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Rainmeter Steam Pack v1.6 by Sooner266 Rainmeter Steam Pack v1.6 by Sooner266
5-1-2013:
I have released the XWidget version of this skin: [link]
The capability of the XWidget version is lightyears ahead of the Rainmeter version, so check it out! From now on I will only be working on the XWidget version.

10-4-2012:
I am in the process of porting this skin to Xwidget, so check back in the coming weeks for that. I finally figured out how to get it all working, just have to finish it, and I can say it's going to be awesome. I'll post the link to the new version here when it's done.

1-20-12:
I present to you v1.6 (beta) of my rainmeter Steam Pack. It has been totally rewired, allowing you to choose your region, and several other parameters detailed in the skins. All parameters are adjustable using the variables section inside the skin ini file.

I have not done extensive testing, so please report any bugs you encounter. I do know that they work and you can select your region fine.

Steam Headlines:
Brings the latest headlines straight from the Steam headline page to your desktop. Know at a glance if there is a client update or steam blog, plus much more. Different categories of headlines can be color coded.

Active links:
Skin title > News page in Steam

Steam Specials:
Lists all currently running Steam specials so you can get the jump on the best deals. Displays the current price and its sale savings. Data provided by www.SteamGameSales.com.

Active Links:
Skin title > Default browser with unique store page listing all specials
Game title > Store page in Steam (broken, will fix shortly)
Game price > Google search for game title

Steam Price Tracker:
Notifies you of all the recent price changes of all steam games. Know instantly when that game you've been waiting for has dropped in price. Data provided by www.SteamPrices.com.

Active links:
Game title > store page in Steam.
Price > Google search for the game title.
Skin title > SteamPrices.com main page.


Included are three versions of each skin:

Flexible: Simple and super flexible. Basically every aspect of the sizing and arrangement of the skin is customizable from the variables section. The text will move to fit most of the changes you make. Options include number of items (Max 14), skin width and height, space between items, border size, and many more.

Illustro 12 and 8: Themed to illustro by poiru. All the same info to match this awesome suite. Two sizes to give you the option of how much screen room to use. Background images were adapted from his theme and used with permission.

All skins have tooltips containing various additional info about the game on mouseover.

Any feedback, good or bad, is welcomed.
Enjoy!

Sooner266
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:iconmaculadragon:
maculadragon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
I was gonna ask why Steam Specials don't show up anymore but now after reading description I see its that data comes from www.steamgamesales.com site but its down atm.
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maculadragon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Well site is finally back online but steam specials still not showing guess you gonna need to tweak something to make it work.
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OtakuDev Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Really like this one, is there any way to hide DLC and only display games?
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:iconsooner266:
Sooner266 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately not, as SteamGameSales.com doesn't give me the option in the RSS feed.
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OtakuDev Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014
Aah I see thank you, any chance of a steamdb.info/sales/ or steamsales.rhekua.com/ version?
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goorum Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome man rly great job :D
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Svorax Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I really like what you're creating here! Could you possibly add a skin that will display friends online and what they're playing, etc.? It would be a little insecure to have your steam login info saved to a skin configuration, but I'm the only one on this computer and would really like this function. Thanks again for your hard work!
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FITEthyL Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Hey!
There's a stream friends app for Rainmeter already ([link]), but it only shows your friends who are online and play a steam game.
It would be more than just awesome if there was anyone who has an idea how to make it work like the friends list itself (meaning: clicking on the names opening a chat window or something).

