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New version/update available here: AVENGERS S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.1

Finally is finished, or at least can be used, after all the tests I have done on a few different systems.


- In order to use this skin suite, you need at least Rainmeter 3.0.2 r2161 (October 2013) or above.

- This suite is intended for use on Windows 7/8 or at least Vista, some skins may not work with previous OS, for example the Volume and Sys Launchers skins won't work in Windows XP, for the last one there's an alternative skin.
 The text also is displayed differently if you're using Windows XP or Vista, since D2D font rendering is available only for Windows 7/8.

- This suite is optimized for Wi-Fi connection, expecially for Feeds and monitors, if you're not using a Wi-Fi connection some of the graphics and bars are disabled in WiFi and Connections skins.
 If you're always connected, those skins are updated regularly (depending on the settings and the skin, every 20-30 minutes), if you're connected only for some time, those skins will retain the last informations downloaded,
 until you're connected to the internet again. Refresh those skins to update or synchronize the download of the informations.

- If you are using other skins and you don't want to lose your configuration, save your actual Layout: -> Manage Rainmeter -> Layouts, give it a name and save.

- At the moment, this skin suite is optimized only for the dimension of 1920 x 1080, if you have another screen size, you have to manually position the skins, many of them are customizable, as the launchers,
 you can change the number as needed in the Options skin.

- To avoid any unwanted movement of the skins using the mouse, after positioning them and as a general suggestion, make them not draggable and save your new Layout to restore all as was before any undesired movement.

- If you want to monitor the CPU, GPU and Disk temperature, the CPU and System fan speed (Sys Monitor skin) you need Speedfan here, but not all motherboards are supported, please verify.

- Every skin is available in three colors, Orange, Red and Blue, use middle mouse button to change them.

- If you're connected to internet during the skin setup, PLEASE CONFIGURE RSS FEEDS and WEATHER LOCATION AS LAST OPTIONS, for every modification there's a "Refresh" of the entire suite!
 Every option need a refresh, they're many and you can be blocked or banned from the sites for the high number of request sent in a little time.


- This is an integration of S.H.I.E.L.D skin, created by Daelnz :icondaelnz:, found here, he gave me the permission to merge his great creation and my integration in a single suite.

Many thanks to Daelnz, to jsmorley :iconjsmorley: for all his tips, tricks and suggestions, to all the Rainmeter Team for the help in the forum, to moshiAB :iconmoshiab: for his help and part of the code for the FEEDS reader.

- Below, a small explanation of every skin, when you manage skins, you will find informations with all the caracteristics, many other infos are in the Options skin, they're tooltip and they will appear with mouse hover.

    - SHIELD TAG 2         - some visual changes from the original, now displays your Name/Nickname and other, left mouse click on the round image on the left will open My Documents folder, as the original.
                                      As a bonus, there's a second version, called "Shield Tag2_Anim", the difference is that with mouse hover the round image will enable an animation, moving the mouse away will stop and reset it.
                                      You can add and edit the text for User name and Other info, all directly in the Options skin (section Other).

    - OPTIONS 10            - here you can configure almost all, subdivided in six pages (General, Large Launchers, Small Launchers, Small Launchers 2, Folders and Other, the configuration may vary), you can change Media
                                       Player, the Language (for now only English, Italian, French and German, not really satisfied with the last two, if you want to contribute...), Wi-Fi with Max speed limit for Upload and
                                       Download and the option to enable/disable the counter for the total time used, to enable/disable in 12/24 Hour Clock the number disks from one up to five, set disk letter and three USB devices
                                       (USB memory stick), configure links for Website Launchers (Time skin) and for RSS FEED reader, with the possibility, since it will display four pages in rotation, how long a page is displayed
                                       (in seconds), set application Path and Name displayed, choose from executable, files or folders, enable/disable the first launcher of Large Launchers and choose to enable/disable from five up
                                       to nine Launchers in Small Launchers 9, depending on the configuration you'll use, customize the folder links and the eight new links in Folder 1 and 7 in the Time skin, set Name ond Other info
                                       in Shield Tag, configure Weather skin, Speedfan sensor numbers and visual alert settings for CPU, GPU, Hard Disks, CPU and SYS fans.
                                       Since is very difficult to obtain a good and stable GPU fan measure in some systems and it will require additional plugins, I have excluded it for the moment, seeking for a better solution.
                                       When you load a different Time skin, it will change automatically to match the Time configuration.
                                       IMPORTANT: if you have LESS than FOUR CPU Cores (and sensors), please fill all the sensor numbers, repeat them many times, if you have MORE than FOUR CPU Cores, add only the four needed.
                                       To open and close this skin, left mouse click on the little "Op" button, at the left of the nine small launchers.

