DeskScapes for XP

Monday, November 10, 2008 by Frogboy | Discussion: OS Customization

image

Object Desktop 2009, which is due out on November 19, will be including some pretty cool stuff.  For Vista users, they finally get BootSkin.  For XP users, they get animated wallpaper with DeskScapes.

First Previous Page 4 of 4 Next Last
PuterDudeJim
Reply #61 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 1:40 PM

I used teh cccp ones and did ok.

What?

TheMasterBaron
Reply #62 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:46 PM
PuterDudeJim
Reply #63 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 4:52 PM

cccp = Combined Community Codec Pack

Thanx! 

PuterDudeJim
Reply #64 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 4:55 PM

it depends on how the dream was encoded.

I used teh cccp ones and did ok.

Well I have since discovered that, even though my Device Manager tells me that my graphics card is PCI, that it is actually AGP x8. So I will probably have to wait until the new drivers are released.   Bummer. The way it reads, that will be Dec. 2009.  I was led to believe Dec. 2008.

Philly0381
Reply #65 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:15 PM

If drivers are being worked on now it's very hard to imagine that it would take a year plus to get them.  That just has to be a typo.

ZubaZ
Reply #66 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:21 PM

typo confirmed. 

Philly0381
Reply #67 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:28 PM

typo confirmed. 

Ah, you weren't involved in that, were you? 

WebGizmos
Reply #68 Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:05 PM

Do you know whether you have a 2x/4x/8x AGP interface?

It's an 8.

peejay00
Reply #69 Monday, December 01, 2008 6:39 PM

Oversight in what way? If you have a crappy computer it's probably not a good idea to run animated wallpaper.

DeskScapes is software, not magic.

Quite an interesting response from Stardock "support". My computer has served me well over the last two years and has run everything I have asked for it up to now, only for it to be described as "crappy". (maybe not such a good idea to insult your current subscribers if you want them to continue to subscribe)

You are perhaps lucky to be able to afford to run the latest hardware. Others (that pay good money to Stardock) have to put up with "crappy" systems that seem to run other DirectX 9 software without problems.

Also if Stardock had put out the right info before release and maybe avoided people downloading the softwarea and screwing up their systems people might not be so quick to jump on you.

ZubaZ
Reply #70 Monday, December 01, 2008 7:39 PM

Quite an interesting response from Stardock "support".
Or in this case, the CEO. 

Brad may have used a pajorative word but the fact is that there are now many apps that won't run to thier full potential on a cord like yours.  Some may be able to "scale back" but this one doesn't.  Oh well.  Life is full of choices, ain't it?  If you want dreams, you buy a new card.  YOu don't want a new card . . no dreams.  Easy-peasy.

So maybe *your* particular card isn't crappy.  It's just too old for this.  Brad defines that as crappy.  That's his right.  You can call the same card "super-duper wonderful" or "Bob".  It doesn't really matter.  It won't run dreams.  But then you look at what MS said; that XP couldn't run dreams at all.

If you feel insulted because someone insulted you video card  . . well that's interesting too. 

PuterDudeJim
Reply #71 Saturday, December 06, 2008 7:22 PM

pajorative?  

PuterDudeJim
Reply #72 Saturday, December 06, 2008 7:25 PM

   I have a question that may make me look stupid, but I gotta ask.

I took my notebook which was loaded with Vista from the factory, and installed XP on it. Dreams would run poorly on it. Back to Vista dreams run fairly well. Now why is that? Same graphics card, I assume same driver. Can anyone enlighten me here?

ZubaZ
Reply #73 Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:53 PM

Vista was designed for it.  XP wasn't.  The drawing engines are different.

Neil Banfield
Reply #74 Sunday, December 07, 2008 8:13 AM

The Vista driver will be very different to the XP driver.  WDM vs XPDM.

If you have an AGP ATI board then the newer drivers which should be out soon should help.

Draginol
Reply #75 Sunday, December 07, 2008 10:02 AM

peejay00
Oversight in what way? If you have a crappy computer it's probably not a good idea to run animated wallpaper.

DeskScapes is software, not magic.

Quite an interesting response from Stardock "support".

My computer has served me well over the last two years and has run everything I have asked for it up to now, only for it to be described as "crappy". (maybe not such a good idea to insult your current subscribers if you want them to continue to subscribe)

You are perhaps lucky to be able to afford to run the latest hardware. Others (that pay good money to Stardock) have to put up with "crappy" systems that seem to run other DirectX 9 software without problems.Also if Stardock had put out the right info before release and maybe avoided people downloading the softwarea and screwing up their systems people might not be so quick to jump on you.

Don't be a fool. DeskScapes won't screw up your computer. It hasn't screwed up anyone's computer. It simply won't run on low end hardware. I'm sure your computer is fine at word processing and surfing. 

There's a reason why there aren't a bunch of animated wallpaper programs for Windows XP and that is the OS isn't designed for it (Vista lends itself more).  But through a lot of very hard work, we found a way to make it happen and all it requires is a decent video card.  Not a great one. Not even a good one. Just a decent one.  So yea, if you have a 4X or older AGP video card then yea, you have a crappy computer.

angus1949
Reply #76 Sunday, December 07, 2008 10:49 AM

I used teh cccp ones and did ok

Da, thse ar good comrade Zubaz?  I dl'd them but not instaled adn all ready my tower is leaning left.

 

AGP ATI board then the newer drivers which should be out soon should help

Nothing coming in new drivers then for nVidia AGP 8x cards?  Some dreams like Froggy's Perfect and Water Dream run great.  Others just come up black screen or give an error about codecs.

Neil Banfield
Reply #77 Sunday, December 07, 2008 5:04 PM

Errors with codecs will be a case of you not having suitable decoders for certain video types.

This isn't something new video drivers will help with.

It sounds like you might not have a mpeg2 decoder which would explain your issues with some videos.

Please login to comment and/or vote for this skin.

Welcome Guest! Please take the time to register with us.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the forums and downloading skins.
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of many, many areas of interest.
  • Access to contests & subscription offers like exclusive emails.
  • It's simple, and FREE!

Articles Filters

Category:
View:
Search:
Apply



walnut2