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IcyStorm V2 (Realistic rainmeter snow)

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Want a better preview of the snow effect? gfycat.com/GleefulHeftyCooter

Want faster wind? slower fall speed? Color? all variables are customizable!
The default number of snowflakes is set at 60. If you want to add or remove snowflakes, make sure you change the variable "NumSnowflakes".
Have multiple monitors? Just change the variables TotalScreenAreaX and TotalScreenAreaY and you're good to go.
Just don't forget to change the variables StartX and EndX to indicate the area for your snowflakes to spawn.

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Technical stuff: (The stuff you shouldn't worry about unless you want to edit variables)
If you want to change the update rate under [rainmeter], you MUST change the variable UpdateRate.
Also, due to the snowflake's random speeds, you have to adjust the Lifetime variable when you change fall speed or the snowflake amount. More information inside the .ini file.
High cpu usage? Set update and UpdateRate to 32 for a 30FPS animation, or lower the amount of snowflakes.

All of the snowflake's features:
ImageTints (colored snowflakes like in this gfy: gfycat.com/ScalyEnormousDorkin…
Transparency
Size
Falling speed
Swaying (quadratic InOut that sways particles side to side)
Wind (3 types!)

Reddit thread: redd.it/3usvbh

Hotfix 2.0.1: Fixed an inconvenience regarding the meter [MeterWorkArea], made it's W and H use variables that have already been set earlier in the file.  

optional Sidefix (is that a thing?) for 2.0.1: If you have particles that spawn under the screen and then flow upward, replace SnowflakeAnimator.lua with this: pastebin.com/nxxEQg23
This doesn't remove particles that are located under the screen.

2.0.2: fixed something stupid I missed in [MeterWorkArea]
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ImpossiblePNew Deviant

I rlly like the snow, but will there be an update that lets the snow fall at around 144-240 fps?

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omaardmcNew Deviant

thank you

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omaardmcNew Deviant

thnk u

Yalloyin's avatar

Am i just dumb? When I install the icystorm I can't get it to start running. Help!

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tylercolaNew Deviant

Does anyone know if i can change the color of the snow

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gurikler39New Deviant

i can't get the snow to fall from right to left, any suggestion on how to accomplish that?

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GlobalMeaning Digital Artist

Looks amazing! But mine falls for like 5 sec stops and start again. Is there way to stop that from happening like can it be a continus fall?

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Hey bro,

you still active? been wondering if you could make some rainmeter particle system like where the twinkles get moved around (tried to post a yt link but it wouldnt let me post, search

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I absolutely love it thank you!!! Sokka's wave

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I have two monitors and I was able to have the effect on both monitors whne my secondary was on the right but how can i do it if it is on the left?

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Just duplicate the skin to put it on your other screen buddy ;)


Go to : %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins

Then copy IcyStorm folder and rename the copy into the name you want like IcyStorm 2

And Enjoy !

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gooddddddddddddddddddddd:)

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can you change the snow itself like if i wanted it to become falling petals or rain ?? or is this just made for snow? this is cool as hell!!

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you can if you change the sprite in the folder @recourses if im correct

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Thank you so much, i love it :D

JMont243's avatar

muy bonito pero consume demasiados recursos de sistema, malo por eso.:no:

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Let it snow! Love it!Winter Lantern 
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Rainmeter is one of the few things I miss about Windows, widgets like this in particular. It would be a good one to use around Christmas time.

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Thank you! This is really great!
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