UPDATE: I have fixed bugs with the Minecraft, Deus Ex, and League of Legends Banners. Please download again!
UPDATE 2: ...and a bug with the JC2 banner. Fuck me. lol
I'm a guy who loves to display my games and so forth, but with the advent of digital gaming and distribution, I don't have boxes laying around that I can display. For some time I've been looking for something that allows me to display my games on my desktop in a way reminiscent of boxes on a shelf... or say, like the DDR interface, but never found anything satisfactory. So, I improvised and did it myself.
GameBanners is a collection of simple Rainmeter buttons created in Rainpad. The banners themselves are a combination of resources found around the internet put together in Photoshop.
This was created for personal use, so I don't intend to supply a lot of support. Nonetheness, if you need any help feel free to ask here and I'll see what I can do.
Steam games in this list are set up as Steam links. Non-steam games like Guild Wars 2 link to their respective folder paths. If you would like to link to a non-Steam game through Steam, follow these instructions:
1. In your steam library, right click the game and click "Create Desktop Shortcut." 2. On the desktop, find the shortcut. Right click it and select "Properties." 3. Under "URL," copy the entire line starting with "steam://" and ending in a series of numbers, which is the game's ID. 4. Right click the GameBanner you wish to change, and find the following line: LeftMouseUpAction = !Execute ["URL HERE"] 5. Replace the "URL HERE" text with the URL you copied from the game shortcut's properties window between the quotes. Save, and exit Notepad. 6. Right click the Rainmeter skin, and click "Refresh skin." 7. You're done! You're also free to delete the desktop shortcut you created, if you'd like.
If you would like to create your own banners using this style, you may use the PSD file here: [link]
A simple but highly configurable visualizer with rounded bars Supports all major media players (AIMP, iTunes, Winamp, VLC, etc...) and full Spotify support (thanks to .raptor for the Spotify plugin).
You need the newest version of Rainmeter Beta installed (3.3 or newer)!
If there are issues with Spotify, download this skin at the bottom of the post and restart Rainmeter.
- Features -
- Live visualization of the audio output - Customizable colors and fonts - Genre-based colors (AIMP, CAD, iTunes, WMP and Winamp) - Support for all mayor media players - Full Spotify support
- Release Notes -
- You need Rainmeter 3.3 (beta) or higher to get all features of this skin. You can find the newest version on rainmeter.net/.
- After installation right-click the visualizer and then press "Open Variables" in the menu. An file will open where you can change all the different settings of the skin.
- Due to limitations of Rainmeter/the plugin used for the visualization the complete audio output of your system will be shown on the visualizer. For the best experience only play music. This is something I can’t fix.
- Fixes -
Problem: The visualizer cuts off at the top. Fix: Go to the volume mixer and lower the volume of Rainmeter or change the sensitivity in the variables.
- Credits -
Rainmeter Skin - MarcoPixel AudioLevel Plugin (visualizer) - dgrace from the Rainmeter Forums Spotify Plugin - .raptor from the Rainmeter Forums Wallpaper - Jscene (Northern Valley)