DeskScapes 3 - Hybrid Animated Wallpapers

Monday, October 12, 2009 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization

The hybrid .dream feature is very cool, and it is quite easy for people to create as well since the focus is on static wallpapers.  This will open up more opportunities for people as they won’t have to worry about 3D renders to make a great animated wallpaper.

Here is a video I created showing off the Vintage hybrid .dream.

You can get access to the beta now by becoming a subscriber to Object Desktop.  Get more information at .

Reply #1 Monday, October 12, 2009 3:37 PM
I do not have the Vintage hybrid dream - is it supposed to come with the latest beta?
Island Dog
Reply #2 Monday, October 12, 2009 3:46 PM

Not available yet. 

Reply #3 Monday, October 12, 2009 5:07 PM

Not available yet.

Sure would like to take a look at the .hybrid file.

Reply #4 Monday, October 12, 2009 6:52 PM
Here is what the hybrid file for my test dream looks like:


BaseTimer = 25


Image = 284-1920.jpg

ImageHasAlpha = 0


Image = logo.png

ImageHasAlpha = 1

Width = 100

Height = 258


Image = nwa.nwa


ImageIndex = 1

TileMode = 0


ImageIndex = 2

TileMode = 0

XAlignment = 0

YAlignment = 0

X = 700

Y = 30

Width = -40

Height = -40


ImageIndex = 3

TileMode = 0

XAlignment = 0

YAlignment = 0

X = 430

Y = 150

It is simply a text file saved as .hybrid. The instructions are in C:\Program Files\Stardock\Deskscapes. EDIT: I apologize carguy. I think that I misunderstood what you meant. I was confused earlier. As far as the hybrid file for the above dream, I would love to see that as well because the documentation doesn't indicate how you allow the user to enable/disable animations.

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