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The download manager for all apps included in Object Desktop has a new interface and improved user experience

May 21, 2019 5:36 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

New Object Desktop Manager Beta Now Available
With a new interface and streamlined user experience for Object Desktop Members

Object Desktop members can download the newest beta for the Object Desktop Manager today. With it, you can easily install, update, and uninstall any of the apps that are included with your Object Desktop membership.

With Object Desktop Manager, you can:

  • Easily connect to our forums
  • Check for updates
  • Choose how apps are installed
  • Hide unused apps
  • Choose to install beta versions
  • Easily locate additional content for customization apps

The beta for Object Desktop Manager is now available and is waiting for you to download here. Thank you for being an Object Desktop member!

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A sandbox game where players can create, play, and share video games of their very own.

May 17, 2019 10:32 AM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

Create your own unique video game and share it with the world in
The Video Game Machine
Join the Founder's Program today and get access to the alpha on May 29th!

Make, play, and share unique video games that you’ve made yourself! The Video Game Machine is a sandbox game that removes the tricky parts of development and leaves only the fun, putting the power of creativity in YOUR hands.

Give valuable input on mechanics and gameplay during the development process by joining our Founder's program! You'll get access to the alpha of the game on May 29th, plus all future betas and the full game upon final release. Joining the program also includes a special Founder's badge for the forums.

(A key will be issued to you via the email you purchase The Video Game Machine with on May 29th.)

 

In The Video Game Machine, you'll:

Make a Game

The possibilities are endless! Choose from a massive selection of heroes, enemies, special items, and more! In the game editor, customize your levels with unique terrain and interesting landmarks. Build worlds, place enemies, hide items, write dialogue, and set rules to personalize the gameplay details.

  Make a Game

 

Play Your Game Play Your Game   Play Your Game

Once you’ve chosen the elements of your game, it's time to play it! Have fun exploring your creation, then hop back into edit mode when inspiration strikes. By blurring the lines between making and playing, creating a game has never been easier!

 

Share with Others

Upload the games you've created and share them with the community! You’ll be able to see what other players have come up with and download the games they’ve made as well.

  Share with Others

 

Here's how you'll MAKE a game:

Choose your Characters   Choose Your Characters

Select the hero of your game from several provided options, including knights, superheroes, ninjas, cats, unicorns, vegetables, and much more! Heroes need foes to fight, so select some enemies from the editing menu, place an advancing army, and let the battle for the fate of the world begin.

 

Pick a Genre

Start with a blank slate or build from a sample game based on the genre of your choosing! You can create an exciting side-scrolling adventure, blast enemies off the screen in classic shoot 'em up, or set off on an epic adventure filled with of secrets, lore, and loot.

  Pick a Genre

 

Establish Your Rules   Establish Your Rules

Decide how your game will play by determining specific sets of rules! Choose how many levels your game will have, how enemies will behave, how the camera will follow the player, and more.

For more information, visit www.TheVGM.com

(A key will be issued to you via the email you purchase The Video Game Machine with on May 29th.)

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Apr 24, 2019 7:51 PM by Discussion: Movies & TV & Books

This is the new live-action Star Wars TV show which will be premiering on the Disney streaming service this year.

It's looking great.

[video]https://youtu.be/kOqyaFTR1cA[/video]

 

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Personalize your desktop wallpaper with animations, pictures, and video

Apr 17, 2019 5:00 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

Add Custom Wallpapers to your Windows Desktop
with the new DeskScapes 10

Stardock announced an April 30th release date for its highly anticipated Windows® desktop personalization application, Deskscapes 10. The newest version of DeskScapes still allows users to personalize their desktop wallpaper with animations, pictures, and video, while adding several new community requested features.

Across one or more monitors, DeskScapes provides users with the capability to animate and customize the wallpaper on their Windows desktops using static or animated wallpapers that are already provided or their personal WMV image files. Users can also add over 60 unique effects and recolor their wallpapers. DeskScapes animated wallpapers are saved as .Dream files and are easy to package using DreamMaker, which is included with DeskScapes. Dreams can also be applied as screensavers.

DeskScapes 10 Major Features:

  • A new wallpaper manager, complete with the ability to mark “favorite” backgrounds, as well as modifying and saving both static and animated wallpapers.
  • Seamless WinCustomize library integration allows direct browsing and downloading of backgrounds from within the application.
  • Comes in light and dark theme modes to suit your personal tastes.
  • Supports h264 videos with hardware accelerated decoding where possible.
  • New additional effects you can apply to static and animated wallpapers which can now easily be combined and ordered.

DeskScapes 10 will release on April 30th for $9.99. 
Vist
 www.objectdesktop.com to sign up for an Object Desktop membership, which gives instant access
to the DeskScapes 10 beta and over a dozen other Windows desktop apps.

