windows Vista Ultimate Users as an Ultimate Extra later.

WinCustomize.com is the site Microsoft is sending users to obtain additional animated wallpaper content including "Evening Dream" which is what was shown at the launch (and will be available exclusively at WinCustomize.com).  Users of Stardock Object Desktop will get the first crack to use Stardock DeskScapes.

More to come.

Microsoft Launch Video
Stardock DeskScapes home page
Stardock's Windows Vista road-map

 

Bebi Bulma
Reply #1 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:07 AM
You mean first crack AT using DeskScapes right?
AzDude
Reply #2 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:11 AM
This is Great , StarDock DeskScapes , now you will need my Vista Ultimate - MOOOOOO money $$$$$$$$$$ fo me .. yipeeeee..
AzDude
Reply #3 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:15 AM
Hey count me In Bill and StarDock - here's my I want it !
Frogboy
Reply #4 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:15 PM
On a personal note, I designed that particular wallpaper and Drew (who's work can be seen in Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar) turned it into the awesome final result.
Skinhit
Reply #5 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 4:07 PM
congrats to you Brad and Stardock Design, you've hit the Bigtime!
Excalpius
Reply #6 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 4:08 PM
I only saw a 5 second clip of the Dreamscene there around minute 24. Was there more somewhere? I'm already sold on the animated wallpaper, I was just hoping they'd spend a little more time on something that actually makes people go OOOH, WOW (like Dreamscene) rather than everything else with was one of the most YAWN inducing presentations I've ever seen.

Life is a Game
Reply #7 Wednesday, January 31, 2007 3:21 AM
Beautiful! But why did they show it for only 5 seconds. I wish there would be more.
Artzyu
Reply #8 Wednesday, January 31, 2007 9:12 AM
Do we have a direct download link to a Bill Gates Microsoft Launch Video?
Island Dog
Reply #9 Wednesday, January 31, 2007 9:25 AM
Artzyu
Reply #10 Wednesday, January 31, 2007 9:57 AM
It's a link for streaming unfortunately. I need a direct link to .wmv file that can be downloaded to a computer.

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