- SMALL LAUNCHERS 9  - from five up to nine launchers for programs, files and/or folders, mouse hover will move down the selected launcher, left mouse click to launch a program, customizable in the Options skin.

    - DATE 2                   - little visual changes from the original, the month and days are automatically translated changing language in the Options skin (General section).

    - CALENDAR             - a simple calendar, with year indication, starting with Monday, the current day is highlighted, depending to the first day of the month, the last days of past month and/or the first days
                                      of the next month are displayed, left mouse button on "CALENDAR" to hide and/or unhide the skin. The days are automatically translated changing language in Options skin (General section).

    - WEATHER              - to show the weather forecast for the next three days, the actual and today/tonight weather conditions, with temperature, humidity, UV Index, probability of rain, current and today/tonight wind
                                      speed and direction, for the last two, they will only appear if there's a rain probability or when there's some wind. Mouse hover the today/tonight wind icon to show wind speed as a tooltip.
                                      Left mouse click on WEATHER title to open site in the browser, mouse hover the city name to display other infos (latitude. longitude, current pressure and pressure tendency).
                                      All customizable in the Options skin (Other section). As said above, be very careful if you try changes when you're connected to internet. has discontinued his xml weather data, to fix it:
- right mouse click on the weather skin to open the ini file, find and delete the Url line and the paste this new line:
Url="h ttp://wxdata.#OWN1#/wxdata/weather/local/#OLOC1#?cc=*&unit=#Unit#&dayf=4"
- IMPORTANT - please remove the space between "h" and "ttp".

Or, if you don't want to "fight" with the code,  you can download a fix from here:
This update will change the weather skin with the new 2.2 version.
Please, follow the instructions to update the files.

If you have modified the original file and you don't want to lose your changes, remember to save it with another name, before you copy and overwrite it with the updated files.

- 12/24 HOUR CLOCK   - depending on the skin variant choosen, you have the original 12 or 24 hours skin with one disk indicator, or the new 12 or 24 hours with up to five Hard Disk indicators (visual and numerical),
            (TIME)                three USB indicators (as the Hard Disk ones but smaller) that will appear when a USB Pen/Disk is connected to the computer, clicking on the letter will open the corresponding disk/USB folder,
                                      mouse hover on the percentual of disk used will show a tooltip with used, free and total disk space. Some modifications to the original web launchers. The seconds bar is clockwise and the hour
                                      bar counts 24 hours (except the original and 12 hours versions).
                                      You can also choose from the standard 7 folder launchers or the new system, clicking on folders 1 and 7 you have 8 new links each, in this case, you can also choose how folders 1 and 7 will
                                      be displayed: "Enable close at launch" closes automatically with left mouse click on a link, "Disable close at launch" stays as is, you must close them manually and in this case you can opt if
                                      have one or both launchers always opened or closed, when you close or restart the skin, Rainmeter or the computer, it will remember the last configuration.
                                      Everything is settable in the Options skin (General, Hard Disks and Folders sections).The folder 1 and 7 open/close option is directly available in the folder's skin (little rectangle on top).

    - VOLUME 2             - some little visual changes from the original, now is possible to change volume simply rotating the mouse wheel up or down, with mouse hover. Added Mute function and button (in the middle).
                                      To restore the volume you can click the Mute button again, click on "+" or rotate the mouse wheel up.

    - MUSIC PLAYER 2     - some little visual changes from the original, now, as the volume skin, it's possible to change volume, with mouse hover, simply rotating the mouse wheel up or down.
                                       The power button now opens and closes the player, so, launch the player, choose one playlist, minimize the player and forget about it.
                                       Added track info, in addition to Artist name, now is also displayed in order Album name and Year of production.

