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Reply 480 of 506, by H3nrik V!

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maxtherabbit wrote on 2021-12-23, 21:07:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-22, 22:29:

Funny thing regarding bmp vs jpg is that back in the day, I always converted background images to bmp since decoding of jpg images hogged my general desktop performance. Not sure if it was on the 486dx2 or later on with k6-233 and Millennium 2 graphics ..

wouldn't it only have to decode it once at startup?

I would've thought that too, but no, changing desktop image to bmp rather than jpg made a world of difference to smoothness of operation ...?

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Reply 481 of 506, by Munx

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-24, 08:39:
maxtherabbit wrote on 2021-12-23, 21:07:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-22, 22:29:

Funny thing regarding bmp vs jpg is that back in the day, I always converted background images to bmp since decoding of jpg images hogged my general desktop performance. Not sure if it was on the 486dx2 or later on with k6-233 and Millennium 2 graphics ..

wouldn't it only have to decode it once at startup?

I would've thought that too, but no, changing desktop image to bmp rather than jpg made a world of difference to smoothness of operation ...?

At least in Win98, you needed to "run your desktop as a web page" to use .jpg images for a background. That was what crippled performance.

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Reply 482 of 506, by H3nrik V!

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Munx wrote on 2021-12-24, 10:58:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-24, 08:39:
maxtherabbit wrote on 2021-12-23, 21:07:

wouldn't it only have to decode it once at startup?

I would've thought that too, but no, changing desktop image to bmp rather than jpg made a world of difference to smoothness of operation ...?

At least in Win98, you needed to "run your desktop as a web page" to use .jpg images for a background. That was what crippled performance.

Oh yes, how right you are. That was the reason 😀

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Reply 484 of 506, by dr.zeissler

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Hi there are there Matrox especial mystique Wallapers/Logos here? The search does not find one.

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Reply 486 of 506, by esasoft

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Lenovo.ThinkPad.T60p.Butterflies-2.jpg
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Lenovo.ThinkPad.T60p.Butterflies-9w.jpg
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microsoft_windows_windows_95_blue_background_minimalistic_oldschool_wallpaper-30070.jpg
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microsoft-windows-blue-retro.jpg
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Reply 487 of 506, by esasoft

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Anders- wrote on 2021-12-21, 23:13:

The right background reminds me a bit of deathtrack, pretty neat. Want to make the wallpapers available for download?

Found it.
Hi-res (1600x1200) animated GIF (the mentioned wallpaper is actually a screeshot or a single frame from it).

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Reply 489 of 506, by Sphere478

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Reply 490 of 506, by maverick85

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does anybody have the 'Time Computers' green hourglass windows 98 wallpaper?

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Reply 491 of 506, by pinesal

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I stumbled on a lot of vintage computer wallpapers stored here http://cs.gettysburg.edu/~duncjo01/archive/patterns/

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Reply 492 of 506, by 4dam

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Two Dell wallpapers. 1024x768 / jpg | png

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Reply 493 of 506, by 4dam

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Fujitsu wallpaper (photo is not mine, but is transformed with filters). 1600x1200 (jpg|png)

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Reply 494 of 506, by SteveC

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esasoft wrote on 2022-02-05, 02:31:

microsoft-windows-blue-retro.jpg

I love this Windows 3.1 one thanks!

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Reply 495 of 506, by maverick85

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN">
<!-- Copyright 1998. Time Computers. -->
<HTML>

<HEAD>
<TITLE>Time Computers</TITLE>
</HEAD>

<BODY BACKGROUND="../time.gif">

<P ALIGN="RIGHT">
<IMG SRC="../time1.gif" WIDTH=165 HEIGHT=47 ALT="" BORDER="0">
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</P>

</BODY>
</HTML>

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  • time1.gif
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Last edited by maverick85 on 2022-03-11, 10:31. Edited 1 time in total.

ASRock 98
Win98SE Desktop
ASRock
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
1 x 512MB 667 MHz DDR2
Soundblaster SB0100 + Altec Lansing ADA885
ATi Radeon X800XT 256MB GDDR3
1 x SATA 120GB HDD
1 x SATA DVD-RW

Reply 496 of 506, by maverick85

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Time wallpaper for variety of resolutions..

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  • Time1600x1200.png
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  • Time1280x1024.png
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  • Time1024x768.png
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  • Time800x600.png
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ASRock 98
Win98SE Desktop
ASRock
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
1 x 512MB 667 MHz DDR2
Soundblaster SB0100 + Altec Lansing ADA885
ATi Radeon X800XT 256MB GDDR3
1 x SATA 120GB HDD
1 x SATA DVD-RW

Reply 498 of 506, by Strahssis

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Not sure if it is already around, but here is the wallpaper of the Compaq Contura 400 series. It is a .bmp file originally but I had to convert it to be able to upload it here.

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Contura 420CX: 486DX4 75, VGA TFT, Roland Serial MIDI, 16MB RAM

Reply 499 of 506, by Socket3

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I started playing around with SiS chipset boards (socket 370, socket A, socket 478) and decided I wanted a wallpaper for my first SiS build - a Tualeron 1100 on an Asus TUSI-M (SiS 630). Hope you guys like it:

sis wp1.jpg
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I saved the PDF file with all the different layers, so if someone would like a different resolution say 1600x1200, just let me know.