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A few weeks into spring, and while the weather is warming up we're looking at some cool wallpapers for the desktop. WinCustomize has a great selection of seasonal wallpapers to match any theme you are using.
 
Check out all the spring wallpapers here:
 
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[video]https://youtu.be/adzYW5DZoWs[/video]

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If you haven't had a chance to try out the beta for our newest version of DeskScapes, you can become an Object Desktop member now and personalize your desktop wallpaper with animations, pictures, and video right away.

New in Beta 2:

  • Supports Fences blur feature
  • Multi select files to add or remove from random
  • If media foundation fails, it will try directshow for videos

 

DeskScapes 10 Major Features:

  • A new wallpaper manager, complete with the ability to mark “favorite” backgrounds, as well as modifying and saving both static and animated wallpapers.
  • Seamless WinCustomize library integration allows direct browsing and downloading of backgrounds from within the application.
  • Comes in light and dark theme modes to suit your personal tastes.
  • Supports h264 videos with hardware accelerated decoding where possible.
  • New additional effects you can apply to static and animated wallpapers which can now easily be combined and ordered.

DeskScapes 10 beta is available for Object Desktop subscribers today.
A stand-alone version is expected to be released this Spring.

Renew Object Desktop
Reg. Price: $49.99
Renewal Price: $19.99

Upgrade to Object Desktop
Reg. Price: $49.99
Upgrade Price: $24.99

Get Object Desktop
Reg. Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $29.99
 

Visit www.objectdesktop.com to learn more.

 

Deskscapes 10
DeskScapes 10 Beta 2
DeskScapes 10 Beta 2
 
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Apr 9, 2019 2:45 PM by Discussion: DeskScapes

If you haven't had a chance to try out the beta for our newest version of DeskScapes, you can become an Object Desktop member now and personalize your desktop wallpaper with animations, pictures, and video right away.

New in Beta 2:

  • Supports Fences blur feature
  • Multi select files to add or remove from random
  • If media foundation fails, it will try directshow for videos

 

DeskScapes 10 Major Features:

  • A new wallpaper manager, complete with the ability to mark “favorite” backgrounds, as well as modifying and saving both static and animated wallpapers.
  • Seamless WinCustomize library integration allows direct browsing and downloading of backgrounds from within the application.
  • Comes in light and dark theme modes to suit your personal tastes.
  • Supports h264 videos with hardware accelerated decoding where possible.
  • New additional effects you can apply to static and animated wallpapers which can now easily be combined and ordered.

DeskScapes 10 beta is available for Object Desktop subscribers today.
A stand-alone version is expected to be released this Spring.

Renew Object Desktop
Reg. Price: $49.99
Renewal Price: $19.99

Upgrade to Object Desktop
Reg. Price: $49.99
Upgrade Price: $24.99

Get Object Desktop
Reg. Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $29.99
 

Visit www.objectdesktop.com to learn more.

 

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DeskScapes 10 Beta 2
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Apr 4, 2019 7:52 PM by Discussion: Movies & TV & Books

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is happening next week in Chicago. My guess is we will get the first teaser and title for Episode IV.

I would imagine we'll also hear more about the Star Wars shows coming to the Disney streaming service.

What Star Wars new are you expecting to hear about?

https://www.starwarscelebration.com/

 

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Happy 18th Birthday, WinCustomize!

WinCustomize is officially an adult now! Launched way back in 2001 after the dot-com bust took out some other skinning sites, WC has since become the largest site on the Internet dedicated to the customization of the Windows desktop.

Today we have over 2.3 million members, 106,240 total skins on the site, over 13,000 skin authors, and a total download count of 379,771,119.

That's a lot of downloads!

 

Winky the WinCustomize mascot


Here's a bit of history on WinCustomize.

The site launched on March 13th, 2001 and was originally put together rather quickly after the dot-com bust took out some other popular skinning sites. Here's a screenshot of the site back then. Love those colors, right?


A couple of years later in 2004, we did an overhaul of the site design and released an updated version. This version tried to focus a bit more on the skins, and tabs...we added tabs, too.


2007 brought us another update where we wanted to streamline the front page and went with a bit of a darker theme.


That brings us to the big 2010 update, where the site got a major redesign. It focused less on the news, and more on all the great skins we have. Although we've done some minor updates through the years, many on the code side of things, this is the current design for today.

Oh, and while we were researching some of the WinCustomize history, KarmaGirl came across this.....

How many of you remember and used the WinCustomize Browser? I sure did!

On behalf of WinCustomize and Stardock, I would like to say thank you to all our community members and skinners for your contributions over the years. You have made the site what it is, and we continue to appreciate your support!

To say thank you to our community, we are having a limited-time anniversary sale where you can get a 1 year membership to WinCustomize for 50% off*!

*Sale ends April 9, 2019 at 1PM ET

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