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Old 06-13-2018, 10:11 AM
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Default [Guide] How to Sync iCue w/ Gigabyte's RGB Fusion via game/process

I was always pleased with CUE and super excited when iCUE was released. I had higher expectations when I got my Z370 Gaming 7 as it had lots of RGB as well as headers, though the software fell a bit short of my expectations. This is after playing with something a lot more mature like CUE. I know Corsair will be working on this type of functionality, though I don't know how long it will take them and how extensive the functionality will be. Though maybe they might find this useful for them.

One of my favorite features of iCUE is the ability to have computer cosplay with RGB, for the game I am playing. I wanted my PC to display certain colors and effects when I play Overwatch and Farcry5. As Gigabyte's Z370 Gaming 7 is loaded with RGB and I have devices attached to it's header, it was really important to have the color and some effects match, else it would look out of place or I would have to disable some lighting.

Both iCUE and my tool "sync" via a running process. My tool does not communicate directly with iCUE, though iCUE and my tool both share the same trigger, which is a running process. My tool does not require RGB Fusion to be installed, though RGB Fusion is the only GUI that allows for modification/creation of XML profiles. A profile is saved as the <processName>.XML, my tool runs on windows starts. On load it scans a specified profile directory for XML files. If the name of the XML file matches a running process it parses in the XML and uses a command line tool to set the colors and effects for the different zones. When I load Farcry5, my motherboard switches to a Red, White, & Blue theme that has static colors, with pulsing red RAM slots. The tool loads the profile for the game and it stays that way, until the game is quit. When you boot up windows or are not in a game the profile is set to the default.xml.

This tool was tested on two machines with the Z370 Gaming 7. We haven't tested with any other motherboard. It works well and I don't have to think about it, once I have my profiles setup and the tool installed. My tool uses another open source command line tool that someone developed with Gigabyte's SDK. All my tool is monitor processes, parses in XML, and creates a command line to be executed. As it is currently in it's "beta stage", I haven't made an installation package. So you will have to copy some files to the needed locations.

I would love feedback and people to report any bugs/issues. Maybe this will aid Corsair in developing something more integrated with iCUE or reduce the development time.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:50 PM
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This is a really cool idea. I have ASUS Aura but I think it might be similar in the way it uses an xml file. I'll have to check.

I would love to see iCUE integrate this kind of ability to change the colours of your RGB components connected to the motherboard using standard connectors.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:39 AM
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This is a really cool idea. I have ASUS Aura but I think it might be similar in the way it uses an xml file. I'll have to check.

I would love to see iCUE integrate this kind of ability to change the colours of your RGB components connected to the motherboard using standard connectors.
I know there is a project called RGB.NET by DarthAffe for Asus. This was the best way I could get the integration I wanted. They might do this at some point as their SDK is out for the motherboards, though I am sure they are focusing on bug fixes and supporting their own devices, before they move to 3rd party support.

Would love to see more people try my tool.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:52 PM
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Hello! How can i sync iCue with Asus Aura? I searched in the whole internet but i can't find how:(
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Hello! How can i sync iCue with Asus Aura? I searched in the whole internet but i can't find how:(
... and you will not find
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:12 AM
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I think I will make a corsair thread about RGBSync+ by DarthAffe. I made a video about it and how you can use it to sync asus aura with corsair, razer and more.
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I saw the post and replied to it. I will check it out a little bit more.
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