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Beast and Tame by ld-jing Beast and Tame by ld-jing
Beast and Tame Skin
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This skin all started from taipan-snake's Homescreen Rainmeter, the Menu Style, this idea is common yet very rare to find one (including me!) Bravo!
Building this skin just gave me headache and wasted my whole weekend! My notebook crashed for four times! But today, here is the gift for you!
The reason why I named this skin 'Beast and Tame' because the 'Beast' is very consuming your CPU resource, around 20%-30% continually in my 1.6 GHz CentrinoDuo processor, vice versa the 'Tame' only consume a little bit.
the 'Beast' just have animation method compare with the 'Tame' yet I don't know why it's very consuming CPU usage, that's why I seperate into two configs. All up to you, which you gonna choose, the 'Beast' or the 'Tame'.
SEE the preview before USE it!

Version
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Beast and Tame updated 02/01/2011
- weather fixed, don't use accuweather.com anymore
- fixed location, rise and set time
- minor changes for weather icon file
- don't use CoreTemp plugin,instead I use speedfan plugin

Beast and Tame features
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Home - Date, Time, Gmail, Uptime, Location, AccuWeather(today)
Weather - AccuWeather(today and the next two days), Sunrise and Sunset(today)
Notes - Txt Viewer
Viewer - Image Viewer
System - CPU Temperature, CPU Usage, RAM Usage, Power, Harddisk (used space), Network (upload and download)
Animation Method Menu (Beast Skin only)
Show and Hide Menu (Tame Skin only)

Font and Wallpaper
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Font - HelveticaNeue LT 25 UltLight (same with taipan-snake's Homescreen Rainmeter)
the reason is I didn't include because this font is commercial
Wallpaper - [link]
Lumin by mac-ray

Setting the Variables
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GmailUsername and GmailPassoword - Set your Gmail username and password
WeatherCode - Go to [link] to find the weather code for your location
Note - Address of the note that you wanna show in this skin
Path - Address of the image that you want to show in this skin


Credits
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- Homescreen Rainmeter Final by ~taipan-snake ([link])
- Enigma by ~Kaelri ([link])
- Touch Diamond Weather png by ~joshj132 ([link])
- Touchflo weather HD by ~joshj132 ([link])
- Hard Drive Replacement Icons by ~bogo-d ([link])
- Network II by ~Skynix ([link])
- "ecqlipse 2" PNG by *chrfb ([link])
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:icondeepkum:
DeepKum Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Great RM skin. Works g8.
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:iconnega-akaia:
Nega-Akaia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, Thanks man. :D
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:icontonyluffy:
tonyluffy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
nice,i like it,thank you
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like it too! i use it everyday anyway!
:)
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Hello,:)
You can expand the frame of the skin in 1280x768 pixel format, only the frame? to cover the entire screen, leaving unchanged the elements that are inside.
If you can do, where I have to change within the file .ini?
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cannot do that because i use the images not using the code to create the background.. sorry..
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:iconpratchettfan777:
pratchettfan777 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
I truly DIG your skin bud and will modify it for my desktop. There is one problem that I can see in the code though.

The log file notes that it cannot load 0.png . When I look in the folder the weather icons start at 1.png, but there is an na.png . Is this what it should be leading instead of 0.png??? Thanks in advance !
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I didn't know about this problem before. yeap, this is no 0.png file..
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:iconfredlicurgo:
fredlicurgo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Well done man!
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:icondevilducktoxic:
DevilDuckToxic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
ill have to use this first .. then jump to mad math after a while :D

thx 4 the great work
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:iconrivastreetrep:
rivastreetrep Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
How do you change the temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit?
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
weather or CPU temperature?
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:iconrivastreetrep:
rivastreetrep Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Weather
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Right click the skin, go to 'Skin Menu/Edit Skin'

In the Weather section, find the URL.. you can see the word "metric=1" change the value 1 to 0..

Also you have to change the word Postfix="°C" (you can find with Ctrl +F and paste that word) and change to Postfix="°F"
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:iconrivastreetrep:
rivastreetrep Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thanx
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:iconslm4ever:
sLm4ever Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
wonderful! ... I really liked it
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks mate
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:iconguzzorustyjoe:
guzzorustyjoe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Great skin, love the HD icons

[link]
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank mate
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:iconenarceus:
enarceus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
only problem is, I can't find the fonts anywhere...so it picks up the default which looks awful..
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Okay, i will try find the substitute font..
Wait a moment..
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:iconenarceus:
enarceus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks :)
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I use GeosansLight font for substituting HelveticaNeueLT
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
is a lot that no longer works the weather of the skin, why? the code in the file .ini is right :?

instead, the weather skin of hud.vision works!

accuWeather.com no found in the weather monitoring.
weather.com (hud.vision) in the weather monitoring works.
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Mine is okay.. can you give me your code?
I will figure it out..
You can send it at
shinji.ed2@gmail.com
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
thanks friend, send email! :)
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
resend it again..
sorry
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Even in the second email you can not download the attachment?
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:iconkarmat111:
karmat111 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Really nice work, well done!
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you!! I really appreciate it..
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:icontaipan-snake:
taipan-snake Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Awesome! A lot better than mine :P
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks to you!! It all started from your idea..
Great idea!
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:iconteknoftw:
teknoftw Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Wow!

Very nice!
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank anyway..
Thanks to your friend too..
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:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Gorgeous. Very classy. The menu bar in particular reminds me of the iPhone interface, and the high-res images really set it apart. Well done.
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you..
Really? I think that I adopt the HTC interface and making change a little bit..
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
wow, very cool :)
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks, mate
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I'm customizing your skin, I'm trying to convert the words to bring them in Italian.
But tell me, how do I put the month and day of week in language italian on the home page of the skin?, There can ...
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you have HUD.Vision?
If you have, take a look at Black or White\Date.Vision
It has French and Czech version.. try to take a look, it teach you how to change..

Substitute="Jan":"Leden"
substitute is for changing the text and the seperator is ":"

If you don't understand, feel free to ask
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Yes, I understood the meaning, but I do not know where to put the string to be added ... I do not work.
Please can you tell me what is the string after hud.vision and paste it on your skin?
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:iconoceansolei:
Oceansolei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
There are successful!!!!!!!!

:clap:
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good job!
Which one do you use anyway? Beast or Tame? Just want to know
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:iconglfsd:
glfsd Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
nice
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconborol:
borol Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
i have a issue with coretempplugin.dll not found.
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
because i used coretempplugin.dll for the cpu temperature.. For vista user, you must find speedfanplugin.dll and change the script
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:icontoanirvash:
toanirvash Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
nice ill try this now.
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:iconld-jing:
ld-jing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks.. report to me if you find any bugs..
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