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09.aug.2016 WorldClock Version 5.4.24.0 Update.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke WorldClock's taskbar features. Note that this problem only applies to users on Windows 10 who have applied the AU. This update fixes this problem.

To get this update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you originally did when you registered and then re-install.

13.may.2016 WorldClock Version 5.4.22.0 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.1.1.1 Update.

The weather.com URL has been changed. Problem rectified with this release.

I released a buggy fix this morning so if you downloaded that version please download again. You can check the version number to ensure you have the latest. My apologies for any inconvenience. I should never update on Friday the 13th.

As usual, to get this update just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

11.may.2016 WorldClock Timezone Update.

This release provides a fix for Venezuela's recently announced timezone change (from UTC-4.5 to UTC-4.0).

To get this update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you originally did when you registered and then re-install.

16.sept.2015 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.1.0.0 Update.

The Weather.com weather feed was modified again and broke the screen saver's ability to look up weather locations. Problem has now been rectified with this release.

As usual, to get this update just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

24.feb.2015 WorldClock Version 5.4.19.0 Update.

There appears to be a problem with one of the modules WorldClock uses and Windows 8.1 where you will occasionally receive a "WCTBx64DLLLoader has stopped working" error message if you shut down Windows with WorldClock still running. This release provides a fix for this issue.

To get this update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you originally did when you registered and then re-install.

16.jan.2014 WorldClock Version 5.4.18.0 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.0.16.0 Update.

The Weather.com weather feed was modified and broke WorldClock's weather feature. Problem has now been rectified with this release.

As usual, to get this update just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

Also please note that you have been redirected to WorldClock's new website www.worldclock.ws -- please update your bookmarks.

15.jun.2013 WorldClock Version 5.4.16.0 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.0.13.0 Update.

Fixed a bug in WorldClock where your original wallpaper would not be displayed in the background when selecting WorldClock's various wallpaper features (would only show a black background).

Fixed a bug in WorldClock and the screen saver where it would not properly display on multi-monitor systems where the left-most monitor was not the primary monitor.

To get either update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

Also please note that you have been redirected to WorldClock's new website www.worldclock.ws -- please update your bookmarks.

06.mar.2013 WorldClock Version 5.4.14.0 Update.

The wallpaper generated by WorldClock under Windows 8 would not update in certain circumstances. This is now fixed.

To get this update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

Also please note that you have been redirected to WorldClock's new website www.worldclock.ws -- please update your bookmarks.

19.oct.2012 WorldClock Version 5.4.12.0 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.0.10.0 Update.

IMPORTANT: If you are using any of the weather features in either the main WorldClock program or the Screen Saver, there has been an important development in the delivery of weather information to WorldClock. WorldClock was (by default) using a free data service supplied by Google.com but unfortunately Google has now suspended this service. This update switches the weather feed back to Weather.com. Note that you will have to re-enter your weather location in the Preferences screen for the change to take affect.

Fixed a bug in the screen saver where it would not properly download the weather data even after the switch back to Weather.com.

Fixed a problem where some firewall/security systems were blocking WorldClock's access to the Internet. (Thanks Gary S. for the report.)

To get either update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

Also please note that you have been redirected to WorldClock's new website www.worldclock.ws -- please update your bookmarks.

23.jan.2012 WorldClock Version 5.4.9.0 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.0.6.0 Update.

Apparently Weather.com is still operating one of its free weather feeds and I have now modified both programs to support this feed. Weather.com seems to provide better weather information than the new Google weather feed so I would recommend that you use it. But I cannot be sure how long this feed will remain operational. As such, with this new version I am now supporting both the Weather.com and Google feeds and if the Weather.com feed should ever be terminated you will be able to switch back to the Google feed.

I have provided a new utility to allow you to switch weather feeds and you can download it by clicking on the link below:

WorldClock Weather Feed Selection Program

You should download it and save it to your WorldClock program folder and then run it to select your weather provider. Please make sure that WorldClock is not running when you use this utility. Also be aware that when you switch weather providers, your cached weather data will be invalid. As such, you will have to go to the weather setup screen and re-select your location.

06.dec.2011 WorldClock Version 5.4.7.0 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.0.4.0 Update.

