Old Fashioned Tiled Wallpaper

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grimlok
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Hey all,

Does anyone know where to get cool old tiled GNU/Linux desktop wallpaper such is shown in the image attached?

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Um, copy it out of the screenshot? There seems to be enough in order to re-create it.

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I tried, there isn't.

Thanks though!

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Not even if you stitch it together from different areas of the screenshot that have different areas of the pattern uncovered?

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This is what I have so far. I may have to make it up from there.

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Hi grimlok, try this website -> http://www.designfreebies.org/free-vectors/500-free-funky-retro-backgrounds-and-patterns/

If you like the pattern you posted in particular, I think it can be done with GIMP, it may be more difficult than it seems though.

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Yeah, I am trying to fill in the blanks on it to see if I can finish it from what I have. Thanks for your suggestion!

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Yeah, I am trying to fill in the blanks on it to see if I can finish it from
what I have. Thanks for your suggestion!

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A little more progres...

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Hi grimlok, try this website ->
http://www.designfreebies.org/free-vectors/500-free-funky-retro-backgrounds-and-patterns/

If you like the pattern you posted in particular, I think it can be done with
GIMP, it may be more difficult than it seems though.

grimlok
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A little more progres...

grimlok
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This is what I have so far. I may have to make it up from there.

jxself
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Not even if you stitch it together from different areas of the screenshot
that have different areas of the pattern uncovered?

grimlok
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I tried, there isn't.

Thanks though!

lembas
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Familiar with these? (the story too is pretty amusing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_%28desktop_backgrounds%29

grimlok
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Wow,

That's really cool! I put them all in my wallpaper folder :-D. Talk about retro.

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Grimlock Thanks!For making me discover FVWM
http://www.fvwm.org/

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Grimlock Thanks!For making me discover FVWM
http://www.fvwm.org/

JadedCtrl
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Thanks for bringing this up!
I think I've finally found some great wallpapers. ^_^

grimlok
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Wow,

That's really cool! I put them all in my wallpaper folder :-D. Talk about
retro.

grimlok

JadedCtrl
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Thanks for bringing this up!
I think I've finally found some great wallpapers. ^_^

jbar
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Some of these patterns are good for using as wallpaper
http://subtlepatterns.com/

hack and hack
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Love these, I probably will still able to read my Conky without any trouble (transparent background on the Conky).

quantumgravity
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I'm amazed how much the sense for beauty can differ among humans...

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Here is the final product! Enjoy!

awesome_bg.png
SuperTramp83

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very good +1

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very good +1

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Here's a screenshot of the finished product on my desktop...

xfce-daBorg.png
JadedCtrl
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Nice and retro, grimlok. +1 =w=

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Nice and retro, grimlok. +1 =w=

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Bravo...! nice work "" \°v°/"" +

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as retro as it gets!

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Thanks for all the positive feedback! If you like retro backgrounds here are a couple other cool links I found:

http://xwinman.org/textures/
http://xwinman.org/tiles/

The zip files for both sets can be found on this page: http://xwinman.org/icons.php

enjoy!
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So talented! +324325464224642624

hahahaha

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Here is a transparent one so that you can use the desktop gradient, or any solid color for background color of the graphic!

da-Borg-transparent.png
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An example of the effect it gives:

Screenshot - 01172016 - 01:47:06 PM.png
Mangy Dog

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Very Nice indeed! Now we have something really quite
original.

Thanks for sharing grimlok +100A1

SuperTramp83

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associated quake 2 with this one.. X_x +1

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Very Nice indeed! Now we have something really quite
original.

Thanks for sharing grimlok +100A1

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associated quake 2 with this one.. X_x +1

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Feels like retro gaming, really nice pixel art stuff.
It looks even to me better when not zoomed in, the lines, the shadows look deeper.

grimlok
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An example of the effect it gives:

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Does GIMP have a nifty image wrapping tool like Photoshop does?

grimlok
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What is image wrapping?

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Yes. It's called Make Seamless.
It's in Filters --> Map --> Make Seamless.

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What is image wrapping?

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Yes. It's called Make Seamless.
It's in Filters --> Map --> Make Seamless.

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Um, copy it out of the screenshot? There seems to be enough in order to
re-create it.

lembas
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Familiar with these? (the story too is pretty amusing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_%28desktop_backgrounds%29

jbar
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Some of these patterns are good for using as wallpaper
http://subtlepatterns.com/

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I'm amazed how much the sense for beauty can differ among humans...