Version 2.2 (November 20, 2011)
New in v2.2
* Added Alarm Reset button
! woot! Now, you can quickly reset the alarm to run again with only one click!!!
* Fixed a small bug due to daylight savings turning on
This is a tool for people (especially role-players) to be able to schedule an event/party that relies on the time-of-day in-game. Users can also use it to help with in-game time dependent quests.
What it does
Itís best just to show youÖ
The first section (green
area) displays the current real-life time and the current in-game time.
The second section (yellow
area) displays all occurrences of your desired in-game time (in this case, Dawn) during your desired day (today, day=0). You can change your desired in-game time to Gloaming or Midnight or whatever by clicking the red/gold button. You can change your desired real-life day by changing the green text to 1 (tomorrow), 2 (the day after), etc. The output (2:19am, 5:25am, etc) adjusts for your timezone as well as daylight savings time. Also in this section is the Alarm button (set to "None" in the screenshot). You can change the alarm to 60, 30, 15, 10, 5, or 1 minutes before the start of your desired in-game time (in this case, Dawn). Or, you can change the alarm to 5, 10, 15, 30, or 60 minutes from now. To change the alarm, just click on the red/gold Alarm button. A window will pop-up in the middle of your screen when the alarm is triggered.
The third section (purple
area) shows what the in-game time will be at the user-specified real-life time. Just change the green text to find out what the in-game time will be.
By clicking the "Min" button at the top right (red
circle), the Minimal display appears, showing the current real-life time (3:57pm), the current in-game time (Afternoon), the upcoming in-game time (Dusk), and the approx amount of minutes (11min) until the next in-game time. The Minimal display is originally displayed at the top left of your screen, but you can move it to anywhere on the screen (like next to the minimap) by CTRL+\ and dragging. The location of Minimal display is remembered for the next time your character loads PigT. To hide the Minimal display, just click the "Min" button again.
Cool little feature
: all elements of PigT will disappear along with the rest of your UI when you press the F12 button.
If ever the plugin is not functioning correctly, just click the "Help" button at the bottom left.
* Move the Minimal display with CTRL+\
* Click the Minimal Display (or type /pigt) to show/hide the main window
* Options menu (not pictured) at the bottom right of plugin:
- show/hide main window on startup
- 24hr clock option
- customizable timezone
* Alarms menu (not pictured) at bottom center of plugin:
- top of alarm menu shows alarm info from main PigT window (yellow
area in the picture)
- bottom of alarm menu shows the user defined alarm. Set days, hours, minutes, and alarm message and click SAVE.
- To quickly reset the alarm, simply click the Alarm Reset button.
How to download
You want to extract the files to C:\Program Files\The Lord of the Rings Online \Plugins
If you donít have a Plugins folder, you will need to create it.
In your chat window, type: /plugins load predictingametime
To open/close the main window, click the Minimal display or type: /pigt
Simple design allows for ease of use.
Accurate to within 1 RL minute due to rounding error.
Accepts negative numbers in case you wanted to know what time it was in-game, say, 3 RL weeks ago.
(1) Previous versions of PigT required users to update the plugin after every server downtime. With v2.0, the plugin updates itself. In the unfortunate event that the plugin is not accurate, users can find and update to the latest and most accurate information by clicking the "Help" button at the bottom left of the plugin and going to http://my.lotro.com/scrappythegreat/...-time-updater/
(2) Version 2.1 allows user customizable time zones. Programming that was a monumental task, and I might have missed a bug or two. All of my testing shows that it works, but if you see any bugs please be sure to let me know!
Thanks for using my plugin.