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Possible to affect the Windows clock via FSUIPC?


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This request is a bit of fluff, but I'll make it anyway. I've gotten a Saitek yoke recently, and one of the fun extra features is the clock/timer they built into the face of it. In clock mode, this display is synchronised with the Windows system clock. I wonder if it's possible to have FSUIPC reset my system time to the FS in-game time when I start it, then revert back when I quit the sim? That's probably outside the scope of an FS module, but I thought I'd ask. It'd be fun to have my flight time displayed right there on the yoke.

See, told you it was fluffy. :D

thanks,

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I wonder if it's possible to have FSUIPC reset my system time to the FS in-game time when I start it, then revert back when I quit the sim?

No, sorry. That's actually a potentially dangerous or at least a very misleading thing to do. The system time is used to timestamp files, logs, emails, all sorts of things. I wouldn't want anything I wrote to do such a thing.

The proper way to synchronise FS time with your yoke is to use something like FSRealTime -- you want to make the FS Zulu time the same as your System Time, not the other way around. Don't forget all airliner times are based on Zulu time in any case, not local time. If you want specifically to fly in daylight or nighttime you choose the part of the world to suit.

Regards

Pete

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