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GameBanners for Rainmeter by risemix GameBanners for Rainmeter by risemix
UPDATE: I have fixed bugs with the Minecraft, Deus Ex, and League of Legends Banners. Please download again!

UPDATE 2: ...and a bug with the JC2 banner. Fuck me. lol

I'm a guy who loves to display my games and so forth, but with the advent of digital gaming and distribution, I don't have boxes laying around that I can display. For some time I've been looking for something that allows me to display my games on my desktop in a way reminiscent of boxes on a shelf... or say, like the DDR interface, but never found anything satisfactory. So, I improvised and did it myself.

GameBanners is a collection of simple Rainmeter buttons created in Rainpad. The banners themselves are a combination of resources found around the internet put together in Photoshop.


This was created for personal use, so I don't intend to supply a lot of support. Nonetheness, if you need any help feel free to ask here and I'll see what I can do.

Steam games in this list are set up as Steam links. Non-steam games like Guild Wars 2 link to their respective folder paths. If you would like to link to a non-Steam game through Steam, follow these instructions:

1. In your steam library, right click the game and click "Create Desktop Shortcut."
2. On the desktop, find the shortcut. Right click it and select "Properties."
3. Under "URL," copy the entire line starting with "steam://" and ending in a series of numbers, which is the game's ID.
4. Right click the GameBanner you wish to change, and find the following line:
LeftMouseUpAction = !Execute ["URL HERE"]
5. Replace the "URL HERE" text with the URL you copied from the game shortcut's properties window between the quotes. Save, and exit Notepad.
6. Right click the Rainmeter skin, and click "Refresh skin."
7. You're done! You're also free to delete the desktop shortcut you created, if you'd like.