    - NOTES                    - four pages, three "big" notes in first and second page, six notes in third and fourth page, eighteen in total, left mouse click on NOTE text or on the button below, to hide and show the skin
                                       Here you can write all what you want, left mouse click on the rectangle to write or edit the text, hit Enter to save, fill with spaces to create a new line, you can write a long text but only
                                       the text contained in the note dimension is visible. When you close or restart the skin, Rainmeter or the computer, it will remember the last page selected.
                                       When you start Rainmeter or refresh the skin, the notes will appear. Middle mouse button on the note to highlight it in three colors plus neutral, every note can have a different color.

    - FEEDS                     - four pages to display RSS, RDF, ATOM, OPML messages, left mouse click on Title to open the web page, mouse hover a feed to show the text as tooltip and depending the feeds type, it will also
                                       show the time/date of the last update or when posted. Left mouse click on a feed to open the corresponding forum/site article in the browser. The feed links are customizable in the Options skin
                                       (General section).
                                       When you start Rainmeter or refresh the skin, the Feeds will appear, left mouse click on the FEEDS button below or the "X" on top right to hide and show the skin.

    - SYSTEM UPTIME      - shows the time elapsed from the start of the system, automatically translated changing language in the Options skin (General section).

    - SHUTDOWN 2         - some little visual changes from the original, it's automatically translated changing language in the Options skin (General section).

    - RECYCLER              - mouse hover to show the number and size of deleted files, the little folder will display if it's empty or full, left mouse click to open the Recycle folder, right mouse click to directly empty
                                      the bin (from drop-down menu, second voice from the top). It's automatically translated changing language in the Options skin (General section).
                                      NOTE: if you manually delete or restore one or more files, but not all the files, the informations will not be updated, it's a known issue with Windows and at the moment there's no solution.

    - CONNECTIONS      - a window displaying a graphic representation of Wi-Fi signal strenght and upload/download in the last six minutes, left mouse click on the corresponding button below to hide and show the skin.
                                      The maximum Upload/Download speed is settable in the Options skin (General section).

    - SURVEILLANCE      - a window displaying a graphic representation of Hard Disks read/write activity in the last six minutes. The number of disks displayed is automatically adjusted when the number of available
                                      disks is changed in the Options skin, for the Time skin outer ring visualization (General section). When you change the number of disks, remember to refresh this skin in order to display the
                                      graphics correctly. The read/write capacity in Mb/sec is optimized for standard Hard Disks, if you use SSD, you may experience some problems due to an higher transfer rate.  
                                      If you know how to do it, you can manually edit the "MaxDiskRW" variable in DiskStats_T.ini.

    - TELEMETRY            - a window displaying a graphic representation of CPU (total and single cores), RAM and SWAP usage in the last six minutes. For better interpretation, every graphic is hideable separately.
                                      Depending on the number of CPU cores you have, you can choose from one, two, three, four, six and eight cores.

    - SYSTEM TOOLS      - six launchers to open Windows special folders: System, Devices and Printers, Network, Card Reader and external Memories, Performance and information Tools. It's automatically translated
                                      changing language in the Options skin (General section). There's a specific version with similar functions for Windows XP users.

- SMALL LAUNCHERS 2  - five launchers for programs, files and/or folders, mouse hover will move down all the launchers under the selected, left mouse click to launch a program, customizable in the Options skin.
                                       It's possible to hide/show the launchers with left mouse click on the little round button placed at the top of the launchers.

- SYSTEM MONITOR     - reduced it will display the temperatures of CPU, motherboard, chipset and GPU (video card), in full view it will also show the temperature of Hard Disks, CPU and System fan speed.
                                     It's possible to set alarms for overheating or fan failure (only visual, the corresponding meter is highlighted with a blinking red color). Left mouse click on the round button on top left
                                     to show the full or reduced visualization, when reduced, if an alarm is on, except for the four shown, the button will blink with a red color.
                                     This is the less customizable skin of the suite, since there may be endless hardware configurations, the only way is to manually edit it, sorry.
                                     If you want to use this skin you need Speedfan. Every sensor number is editable in the Options skin (Other section). As I have experienced, only CPU and SYS fans sensors are always the same.
                                     In full view, a peak level signal on the bars will indicate the maximum temperature or fan speed, green if below the alarm threshold, red if it's above, when you change visualization, from
                                     full to reduced, reduced to full, all the peak levels are maintained and when you close or restart the skin, Rainmeter or the computer, it will remember the last configuration.
                                     Depending on your units of measurement (Celsius or Fahrenheit), you have to set properly the temperature alarms, since now they're for Celsius.

