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Wallpaper Engine for Plasma

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Ricing Animated Wallpapers Kde Plasma Themes Linux
DarkXero
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DarkXero
I create content about Linux & FOSS software. You’ll find me rocking ArchLinux with KDE Plasma, probably helping somebody with a question. 😎
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Intro
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I have always wanted to use cool animated wallpapers on Linux. Found many free ways, but nothing rivaled the awesome features of Wallpaper Engine found on steam for the low price of $5.. Only problem was that it only ran on Windows, nothing else. But someone awesome took it upon him/herself to port it over to Linux.

Below is a video on how to get it running on KDE Plasma via that plugin… Just note that, as it’s mentioned in the video, not all animated wallpapers will work, test it and see. Oh and any Audio Spectrum ones that are supposed to react to music will absolutely not work as it has no way to hook to players. Besides that it should work.

Installation
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I recommend that you grab it from the AUR if you don’t want to have any headaches, but I will also include a link to their Github as well if you prefer building it from source, choice is yours as usual.

paru -S plasma6-wallpapers-wallpaper-engine-git

Build from Source :

catsout/wallpaper-engine-kde-plugin

A kde wallpaper plugin integrating wallpaper engine

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Wayland ?
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Well I do not and cannot use Wayland due to my aging GPU. But if you do use it, then there’s another tool based on Wallpaper Engine for it. Try it out..

paru -S waywe