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The Left 4 Dead HUD Desktop by UltraBE The Left 4 Dead HUD Desktop by UltraBE
IMPORTANT! It seems that this skin does NOT work on any resolution with a width below 1280, due to the bottom meters being too large (they'll overlap on 1024). Sorry! D:

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It's been a lot of work, but I'm happy I finally managed to finish this project. Now you can also make your desktop look like you're playing a game of Left 4 Dead!


Here's the full list of features on this skin:
* Survival clock: local time clock, pc uptime, 'I Hate...' quote, skin version.
* Right panels: date with customizable launcher, GMail Checker with GMail inbox launcher, skin update Checker with update URL launcher (a molotov appears whenever an update is available), Recycle Bin (a first aid kit appears whenever there's something in the bin), L4D game launcher.
* Right health: CPU load, customizable launcher (the survivor thumbnail).
* Team mate info: C Drive usage, D Drive usage or battery meter, memory, 12 customizable launchers (the thumbnails and items).

The HUD skin is very customizable: the main weapon can be changed to fit the current wallpaper, every launcher (there are over 15 of 'em) can be assigned to a program, folder, URL, registry key or Rainmeter !bang, the D Drive usage meter can be replaced with a battery meter for laptop systems, etc.

The skin will adjust itself to your screen resolution, and you can easily change the various functions of the skin. It's your desktop!

There are also 10 widescreen wallpapers included (in-game L4D screenshots without HUD). Of course, you may also make your own!


I hope you enjoy using this skin as much as I enjoyed making it! Please read the ReadMe file before using, and let me know if you encounter any problems.

Featured on Lifehacker Oct 28 '09: [link]


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:iconspace0ctopus:
Space0ctopus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I am so tired of going through pages and pages of the same, bland, boring colored, "computery" skins that have nothing interesting going on and just lame boxes. This is a nice and unique one, not to mention frigging rad because it's a video game. I love this and the Portal ones.
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DragunovWeland Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thx! XD
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:icongenkofox:
GenkoFox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
just.... epic!
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anggaFSP Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
i'm a L4D fans...

hahaha...!! u make me crazy with ur skin hahaha..
thanks thanks alot
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:iconmrjohngrim:
MRJohnGrim Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Oh and does this also work on Rainmeter version 2.1?
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MRJohnGrim Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Kinda interested, but will this work on W7 32 Bits on a 22 inch Monitor with a 1680 x 1050 resolution?
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:iconqubes:
qubes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
nice :)
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:iconflyinganddying:
FlyingAndDying Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Writer
I try to download it, but about 1,000 (Actually, 54) tell me that I can't do it because it cannot find the path. Help?
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FlyingAndDying Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Writer
Errors. 54 errors. :P
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:icondeatheater36:
deatheater36 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
WHERE DO I PUT PLZ HELP LOOKS AWSOME PLZ PLZ PLZ
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:icondeatheater36:
deatheater36 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
where do i put it?? plz help also AWESOME DUDE I SO WANT
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aizeah555 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
LOL PUT IT ON THE RAINMETER SKIS >.<
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KillerLombax Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Is there any way to make the pistol Gmail Checker check for msn/hotmail accounts. I was able to get it to link to the website, but it would be cool if it autochecked my email like the gmail one does.
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ghost03080 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
awesome job but why does the battery meter keep disappearing also how would i get left 4 dead 2 as one of the quick launch icons
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:iconnjittie:
njittie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I have some problems with getting the App Launchers to work, could you help me out a bit?
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010   Interface Designer
Yeah, sure. What is the problem exactly?
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:iconnjittie:
njittie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Not needed anymore, got it working already.
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:iconhornhell:
Hornhell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Neat!! This is awesome!!
I'm using it at the moment with custom L4D's sound effects.
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:iconbehelit:
Behelit Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nor gonna use it but i really love the good idea, fav for it ;)
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:iconjoeyjojojoey:
joeyjojojoey Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
i not much of a L4D player but that's really cool :wow:
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:iconmilitopy:
militopy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
nice job! I like it :)
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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linc20032 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
What a beautiful skin~~!!!
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010   Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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RuckinJoe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I am not sure if it's been asked/requested but is there a way to add labels when you float your mouse over the items. I get confused and forget what does what. Not sure if it's possible but figure I would ask.
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Interface Designer
I remember someone requested this before, and it could be added in the next version. But, it won't be too easy to add, especially if you want to be able to set your own labels.
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RuckinJoe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Yeah I kinda of thought it might be a little pain to do. I am getting a little better at what does what. Thank you
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RuckinJoe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Omg, this thing is sick. Some times I trip out and forget it's the desk top. LMAO
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Interface Designer
Haha, thanks! :D
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:iconsupermartz:
SuperMartZ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do i need to use this? cos it just seems to open in photoshop... ta
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Interface Designer
This skin is submitted in the "System Monitoring > Rainmeter", therefor Rainmeter is required to use this skin.

Unrar the RAR archive file in Rainmeter's skins folder, restart the Rainmeter app and activate the L4D HUD skin.

Btw, no idea why Photoshop would try to open up a RAR file...?
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:iconsupermartz:
SuperMartZ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers dude =D
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Interface Designer
Enjoy your new L4D desktop! :)
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SuperMartZ Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha cheers but ive still not got it to work, i try to open it with rainmeter but no luck, also u mentioned it wont work under 1280 but does that mean it will work at 1280? cheers :)
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Interface Designer
Yeah, it will work on 1280.

To enable a skin in Rainmeter, place the skin in Rainmeter's 'Skins' folder, restart Rainmeter, right-click the taskbar icon (or any active Rainmeter skin), and navigate to the skin through the Configs menu. This will enable the L4D HUD on your desktop, after which you may customize it to your specific demands.
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SuperMartZ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh i got it, thanks very much!!! :D
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MuTk0o0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Can I change their health levels and how?
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009   Interface Designer
What would you like to change about the health bars?
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:iconmutk0o0:
MuTk0o0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Also can you make a one pistol icon?
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bingojubes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
ok i loaded it, but why is the lifehacker/tips/news still showing? i cannot uncheck the box to turn it off, and the bottom bar that hides behind it won't go away either.
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Interface Designer
"Lifehacker/tips/news"!?
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:iconfullsizeluxury:
fullsizeluxury Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
is the download link broken for anyone else?
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   Interface Designer
Works for me.

Here's a link to v1.01 on my MediaFire account: [link]
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EmoGirl366 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
This is friggin SWEET!
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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EmoGirl366 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Your welcome!
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syaoran-kun24 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
I have a problem. I edited the configuration file to take away the welcome message and change the weapon to auto first, that worked. Then I wanted to change the launchers, but no matter how many times I changed them in the config, they wouldnt do so. Then I noticed NOTHING i changed did anything anymore. So I tried to uninstall the skin and reinstall, it still had the no welcome and shotgun already there, and still nothing I edited actually changed. SO i reinstalled RM and the skin, no dice. How can I fix this? is it a config issue?
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syaoran-kun24 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Aha, actually never mind. Reaching the config file from the edit skin option allowed me to change it properly. Before I just got to the config file from the actual folder which apparently didn't work. Sorry about that XD
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:iconultrabe:
UltraBE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Interface Designer
Weird, as that should work too. :S

Anyway, good to hear you got it fixed. :)
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Omgom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
WICKED!
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