Wallpaper Engine

Wallpaper Engine

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Firewatch real time day/night cycle
Miscellaneous: Approved, Customizable
Type: Web
Rating: Everyone
Genre: Landscape
Resolution: Other Resolution
Category: Wallpaper
File Size
16.575 MB
May 17, 2019 @ 2:20pm
Jul 23 @ 8:28am
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Firewatch real time day/night cycle

Real time Firewatch wallpaper that changes the day/night cycle as the day progresses.

This wallpaper includes features such as:
  • A background that changes every 15 minutes to simulate real life day/night cycle accordingly. The wallpaper consists of 96 images. You can choose between 2 background types; the firewatch lake and the firewatch watchtower.
  • Slight particles effect in the background.
  • Clock - both 24 hour and 12 hour support and support for country specific date translations.
  • Current weather temperature (both celsius and fahrenheit support). The temperature updates every third hour. Remember to enter your own location/city when the wallpaper has been downloaded. This feature has to be enabled in the settings. If you choose to enter your own API key, the temperature updates every minute. Signing up for an API key can be done here: OpenWeatherMap[home.openweathermap.org]. Keep in mind that it will take a few hours for the key to be activated by OpenWeatherMap - be patient.
  • Firewatch's prologue song playing in the background (can be enabled/disabled).

I didn't create the artwork itself - I merely added a bit of programming magic to it. The artists's original work can be found below:
Lake theme: http://louie.co.nz/25th_hour/
Watchtower theme: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1059450186
Firewatch prologue: https://camposantogames.bandcamp.com/album/firewatch-original-score
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jun 5 @ 9:35am
PINNED: 💡 Feature suggestions
✟ Daniel ✟
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ZeLL Sep 25 @ 3:17am 
Hello, your wallpaper is great. But i wonder why it didnt work on my laptop? and it only show black screen.

Laptop: MSI PS14, Resolution 1920x1080p
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Sep 21 @ 4:11am 
Hi McGuin,

Yes, you pretty much just paste the key into the API key field. If the key is valid, it should now auto update the weather every few minutes.
McGuin Sep 4 @ 9:15pm 
Hey there,

How do you use the OpenWeatherMap API key, I have the api key generated so do I just post the key into the slot. Is there anything else I have to do? Thanks for the wallpaper btw, it sits on my second monitor when there's nothing on there and it's clean af.
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Aug 20 @ 4:38am 
Hi Gabriel,

You should be able to set Argentina as your location already. Under "city name" you can type in "Argentina, Buenos Aires" and the weather API should now look for weather data in Buenos Aires. Did this resolve your problem?
🎖️Gabriel🎖 Aug 19 @ 8:34pm 
Could you add Argentina as a Location?
Mr. Entity Aug 15 @ 4:51am 
This is a wonderful piece! The work of a legend :luv::cozyprodman:
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Jul 24 @ 9:46am 
Hi BuckleBean,

You should have the latest version of the wallpaper if Steams download manager doesn't say there is a new update :-) Another suggestion: Try to disable particle effects in wallpaper's settings :-) This may also help performance.
BuckleBean Jul 23 @ 1:51pm 
Thanks again for the quick responses. I don't know how to tell if I have the latest version, but deselecting and enabling the wallpaper had no impact on performance. No worries, I don't want you to bend over backwards if I'm the only one having issues. Cheers
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Jul 23 @ 8:31am 
Thanks for your response BuckleBean.

I have just updated the wallpaper to play a .mp3 file instead of .weba :-) Try to deselect and then select the wallpaper to get the newest version loaded. I hope this helps :-)
BuckleBean Jul 22 @ 5:12pm 
Thanks for the quick reply. This really is a great one. Just a heads-up, audio was already disabled in both the wallpaper settings as well as general settings.