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Harrison
19th March 2007, 10:51
Last week I created a new Desktop background for my main system based on the forthcoming new game, Star Wars: Unleashed.

Here is the finished image:

http://www.classicamiga.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10063/starwars1.jpg

So what are you currently using as your desktop background/wallpaper?

Puni/Void
19th March 2007, 11:18
As I'm currently using my laptop, I only have standard background that came with Windows XP. :( On my main system I have a quite a few to choose from - but I tend to use demoscene graphics and such for backgrounds. Lot's of cool artwork.

Harrison
19th March 2007, 11:42
I tend to change mine every couple of months, and normally only when I see an image that I really like. At the moment most of my backgrounds have tended to be game related, but I hate just using an in-game screenshot, instead liking to use concept artwork or other artwork relating to a game. I also sometimes like to experiment and create my own backgrounds or take then from motion graphics.

BTW, does anyone know if Vista supports motion backgrounds? It would be great if it did. I know you can make an active desktop in Windows since right back to Windows 98, and then use a webpage as the background and therefore have motion going on, but it would be cool to just be able to use a video file as a background. I thought about this recently after seeing some of the cool motion backgrounds people have been creating for the PSP.

Submeg
19th March 2007, 12:43
Mine is a picture of all the Loco Roco characters!

J T
19th March 2007, 13:38
I've got an Osu! Tatake! Ouendan! wallpaper on mine. You may well recognise the character......

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/aosj/wallpaper_img/21_800.jpg

And I just found out (when looking trhough google for this pic) that there is going to be a sequel to Ouendan! ****ing A!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Demon Cleaner
19th March 2007, 14:41
I have a digtal wall with 1 and 0.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/cioprgr/digitalwall-1.jpg
I don't change my wallpaper. On my Catweasel PC I have the amiga rockets wallpaper, and you know what I have on my emulations barebone system, a Nintendo wallpaper.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/cioprgr/desktop3.png
At work I have a Tabasco one.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/cioprgr/tabasco.jpg

Teho
19th March 2007, 15:46
My current one is this:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/Tallhill/ForgottenKnights.png

It's by the graphician Danny, from the slideshow Forgotten by Mirage. You can find it in the demosection. This image is way larger than the Amiga's standard resolution, so in the demo you had to use the mouse to scroll the image in order to see it all. Couldn't find the entire image anywhere on the net, so in the end I took several screenshots and pasted them together to get the entire image so I could add it to the site. Tried it out as a wallpaper only a few days ago, and it looks pretty good.

Harrison
19th March 2007, 17:06
That is definitely a pretty cool image Teho.

Stephen Coates
19th March 2007, 22:54
On my Dad's computer I have the standard Windows blue background.

Some naughty software that found it's way onto the computer (by no fault of me) seems to have disabled changing of the background, although as I don;t want to change it anyway, I couldn;t be bothered to find out what the problem was.

On my Amiga 500+, I have one of the standard patterns, it is some sort of pattern of light blue dots.

On my PC I have the one from Amiga.org which has the wall being knocked down by a boing ball.

On my PowerBook G3 I have one of the standard MacOS9 backgrounds - a green background with bubbles on it.

Harrison
20th March 2007, 09:17
Not very adventurous are you Steve! Don't you ever want a fun or unique looking desktop Steve?

I like the quick covering comment there Steve regarding your dad's computer! :lol: Does your dad have virus and firewall software running? I know you tend not to yourself and from your post it sounds like you do need some!

AlexJ
20th March 2007, 09:41
At the moment, this is mine:

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/2387/desktopimagedc8.jpg

Harrison
20th March 2007, 09:48
Nice picture. Personally I would rather have a Ferrari F1 car though. ;)

Stephen Coates
20th March 2007, 16:21
Not very adventurous are you Steve! Don't you ever want a fun or unique looking desktop Steve?

I like the quick covering comment there Steve regarding your dad's computer! :lol: Does your dad have virus and firewall software running? I know you tend not to yourself and from your post it sounds like you do need some!

It has some Mcaffee crap that Dell installed.

No idea what it does.

I do have my suspictions that other people may have been using that computer for reasons that i don't want to discuss though.

I did run some web based spyware scanner on it which I think deleted something but I'm not sure. It was recomended to me by some people in #killspyware on Wydryde.

And my desktop is fun! Boing balls look much better than Windows.

TiredOfLife
22nd March 2007, 20:11
I have random pictures of women on the WB screen and random pictures of A Space Odyssey 2001 and 2010 within the drawers.

Agram
22nd March 2007, 20:17
I had a subscription a year or so ago with Game Wallpapers (http://www.gamewallpapers.com/).

Got 269 wallpapers and use a wallpaper changer for a different wallpaper on boot up.

Harrison
22nd March 2007, 20:32
Nice wallpaper site.

Submeg
23rd March 2007, 00:26
Interesting, but what format does it save the pictures in?

Puni/Void
8th June 2009, 15:47
If you take a look at the Dream17 wallpapers, you'll see the one I'm using in the top right corner. It's the one with SuperFrog!

Wallpaper. (http://www.dream17.co.uk/goodies_wallpaper.php)

burns flipper
9th June 2009, 21:07
Mine is:
http://www.walfrido.com/images/Limited%20editions/Timeless-Moment.jpg

Can't beat a bit of Walfrido (http://www.walfrido.com/). He's a Hawaiian artist who specialises in using light - check out the light shining through the wave!

He has some lessons on his website so you can see how he creates his paintings.

Shoonay
15th June 2009, 18:34
My current background: :rolleyes:

http://shoonay.deviantart.com/art/Firefox-125774471

Done with a special photographing technique I just developed called "macro photography of the monitor's screen" ;)

Sharingan
19th June 2009, 22:59
This one, from some game unknown to me.

Harrison
19th June 2009, 23:48
Nice image.

Aion: The Tower of Eternity is a fantasy MMOROG involving flying and aerial combat. Looks quite cool. It has been out in Korea since Nov last year and it due for a western release in the autumn this year. The company behind the game, NCsoft, also made the Guidwars game.