Reply 40 of 523, by TELEPACMAN
This can be easily found on the net, but it always makes me feel good.
I like that!
Life? Don't talk to me about life.
This makes me happy in various parts of my body.
A beautiful rendering!
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."—Arthur C. Clarke
"No way. Installing the drivers on these things always gives me a headache."—Guybrush Threepwood (on cutting-edge voodoo technology)
🤣! Love it!!
I've seen threads and other pages that do a good job of gathering together drivers and other utilities for vintage computers, and these are quite handy for us collectors. But, one thing I've yet to see is a place that has vintage OEM desktop wallpapers. Yes, I imagine there's significantly less demand for wallpapers than drivers, but for those of us who wish our vintage systems to be as close to factory original as possible yet lack the official OEM install/recovery media, the missing OEM wallpapers would be a nice touch. Thus, I thought I'd try to see if we could get a sort of OEM wallpaper repository going here, where people could post what OEM wallpapers they have and request what they are wanting.
I'll start off by sharing the only OEM wallpapers I currently have, from an IBM Aptiva E175 circa 1999.
Next, I'll make a request. I'm wanting the OEM wallpaper for a Compaq Presario 2200 desktop. Here's a screenshot from a YouTube video of what I'm wanting:
I don't know if this is the only OEM wallpaper for the Presario 2200 or not. At the very least, I'd like this one if anyone happens to have it.
In any case, feel free to share what OEM wallpapers you have. Let's try to get as much of it together as we can, and help dress up our vintage systems in their original visual glory if we so desire. Thank you. 😀
I never had an OEM PC (every single one was/is a home build) and the only one in the household was my uncle's 1991 Packard Bell Legend which had no OEM wallpapers. But I have an old PB Restore CD from around 1993-1994 that I browsed through and found a few wallpapers that I believe qualify:
Quality and size on these wasn't great (640x480x8bpp); then again, these were meant for Win3.x desktops back then.
Ooohh, the pain......
On a similar note, I try to keep copies of default operating system fonts, mouse pointers, icons, wallpapers, sounds and etc. Even if I don't use them all I still find it comforting to use BeOS mouse pointers, NextSTEP window decorations, Windows95 icons at the same time...on Linux...
Hi guys. I've made quite a few retro themed wallpapers for my retro rigs, showcasing brands and product box art and stuff, and I thought I'd share. They are cobbled up from badges, logos, box art, parts of official and unofficial wallpapers and advertising materials. Some of the stuff here is just old wallpapers scaled up or down to fit both 4:3 and widescreen resolutions.
If you have any retro-pc themed wallpapers, plese feel free to share them on this thread.
Images are hosted at IMGUR. The pics below will take you to IMGur where you can download the full-size image:
Win95 wallpaper with Pentium Watermark:
Win95 wallpaper without Pentium Watermark:
4:3 AMD K6-2 3DNow! Wallpaper by Ahmed Nayyer:
3DFX wallpaper orange/black, 4:3 aspect ratio:
3DFX wallpaper orange/black, 16:9 aspect ratio:
5:4 3DFX Voodoo 4 wallpaper based on the V4 4500 box art - 1280x1024
4:3 Voodoo 5 5500 Wallpaper based on supposed V5 6k box art - 1600x1200
4:3 Voodoo 5 5500 AGP Wallpaper based on V5 5500 box art - 1600x1200
4:3 Voodoo 5 5500 AGP Wallpaper based on V5 5500 box art with green logo and '5" letter - 1600x1200
4:3 Voodoo 5 5500 PCI Wallpaper based on V5 5500 PCI box art - 1600x1200
4:3 Voodoo 5 6000 Wallpaper based on supposed v5 6k box art - 1600x1200
Pentium wallpaper by unknown author re-sized and converted from 16 to 32 bits:
4:3 Voodoo 2 wallpaper with Pentium MMX CPU logo:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with Pentium II CPU logo:
4:3 Voodoo 2 wallpaper with AMD K6-2 CPU:
4:3 Voodoo 2 wallpaper with AMD K6-III CPU:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with AMD K6-2 CPU:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with AMD K6-III CPU:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with Pentium III CPU logo:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with Pentium 4 CPU logo:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with Athlon XP CPU logo:
4:3 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with Athlon 64 CPU logo:
16:9 Voodoo 2 SLi wallpaper with Athlon 64 CPU logo (1920x1080):
4:3 nVidia Geforce FX Wallpaper by nvidia:
4:3 nVidia Geforce FX Wallpaper with Pentium 4 CPU Logo:
4:3 nVidia Geforce FX Wallpaper with Athlon XP CPU Logo:
4:3 nVidia Geforce 6 series / nforce Wallpaper w/o CPU logo
16:9 nVidia Geforce 6 series / nforce Wallpaper w/o CPU logo
4:3 nVidia Geforce 7 series / nforce Wallpaper w/o CPU logo
16:9 nVidia Geforce 7 series / nforce Wallpaper w/o CPU logo
4:3 ATi Radeon 9800 PRO wallpaper (stock ATi stuff, re-sized and cleaned up, watermark removed)
4:3 ATi Radeon 9800 XT wallpaper (stock ATi stuff, re-sized and cleaned up)
4:3 ATi Radeon 9800 XT wallpaper made from other wallpapers
4:3 1600x1200 ATi Radeon x1900 wallpaper (stock ATi stuff, re-sized and cleaned up, watermarks removed)
4:3 ATi Radeon wallpaper - unknown artist, resized (poorly) by me from 1280x800 to 1280x1024
4:3 ATi Radeon wallpaper - newer AMD wallpaper resized to 4:3 1280x1024
LOVING the voodoo 2 ones.
Finally a wallpaper for my SLI machine 😀
Glad you like it!
I have more Voodoo wallpapers and some ATi wallpapers, but the're on another machine and I'm to lazy to wire it up right now so I'll post the rest later.
really nice wallpapers, thanks for sharing them!!!
those are kick-ass. Great material for some new custom wallpapers.
If you guys want any CPU "stickers" added to any of the wallpapers in the first post, just let me know. I still have the .pdf files for all of them.
Here's a few I also made (except the second one).
One I made for my Packard Bell Platinum 55:
The original that inspired the one above, taken from the Packard Bell Master Disc:
An early 90's inspired tiling background I created for my 1995 Packard Bell 812CD:
Recoloured version of the red tiles from Windows 95:
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Here you go 😀