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Absolute Weather for Rainmeter by C---M Absolute Weather for Rainmeter by C---M
Absolute Weather for Rainmeter
1920 x 1200 | 1680 x 1050

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 1200 & 1680 x 1050

Dimensions for 1920 x 1080 | 1600 x 900 | 1366 x 768 can be found here

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 2: Now compatible with Windows XP
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 Background)
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:iconsuhachiii:
suhachiii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thnx for sharing:D
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:iconblankid:
BlankID Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I HAD THE SAME IDEA !, but didnt know how to implement it.
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Tonxico Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Once again it's an amazing job and thanks a lot for sharing.

Once question: would it be possible to have the wallpaper in higher resolution?
On my configuration (1366x768) size of the wallpaper is only 87k...

Thanks a lot in advance and congratulations again.
Tonx
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Tonxico Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
oups... answer was not so difficult to find actually... in the description :S
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Tonxico Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Waou that's great stuff.
Finally something creative and original, well done and thank for sharing.
(just regret that it's not compatible with 1280x800 on my computer at work :( )
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:iconrottweilerjocke:
rottweilerjocke Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This one is a 5 star production,, great work.. finaly something new...
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Serjh111 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
under XP sp3 it seems it doesn't work ! ??
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
The minimum requirement is Windows 7. I'll make it Windows XP in the new update.
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:iconpenelope:
penelope Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How fun is this? :-)
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:iconleepat0302:
leepat0302 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Very original mate is there any chance you could do a 1366x768 Res version as it is the most used display size worldwide. Thanks anyway
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
You can download that version here</b>
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:iconleepat0302:
leepat0302 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
WoW Thanks for the update, great work by the way
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:iconchop007:
chop007 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This is seriously the most impressive design I have seen in a long time. Absolutely epic. I see you are committed and seeing it through to the final stages, I admire that. Well done and thank you for your hard work, time and creative ability. Awesome.
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:iconskrell:
Skrell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This is incredibly impressive and i dont even use rainmeter!! It's rare to see something this well done!
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:icon8000860:
8000860 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Fix this: you can't force people to use unstable version.
[link]
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:iconmerlinthered:
MerlinTheRed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainmeter beta isn't unstable. Only stable changes are incorporated into the weekly beta releases. I've practically always used the beta for several years now and there were perhaps two times a minor bug made it in there.
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:iconchimxx81:
chimxx81 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hello!

Absolutely loving your design concept :D

i just have one issue, the temperature number doesn't change to Celsius, but rather stays in Fahrenheit.
Is there something i did wrong?

i've changed the Unit to C. yet still doesn't change. :(
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
The unit must be lowercase. It should look like Unit=c.
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:iconchimxx81:
chimxx81 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
AHH.

That fixed it.

Thanks :D
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dorumatoi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
After I introduce my wheather code I save and then i I hit the refresh the skin dosen`t apear anymore.Can you please tell me why?And could it be 1920/1080
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Either the weather code you inserted was incorrect or the weather in your area is not available.
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dorumatoi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Yeah.I have changed the wheather code and it works now.But the meter steel remain at 87 ` and i changed tu C,any help pls?>
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
The unit must be lowercase. It should look like Unit=c
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:iconsimulint:
Simulint Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solely for the purpose of constructive criticism, I suggest taking a cue from this Rainmeter skin: BatteryWallpaper by manci5
It loads the wallpapers automatically. Very user friendly. Still kind of a CPU hog, though. But whatev.
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C---M Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
The Battery Wallpaper actually runs similar to the way mine runs. The only difference is that mine is required to go online to retrieve the weather information while his already has the information on his computer, which is probably why mine consumes more CPU.
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Simulint Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, his loads the wallpaper automatically:
onrefreshaction=!SetWallpaper #Currentpath#[ChooseWallpaper].png

Yes, yours uses more CPU, but not enough to bog down the computer.

To make the wallpaper automatically ClickThrough, use:
onrefreshaction=!ClickThrough

And to make the wallpaper appear behind everything, use:
onrefreshaction=!ZPos -1

Hope that helps!
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
That is very helpful, I will include it in the next update. Thanks!
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nVidia02 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
very nice , can you make this for 1280 x 1024?
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
When I was making this skin I was using a template that I made that fits monitors with a 16:9 and 16:10 ratio. The aspect ratio for a monitor that fits 1280 x 1024 is 5:4. If I get enough requests then I will make a new template and submit it.
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:iconkingcreolees:
KingCreoleEs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
+1
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fantastic! :+fav:
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dorihuynh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Niceee ... but I haven't seen that rain skin like that. It is so heavy ! Haha

Find somehow to reduce it ! :)
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I've tried to make it as small as possible but making a new image for every form of weather is the equivalent of having 50 wallpapers as a skin. This skin contains a lot of image files that take up a lot of space so it is reccomended that you delete the extra variations of screen resolutions that you don't use.
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:iconsimulint:
Simulint Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. Very, very nice.
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