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Mass Effect Rainmeter Skin by RickF7666 Mass Effect Rainmeter Skin by RickF7666
This is my modified version of UrulokiBurning Mass Effect Rainmeter skin fav.me/d4d3wtm

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 first 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 rainmeter.net/cms/

By the way the tabs at the top of the screenshot are the skin I created for sTabLauncher fav.me/d4fjfa0

For those who want the wallpaper here is the link kaff33nd.deviantart.com/art/Al…
Thanks Qwaftzefoni74 for finding it.

Edit: I just uploaded a newer rmskin file because I've tested the skin on my nephew's PC which is an AMD quad-core and cores 2-4 didn't show up. So I fixed it. So those of you with AMD processors it should work now.

I also forgot to put the link for the program SpeedFan, which is needed for the monitoring things like the temp of the CPU and Hard Drives. So here it is. www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Edit 2: There was an error in the Rainmeter.cfg file that would give you and error that "Starup" doesn't exist. It was suppose to be "Startup". Thanks DustyBoyT for bringing this to my attention.

Edit 3: Lately I've started getting more requests to post tutorials on how to use/edit Rainmeter skins or Windows syntax. While I do want to be helpful I have no interest in writing tutorials on either Rainmeter or Windows. Both of these products have excellent tutorial resources on their respective web sites.

When I decided to create this skin I had zero knowledge about Rainmeter, but I had an interest and it took several weeks to put this together. I am very gratified that so many people enjoy this skin. This is, by a rather large margin, the most successful thing I've ever posted here on Deviant Art. If you like it, great, if you want to change it in any way, be my guest, but sorry I am not going to be writing any tutorials on how to do that.

As I didn't think I needed to spell it out specifically, but people keep asking the same questions, a lot of the things you can change about the skin, the Weather, paths for the buttons and several other things, are changed by pressing the "SETTINGS" button on the lower right of the button wheel.
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Kibateo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017
Hey sorry to bother but i'm trying to figure out how to get the Media player to work, unfortunately the link in the applications page seems to be out dated and I can't figure out how to use it. Any help would be much appreciated.
Specifically the player doesn't seem to work unless AIMP3 is already open, also it doesn't display details like song name, album etc.
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
As I stated in the description the media player was the one part of this that I had nothing to do with.
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Kibateo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
My apologies, I must have missed it. Still love it though.
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SaitoMaks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
That cool!)
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TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Nice!
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Thanks.  I posted this six years ago and now just today a lot of people have suddenly started Favoriting it.  Did something happen that is drawing people to it?
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draco100000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Someone posted in reddit Mass effect Andromeda thread and everyone liked it so a lot of people like me want it so hard :D
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TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student General Artist
I don't know. I just saw it in browse. Also, I must say, the inclusion of a Networx feature on the rainmeter skin was a nice touch! :D
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redwolff64434 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
How do you change the weather location. 

Also, how do you get your CPU Temp to show up?
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oldsmar???  The location shown is about 5 minutes from me lol!  :thumbsup:
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Your profile says your in St. Pete.  That's a bit more than 5 minutes.

You've got a lot of cool stuff in your Gallery.
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So you check on people?  Wtf?  That's old info anyway, I haven't updated it in many years, I'm actually in Clearwater near Safety Harbor.
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Well you said you were close and I wondered how close.  Profiles aren't hard to check.  :) (Smile)

I used to live in Clearwater too, oh about eight years ago.  So that means your just off of McMullen Booth?  So yeah real close.

Have you ever done covers for SciFi novels?
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auron2112 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2016
Hey! This skin is AMAZING, thank you. 
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oldcrow10 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Nice job with this theme, but where is the top launch bar? It is not in this theme pack.
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2020Awesome Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Hey can I have help to get my location to the weather info, currently it says Oldsmar, Florida and I'm not sure how to change it to my location to League City, Texas
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mundongo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
awesome piece
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ebinmake Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
This skin is really awesome, but I have a problem with the weather. On top of the weather text (clear, cloudy etc.) I can see ... dots floating above it and the current temperature is missing the number, it only shows the postfix °F (or °C, as I use Celsius). gyazo.com/9112149b7c6d20e973af…
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ebinmake Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Nevermind, fixed it myself by modifying MeasureTF, MeterTF and MeterFO.
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Sou1Shatter Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Could you please elaborate?
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ebinmake Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2016
The website where the weather information is from (Foreca) has different coding in different countries for whatever reason, which makes the temperature not appear to some. Personally, I had to edit the RegExp line from the .ini file (right click and "Edit skin") to look like this: i.imgur.com/St0BAvT.png

I also have to change the 'cold' part to 'warm' depending if it's a positive or a negative temperature. It's annoying, but it's easy to edit.

