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My Steampunk Desktop - 1440 x 900 pixels by yereverluvinuncleber My Steampunk Desktop - 1440 x 900 pixels by yereverluvinuncleber
This is my steampunk desktop (current). It shows just some of the steampunk widgets (that I was responsible for designing and programming) in operation. The operating system shown above is Windows XP Professional 32bit though you wouldn't think it to look at it. Although this screenshot is Windows, almost all of these widgets would also operate under Mac OS/X as well. The widgets are tested under Windows XP Pro, Vista Home, Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) and Mac OS/X 10. They will also work under windows 8.

I create my own desktops with Yahoo, Rainmeter & Xwidget widgets, a steampunk wallpaper and Rocketdock as the launcher with a selection of my own icons. I don't think you can get much more steampunk than that - In fact, I challenge you to provide a more steampunk interface than mine - it must work mind, a background image is a fine thing to look at but a steampunk desktop needs to be a working thing.

All the widgets shown here are desktop widgets using the old and dependable Yahoo Widget engine known previously by the steampunkish name of Konfabulator. You simply download the widget engine FIRST and install it. Then your widget downloads will simply download and install automatically.

The links below are the link to the widgets on DA followed by direct links to the widget so you can just download... The widgets shown in the screenshot are as follows:
(Do a right click on these and open each in a new tab)

1. The Steampunk Clock Calendar yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar… (new version 2.6 now available)
2. The New Steampunk Resource Monitor yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
3. The Steampunk CPU/GPU Thermometer yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
4. The Steampunk wall clock yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
5. The Steampunk Orrery, Clock and Calendar yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
(This one is also an Xwidget - yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
(This one is also a Rainmeter skin - yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
6. The Steampunk Weather Gauge yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
7. The Steampunk Multi-site Monitor (link coming)

Direct links to the widgets - just click and download

1. The Steampunk Clock Calendar www.deviantart.com/download/27…
2. The New Steampunk Resource Monitor www.deviantart.com/download/35…
3. The Steampunk CPU/GPU Thermometer www.deviantart.com/download/27…
4. The Steampunk wall clock www.deviantart.com/download/32…
5. The Steampunk Orrery, Clock and Calendar www.deviantart.com/download/28…
(This one is also an Xwidget - www.deviantart.com/download/35…
(This one is also a Rainmeter skin - www.deviantart.com/download/35…
6. The Steampunk Weather Gauge www.deviantart.com/download/28…
7. The Steampunk Multi-site Monitor (link coming)

8. The wallpaper is here: yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
9. The Steampunk Icons are here: rocketdock.com/user/107284/add…

All the above are internal deviantart links, just click on them and they'll download the widget directly.
The following two are external links, first to the Rocketdock site and then a direct link for the Yahoo widget engine. It is the original link direct from a Yahoo server.

10. Rocketdock is here: rocketdock.com/download
11. The full Yahoo widget engine is here: desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2…

All of these widgets and icons are downloadable from Deviantart and if you choose to do so will make your desktop a steampunk visual feast. Not only a visual feast either as most are full of sounds, levers, bells and crank handles, all these little features actually work. I'm working on the resource monitor now as well as polishing off the other widgets. When done I am preparing to convert them to Xwidgets and perhaps to Rainmeter skins. We shall see how I get on with this plan. I have already partially converted the Orerry widget to these alternate engines with some help from good friends, Harry Whitfield and Mordasius.

Some people have said they need instructions for the widgets, they are here:

1. instructions-for-the-steampunk-resource-monitor lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…
2. instructions-for-the-steampunk-cpu-gpu-thermometers lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…
3. instructions-for-the-steampunk-clock-calendar lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…
4. instructions-for-the-steampunk-weather-gauge lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…

That's all I have for the moment.

Resource usage - My system is a 2007 Acer 7720G with a 2.2ghz core2duo. It has 3gb of available memory and 1.0tb of fast hybrid hard disc. It is man enough to run all these widgets with little noticeable effect on the system. When this screenshot was taken I was also running Photoshop, Firefox, Thunderbird, skype, WinSCP and Lotus Organiser. Despite what anyone might say the widgets have very little impact on resources and as they all have a real function I am willing to accept a slight degradation in performance for what they offer.

Steampunk is my 'thing' and I love creating these widgets. If you fancy providing me with any ideas for widgets then please do make suggestions, or better still commission me! I'll add links to these widgets to allow you to go direct rather than hunt around.

Please feel free to respond to my challenge if you have a more steampunk desktop that will trounce mine then tell me about it and submit a picture of it so we may all judge...


You may use any of my images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all cases I require a credit to the original artist using my name or pseudonym and a link to my own site.
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:icontempestaartica:
TempestaArtica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WONDERFUL!!!!!!+fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav Heart 
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Mavenrral Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I plan on helping my father out just a bit with is computer, Its having some issues but when I think its ready for it I'm going to be using most of these thing to punk his computer out. He's into the steampunk almost as much as I am. So I'm sure he's going to love it.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
New version of the orrery on the way, enhanced functionality, new graphics. Keep an eye out for it, I will link it here.

Glad you like my steampunk stuff.
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RGOdenJr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info but most of this stuff will not work with vista 32bit.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Sorry old boy but you are quite wrong, I have Vista 32bit here and it all works fine, no problems whatsoever, perhaps you are doing something wrong? In any case you need to be more specific as to what the problem is and then perhaps I can help you.  Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner.
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Hellsing2o2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Jolly good desktop you have there! =P
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Make it yours! - everything is available for downloading
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:iconhellsing2o2:
Hellsing2o2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Cool, I'll give it a try.
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wow! Glorious!! ;)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Thanks old chap.
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