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Mass Effect Colonist Rainmeter Skin by RickF7666 Mass Effect Colonist Rainmeter Skin by RickF7666
This is my modified version of UrulokiBurning Mass Effect Rainmeter skin [link] although obviously green. My nephew liked my Mass Effect skin, but wanted it green. He also suggested suggested giving it the name "Colonist" as apposed to just "green".

His is very cool, but there were a few things I wanted to change, and one change led to another and three weeks later I've taught myself how to make Rainmeter skins, well as a beginner I suppose.

While his and mine do look very similar there are a lot of code changes. I also changed a lot of the graphics files, I even went back to the Mass Effect game and took a lot of screenshots of the interface to hopefully improve some of the elements. I guess you'll be the judge of that.

I have not included all of the pieces that come with his skin as I thought they were redundant or I consolidated them. The only skin I included but did not touch was the Media Player. I don't play music on my gaming PC, but maybe someone else would. All credit goes to UrulokiBurning for that one.

A few notes on what I added.

CPU Monitor: It should detect how many processor cores your PC has and display the correct number of gauges. Also it "should" detect if you have an Intel or AMD processor and display the correct icon to the left of the gauges. As I don't have an PC with an AMD processor I can't exactly test that.

Hard Drive Monitor: Is set to monitor drives C: and D:, although you can change that. Click on the icon for the drive and it will change which drives stats show up. I also created some icons to represent four common hard drive manufacturers and you can set a different one for each drive by clicking on the icon. It will cycle though the four possibilities.

I want to thank UrulokiBurning and anyone who's work went into his skins as well as the people on the Rainmeter forums for helping me with learning Rainmeter.

As this is my second try at a Rainmeter skin please let me know if something isn't working. As I did this with the latest release of Rainmeter, if you are having problems check to make sure you have the most recent buildl 2.1 [link]

By the way the tabs at the top of the screenshot are the skin I created for sTabLauncher [link]

For those who want the wallpaper here is the link [link]

You need SpeedFan, which is needed for the monitoring things like the temp of the CPU and Hard Drives. So here it is. [link]

Edit: I've uploaded a new version of the skin to correct the pathing problem that Qwaftzefoni74 pointing out.
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:iconmirkocrocop254:
mirkocrocop254 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
having trouble with the "title, album, artist" to show whats playing on the media player, and suggestions?
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Tom2121212 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014
How Do i get the Media Player to Work?
Ho and I'm Using "Windows Vista - Home Premium" and i have Winamp.
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Tom2121212 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
The weather part is EZ! Look at the Applications.ini just hit Settings it will pop up then look at:

;Weather

;To establish the city it is necessary:
;1. Go to website Foreca.com  Write your city name, after press to pass.
;2. Now when we on a page of your city copy the address completely.
;3.  Go to theme options, by means of button Launchers Settings.
;4.  And now insert the copied address in the field

EngCityURL=www.foreca.com/United_States/*… of your state*/
*Name of your City*

Save Done!


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:iconkacang01:
kacang01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Hello,
How to change the weather?
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:iconthecimarron7:
thecimarron7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
<font><font>COMO se cambia la ubicacion de la ciudad en el monitor de clima?no vivo en EEUU y seria bueno tener monitor de clima pero con mi ciudad de referencia;desde ya gracias por su respuesta

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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Sorry man I only read English.
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:iconsarawana:
sarawana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
how to download
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:iconnicosanzo:
NicoSanzo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
how to get the finished product of this skin? thx
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:iconxzero21:
xzero21 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thx Bro..
Like this....
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:iconcarvalhotessari:
carvalhotessari Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
<font><font>GOSTEI MESMO.... PENA QUE OS BOTÕES NÃO FUNCIONAM...</font></font>
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sorry but I have no idea what your saying as I only speak American which is only mostly similar to English.  Not to mention typing in all capital letters is seen as shouting so please take the caps lock off.  Thanks for your support.
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KolfridBattlescarr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I know a lot of people have been asking you questions so this might be annoying, but I have two problems that you or your settings hasn't addressed.
First, when I try to change the weather to my town, i go to settings, delete the oldsmar url, and put in: www.foreca.com/United_States/M…. But when I do that the weather widget just stays blank, nothing appears.
My second problem is I have no idea how to make news appear on the rss widget. It isn't really talked about, so could you please help me on that? Thanks!
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Well maybe by now you've figured this out on your own, but often when you change the url it can take several minutes for the information to propagate into the Rainmeter skin.  Unfortunately I can't give you any more advice than that as I haven't been using Rainmeter in over a year so it's all a bit fuzzy now.
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KolfridBattlescarr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
So I fixed the weather problem, but i'm still confused with the rss feed.
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:iconigor-the-mad:
Igor-the-Mad Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
So, since you can change the weather, can you help me with it? I'm stuck.
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:iconthecimarron7:
thecimarron7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
<font><font>como fue que cambiaste el clima?

