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Rainmeter Skin for the Steampunk Orrery and Clock by yereverluvinuncleber Rainmeter Skin for the Steampunk Orrery and Clock by yereverluvinuncleber
Is this a piece of Space 1899 high tech? - perhaps the Martian attack has failed and the humans are returning to Mars for their revenge? Is it a piece of the Victorian space technology that human space farers might use in their quest for conquest of Mars?

Nope! It is simply a Rainmeter version of my previous Steampunk Orrery Widget. The Rainmeter skin is a straight conversion of the original steampunk orrery using my graphics for the front end. The clock is working, the cogs rotate and the clock tells the time. At the moment the advanced functions of the original Yahoo widget Orerry have not yet been transferred but this may yet occur... give me time.

You can download the Rainmeter widget here: www.deviantart.com/download/35…

(DA in their wisdom are hiding the download button, it is now beneath the "more like this" module, on the right...)

The hard work in converting the orerry was performed by a dedicated DA-er by the name of Mordasius: mordasius.deviantart.com/ His skills in converting the YWE! widget graphics to rainmeter have been heavily relied upon. I have a lot of learning to do for the next stage. Mordasius has also used the moon shade images from from Visions+ by sgtevmckay sgtevmckay.deviantart.com/art/… in this conversion, so credit where credit is due.

The original YWE! widget was created by myself using my graphics and the javascript code of Harry Whitfield. Harry's hard work isn't in the latest version but we worked so long and hard on the original that he needs to be credited too. The original orrery widget for the yahoo widget engine can be found here: yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…

Mordasius' inspiration was founded upon my steampunk widget but in turn my own inspiration was based upon a superb blog navigation device on Ian Tregillis' site created by Richard Mueller of 3232 design. His superb bit of Adobe Flash was really inspirational and it made me want to complete it (the original only shows 50% of the device and was limited to running on flash only web-pages within the browser). My version will add functionality and will run on your Mac or Windows desktop. See the original here: www.iantregillis.com/index.cfm - This link won't work well on ipads or other devices that don't support flash.

Don't want to bore you with too many links but you do need to note - This widget requires Rainmeter 2.5 to operate. Download Rainmeter from here:
rainmeter.googlecode.com/files…

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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trimixer Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
thank you sir, fine work. loved the widget desktop but just burned too many resources on my poky machine
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
What a pity - mine is a 2.5ghz core2dup laptop and it is as quick as anything with the widgets.
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scottfree1 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2015  New Deviant
You will need to enter your weather code (yahoo weather extended forecast in the url) and modify the hardware values for openhardwaremonitor ( must be running) to match your system.

Figured it out preview 

sta.sh/0tfa62nh70w
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scottfree1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New Deviant
Ok no pics the skin below and here's a rar since I've never made a skin and it may be garbage. 

drive.google.com/file/d/0B8mYk…
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scottfree1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New Deviant
Really liked your steam clock and with all the open real estate  I turned mine into the steam-system-weather-punk-clock
It monitors system mhz, temps (computer & real world) servers (ping up/down) restart button for rainmeter and toggles app menu..
Since you did the hard stuff, thank you, I thought I'd post it here.. but I can't gd spam filters..
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Appreciated - I like what you've done with it.

Will give it a try next time I switch rainmeter on.
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scottfree1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New Deviant
Glad you like it I've added it to my profile, not sure of etiquette on stuff like this, but I've credited you and anyone I can remember that that I've cribbed for my mashup, thanks for your contrib of the cool stuff et al for the boring stuff and I guess me for squeezing ten pounds of rainmeters  into a 5 pound bag..
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
A prominent credit will do fine, in my case if I ever do borrow any skills/code &c  I also include a link in the code header.
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GrayhorseRetired Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Great collection for a desktop. Awesome work. Congrats
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Kind words - I like you already.
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:iconlady-boyle:
Lady-Boyle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Now I want a steam punk theme.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I quite understand.
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:iconyjh1412:
yjh1412 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
A wonderful work! thanks for sharing!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you.
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justakiwi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Are your other steampunk widgets available for Rainmaker too? (I kind of prefer Rainmaker to anything Yahoo)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Only one available for rainmeter. When you have a widget using a language it needs an engine to interpret it, all programs need a runtime engine to do that. You have most the runtime engines installed already that is why programs designed for the standrd runtimes generally work. For the widgets to run you need the Konfabulator Javascript engine commonly known as Yahoo widgets. There is no problem having more than one engine running simultaneously. Personally I have the Xwidget and Yahoo widget engine as well as VB6, .NET, Java. You probably have these last three too but don't know it. Fundamentally If you want certain widgets you need the engine too.
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marquism Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
can these appear on forums?
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You can add links to the images of course but I assume you want to embed the widgets themselves. The widgets are designed to run with an engine installed. If you have the correct engine it will work on your own PC but the widgets are not web-enabled.
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bodom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Incredible!! Thanks a lot :-3
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
glad you like it, improvements to come
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Macs61 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Very beautiful ... I used your image here: macs61.deviantart.com/art/PFlo… 253A1379287316
Thank you!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks very much for the credit and the fine work. Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner.
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:iconmacs61:
Macs61 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I do appreciate your generosity. His work is also very good!
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:iconleawiggins:
LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Love this one too~
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like it. Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner.
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Freaktrev Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
cool stuff!!! Dig it.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like it. Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner.

Don't dig it too deep.
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FilthyPierre Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Simply beautiful.  Great work.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, Glad you like it. Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner.
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reyonylf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
nice one..hehehe:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like it - this one is about to be updated.
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DaedricMats Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I love it!!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Most pleased.
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Desig101 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
It looks very professional, a great job!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks ever so!
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ferdin08 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
wow..ya man you are great..thank you so much..looks real
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
ta
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very original.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) i've tried it out it's fantastic, usually i like techonlogic skins like "Blue Vision" but this is something amazing. thanks again :-)
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thankyou.
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Furutososha Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I was already impressed by the yahoo widget, but don't use the yahoo widget engine anymore. Now of course I am happy that you have developed this widget with Mordasius for Rainmeter and look forward to your further cooperation. Two excellent artists have found each other and there is much to do :-)

Thank you very much.
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hope to do so more - time available and God willing...

In practical terms, it is difficult to find the time to redevelop something for another engine when the original is still working perfectly on yahoo widgets. I receive no benefit from redeveloping onto a new platform. Unless I can find a way of making it pay for itself then redevelopment of them all is unlikely. In total I have received 15 in donations from over 1,000,000 downloads. These days people want something for nothing and very few are willing to pay.

Think of the engine as that, merely an engine. you can rainmnter and YWE! at the same time, just hide the consoles.

All programs require a runtime engine. .NET is bundled with windows as is the VB6 runtime. Your programs would not run without these engines. So, you are already running more than one engine - It does not really matter.
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Furutososha Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I hope you have not misunderstood me. "There is so much to do" was a quote from Agatha Christie's Poirot, not really meant seriously and no shoving.
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I don't think you were shoving, don't worry.

I was merely telling it how it is. A down-trodden house-husband with a web and graphics business, three kids and a demanding wife. Washing machine and car to fix &c &c. The steampunk stuff is what I'd like to do, I have just found no way to make it pay...

:)
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:iconfurutososha:
Furutososha Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I understand very well what you mean, I am in a similar situation. I wish you all the best.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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olympiadakasatou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent idea :clap:
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
glad you like it.
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