IMPORTANT: If you are using any of the weather features in either the main WorldClock program or the Screen Saver, there has been an important development in the delivery of weather information to WorldClock. WorldClock was using a free data service supplied by Weather.com. But they have just announced that, as of Nov. 15, 2011, they will no longer be offering this service. Fortunately Google.com provides a similar data feed and I have made the necessary changes to both WorldClock products in order to support Google's weather service.

Also fixed a bug that prevented the taskbar clock feature from operating correctly.

Also fixed a bug in the Screen Saver where your selected weather location would not "stick".

Updated DST rules for Russia.

Fixed problem with getting weather update if you're behind a proxy.

To get either update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original release and then re-install.

09.jun.2011 WorldClock Version 5.42 Trial Update.

Fixed a bug that would cause an AV on startup in trial version. Note that this bug was only present in the trial version; the full version was not affected and you do not need to update if you are running the full version.

26.mar.2011 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 6.00 Update.

Major update:

  • Added new weather panel. NOTE: Requires always-on Internet access.
  • Added new Sun/Moon information panel.
  • Added several new options for the calendar.
Note that this is a major revision level update and will require an update fee for current users. (Please refer to my registration page for special rates.) If you purchased the screen saver on or after January 1st of this year, you are entitled to a free update. Simply send me proof of purchase (your registration e-mail) and I will send you your update.
12.jan.2011 WorldClock Version 5.41 Update.

This update fixes a few errors in the way the wallpaper is generated if one of the new Windows 7 'Fill' or 'Fit' modes is selected. Also fixed a few minor bugs.

To get this update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install.

20.dec.2010 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.32 Update.

Added several new options for the calendar.

Another free update -- just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install.

13.nov.2010 WorldClock Version 5.40 Update.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.31 Update.

This update is to incorporate the latest DST rules (including Perth, Australia).

To get this update, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install. Alternatively, you can just download the data file (WorldClock.dat) and put it in your WorldClock data folder. There is a link in the Downloads section.

09.nov.2009 WorldClock Version 5.40 Released.
WorldClock now implements the taskbar clock modification features under ALL versions of Windows. This includes Windows Vista and Windows 7 with or without the Aero colour scheme enabled.

In addition, WorldClock now officially supports 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Free update for version 5 users. Just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install.

28.oct.2009 WorldClock Version 5.30 Released.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.30 Released.

This is a general Windows 7 compatibility release for both the main WorldClock program and the WorldClock Screen Saver.

Changes include:

  • Minor changes to make WorldClock fully Windows 7 compatibile.
  • Added time to weather update notification.
  • Added new option "Notify me on Weather Update Error" (ON by default).
  • A few UI cosmetic changes.

Another free update -- just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install.

08.jul.2009 Updated to Fix Weather.com XML Feed.

Small update to fix a problem with the XML weather data feed from Weather.com.

As usual, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install.

13.apr.2009 WorldClock Screen Saver Updated.

Updated the WorldClock Screen Saver installer so that it installs correctly under the 64 bit version of Windows Vista.

If this problem affects you, please uninstall the screen saver and then re-install with this new installer.

24.jan.2009 WorldClock Version 5.20 (Build 5) Update Released.

This release fixes an access violation bug when you toggle the night view between the night lights and translucent options.

Also fixes a problem that week numbers for 2009 are showing incorrectly (off by one) in the taskbar date display.

As usual, to get this update just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 release and then re-install.

12.oct.2008 WorldClock Version 5.20 Released.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.20 Released.

The weather did not update properly if WorldClock was kept running during a date change. This release fixs this bug.

There has also been a major change from version 5.10 in the way the program behaves on startup and the way the various minimize options are handled. This new version deals with this in a much more elegant (and hopefully more stable) manner.

As usual, to get this update just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 download (wc5.zip) and then re-install.

The screen saver update introduces better error checking on the place list in order to avoid "Index out of bounds" errors. Note that an unfortunate side effect of this change is that it will scramble your place selection list and you will have to re-select your places. This also applies to the main WorldClock program if you have selected the World Map wallpaper.

03.Nov.2008 Update: Build 5.2.0.3 released to fix a problem with the multiple clocks' "Show time if your local time was" feature as well as a problem with the system tray icon logic. Also, the place database has been updated to reflect DST rule changes for Perth, Australia. Please download the installation file and re-install to get this update.

26.may.2008 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.10 Update Released.

