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Featured Skin, January 9, 2003.

4 player modes, Playlist Editor shade mode, sliding tab system, playback controls on all components, 50 color themes. 4 player modes to select from, Playlist Editor shade mode, sliding tab system, playback controls on all components, 50 color themes. Mercury is second in the Solor System Series, watch for Jupiter... Grapgics and coding by RPETERCLARK.Features:- 4 Easy-Select Modes: normal, classic, stick and mini- Configurable Sliding Tab System- Configurable Song Ticker- Adjustable glass opacity on all displays- 50 color themes- All components skinned- Playlist with shade mode and memory- Stand-alone EQ with shade mode- Seek destination text- Configure panel to customize player- Panels for Thinger and EQ for easy access in all modes- Double-click song title for access to ID3 Info- Playback controls on all component windows- Color Themes switcher in Configure Panel

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January 8, 2003 by Pete Clark2057258 downloads

Mercury - Featured Skin, January 9, 2003.

Staff review

Simply amazing.

Complete in every way, this skin includes a hefty list of color themes and in innovative tab system on the main display. Mercury has defiantly raised the bar in the world of winamp3 skins.


very nice - Superb :) - June 22, 2006 by Ceren Erbay

pretty nice - Very nice, very functional. The lighting effects on the glass makes the text hard to read in some color schemes. Also lacks a "wow, jaw dropping" factor to make it a 5-Star. - June 9, 2006 by Dennis Gray

awesome - awesome - May 29, 2006 by Midhun Subhash

Beautiful, but bugfix needed - For some reason, the skin shows up with the play button defaulted to "pause" instead of "play" whenever winamp is opened by itself. The button won't work because it's expecting to resume a song and there's nothing to resume -- hence no play button. Quick workarounds: associate winamp to your favorite sound files, then double-click one of the files to play the song/sound in winamp -OR- open up winamp's playlist and double-click a song to play it in winamp. Either way, click the "pause" button and the play button will show up. I'm guessing the play and pause function just got mixed up, so hopefully it's a quick fix. I hope the author or somebody can read this and fix the skin (assuming the bug is in the skin!). An otherwise beautiful skin. - May 20, 2006 by Gary Cheung

operating problem - I downloaded this skin but failed to locate the PLAY button on any of the components. could anyone help me out with this. Please send reply to my email account. p.raychoudhuri - January 31, 2006 by p raychoudhuri

Brilliant - I love silver/white as it matches my desktop, silver everything i have... Very nice 5 star!! - January 19, 2006 by Kurtis Fehr


velice pekny - je to velmi hezkej skin - July 30, 2005 by Giggles Giggles

Best yet, but.... - Probably the best skin I've used yet. Functional, coherent, readable... everything you'd want in a skin. Except..... no stop button! - April 1, 2005 by Sam Slotsky

NO PLAY BUTTON! - This is probably one of the best looking skins I've ever seen. However... it would be really handy to have a play button. Maybe? - March 10, 2005 by Scott Beeson

its even better than it looks... - There are plenty of skins out there that look great in their download picture... but look pretty bad in actuality. This amp is the exception.. plenty of themes... sleek... with a very original use of the lcd. I'm very impressed, and I can't wait for the next one :) - June 2, 2004 by Whitney Bell

very very good - i've been using alot of skins and this one is the one i use the longest.. i've been using this skin for over a year now and still it hasnt bored me.. I even tried using the Neptune by the same author but this skin is still better.. I always use the stickmode and perch it as "always on top" on top of my desktop.. the absence of STOP button doesnt bother me because I always use keyboard shortcuts anyway.. goodjob pete! - March 21, 2004 by Jason K

Cool! - I like it! it`s very nice! - February 15, 2004 by Florin Buna

Exellent, but... - + Beautiful! + Good tab system + Everything skinned - No stop button in full mode! - Volume buttons go back to the 0% after hitting 100% and vice versa (Might be WA5) - October 19, 2003 by Tom Edwards

Great Skin - Loads of color themes, several different modes, intuitive controls, what more could you want? - August 17, 2003 by Eric Hysen

