If you have a side-window in the case of your PC, chances are that you will have some form of LED lighting in your case to highlight the awesomeness in your rig.
Personally, I have an Asus Prime X370-Pro motherboard which has an embedded RGB strip and a LED header which can be connected to the standard 4-pin RGB LED header. Using the supplied ASUS AURA software, you can control both the embedded LED strip and the LED header, with all kinds of effects.
One downside of the program, is that it doesn’t allow you to save the profiles you made to restore them later on. I like to experiment with colours and effects but once I found a colour which looks good, it would be cool to restore that same colour later without fine-tuning it each and every time.
Therefore I made a little batch script for Windows which does some basic file copying and service restarting to let you easily save different profiles and apply them later on. Why batch, you may ask? It’s simple, works out-of-the-box on every Windows machine and gives you the opportunity to have a look at the code to see how it works.
If this script raises your interest, you might also wanna take a look at Multi-Profile for MSI Gaming APP.
The script is tested on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, but should work on at least Windows 7/8/10 both 32- and 64-bit versions. Administrator privileges are required to get access to the Program Files folder and restart the appropriate service.
An user of the program named Brandon requested the future to add support for automation so the script can be used in combination with Windows Task Scheduler. I added a bit of support for this by adding command line parameter to automate the restore of profiles. So to execute the script and restore the profile called ‘RedAndBlue’, you have to execute:
"AuraMultiProfile_v1.1.bat 2 RedAndBlue"
where ‘2’ stands for the second option in the program and RedAndBlue obviously for the name of the profile. If you use this in Windows Task Scheduler, please make sure to execute the task with the option ‘Run with highest privileges’.
Please leave a comment if you have any problems.
NOTE: Windows SmartScreen will probably prevent you from executing batch script downloaded from the internet for your own safety. Take a look here if you don’t know how to bypass this.
NOTE2: If you have updated ASUS AURA to V1.04.42 and want to use your profiles created before, take a look at this comment. Thanks to Brad in the comments for pointing this out.
Changelog: v1.0 (2017-04-06): * Initial release v1.0.1 (2017-09-09): * Quick and dirty fix for new file structure. Probably only works for Aura 18.104.22.168 v1.1 (2018-04-05): * Updated to work with latest ASUS AURA software (1.05.38) * Small support for automation in scripts (requested by Brandon)