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Rusty Plates and Pipes - a Steampunk HUD by Mordasius Rusty Plates and Pipes - a Steampunk HUD by Mordasius
This is an alternative to those swishy, slimline Hi-Tech Rainmeter HUDs.  It's chunky and rusty and might appeal to those with a steampunk orientation. The skins included in the .rmskin package are:

A Wallpaper Frame:- this gives the top and bottom plates along with screw rods on the left and right to provide background for the skins which can be slapped on top of any wallpaper of your choice.
CPU:- shows overall CPU usage and individual gauges for up to four cores. Also shows the process commanding most of the CPU resources.
FeedReader:- An RSS/Atom feedreader built around Kaelri's Reader.lua script. Feed items are sorted by date/time and anything less than an hour old is bulleted.  Number indicators to the right show how many 'new' items have been posted on each feed.
HDDs:- Gauges show the used space on 1-4 hard drives. Left-click on the gauges to open the drive. Right-click on the skin to change the drive letters. Button in the bottom-left opens the recycle bin.
Launcher:- The seven buttons in the bottom center of the screen are there to activate / close various skins.
Music player:- A basic music player that works with a variety of media players. Right-click anywhere on the skin to change the music player being used.
Network:- shows the current upload and download speeds on a line-graph along with the latest ping return time.
RAMpage:- tubes showing RAM and Pagefile memory usage (combined with the spectrum analyzer and volume control).
Spectrum analyzer / Volume Control:- Displays levels of audio output using the Audio Level Plugin by dgrace.  The under-slider can be used to mute or change audio volume (use the center mouse wheel).  Mute by clicking on the 'Volume' button.
StormQuake:- shows the location of tropical storms and recent earthquakes having a magnitude of 4.5 or greater on the Richter scale. Click on the "sun" button to toggle the world sunlight map on and off.
Weather:- Weather skin showing the current temperature, barometric pressure, wind direction and probability of precipitation.  Click on the bottom right '3-Day' button for a 3-day forecast from the Weather Channel. Right-click on the skin to change the weather code for your location.

User Settings: Change the settings such as Weather Code, Feed URLs, HDD letters, Music Player Name, etc. by right-clicking on the skin and looking under 'Custom Skin Actions'.

Note: these skins were intended for use on a 1920x1080 display.  The wallpaper in the screenshot is Station Steampunk by manilove which is included in the .rmskin package, but you can use any wallpaper you like and it will show through (in places).

You will need the latest .Beta version of Rainmeter to run these skins. Get it from here:->

UPDATED 28TH MAY 2015: Added a Storm-Quake skin that loads in place of the MusicPlayer skin.  Toggle the MusicPlayer and Storm-Quake skins by clicking buttons in the central launcher.
UPDATED 14TH MAY 2016: Updated the weather skin to get the revised feed from
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MacGyver7 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2015
it is the greatest skin ever  but I have a problem: Τhe wallpaper frame doesn't seem to be ok and the all skin is very big . why? Someone to hlep me?
Mordasius Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
These skins were intended for use on a 1920x1080 display.  Your screen resolution seems to be 1366 x 768 pixels and I'm sorry but there is no easy way to make the skins fit on your screen.
MacGyver7 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2015
there is nothing to fix it myself man?pfff. I like it so much!!
TheSaxster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
R0ck-n-R0lla1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really awesome this is fantastic :)
ShadowTek-Z Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
All hail the king of Rainmeter skins!!!
Excellent as always man!!
Annqueru Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
You, sir, have the best Rainmeter stuff :)
TheAngeldove Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
:iconpurplebutterflyplz:¸¸♥´¯) Thank you so much!
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Your Friend Always,
dove :butterfly:
AidenDrew Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured :
Rainmeter Skins 
AsianKittyKat Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
a.ok.  :-)
Jimking Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XWidget version is ready! :D…
I'm not an expert on javascript but I did my best...
Thanks again for your permission and your awesome work! :hug:
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Aspigram Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All Hail Mordasius!! King of Rainmeter and Lord of the  Aetherverse!Zen Bow, Male 
Chingachcook Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
This is finally a very well and detailed work!
thumbs up.
ABdundee Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Spectacular. Thanks for sharing
BO12RA34 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
hekee Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
wow sick work!
ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have been looking for a Steampunk-themed Rainmeter for a while, and now I find one that fits my fancy. Thank you for providing us with this Rainmeter, because I am sure it is especially appreciated.
EricRobichaud73 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Eclectic-Tech Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Only you could make rust look this good!  I think I've fainted. Another Masterpiece!
kronos0316 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Wow amazing!
FAFA116 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
great work my friend very good :)
MacGyver7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Υοu're genious! Fantastic!
Jimking Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! Clap 
My request to port it to XWidget and your premission are still valid I hope! :D
Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2015
Sure thing.  That is of course on the understanding that there is no longer any trace of PUP installation that could cause malware to be installed along with Xwidget.  I'm sure this is not an issue any more as I heard that such problems were resolved back in February. :-)

I'll be particularly interested to see how xwidget handles/reproduces the spectrum analyzer.
Jimking Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again for your permission.  :) 
Yes XWidget installer is free from adware! Now about the analyzer, as I know XWidget doesn't suppprt this kind of functions. In the other hand I don't know if a special java script can reproduce it. XWidget v2 is under development and I don't know if it will be added.. Anyway.. I will see in practice what can I put there.. You know better that all this requires ttime, so the XWidget users should wait a while.. :D
nofx1994 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nicely done. I myself am working on a bunch of steampunk stuff.
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