wallpaper in system 6/7

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  1. apple tech geek macrumors member

    apple tech geek

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    i know in a clean install from system 6/7 you can only do patterns but doesnt anyone have a program/hack that i could do to show images at the desktop?
    i own a macintosh se and i like to see for example a apple logo with my name or something like that
    thx for help
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    It depends on how old your machine is, what CPU and which system.

    Whilst I can't direct you to WHERE you can get them, here are some names for starters:

    from:
    http://www.umich.edu/~archive/mac/misc/documentation/compsysmacmiscfaq2.30.txt

    "HOW DO I USE A PICTURE FOR MY DESKTOP? (6.4)
    ---------------------------------------------

    If you have a Macintosh with Color QuickDraw in ROM (Mac II
    and later machines) get the init DeskPict

    ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/DeskPict.sit.bin

    A slightly improved and less buggy version called FunPictures
    is part of the payware Now Fun. Users of compact Macs (Plus's,
    SE's, and Classics) can pick up BackDrop instead.

    ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/BackDrop.sit.bin

    All of these will replace the normal Macintosh desktop pattern with
    a picture of your choosing saved in startup screen format. (See the
    previous question.) Before saving your picture in startup screen
    format be sure to convert it to the default application palette,
    or your Mac may display color combinations distorted enough to
    induce flashbacks to that Grateful Dead concert in 1976."​

    Then there is Decor, which requires at least a 68030 CPU on 7.1 (via: http://lowendmac.com/macdan/010326ek.html or http://main.system7today.com/software/decor/decor.html )

    By the time you get to 7.5.x and 68040 or PPC, your choices become much more varied and better.

    Bare in mind that if your using a compact non-color mac, the bit-depth will make images look pretty poor.

    I should also mention I've NEVER used any of these, so good luck!
     

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