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Old Nov 4, 2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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OS9 wallpaper?

To go along with my shapeshifter OS9 theme, I'm looking for the original OS9 wallpaper backgrounds. Anyone have em?

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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To go along with my shapeshifter OS9 theme, I'm looking for the original OS9 wallpaper backgrounds. Anyone have em?

TIA!
Quantum foam is one from OS 9, http://www.geocities.com/robertoalam...antum_foam.gif
However it's only 800x600
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 04:40 AM   #3
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Do you want the pictures and the tiled images or just the desktop pictures?

If it's the latter, I've upped them here:

http://whitem.ath.cx/tmp/os9_desktops.zip

If it's the former, I'm going to have to try to scrape my brain remembering where they're located (I'd rather not have to make pictClippings of all the desktop patterns. )

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Old Nov 7, 2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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Maybe I've got it wrong. I meant the desktop background of the smiling icon. Like the finder dock icon. Remember those? are those OS8?
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 05:12 PM   #5
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Well there are two things that you could be referring to (see attachments). As I said before what I zipped up were the default desktop pictures. OS 9 also had an extensive library of tiled images, of which I have not grabbed due to laziness. Don't want to drag and drop into pictClippings. I can't for the life of me find where the scrapbook file of these things is -- I haven't yet checked the "Additional Desktop Patterns" on the system CD, but... oh well.

The first is a desktop picture that I included in the zip, the second is a tiled image that I did *not* include in the zip as it was a desktop pattern.

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Old Nov 7, 2006, 08:17 PM   #6
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Do you want the pictures and the tiled images or just the desktop pictures?

If it's the latter, I've upped them here:

http://whitem.ath.cx/tmp/os9_desktops.zip

If it's the former, I'm going to have to try to scrape my brain remembering where they're located (I'd rather not have to make pictClippings of all the desktop patterns. )

Thanks for the link Lixivial, some cool Mac OS 9 desktops.
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Thanks! I actually wanted the purple'ish one, but the light colored one will do for now. If you can somehow get a hold of the purple'ish one, please let me know!
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Old Nov 9, 2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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I included both in my previous post -- both were pulled straight from Mac OS 9 with no modification whatsoever. The purple one is not a desktop wallpaper -- it is an image that is used with the "Tile" option when setting a desktop. In other words, it's an image that's repeated over the entire span of the desktop. See this as an example (random Google image search):

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philos...s/mac_os_9.jpg

EDIT: You're welcome, dmw007; I still use the light blue OS 9 desktop from time to time. Apple did a pretty good job with the OS 9 desktop pictures, in my opinion.
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I included both in my previous post -- both were pulled straight from Mac OS 9 with no modification whatsoever. The purple one is not a desktop wallpaper -- it is an image that is used with the "Tile" option when setting a desktop. In other words, it's an image that's repeated over the entire span of the desktop. See this as an example (random Google image search):

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philos...s/mac_os_9.jpg

EDIT: You're welcome, dmw007; I still use the light blue OS 9 desktop from time to time. Apple did a pretty good job with the OS 9 desktop pictures, in my opinion.
Lixivial, Thanks so much! Exactly what I was looking for!
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Small resolution is small!

I loved those desktops.
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Mac Wallpaper

I have been searching 4 ever to find the old mac wallpaper that was a picture of many blue and white colored glass bottles...it was my favorite and now i can't find it...

any ideas?

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os 9 desktop pictures

please find all os9 desktop pictures from install cd here....

http://rapidshare.com/files/16190101...p_Pictures.zip
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You could always type into like yahoo images or Google images you might find what you want there
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