4 best virtual fireplace software and apps for a perfect wallpaper

By: Matthew Adams
4 minute read

The glow and warmth of a fireplace is somewhat enchanting. However, what if you don’t have a real fireplace with logs and coal to light a fire with? Well, the next best thing is to add one to your PC desktop! There are a few software and apps that add animated fireplace wallpapers and screensavers to Windows which regenerate the natural radiance of a real fire on the desktop. This is some of the software you can add virtual fireplace wallpapers and screensavers to Windows with.

Add Virtual Fireplace Wallpaper to the Windows Desktop

First, you can add some animated fireplace wallpaper to the desktop from this web page. The animated wallpaper there is retailing at about $7.95 per background. You can press Download under the Fireplace wallpaper to save a demo of the portable software to Windows. It adds an animated fireplace wallpaper to your desktop for about five minutes when you click fireplace_demo.

The demo time period isn’t especially generous, but it’s still quality desktop wallpaper. You can click an Animated Wallpaper icon in the system tray and select Settings to open further configuration settings shown directly below. There you can select an Auto run on Windows start-up option. Click the Icons tab and deselect the Show desktop icons check box to remove icons.

Wall of Fire is an alternative wallpaper for the desktop you can purchase from exactly the same animated wallpapers site. It has the same configuration settings as Fireplace, but the animated wallpaper adds a golden glow of fire across the desktop as shown directly below. OK, it’s not exactly a fireplace; but it’s pretty similar.

Virtual Fireplace Screensavers

Alternatively, you can add virtual fireplace screensavers to Windows. Geliosoft has two programs with which you can can add customizable virtual fireplace screensavers to the desktop. Both packages are retailing at $9.85, and you can try demos for each.

  • Press the Click Here button on this page to save 3D Realistic Fireplace Screen Saver‘s installer to Windows.
  • Open the 3D Realistic Fireplace Screen Saver installer to add the software to Windows and open its window in the snapshot below.

  • This window shows you a preview of the screensaver and includes numerous customization options for it. Under Fireplace options you can customize the fireplace style, logs and material by selecting pertinent settings from the drop-down menus.
  • In addition, you can select a Near View check box that removes the bricks from the fireplace as below.

  • The screensaver’s customization window includes three bars on the right with which you can configure the width, decay and burning rate of the flames. For example, dragging the Burning Rate bar further to the right effectively speeds up the flames and dragging it left slows them down.
  • Press the Advanced button to open the window below that includes further options.

  • There you can configure the screensaver’s graphical settings. By default, the screensaver matches your desktop resolution; but you can deselect the Desktop Resolution option to configure color depth and screen size options.
  • The Advanced Settings window also includes a couple of audio options. You can switch the snap and crackle effects off by selecting the pertinent check boxes.
  • You can add a clock to the screensaver by clicking the Mode drop-down menu. Then select 24 or 12-Hour options from there to add a clock to the virtual fireplace.
  • Click the Preview button to open a full preview of the screensaver. Then click the Default Screen saver button to apply the virtual fireplace as your screensaver.

Christmas Fireplace Screen Saver is an alternative customizable screensaver for Windows that has an Xmas theme with a wreath and snowman stockings hung around the fireplace. So this is a great screensaver to add some Xmas decor to Windows when the holiday season comes around. Press the orange Click Here button on this web page to download the program’s demo. Then run through the installer to add the software to Windows and open its window below.

The customization options on that window are much the same as those for the 3D Realistic Fireplace Screen Saver. There you can drag the bars left and right to adjust the flame width, decay and burning rate. Click the Flame Color drop-down menu to select orange, red or yellow fire colors. Then, when you’re done configuring the screensaver, press Default Screen saver to add it to Windows.

Virtual Fireplace Apps for Windows

There are also a few virtual fireplace apps freely available for Windows 10 and 8. Firstly, you can add Burning Fireplace to Windows 10 or 8.1 by pressing the Get the app button on this page. That app regenerates a realistic fireplace with crackling sound effects in Windows.

Alternatively, check out the Virtual Fireplace app for Windows 10, Win 10 Mobile and 8.1. The fire opens full-screen like a screensaver, but you can switch it to window mode by moving the cursor to the top right corner and pressing the arrow button. This app includes nine full-screen fireplaces to select from, which also have classical music accompaniments. Users can select log burning effects and adjust the fire-burning speed. Note that only one of the app’s nine fireplaces is freely available with in-app purchases required for the others.

So now you can add enchanting virtual fireplaces to Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 with 3D Realistic Fireplace, Fireplace wallpaper, Virtual Fireplace, Christmas Fireplace Screen Saver and Burning Fireplace. They’re great Windows software and apps to customize the desktop with during Xmas.

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