Wallpaper Engine

Wallpaper Engine

419 ratings
Miscellaneous: Audio Responsive
Rating: Everyone
Genre: Abstract
Resolution: Other Resolution
Category: Wallpaper
File Size
57.943 MB
Aug 7, 2017 @ 5:17am
Nov 20, 2017 @ 7:33pm
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Notice: This might warn you about being an unknown application when you launch it. Don't worry - this is a warning issued to all wallpapers in the "Application" category. Since nobody can look inside the wallpaper contents, it's an anti-idiot failsafe. Please check the included privacy policy before use of the wallpaper if you're concerned.

A little bit of important info

I sorta rushed to get this wallpaper out. It's my first official release and I'd like to make my content known before I start really getting into this stuff.

I built a Unity3D framework for audio-responsive wallpapers. It still needs to be ironed out, and it has a few bugs, but it works. This is still highly experimental but I encourage you to try it out and critique it so I can make better wallpapers in the future.


Here's some advice from me if you're looking to download this wallpaper

• If it's not doing anything, make sure you're playing music using a different application. This wallpaper doesn't make any noise, it just listens to it. If you're playing something and it still isn't working, make sure it's playing on your default audio output device and restart the wallpaper. If none of that works, navigate to "[AppData]LocalLow\Technoguyfication\Techno's Wallpapers" and open "output_log.txt". This will tell you the audio device that the wallpaper is listening on.

• Refrain from unplugging your audio devices or otherwise switching them around when the wallpaper is running. This will cause it to hard crash and you'll have to restart the wallpaper. This is an internal engine bug and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it at the moment. It may be a good idea to put this wallpaper in a playlist so it'll rotate every once in a while.

• Turning the sensitivity up too far results in some weird behavior with the visualizer. I think I've tracked this down to a floating-point precision error, so I'll be looking into that to try and fix it.

• I know you can't type into the Frequency Range boxes right now. To fix this, right click on the wallpaper from inside Wallpaper Engine, click "Open in Explorer", and launch "TechnosWallpapers_Genesis.exe" and play it. You can change the values there and they'll persist when you close it.

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CSCore - https://github.com/filoe/cscore
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Home Icon - https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/home_25694
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Popular Discussions View All (2)
Feb 3 @ 7:06am
How to submit bug reports
Dec 22, 2018 @ 6:19am
How to do nothing!
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-♡DrWHOtheHELL♡- Jan 14 @ 7:20pm 
is there a way to move the settings windows so that my icons arent in the way?
Technoguyfication  [author] Apr 12, 2018 @ 6:39pm 
Yeah, that's a known bug. Unfortunately it's an issue with the library and I don't have the time or (currently) the knowledge to fix it myself. I've talked with the developer of the library causing the issue and it was inconclusive. I'm keeping an eye out for a remedy in the meantime.
hotmatrixx Apr 12, 2018 @ 1:04pm 
Crashes if you switch audio profiles in Windows.
DTB Apr 6, 2018 @ 6:22pm 
Found it, thank you very much :)
Technoguyfication  [author] Apr 6, 2018 @ 5:04pm 
There's a button in the top right corner that appears when you hover over it. I don't have the project open right now but iirc it's about 25 pixels from each edge up there, just wiggle the mouse around in that area until you see the little icon with three lines (called the hamburger icon) appear, and then click that.
DTB Apr 6, 2018 @ 4:37pm 
Hey Techno, I love what you've made, keep it up :D But I have one question. Where exactly am I supposed to hover over? I know it says top right corner but when I keep my cursor there nothing appears. Maybe I'm just stupid and am hovering i the wrong place but I'm pretty new to Wallpaper Engine in general so that may my problem. Possible screenshot if possible? Thanks!
Jourei Mar 26, 2018 @ 9:22am 
Masked Heroes by Vexento looks nice with this one.
Technoguyfication  [author] Mar 23, 2018 @ 11:43pm 
Make sure whatever device you want it to listen to is set as your default multimedia device in the sounds options.
Mbiggz Mar 23, 2018 @ 8:41pm 
How do I change the device it's listening to? It says it's listening to my headset and not my system sounds
?UNKNOWN? Feb 12, 2018 @ 3:00pm 
can i put my profile picture in the thing?