Bland - POOP! - August 13, 2003 by denis hart

Nooooo! - And again it crashed and removes all my songs in playlist..Noooooo - July 28, 2003 by Mike Durrant

Russian snowflake - Good,pretty good. Very clm smooth. With many different useble buttons, many themes, some-calm, some agressive. Reminds Russian winter. - July 10, 2003 by Arseni Romanov

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - I LIKE IT W00T ^.^ - July 8, 2003 by Jessica A

cool cool cool - thank jou vairi mach - June 22, 2003 by mihei rubinstain

monkey said," - BANANA! yummmmyyy.... wha? can't peel it! the heck is this? - June 10, 2003 by Ishak Ishwara

Cool~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - Is very cool it looks those outer space shuttle. - June 8, 2003 by Sandy Lee

love the look and feel - this skin looks GREAT! i gotta agree with that stop button thing, but it's not my biggest gripe. that would be that the 'minimize' button is above the 'close' button on the components. dude, it's just WRONG to have them in that order! i'm just too used to clicking the top right to close, and something subordinate to that to minimize, and i keep closing the components! - June 6, 2003 by Ally Katt

nice package! - great color schemes, easy to read & control, but i have to agree w/everyone, it needs that stop button somewhere! also, a color switch button would be nice...but all in all, it's a kick ass skin! - May 28, 2003 by David May

yeeha - sweet-functional, pretty, can be minimized into a little stick that sits at the top of whatever window your in without losing functionality, and who needs a stop button anyway?:-) sweet. - May 21, 2003 by Barry Kelly

Love it, ALMOST!! - It's great, looks good, easy to use, Tons of color choices, but where's the stop button??? If there was a stop you woulda had 5 stars!! - May 16, 2003 by Kathy Staggs

Yes! Yes! YES! - This is what skins should be like. It is really cool looking, it is big enough to get all the buttons, it isn't confusing, the little animations are really cool, it doesn't take a lot of processor to run, it has a vireaty of colors to chose form. The only thing i don't like is that it's all curvy and the windows don't fit together, but when the sacerfice is made for a better looking skin, its ok with me. Good Job! - May 12, 2003 by Aaron Hahn

Favorite Skin - Very nicely done, lots of options, cool layout and minimal processor time compared to all the others. - May 8, 2003 by Phill Marquez

Stop not open - My favorite skin. I can't wait to see your others, like Jupiter. My only edit was to make the open button stop instead. Open doesn't interest me. - May 5, 2003 by Patrick Neil

Great! - ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! There's nothin' more to say! Yeah!! - April 25, 2003 by Michael Arnold

COOL - very nice, can't say anything bad about this .. - April 24, 2003 by Assurancetournix B

The Best Skin - Chronable was at the top of my list of skins for Winamp3. Mecury just took its place. All around it's a slick skin. The animations are well done and the colour choices will fit any desktop colour scheme. - March 15, 2003 by Jonathan Lorenz

great but... - hehe sorry I confused of skin haha, this one ain't square, not at all, anyeay, stays at 4 stars - March 13, 2003 by Pedro Zubiri

Nice.......... - This is a cool skin, can't wait for #3 - March 2, 2003 by Andrew Whitelocks

Wow... - is this a decent skin or what? way better than the hunk of junk I have now 0_0 ... time to download this one I think - March 1, 2003 by Miss LeopardGurL

Superb! - Check this skin out! - February 28, 2003 by Patrick Zietlow

respect! - this is great! nice colors and easy handling. top! - February 18, 2003 by serian ohm

Best skin yet - WOW this skin is so many good color schemes clear signs easy to use and extremely good looking if i could give this skin 10 stars id give it 11 this is my favorite skin yet...i reccomend you download it - February 7, 2003 by Radu Marin

Nice! - but the smooth curves of the main window don't fit with the box like playlist editor. - February 3, 2003 by True Believer

mercury - cool - January 22, 2003 by sadanan kraison

Really Cool! but... - This skin is so nice, but you still have to find out what are those little buttons, and you have to focus to know what are the title of the song ;-/ - January 22, 2003 by Leandro Estacio

It is cute - Among all I downloaded, this one is the best. It is cute, and it works smoothly. - January 21, 2003 by Conan Xiao

