Project: Complete Collection of Mac OS Wallpapers

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  1. Gamer9430, Mar 13, 2017
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    So this isn't exactly PowerPC related, but being that this involves PPCs and that this community usually is open to helping out with fun stuff like this, I figured I'd post this thread here.

    I've always thought that it would be awesome to have a complete collection of every desktop wallpaper included with every Mac OS version, ranging from the earliest version of System 7 with wallpaper support all the way through to macOS High Sierra, spanning in total 27 major OS releases and 27 years between the initial release of System 7 and High Sierra.

    So far I've put together Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and El Capitan into a folder using my Mac Pro. I can easily get Leopard and Tiger, but the other OSes will be difficult for me to get the wallpapers from. I know someone by the name of @bunnspecial has a multitude of beige boxes running various OSes, as well as a PMG4 running every version of OS X for PPC, so perhaps he can lend a hand with some of these ;)

    This is a wikipost, so feel free to edit it!

    Included:
    -Mac OS 7.6
    -Partial Mac OS 9
    -Mac OS X 10.0 Cheeta (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.1 Puma (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (5K Resolution)
    -Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (5K Resolution)
    -OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (5K Resolution)
    -OS X 10.9 Mavericks (5K Resolution)
    -OS X 10.10 Yosemite (5K Resolution)
    -OS X 10.11 El Capitan (5K Resolution)
    -macOS 10.12 Sierra (5K Resolution)
    -macOS 10.13 High Sierra (5K Resolution)
    -Various promotional wallpapers used by Apple over the years

    Versions of Mac OS still needed:

    -Mac OS 8
    -Mac OS 9

    Download Link for my folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6c8veze05y4dou8/AAABpBWhiGAtqKzOcvZozA9Ea?dl=0
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    The default wallpapers for Public Beta - 10.3 were included in every OS up to Lion unchanged. If you have a newer Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6.8 installation you should already have them (Public Beta - 10.1 is named "Classic Aqua Blue", 10.2's is "Jaguar Aqua Blue", 10.3 "Panther Aqua Blue").

    Same goes for the 10.10 wallpaper being included in 10.11 and 10.12.
     
  3. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So if thats the case, then all we really need is the wallpapers from System 7-OS 9
     
  4. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Someone is missing the server wallpapers!
     
  5. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    if you have them, share em!
     
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    I forget if all the "color matching" OS 9 wallpapers for iMacs/iBooks get installed in a standard install. I'll check afterwhile.
     
  7. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I do believe they are installed on other machines, they just aren't set as default.
     
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  10. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    What the heck? Don't even know why I'd have that in Google drive-it's a nasty inorganic chemistry paper :)

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8hpv5Ci0W-QcTJocGp4UDQybUE

    Now I must delete the previous link before I get in trouble from work for sharing journal articles :)
     
  11. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Removed from my quote
     
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    Thanks, although I also deleted the file on my google drive.
     
  13. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    I've uploaded the 10.5 and 10.6 default server wallpapers

    Plus theres are a few images that were used on the promo shots for the old cinema displays and powerbooks years ago.

    All here...
    http://n10248.info/mr/wallpapers
     
  14. Slix, Mar 13, 2017
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    This is awesome! My favorite has always been the UFO ones from Mac OS 9. Used to have those on my iMac G3 back when I was little. So, does that mean we only need System 7 and Mac OS 8 still? I can potentially get Mac OS 8 in a few weeks (at home, and heading out of town before then). Also, wait a second. I know there's some panther/jaguar print wallpapers in one of the older versions of OS X, that I don't see in the dropbox with the other Lion/Panther Aqua related ones.

    Is it possible (I haven't downloaded all of these yet) to get the entire compilation as one .zip file someplace to download? Or should I take on that task? :)
     
  15. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    folder has been updated with OS 9 and server wallpapers
    --- Post Merged, Mar 14, 2017 ---
    System 7.5.3 Desktop patterns added as well... only problem is that OS X can't figure out how to tile them instead of just displaying the one small square
     
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    Just make a huge resolution of the pattern?

    Like make a 2560x1440 with the background filing it up, I'll do it on my MBP
    --- Post Merged, Mar 14, 2017 ---
    So I tried it with one pattern and maybe I should've lowered the resolution but tell me what you think?
     

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    I see you need MacOS Sierra Backgrounds. well here's a link to backgrounds that come with sierra 10.12.3 :)

    https://mega.nz/#F!K8AShQzB!NPMr9luaqTvCeyDejSt6vA

    literally just dragged them out of /Volumes/(your MacOS sierra hard drive)/Library/Desktop Pictures
     
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    Here is the first Snow Leopard Desktop pic. It was on the first install dvd, Apple change it and in every new update change it to the newer one you have here. I think it was to PG-13 for apple, so it went Rated-G. Snow Leopard.jpg
     
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    Wow! I never realized there were two different versions. Thats actually really interesting. I guess Apple didn't approve of blood being on the mouth of a killer cat LOL... although, they should have left it. It would have showed Snow Leopard ripping apart Windows :p
    --- Post Merged, Apr 3, 2017 ---
    Updated with the new Unedited Snow Leopard wallpaper
     
  21. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Was this the default on the first DVD, or just an older version of the later SL wallpaper?
     
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  23. donzubeck macrumors newbie

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    Yes it was the default, not very long though. Apple removed it from all of the updates and from the app store OS as well.
    As far as I know it is only on the first install DVD. I think it was 10.6.1 or 10.6.2, and after they sold them all it was replaced with the cleaned up image.
     
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    I own the original install DVD, and this image was not the default (I've used it on my Intel iMac back when that Mac worked). However, my DVD was a part of the Mac Box Set so perhaps that had something to do with it? Yes, it's 10.6.0, not 10.6.3.
     
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    That must be it, I have the retail DVD 10.6.0. I pulled that image off of the DVD with Pacifist. When I went to get it from my MacBook it had been replaced again. I must have done an update it may have been the app store update. It could have been the combo update too. I think I applied that one awhile back also.
     
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