DeskScapes 2.0 beta arrives!

Got Windows Vista? Got Object Desktop? Then animate your wallpaper

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Frogboy | Discussion: WinCustomize News

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DeskScapes provides animated wallpaper for all users of Windows Vista.

Animated wallpaper isn't just for Windows Vista Ultimate users anymore.  With the release of beta 1 of DeskScapes 2.0 on Object Desktop, all users of Vista can use the hundreds of available .DREAM files here on WinCustomize as their animated backgrounds.

Object Desktop users also get some exclusive animated wallpaper content including four dynamic dreams (Water Dream, Earth Dream, Water Color, and Box Sample). 

If you don't have Object Desktop, you can get it here.

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patrick24
Reply #1 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:21 PM
Yippe!!! I can finally test out my Dream!
CarGuy1
Reply #2 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:24 PM
A few questions...
Is this the enhanced version? If so, where's the enhancements.
What's the "use internal player" check box for?
Lastly, I bought Liquid Dream ...now you are giving it away as "Water Dream".
Why would you give away a previously sold Master Dream and make the people who bought it feel ripped off?
Frogboy
Reply #3 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:39 PM

It is the enhanced version.

The enhanced version adds:

1) Premium content included (Earth Dream, Water Dream, and one other we are still working on)

2) No nag screens <g>

3) We will probably take out the video performance options in the free version.

Water Dream != Liquid Dream.   Liquid Dream has a lot more options.

Frogboy
Reply #4 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:40 PM
Internal player option is for Windows Ultimate users who have Windows DreamScene. You can use DeskScapes (internal) or use the DreamScene player.  Ours is faster.
ZubaZ
Reply #5 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:52 PM
Very cool.
Interestingly, using Vista Business, I can play all the dynamic dreams but only about half os the video dreams.  The other half throws a codec error.

I'll have to start digging around for the right codecs.

Stupid Vista Business!    
rick1958
Reply #6 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:54 PM
I have Windows Vista Business, my Stardock Central is up to date as is my Object Desktop subscription...but, where do I find the download? ( 
ZubaZ
Reply #7 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:57 PM
You should see them in the ODNT section.  Try switching servers and refreshing the XML in Tools | Settings | Internet
rick1958
Reply #8 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:01 PM
Thank you Sir Zubaz...  
Astyanax
Reply #9 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:03 PM

cant say i agree with this, seeing how i bought ultimate.... not for dreamscene but still...
Frogboy
Reply #10 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:11 PM

cant say i agree with this, seeing how i bought ultimate.... not for dreamscene but still...

What does that have to do with DeskScapes? Non-ultimate users are going to have to either pay for Object Desktop or DeskScapes.

CarGuy1
Reply #11 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:20 PM
Liquid Dream has a lot more options.

In my opinion, there's not enough to justify the price...you should drop it to $4.95 if the final version is the same as this Water Dream.

When I heard there was going to be enhancements I was hoping to see the ability to change the video speed or choose the playing point of the video for large ones like movies but those options are yet to be seen. Do you think these might make it into a future version?

LightStar
Reply #12 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:31 PM
Hmmmmm, I'll pass.
Chewy_Solo
Reply #13 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:33 PM
i had some issues, but it sure is pretty cool, other than crashes http://forums.wincustomize.com/index.aspx?AID=172939
PurrBall
Reply #14 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:52 PM
It's 7:51pm, pitch black out, yet the Desktop Earth dream is still saying that it's light out here?

Edit, had to reload the dream. Shouldn't it be doing this automagically?

Desktop Earth dream = 3% CPU usage in dwm
CarGuy1
Reply #15 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:56 PM
It's 7:51pm, pitch black out, yet the Desktop Earth dream is still saying that it's light out here?


You should have lights on on the east coast of the US.
PurrBall
Reply #16 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 8:06 PM
You should have lights on on the east coast of the US.


It's dark like it should be after reloading the dream.
Quentin94
Reply #17 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 8:16 PM
Just put on my alarm to install this

Too Cool Many thanks Stardock
It's just awesome and works so well
WeatherBound
Reply #18 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:23 PM
It's 7:51pm, pitch black out, yet the Desktop Earth dream is still saying that it's light out here?


It looks like it is set for Daylight savings time

Thanks Stardock
RottGutt
Reply #19 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:59 PM
The only version I can see in SDC is 1.90[b].023, which is the one I have installed. I tried changing the server and refreshing the XML on both servers(US-1 and US-2), yet I do not get the new v2.0 beta listed.
TheMasterBaron
Reply #20 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:23 PM
What? The dream in the screen shot isn't included in the install? I mean, look at it, it looks great!

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