For MeterTF and MeterFO, I messed with the x/y positions of the text a bit and changed the ClipString value to 0: i.imgur.com/HgGK9za.png

I can't say for sure that these'll fix the problem, but I hope they help.
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KeyroTono Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Ok, so I understand a little bit about coding and managed to make a few tweaks (Temperature for the CPU and 1st hard drive are switched, as well as GPU and the 2nd drive). One thing I cannot figure out is why the weather display is extracting info for London when in the "SETTINGS" button, the line reads 

EngCityURL=www.foreca.com/United_States/O…

Removing this line makes the weather display blank so that tells me there isn't another line. ctrl+F London can't find any matches in either the SETTINGS code nor the WEATHER code. Whats really odd is that the weather display says "Toledo, Ohio" but all the weather data is incorrect for Toledo, and is in fact the weather data for London. 

Any idea how to fix this?
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Is what is showing on the web site the same as what is showing in the skin?

I plugged in Ohio/Toledo and the same numbers showed up on my skin as what the web site shows.

Also how can you tell that the data showing is London's?
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KeyroTono Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2016
No, the data on the skin does not match the data from the website for Toledo. On the left side panel of the website, London was listed as "Last Visited." I click it and the weather data for London matched what was on the skin.

When I click the city name in the skin's weather display, it takes me to Toledo's weather page. I just don't understand why the numbers are all wrong. I'm completely stumped...

Edit: Ok, I've narrowed down the issue. Originally, the data was being displayed as Celsius but read as Fahrenheit. An example would be "Feels Like: +19 degrees F." The Celsius data is the correct data for Toledo. I made a slight edit in the code for the wURL1

wURL=#EngCityURL#?tenday
wURL1=#EngCityURL#?quick_units=us

The added "quick_units=us" was a copy paste from the site. I think when the skin tries to extract the data, there's an error so the website defaults to London. In fact, now that I'm looking at the actual error, its because of the equals sign in "units=us"
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
I really can't say what the problem is as I put in Ohio/Toledo into my skin and it came out fine.  Try deleting the skin and redownloading it.
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KeyroTono Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
I tried a fresh install but no luck. I asked a buddy of mine who graduated as a programmer for help and even he was stumped. Oh well, thanks for taking the time to help.
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billybob2022 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
where can i get this skin to down load it at ??
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
You could just read the description.
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noor-newman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
where is the wallpaper?
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voganrpg Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Thank you for this. Sadly, weather wont work on brazil. But it doesn't diminish it's greatness!
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Podgee Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2015
1. sorry, but your weather system don't cover Australia, too well.
2. and can't find the top Launcher Bar ?
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srijankhandelwal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
how to install it
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SOULFANE Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
very good ;)
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Thanks
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Gbarkley Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
to get the RSS feeds to work remove all the semi-colon ";" in front of the URL's where you edit the feeds
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Vampyro500 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
besides not being able to tell where in the settings to change the D drive to the E drive, i also cant find in the weather settings where to change the location to my town nor is there a file with instructions on how to do this in the download file it'd be kool if i could get some help on this when u get the chance. :)
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Vampyro500 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
where/how do i switch the D drive to the E drive? as i dont ever use my D=dvd drive ever and i want to see the info for my 2nd hardrive instead of my dvd drive
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MrDreamers Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015
on the cpu monitor part the temp numbers and physical memory and virtual memory percent numbers don't change its like froze but it is blinking on the little circles thingys right above the it how can i fix this?
Plus the RSS Reader is not working either :( PLZ HELP!
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MrDreamers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
how do i change the time from 12hr to 24 hr or visa versa?
i dont see how to change it in settings in editing the file.
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MrDreamers Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015
Thank You this is a great theme!!
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MrDreamers Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015
GREAT JOB!
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toddlynn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I still cannot figure out how to change the weather location! it is mentioned repeatedly in these comments, but never addressed! I tried clicking on help, which told me I needed to copy the "weather code" (which was easy enough to do), and paste it in the appropriate place in the skin. There is no clue given as to exactly where that "appropriate place" is. MOST un-helpful!
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Maeglin-Amandil Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2015  Student Writer
Actually, I figured it out. You just need to replace the URL immediately after the instructions given in the notepad file.
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
It has been several years since I've looked at this skin, but I think there is a better than average chance that you'll find what your looking for by pressing the "Settings" button.
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WaterBuffallo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
How do you download the skin? I've installed Rainmeter, but there's no download link for the actual skin. You kept saying something about "MassEffectRainmeterSkin.rmskin" and about how you uploaded a new one but there's no link to the download. Do I just save the image or am I missing something?
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
As I can't know what your screen looks like, I can only tell you what I see on mine.  For most things posted here on Deviant Art there is a button in the upper right hand side of the screen that says "Download" when viewing a deviation.  It would be directly beneath the "Favorite" button.  Often the download button will also list extra information about the download.  If you were downloading a picture, in addition to the word "Download", the button will also include the file format, such as "JPG", and the dimensions of the picture.  In the case of a Rainmeter file it only lists the file size.
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ChieTsuki14 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello,

I have installed the theme and everything's fine except the music player. I'm having trouble to edit the codes for the music player to sync with my AIMP3. I can click play, next and it's fine but it has problem of displaying the title tracks etc (mainly the song description).

Can you help me with this? ;;
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
As stated in the description I did not touch the media player so I don't know what changes you need to make.
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majeczka6051 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Okey, nevermind.. I done it already :d 
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