    - CPU (processor)    - eight bars showing each core's usage and a simple round meter for the total CPU usage visualization. Mouse hover on "CPU" title to show a tooltip with other infos of CPU and Operative System.
                                      Since not everyone has eight cores, you can load one of the skin variation for one, two, four (the default ones), six and eight cores (both new), except the last two, if you want the round
                                      meter, you have to manually load it from the "CPU Graph" folder.
                                      Left mouse click on CPU image to open Windows Task Manager.

- SYSTEM RESOURCES   - a simple meter to display RAM, SWAP memory used (in percentual and size) plus battery status, graphically and numerically, for Laptop and UPS, it will show the battery status, if/or when used.
                                        If there's no battery, no UPS or the UPS isn't controlled by OS (usually with a USB connection), "AC POWER" text will appear.

    - WI-Fi                       - a simple meter to display signal intensity, upload, download, ID, band, protection status, graphically and numerically, as well as the total time of the Wi-Fi connection. If you don't use a
                                       Wi-Fi connection, maybe a DSL or Network, only the Upload/Download section will work. Refresh the skin to reset the counter.
                                       In the Options skin (General section) you can set the maximum Upload/Download speed and enable/disable the counter.
                                       A peak level signal on the bars will indicate the maximum Upload/Download, mouse hover "Upl." and "Dnl." will show a tooltip with Max Upload and Download values in B, KB or MB/seconds.

- LARGE LAUNCHERS 7  - you can choose to display from six up to seven launchers, for programs, files and/or folders, mouse hover will move down all the launchers under the selected, left mouse click to launch,
                                       customizable in the Options skin.
                                       It's possible to hide/show the launchers with left mouse click on the little round button placed at the top left of the launchers.

    - BORDER                  - if you want to use the border, you can load it from the corresponding folder, but, to keep memory usage low (after all it's as big as the screen and I have added another layer...) and to avoid
                                       problems with mouse hover using skins with transparent parts, if you use a photo-retouching program like Photoshop or Gimp, one who can handle psd files and layers, you can load the file from
                                       "@ Resources\Wallpapers" AVBackdrop.psd and a wallpaper of your choice, save and load the new image created as wallpaper.
                                       Mine is here by SGA-Maddin. :iconsga-maddin:

I hope that at least there's someone still interested in this and who will find it somewhat useful, but don't expect a great technology "under the hood", I'm not Tony Stark (to stay on argument...) :lol:
Since I prefer to keep things simple, maybe boring, but simple, no LUA scripts and only some formulas when needed.

I had to solve most of the problems I encountered during my "distributable" conversion, just to make it "user friendly" and since I'm lazy, for me too, but I had to do it on my own, so, there will be better solutions and
doing it, I had to modify/rewrite some parts or entire skins... but now they're better. ;)
I must admit that to think and write a skin not only for my personal use, has given me many headaches, thinking how others would use my skins in many different systems and with endless possible configurations, thinking
that not everyone knows exactly how to manage and edit the code and how to make the changes in a simple way.
So I have integrated almost everything in the "Options skin": the advantage is that you can edit all is needed in one place, the disadvantage is that all this integration could be a problem if you're using only a few skins.
There are other skins and additions I use that at this moment aren't really distributable, mostly because they're limited to some nations or Europe and I haven't found something similar for all the world, until now.

...and sorry for the long wait!

Comments and suggestions are welcome, if you want to know when there's an update, fav this deviation. For problems or improvements write a comment here or send me a note.

