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HAL 9000 Rainmeter Theme by ts-looney HAL 9000 Rainmeter Theme by ts-looney
The HAL 9000 Rainmeter Theme

This theme is designed for a desktop that is at least 1440x900

8 customizable Screens and HAL's main Lens/Console

All screens should open automatically, but if not, open HAL.ini in the SKINPATH/Hal/eye folder. When the Console/Lens skin opens, click the blue & black HAL 9000 label, which will open all 8 screens. Right clicking the bottom gray area of the console will open the file, which will allow you to configure all of HAL's variables.

The "C8" screen (skinpath/hal/c8/c8.ini) should open on the lower right with an instruction file loaded in it. Please read that for more information.

Features include:
7 feed RSS reader
Temperature and weather forecast
GMail monitoring
Wikipedia/Google Search
Various System and Network monitors
6 Note editors/displays
Random Flickr images
Updated weather radar images
Static image webcam feeds
Winamp controller
Links and shortcuts
2 Screensavers for each screen
Easily customized
Poke HAL in the eye and he talks to you.

This skin was inspired by Hal by ~OsricWuscfrea [LINK]

This theme was made by tearing apart and reusing code from the following:

ENIGMA By ~Kaelri
Circuitous Weather By ~adytzu2005
Arcs By ~Kaelri
Newspaper Desktop By ~Tatenokai
Weather for Rainmeter By ~garbanzox
Flickr Slideshow By ~jxns66
Extended Utorrent By Shadowsteve

I am aware that the cam, satellite and flickr feed sometimes freeze and require that you exit rainmeter completely and restart for them to enable. (or you can simply put it on a different setting and not look at the blank screen) I have no idea how to fix that, sorry.

This is my first skin/theme, so asking me how to get it to work will get the stock answer of "Fiddle with it till it works"
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yaccer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Classic! and thank you for putting it together and thanx to the contributors of this awesome theme!
beebo004 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work man! Well documented code.
Udder-Juice Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This is the most amazing thing ever.
withche07 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I really liked it but I think I have problems with 3 screens. When I clicked top of C1, C6, C7. It goes to different .ini file but suddenly it returns back to default .ini.
I tried to wait clicked on these 3 screens. It worked fine but when I left my mouse it returns back to its first state.
ts-looney Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've noticed that. I have no idea what causes it. Clicking repeatedly usually works to get to the right screen, or you can right click and use the rainmeter pulldown to select which screen you want.
evilshadow16 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
can't u add more voices to this HAL thing cuz it just tells hello goodbye
ts-looney Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There are 26 different quotes that it should say when you left click the lens. If it is only using one on your system, then I don't know what to tell you.
evilshadow16 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
it just says good bye can't u add more voices to it
brainshred86 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Great theme. But the Hal panel at the center, the letters should be only the outline (traced) and not filled in color.
Check this page out : [link]
Tons of reference pictures.

Other than that small quirck, this theme is really awesome, thank you.
ts-looney Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Every other picture of HAL on the internet has filled in letters, and none of the images from the movie are conclusive. And the guy who made the Hal console in the link you provided is basing the hollow letters on a prototype label he acquired. (it wasn't used in the movie)
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