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Centric Gaming Suite V1.3


CHANGELOG
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5/19/13 (May 19) V1.3
- V1.3 released
- Lag should be drastically reduced (tip thanks to Kennyist!)


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3/2/13 (Mar. 2) V1.2.1
- V1.2.1 released
- Fixed image bug for 8th panel


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3/1/13 (Mar. 1) V1.2
- V1.2 released
- Updated configurator to read and modify all 8 panels


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2/28/13 (Feb. 28) V1.1
- V1.1 released
- Revamped mouse codes from my Jelly Bean skin: lag when hovering over panels is now gone!
- New Large version available with 8 panels


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2/24/13 (Feb. 24) V1.0
- V1.0 released


FEATURES
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- Displays 4 games to launch, or 8 with the large version
- Black and white box art turns into color when hovered on
- Configurable game art, names and paths
- Resizable art panels
- Comes with Steam path tutorial if needed
- Shares setup code used in my Google Reader skin (will be universal on all my future skins)
- Easy to use and highly customizable
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Is there anyway that we can add more than 8?
Btw this is amazing! glad I found this! 
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No problem! Glad you got it working. :)
Okay I have another question. Is there a way to make it Vertical instead of horizontal?
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I like to write my skins in sections, so luckily this should be a bit easy. However, in order to keep this simple, you'll have to delete the game name meters.

First, you'll have to change the size of the panels, as there is less space vertically than there is horizontally, unless you run your monitors vertically.

In the BG section of the skin (marked "BG START" and "BG END") you will see meters labelled 1, 2, 3, 4, and if you want to mod the large one, it goes on to 8 or whatever number you added yourself. You will have to modify all meters except 1. In the "X=" and "Y=" section of those few meters, you will see  "0R" and "0r", respectively. Reverse these and they will be stacked on top of each other.

Then in the next section, which is Artwork, you will see meters labelled A1, A1H, and so on. Again, this will end at whatever number of panels you added. You will have to change the "X=" and "Y=" values of each of the A(Number) meters. Leave the A(Number)H meters alone. You will see "#W#r" and "0r". To get them stacked vertically, change the "X=" value from "#W#r" to "0r" and change the "Y=" value from "0r" to "0R".

And to delete the game name meters, just delete the entire Names section at the very end. I'm pretty sure you know what game you're playing based off the artwork anyway!

That should do the trick. As always, ask if you have any questions!
Okay so I got it vertical and did everything you said but, I'm confused at the stacking part.. how to you make it so they aren't stacked?
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Do you mean put it back to the way it was originally, horizontally?
i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q… <---- there on top of each other how do you keep it vertical and not have them stacked on top of each other?
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Did you follow the steps for the Artwork section?
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If you know how Rainmeter skins work, I guess you could try to follow this guide I made for another user and write it yourself.

If you need help, just ask! I may think about making a new version that's easier to use alongside my upcoming Android suite.
Alright cool thanks so much it works perfect!
I have already tried, it doesn't work, it needs intermediary, aka steam
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Actually, I think I have Dota 2, so when I get home I'll see if I can find a way to launch it. :)
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Sorry man, I really don't know then. :(
Nah doesn't seem to work... I am out of mind wtf is that.. :c your launcher is cool, it matches my desktop well! [link]
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Maybe try selecting the game's actual .EXE file. I doubt it'll work though, as if you try it through Windows Explorer, most games won't start up like that.
II just shortened my path to type less. I get it I have to add hard drive. My steam path is: D:\Games\Steam\Steam.exe and this - "D:\Games\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 570 doesn't work. That's all!
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That's weird... Running out of options here, but try this: "[steam://rungameid/570]"

Leave the brackets in when entering the path.
I still don't understand. Should i point this path "Steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota.exe" steam.dll or what???
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Whoops, I meant if you have Steam installed on your C drive, then it'll be ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 570". If it's on D or E, etc. replace the letter C with whatever the drive letter is.
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That won't work. You have to add the hard drive where Steam is installed. For example, if you have Windows 7 64 bit, it'll be ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 570".

Check out this guide for help.
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Is there a way to lower the lag I have when I put my mouse cursor over the dock?
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I don't think so. I've tried modifying the code many times, but this seems like the fastest for some reason.

I'll try again, haha. :)
I have the same problem as ~SoundmOtion had. But your solution doesn't help. When i paste STEAM directory and add -applaunch xxx in Variables.inc, still nothing happens when I click on the icons! Help!
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