***** - This skin has it all, and does not cover half the screen like the mmd3 - less buttons, less paint, 100% functional. Great 'classic' and 'stick' modes and 50 color themes to choose from. On a scale from 0 (WMP9) to 5 (best), 5 I rate this skin. - January 20, 2003 by Daniel Ovidiu Andrei

Great Skin - This skin is awesome in every way the only thing it's missing is a stop button. This would be useful to have for editing tags so I dont have to right click and use the playback menu stop. Regardless, Pete keep up the good work. - January 19, 2003 by Eric Work

Great skin, but not my favourite :( - Compared to most of the WA3 skins on this website, this one deserves to be in the class of MMD3 and BOOM in most aspects. However, it's interface is too 'classic' and dull-looking despite the good color-themes to choose from... Hence, I would prefer the clean and metallic interface of MMD3 to this one. - January 16, 2003 by Prashanth Srinivasan

Whoa Cool bangas - This is the most awesome skin I've ever seen (out of like 5) and its like whoa ohhhh omg whooooo. - January 15, 2003 by Travis Kelly

Gooooood - Its realy trilling - January 14, 2003 by Tina Sharma

~ - Love the theme Orange N' Cream and stick mode. - January 13, 2003 by psychelite *

Where is the "STOP" button? - It is very well designed especially the color themes. But where is the stop button. Whenever I want 2 stop the music I switch the skins. - January 13, 2003 by ozge unel

bla bla bla - well its still downloading so yeh...but from the preview on the site it loox pretty cool. u should make a KoRn one !!! :)hmm yes well its finished downloadong and its WIKED! - January 13, 2003 by Carl Cox

Perfect - i love the interesting shapes and there are a TON of different color schemes... keep making skins... i love your work - January 2, 2003 by jenn lowery

? - Reminds me of Boom.... But hey, it looks nice and the buttons are nice and big, easy to read. Needs to be some better color schemes. Most color schemes are bad and bright and don't blend into the background. - January 1, 2003 by C H

schueat..., - ...very schueat. - December 30, 2002 by Paul Elmore

I like it more then my grandma... - and my grandmas pretty freaken cool, so yehaw you get 5 stars, good job. - December 30, 2002 by Cody Prizel

??? - I do't know how to use the extension .wal, the rest of my skins have the extension .wsz what can I do to install your skin? I download it to the C:/program files/winamp/skins and... nothing happens! What am I doing wrong? - December 22, 2002 by kwame boston

Its ok - The skin look good and everything... - December 16, 2002 by Gabriella Sohl

Great skin! - Before, when I hadn't tested this skin I thought it sucked but now it's great! - December 14, 2002 by Oliver Hedge

Kickass! - nice job- looks cool, yet all the buttons are still clear and easy to find, and lots of options to play around with. One of the best ones i've seen so far! - December 11, 2002 by Ray Sykes

I see a light shining down from heaven . . - To say I like this skin would be grossly insufficient. What's not to like about it? I love the sleekness of it, the fifty bajillion color themes that come with it, the functionality, the simplicity executed with technique. Pinch me, I think I'm in love . . - December 8, 2002 by Soyee Li

Excellent... - Simply amazing skin. Needed a change after using MMD3 for so many days and it looks great. Color themes though not as vibrant as MMD3, but fiftyyyyyyyyy? Thats a whopping number sum it up in one word...KICKASS! - December 5, 2002 by asklepios rules

great skin - now i can't wait until jupiter!!! - December 3, 2002 by Rock Lobster

Cool! - One of the best skins i've seen, keep it up! - December 3, 2002 by Ice Wolf

JARAS - It's good. - November 29, 2002 by JARAS SRIWAN

AMAZING! - I've been usin MMD3 for awhile thinking it was the only skin of its kind but this proves me WRONG!!! GREAT JOB Pete Clark. - November 27, 2002 by Caio Silva

Mercury - Now I know why this is at the top of the Staff Rated List. It's one busy and indepth skin. Let's see if anyone will top this. - November 23, 2002 by demetria thomas

original? no - its a great skin, although it isnt really original. its lkke the BOOM skin, the shapes...and all the styles...good job, but find something original - November 23, 2002 by Alex Chan