A bug in the installer prevented the screen saver from installing correctly in some circumstances (especially under Vista). If you have encountered this problem, please download the wcss5.zip file again as per original instructions to get the latest build (5.1.0.1).

10.may.2008 WorldClock Version 5.10 Released.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.10 Released.

Major Upgrade:

  • WorldClock is now Windows Vista compatibile.
  • Added fix for Weather.com XML feed change.
  • Updated place database -- added latest changes to worldwide DST rules.
  • Added Service to handle AutoTimeSync; active even if WorldClock not running.
  • AutoTimeSync now has selectable hourly intervals (1-24) and daily scheduled time.
  • Now displays correction message when doing TimeSync for AutoTimeSync or "/s" startup parameter.
  • If you've selected an AutoTimeSync time interval, now syncs on program start.
  • Added 24 hour option to AutoTimeSync feature.
  • Added support in TimeSync for Socks 4, 4A, 5 proxies including Socks 5 proxy Authentication.
  • Improved (Vista compatible) help file including context sensitive help.
  • Improved "Multiple Clock" window -- now uses selectable clock faces.
  • "Multiple Clock" windows can now be "magnetized" to the screen's edges.
  • Can now specify a date/time format string for "Date/Time in Caption Bar" feature.
  • "Date/Time in Caption Bar" feature now paints transparently onto the caption bar.
  • Added "Draw Rectangle" option to "Date/Time in Caption Bar" feature.
  • Added option to change font color of "Date/Time in Caption Bar" feature.
  • Added option to change font color of main windows.
  • Added standard UK, Australian, and New Zealand public holidays to the Calendar.
  • Added option to customize the action taken when you double click on the taskbar clock if taskbar customization active.
  • Added option to invert moon phase images for users in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • System tray icon logic has been improved.
  • Due to the unreliable nature of determining whether one is connected to the Internet, and the fact that most users are now always connected anyway, I have decided to remove the AutoTimeSync "On Logon" option.
Important Notes About Windows Vista Compatibility

Windows Vista has introduced a new Windows Manager that controls the drawing of windows when the Aero color scheme is enabled. (This is what creates that nice transparent glass-like border effect around Vista windows.) With the Aero color scheme enabled the "non-client" areas of a window (such as the caption bar) are off-limits to applications. For this reason, certain features that need to access these "non-client" areas to function are disabled under Windows Vista if you have Aero enabled. These features are:

  • Date/Time in Caption Bar
  • Taskbar Clock Customization
However, please note that these features will continue to work under Vista if you have Vista Basic or any other non-Aero color scheme selected.

Also note that WorldClock is now Vista compliant in its handling and placement of configuration and data files. If you are updating from an older version of WorldClock, the new installer will automatically move your old configuration and data files into their proper folders.

New Screen Saver

The new screen saver has no real functional changes but has been modified to better conform to Windows Vista standards, and to better co-exist on a system that has both the screen saver and the main WorldClock program installed.

13.apr.2008 Updated WorldClock Place Database Released.

The latest version of the WorldClock Place database can be downloaded from the Downloads section. This update reflects the latest DST rules for many areas of the world (including the new DST rules for Australia) that went into affect this year.

30.sept.2007 Updated WorldClock Place Database Released.

The latest version of the WorldClock Place database can be downloaded from the Downloads section. This update reflects the new DST rules for New Zealand that went into affect this year.

22.jan.2007 WorldClock and WorldClock Screen Saver Updates Released.

A bug was introduced in WorldClock version 5 for the time in caption bar feature where only the selected time zone time would be displayed.

In WorldClock, the main calendar's 'first day of week is Monday' option did not stick depending on your configuration. This has also been fixed.

A bug was introduced in WorldClock Screen Saver version 5 where the regular analog (non photorealistic) clock no longer displayed. This has been fixed.

To get either of these updates, just download the same file (with the same password) as you did for the original version 5 and then re-install. If you are updating WorldClock, please make sure that it is not running when you re-install.

10.dec.2006 WorldClock Version 5.00 Released.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 5.00 Released.

