DesktopEffects for XP
have an animated desktop, like with Dreamscene
Dreamscene is no longer for the Vista Ultimate users: with DesktopEffects, you can now run an animated desktop even on XP. Desktop Effects deliveres animated desktops on Vista (all versions) and on Windows XP that are rendered by the video-card giving smooth animations.
Video showcasing some effects
Furthermore, DesktopEffects can be extended by extra Effects, which are simple COM objects.
+ Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
+ DirectX9 November Update http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
Windows XP support, while tested thorougly is still being worked upon: this means that it is possible that the desktop might be rendered wrongly. A simple, but descriptive bug-report will help resolve those issues.
(this version will expire on 14 February 2008)