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Xbox Friend Tracker v1.20 by MetalCactuar Xbox Friend Tracker v1.20 by MetalCactuar
Hey all,

Been working on this Rainmeter skin for a while as people said they wanted a way to show their friends online statuses.

Unfortunately Microsoft restrict who can access gamertag friend lists on the xbox without logging in (Currently Rainmeter doesn't support cookie/active login checks).

If you have any suggestions for new features/ideas i would love to hear them in the comments/message so i can make my skins better :)

Watch me to find out when new skins are released/updated.

MetalCactuar

UPDATE 27/01/2013: Updated to v1.1 with some new features in the works and many bugfixes/performance issues addressed :D Enjoy
UPDATE 10/02/2013: Updated to v1.2 with new variants that allow up to 10 GamerTags to be tracked. Small Bugfixes. :D Enjoy!
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:iconxnatas666:
xnatas666 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I feel blind without xbox friend tracker ... I used it every day! :-( Hoping that a solution exists! Thank you again
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Failism Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Currently isn't working. Just says gamertag not found.
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello Failism,

After testing, this skin is no longer functional due to Microsoft pulling the plug on the URL i was extracting data from.

This causes an error, meaning the skins spits out a gamertag error.

Unfortunately as of now, i am unable to find a fix :/ But i will be looking to update it in the future if enough interest is shown.

Thanks and apologies on the funtionality,

MetalCactuar
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Jimpy3 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
great...working perfectly. anyway to change background colour from grey to dark red ? or any colour i want, i would like it to blend into my skin. other than that brilliant skin.Worship OMG MOAR POEMS! 
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey Jimpy,

If you wish to change the background colour, you can edit the background file to fit it into your style.

To do this, go into where your skins are stored (usually My Documents/Rainmeter/Xbox Friend Tracker/) then go into the background folder and edit that picture to show whatever you want.

Save it, then refresh the skin.

Hope this helps,

MetalCactuar
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Jimpy3 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I am new to RM so didnt know how to do it but i thank you for your advice. It is still a very useful skin and it works brilliantly. I am using windows 8.1 and the latest RM. One day i hope to be able to make just as useful skins but for now i am learning the basics. thank you again for the upload and the advice :)
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ionstorm01 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Looks like a nice update! Good job!
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joel9point8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Doesn't work for me. I have rainmeter 2.5, it shows my friendslist, but never if someone is online. I have refreshed the skin manually and by clicking the xbox icon.
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You may need to update your Rainmeter version :) I build and optimize these skins these skins using the latest Rainmeter beta so i have more features i can incorporate :D

Go here ([link]) to update it, and let me know how it goes.

MetalCactuar
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DirtyTahoeKid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
awesome skin, love it lots
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi Guys, thanks for all the feedback i have received so far :D and this is what i propose to do...

I currently have been creating a new Steam Rainmeter Skin which should be available in around a week or so :)

I am currently going to work on Xbox Friend Tracker v1.20 which will include two variants to the skin: A 10 GamerTag version with mouseover information (What they are doing) and a 5 GamerTag version with mouseover information. Hopefully this will improve the skin and make it more satisfactory :D

Thanks again guys,

MetalCactuar
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youthinkimcrazy1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Awesome, it works well and looks nice. I too would like to see a 10 Gamer tag version, while keeping it at around the same size or smaller. Maybe this could be achieved by getting rid of the space used by showing the friend's status by only showing what they are doing when you mouseover their name. Just an idea, i have little understanding of how these things work. Thank you for developing such awesome content.
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for your feedback :D I have added a new comment explaining what i am going to work on next :D
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:iconxnatas666:
xnatas666 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
works on seven perfect tanks!....
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No worries :) If you have any suggestions/feedback please let me know :D I am planning another release and update soon :D

MetalCactuar
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xnatas666 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
is it possible to add more xbox friends? more than 5
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:iconxnatas666:
xnatas666 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I copy the directory to have 10 gamertag.... maybe inclued in the next version ;-)
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for your feedback :D I have added a new comment explaining what i am going to work on next :D
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Crash-Underride Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just curious. Could you make a version that doesn't show what they're doing? Would keep it neater. Just my opinion but adding that option would be great.
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you would like that feature i can implement a smaller design on the next update :) I was also thinking of including a 10 gamertag one, but this depends on whether people want that. I would love to hear what more people think about this skin and ideas on how to make it better :D Thanks for the feedback :)

New Steam Friend skin coming soon! :D
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:iconcrash-underride:
Crash-Underride Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would really appreciate that because it takes up a tad too much room on desktop. lol And thanks for the watch.
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have added this feature as a variant in v1.2, be sure to check it out :D

MetalCactuar
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Crash-Underride Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Still having a problem with the light indicators.
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:iconclipse101:
clipse101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Works for me, pretty cool :)
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks man :)
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Triangullum Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Once again this could be entirely operator error on my part but I put the gamertags in and it keeps doing this [link] and no amount of reloading the skin will make it show the information. Anyone else having this problem?
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have you tried updating Rainmeter?

If it doesn't work after that, could you message me a link to a screenshot of the Log screen (double click rainmeter system tray icon, show log).

This will help me look into the problem :)

Strange it's doing that,

Thanks,

MetalCactuar
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Triangullum Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Running the most current version of rainmeter. [link]
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi again Triangullum,

Are you having no luck at all with this skin?
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:icontriangullum:
Triangullum Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Still having no luck. Just reinstalled rainmeter and the skin and it's still not working.
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am currently working on it, i shall most likely upload it tomorrow :) If you watch me on deviant art, it will tell you when i have updated it :D
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Triangullum Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Just updated and this is what I'm getting. [link] Log [link]
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hmmmmm strange, when i pick those gamertags i get this (also shown on my gamertag skin too)

[link]
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Okay, thanks Triangullum. I shall look into this when i can :) Sorry about this
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
EDIT 21/01/2013 16:16

The file has been reuploaded and should work nicely now :D

Sorry about that, uploaded wrong skin haha :P

Enjoy!

MetalCactuar
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bakonon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Looks neat, but the file seems to install the gamer tag viewer skin, not the friend tracker skin.
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:iconmetalcactuar:
MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for telling me bakonon :) I have reuploaded it and it should work now, let me know if it doesn't :D
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MetalCactuar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Let me know if there is a feature you would like to see on the new version :)

Enjoy

Got lots in mind for new features,

MetalCactuar :D
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