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I am a big sucker for a nice, clean, epic desktop. Welp Here we go. 

 

Display Fusion PRO

Rocket Dock

FlyAway Rainmeter

Wallpaper: Screenshot taken from EVE a few days ago1271665_10201899232823750_150252435_o.jp


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Nerd. I'll post mine tomorrow, just wanted to tell you the first thought that crossed my mind.


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fuckkkkkkk. i need to step my crappy system up.


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Eve? I need to start playing that again...
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So, here's a noob question... Wtf is a rainmeter?
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Chea that is eve. Rainmeter is the original desktop widget program. Bunch of cool skins people make and upload so you can use them. completely free as well
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NECRO FROM THE DEAD.

 

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Made with Rainmeter, wallpaper from http://wojciechfus.d...orus-417184321.

  • axono (clock)
  • organiC 2 (molecule launch bits)
  • VisBubble (music visualizer around the orb)
  • Some basic image overlay/transparency tricks to make the orb magic happen

(whoops, had something layered wrong)

 

And my 2013 and 2014 desktops are here too (this one was done today, which explains the date on the 2014 one)


Edited by Morg, 23 March 2015 - 12:32 AM.

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neat yo :D


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I like a clean desktop. Completely clean. Image shamelessly stolen from GreyFox64's DeviantArt page; titled "Bowser Revolution". Next time I'm commanding, take a look at this image.... then you'll know why we can't lose.


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Alright, so I actually have 2 screens. One's my 1600x900 external, the second's my 1366x768 original screen (running off a laptop here).

 

I wound up having to scale my backgrounds up in anticipation of getting a 1080p monitor later this summer. I didn't really want to bother rescaling later on. My problem was that the artist placed logos onto the bottom left and right corner (for the half-body art seen above) and cropping them out resulted in a 1025p image. Bicubic smoother scaling had my back here, so that was that and I also scaled up the hands/org cutout for the overlay.

 

The other wallpaper, however, was never published in anything larger than 1476p across... and also had a logo on the bottom, which cropped out again fell short of 900p. Another issue was the imperfections visible on the original published image size, so resizing would worsen them. Enter the Engrave plugin!

Enlarge, pop some filter lines in, set opacity to 30% and set layer blending to overlay. Here's my 900p result (1850x900). I haven't decided if I want to skin anything on with Rainmeter. I kinda like the art for what it is, and think that adding more in would clutter the screen too much.

 

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What it looks like on my 1600x900 + 1366x768 setup:
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*Rocketdock - surcox icons
*Rainmeter - Avengers clock and utilities + spheric clock + random calendar
*Monitor: LG 29UM65 2560*1080 IPS pannel


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Alright, so I actually have 2 screens. One's my 1600x900 external, the second's my 1366x768 original screen (running off a laptop here).

 

I wound up having to scale my backgrounds up in anticipation of getting a 1080p monitor later this summer. I didn't really want to bother rescaling later on. My problem was that the artist placed logos onto the bottom left and right corner (for the half-body art seen above) and cropping them out resulted in a 1025p image. Bicubic smoother scaling had my back here, so that was that and I also scaled up the hands/org cutout for the overlay.

 

The other wallpaper, however, was never published in anything larger than 1476p across... and also had a logo on the bottom, which cropped out again fell short of 900p. Another issue was the imperfections visible on the original published image size, so resizing would worsen them. Enter the Engrave plugin!

Enlarge, pop some filter lines in, set opacity to 30% and set layer blending to overlay. Here's my 900p result (1850x900). I haven't decided if I want to skin anything on with Rainmeter. I kinda like the art for what it is, and think that adding more in would clutter the screen too much.

 

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What it looks like on my 1600x900 + 1366x768 setup:
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Is the RAINMETER easy to learn / code / use?


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One of the wallpapers off the Guild Wars 2 website. It's some really nice artwork, though it's a shame they stuck the GW2 logo in the corner!


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Is the RAINMETER easy to learn / code / use?


Yes, it's easy! There is a lot of documentation on the official website, and most user-made pieces have notation. If you don't want to do any coding, you can simply download other users' published skins (individual bits, think widgets). Placing them onto your desktop is as simple as click and drag or x y coordinates. This is what most people do.

