About This File
What is this? Its a clock made in VPX! If you have an old pc sitting around, turn it into a talking word clock, or have this running when your pc or cab is idle. Its a soothing sight and sound talking word clock with many features. Here is a list of the features.
1. It talks! It uses the built in TTS voice in windows to tell you the time, month, day, and day number every 5 minutes.
2. It's a word clock. It display in words the time at every 5 minute interval. It also displays the day of the week, month and day number (Desktop view only).
3. Changes from day to night scene according to time and also sounds change according to time (birds by day and birds and crickets by night).
4. London Clock Tower scene with Big Ben chimes and animated water with sound on the river Thames.
5. A swan swims back and forth on the river.
6. Every half hour a tour boat cruises by and you hear 1 of 50 fun facts about the clock tower spoken by a tour guide with an English accent. This happen at 6 minutes after and 36 minutes after in every hour.
7. The two faces and hands visible on the clock tower show the correct time going by minute and hour hands.
8. Up to 10 programable special days via script. Commented in script near the top are options to schedule special day animations. Things like anniversaries, birthdays, and so on. On those days you will see a bobbing display on the bottom of the screen with a image of your special days. You would need to create and load any special image you want to display into image manager, and then follow the examples in script to make them display.
Also via script you can turn on and off features like tour guide facts or the TTS voice if you want the clock less noisy. If you have more than one TTS voice in windows you can change the voice in script. You can turn on/off and test the TTS voice using the "t" key.
WOW! WHAT A CRAZY AND WONDERFUL CLOCK IT IS! DOWNLOAD AND TRY IT! I HAVE IT RUNNING ALL THE TIME ON MY LATTEPANDA MINI COMPUTER (see the picture).
Big thanks to Steely for making the clock tower hands primitives.