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Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:29 pm

Is there some way to convert it from a 24hr clock to a 12? Having recently been learning to use military time, I've got no problem with it how it is (because yay, the clock is back!!), and obviously this is an incredibly insignificant thing, but I remain curious just the same. I hope I haven't bothered anyone by asking. :innocent:

Great job, AGEOD! While I don't have a great wealth of knowledge on Napoleon, I'm very much enjoying WoN!

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Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:03 pm

I think it is very impressive that digital clocks were around in those days.

I too am glad the clock is back because that is an important feature for me, even better if when mousing over it shows the turn number and remaining turns. Sadly my fading eyesight makes it hard to see on my laptop - but please do not remove it just because of that.

Incidentally, I actually think in general that an analogue clock is easier to read than a digital one because for most purposes "about half past ten" is as useful as 10:29; but then also I prefer simple indicators, such as the old red bars on supply and ammo to the more accurate percentage.

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Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:46 pm

I knew we would get some low caliber flak from putting a digital clock. The reason is that it demands no extra artist work and we were already a bit late on this aspect. But I can remove it if you prefer ;)
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:01 pm

Pocus nooo!

I just know that growing up in the US, unless you're an military brat you don't get too much exposure to a 24hr clock :neener:

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Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:28 pm

Not so much out of time as I first thought if this bit I just got from Wikipedia is right:

The first digital pocket watch was the invention of Austrian engineer Josef Pallweber who created his "jump-hour" mechanism in 1883. Instead of a conventional dial the jump-hour featured two windows in an enamel dial, through which the hours and minutes are visible on rotating discs.

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Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:05 pm

gekkoguy82 wrote:Pocus nooo!

I just know that growing up in the US, unless you're an military brat you don't get too much exposure to a 24hr clock :neener:



We should also use the Imperial system for measures then :)
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:17 pm

:mdr:

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Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:21 pm

How about a sundial?

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Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:40 pm

gekkoguy82 wrote:Pocus nooo!

I just know that growing up in the US, unless you're an military brat you don't get too much exposure to a 24hr clock :neener:


Well, if you live in Europe, not Britain EUROPE :wacko: , the 24hr clock is the norm ;)
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:21 pm

Captain_Orso wrote:Well, if you live in Europe, not Britain EUROPE :wacko: , the 24hr clock is the norm ;)


Oh, I know. My first and only visit to Europe about 15 years ago opened my eyes to that fact, haha.

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