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Absolute Weather for Rainmeter by C---M Absolute Weather for Rainmeter by C---M
Absolute Weather for Rainmeter
1920 x 1080 | 1600 x 900 | 1366 x 768

This is an interactive weather skin that incorporates the current weather into your background wallpaper.

Features:

Wallpaper
48 weather variants
Weather description and temperature
This skin comes in two dimensions, 1920 x 1080 & 1600 x 900

Dimensions for 1920 x 1200 & 1680 x 1050 can be found here

This skin contains a lot of image files that take up a lot of space so it is recommended that you delete the extra variations of screen resolutions that you are not using.

Instructions:

Run the installer.
Go to your Rainmeter skin directory: "...Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Absolute Weather" (the path may vary depending on your OS)
Open the Weather.ini file and define the weather code and temperature unit in the variables section.
- To find the weather code, go to Weather.com and search for your city. Copy the 8-digit code at the end of the URL and paste it after "WeatherCode=" in the variables section of the .ini file. (ex. WeatherCode=USNY1232 for Rochester, NY)
Define the temperature unit with a lowercase c for Celsius or a lowercase f for Fahrenheit.


Wallpaper


Update 3: Now compatible with Windows XP
Update 2: 1366 x 768 is now available
Update 1: Wallpaper is automatically set and the click though setting is already applied
- If the Wallpaper doesn't automatically set then go to your rainmeter skin directory: "...Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Absolute Weather" , locate the folder labeled as your screen resolution and use the picture provided in the folder as your wallpaper. (right click the picture, click Set as Desktop
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Elliptisoar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! The only problem is that it overlays my desktop icons, so that kinda makes it unusable for me. I think that's just Rainmeter's issue though. Otherwise, great & original idea.
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C---M Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I don't know a way around that. I set the ZPosition to -1 so it would be at the bottom layer of the desktop but it seems that the positioning only applies to the Rainmeter application. I always hide my desktop icons because they are always covered by Rainmeter skins. If you were to use a Rainmeter skin which acts as a shortcut button you could use that instead of a desktop icon. I made another skin for Rainmeter called Sand and I used that method to deviate the use of desktop icons.
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soldier4messiah Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It doesn't follow the current time of day. I've already put my location code in. Nice though....
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drgnfngs Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
how can i make it for 1440 x 900?
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Elliptisoar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can actually modify the images to be 1440x900, the aspect ratio is the same as the 1680x1050 version. I did this and it works well. I used Pixillion image converter to mass resize the images. Also, edit the .ini, set the W and H near the bottom to your resolution.
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C---M Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
This skin is only available in 1920 x 1200 , 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080 , 1600 x 900 & 1366 x 768
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johnnyon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
hi. when i input the 8-digit code for the weather it does not work. it just shows the Fahrenheit sign with no numbers.
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C---M Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Make sure you are not inputting your zip code instead of the code provided by the website,
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johnnyon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
thanks for the reply. this is the 8 digit number i put in

WeatherCode=EIXX0250

and i also changed the f to a c after unit and postfix unit.
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3M0-SWAG Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
please make one for 1600 x 900
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