Animated icons for WW

When I read the post on animated icons I thought that sounded pretty
cool. But when I tried to download them the link was dead, so I redid them myself.
These are the Metro Consult icons with a couple of others thrown in to
fill in the set. I did take a couple of liberties to make the set complete. For example, I used
“Heavy cloud veils” for dust and smoke.
I’m using these with WW 5.6.41. To install just unzip to the WW icons directory.
Depending how you installed WW, default or custom, it will be located at:
C:\Documents and Settings[i]Your User Name[/i]\Application Data\WeatherWatcher\Skins\Icons
You should end up with a Metro Consult folder in the icons folder. Then simply go to WW options
choose Metro Consult as your icon set.

Hope you like em,
ContraptionMaker
“I build, therefor I am!”

http://www.contraptionmaker.info/MetroConsult.zip

Thanks. :icon_smile:

I think you may have to recycle WW for it to see the new folder.

If you rename your .zip file to .wws WW’s installer will put the icons in the proper location… I have a .cmd script in my skins file that can help create .wws files, if your interested.

Rather than download my skins pkg just for the script to create WWS files, here it is:

WWSskin.cmd[code]@echo off&Title Lazy Eds Weather Watcher Skin Installer WWS file creator&Color 17&MODE CON COLS=60 LINES=30
rem EdP
rem Requires the WinZIP Command Line Support Add-on.

::-------------------------------------
:: Manually CHANGE the following variables BEFORE running this script.
::-------------------------------------
:: WWSkinTYPE can be Forecasts, Icons, Interface or Tooltip. ie WWSkinTYPE=Interface
set WWSkinTYPE=Forecasts

set WWSkinNAME=Eds Classic XL
:: WWSkinNAME is whatever name you gave to your skin’s folder. ie WWSkinNAME=Eds Classic XL

::-------------------------------------
:: Settings
::-------------------------------------
echo.
echo ****************************************
echo Setting up WWS environment
echo ****************************************
echo.

set WWSerror=no

:: set Weather Watcher Skins folder location

:: find path to installed Weather Watcher
:: (the line below has a [TAB] and two [SPACE] following delims=)
for /f "tokens=3* delims= " %%i in (‘reg query “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather Watcher_is1” /v InstallLocation’) do (
set WWInstall=%%~si
)

:: check if Weather Watcher path was found
if “%WWInstall%”=="" (
echo ERROR: Unable to find installed Weather Watcher
set WWSerror=yes
goto TheEnd
)

:: find path to installed wzzip
:: (the line below has a [TAB] and two [SPACE] following delims=)
for /f "tokens=3* delims= " %%i in (‘reg query “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\WZZIP.exe” /ve’) do (
set wzzip=%%~si
)

:: check if wzzip path was found
if “%wzzip%”=="" (
echo ERROR: Unable to find installed WZZIP
set WWSerror=yes
goto TheEnd
)

:: set default program variables
::set WWSkins=%WWInstall%Skins
set WWSkins="%AppData%"\WeatherWatcher\Skins\

echo %WWSkins%%WWSkinTYPE%
echo %WWSkins%%WWSkinTYPE%%WWSkinNAME%
echo.

:: Validate WWSkin variables
if not exist %WWSkins%%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"*.* (
echo ERROR: WWSkinNAME - %WWSkins%%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"" NOT found.
set WWSerror=yes
goto TheEnd
)

if exist WWS*.* rd /s /q “WWS”
md WWS > nul
md WWS%WWSkinTYPE% > nul

if exist My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.old del My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.old
if exist My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.wws ren My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.wws My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.old
if exist My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.zip del My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.zip

echo.
echo ****************************************
echo Copy My Skin to the WWS folder
echo ****************************************
echo.
xcopy %WWSkins%%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%" WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%" /s > nul

if exist WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Daily.html del WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Daily.html /S > nul
if exist WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Hourly.html del WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Hourly.html /S > nul
if exist WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Current.html del WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Current.html /S > nul
if exist WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Detailed.html del WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Detailed.html /S > nul
if exist WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Thumbs.* del WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"\Thumbs.* /A:HS /S > nul
if exist WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"“Copy of”. del WWS%WWSkinTYPE%"%WWSkinNAME%"“Copy of”. /S > nul

echo.
echo ****************************************
echo Building MySkin.wws file
echo ****************************************
echo.

cd WWS
“%wzzip%” -p -r “…\My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.zip” “.” > nul

cd …
ren My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.zip My%WWSkinTYPE%Skin.wws

if %1! == ! rd /s /q “WWS”

:TheEnd
if “%WWSerror%”==“yes” pause
echo.
echo ****************************************
echo Finished
echo ****************************************
echo.
[/code]

If you don’t have WinZIP customize the code to support what you have.

hth

Thanks Ed, I see what I can do with this.

Many thanks, contraptionmaker.