DeskScapes 8.49 Beta Now Available with Windows 10 Support

By on September 22, 2015 3:29:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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The DeskScapes 8.49 beta is now available for current DeskScapes customers and Object Desktop subscribers. DeskScapes gives you the ability to animate and customize the wallpaper on your Windows desktop and is now compatible with Windows 10.

The v8.49 update includes:

  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • General bug fixes

You can download the DeskScapes beta from your Stardock account page.

Get DeskScapes here.

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September 22, 2015 7:41:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Whoo hoo!!!

Deskscapes is booting up and running in Windows 10 x64 reliably now.  It no longer causes startup errors, etc.  

Bugs:

The multimonitor issues I mentioned in my previous posts remain.

Problem#1 - multimonitor ID mismatch between Deskscapes and Windows 10

For example, with three monitors, which Windows 10 labels as 3 1 2 with 1 being the primary in the middle, Deskscapes maps these monitors as 2 1 3 with regards to the configuration screen. This is, of course, confusing and may also have something to do with problem#2.

Note that these monitor and ID #'s match between Windows 10 and the Nvidia Control Panel.

I have included the Deskscapes About information below.  I hope this helps to narrow down the issue.

 

Problem#2 - position of primary monitor and some DeskScapes dreams

If the leftmost monitor is not the Primary, Deskscapes has a problem running PhotoDream (for example) on the leftmost monitor until after the system is rebooted again.  In fact, unless the leftmost monitor is the primary, DeskScapes has problems refreshing any change to the Dreams on any of the three monitors unless they are all video dreams as far as I can tell.

Curiously, if Dreams are assigned correctly (made complicated by the ID mismatch problem), a Restart of the system seems to be able to initialize the DeskScapes engine correctly and all Dreams play as expected.  Just don't try to change them without expecting to reboot again, hehe.

 

I hope this bug report helps.     

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DeskScapes appears to be activated on this PC

DeskScapes engine appears to be running

(Dell 3007WFP) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970  - This should actually be Monitor #3

(Dell 3008WFP(DP)) 2 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 

(Dell U3011 (DP)) 3 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - This should actually be Monitor #1

Deskscape.dll               2015/09/22 06:50:03

Deskscapes.dll               2014/03/10 08:45:52

DreamControl32.dll             2014/03/10 08:45:42

DeskscapesConfig.exe               2015/09/09 07:40:35

UI\Deskscape.dll             2015/09/09 07:38:38

UI\DeskscapesVideo.dll     2014/03/10 08:45:54

DreamTasks.exe               2014/03/10 08:45:58

DeskscapesVideo.dll           2014/03/10 08:45:22

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September 22, 2015 9:47:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

REJOICE!!

 

I've been waiting patiently for a Windows 10 compatability update since this is the only program I've been having issues with since I upgraded the OS.  I must say it works perfectly (even continues playing behind the full screen transparent start menu.

 

 

Whoo hoo!!! Deskscapes is booting up and running in Windows 10 x64 reliably now.  It no longer causes startup errors, etc.   Bugs: The multimonitor issues I mentioned in my previous posts remain. Problem#1 - multimonitor ID mismatch between Deskscapes and Windows 10 For example, with three monitors, which Windows 10 labels as 3 1 2 with 1 being the primary in the middle, Deskscapes maps these monitors as 2 1 3 with regards to the configuration screen. This is, of course, confusing and may also have something to do with problem#2. Note that these monitor and ID #'s match between Windows 10 and the Nvidia Control Panel. I have included the Deskscapes About information below.

 

 

I attempted recreating this behavior as I use dual monitors, but I was unable to make it malfuntion.  I was able to rearrange screen layout and swap which monitor is set to primary, all the while, Deskscapes kept running and correctly displaying any dream I through at either dispaly ID.

