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Old 02-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #381
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I agree! ... So why do we need it? ... Can we have a vote?
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.... I don't personally consider the style of clock/calendar display to be an important detail. - And I don't think you should waste your time on it!

I'm not bothered when I see a clock or a calendar in a bank or in a railway station, etc, I accept it for what it is. - I don't ask them to change its style!

..... Let's all move on! ....  
A clock is a clock! ......... And this is supposed to be an Aquarium!

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Old 02-09-2009, 02:50 PM   #382
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The only reason it's important is because MA2.6 had it. Users complain loudly when a new version is missing something a previous version had. A lot of executives liked to be able to just glance at the screen to see what time it was.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:54 PM   #383
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Is the Registry Key the same in Vista?  
Yes.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #384
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OK, I'll use the Registry Key to change the 24-hour time format, because that's pretty easy. But changing the start day of the week is more difficult, so that will have to wait. It will be quite some time before international versions of this program come out, because it's changing so rapidly.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:26 PM   #385
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
.... A lot of executives liked to be able to just glance at the screen to see what time it was.  
Jim, I didn't mean remove the clock completely! - I meant don't waste time changing 12 hour to 24 hour, or changing what day the week starts, - it's just not that important. - The executives will be able to see what time it is, ... if they can read a clock!
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:45 PM   #386
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I concur with figuring out how the date/time should be displayed by reading the user's locale settings.

It is only if that user goes out of their way to change things that will notice any difference.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:05 PM   #387
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Is the Registry Key the same in Vista?  
It's the same in Vista

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Old 02-09-2009, 04:46 PM   #388
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Originally posted by cjmaddy:
I agree! ... So why do we need it? ... Can we have a vote?

A clock is a clock! ......... And this is supposed to be an Aquarium!  

I have to say I agree with cjmaddy. For me it's about aquatics. I wouldn't dream of spoiling the scene with a clock. Personally I'm much more interested in other developments within MA3 and I would hate the clock to get in the way of those.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #389
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We need live clams!!! If you want to know the time, buy a clock! What day it is, put a calendar next to your computer! Don't need music, time, calendar ...... NEED clams, anemones, an eel!! an octopus!!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:23 AM   #390
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hey, I know...perhaps Jim could strap a watch around one of the fish as he redoes them, and it could just swim along with the scrolling... same with a calendar, just pierce a dorsal fin and it could carry it along, or maybe some sort of crab could just carry it around... or perhaps the time could pop out of a clam as it opens...see...easy enough to get this ball rolling...... *wink
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:30 AM   #391
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someone mentioned eels before....I viewed a "live" plasma aquarium tv program, you know, one of those things you put on when you aren't watching telly( I much prefer MA and DreamAquarium for that)....it had an eel inside those pink/maroonish striped things that the bubbles emerge from in MA3...that might be another optional home/hiding place for Jim's future fun critters, along with the cave...
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:23 AM   #392
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Yes, that's one reason for the hollow barnacle shells. Critters will be able to hide in them.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:52 AM   #393
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Hopefully we will all live long enough to see a critter.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:06 AM   #394
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I am regrettably beginning to think that we won't!

It's rapidly approaching that point where I fear that the lunatics may have taken over the asylum...
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:49 PM   #395
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Sorry, I haven't been paying attention. Working on the clams, you know.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:44 PM   #396
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Clams.....clams...,.clams.....clams.....clams....: )
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #397
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I'm still not quite clear on what Windows does with the 24-hour clock info.

I put in code to read the Registry settings for 12-hour/24-hour display mode. When I fired up MA3, the clock was in 24-hour mode. So I used the Control Panel / Regional and Language interface to change it to 12-hour mode. MA3 adjusted itself to that mode.

So it appears that the setting on my computer had always been 24-hour mode, which I can't understand, since the time readout in the lower-right corner of the screen has always been in 12-hour mode.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:57 PM   #398
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hello even if it s not important, i disagree with some comments : this is NOT an aquarium but a screensaver, and having the hour is something good. at work or at home, it can help, rather than having a clock and otherthings on your desk and it s not because of marine 2.6 but the most important is to have fun with our sceen saver my only complaint, and i m surely the only one , it's rhe back which is too ... clean no problems for me with beta9a except it doesn't ask me for the key 2.6. surely because i have enterd it for a previous beta ...
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:04 PM   #399
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It's a marine aquarium simulation. People can use it as a screensaver if they wish.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:46 PM   #400
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Wow, that would be nice. But first:
http://www.coltrain.byethost8.com

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