DeskScapes 3.5 and 4 New Master Dynamic Dreams Released

By on November 2, 2011 1:18:10 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Island Dog

Join Date 06/2003
+598

Today we release DeskScapes 3.5 which is an application that lets users have animated wallpapers on their Windows desktop.  These animated wallpapers (also called .dreams) can be video-based or dynamically generated for a wide variety of content.  DeskScapes can also apply effects to .dreams and static wallpapers as well.

New in DeskScapes 3.5:

  • Added four new wallpaper effects (blue colors only, green colors only, red colors only, and desaturate)
  • Added option to keep only a range of colors in a static wallpaper (Colors tab)
  • Added support for new WinCustomize Master Skin premium dreams
Windows 7 x64-2011-11-02-12-51-02 Windows 7 x64-2011-11-02-12-54-23

We have also released 4 new Master Dreams from Stardock Design!  These in addition to other Master Dreams available on WinCustomize give you a great choice of premium animated wallpapers to choose from.

  • Colored Lights
  • Colored Desktop
  • Drips
  • Moving Wallpaper

Colored Lights

Desktop Colors

Drips

Moving Wallpaper

DeskScapes is available for $19.95 or part of the Object Desktop suite of desktop enhancements.  Visit the DeskScapes website for more information and downloads.

http://www.stardock.com/products/deskscapes/

 

Video demo of new Dynamic Dreams.

Note:  It's difficult to record HD video of the dynamic dreams.  These small previews might appear slow or jumpy, but they are completely smooth when being used on the desktop.  It's just a limitation of video software.

28 Replies
Search this post
Subscription Options


Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 1:29:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quote : "Added support for new WinCustomize Master Skin premium dreams"

Have you released an update to the SDK to support this? Or are about to?

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 1:47:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting TwoWolves,
Quote : "Added support for new WinCustomize Master Skin premium dreams"

Have you released an update to the SDK to support this? Or are about to?

There is no need for a new SDK.  It was related to the Stardock premium dreams only not generic dynamic dreams.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 2:29:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have to say, I think you really need to post a video preview of these dreams, especially since they're paid skins.

 

I know others that feel the same, I won't even download most free dreams without a video preview.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
Sign Up or Login and this ad disappears!
There are many great features available to you once you register. Sign Up for a free account and browse the forums without ads.
November 2, 2011 2:39:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There will be a demo video shortly.  

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 3:09:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The moving wallpaper sounds pretty cool.  Those are my favorites - the ones that integrate with various wallpapers or images (Like Stars, Snow, Collage).  Gives me something to play with.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 4:28:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm not able to put these in my cart.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 4:46:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Would be nice to have a video preview of these so we know what we are buying, don't you think?

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 5:22:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The moving wallpaper one really is quite nice(as are the others), but then I would say that as I wrote all of them!

Each of them has the option to show unique content per monitor for multiple monitor users which is a plus and two of them default to a very slow speed so they do not distract you at all.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 5:23:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Updated with video demo.

 

Note:  It's difficult to record HD video of the dynamic dreams.  These small previews might appear slow or jumpy, but they are completely smooth when being used on the desktop.  It's just a limitation of video software.

 

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 5:33:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Much better!  Thanks!!

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 6:02:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you had issues with adding .dreams to the cart, please try again as we have resolved the issue.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 6:30:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 6:31:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm a little biased (as I pushed for the development of DeskScapes for years before it came out), but I reorganized my wallpaper folders just for the Moving Wallpaper dream (as I liked it so much).

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 7:05:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i can't install this update due to the installation process stating it can't install with an earlier version of Deskscapes already on my rig. OK, that's fine and dandy but I can't uninstall the earlier version because I no longer have Impulse.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 2, 2011 7:58:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey ID...I believe you were wrong about it being safe to uninstall Impulse.

Here's what I get when I try to update



Here's what i get when I try to uninstall the existing version.

 

 

Damn...now I have to reinstall Impulse to update DeskScapes.

