Wallpaper Engine
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Wallpaper Engine is the ultimate software to add live wallpapers to your computer! From videos to real time graphics and interactive or audio responsive wallpapers, Wallpaper Engine brings your desktop alive while taking care to not reduce the performance of games or maximized applications.
The Steam Workshop provides a continuously growing wallpaper library of several 100.000s of free wallpapers. Create your own wallpapers and share them with other Steam users or use them on your own computer.
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Multi-Monitor Support
2D, 3D, Videos, Websites and Unity Applications
Playlists / Slideshows
Application Hotkeys
Full Steam Community Integration
Support for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10


Quality and Performance Options
Automatic Pausing / Stopping
Custom Application Playback Rules
Detects Fullscreen / Maximized Applications
Can Pause when Laptop is on Battery

Supported Formats

Video (Workshop): MP4
Video (Local): MP4, WEBM, WMV, AVI, MKV, MV4, MOV


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Get Wallpaper Engine:

Buy it on Steam:

Buy it on Humble Bundle:

Buy it on Green Man Gaming:

Frequent Questions Before Buying

Does Wallpaper Engine affect game performance?

Wallpaper Engine is optimized for performance by design and allows you to customize its performance impact. Most wallpapers will not have any noticeable effect on most computers, however the performance depends on how complex the specific wallpapers is.

You can configure Wallpaper Engine to pause or completely disable the wallpapers while playing games (or all fullscreen / borderless-fullscreen applications in general). All performance settings can be found in the "Performance" tab in the Wallpaper Engine settings.

Do wallpapers cost money?

All wallpapers in Wallpaper Engine are free and there are no hidden costs. The reason why we use phrases like "subscribe to a wallpaper" is because all wallpapers are free Steam Workshop subscriptions.

This means that Steam will remember all wallpapers you are interested in and re-download them automatically if you re-install Wallpaper Engine.

Is Steam required to run Wallpaper Engine?

No. Steam is only required to download new wallpapers, upload wallpapers and to install updates but all core functionalities of Wallpaper Engine work without Steam running in the background.

Can I install it on multiple computers?

Yes, we don't mind if you run it on multiple computers. Keep in mind that Steam will always sync all wallpapers across all computers unless you rely on local backups only.

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