Wallpaper Engine

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  • Wallpaper Engine

Wallpaper Engine enables you to use live wallpapers on your Windows desktop. Various types of wallpaper are supported, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos and even certain applications. Choose an existing wallpaper or create your own and share it on Steam Workshop!


  • Bring your desktop alive with realtime graphics, videos, applications or websites.
  • Personalize your wallpapers with your favorite colors.
  • Use interactive wallpapers that can be controlled with your mouse.
  • Support for many aspect ratios and native resolutions including 16:9, 21:9, 16:10, 4:3.
  • Support for multi monitor environments.
  • Wallpapers will pause while playing games.
  • Create your own wallpapers with the Wallpaper Editor.
  • Use the Steam Workshop to share your wallpapers.
  • Wallpaper Engine can be used in parallel to any other Steam game or application.
  • Supported video formats: mp4, WebM (Workshop); mp4, WebM, avi, m4v, mov, wmv (local files).


Wallpaper Engine aims to deliver an entertaining experience while using as few system resources as possible. To not distract or hinder you while playing a game or working, you can choose to automatically pause or completely stop the wallpaper while using another application or playing fullscreen (including borderless windowed mode). Various options to tweak quality and performance exist to make Wallpaper Engine suit your needs. As a general rule of thumb, 3D, 2D and video based wallpapers will perform best, while websites and applications will require more resources from your system. Having a dedicated GPU is highly recommended, but not required.



The Steam Workshop integration will allow you to share your own wallpapers with the Steam community. Using the Wallpaper Editor, you can create 3D and 2D wallpapers by importing pictures or 3D models and textures. Video, web and application wallpapers are created by simply importing your files into the editor and pushing them to Workshop as a wallpaper. All wallpapers on Workshop are ready-to-use and can either be distributed for free or a price of your choice.

Hey everyone, we are happy to announce that we have partnered up with Razer to bring you support for LED hardware powered by Razer Chroma, new default wallpapers and new features in the Wallpaper Engine Editor and overall LED hardware improvements! Razer Chroma Support {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/26312799/6083d7ab77552c069c0562d7997e25214e64df0a.png Razer Chroma hardware now works out of the box on all wallpapers of the type "Scene" and "Video" - just like the previous implementation, "Web" wallpapers ne...


Update 13-01-2019 We have extended the Windows Insider Build warning so that it will be shown until the existing Windows bug affecting Insider users has been fixed. This build does not allow Wallpaper Engine to work, See here for more infos. This patch also fixes a bug with video wallpaper cycling in playlists and updates some translations. Update 20-12-2019 We added a warning to the browser that will be shown if you are using the Windows Insider build 19536. This build does not allow Wallpaper ...


Hey all, this patch adds a seasonal theme option, a new Halloween skin and seasonal collections for the discover tab that we will manually curate. Seasonal Themes Wallpaper Engine can now adjust the skin it uses dynamically based on the current date. To get started, we have improved the Halloween skin and set up its dates and we intend to add a few more skins to be displayed automatically over the year. You can control this with a new setting next to the skin option. If seasonal theming is enabl...


Hey all, this update brings text rendering support to Scene wallpapers and adds an option to browse all wallpapers by author right in the browser. Text Features A new layer type has been added, 'Text Layer', which allows you to add text to scenes. It supports multiple lines, custom fonts, basic alignment options and you can even apply all existing image effects to this layer. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/26312799/b922859daf4aaee6b24831fd845dfbf1a2ea7271.png New Text Stock Assets Using the scripting system...


Hey all, this update fixes a number of bugs introduced with the previous big update. Most of them were already silently live as a hotfix right after the last update. No new features were added in this patch. As always, if Steam doesn't download the files right or an anti-virus is randomly breaking Steam or Wallpaper Engine, please refer to these solutions or create a new thread on the forums: Read this for common Steam/Anti-Virus/unrelated issues Verification issue while updating Content file lo...





  • OS: Windows 7 (with Aero), 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: HD Graphics 4000 or above
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 512 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Windows N versions require the 'Media Feature Pack' from Microsoft. Aero must be enabled on Windows 7. High contrast mode is not supported. Max video res. Windows 8, 10: 4K, Windows 7: 1080p



  • OS: Windows 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel i7 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, AMD HD7870, 2 GB VRAM or above
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1024 MB available space
Adiana Pérez
Adiana Pérez
A lot of different wallpaper. I think that the program crashes easy, but maybe it's just my PC.
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