Wallpaper Engine

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Wallpaper Engine enables you to use live wallpapers on your Windows desktop. Various types of animated wallpapers 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 the Steam Workshop!


  • Bring your desktop alive with realtime graphics, videos, applications or websites.
  • Personalize animated wallpapers with your favorite colors.
  • Use interactive wallpapers that can be controlled with your mouse.
  • Many aspect ratios and native resolutions supported including 16:9, 21:9, 16:10, 4:3.
  • Multi monitor environments are supported.
  • Wallpapers will pause while playing games to save performance.
  • Create your own animated wallpapers in the Wallpaper Engine Editor.
  • Animate new live wallpapers from basic images or import HTML or video files for the wallpaper.
  • Steam Workshop to share and download wallpapers.
  • Wallpaper Engine can be used at the same time as any other Steam game or application.
  • Supported video formats: mp4, WebM, avi, m4v, mov, wmv (for local files, Workshop only allows mp4).
  • Support for Razer Chroma and Corsair iCUE.


Wallpaper Engine aims to deliver an entertaining experience while using as few system resources as possible. You can choose to automatically pause or completely stop the wallpaper while using another application or playing fullscreen (including borderless windowed mode) to not distract or hinder you while playing a game or working. Many options to tweak quality and performance allow you to make Wallpaper Engine fit your computer perfectly. 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.



Choose from over 700,000 free wallpapers from the Steam Workshop with new wallpapers being uploaded every day! Can't find a wallpaper that fits your mood? Let your imagination go wild by using the Wallpaper Engine Editor to create your own animated wallpapers from images, videos, websites or applications. A large selection of presets and effects allow you to animate your own images and share them on the Steam Workshop or to just use them for yourself.

Hello everyone, today we are happy to announce that we will soon be releasing a free Android version of Wallpaper Engine. On top of that, we are also releasing Wallpaper Engine 1.7 today which brings a new set of features including video-based textures and support for web wallpapers with video livestreams. Wallpaper Engine Android Companion App In the past few months, we have developed an Android app of Wallpaper Engine that offers support for dynamic scene and video wallpapers. The Wallpaper En...


Hello everyone, this is mainly a maintenance update which introduces a few minor improvements and mainly fixes a few issues that were reported to us after the previous Wallpaper Engine 1.6 release. You can find the full changelog here: Full changelog Additions / ChangesAdded Dota / Counter-Strike Collection highlight Improved normal map generator. Bug Fixes Added workaround for flickering wallpaper when native mouse input is disabled. Fixed playlist not skipping missing wallpapers. Fixed intro w...


Back on March 30th, I wrote about the entirety of Shrek being available to download via Steam for Wallpaper Engine. It was removed within twelve hours and I feel no remorse. But while moderators can remove files from the Steam Workshop, they can't remove them from your PC, and I've kept Shrek as my desktop wallpaper for nearly three months. Today, I'm removing it. Here is what I've learned. Read more


Hey everyone, Wallpaper Engine 1.6 adds a couple of cool features for users and wallpaper creators alike. Wallpaper Engine now allows you to use your wallpapers as screensavers, introduces real-time lighting and reflections on 2D images, comes with a brand new mini mode and allows you to set a wallpaper that plays only once as an intro wallpaper when you start your computer. Real-time Lighting and Reflections Wallpaper Engine 1.6 introduces real-time lighting and reflections to 2D scene wallpape...


Wallpaper Engine is one of the most popular utilities available via Steam. It's a tool that lets you run animated or interactive desktop wallpapers, and download those made by the community from the Steam Workshop. I bought it at the weekend because I was bored. One of the first community-made wallpapers I found? Shrek, the movie, in its entirety. Read more






  • 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 resolutions: 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


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