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NaraTemariS2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Hello, great job. I loved it. i use the blue one in my notebook and it works perfectly.
However  I tried using this green one on my desktop but when I try to change the weather location, or even the buttons in the main menu it doesn't work. It's only appearing "*buttonlef1*" and so on. Can you please check if it's only me or something with the skin?

Thanks
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Are you certain you didn't overwrite something you shouldn't have?  Try reinstalling it.
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:iconnaratemaris2:
NaraTemariS2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Yes I am, I did the exact same thing I did with the blue skin.
That did not work either.
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Well I haven't tried my skins with the latest version of Rainmeter but they worked fine when I posted them.  So I'm at a loss as to why it is not working for you.  I created these three years ago and haven't done anything with Rainmeter since.  I might recommend comparing the code from the green and blue versions to see where they might be different.  They should be identical and only the graphic files changed.
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:iconnaratemaris2:
NaraTemariS2 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
I know, I read that in the other replies.
Okay, I thought as much. 
Thank you for your time.
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:iconbenny2eyes:
benny2eyes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Tip top mattie,,,Thanks
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Your welcome.
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:iconpheldaris:
Pheldaris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
where is this top bar...its not in either skins?
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I'm not certain how to type this without sounding sarcastic, but I did mention the top bar in the description and there is a link.  There is often useful information in the description for anything posted here on DeviantArt, not always but often.  My second option to answering your question would be to ignore it as I have been doing for questions that I have covered in the description, but as it is past 1am and I'm very tired my judgement might be impaired.
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:iconpheldaris:
Pheldaris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
nvm I see its for another program and that program installs adware toolbars if you want them or not
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reyonylf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
deviantART Thank you so much Sir Rick :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjsollera:
jsollera Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
hi im new in Deviant please help me how do i download the skin i realy lik it plese help

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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Click on the link that says "Download File".
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:iconchopperrino:
chopperrino Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Hey The best part is missing, The top bar!!
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
If you read the description it has a link to the sTabLauncher skin I created to go with both of my Mass Effect Rainmeter skins.
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:iconchopperrino:
chopperrino Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Oh never mind, I gotta read descriptions :s
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Dilkington4 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Both of your Mass Effect skins are really great!
The only problem I am having is with the Hard Drive Monitor. I want to change it to monitor the F drive instead of D. My D drive is my disk drive and changing the letter and path of the drives will cause too many issues with other programs.
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
All the monitor information is provided to Rainmeter by SpeedFan. SpeedFan doesn't use drive letters to identify the drive, it uses a number. So take a look at SpeedFan to try to determine what number you have to use.
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:iconmarkorix:
Markorix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Wow, It is just amazing. Great work! I will try this and see how it looks
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks and please read the instructions. Changing things to your local settings can be confusing if you don't read the instructions.
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TelonPryde Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
on the cpu and drive window, it will not show any info, i downloaded the speedfan and it still doesnt work, what do i do?
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CarlosJCosta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
nice!!!
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:iconstarshipdriver:
starshipdriver Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
one question, how do I get the bottom bar to work? it shows nothing, and I request instructions:)
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Do you mean the clock or the Windows task bar?
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:iconstarshipdriver:
starshipdriver Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
yep and I got that portion working:)
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lutfirdcool Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
how can i change the directory on the applications.txt from RickF766 to my user 'Hamzam'? Appreciate it if i can receive a response as soon as possible
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
If the directions in the applications.txt file were not sufficient then I'm not certain what I could tell you that would help.
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I will no longer be answering any questions about how to change anything about this skin as they have all been covered multiple times in both the description and previous posts. This skin is presented in an "as is" condition. Thank you.
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heliocentric68 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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Vaelant Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I'm having some difficulty getting the weather skin to work, I've checked the comments prior on the version you did before the green one and on UrulokiBurnings posts. But I just simply cant get it to work this way, I'm used to the weather location code way. Any help?
Besides that It's great
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:iconrickf7666:
RickF7666 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Unfortunately, there is no way I can tell what may have gone wrong from your post. One possibility is that you have refreshed a few to many times in to short of a time and the web site has locked you out. Another possibility is that you don't have the correct url in the Applications.txt file. When you first installed it did it give you the weather for Oldsmar, FL? If yes, then it was working before you tried to change it. If not then maybe the install didn't work correctly and you might want to try installing it again.

As you can see there are a lot of things that could go wrong and simply saying that it doesn't work doesn't clue me into what might not be working. I hope this has helped and good luck.
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Vaelant Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I didnt have the oldsmar weather when I installed, I'll try a reinstall for that
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Vaelant Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Only after also installing your blue version did i get the weather to run on the green one, however i'm still having difficulty locating the variable to changes oldsmar to London, UK
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ultimatebuster Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
wow.. nice work

do you know how to change the radar section to show IDM download progress ( % of download, time left, etc)

or to show my modem status (signal strength, hspa/ev do, etc)

or maybe to show some status from a website. (i'm using mifi modem zte ac30 so i do not connect the modem to my laptop. i have to access a certain website using the wifi to connect the modem)
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