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Gaming Time & Date Skin Suggestions

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TheWolfBunny
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Gaming Time & Date Skin Suggestions

TheWolfBunny » November 27th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Why go modern with Rainmeter, when with these recommended Time & Date skins I've created, you can go back to the past? These are skins I've wanted to create to target to an audience of gamers who are fans of the days of nostalgia. To be very honest, when I first created these back then, I was pretty new and REALLY dense around that time period, until I've improved and upgraded all of these over time. That said, all 21 of these retro-styled skins listed below in this topic are tributes to retro games at heart, so I hope these recommendations are to your liking. Yes, the total amount of skins in this topic is 21, which is actually the same amount of games featured on the SNES Classic Edition. TIME IT LOUD!!!

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SMB3 Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/SMB3-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-653851677
A Rainmeter skin inspired by Super Mario Bros. 3, released in 1990 for the NES. Features Classic Forms for the time and date, and one detail I worked really hard on: every single NES palette is available!

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NES Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/NES-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-654283793
Something retro, but something that is a must-have for gamers. Feature three sizes, alt. forms with colorful borders and white texts, and every NES color palette is once again available!

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Game Boy Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Game-Boy-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-653876426
A skin inspired by the Game Boy, with the in-game text sourced from two launch games, Super Mario Land and Tetris. And, as a unique detail, all 32 default palettes from the Super Game Boy are available!

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Pokémon GS Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Pokemon-GS-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-657613663
A Rainmeter skin inspired by Pokémon Gold and Silver. I highly recommend this one for Pokémon trainers. Like the Game Boy Clock and Calendar, this one also has all 32 default palettes from the Super Game Boy.

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Sonic Mania Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Sonic-Mania-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-680176419
A Rainmeter skin based on Sonic Mania, released in 2017. Choose from 16 palettes sourced from the game!

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Sonic 3 Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Sonic-3-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-653962101
A Rainmeter skin based on Sonic 3 & Knuckles, released for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. No lock-on technology was required.

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Pokétch Watchface Clock
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Poketch-Watchface-Clock-For-Rainmeter-680207474
A Rainmeter skin that fully recreates the Pokétch from Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. It also features all eight palette swaps as a colorful detail, the latter 7 from the Kecleon Color Changer app. May I suggest this one in time for Gen. VIII on the Nintendo Switch next year?

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Super Metroid Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Super-Metroid-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-700189506
I recommend this Rainmeter skin based on Super Metroid just in time for Metroid Prime 4. Features 15 color palettes sourced from the game.

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Puzzle Bobble Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Puzzle-Bobble-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-677973491
A Rainmeter skin based on one of my favorite puzzle games, Puzzle Bobble! Well, in North America, Puzzle Bobble was dubbed "Bust-a-Move". The game was developed and released by Taito. It features palettes sourced from the original arcade version, and the SNES, Windows, and SEGA Game Gear ports of the game. There are also custom palettes I created, and palettes sourced from Bust-a-Move DS, making it a total of 34 color palettes.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Super-Smash-Bros-3DS-Clock-and-Calendar-RM-Skin-687087475
A recreation of the UI seen on the bottom corner of the touchscreen as seen in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. I would recommend this skin in celebration of the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Mario Party 2 Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Mario-Party-2-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-654736746
A Rainmeter skin based on Mario Party 2. The same sprites were used in Mario Party 3. A recommended one for those who like to party like it was 1999!

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Tetris Attack Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Tetris-Attack-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-654642951
A Rainmeter skin based on one of the best puzzle games of all time. In Japan, the game was originally known as Panel de Pon, releasing for the Super Famicom on 10/27/1995. This skin features 16 palettes sourced from Tetris Attack, two palettes ripped from Pokemon Puzzle Challenge, and two more from Dr. Mario & Puzzle League.
There's also a small variant available!
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https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Tetris-Attack-Small-Clock-and-Calendar-Rainmeter-661754651

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Kirby NiDL Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Kirby-NiDL-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-655905537
A Rainmeter skin based on Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It also features palettes sourced from Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, and even Kirby: Canvas Curse gets a special mention for the 18th color selection.

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DKC HUD Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/DKC-HUD-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-653795795
A Rainmeter skin based on the heads-up display numbers from the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES. There's also a color based on the Green Bananas from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. Did you know this was the skin that started it all back on 12/27/2016?

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Mario Party Mini-Game Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Mario-Party-Mini-Game-Clock-and-Calendar-RM-Skin-680071841
A Rainmeter skin based on the mini-game timer from Mario Party 1-3. A must-have for all the Mario Party fans!

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Sonic Mania Pinball Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Sonic-Mania-Pinball-Clock-and-Calendar-Rainmeter-756334287
A Rainmeter skin based on the Pinball Bonus Stage from the Encore Mode in Sonic Mania.

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SFII Continue Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/SFII-Continue-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-653915075
A Rainmeter skin based on the continue numbers from the Street Fighter II series. No quarters are required.