Awesome... - What do we have 2 say, IT'S AWESOME! Good work dude! - November 22, 2002 by nAD nEWTON

Excellent - I'll be keeping this skin for a while... I like the stick mode, I can still work whilst it's on my screen! My fav theme for the moment is 'colours of neptune' - November 22, 2002 by Andrew Challen

Best. - Best skin I can find here - November 21, 2002 by karen kitahara

Excellent Skin - The best since MMD3, and honestly, I could use the break :) Can't wait till the next set comes out! Keep up the good work. - November 21, 2002 by Adrian Scott

Nice, but not great - It's pretty. It's well set up. But most of the buttons aren't labled which makes it really hard to use. MMD3 looks and works better as far as I can tell. - November 20, 2002 by Josh Jelin

pwnage? - Well, it would own. But there is some problems. I would look foward for your new work. Try to fix the modes, for a pause and STOP button. - November 20, 2002 by Anthony McGivney

Great!!! - This is the best skin ever! In my opinion, it is much better than MMD3, this one doesn't make my PC slow, and it can be smaller. The color themes are just sweet, the design is great... Just sweet! - November 16, 2002 by Yanizu Osborn

Almost perfect... - The windowshade mode is a helluva lot more useable than MMD3's, and there are a lot of colour themes. The only problem that I had with this skin was that the buttons aren't very clearly defined... I accidently close Winamp3 when I went to go to windowshade mode. Other than that, utter perfection. - November 14, 2002 by Aquatakat the Kat

opinion?? - 5 stars is opinion ;-) - November 12, 2002 by Tihomir Pantovic

Thanks You Everyone! - Thanks everyone for the overwhelming response! Just to address a couple issues, I know there is no stop button, it was a design decision and you can always use the pause button instead. Don't forget to right-click and select "Configure" to help customize the skin, a lot of the themes look much better when you lower the opacity of the glass. Finally, in case anyone is wondering, yes, I'm making a skin for each planet in the solar system. Next in line is Jupiter and it is already well underway with all the features of Mercury and some crazy new features. I look forward to making more skins for you guys! - November 12, 2002 by Pete Clark

Great work - I do not think it beats MMD3 in usability and design. MMD3 is just the little bit over it. However, this is an absolutely awesome skin. And there is one thing where this skin is superior to MMD3: The different display modes. It is 4:2, where I admit the Mini mode isnt of much use, at least not for me. However, the Stick mode is GREAT. ALL important windows (ie. playlist editor!) can also be displayed as stick. This is where Mercury beats MMD3 in my humble opinion. - November 12, 2002 by Georg Veichtlbauer

skins awesome - simple - November 11, 2002 by Killer Skiner

Need colour... - Y'm giving 5 stars to this skin.But its a little bit monotone.Yt needs some colour effects Y think... - November 10, 2002 by Ulas Tercan

HELLA NICE - This has to be one of the best winamp skins out there. The only problem I have is is with the stick. It is a little too wide. I think you can get rid of the dotty part on the left side of the stick and make it a little smaller. - November 10, 2002 by 1337 h4x0r

amazing - unbelievable this is the most amazing skin i have ever seen. so many color schemes, so well done, 4 different modes(great stick mode) if you dont download this right now then you need to get a life the best - November 9, 2002 by tie your shoes please?

you know... there is something called a PAUSE button... - great skin! This is at the top of my "skins" list. Great job! I'm awaiting you're other skins, it'll be hard to beat this one... Are you doing the entire solar system (maybe the sun too)? - November 9, 2002 by P C

Niiiiiiiiiiiice - WOW... THis SKin BeloNgs Right Up There With MMD3, BOOM, Zygote, And Canes!!! Great Work! - November 9, 2002 by j z

great - Really cool, the best skin since a long time. 11 - November 8, 2002 by Stef xxxxx

Best skin yet - The first skin I'm pretty sure I won't switch away from in a while - November 8, 2002 by Lazy Joe

AMAZING !!! HOW DOES HE DO IT??? - That is the best one I ever saw!! Great Job. - November 8, 2002 by Bobby Field