Major Update:

  • New WorldClock Place Database: With version 5, WorldClock introduces a new place database which will be updateable from this website and also user modifiable using the new WCPlaceExplorer application. This new place database is based on the Olson tz database which has become a world-wide standard in the collection of current time zone and Daylight Savings Time rule information. It will be updated on a regular basis and you will be able to keep your installation up to date via a download from this website. This new database contains over 1200 places and includes all current changes in DST rules such as Brazil, Western Australia, and North America. (Please note that you will have to re-select your list of city time panels if you are using this feature of the World Map wallpaper.)
  • New WCPlaceExplorer application allows you to modify any location and/or time zone information item for all places in the place database.
  • Added Ecliptic to World Map Wallpaper (if 'Show World Lines' option enabled). This will plot the apparent path the Sun traces during the course of a year.
  • Added ability to set size for moon icon on World Map Wallpaper.
  • Added four and six month options in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added include week numbers option in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added start week on Monday option in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added 'Width Scale Factor' option in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added 'Height Scale Factor' option in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added new Style for Calendar Wallpaper: 'Column'.
  • Added 'Fill Circle' option to Circle Today feature in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added 'Fill Rectangle' option to Holiday Rectangle feature in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added ability to set X and Y offsets for Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added ability to set X and Y offsets for Circle in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added ability to set X and Y offsets for Rectangle in Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added ability to set X and Y offsets for Time in Caption Bar feature.
  • Improved text drawing and placement of time panels on World Map Wallpaper.
  • Improved Preferences screen. Replaced tabs with a tree structure; should be easier to navigate.
  • Added a Notes Panel option to the Sidebar.
  • Added ability to show only the date in Caption Bar feature.
  • Modified Taskbar Clock feature for Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Fixed bug in Calendar positioning on multi-monitor systems with MultiMonitor support not enabled.
  • Fixed bug in Sidebar Calendar: April, 2007 with week #'s turned on did not display first week.
  • Fixed 'SidebarClock00.png not found' error.
  • Fixed installer so older version installations are replaced properly.
  • Fixed 'ghost' imaging issues for the clock and calendar under certain configurations.
Does not apply to the screen saver.
Only applies to the screen saver.
8.jul.2006 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 4.00 Released.

  • New MultiMonitor Support
  • The center for the World Map Wallpaper can now be selected by the user. Major continents or specific time zones can be selected as the map's display center.
  • New option to show the moon position (with moon phase) on World Map.
  • New option to display a one to three month calendar.
  • Added two more watch faces for Clock feature.

This is a free update for all users who purchased a previous version within the last twelve months. Please e-mail me with proof of purchase and I will send you the update.

11.jun.2006 WorldClock Version 4.10 Released.

Lots of new features and improvements:

  • New MultiMonitor Desktop Manager: WorldClock's new MultiMonitor Desktop Manager will allow you to do things with your desktop that not even Windows will. You can now stretch a single wallpaper across all monitors; or have a separate wallpaper for each monitor; or have the calendar on one of the monitors and the clock on another, etc. And this all works properly even if the left-most monitor isn't your primary monitor.

    Constraints for MultiMonitor support:

    • It is assumed that all monitors are set to the same vertical resolution.
    • Up to three monitors are supported.
    • Vertically stacked monitors are not supported.
  • The center for the World Map Wallpaper can now be selected by the user. Major continents, certain times of day, or specific time zones can be selected as the map's display center.
  • New option to specify size/position of World Map Wallpaper by setting border margins. The margin area will be painted with the current desktop background color.
  • New option to show the moon position (with moon phase) on World Map.
  • New option to show the current phase of the moon in Sidebar panel's calendar. Also shows moonrise, moonset, sunrise & sunset times for selected location.
  • New option to draw the Sidebar panel's calendar to a new column if it's too high to fit all together in one column on your screen.
  • You can now select two months for the Calendar Wallpaper in addition to the previous one and three month calendar displays.
  • Calendar Wallpaper font sizes and font style are now configurable.
  • Added bottom-left and bottom-right positions for Calendar Wallpaper.
  • Added two more watch faces for Clock Wallpaper feature.
  • New option to show week numbers in the main Calendar display (complies with ISO 8601 standard -- week must start on a Monday if this option is selected).
  • New option to change hourly toll sound.
  • New option to enable quarter-hour chime sound and change chime sound.
  • Made Calendar and Day/Night View windows the same width as the main window so it's more aesthetically pleasing when all windows are docked together. Also, using a new color scheme that is consistent across all three windows.
  • Translucent window slider now controls all of the main WorldClock windows rather than just the main window.
  • Fixed 'Source rectangle is invalid' error that would sometimes occur when running another program (usually a game) that changed the screen resolution while WorldClock was running with the Weather Wallpaper feature active.
  • Fixed a few bugs in windows docking logic. Also docking logic modified to accommodate multi-monitor systems.
  • Also includes a number of other minor bug-fixes and improvements.
This is a free update for all version 4 users. The file is at the same link and the file has the same password as per my original instructions for the version 4 download. Just download again and re-install.
1.apr.2006 WorldClock and WorldClock Screen Saver Both Updated.

