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balala
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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Yincognito wrote: March 23rd, 2022, 7:08 pm Probably reinstalling the older version of the skin on the top of the one with the correct key (which they changed back then, but forgot about it).
Yep, makes sense.
Yincognito wrote: March 23rd, 2022, 7:08 pm It doesn't explain why it happened for more users at once, although when it comes to a large number of users, some users doing the same thing at about the same time is statistically possible. Of course, it would be quite a coincidence indeed.
Statistically definitely possible, but quite improbable.
But as said, doesn't really matter...
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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Yincognito wrote: January 10th, 2022, 8:13 pm Well, mine does, due to the way it is built. :D

Yes, there is a change, but not in the way Rainmeter weather skins work, but in the 'authenthication' used by weather.com to "validate" and provide weather info, something that most skins use these days. In other words, the "default" API key used by weather.com to display the Weather.com JSON data has changed. So, to make it work, you either:
- switch to a skin that is capable to get the data from the weather.com's page source (and not just the weather.com's JSON file - my weather skin can toggle between these two methods through a simple variable modification, for example)
- take a look at weather.com's page source to find out the key it uses to display its "normal" webpage (the webpage you see when visiting the site; the info used by that page comes from the JSON data as well, but the latter needs an access key as you probably know already)
Dude, I use Rainmeter since 2009. I absolutelly love it and i must say the constant changes to the Weather Channel API are tiresome, however, I just had to register to say thank you. It worked on the spot. O.O :o :D :welcome: 8-)

PS: ppl, just find your weather variables or ini file and change the APIKey to: 21d8a80b3d6b444998a80b3d6b1449d3
This is only working for now March 223rd 2022. Take care 8-) :welcome:

Note
Original thread pointing to the solution:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Rainmeter/comments/s146bp/weathercom_skins_not_working_fix/
Thanks to https://www.reddit.com/user/Novadestin/
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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BOLITACOCIDA wrote: March 24th, 2022, 12:55 am Dude, I use Rainmeter since 2009. I absolutelly love it and i must say the constant changes to the Weather Channel API are tiresome, however, I just had to register to say thank you. It worked on the spot. O.O :o :D :welcome: 8-)

PS: ppl, just find your weather variables or ini file and change the APIKey to: 21d8a80b3d6b444998a80b3d6b1449d3
This is only working for now March 223rd 2022. Take care 8-) :welcome:

Note
Original thread pointing to the solution:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Rainmeter/comments/s146bp/weathercom_skins_not_working_fix/
Thanks to https://www.reddit.com/user/Novadestin/
Thank you very much for the appreciation, I'm honored. :bow:
Never knew I was providing help indirectly as well, all the way to reddit, considering I'm not a user of the platform! :jawdrop

Anyway, all the people here on the forum are awesome, I'm not the only one helping out and providing useful info. And of course, I learned new things as well from here, just like everybody else. ;-)
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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Yincognito wrote: March 24th, 2022, 1:19 am Thank you very much for the appreciation, I'm honored. :bow:
Never knew I was providing help indirectly as well, all the way to reddit, considering I'm not a user of the platform! :jawdrop

Anyway, all the people here on the forum are awesome, I'm not the only one helping out and providing useful info. And of course, I learned new things as well from here, just like everybody else. ;-)
I fell happy that you feel happy :D
Little or small, all help counts. I was very stressed bc i already know is not easy to figure out the WC changes, sometimes its the api key sometimes is a link, sometimes a leter ina link, its crazy and yesterday it was working. So i was frustreted and you solved my headache, so Thanks again :) :welcome:
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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BOLITACOCIDA wrote: March 24th, 2022, 1:44 am I fell happy that you feel happy :D
Little or small, all help counts. I was very stressed bc i already know is not easy to figure out the WC changes, sometimes its the api key sometimes is a link, sometimes a leter ina link, its crazy and yesterday it was working. So i was frustreted and you solved my headache, so Thanks again :) :welcome:
No problem - as long as we can get the weather from there, there will always be solutions for whatever changes might occur. :great:
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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Hi all I've looking over this board that already helped me fixing allot of issues, thanks for that help.
Atm I have one that I can't find solution, its a weather skin from Cortana skin https://www.deviantart.com/oldcrow10/art/Cortana-UI-1-2-1-795166602,
I.ve been using this skin for very long years https://www.deviantart.com/5ynt3t1k/art/JARVIS-Highpitched-OS-1-1-1-439313218, with this weather skin : https://www.deviantart.com/jsmorley/art/LargeCleanWeather-August-4-2020-850832823, is a nice skin but I'm changing my skin to tech-C and want to use the weather from Cortana that it takes less space on the screen.

