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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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MrDreamers Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
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 14 hours ago
Thank You this is a great theme!!
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MrDreamers Featured By Owner Edited 13 hours ago
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  New member
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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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
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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zeropast Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Yo rick! First of all I love the theme man both you and UrulokiBurning did a great job! But for whatever reason my weather tab won't adjust to the city i'm in. I also want to change some of the shortcuts on the desktop launcher (I.E the thing in the middle). And could you also tell me how to make the media player work? Many thanks m8!
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Tom2121212 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014
How Do i get the Media Player to Work?
Ho and I'm Using "Windows Vista - Home Premium"
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Manitou32 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Hey, Rick! I'm playing around with your skin and really loving it! Only problem is the RSS feed -- now, before you stop reading, I know you get this question a lot, and I'veread through the answers. From what I gleaned, the RSS feed you created this with is outdated, and needs to be updated. Now, I tried copy and pasting the urls for google news's feed -- and even with the new urls, nothing is coming up. Any sugesstions on how to fix?
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
As I've stated in many of posts asking this exact question, it can take a while for the RSS feed to update.  Particularly if you hit refresh too many times, the web site locks you out for a time.  I've had the feed take as long as an hour to refresh.  Of course this assumes you have the information typed in correctly.  To top it off I haven't updated this skin in several years to I don't know if any of the listed feeds even still work.
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Orkfighta Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hey, I can't get the RSS Reader to wor; I can't edit the text or get the urls to work or populate the reader. How do I work this?
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gaarasluver Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Writer
Hi there, great skin! I just have a small problem with the launcher not working -at all-. Even when I didn't touch the buttons, none of them would work. Any ideas?
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Most of the buttons work from code for Windows 7 so if your using Windows 8, which changes a lot and possibly all of the code for the interface, that might explain why they don't work. I don't have Windows 8 so if that is your problem then I wouldn't be able to help you.
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gaarasluver Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Writer
Crap I do have it D: Oh well! Thank you for trying :3
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gaarasluver Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Writer
and by didn't touch I mean didn't edit, lol, sorry ^_^'
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stratocaster129 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Two problemss, both involve the weather display. On the picture above, Instead of where it says "Clear" I have ". . ." and instead of the larger sideways "72 F" I have " C" (I changed it to Celcius) Any idea how to fix this?
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KK-Waleed Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Check out the edited skin. I haven't published the skin but I have published the screenshot of the edited bit. check it out.
kk-waleed.deviantart.com/art/D…
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Was it you specific intention to remove the gaps between the buttons?  To my eye, seeing that the first two buttons have gaps but the rest don't, just seems a bit off.  My recommendation is to either add gaps between all the other buttons or edit the graphic files to remove the gaps for the first two buttons.  Still, rock on.
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KK-Waleed Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello Rick. This is {KK}Waleed. I have downloaded you Mass Effect Rain meter Skin and wanted  to ask for permission to edit your skin. I have lots of great ideas about this skin. I will not remove no names form credits and form the author list. However  my name will be added to the authors list(because I will be editing the skin. It will be a great pleasure to edit your skins.
I hope you keep on creating great work like this.

If you give me permission to edit the skin. then please leave a comment or email me at waleedislam@gmail.com

Thank you.
by {KK}Waleed
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Certainly you can make what ever changes you want, that's what I did to UrulokiBurning's skin.  urulokiburning.deviantart.com/…

The only thing I ask is to be given credit for any code or graphics that I created.  Have fun.
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KK-Waleed Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
Ignore all the comment about this subject.
Thank you very much
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Carlos-Roberto Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
<font><font>A melhor</font></font>
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YoungWooki3 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Can you help i can't get the RSS feeds to work

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SoulThanatos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
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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aFriendlyHobo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
No Stablaucher in download and RSS feed doesn't work.

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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
The sTabLauncher is not in the download.

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HiroMorisato Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have issues with the RSS reader.
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RageStone6 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
My skin won't update when I edit it via "Settings". What do I do?
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delurfangs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
sorry i know this is probably a dumb question but how would i change the drive monitor to track C and G drives the d drive its now tracking is a disk drive so it gives weird data suposedly my d drive temp is -198 :P thanks for the help 
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Mpc46 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If I want to change to celcious?, I can't read farenheit
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Mpc46 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How Do O change the location of the weather radar?
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Taqin-Uchiha Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
how to show the wheater and radar ?
please help me...
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ArnoldBaer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To any and all that desire to use celsius for the temperature settings instead of fahrenheit, read this. For the Ram+Cpu, you'll need to open up the RAM+CPU.ini file within the folder and scroll down to a line that says SpeedFanScale=F, under the [MeasureCPUTEMP] heading. Here you'll want to change the F to C. After this, scroll down a bit more until you reach a line Postfix="F" under the [MeterTemp] heading. save changes, then refresh the skin and viola, it now reads in celsius.

For the HDD temperatures, you'll have to do a similar process. Open the Hdd.ini file. First line is SpeedFanScale=F underneath the [HDD1Temp] Measures heading, and the prefix is Postfix="F" underneath the [MeterTemp1] Temperature heading. For HDD2, it's basically the same, except where there is a 1 in the headings, replace it with a 2

If you're feeling lazy, just hit Ctrl and F, then insert the lines and change what is needed
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beargyrlls Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Hi , thank you but my speedfan bug !! freez computer and I have this message message Imag
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RickF7666 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
First I don't read what ever language that is, so I really have no idea what is wrong.  I would go to the Speedfan web site and see if they have any support.
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