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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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ChieTsuki14 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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 6 days ago
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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majeczka6051 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
how can I change wheather? I mean, I'm from Bydgoszcz in Poland, how can I change location to see wheather in Bydgoszcz? Please, help me :(
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pucflek Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
well i think i have one more reason to learn programming
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
If I remember correctly Rainmeter isn't all that different than XML, which I find quite easy to understand.
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CharlieIndigoalpha76 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My creator wants to know if this type of monitor is real
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sportydarsh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member
how to  download this please help me
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EtaCatrina Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Hi I love all your ME rainmeter skins but I have a problem with the Driver identification I use 5 Driver, (>*__*)> please help <(*__*<)
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Can I assume that you mean hard drives?  Well I only built it to support C: and D: and all the information comes from running SpeedFan as stated in the description.  If you want to edit it to add more drives feel free to do that.
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