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Get Animated Desktop on Vista with DeskScapes 2.0

Stardock has released a preview of latest version of DeskScapes, 2.0 which now supports all versions of Vista. Stardock DeskScapes is a program that allows users to have animated wallpaper on their Windows Vista desktop.  It supports playing video as animated wallpaper, dynamically generated content as animated wallpaper, and more. Previously DeskScapes was available only for Vista Ultimate users and this latest version supports all versions of Vista.


DeskScapes supports the new .Dream format. The .Dream format supports triggers, dynamic content, MPEG video, WMV video, and author information. You can get more dream formats from Wincustomize.



  • Extends animated wallpaper to support dynamic dreams that can be rendered to change based upon external triggers.
  • Adds support for the new .Dream format — know a file has been designed to be an animated wallpaper!
  • Supports event-based triggers for changing animated wallpapers such as time of day or weather.

DeskScapes 2.0 is available now as a FREE preview that will run three bundled dreams. You can download more dreams from Wincustomize. DeskScapes 2.0 is expected to be released at the end of March.

Download DeskScapes 2.0 Preview

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  1. This is a cool one and I always had a temptation to buy Vista Ultimate….but I stayed away from it…
    Right now I am using scroll wall which changes my wallpaper for every couple of minutes….I like it this way…

  2. Am already afraid of Vista’s resource hunger and just changed my Os to best performance in the settings. And changed the theme to classical. Otherwise my 1gb ram is not enough for vista… But I cannot imagine a video running in as a wall paper.

  3. It may look cool – but be warned that it will eat up your RAM.

  4. @Joel,
    I have not tried Scroll wall, I’ll check it.

    I dont think Vista is too slow with 1GB RAM.

    It does eat your RAM, but not so much.

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