Writing skins is simple for basic stuff like text/image launchers, clocks and notepads. You're mostly specifying things, such as refresh interval, positions relative to other components of that skin, size, behaviour, and a slew of variables that you may need for an action. Complex animated skins or other advanced behaviors (like visual equalizer) require more variables, hooks, and resources but most people again just download someone else's published stuff
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Ok, so to illustrate ease of making a skin, this was the first skin I ever made. It was a launcher where I had a few things of art overlaid and I wanted to click specific characters to open their respective games. It's the abomination in the middle.

 

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And here's the "code", which is just a .ini text file in a folder. Paths refer to program or image paths in my computer, 0 = Off, 1 = On, and so on. Most skins these days use a slightly different updated version of this syntax, but its all backwards-compatible meaning I can throw this skin onto my desktop and still have it work perfectly.

 

Anything with ";" in front of it is notation, it is ignored by Rainmeter so you can type whatever you want there

[Rainmeter]
BackgroundMode=1
Author=Shinsetsuu
Update=240000
AccurateText=0


[Metadata]
Information=Launcher for games
Version=1.1.5


[PositionTemplateRough]
Meter=Image
ImageName=Test_Splash_Small.png
Hidden=1
X=0
Y=105


[LeagueOfLegends]
Meter=Button
ButtonImage=#CURRENTPATH#Irelia_Series.png
ButtonCommand=!Execute ["C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\lol.launcher.exe"]
Hidden=0
X=192
Y=-20


[Minecraft]
Meter=Button
ButtonImage=#CURRENTPATH#Mobs_Series.png
ButtonCommand=!Execute ["C:\Users\Shinsetsuu\Desktop\Minecraft.exe"]
Hidden=0
X=540
Y=395


[FinalFantasy]
;lazy and didn't feel like switching art
Meter=Button
ButtonImage=#CURRENTPATH#Evie_Series.png
ButtonCommand=!Execute ["C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn\boot\ffxivboot.exe"]
Hidden=0
X=254
Y=230


[GuildWars2]
Meter=Button
ButtonImage=#CURRENTPATH#Eir_Series.png
ButtonCommand=!Execute ["C:\Program Files (x86)\Guild Wars 2\Gw2.exe"]
Hidden=0
X=27
Y=220


In comparison, here is a popular text-based launcher code (not mine), which is more current:

 

[Rainmeter]
Update=10000
BackgroundMode=1
MiddleMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#CURRENTPATH#Apps.txt"]


[Metadata]
Name=Launcher
Version=1.0
Author=Toushiify
Information=Basic program launcher


[Variables]
FontColorPassive=201,117,70,80
FontColorActive=201,117,70,120
FontFace="Hasteristico"
FontSize=24
StringStyle=Normal
; StringCase=Lower
StringAlign=Right
@include="Apps.txt"


; App1----------------------


[AppButton1Passive]
Meter=STRING
x=300
y=0
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
Text=#App1#
FontFace=#FontFace#
FontSize=#FontSize#
FontColor=#FontColorPassive#
StringAlign=#StringAlign#
StringStyle=#StringStyle#
StringCase=#StringCase#
AntiAlias=1
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!ShowMeter AppButton1Active][!HideMeter AppButton1Passive][!Update]


[AppButton1Active]
Meter=STRING
x=r
y=r
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
Text=#App1#
FontFace=#FontFace#
FontSize=#FontSize#
FontColor=#FontColorActive#
StringAlign=#STRINGALIGN#
StringStyle=#StringStyle#
StringCase=#StringCase#
AntiAlias=1
Hidden=1
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#App1Path#"][!ShowMeter AppButton1Passive][!HideMeter AppButton1Active][!Update]
MouseLeaveAction=!Execute [!ShowMeter AppButton1Passive][!HideMeter AppButton1Active][!Update]

 


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Snip.

 

 

Yeah, that doesn't look hard to code at all..

 

Some other software is like, crazy coded; and I'm like the fuck is this.


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The following future subject(s) of Borlis Pass, Delune, Haematic, and Ms. Spring Sunshine, henceforth decreed to be INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTS and OUTLAWS by command of the all-seeing and glorious Borlis Authorities, have been judged guilty in absentia of committing the crime of Injustica, and are hereby condemned by law to suffer 10,000 years of unrelenting capital punishment, to be carried out by licensed agents of this Law on sight.

 

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Watch in 1080p. Also Info in description :)


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