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Rusty Plates and Pipes - a Steampunk HUD



This is an alternative to those swishy, slimline Hi-Tech Rainmeter HUDs.  It's chunky and rusty and might appeal to those with a steampunk orientation. The skins included in the .rmskin package are:

A Wallpaper Frame:- this gives the top and bottom plates along with screw rods on the left and right to provide background for the skins which can be slapped on top of any wallpaper of your choice.
CPU:- shows overall CPU usage and individual gauges for up to four cores. Also shows the process commanding most of the CPU resources.
FeedReader:- An RSS/Atom feedreader built around Kaelri's Reader.lua script. Feed items are sorted by date/time and anything less than an hour old is bulleted.  Number indicators to the right show how many 'new' items have been posted on each feed.
HDDs:- Gauges show the used space on 1-4 hard drives. Left-click on the gauges to open the drive. Right-click on the skin to change the drive letters. Button in the bottom-left opens the recycle bin.
Launcher:- The seven buttons in the bottom center of the screen are there to activate / close various skins.
Music player:- A basic music player that works with a variety of media players. Right-click anywhere on the skin to change the music player being used.
Network:- shows the current upload and download speeds on a line-graph along with the latest ping return time.
RAMpage:- tubes showing RAM and Pagefile memory usage (combined with the spectrum analyzer and volume control).
Spectrum analyzer / Volume Control:- Displays levels of audio output using the Audio Level Plugin by dgrace.  The under-slider can be used to mute or change audio volume (use the center mouse wheel).  Mute by clicking on the 'Volume' button.
StormQuake:- shows the location of tropical storms and recent earthquakes having a magnitude of 4.5 or greater on the Richter scale. Click on the "sun" button to toggle the world sunlight map on and off.
Weather:- Weather skin showing the current temperature, barometric pressure, wind direction and probability of precipitation.  Click on the bottom right '3-Day' button for a 3-day forecast from the Weather Channel. Right-click on the skin to change the weather code for your location.

User Settings: Change the settings such as Weather Code, Feed URLs, HDD letters, Music Player Name, etc. by right-clicking on the skin and looking under 'Custom Skin Actions'.

Note: these skins were intended for use on a 1920x1080 display.  The wallpaper in the screenshot is Station Steampunk by manilove which is included in the .rmskin package, but you can use any wallpaper you like and it will show through (in places).

You will need the latest .Beta version of Rainmeter to run these skins. Get it from here:->

UPDATED 28TH MAY 2015: Added a Storm-Quake skin that loads in place of the MusicPlayer skin.  Toggle the MusicPlayer and Storm-Quake skins by clicking buttons in the central launcher.
UPDATED 14TH MAY 2016: Updated the weather skin to get the revised feed from
UPDATED 22ND JULY 2017: Added the time/date skin showing positions of the sun and moon.
Updated 4th July 2022: Updated the weather API...
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