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Steel plates with pipes: Rainmeter Dieselpunk HUD by Mordasius Steel plates with pipes: Rainmeter Dieselpunk HUD by Mordasius
This is an updated and de-rusted version of the Rusty plates and pipes Steampunk-HUD.  The rust has gone and a few other tweaks and updates take the collection into the 20th Century.  Just move your mouse around and click every now and again to see what has changed.  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 a line-graph of CPU usage (linear and logarithmic scales) plus separate tube gauges for up to six cores.  Also shows the process grabbing 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. A button towards the bottom-left opens the recycle bin.
Launcher:- There are eight buttons in the bottom-center of the screen that activate / close various skins.  Right-click on the skin and you can make changes to launch programs or open folders.
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.  Right-click on the skin to set the best up and download speeds for your network.
RAMpage:- gauges showing RAM and Pagefile memory usage combined with a 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 anywhere on the skin to change the weather settings 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.  I can't find where the wallpaper included in the .rmskin package came from, 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:-> rainmeter.net/

Updated 14TH May 2016: Modified the weather skin to get the updated feed from Weather.com.
Updated 11 August 2018: Updated TopProcesses and Disk read/write to use the UsageMonitor plugin - much more efficient
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:iconspiraloso:
spiraloso Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice work! 
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fscone1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very nicee !!!
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Thanks.  However, I suggest you download it again as I have just updated a couple of skins to be more efficient and use less CPU.
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:iconwil2fly13:
wil2fly13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Hi, I am new to the rainmaker.  As a retired Air Force guy, this skin (theme) really caught my attention.  I have 3 monitors so how can I stretch Wallpaper Frame over all three?
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
I've never had three working monitors at the same time so I've no experience of that type of thing.  How about www.howtogeek.com/174452/begin… or www.pcworld.com/article/292394…
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ShadowTek-Z Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
This skin uses a beautiful wallpaper background
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:iconray-shaw000:
Ray-Shaw000 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Very nice. Thanks.
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:iconjrlauer:
jrlauer Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2017
Very well done, I really like it.
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:iconpalliden7:
Palliden7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Cool wallpaper.
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:iconnightrocker70:
nightrocker70 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Bitchin! I dig it:)
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:icondarkdarwin:
DarkDarwin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Awesome,I havent d/led a full suite in years but this caught my detail seeking eye.Thank you so much for all the labor.
Cheers!
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:iconmyrrdan:
myrrdan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
where did you get the cloud background? or is that included?
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2017
Yes the wallpaper shown is included in the package.  I think it came from here: wallup.net/nature-sky-clouds-s… although it seems to have been rotated - can't remember doing that.
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myrrdan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Cool, thanks :)
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deviantART-dog Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, this is cool artwork! Nice done!
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:iconsyrdi:
Syrdi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh yes, you are one of the RAINMETER GURU - AVATAR
King Builder i see your works all the Years ,
Wenn i am Google or Devi then i see works of yours.
Your works are Perfect with Heardpower.
Thanks
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dancingsylph Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Gorgeous! I'm using it as my inaugural Rainmeter skin! I love how warm and clean it is.
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Space0ctopus Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
 I do NOT understand how it takes me this long to scroll through all the Rainmeter stuff on Deviantart, to get to this one, when this is not only a million times better than 99% of those boring, minimalist, talent-less garbage skins that all appear before it, and the ridiculously stupid my little pony skins, but this is clearly more artistic, more clean, more beautiful, more feature filled,  much harder to replicate & it's not like just anyone can go make it.  This easily belongs in the top 10 results, if not #1. It makes me angry that the bland, boring minimalist stuff that requires no skill or talent to make, are more popular. You deserve recognition & respect for this, especially since you also included features no other skin has really utilized.

The only thing missing, and I am not sure if I already commented on here before, is the ability to hover over RSS feed items & have the tooltip pop up with the rest of the title, for when it is cut off and the user wants to see what it says without opening a browser or new tab. I fixed this on my own, and am happy to share the changes with you.