So the the Cortana weather skin is: VCloudsWeather2 but it doesn't have the API part to fix
doc is named: UserVariables.inc

[Variables]
LocationCode=POXX0016
Language=English
Units=en-GB
FontFace=HandelGotD
FontColor1=255,243,0,255
FontColor2=255,119,0,255
FontColor3=24,255,0,255
FontColor4=0,219,255,255
FontColor5=0,255, 255, 200
FontColor6=249,255,0,255
FontSize1=9
FontSize2=11
FontSize3=8
FontSize4=8
FontSize5=9
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,250
CurrentTempFont=20
CurrentConditionsFont=12
DetailedDataFontStyle=REGULAR
TodayFont1=12
TodayFont2=10
LocationFont=8
WeatherUpdateFont=8
Icons=#@#Images\WeatherIcons
CurrentIconsSize=175
CurrentIcons-X=36
CurrentIcons-Y=30
TodayIconsSize=85
Today=0
Today-X=151
Today-Y=211
ForecastIconsSize=80
Forecast-X=
Forecast-Y=
CurrentTemp-X=20
CurrentTemp-Y=47
CurrentConditions-X=21
CurrentConditions-Y=76
CurrentConditions-W=190
DetailedData=0
DetailedData-X=23
DetailedData-Y=99
City&Update=0
City&Update-X=22
City&Update-Y=22
MoonPhase=0
MoonPhase-X=200
MoonPhase-Y=185
CurrentMoonSize=110
CurrentMoonPhase-X=87
CurrentMoonPhase-Y=34
SmallMoonPhaseIcon=0
MoonTextWidth=100
TimeZone=+0
SETTINGS=#CURRENTPATH#\config.exe
WEATHER.COM=http://www.weather.com/#Units#/weather/today/#LocationCode#
MoonDetailes=http://www.die.net/moon/
HELP=#@#Help.txt
MoonUpdate=3600

; How often to update the weather information. Default is 600 or 10 minutes.

UpdateRate=600

; Don't change these.

LanguagePath=/#Units#
URLcurrent=https://weather.com/#Units#/weather/today/l/#LocationCode#
URLforecast=https://weather.com/#Units#/weather/tenday/l/#LocationCode#
URLhourbyhour=https://weather.com/#Units#/weather/hourbyhour/l/#LocationCode#
This skin is custom made to be attached to any of the Tech-A Tech-B or Tech-C, that's why is hard to find a fix for it, any help is appreciated.
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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marduk6666 wrote: May 27th, 2022, 3:21 pm Hi all I've looking over this board that already helped me fixing allot of issues, thanks for that help.
Atm I have one that I can't find solution, its a weather skin from Cortana skin https://www.deviantart.com/oldcrow10/art/Cortana-UI-1-2-1-795166602,
I.ve been using this skin for very long years https://www.deviantart.com/5ynt3t1k/art/JARVIS-Highpitched-OS-1-1-1-439313218, with this weather skin : https://www.deviantart.com/jsmorley/art/LargeCleanWeather-August-4-2020-850832823, is a nice skin but I'm changing my skin to tech-C and want to use the weather from Cortana that it takes less space on the screen.

So the the Cortana weather skin is: VCloudsWeather2 but it doesn't have the API part to fix

This skin is custom made to be attached to any of the Tech-A Tech-B or Tech-C, that's why is hard to find a fix for it, any help is appreciated.
Is there a question in here? You mention a half-dozen weather skins, but it's not clear what you want.

If you are trying to fix an old weather skin (i.e., not updated since January 2022), then you need to use the templates that JSMorley's Large Clean Weather uses (included in that skin and also here). Instructions for converting old skins can be found on the forums as well, if you need help. If you are just trying to update VCloudsWeather2, I think the original author has already updated it with the latest templates, so you can just grab it from DA.
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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SilverAzide wrote: May 27th, 2022, 4:29 pm Is there a question in here? You mention a half-dozen weather skins, but it's not clear what you want.

If you are trying to fix an old weather skin (i.e., not updated since January 2022), then you need to use the templates that JSMorley's Large Clean Weather uses (included in that skin and also here). Instructions for converting old skins can be found on the forums as well, if you need help. If you are just trying to update VCloudsWeather2, I think the original author has already updated it with the latest templates, so you can just grab it from DA.
tanks, will try will try that
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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why so many users having wrong API key set?
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Re: Weather Skins Not Working

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afshe wrote: June 22nd, 2022, 11:03 am why so many users having wrong API key set?
A while ago weather.com changed the key used to display their page. Although this doesn't explain why the timing of the wrong key reports coincided, that might have been a consequence of some users having older versions of skins or relevant .INC files. Such older versions obviously used the older aka previous key - which is why they wouldn't have worked with what it was at the time the new one.