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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harrym
Reply #121 Friday, February 29, 2008 6:20 AM
Probably won't be a free public release of DeskScapes 2.0 in February. But it is available on Object Desktop right now in beta form.


This seems to be fairly typical of Stardock. Entirely unprofessional and that's my overall experience with them unfortunatley....

STARDOCK said Feb 2008 for public release...not the public. A member of this forum was told that it would be released on 27th Feb 2008 by STARDOCK's sales team.....but the bottom line is, it won't be, unless we fork out $50 for what is a very poor application...well, I did that before and I won't do it again......
Neil Banfield
Reply #122 Friday, February 29, 2008 6:45 AM
harrym: Sometimes plans change.  Would you rather we stuck to dates and released something with problems, or took the time to ensure a good experience for users?
Island Dog
Reply #123 Friday, February 29, 2008 7:12 AM

This seems to be fairly typical of Stardock. Entirely unprofessional and that's my overall experience with them unfortunatley....

How is it unprofessional when you have people directly involved in the release and development keeping people updated on what is going on?  You don't find that in very many places.

The person who called was not told of a definite 27th release, but that we hoped it would make that date.  We want to make sure the DeskScapes release is enjoyable for all users, and if it takes a bit more time to ensure that than so be it.  I personally would prefer taking the time to make sure it is as stable as possible instead of releasing it just to make a date.

 

Breathless19
Reply #124 Friday, February 29, 2008 9:04 AM
For anyone having the missing Codec issue in Vista Business X64:

Install This:

http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=610&Itemid=72

ALL DREAMS WORK, INCLUDING MPEG-2 ON VISTA BUSINESS X64

harrym
Reply #125 Friday, February 29, 2008 9:07 AM
All I can say is, you guys set the date as Feb 2008 in the first place. If you weren't going to make that date then why set it? I think it's unprofessional to have people sucked in via the whole anticipation thing, then they get tired of waiting and there isn't a proper release date in sight so they just say stuff it and buy Object Desktop just so they can get the beta...or is that the plan.
If that sounds cynical on my part well, it is. Island Dog, you say you've kept people updated so, when is the official release date.......
Bottom line is, I really don't mind if it's not until next Feb, just don't tell me it'll be now and then not deliver...remember the old watch words...over promise and under deliver, well, that's what you've done
Neil Banfield
Reply #126 Friday, February 29, 2008 9:16 AM

Sometimes dates move backwards and sometimes dates move forwards.  They are not set in stone.

harrym
Reply #127 Friday, February 29, 2008 1:51 PM
Sometimes dates move backwards and sometimes dates move forwards. They are not set in stone.


And that's your answer......and you really think you're a professional organisation...okay then! Keep taking the dried frog pills guys.
GreenReaper
Reply #128 Friday, February 29, 2008 2:19 PM
I'm not aware that we ever claimed to be a professional organization.

Perhaps you would prefer us to follow the example of certain major software vendors, and release based on schedule rather than on readiness?
bobbyhundreds
Reply #129 Friday, February 29, 2008 2:21 PM
Sometimes dates move backwards and sometimes dates move forwards. They are not set in stone.


And that's your answer......and you really think you're a professional organisation...


Surely the fact that Stardock aren't prepared to release it until it is as near to perfect as possible only confirms that they are a professional outfit.
harrym...what is so desperately urgent that you can't wait a while for a finished product?
GreenReaper
Reply #130 Friday, February 29, 2008 2:25 PM
As it happens, we would very much like to have it ready, as it would mean that we could promote it and sell more copies of our software. Unfortunately, we sometimes have unforeseen problems, or other projects which have taken priority for a short time. This is how things go in consumer software development.

If this disturbs you, I suggest waiting to purchase our software until you have the ability to try it without purchase. This will encourage us to finish it.
Stewiecort
Reply #131 Sunday, March 2, 2008 7:37 AM
You're probably hesitant to say, given some of the previous posts, but any new estimates on a release date?
Baseli
Reply #132 Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:40 AM
where i can download the shit?
ZubaZ
Reply #133 Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:46 PM
where i can download the shit?
Subscribe to ODNT and you can use the beta.
Att0h
Reply #134 Friday, March 14, 2008 4:14 PM
$49.95 to try a beta?? Hahahaha!!! Thanks I needed a laugh.
MetalHellssAngel
Reply #135 Monday, March 17, 2008 8:08 AM
$49.95 to try a beta?? Hahahaha!!! Thanks I needed a laugh.


Yes but the beta is not all you get, you also get all of Object Desktops software along with it, now I'm laughing because you failed to realize this.
Pauli0
Reply #136 Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:03 AM
You're not laughing as hard as I am, you see, unfortunately you totally fail to realise I only want to try the beta, I have no use for the 'object desktop software'.
dxm765
Reply #137 Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:25 PM
Ok, 1...it wont play my old .dreams i have (im running vista ultiamte) 2. i cant even select my old .dreams it just goes back to the the i have that uses the nternal player, what is my problem?
ZubaZ
Reply #138 Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:45 PM
The preview only plays the dreams it comes with.
scarrd
Reply #139 Monday, April 21, 2008 1:05 PM
Even more of a bargain for $49.95, not!!

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