TL;DR - Any skin that uses Afterburner plugin displays 0s for everything
Been using Rainmeter since 2018/19, and have created some of my own skins.
-----The Background-----I have been looking to replace NZXT CAM by creating a few skins that display all the key info that I want but I am stuck.
I wanted to display GPU Usage, so I began researching what plugin I should use. After some searching, I landed on Afterburner. I already use the application and it is constantly running in the background on my PC. I loaded up a few different skins to get a feel for what some people have done to see if I could find something that I like to mirror into my own skin.
-----The Issue-----Every skin I loaded just gave me zeros! For every measure, no matter the skin, they all just gave me zeros. My frustration quickly turned into problem-solving mode.
-----The Troubleshooting-----Here are all the boring info and specs:
Windows 10 21H2
Afterburner Plugin 2.0
Ryzen 7 7700x
I of course started my troubleshooting journey by googling but found very little in regard to my specific issue. Some people having issues with unsupported hardware (Vega GPUs and Laptop GPUs), and others had issues with their version of Rainmeter. But nothing that matched my specific issue.
After my google-fu failed I began trying things on my own:
Quickly ruled out the skins being the issue by testing on my wife's PC
Re-installed Afterburner and Rivatuner
Ran Afterburner and Rainmeter as admin
Tried both 32 and 64-bit offerings of the plugin.
Checked the logs in Rainmeter (no errors)
-----The Plea for Help-----At this point, I am stumped, has anyone run into this issue before? Any help or troubleshooting tips would be magically helpful!
I am currently using the very simple skin from the post of the Afterburner Plugin: https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/rainmeter-plugin-for-msi-afterburner.319558/