News:Archive/22 June 2009/Halo 3 HUD Desktop

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HALOPEDIA NEWS
Halo 3 HUD Desktop

Story by Mcloganator
June 22nd, 2009



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Lifehacker shows us an amazing new way to dress up our computer with this sinfully cool Halo 3 HUD Desktop.

News[edit]

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This desktop is an impressive recreation of a first-person view from the popular Halo FPS shooter—with a myriad of system stats and information completely blended into the desktop.

The desktop is created entirely with customized Rainmeter configurations sitting on top of a Halo 3 wallpaper. Here's his overview of the configuration:

  • Grenades - Each grenade launches a specific application. I currently have them set to, from left to right, Pidgin, Steam, Foobar, and Firefox.
  • Power Drainer - Opens a Shutdown menu. You can choose Shutdown, Restart, and Sleep
  • Health Bar - Displays current track progress, with artist and title above it.
  • Battle Rifle and Ammo Count - Displays current unread message count from Gmail and the Battlerifle opens Gmail.
  • Ammo Clip - Top clip is download traffic; bottom clip is upload traffic.
  • Radar - As of now, all this does is download and save an image for the local radar from Weather Underground. I'm currently editing a GIMP script which will automatically crop and edit the picture to display properly upon download. What you see here is the intended look. It also displays the current temperature.
  • Time and Game Type - Display current time and date.
  • Blue Score and Red Score - Display current CPU and RAM usage.
  • Player Callsigns - These behave just like my TweetScanner skin.
  • Battlerifle Ammo Count - Displays current battery status; it displays 0 in this picture because I'm using my desktop which is not on a battery.

The result is a refreshing, impressively unique desktop. Now, with this custom desktop you can stare glassy eyed and drooling at your monitor for hours at a time, reveling at the majesty and wonder of Halo.

For more detailed info, click here.

You stay frosty Halopedia!

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