It contains many popular wallpapers such as Bliss, Azul, Vortec space, etc. It also comes with a few bonus wallpapers from 2000, Vista and even a Longhorn demo. However, some wallpapers like Autumn and Follow me aren't present due to them being taken down from Getty Images/Corbis years ago.
These come from Getty Images and I got people to send me them in high/full res unwatermarked, where I resized and cropped them to 1920x1200.
I've been looking for HD versions of the WinXP wallpapers long time now.
I know Fujitsu released a lossless 4k version of Bliss, which looks like the version included in this pack (seeing as how you had to change the saturation to match the one included in XP). The only other HD one I had up until this point was Azul, which I found by doing a reverse image search on Google.
Mind if I ask if these were the original sizes? The reason I ask is because the Fujitsu version of Bliss was very non-standard (iirc the aspect ratio was actually the same as the image resolution).
Post by Glosswired on Dec 15, 2018 13:21:53 GMT -8
Also yeah, the Bliss one probably was at its original size (4510x3627). However, some of the other wallpapers here are based on 2048px versions of the pictures, since that's what I was sent. (Sorry if I'm not answering correctly, I'm a little confused how to interpret your question tbh)
This includes Follow me/Follow, along with several XP Starter Edition wallpapers. Along with that it also includes a few new non-XP wallpapers, and there is now a folder for each OS or type of wallpaper (sample picture, user account picture, etc).
Haven't posted here in ages, but I shall do so now. Not long ago I released 3.1. Ever since 2.0 I have added many new wallpapers, such as more user account pictures, Boiling Point and Snow Trees from 2000, Plus! 98 wallpapers/screensaver images, XP Fun Pack backgrounds and more. Although I don't have Autumn and a few others yet, I'm getting there. The Longhorn/Vista/7/8 stuff has been moved to a new pack as that was starting to outweigh the XP (and earlier) wallpapers. I have also posted the original files of some of these wallpapers to archive.org (does not include unwatermarked previews from Getty as they aren't exactly the originals).
ihatemetro: Both of those are dangerous to modify. I think you may have messed up the explorer context menus in shell32.dll.mui (they are stored there) and comdlg32.dll.mui could have stored some startup stuff. to run shell:startup. I did modify explorer.exe.mui,
Oct 20, 2020 12:27:56 GMT -8
ihatemetro: but it didn't do much and actually still worked fine (It was for taskbar context menu). Weird that 8.1 can't take shell32.dll.mui modifications.
Oct 20, 2020 12:28:11 GMT -8
Scamdisk: The only thing I modify in them is
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Changed the dialogs font
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:32 GMT -8
Scamdisk: to MS Shell Dlg
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:36 GMT -8
Scamdisk: And modified run and winver
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:46 GMT -8
R.O.B.: Never had any issues modifying either of those files when I was on Win8.1, and I was making very similar modifications. Are you seeing anything unusual in Event Viewer?
Oct 20, 2020 21:03:54 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Nothing looks wrong
Oct 20, 2020 21:15:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I would consider going back to 7 but since I use GPT
Oct 20, 2020 21:17:45 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I'm not sure about it
Oct 20, 2020 21:17:58 GMT -8
Scamdisk: explorer.exe did another loop crash
Oct 20, 2020 21:19:38 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Scamdisk Windows 7 can be installed on GPT if you have CSM enabled, that's basically the only way to install Windows 7 on GPT and UEFI. There is another way without turning on CSM, but that involves modifying Windows 7 to remove the VGA drivers
Oct 21, 2020 4:40:01 GMT -8
ihatemetro: and preinstalling graphics drivers for your integrated graphics (dedicated could also work too if you have one).
Oct 21, 2020 4:40:55 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Great. Another loop explorer crash when I logged in. Fantastic.
Oct 21, 2020 9:16:07 GMT -8
Scamdisk: ihatemetro I have some partitions in my drive, how would I access them in 7 if they're in GPT?
Oct 21, 2020 20:13:33 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I will try to remove the VGA drivers, but how?
Oct 21, 2020 20:25:13 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Scamdisk GPT disks and partitions can be viewed back as far back as Vista. Just make sure that your installation media is GPT and bootable via UEFI as well, or using DISM. Back in the day I have also installed Windows 7 without CSM and I had to find out
Oct 22, 2020 4:44:08 GMT -8