Jan 032011

Ok, so I admit it – I love the movie War Games. I recently built a new PC and on it went 3 x 23″ LCD screens running 1920×1080. My girlfriend noted that it looks like ‘the computer from that movie‘. I knew she was talking about. She was talking about the WOPR – which became the name for this new machine. She has now inherited the Mac Pro known as Enigma.

I hunted around for a bit and couldn’t find a suitable background to use for this and came up empty. So I created my own. It’s attached for anyone else that would like to use it.

It’s native at 1920×1080 resolution and should hopefully bring back a few memories 🙂

For those of you lucky enough to have 3 x widescreens – here is the whole thing stitched together…

  6 Responses to “WOPR desktop wallpaper”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to make these. They look great.

  2. I really appreciate you making such high quality WarGames desktops, but now I can’t decide which one I want. I guess I will have to rotate all three. THANKS!

  3. These are awesome!
    thanks for doing them. I would have tried the screen at the end, the one that says “The only winning move is not to play”, with all the commands and stuff. it would be very cool.

  4. Hi,

    awesome! Great looking. I just noticed a small glitch: On the map Germany is shown in the borders after 1989 (after German unition of West and East Germany). The movie played in the 80’s (well, it was done in the 80’s IIRC) and at that time Germany was spit in half…

    Nevertheless, great work! I love the movie. Anyone who’s interested, I’d recommend having a look at the computer game Defcon (Everybody dies). They also have a mod to make the game look exactly like W.O.P.R.

    Thanks again

  5. Hi, thanks for your wallpaper Steve. Worked a treat for my control panel.


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