Stardock has released DeskScapes 1.01, a free program that extends the Windows Vista Ultimate Extra, Windows DreamScenes to support dynamic and triggered animated wallpaper content.
While Windows Vista DreamScene supports playing .MPEG and .WMV files as animated wallpapers, Stardock developed DeskScapes to extend this capability to support the .DREAM format (Dreams) which was explicitly designed for animated wallpapers.
Dreams come in three types â€“ Video (MPEG or WMV encapsulated in a .DREAM file), Triggered (video that changes based on a condition such as time of day, weather conditions, or other), or Dynamic (real-time 3D generated).
Like Windows DreamScene, DeskScapes requires Windows Vista Ultimate edition to be used. DeskScapes 1.01 includes both dynamic and video Dreams in with the download.
Stardock also supplies a free tool for creating .Dream files called DreamMaker.