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Welcome to PatternMania 2!

It is time for edition number two of unusual desktop pattern resources. The first edition was received very well indeed. Hopefully this one will do equally well. But calling these designs 'patterns' is a little misleading; simulations is more appropriate in most cases. Often, it is the concept that 'makes' a design. For example, the 'LegalPad' design is not very elaborate when it comes to the actual design, but it is the illusion of a legal pad that makes it amusing.

Another important aspect of desktop design is the 'red eye syndrome.' This is the problem you get from staring at a too colorful and/or mesmerizing desktop background for a whole day. Moderation is the key here. Tone it down and keep it simple and your eyes will thank you for it. But on the other hand, sometimes you just want to go crazy and forget about functionality. I always include one or two of those, just to get it out of my system. 

Now to the patterns:  Tonight's offering consists of sixteen desktop patterns; numbers 13-24. All the patterns included are designed for use with, at least, 8-bit color boards (256 color mode), but some patterns will work in 4-bit, and one or two even in 1-bit. Here follows a brief description of the designed patterns, followed by detailed installation instructions for those who feel they need it.