All you need to do is replace the feedreader.ini with this one : FeedReader.
I have changed nothing else, so it's exactly your skin, just with tooltips for each feed item.
If you don't want to change it, it might still be nice for other users to know I shared it so they can download it & replace it for themselves. :)
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Space0ctopus Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
lol I just noticed I had left a comment previously on your other skin, saying practically the same thing. Sorry about that, I completely forgot! Either way,
:iconthankyou1plz::iconthankyou2plz::iconthankyou3plz::iconthankyou4plz::iconthankyou5plz:
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Indigo-Glow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had this on my Favorites list since this was first released, but did not have a 1080 machine. New machine is a day away, and the minute I install Rainmeter, this fabulous theme is being installed. Found the wallpaper online, which just ads to the fun.
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Good luck to you.  This hasn't been updated for a while so just let me know if you think it needs any upgrades.
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:iconthe-man-in-the-box:
the-man-in-the-box Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Awesome.
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:iconzzogodozz:
zzogodozz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
WoW ~ Mind blown ~ Great work/art.
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:icon1spinner:
1spinner Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
just beautiful
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:iconysharros:
Ysharros Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing!
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ShadowTek-Z Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Incredible as usual, still the best rainmeter skinner on the net!!
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TychoCain Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
The wind direction needle seems to be 180 degrees out.  Is there a way to fix this?  If not, no biggie.  I love the skin regardless.  BZ!!
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2015
I've used the oceanographic convention with wind blowing from the south to the north shown by the arrow pointing north.  That's simply because I prefer to have the arrow pointing to where the wind is flowing to rather than where it is coming from.  If you want the arrow pointing the other way around you can navigate to the png image ...\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Dieselpunk-HUD\aResources\Images\Weather\ptw.png and rotate it through 180 degrees with Windows Photo Viewer or any image editor. :-)
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TychoCain Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Figured that's what you were doing.  It's cool, not many people know that convention.  As I said before, BZ on the skin.
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TheSaxster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Terrific job on this!
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R0ck-n-R0lla1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Again so amazing this looks so good :)
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:iconspiraloso:
spiraloso Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is great!
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Wllp Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I am having a little trouble getting it to look right. It looks like my screen is too small even though its the same resolution you mention above. I have a screen shot if you need it.
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2015
I can't offer much advice without seeing your screenshot and unfortunately you can't attach screenshots to Deviant Art notes or comments.  What you can do is post it in a reply to my Dieselpunk HUD post on the Rainmeter Forums.
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AsianKittyKat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Very nice.
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:iconwarder348:
warder348 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Beautiful skin, just needs a matching app launcher, 6 or 8 button would be great.
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2015
The launcher skin in the bottom-center can be used as an app launcher.  The only reason I've set it to load/unload skins is that I use the windows taskbar with customised icons.  If you right-click on the bottom-center launcher you'll see how to edit it to launch programs or open folders.  If you have any problems just send me a [note] listing the programs/folders you want to launch.
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warder348 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
I understand that it can be used as an app launcher but I hate to loose what it does as a skin loader and un loader, it's just so cool! I just thought that you might make a separate launcher for apps like image editing, internet and others that we could configure as needed. I hate having to use the task bar, just takes away from the fun of the skin. Thanks for your help and reply. 
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
1) copy the SkinLauncher folder to the folder SkinLauncher2.   2) copy VARS-Launcher.ini -> VARS-Launcher2.ini   3) Change the line  Include=:@:Configs\VARS-launcher.inc -> Include=:@:Configs\VARS-launcher2.inc   4) Change the line OnRefreshAction=!Move "749" "911" -> OnRefreshAction=!Move "749" "982"   5) Edit the settings in VARS-Launcher2.ini   6) Launch whatever you want from the lower Launcher skin  ;-)
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beczl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is absolutely unbelivable. Great work!
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sux974 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
This is fantastic, a real masterpiece. I wish there were a lower resolution (1366x768)
maybe one day .....
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015
maybe one day, but I'm sorry it won't be any day soon as it would mean re-scaling all the images and meter settings and the whole thing would end up rather cramped.
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DM-moinmoin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Great!!
Klasse Arbeit. :)
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:iconimonline:
imonline Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks great!
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gritts1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Nicely done!
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MirageII Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Very cool.
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SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great job on this!
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jopageri62 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Fantastic.....great job!
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
danke schön
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jopageri62 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Gern geschehen!
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