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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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:iconcarlos-roberto:
<font><font>A melhor</font></font>
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:iconyoungwooki3:
I have loaded the program as is, however the Weather skin is set to Celsius and metric units such as hPA and km/h.  Why is this, and how can I change this to read as US units
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ProIVXX Feb 7, 2014  New member
Can you help i can't get the RSS feeds to work

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:iconsoulthanatos:
i cant figure out how to get the time to match my actual time also with the clock the name of the day and the date of the day are bunched together how do i make them smaller or move them apart from one another?
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:iconafriendlyhobo:
Hey buddy, I'm new to this Rainmeter stuff and I need some help.

I'm really digging the theme, love me some Mass Effect, but I have some nitpicks about it. First of all, how do I add my F: drive to the HDD display? My C: drive is my SSD, so its used mostly just for boots. Secondly, how do I change the temperature gauges to Celsius? I'm in Australia and we don't use Fahrenheit. Lastly, how do I change the weather and radar to Sydney Australia? Florida weather isn't exactly useful for me. 

I haven't looked at it yet, but is it easy to code the central selection wheel buttons?   
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Vector1506 Feb 3, 2014  New member
No Stablaucher in download and RSS feed doesn't work.

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:iconrickf7666:
First, of course sTablauncher isn't in the download as the skin requires a completely different program than Rainmeter.  If you had read the description you would have found a link to the skin.

As for the RSS feed, the one that I had it set to when I posted the skin several years ago is no longer active so you will have to set it to some other feed.

It is always best practice to read the description before posting a comment.  If you don't find an answer there then check the comments as someone else might have had the problem before you.  Getting asked the same questions over and over again tends to get annoying and makes me want to ignore you not help you.
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Vector1506 Feb 3, 2014  New member
The sTabLauncher is not in the download.

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HiroMorisato Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have issues with the RSS reader.
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:iconragestone6:
My skin won't update when I edit it via "Settings". What do I do?
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