Wow - This skin is awesome, I love all the different color themes and the who style is great. I only have one suggestion - THERE IS NO STOP BUTTON! Unless I somehow missed it, I haven't been able to find a stop button. Not a vital button, but it is useful to some's an amazing skin, download it. - November 7, 2002 by Waxing Poetic

Simply the BEST - Yeah, I'm impressed. Everyone thinks MMD3 is better, so I guess I'm in the minority. THIS is now my default skin. This has more innovation than MMD3. The self contained feel is awesome. I like the multiple modes. MMD3 has met its match in my humble opinion. Keep up the good work Pete. - November 7, 2002 by Stripling Warrior

Almost as good as MMD3 - great skin, great features i love stick mode but personally MMD3 is still the king but dont give up Mr Clark Id love to see a skin battle between you and MMD3 - November 7, 2002 by simon flack

can anyone find me the stop button?? - it's just amyzin. lol but i'll give u 1 more star when i find the "stop" button. i'm waitin for u'r next 1. n for this 1-thanx. - November 7, 2002 by raj r

5 stars as soon as there is a stop button - I really don't want to change skins every time I want to use the stop button. Aside from that, it's a cool skin and I look forward to trying out all the color themes. Keep up the good work! - November 7, 2002 by Lobert Regina

From the maker of NEPTUNE - Yes! This _is_ an all-time best WA3 skin. (And though Neptune has less bells-and-whistles, it's an excellent design.) Mister Pete Clark, sir: I hope you implement a skin for the rest of the bodies in the solar system, and then lead the search for intelligent skins through the rest of the Milky Way, and beyond. - November 7, 2002 by Karl Hutchinson

I like it - I like your skin has lot of themes but some of them hurt my eyes, you should make a brightness control for the sphere like the zigote skin, i think is a pretty good thing but no1 use it in their skins. Overall is a really good skin, your skin is in my top 3 fighting very close with MMD3. I'm waiting your next skin (jupiter) I also has ur Neptune skin. Keep working you are doing a great job!!! - November 7, 2002 by Daniel Iglesias

Opacity/Scale button? - It seems as though everyone forgets those two buttons. I, for one, use them all the time. I love the thought of having 50 color themes but some of them are just butt ugly. Great work on the classic, stick, normal, mini modes. They are great ... oh and the idea of the play, next, prev. buttons on most of the windows is great! (Although I have seen it before, but nice implimentation) - November 7, 2002 by Aaron Soderholm

WOW! - YESSSSS!! finally the long awaited mecury has came it is WICKED get it NOW! (not that i'm pushy or anything) :) - November 6, 2002 by s b

As good as MMD3... - ...perhaps even better. Multiple colour schemes in bright or muted shades, smooth curves and the cutest little mini layout I've ever seen. Tell the world! - November 6, 2002 by Peachy Keen

it's one of the best - i would say that this skin is one of the best, but i still think that MMD3 cannot be beat with this one. it's nice and all for the shape, but it's not well put with the playlist editor and boxes, so that's one of the main reasons. but other than that, worth the download if ur sick of the same thing all the time. - November 6, 2002 by Michael Schaefer

the first skin for winamp3... - i was waiting for like months to see the first real skin for winamp3. i really lost tons of faith for seeing all the crappy and commercial skins published everyday. thanks peter!!!! now i can finally uninstall winamp2 ;-) ps: i use classic mode - November 6, 2002 by marc troy

simply nice - Nice,readable,soft....Good work! - November 6, 2002 by Ladinek Smolik

Very nice! - Smooth,stylish and very versatile, Bravo! - November 6, 2002 by Kathy Stewart

WOW! - If all of your skins are 1/100th as good as this one, I will be one very satisfied downloader! This skin rocks. I can't wait to see the next one! - November 6, 2002 by Jerri Blank

Completely ace. - Watching this thing grow from nothing into arguably the best Winamp3 skin has been quite the ride. Mercury does not disappoint, though some might be confused by a few aesthetic decisions ie lack of a stop button. Works for me, though. - November 6, 2002 by Drex Olympus

geschmeidig! - Probably one of the -now three- best skins ever made! Really like it! Good job, hope u gonna go on workin on another good one! - November 6, 2002 by *shazzer* b.