Over on Flickr, Ahmad is pumped for Firewatch, an upcoming game that promises to be amazing. His desktop gives us sunset from a beautifully high vantage point — but it also helps him launch apps and check his system status. Here’s how he set it up.
We can think of worse ways to wait for the release of what looks to be a great new game than by dedicating your desktop to it (remember the Destiny desktop?)
This desktop, dedicated to Firewatch, an upcoming indie game from Campo Santo, takes some art from the promos and transforms it into a fine HUD you can sit down at and instantly see what’s going on, or one where you can quickly minimise to see system status or what’s playing — but also one that doesn’t get in the way when it’s windows up and time to work. Here’s what you’ll need to make it your own:
- The Firewatch wallpaper;
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows;
- The VisBubble skin for Rainmeter to create the round audio visualiser;
- The Lines 2.0 skin for Rainmeter for the system monitors (RAM/CPU/etc);
- The iTunes Player skin for Rainmeter to display the “Now Playing” image;
- The Emiko Launcher for Rainmeter for the nine-dot launcher in the bottom centre.
That’s all there is to this one, and all of the pieces look like they fit together really well. If you have trouble setting it up, or have questions, head to Ahmad’s Flickr page (linked below) to ask how he made it all work — and let him know we sent you!