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]
Minty Colors is a chameleon theme for Cinnamon. It can change colors according to the current GTK theme, current wallpaper or a user defined color.
Minty Colors will automatically create a file .minty-colors.conf in the home folder on first launch. You can edit it and set your preferences, for example, to set the color, there are different configurations, e.g.- automatic = derive from the gtk theme, wallpaper = according to your wallpaper (uses imagemagick to get color), other = use user defined color. The color can also be defined in the config file.
If Minty Colors fails to get the color from the GTK theme or wallpaper, the user defined color will be used instead.
After installing, start the Minty Colors background process from the menu just once. Minty Colors starts at login and whenever it detects a wallpaper or GTK theme change, it will change the color according to your preferences. You need to set "minty-colors" as your Cinnamon theme.
Linux Mint users can install Minty Colors from our themes PPA using the following commands,
Note: the version you can download here is only compatible with Gnome Shell 3.6. For older versions of Gnome Shell check the downloads page at the project's website.
Frieze is a Gnome Shell theme combined with a matching GDM (gnome desktop manager) theme.
The purpose of this theme is to keep things simple and consistent, with also paying attention to small details. Because everyone likes something else, the theme is by default customizable and it's up to you how you want it to look.
- Simple and clean look - Transparent backgrounds, so the theme adjusts to your desktop - Includes customization options (see the customization page at the project's website) - Includes a matching GDM theme
Installation & Customization
See the wiki at the project's website for the installation and customization instructions.
January 1, 2013
- Release of version 3.6 (compatible with gnome shell 3.6)
See the wiki at the project's website for the full changelog.