As said before, keep in mind that I have very limited time, even less now, so nothing too big or complex: don't ask me to rewrite all! :shrug:

Previous images: My S.H.I.E.L.D. Desktop Final here;  my S.H.I.E.L.D. desktop Part 1 Part 2, Part 3.
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Gigabyx's avatar
how you change parameters connection wifi in ethernet connection. i use lan connectiton and dont wifi.
Your skin is amazing ty
moonbooter56's avatar
i cant move anything so  i can set it up...
Fonpaolo's avatar
To prevent unwanted movements, since most of the skins are clickable, the dragging is disabled, you can:

- press Ctrl when moving a skin;
- right mouse click on a skin, click on Manage skin and then enable the Draggable option in the new window (as a suggestion, disable the option once you have positioned the skin);
- right mouse click on a skin, click on Manage skin and then move the skin using the Coordinates boxes, 0,0 is the top left corner of the screen.
Shisheo's avatar
I am having a problem starting up the weather akin. I have changed what needed to be changed but it still doesn't give me the weather for my location. Please help.
Fonpaolo's avatar
If you've followed the instructions above, it should work.
Be sure to:
- delete the space between h and ttp in the weather link;
- refresh the skin, right click on the skin, then click on "Refresh skin", from the menu;
- copy, paste and press enter when you change the location code in the Options skin.

If you still have problems, ask me here, I'll reply asap.
dote93's avatar
Fonpaolo, I'm writting you cause I'm receiving several issues in the skin. 

First one, the weather doesn't work. A few days ago, it started to not display the temperature and the characteristics of the weather, but if I click in the title the skin send me well to the correct weather website direction.

I'm trying to find a solution in the code but I think that it is correct, so I don´t know what I can do.

Please, could you help me?, I love this skin and I really want to have it well.
Fonpaolo's avatar
For the weather skin try this:

1- open the weather skin -> right mouse click on it -> Edit skin (this will open the .ini file with the default text editor);
2- find the "Url" line, select all the line, delete it and paste the new line below:

Url="h ttp://wxdata.#OWN1#/wxdata/weather/local/#OLOC1#?cc=*&unit=#Unit#&dayf=4"

- IMPORTANT - please remove the space between "h" and "ttp", in this way it's not visualized as a link

3- save the modified file;
4- refresh the skin.

For the WiFi skin... I'm still investigating as you're not the only one, at the moment I don't know what's happened, it could be caused by an update from Microsoft... :O_o: :shrug:
Treeswinger's avatar
As someone who is VERY new at Rainmeter and the concept of skins, could you PLEASE tell me where and how to edit the Launch Buttons on the Launchers and other programmable buttons/items, or provide a good reference for learning the process and programming?  It would be greatly appreciated as I see a ton of useful and time saving clicks in the skin as a whole.  Thanks, it looks great.
Fonpaolo's avatar
If you've all the skins loaded, there's a button at the left of the nine launchers, "OP" clicking it a new window will appear and there you'll be able to edit everything.
Then, if you open the "Avengers" main folder (it's in your Documents folder -> Rainmeter -> Skins), you'll find "Avengers readme.txt", a document explaining the skins and how to use them.

Feel free to ask if you still have problems or maybe I wasn't clear in my guide.
SteelWolf13's avatar
Seeing as this thread is a year old when it comes to "changing weather" I'm going to ask for 2015. But first. I have it setup when i click the weather tab it opens my browser right to my home towns page. All the web research says Use your location code that should start with USD. Well Here is's new URL.…   83201 is my zipcode. I tried pasting that directly into my location options box. Nothing. Both with #83201# and 83201. I've tried 83201:4:US, 83201:4.
 Anyone able to get it to work with this format of URL?
Fonpaolo's avatar
I have tried with 83201 and it gives me the current weather from your location, without any error.
Copied and pasted the code from page.
Remember to hit enter after you've pasted the location code.
deviudi's avatar
First of all: this skin is awesome, great work,   Thank You ! :)
I would like to ask you, the music player seek bar, why working "backwards" ? :)
Can i "fix" it ?  (bar fill, left to right, and music content starts:left, end:right, and time moves left to right)
the icing on the cake would be to, that playing time moves left to right, and shows, the remaining times :)

Thx !!
Fonpaolo's avatar
Sorry for the late reply...