Excalpius: I too use Nvidia, but an older model (GTX 750).  Only thing I can think of is possibly driver version might help?  I'm running version 355.82 

 

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September 22, 2015 10:33:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Psynex, thanks for contributing.   I've seen the same behavior with all recent and beta drivers, today and all throughout the beta.  Unlike many, I've been able to run DeskScapes on Windows 10 one way or another.

It may be specifically related to the fact that I am setting my primary to the monitor in the middle of 3 monitors or perhaps it is related to using PhotoDream/Dynamic Dreams?

I currently have none of the advanced settings checked (re: multi GPU, scaling, pausing) but my previous tests showed they had no effect on the problem.  

Does your About report the same DLL versions and dates as in my post?

 

PS  And neither of these two problems occur on the same rig under Windows 7, so this is why I suspect that they are related.

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September 23, 2015 12:51:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Here is my about section:  


DeskScapes appears to be activated on this PCDeskScapes engine appears to be running(HP 2311 Series LED Backlit LCD Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750(SyncMaster 953BW/953GW,SyncMaster Magic CX953BW/CX953GW(Digital)) 2 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
Deskscape.dll               2015/09/22 09:50:03Deskscapes.dll               2014/03/10 11:45:52DreamControl32.dll             2014/03/10 11:45:42DeskscapesConfig.exe               2015/09/09 10:40:35UI\Deskscape.dll             2015/09/09 10:38:38UI\DeskscapesVideo.dll     2014/03/10 11:45:54DreamTasks.exe               2014/03/10 11:45:58DeskscapesVideo.dll           2014/03/10 11:45:22

 

It's late so I won't have time now to test out a 3rd monitor but I could give it a shot.  I was able to get Deskscapes to play dreams periodically in windows 10, but most of the time the dream would just stop playing (particularly if you alt-tab or used the task view button) when swapping windows.

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September 23, 2015 12:05:27 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Excalpius - I've sent a report in for both issues you're experiencing. Thank you for reporting them!

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September 23, 2015 12:06:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you, The_Gear.

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September 25, 2015 11:27:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 Thanks so much!!

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September 25, 2015 1:48:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Every time I try to download the new update for Deskscapes I get error code 103. Can you tell me what this means and how to fix it. Thanks


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September 25, 2015 2:18:09 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting aztek350,

Every time I try to download the new update for Deskscapes I get error code 103. Can you tell me what this means and how to fix it. Thanks

I'd suggest downloading from your Stardock account.

http://download.stardock.com

 

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September 25, 2015 2:18:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have lost the ability to double-click on a dream to load, or even select Open with...  Now I have to use the configuration program which is super slow scrolling through to find a dream to load.

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October 2, 2015 9:12:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I purchased deskscapes to get my animated backgrounds back and on win 10 it seems to just play for 4 seconds then stop

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October 4, 2015 9:23:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice !! I was hoping for this... Let's see how it behaves.

 

 

J.

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October 5, 2015 8:52:52 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting sablepups,

I purchased deskscapes to get my animated backgrounds back and on win 10 it seems to just play for 4 seconds then stop

You can contact support here: http://esupport.stardock.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit 

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October 5, 2015 6:21:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have been experiencing explorer lockups and flickers/glitches on my screen on Windows 10 since installing this. Only when a dream is running.

 

I have nothing else installed on this fresh install of Win10 yet, other than Stardock apps. I did update my graphics driver so maybe that'll fix it.

 

haven't installed any codecs yet either.

 

6 core processor, 12 GB ram. NVidia GTX 650 TI.

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October 6, 2015 9:06:18 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Definitely check your codecs, especially on the fresh install.

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October 6, 2015 11:20:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Codecs installed, all seems well. Thanks.    

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October 10, 2015 3:15:22 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I got dream scene to work but what about dream maker for win 10? it's throwing a error when trying to run it.

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October 12, 2015 10:03:06 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting sablepups,

I got dream scene to work but what about dream maker for win 10? it's throwing a error when trying to run it.

Can you send a screenshot of the error?

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