As to this steam pack: Very well done, good job!
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Kelniimir Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Duh, Steam Specials sometimes stop working, meaned not filling to tab, just intalled it, used it for 30 min, and than it stopped updating, thou other bars working fine, tested with 2 different connections(my work lan and mobile internet with tethering)
Good skin, very usefull for me, so i'll just hope its steam rss lags
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean, not filling to tab? Like not filling all the lines, or not fitting horizontally correctly?
My specials skin has been working fine. It's the price tracker that isn't filling all the lines, thanks to the RSS feed, which isn't from official steam by the way.
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lREDl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
hey could you add friends list onto this?
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:iconsooner266:
Sooner266 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, I've never thought about it. Let me check into what would be needed for that.
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lREDl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
if you want i could attempt to help some what lol but steam news is nice n all but my ocd says i need a friends list
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rprice06 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Not to push but is there an update for this?
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry it's taken so long. I've been very busy the past few months, but I've been working on it here and there. I'm going to get it at least basically working and upload that just to get you guys running again. I'm getting close, so should be relatively soon.
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I noticed mine stop working but was waiting to see if it was a temporary problem with Steam's site. It acts like they changed the coding of their pages, so it should be a simple parser fix. I'll try to fix it and release a fix tomorrow sometime.

Also, I am working on 1.6, and have it mostly done, but have been delayed with other projects. I still have a lot on my plate currently, but I'll get around to finishing it as soon as I can.
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Dojomoto Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I'm not sure you are still updating/supporting this skin, but it has once again become unintelligible. I hope you still update it and the fix is a simple one for you to implement. Thanks again for all your effort on this useful skin!
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Dojomoto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
YAY! Just noticed you updated this last month (within days of my crying, actually!). Thanks again for making this excellent skin. It's always on my desktop! And thank you so much for keeping it updated.
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... uh, thanks?
That's the reason I haven't been using it myself lately, Steam is something of a money vacuum for me :P
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SSLMelon Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
...The only reason not to download this is if you don't have money to spend on the sales. Which I don't. But I'm going to download it anyway.
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Dojomoto Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Please fix this skin. I am having the same graphical issues that wolfwoodnd above me has mentioned. I love this skin. Thanks for your efforts !
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, sorry, just saw this. Thanks for letting me know. Should be fixed now.
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wolfwoodnd Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
The Steam specials worked last week, but now they display half a url in between percentage off and the price. I can't seem to fix it on my own.
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jimmydorry Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Interface Designer
Awesome skin. Would be nice if there were active links for the latest headlines too...
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I wanted to do that, but there aren't separate pages for each headline, only the main headline page with little descriptions for each.
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sorry, just saw this.
Yeah, it apparently gets confused because of the currency change. Apparently, the code for the page in the DE region is different from US so that the parser gets screwed up. I haven't done any testing yet, as I've been very busy, but I'm not sure how I would fix it because I'm not in that region. If someone in that region could somehow see what they change in the page code that makes it break, I might be able to make it so it works with all regions. But like I said, don't know when I'll be able to get to it. Anyone else is welcome to take a shot at it though.
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nstar5u Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there any way to change it from dollars to pounds?
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nstar5u Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never mind thanks i figured it out, added cc=uk directly at the end of the url= line. so it was URL=*steamgamesales*com/price-tracker.php?cc=uk
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, and thanks for letting me know, I had someone else ask.
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nstar5u Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probs, whatever i can do to help. :)
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Kathzar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
when I did that for Euro (added " ?cc=de " ) it cracked out ;/ can you check it out?
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nstar5u Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm yeah i can confirm this, when changing to the euro the pricing area shows random php/html code all over the place.

can't for the life of me figure out why but sadly. perhaps someone who knows more about it can help (sooner266?)
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Brutalhonesty08 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I like!
Maybe you could setup the little boxes around the info for my Steam Skin too?

Thanks!
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Sooner266 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's pretty simple. You could even do it in Gimp if you don't have photoshop. But if you don't want to do it, I could when I have some free time, which isn't a whole lot right now.
First take a screenshot of your skin and put it in a layer in gimp. Then, to change height, just chop the top and bottom into separate layers and cut and duplicate however big a middle piece you need to make it taller, or just delete if you're trying to make it smaller. Same thing except horizontally if you're adjusting width. It's great practice :)
Also if you're going for the exact illustro theme, you could change fonts and move the title to like mine.
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BurntRevenge Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
sweet. something simple and effective that's used with Steam.
thanx and good job!
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:iconsooner266:
Sooner266 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feedback, glad you find it useful! :)
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