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Illustro Extended

A package of skins with a "theme" or by a single author
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

UPDATE INFO

In near future (till the end of a year for sure), I will do an update fixing some issues and adding some features, will post on twitter and on rm forums. Please share your feedback, tell me what you'd like to see http://goo.gl/6vvXpk


2nd update info
Some time ago I started to do make new code and do some graphics for the update, but I forgot everything about LUA and how to create skins. Currently, I don't have any motivation to relearn all this stuff, so I'm sad to announce that for the time being, I won't update this skin. I'd still really like to do so. If the skin breakes in new updates I will update it as I'm using it myself.



Hello. I'd like to present you my piece of work. By any means I'm not very familiar with LUA, but I just understand basic functions. This skin was my personal project and after I considered it finished I published it here, so there will be bugs.
This isn't official skin!

Last update: 01.06.2015.


Planned features (don't know if I'll be able to do them):
– Automatic update skin popup (not that awful "update" skin)
– More app launcher options
– Laptop battery skin

If you have any feature request, please ask!

Features so far:
– Music player control
– Master volume control
– Basic system information
– Advanced CPU and GPU information
– Basic network and ping information
– Easy edits
– App launcher

Please share your opinions!

You can follow me on twitter or subscribe to this topic for updates:
https://twitter.com/Oxmstr

Troubleshooting:
My GPU related skins don't work.

There are 3 main causes for this:
1. MSI Afterburner plugin didn't install properly
2. You are running SLI / iGPU
3. You've turned off graphs in Afterburner

How to check which issue you have:
1. Go to rainmeter and press "Open log" button on the bottom. If there is an error with message "Plugin: Unable to load "MSIAfterburner.dll" (error 126)" then go to solution 1.
2. Open Afterburner and check the label names of the GPU graphs. If your labels say "GPU1 usage" instead of "GPU usage" then you have iGPU running and rainmeter doesn't know which GPU stats to show. Go to solution 2.
3. In Afterburner go to settings->monitoring. In "Active hardware monitoring graphs" section check whether you have your GPU related graphs turned on, if not just click on the tick symbol and refresh all skins.

Solutions
1. Go to your rainmeter skins folder (usually in rainmeter install location) and go to "Illustro_Extended\@Resources\Plugins" and open the folder with your rainmeter bit version, copy the MSIAfterburner.dll and paste it into "%appdata%\Rainmeter\Plugins" and paste it there, after that refresh all skins.

2. This will take about 5 minutes to fix. This skin doesn't support SLI at the moment so you need to pick 1 GPU to track stats of. Go to Afterburner and check how it labeled your GPUs (GPU1 and GPU2) and decide which one you'd like to track. Edit all skins containing GPU info (GPU, Temperatures, Usage history) by right clicking on skin and pressing "Edit skin". Search for "DataSource=" and change all entries related to GPU ("Fan speed" changes to "GPU1 fan speed" and "Memory usage" changes to "GPU1 memory usage") by adding GPU number at the end, so "GPU usage" changes to "GPU1 usage". Everything is case sensitive, you can check Afterburner graphs for datasource labels.

Changelog:
2.2 - 01.06.15
Autohiding of track name skin
Fixed drive options


2.1 - 13.09.14.
Overhaul of options menu
Added app launcher
Added usage history
Last edited by Oxmaster on December 6th, 2016, 1:56 pm, edited 11 times in total.
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

It's live!
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

I just found bug, update will be up in 30 min or so. Sorry for that.

Fixed.
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

Added 1 more drive to drive access skin and added bigger support for cpu skin.
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

Image

My vision of options menu, the current one is a placeholder.
Please share your opinions :sos: .
Tabs will be dependent on style that you choose: rectangular or rounded edges.

Launcher proto.
Image
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

Little update:
I think that I will abandon Rounded corners, they are making too many complications on launcher skin. It will be still in theme but it won't support launcher skin.

Sorry about that but my programming skills / time doesn't let me to support it.
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

Options overhaul update!
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
KAMAKAZi666
Posts: 2
Joined: January 7th, 2015, 10:52 am

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by KAMAKAZi666 »

Really awesome, love it.
I would like to find out how to change the font, amount of hard drives and the shadow effect of text.

Code: Select all

[Variables]
; Variables declared here can be used later on between two # characters (e.g. #MyVariable#).
fontName=Trebuchet MS
textSize=8
colorBar=0,0,238
colorText=255,255,255,205
disk1=C:
disk2=D:
disk3=E:
disk4=F:
disk5=G:
disk6=H:

and 

[code]
StringAlign=LEFT
; Meters using styleLeftText will be left-aligned.
StringCase=NONE
StringStyle=BOLD
StringEffect=SHADOW
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,20
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=#textSize#
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

I am sorry if I am not allowed to post this here, it's my first time.
Oxmaster
Posts: 33
Joined: February 18th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by Oxmaster »

If you are not familiar with Rainmeter or lua, it will be hard for you to add more drives.

The font is global for all meters, it's in advancedoptions.ini.
Illustro Extended. My vision of illustro.
KAMAKAZi666
Posts: 2
Joined: January 7th, 2015, 10:52 am

Re: Illustro Extended

Post by KAMAKAZi666 »

Thank you for your reply.
I have decided to use the drives skin form poiru.

Thanks again for this great skin, it's really awesome.