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Local time

Post by WorldOfTanks23 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:55 pm

I'm in the European time zone and when I connect to a server in the North American timezone (where it's evening or night) the game time is evening (and therefore dark).

I'd like the gametime to be my local time. I can adjust the time with the plus and minus keys but I want this to be automatic.

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Re: Local time

Post by trpted » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:27 pm

WorldOfTanks23 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:55 pm
I can adjust the time with the plus and minus keys..
That is as long as the server lets you.
WorldOfTanks23 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:55 pm
I'd like the gametime to be my local time.. ..but I want this to be automatic.
While I am in NY-USA Time Zone, +1/Sign/Nods Head in agreement/Thumb(s) Up.

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Re: Local time

Post by blast » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:40 pm

I just joined two different servers in Europe whose local time was around 00:30, and my client's time of day was definitely not using the server's time. Do you have a specific example of a server where you are seeing this behavior?

In any case, the client does already offer a feature where you can lock the time of day. It will also disable the automatic advancing of time, which may not be desired, but that's for you to decide. You can run the game from the command line with the -time option, followed by the time of day in hh:mm:ss format. So, for example, to lock the time of day to noon:

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bzflag -time 12:00:00
You can still adjust the time of day with the + and - keys. Servers that use -synctime will still probably override this option.

It sounds like this option is persistent, so you'd only need to do this once. To return to normal behavior, you'd run:

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bzflag -notime
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Re: Local time

Post by WorldOfTanks23 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:22 pm

Why not a setting in the UI that says: "Game time" and have the ability to select "Server time" or "Local time"? That would be so much nicer.

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Re: Local time

Post by blast » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:50 pm

Again, do you have a specific example of where this was happening?
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Re: Local time

Post by Zehra » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:51 am

WorldOfTanks23 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Why not a setting in the UI that says: "Game time" and have the ability to select "Server time" or "Local time"? That would be so much nicer.
Actually, what might be a better alternative is a start-up script for the game client.
This way you'll automatically have it set to the time you wish.

Out of curiosity, what operating system do you use?
Since I wouldn't mind writing up such a script.

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