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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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kacang01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  New member
How to change the weather?
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

RickF7666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Sorry man I only read English.
sarawana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
how to download
NicoSanzo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
how to get the finished product of this skin? thx
xzero21 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thx Bro..
Like this....
carvalhotessari Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
<font><font>GOSTEI MESMO.... PENA QUE OS BOTÕES NÃO FUNCIONAM...</font></font>
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.
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:…. 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!
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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