Well, the music player is working backwards just because it's designed in that way, as the original Avengers design. :) 

If you want to "fix" it, you have to edit some code, if you want, copy and paste the code below:

1- find [MeasureDuration] and paste those strings below it :



2- find [MeasureShowHideCalc] and substitute it with this:

Formula=(([MeasureProgress]=0)? -1:(([MeasureProgress]>93)? 1: 0))
IfAboveAction=[!HideMeter MeterCurrentPosition][!HideMeter MeterPositionBar][!ShowMeter MeterCurrentPositionStationary]
IfEqualAction=[!ShowMeter MeterCurrentPosition][!ShowMeter MeterPositionBar][!HideMeter MeterCurrentPositionStationary]
IfBelowAction=[!HideMeter MeterCurrentPosition][!HideMeter MeterPositionBar]

3- find [MeterProgress] and [MeterVolume], in both delete or place ";" at the beginning of the line Flip=1 (without "")

4- find [MeterCurrentPositionStationary], [MeterCurrentPosition], [MeterPositionBar] and substitute them with this:




5- at the bottom of the code, find [MeterVolumeControl], [MeterPositionControl] and subsitute them with this:

LeftMouseUpAction=[!SetOption MeasureVolumeControl_0 Formula "$MouseX:%$"][!UpdateMeasure MeasureVolumeControl_0][!UpdateMeasure MeasureVolumeControl][!CommandMeasure "MeasureTrack" "SetVolume [MeasureVolumeControl_0]"][!Redraw]

LeftMouseUpAction=[!SetOption MeasurePositionControl Formula "$MouseX:%$"][!UpdateMeasure MeasurePositionControl][!CommandMeasure "MeasureTrack" "SetPosition [MeasurePositionControl]"][!Redraw]

Let me know if you have problems and don't worry for the emoticons appearing on the code above..
deviudi's avatar
Sorry for  the late activity !

I made 4 times copy paste procedure, but not working good :(
Can't see the seeking bar, and the remaining time (no shows)
And the song total time shows a simple number, and counting backwards, from 0 (For example: 0, -2, -8 etc...)
And can't click into the seek bar, actullay the seek bar is empty, just a frame appear.

I KNOW !!! this is my mistake :).
Maybe can you copy this full ini file content in here, or send me to e-mail ? (aderill at freemail dot hu)

Many thanks !!!!
Fonpaolo's avatar
Please check the Notes. :)
BinaryByte's avatar
Wow.Very well done.It takes SHIELD OS 1.0,and updates it,adding more features.I literally spent 1 hour customizing SHIELD OS 2.0.I like the new monitors,the new options interface,and the overall animation quality. I give this a thumbs up.The execution was perfect.
Fonpaolo's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.
lukeshouse's avatar
fonpaolo i am new at this and tell me what to do to get this skin plz
Fonpaolo's avatar
At the top of this page, to the right, there's a button "Download", just click on it and save the rmskin file.
lukeshouse's avatar
hi i am new at this i really dont know how to download skin
Urial-The-Dark-One's avatar
Possibly a dumb question but i am still somewhat new to using rainmeter lol i love everything you have done with this but is there a way to set the weather to Fahrenheit instead of Celsius?
Fonpaolo's avatar
Since you're using this version, the only way to obtain what you need is to edit the Weather skin.
Open it, find and substitute:

# unit# (without space) with f in MeasureWeather ;
# SFUN# (without space) with F in MeterTempNowMeterTodayTemp and MeterTonightTemp.

In the new version (2.1), the change is as easy as a click. ;)
bidartpablo's avatar
I have problems with volume bar I can not raise or lower the volume - Win7AudioPlugin.dll (in volume.ini)  in xp how is this?, please, help me
Fonpaolo's avatar
I'm sorry, as it's stated in the description above, at the beginning:
"- This suite is intended for use on Windows 7/8 or at least Vista, some skins may not work with previous OS, for example the Volume and Sys Launchers skins won't work in Windows XP"...

I know the problem, at the moment there's no real solution, trying to mimic the Rainmeter plugin to control the Master Volume will involve the use of third party programs, most of them may really harm the computer if not used correctly trying to make any change in the string command, it will access to every hidden command.
anonymous's avatar
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