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MrDeepFreeze
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Crypto Skins not working

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I have tried several different skins and INI files that should show various crypto prices but none of them work. I've tried several things to determine why but it's as if you can not obtain current crypto prices via Rainmeter anymore. Does anyone know why or can anyone point me to a working skin? An example of specific skins that do not work are all from https://visualskins.com/skin/cryptocurrency-tracker. Thanks.
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SilverAzide
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Re: Crypto Skins not working

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MrDeepFreeze wrote: January 15th, 2023, 1:19 am I have tried several different skins and INI files that should show various crypto prices but none of them work. I've tried several things to determine why but it's as if you can not obtain current crypto prices via Rainmeter anymore. Does anyone know why or can anyone point me to a working skin? An example of specific skins that do not work are all from https://visualskins.com/skin/cryptocurrency-tracker. Thanks.
I don't have an answer for you other than this: all the skins on that website are old and out of date. They were stolen from their original authors and posted there without their permission. So it is no surprise to me that they don't work.

Also, just to clarify your statement "as if you can not obtain current crypto prices via Rainmeter anymore" in case there is any misunderstanding: Rainmeter isn't the problem here and has nothing to do with the issue. The problem is that the websites used by the skin to fetch the data have most likely changed over the years, so the skins have broken and won't be fixed.

Your best bet is to find the current version of the skin, if you can (DeviantArt is one place to search, or here on the Rainmeter forums). Most if not all the skins on that website were stolen from DA in the first place. If you can't find it, or can't find another skin that works the way you want, then your other option is to fix the skin yourself if you know how.
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tass_co
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Re: Crypto Skins not working

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MrDeepFreeze wrote: January 15th, 2023, 1:19 am I have tried several different skins and INI files that should show various crypto prices but none of them work. I've tried several things to determine why but it's as if you can not obtain current crypto prices via Rainmeter anymore. Does anyone know why or can anyone point me to a working skin? An example of specific skins that do not work are all from https://visualskins.com/skin/cryptocurrency-tracker. Thanks.
I am sharing a working example from my archive :thumbup:
MiniCrypto_d.rmskin
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MrDeepFreeze
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Re: Crypto Skins not working

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Thanks to both of you for that information. I felt like that might be the case as I found it odd that out of about a dozen skins that I tried none of them worked. I am very new to Rainmeter and am learning. Your information is very helpful.
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Re: Crypto Skins not working

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I'm not sure why but your skin is also not working for me. Could I be missing some required added information in the INI file?
tass_co wrote: January 15th, 2023, 4:46 pm I am sharing a working example from my archive :thumbup:

MiniCrypto_d.rmskin
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Re: Crypto Skins not working

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MrDeepFreeze wrote: January 15th, 2023, 8:37 pm I'm not sure why but your skin is also not working for me. Could I be missing some required added information in the INI file?
I forgot to say. This skin receives data through Binance. In order to use the skin, you need to create an APIKEY on Binance.
If you just create an api key the skin will work :thumbup:

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