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
23.360 MB
May 17, 2019 @ 2:20pm
Oct 10 @ 3:29am
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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 3 background types; the firewatch lake, the firewatch watchtower (distant) and the firewatch watchtower (close-up).
  • 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 distant theme: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1059450186
Watchtower close-up theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdPzO8Vlp2U
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 Oct 18 @ 7:25am 
Hello, i havent contacting the developers on the steam forum, i guess i'll try to contact them
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Oct 13 @ 12:59pm 
Hi again ZeLL,

Then I would think it's an issue with the Wallpaper Engine software itself - have you tried contacting the developers on the Steam forum or their Discord?
ZeLL Oct 13 @ 10:37am 
Hello, yes its happen with other web time cycling wallpapers
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Oct 12 @ 7:39am 
Hello beltalowda,

Please add me on Steam and I'll send you a link to the GitHub repo.
✟ Daniel ✟  [author] Oct 12 @ 7:38am 
Hello ZeLL,

Not quite sure what's causing your problem. Does this happen with other web wallpapers?
beltalowda Oct 11 @ 11:54pm 
Great wallpaper, could you post the github/ code?
Beanie Oct 9 @ 2:24am 
Hello, Just wanted to say I've been using this wallpaper for about 2 months now and I absolutely love it. Thanks for the perfect wallpaper!
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.