Wallpaper Engine - Wallpaper Engine enables you to use live wallpapers on your Windows desktop. Various types of wallpaper are supported, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos and even certain applications. Choose an existing wallpaper or create your own and share it on Steam Workshop! Bring your desktop alive with realtime graphics, videos, applications or websites. Personalize your wallpapers with your favorite colors. Use interactive wallpapers that can be controlled with your mouse.
Support for many aspect ratios and native resolutions including 16:9, 21:9, 16:10, 4:3. Support for multi monitor environments. Wallpapers will pause while playing games. Create your own wallpapers with the Wallpaper Editor. Use the Steam Workshop to share your wallpapers.
Wallpaper Engine can be used in parallel to any other Steam game or application. Wallpaper Engine aims to deliver an entertaining experience while using as few system resources as possible. To not distract or hinder you while playing a game or working, you can choose to automatically pause or completely stop the wallpaper while using another application or playing fullscreen (including borderless windowed mode). Various options to tweak quality and performance exist to make Wallpaper Engine suit your needs. As a general rule of thumb, 3D, 2D and video based wallpapers will perform best, while websites and applications will require more resources from your system.
Having a dedicated GPU is highly recommended, but not required. The Steam Workshop integration will allow you to share your own wallpapers with the Steam community. Using the Wallpaper Editor, you can create 3D and 2D wallpapers by importing pictures or 3D models and textures. Video, web and application wallpapers are created by simply importing your files into the editor and pushing them to Workshop as a wallpaper. All wallpapers on Workshop are ready-to-use and can either be distributed for free or a price of your choice.
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|Patch released - Rain Drops + Birds from Workshop Fixed, Better Symlink Support, Web Performance Options (Build 1.0.618)||Hey all, Another patch has been released to address a few issues that have come up. I fixed a bug in the filesystem library I am using (Boost C++) that caused Wallpaper Engine to fail running properly when it was installed in a symlinked directory under certain circumstances. Some web wallpapers in Workshop that use the open-source rain drop effect from here: https://github.com/codrops/RainEffect broke with the recent CEF update because the rain effect code was incompatible with the latest updates from Google Chromium. The original author has fixed the issue, but the copies on Workshop do not ...|
|Patch released - Runtime Update, Resolution Tags, Video Position, Improved Crash Handler (Build 1.0.602)||If you use the new, built-in, update prompt, Steam will show Wallpaper Engine as in-game after the update and the overlay gets injected into every process (even though it's disabled, but that feature doesn't really work). Simply restart it once so it stops. The next update shouldn't do this. Hey all, Another small update for Wallpaper Engine has been released that fixes a few things and adds more video options. There were a few playlist issues that should be fixed now, which caused the playlist to disappear. It still takes a few seconds to show up until Steam responded with your Workshop subsc...|
|Patch released - In-app Workshop browser with filtering, easier Steam updates, Video alignment (Build 1.0.562)||Hey all, A new patch for Wallpaper Engine has been released that introduces a new built-in Workshop browser to the existing wallpaper selection window. Using that, you are now able to filter out genres that you are not interested in. All in all it has become easier to try out new wallpapers from Workshop, since you don't need to deal with two separate windows anymore. http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/26312799/f367c5655c630d1bce6ed32bf9fe55e4c9f0ea43.png The browser also recognizes YouTube previews that have been uploaded by the creator, which you can check o...|