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Mario and Luigi SS Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Mario-and-Luigi-SS-Clock-and-Calendar-Rainmeter-740646563
A Rainmeter skin based on the original 2003 version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, released for the GBA in 2003.

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SMB1 (All-Stars) Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/SMB1-All-Stars-Clock-and-Calendar-Rainmeter-653940851
A Rainmeter skin based on the Super Mario All-Stars SNES version of the first Super Mario Bros. game.

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Secret of Mana Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Secret-of-Mana-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-701961911
A Rainmeter skin based on Secret of Mana, a.k.a. Seiken Densetsu 2 in Japan.

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Pokémon Clock and Calendar
https://www.deviantart.com/thewolfbunny/art/Pokemon-Clock-and-Calendar-For-Rainmeter-657612401
You didn't think I would leave this one out, would you? This is based on Pokémon Red/Blue, the games that started it all for our journeys back in 1999. Well, 1996 for the Japanese. It also has all 32 Super Game Boy color palettes.
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balala
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Re: Gaming Time & Date Skin Suggestions

balala » November 28th, 2018, 1:42 pm

OMG! There are too many skins. I downloaded the first package (SMB3 Clock and Calendar) and installed it, but I can't decide which skins to load. In my opinion it's not a good idea to include so many skins into a package.
Beside this, I'd add something: the Calc measures used into (probably?) all clock skins are complicated. Doesn't worth to make them so, instead I'd use something like this:

Code: Select all

[cHour10]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( Floor ( mHour / 10 ))
;Formula=[mHour]>=20?2: ([mHour]>=10?1: 0)

[cHour01]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( 10 * Frac ( mHour / 10 ))
;Formula=[mHour]>=50?[mHour]-50: ([mHour]>=40?[mHour]-40: ([mHour]>=30?[mHour]-30: ([mHour]>=20?[mHour]-20: ([mHour]>=10?[mHour]-10: [mHour]))))

[cMinute10]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( Floor ( mMinute / 10 ))
;Formula=[mMinute]>=50?5: ([mMinute]>=40?4: ([mMinute]>=30?3: ([mMinute]>=20?2: ([mMinute]>=10?1: 0))))

[cMinute01]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( 10 * Frac ( mMinute / 10 ))
;Formula=[mMinute]>=50?[mMinute]-50: ([mMinute]>=40?[mMinute]-40: ([mMinute]>=30?[mMinute]-30: ([mMinute]>=20?[mMinute]-20: ([mMinute]>=10?[mMinute]-10: [mMinute]))))
I didn't remove the old (original) Formula options, just commented them out.
The DynamicVariables=1 options are not needed as well, so I commented them out, too.
By the way, DynamicVariables=1 are also not needed on Time measures (eg [mHour] and [mMinute]). Comment them out / remove them as well.
Otherwise interesting idea and good work.
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Re: Gaming Time & Date Skin Suggestions

TheWolfBunny » November 28th, 2018, 6:41 pm

balala wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 1:42 pm
OMG! There are too many skins. I downloaded the first package (SMB3 Clock and Calendar) and installed it, but I can't decide which skins to load. In my opinion it's not a good idea to include so many skins into a package.
Beside this, I'd add something: the Calc measures used into (probably?) all clock skins are complicated. Doesn't worth to make them so, instead I'd use something like this:

Code: Select all

[cHour10]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( Floor ( mHour / 10 ))
;Formula=[mHour]>=20?2: ([mHour]>=10?1: 0)

[cHour01]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( 10 * Frac ( mHour / 10 ))
;Formula=[mHour]>=50?[mHour]-50: ([mHour]>=40?[mHour]-40: ([mHour]>=30?[mHour]-30: ([mHour]>=20?[mHour]-20: ([mHour]>=10?[mHour]-10: [mHour]))))

[cMinute10]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( Floor ( mMinute / 10 ))
;Formula=[mMinute]>=50?5: ([mMinute]>=40?4: ([mMinute]>=30?3: ([mMinute]>=20?2: ([mMinute]>=10?1: 0))))

[cMinute01]
;DynamicVariables=1
Measure=Calc
Formula=( 10 * Frac ( mMinute / 10 ))
;Formula=[mMinute]>=50?[mMinute]-50: ([mMinute]>=40?[mMinute]-40: ([mMinute]>=30?[mMinute]-30: ([mMinute]>=20?[mMinute]-20: ([mMinute]>=10?[mMinute]-10: [mMinute]))))
I didn't remove the old (original) Formula options, just commented them out.
The DynamicVariables=1 options are not needed as well, so I commented them out, too.
By the way, DynamicVariables=1 are also not needed on Time measures (eg [mHour] and [mMinute]). Comment them out / remove them as well.
Otherwise interesting idea and good work.
Thank you.
"Now, let's go play, together...
Together under the clearest of blue skies."
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balala
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Re: Gaming Time & Date Skin Suggestions

balala » November 28th, 2018, 6:47 pm

Glad to help (if I did).