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Calming Talking Word Clock (WS)(2017)

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This is just a brain storm of mine. It is not a pinball table, it is a clock. I was inspired by a Word clock that I saw on the internet. I took it even further and added other features to this clock.
 Every five minutes the word time changes, so when you first start the clock, you may not see anything happen until it reaches the nearest 5 minute increment (00, 05, 10, 15, etc...).

Here are the features of this clock.

  • Displays a background of the Palace of Westminster in London, England.
  • Animated water scene.
  • Gradual Day to Night and Night to Day images which change on the hour.
  • Ambient sounds, listen to water, birds, and crickets during night hours.
  • Big Ben chimes rings out every 15 minutes and strike the hour on the hour.
  • Word Clock, every 5 minutes the clock will light the words to say the current time.
  • Talking Clock, using windows built in sapi text to speech, Every 5 minutes you will hear the time being spoken.
  • Clock hands on the tower actually work and change every minute.

NOTE: Through script you can change the sapi voice used with the clock. Windows normally comes with a couple of built in sapi voices and these change with versions. For instance, on Windows 10, the default voice is the Cortana voice. Open the script editor in VP and look towards the to of the script for a comment on how to change the voice. If you increment the voice beyond what you have loaded, it will throw a "null" error, This simply means you went to far and ran out of sapi voices loaded on your computer. You can google search "windows sapi voices" to find some download to install more voices.

Unfortunately, VP needs to have the focus for this clock to run. If you open and click on another program, the clock will be in like a paused state until you click on it again to give it the focus. This is a calming and relaxing program that you should run in the background when you just need to relax. I think its kind of cool, it's kind of like a screensaver that you can run when you aren't playing pinball or working on the PC.


v9.9.0 - DX9

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