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yereverluvinunclebert #1 Posted 12 April 2016 - 01:13 PM

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I posted this originally on the NA forum and they suggested that I posted here as you bunch are a lot more receptive to new ideas... :)

 

Following on from "This is what I do when I am not playing WoT part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 & Part 4 & Part 5"

 

This is what I am doing now, my Panzer clock and stopwatch widget.

 

 

I've taken a lot from WoT and I have had a good time with what is a free-to-play game, so I thought I'd give something back to the community. So, I have just created a working Panzer-themed timepiece for your Windows desktop using javascript and Photoshop.

It sits on your desktop underneath your windows, discreetly telling the time. It can be resized and placed where you want. It is also brand new and so there will be a few bugs... :ohmy: I'll fix them as you raise them and I find them.

 

This Panzer Widget (Yahoo widget version) can be downloaded here (the Xwidget version coming soon):

http://yereverluvinuncleber.deviantart.com/art/Panzer-Clock-and-Stopwatch-Yahoo-Widget-593080482

 

They are all free and open source, they need an engine to run. The yahoo widget engine and SDK is here: http://desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2x10a50/ywidgets_sdk_setup.exe

 

 

 

This shows the widget sized large, on a tank-themed desktop.

This shows the widget help page.

 

 

 

 

This shows the widget about us image,

 

Full instructions for the Panzer widget are here:

 

http://lightquick.co.uk/instructions-for-the-panzer-clock-widget.html

 

I've created an Xwidget version here for those that prefer the Xwidget engine. It is identical in operation, it has just been coded to work with a different engine.

 

http://yereverluvinuncleber.deviantart.com/art/Panzer-Clock-and-Stopwatch-XWidget-593451692

 

I've also created a set of icons to accompany this widget.

 

 

Provided in the following formats:
This Windows ICO file, MAC, ICNS and finder, PNG icon file are all eminently usable on windows/ Mac OS/X / Linux &c.

There is a PNG enclosed that is larger and has more detail so that you can resize if you wish or use "as-is".
The .ICO file is delivered in 256, 128, 64, 48, 32 and 16 byte formats.
The .ICNS file is available for Mac OS/X
The .HQX file is available for Mac OS/X finder.
The .BMP file is available for Blackbox Desktop and any o/ses that use bitmap icons.

 

You can get the lot here:

 

http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/47350


Edited by yereverluvinunclebert, 12 April 2016 - 01:16 PM.


yereverluvinunclebert #2 Posted 12 April 2016 - 01:17 PM

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I've finished the CPU gauge adapted from the clock above.  I made a set of gauges to accompany the above clock widget.

 

Here are some images of the new gauge:

 

 

The download link will be placed here shortly after some testing.

 

 

 

 

The help for the widget is here:

http://lightquick.co.uk/instructions-for-the-panzer-cpu-gauge-xwidget.html

 

You can download it here: http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/panzer-cpu-gauge-xwidget.html?Itemid=264

 

 

I have a whole set of those dials/gauges and if you show interest I'd be happy to post the rest of here. Please let me know if you are interested and I'll do so.


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yereverluvinunclebert #3 Posted 13 April 2016 - 09:33 AM

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I've created a category for all my dieselpunk widgets here, the Panzer widgets fit that brief so they have been popped in there.

 

Please have a look:

 

http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/dieselpunk-widgets.html?Itemid=558

 

 

The gauges can be resized by using the mousewheel. You can then stack them. Gives the impression of an aeroplane dashboard I suppose.

 

I have pushed ahead with the design of the win rate gauge, it is very similar to the others - being part of a set. Unfinished but you get the idea.

 

I have a sample input file and it is now a matter of parsing the Json data and then building the widget...

 

At the moment it is a Yahoo/Konfabulator widget. This is because the older engine is much more powerful and has capabilities the Xwidget engine does not have. I can read json data files using existing code. The output from the API has already been parsed and it is only a few steps from merging the code to produce a working widget that shows my own data. It can sit alongside the other Xwidgets nicely operating in exactly the same fashion.

I've placed the Rough as Hell (RAH) clan image on the dial face of the win rate. The clan emblems could be placed on the face of all the dials. You just need to ask if interested.

 



yereverluvinunclebert #4 Posted 13 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

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82 views and 1 like - that'll do me for the moment.

MR_FIAT #5 Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

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The CPU gauge looks neat,  might give it a shot when i have acces to my PC. 

yereverluvinunclebert #6 Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:22 AM

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Thankyou. It has an interval of 1 second and smooth hand rotation. It uses very, very little cpu itself and has built-in help, resizing functions.

 

Have fun with it and most of all  - thanks for the positive comment. It is really appreciated.



yereverluvinunclebert #7 Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:05 PM

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The Panzer Temperature widget for Coretemp is a pretty Xwidget for your desktop. It is a simple Temperature Gauge that displays the highest temperature being experienced within your PC - useful for checking on your GPU. Mine was peaking at 90 degrees before I installed this gauge on my own laptop.

 

http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/panzer-temperature-gauge-coretemp-xwidget.html?Itemid=558

 

This widget uses Coretemp to obtain temperature information. Why is Coretemp needed? The answer is that the Windows operating system is meant to provide an interface to the motherboard and other components to provide system temperature information. Unfortunately, Windows does not yet do its job as there seems to be no stable hardware specification for hardware manufacturers to provide  temperature sensors. Coretemp is pretty good at extracting temperatures from many pieces of PC hardware and as such it is a fundamental requirement for Coretemp to be installed on your Windows PC for this widget to function.

 

Think of this widget as a graphical interface to coretemp.

 


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