Edit: MadDeez beat me to it...but at least I included pictures.

 

Update: Well I downloaded and installed Impulse GameStop and before I could sign in a balloon notification popped up in the taskbar saying there was a DeskScapes update. I signed in and updated to 3.5 within Impulse GameStop.

The odd thing is Impulse GameStop installed the update on top of the old version without uninstalling DeskScapes.

 

 

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 5:57:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Great stuff here.. I can't wait to update to 3.5 and get these Dreams  (My schedule has me tied up until Friday  ).

Quoting Island Dog,
It's just a limitation of video software.

This is the problem I have all the time. Looked at it work...Jumpy... Got home, on the desktop...Smooth.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 6:53:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CarGuy1,
Hey ID...I believe you were wrong about it being safe to uninstall Impulse.

Damn...now I have to reinstall Impulse to update DeskScapes.

Update: Well I downloaded and installed Impulse GameStop and before I could sign in a balloon notification popped up in the taskbar saying there was a DeskScapes update. I signed in and updated to 3.5 within Impulse GameStop.

The odd thing is Impulse GameStop installed the update on top of the old version without uninstalling DeskScapes.
 

Same problem this morning through installing the new CursorFX Update. I reinstalled GameStop, let it install the update, then uninstalled first CursorFX and afterwards GameStop. Now I installed CursorFX from my account.

I think so you can get a clean install of DeskScapes too.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 7:40:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Nakor,
I'm a little biased (as I pushed for the development of DeskScapes for years before it came out), but I reorganized my wallpaper folders just for the Moving Wallpaper dream (as I liked it so much).

Who let this guy in?   Just cos he's Number 2 ?

 

Hi, Kris....

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 6:12:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pretty cool update, I like a lot the Colored Lights .dream

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 7:42:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I still have Impulse installed so I tried to use it to update Deskscapes but it says my Object Desktop subscription has expired.  Well it did but I renewed it a month ago.  Now what do I do to install the Deskscapes update?

**SOLVED**

Impulse allowed me to uninstall the old version and then I was able to install the update.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 4, 2011 6:36:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Can you customize "Colored Lights" in any way? It is a dynamic dream, but nowhere stands anything about available settings.

And the "Moving Wallpaper" is really great. Even though the collage is amazing, I still mostly used a single picture as an wallpaper so far. But that now will probably stay on for a while. It is so calming and comforting.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 4, 2011 7:01:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Coloured lights has a couple of config options.

You can alter the speed, make all your monitors show the same content (vs unique for each) and tell it to avoid reds, greens or blues if you prefer it didn't use certain colours.  The desktop colours dream has the very same settings and so does the drips dream though that also has an option to keep the background dark unlike the others.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 4, 2011 7:28:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok, thank you. So I will buy some of the others too (probably all ). But not until I had enough of "moving wallpaper"

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 5, 2011 6:49:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Each of them has the option to show unique content per monitor for multiple monitor users which is a plus and two of them default to a very slow speed so they do not distract you at all.

 

I just bought the Moving Wallpaper dream and as always you create the best dreams!

 

I'd love to see this feature quoted above added to an update of Photodream, of course.  Right now, I have to run multiple instances of Photodream to get the same result and I'm sure that's not as efficient as your new approach.  8)

 

As far as this awesome dream goes, is there ever a possibility that the pan and zoom of a single image can cover 2 or more monitors at the same time?  I have a directory filled with 5000+ pixel wide images that would just look stunning with your dream panning and zooming around multiple monitors!

 

GREAT work as always.  Thanks for keeping Deskscapes fresh and exciting.  

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 7, 2011 10:02:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I bought all 4 new ones a couple of days ago and i must say they rock!!! Great job in these Dreams!

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
Stardock Forums v1.0.0.0    #108432  walnut2   Server Load Time: 00:00:00.0000391   Page Render Time:

Home | About | Privacy | Upload Guidelines | Terms of Service | Help
WinCustomize © 2014 Stardock Corporation. All Rights Reserved.