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.
Ho and I'm Using "Windows Vista - Home Premium" and i have Winamp.
;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*
How to change the weather?
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!
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.
Besides that It's great
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.
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)