If you would like to create your own banners using this style, you may use the PSD file here: [link]
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:iconkrakendasmares:
krakendasmares Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thanks a lot
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:iconpatburn13:
Patburn13 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am having the same problem as the guy above where I can't seem to see the banners at all. Any suggestions??
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:iconkjshf:
kjshf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
You should say what you did with the downloaded file, might be wrong image path.
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:iconpulverpadder:
pulverpadder Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I am totally new to Rainmeter, and I can't understand how to make it show up on my desktop.. I've downloaded and installed it, and edited the paths to the files, but the actual buttons won't show up on my desktop. Am I completely retarded or am I missing something?
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:iconjaherchong:
JaherChong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Can someone make me a simple OSU! banner? mlkshk.com/p/97VP
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:iconkjshf:
kjshf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014
If you still want an Osu! banner, I made one : link
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:iconthegaminghub:
TheGamingHub Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
How do I change the banners?
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:iconeldude20:
eldude20 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
right click the banner and click edit. the notepad should come up. there you can see the guts of the banner. where it says image name is the photo that shows.  the image you want to change it to must be in the same folder as the notepad's .ini folder. I personally like to make a new folder under the gamebanner's folder and copy and paste a .ini from another banner. there i change the picture name and steam id.
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IJustD0ntKn0 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I did exactly what you said and tried to create a banner for Papers, Please. It doesn't work. I did the exact steps and created a new folder, but it doesn't show up.
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:iconijustd0ntkn0:
IJustD0ntKn0 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Never mind. Sorry.
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:iconpussyfucker69:
PussyFucker69 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
could anyone treat me to a bit of APB reloaded banner?
thanks much appreciate
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:iconnarowt:
Narowt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
can someone make one for mafia II
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:iconnissewall:
nissewall Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Nice!
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:iconxsgxsamurai:
xSGxSamurai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Would you be willing to do other games aswell? :3
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:iconthefunzii:
TheFunzii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
The PSD file link seems to be broken :(
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:iconthefunzii:
TheFunzii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
No worries it worked after a couple tries :D
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:iconjuicyhulahoop:
JuicyHulaHoop Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Hey could somebody make the warhammer dawn of war franchise pack please (bit of a big job but would be most grateful :D )
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:iconthescissorsdota:
ThescissorsDOTA Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Could somebody do all 3 Bioshock games?
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Done ;) [link]
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:iconmipesuves:
Mipesuves Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Interesting to picked Vi over Ahri, Kat, or Ashe for the League banner.
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:iconmipesuves:
Mipesuves Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Interesting you picked*
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Silv3rstar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
So when i try to install this i get and error saying invalid settings file inC:/users blahblah then the file name
Any one know a fix around this or am i doing something wrong?
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:iconkainhighwind2:
KainHighwind2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Hey, could I request a banner for the new MMO Age of Wushu?
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:iconkainhighwind2:
KainHighwind2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Oh! And Akaneiro: Demon Hunters?
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:iconkainhighwind2:
KainHighwind2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Well, god... There's a ton I'd like, but I don't have Photoshop, nor the skills to make them THIS good...Plus, I don't know how to really make things for Rainmeter. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Mount & Blade: Warband, Tribes: Ascend, Warlock: Master of the Arcane, Final Fantasy VII, not to mention everything I have from GOG... I'm not expecting all of these, or any really. Just a few to keep in mind if you get the itch to make more. Thank you SO much in advance! I just discovered this rainmeter!
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:iconcubbycrusader:
cubbycrusader Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Is it possible to get warframe, hotline miami, dc universe online, and dawn of war 2?
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:iconcubbycrusader:
cubbycrusader Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
These are great sir! If i could make a request, either teach me your ways or can you make some specific ones?
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:iconmong911:
MoNG911 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I really love this idea, I've actually made an entire desktop based around it, if you want I can upload the ones I've made myself, there are 22 so far, some better that others, some need a bit of finishing, but still, if you want...
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I actually have a collection of "Gamebanners" if you are interested of adding yours to the bunch, feel free to PM me.
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:iconthemrsuperjosh:
Themrsuperjosh Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I made a cod4 and blacklight banner if u want them [link]
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:iconthemrsuperjosh:
Themrsuperjosh Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I did a Cod 4 and blacklight retribution one if you're intrested :3 [link]
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:iconthewhiteplague:
TheWhitePlague Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Can I make the banner larger?
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
In all simplicity? No.
BUT, you could remake the banners in a different resolution that fits you (and editing the .ini file to act accordingly).
But else. No.
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:iconhgalmarini:
HGalmarini Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
dirt 2, 3 please
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:iconthexperformer:
ThexPerformer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Only thing I wish would be changed was the Guild Wars banner to say 'Guild Wars 2', as I have the original game as well.
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:iconxwirer:
xWirer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
it does say guild wars 2, the 2 is in red behind the text :P
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:iconjesusgnolifedesigns:
jesusgnolifedesigns Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Possibly silly question, but I'm new to this whole rainmeter thing: I understand how to change an existing banner to another game, but how do I implement the new game banner design? I made one for Tera, but I dont know how to add the pic as the banner. Thanks, and good job on this.
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Okay. It's all about just going into the .ini file and change the "ImageName" to the new banner (they have to be in the same folder.) then change the "LeftMouseUpAction" to either "LeftMouseUpAction = !Execute ["steam://rungameid/**STEAM GAME ID**"]" or LeftMouseUpAction = !Execute ["C:\Program Files (x86)\THIS IS A GAMGE\GAME.EXE"]
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
If you intend on uploading them you should probably change the Author too.
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:iconjesusgnolifedesigns:
jesusgnolifedesigns Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch, I figured out how to edit the pic and path. Dumb Question No.2: How do I get the game I want in its own separate folder? I had to use Portal 2's folder contents to make the path I wanted. I tried to make a new folder with the game within the Game Banner folder, but it wont show up on the rainmeter skin options when I try to load it. Thanks again, I'll use other steam game links meantime.
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Ok. I had a hard time understanding your question. But as I understood it you need to have an individual folder for each banner. that means ONE .png and ONE .ini per folder. Else rainmeter insists on replacing one with another.

Sorry if my answer is way off. Been up for 48+ hours
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:iconjesusgnolifedesigns:
jesusgnolifedesigns Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice job on these. And thanks for supplying the psd to make our own. The only ones I used from the pack was Portal 2 and League, so making more is a big plus.
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Zaertix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
What's the best way to make the banners? I'm trying to do one for Guns of Icarus Online, but it just doesn't 'look' right. Do you just take the logo and paste it in or am I missing some editing magic? :P
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JRipperHV Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
For me, i just foudn a good picture i liked and pasted it into the photoshop file. Then i just resized it until i was happy with it. Some games just work better than others so just make it look as good as you can or until you can live with it.
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:iconjripperhv:
JRipperHV Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I cant seem to find a way to get this to work with origin games like Mass Effect 3, any help would be appreciated.
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I made a bunch of the requested banners. Enjoy.

[link]
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Pulling my thumb out of my ass. Lets see what I can get done.
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:icondwhitty:
dwhitty Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
do one for SMITE!!!!
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:iconfakuyama:
Fakuyama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
dota2 please
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:iconzibbezabbe:
ZibbeZabbe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Done. [link]
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