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rePaper - A window to the the outside world

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Try to imagine your desktop as a window, as it rains outside you see water droplets dripping it snows you see it get frosted.. as sun rises & sets scenery changes realtime.

Thats the idea behind this software; What started out as a simple idea, after many months of work I present to you rePaper.

When running fullscreen applications or games rePaper will go to sleep (~0% cpu & gpu usage); no performance cost.

Check out my other Project Lively for a general purpose wallpaper system.


I'm not working on this project anymore. For support please use my new & better wallpaper software "Lively" instead:

Latest version: v0.5.3 (Windows 10, 8.1, 7)

    (SHA-256: d8c2e051fe2885d7b48201a390b98fc2f8c8e6cfaa50e9256352cbfeb1c64a49)

Unzip the file, select Start.exe to get started. First run will be slow.

To update application, just delete the folder and extract the new zip.

Note: Certain antivirus software may detect some processes of this application as virus. So far AVG has been reported as flagging rePaper as IDP.ALEXA.51 ; this is a false positive, similar to the case of Attila, Rome II, Warhammer II etc. Source. rePaper is fully opensource, you are free to check the code.

Save files & settings are stored in \Saved Games\rePaper.


  • Video file as wallpaper support (Hardware Accelerated Playback optional)
  • Most of the processing is done via gpu shaders, low cpu usage.
  • Weather effect appearance is customisable:- raindrop size, speed, blur intensity etc.
  • Openweathermap API used to gather weather information. (most of these weather conditions are supported:
  • Real-time day/night cycle based on sunrise-sunset time.
  • rePaper will pause when running fullscreen application or games (~0% cpu & gpu usage; main execution thread is stopped, background thread used for monitoring).
  • rePaper will pause when application focus change (optional).
  • Application rule: Set specific rePaper sleep rules based on running application.
  • Ultrawide resolution support, multimonitor system support.
  • Toggle windows 10 Light/Darkmode automatically based on time (optional).
  • Automatically detect clock, text color based on wallpaper (picture wallpaper only).
  • Your areas weather might not always be exciting, all the weather effects are user selectable.
  • Customizable - adjustable performance settings (fps, blur quality) , custom UI color, different clock styles & more.
  • Appears behind desktop icons.
  • Brightness change based on time of day & weather - less bright when clowdy, raining.
  • Can be used alongside Rainmeter.
  • Additional 4 weather presets for user customisation, turn it into radioactive wasteland, extreme rain..etc
  • Runs at system startup (optional).



rePaper is licensed under GPL-3, individual license of used libraries is provided in the source directory.


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