Epic: Skyrim Rainmeter Skin Suite For Windows

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Example Skyrim Skin On Windows 7 Pc_thumb2 You’re a Skyrim geek? Well, if you want the complete Skyrim experience on your desktop, you better download this Skyrim Skin Suite!

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Important: Before installing this theme, make sure Rainmeter is installed on your Windows 7 PC

1. Step Head over to http://axerron.deviantart.com/ and download the skyrim_rainmeter_suite_v2 (mirror)

2. Step Open the RAR file with WinRAR and double click the file TES_V_Skyrim_Suite_v2.rmskin

3. Step If Rainmeter has been correctly installed, you should now see this:

Install Skyrim Rainmeter Skin

4. Step Click Install

5. Step Double-click on the Rainmeter tray icon

6. Step Now you should see a list of folders that you can uncollapse. Uncollapse Horizontal Sidebar and click the button Load. Click on the black bar, hold the left mouse button and drag the bar to the bottom of your screen.

Load Skyrim Horizontal Bar

7. Step Repeat step 6 for the folders Battery Bar, Clock, CPU Bar, Date and Time and HDD Bar. The name of the .ini file indicates the type. For example “Date and Time” has 4 ini files with different styles!

8. Step Now you should have the black bar at the bottom and some cool Skyrim widgets somewhere on your screen

9. Step Drag the elements onto the black bar. The final result looks like this:

Skyrim Rainmeter Skin

10. Step You can add more elements e.g. PC Uptime, the App Launcher and the Music Player

Rainmeter Widgets Arranged

11. As the widget says use the Middle-mouse button to click on the widget and modify the Variables.txt:

 

App1Name=”Hey”
App1Path=::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

App2Name="There!"
App2Path=::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

App3Name="Middle"
App3Path=C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe

App4Name="Mouse"
App4Path=http://axerron.deviantart.com/

Replace the AppPath with a path or shell command

12. Here is my modified code:


App1Name="Portal 2"
App1Path=D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\portal 2\portal2.exe

App2Name="Far Cry 3"
App2Path=D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Far Cry 3\bin\farcry3.exe

App3Name="Skyrim"
App3Path=D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe

App4Name="Black Ops 2 Multiplayer"
App4Path=D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\t6mp.exe

 

Important: For App5Path and App5Name and the 5 other items, simply enter two empty quotes like this:


App5Name=
App5Path=
App6Name=
App6Path=
App7Name=
App7Path=

13. Hit CTRL + S to save the txt file and then reload the widget

Refresh Skin

Example Result: Skyrim Skin On Windows 7 With Date, Uptime, Apps, Disk, Battery

Example Skyrim Skin On Windows 7 Pc

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Update: If you are a Skyrim geek, why not send us your own styles? Drop us a mail, send them to support@windows7themes.net!

Tip: Skyrim fans should learn how to modify Rainmeter skins, it’s quite easy and you can then give this skin a more personal touch


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Written by: Oliver Krautscheid
Oliver is the founder and lead editor of this site. He is interested in finding new ways to break Windows, find common errors and help others to fix them. Aside from that, he loves to fully customize systems with Rainmeter and Dreamscene, find out more about ancient civilizations like the Chachapoya, sharpen his digital photography skills and create software with a small group of selected developers. If you would like to connect with him to discuss anything, send him a mail!

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