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]
Skin for rainmeter to display the songs your listening to, on your desktop.
To open the set-up of the skin, simply press middle mouse button on the skin!
New features: - Includes the following players: - iTunes - WMP (Windows Media Player) - AIMP - MediaMonkey - foobar2000 - Zune (partially supported: no cover) - Media Player Classic (partially supported: no cover) - All set-up after 4 clicks - Choose whether you will have the skin left or right aligned - Option for hiding cover
Rainmeter 2.3 beta MUST be installed! This skin uses the NowPlaying.dll plug-in
Support for last.fm, MusicBee, Winamp and Spotify will be added soon.
This is a slimline music player that won't gobble up too many of your precious desktop pixels. It has three states:
1) A 32 pixel x 32 pixel icon that sits on the desktop until a track is played in the music player.
2) A display that shows the number of mp3 files in your media library along with ever changing random album art from the library.
3) The player proper which pops-up to display album art and information on whatever track is playing. There are some basic player controls and you can change the track's rating (courtesy of the NowPlaying plugin by poiru).
Because the skin uses the NowPlaying plugin it works with a variety of media players (currently Windows Media Player, AIMP, Foobar2000, iTunes, MediaMonkey, MusicBee, Media Player, Classic, WinAmp, Spotify, TTplayer, VLC and Zune). An up-to-date list of supported players can be found here [link] and instructions for setting it to a particular player are in the Pls.Readme file.
You'll need to have Rainmeter Version 2.1 Beta or later for the player to work properly. Download the latest version from the Rainmeter site [link]
UPDATE: 25th July 2011 - Added a Black skin version (R.I.P. Amy).