Stargate Wallpapers

Last updated: Nov. 20, 2005, 9:56 p.m.

A few questions you might ask:

How did you draw the Stargate?

I used an open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) package called QCAD, sadly since I drew this the software availability has changed, there is still a community edition available from the RibbonSoft website, however this is a source distribution suited to confident Linux users.

Are the glyphs all correct?

Well, they're mainly authentic, I recognised a good few of them as I drew them from a picture I found. I'm not sure which gate it is though, if any. Glyph one is the "Tau'ri" symbol found on the Egyptian gate, which would suggest that it's that one but I don't know about the order of the other glyphs.

Do you know how to dial Earth?

As it happens, yes you need to dial "Auriga, Cetus, Centaurus, Cancer, Scutum, Eridanus" and then the present planet's home glyph. Now, knowing that isn't as odd as it might seem, a couple of years ago now there were a whole load of Stargate websites that had JavaScript DHDs instead of links pages, and you could "dial" out to another page. At the centre of this network was the mighty Web Stargate (now sadly off-line) which had the same dialling address as Earth and had a "Dialling Computer" instead of a DHD that you could use to dial any of the sites in the data base. Navigating the net in this manner was really quite fun, and many people were greatly disappointed by the fall of Web Stargate, Dial Home Device and the rest of that noble band.

The Wallpaper

Plain old gate

An image of the full ring of a Stargate

Black and white image of the Stargate, basically that's what I drew to start off with, then made a feature of a part of it for the other wallpapers.

Black and White detail of the second Chevron

A portion of the Stargate in white on a black background.

Black and white negative image of the second chevron. It looks a bit cooler than the first chevron because the ring cuts through at a jaunty angle!


A portion of the Stargate ring rendered in a stylised blue print fashion.

The same image as before but in a "blueprint" style for those of you who like a colourful desktop.

Note: Stargate is © MGM Studios

AttachmentLast UpdateSize
Whole gate 800x600Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.221.1 KB
Whole gate 1024x768Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.71.0 KB
Whole gate 1280x1024Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.68.5 KB
Black and white detail 800x600Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.181.7 KB
Black and white detail 1024x768Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.63.8 KB
Black and white detail 1280x1024Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.318.1 KB
Blueprint detail 800x600Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.139.7 KB
Blueprint detail 1024x768Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.56.3 KB
Blueprint detail 1280x1024Oct. 29, 2014, 9:59 p.m.259.1 KB


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