All WorldClock applications have been updated to reflect the fact that Indiana now adheres to standard North American Daylight Savings Time rules.

If this affects you, download the relevant installation file again and re-install. (The download is at the same link and the file has the same password as per my original download instructions.)

Please Note: These changes have only been made to the latest versions of WorldClock and the Screen Saver. If you are running older versions of these programs, you must update in order to obtain this fix.

18.mar.2006 WorldClock Version 4.03 Released.

A couple of issues have been addressed with this release.

First, closing your Windows session (by logging off or shutting down) while WorldClock was minimized to the system tray would often cause WorldClock to generate an error. This has now been fixed.

Second, the WorldClock wallpaper file was being saved to the Windows folder. This would cause problems for users with restricted priviledges that prevented them from saving any files to the Windows folder. The file is now saved in the WorldClock folder and this should no longer be an issue.

If you have encountered either of these two problems, please download the version 4 installation file again and re-install. (The download is at the same link and the file has the same password as per my original instructions.)

27.jun.2005 WorldClock Version 4.01 Updated.

The way that WorldClock checked to see if you were connected to the Interenet so it could retrieve your weather information proved problematic and has been changed. If you are getting a 'You must be connected to the Internet for the Weather wallpaper feature to work' error message, please download the version 4 installation file again and re-install. (The download is at the same link and the file has the same password as per my original instructions.)

If you've updated properly, the build number displayed in Help -> About should be 4.0.1.4.

27.feb.2005 WorldClock Version 4.01 Released.

Several issues cropped up with the introduction of several new features in version 4. These issues have mostly to do with problems in the Weather and taskbar functions; this 4.01 release addresses all of these issues. If you have experienced any problems with version 4, please download the installation program again (as per my original e-mailed instructions -- same file, same password) and re-install.

My apologies if these problems have caused you any inconvenience.

24.oct.2004 WorldClock Version 4.00 Released.
WorldClock Screen Saver Version 3.00 Released.

With version 4, WorldClock introduces three major new features:

  • Taskbar Clock Customization: Customize the Windows taskbar date/time display any way you wish. You also have the option to display various weather parameters in the taskbar (provided the new weather feature has been activated).
  • Weather Panel on Desktop Wallpaper: Reports current weather conditions along with a three day forecast for your selected location (or any other location of your choosing). You can program WorldClock to update your weather display at specified intervals. (I'm sure it's unnecessary to mention, but obviously you need an Internet connection for the weather feature to work. Always-on broadband connection is recommended although not required.) You also have the choice of displaying a one to three month companion calendar.
  • Photorealistic Clock on Desktop Wallpaper: Very cool 3D life-like clock display. You can select the clock location and update frequency.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The image below is a snapshot of a typical desktop running with WorldClock's new features activated. Click on the image for a larger image that will give you a better idea of what these three new features look like:

Click here to see an even bigger actual size picture.

Please download the trial version to see these features in action with your own desktop.

Additional changes in version 4.0:

  • Added one/three month calendar option for Calendar on Desktop Wallpaper feature.
  • Improved month display placement and spacing for Calendar on Desktop Wallpaper feature.
  • Added quarter-hourly chimes if any toll feature activated.
  • Added new option: Close button minimizes to tray.
  • Much improved algorithm to ensure that city time display panels for the World Map on Desktop Wallpaper feature do not overlap.
  • Doubled the number of selectable cities for the World Map on Desktop Wallpaper feature from ten to twenty.
  • Fixed problem with some preferences not 'sticking'.
Changes in Version 3.0 of the WorldClock Screen Saver reflect similar changes as that for the main WorldClock program:
  • Photorealistic Clock. Very cool 3D life-like clock display.
  • Much improved algorithm to ensure that city time display panels do not overlap.
  • Doubled the number of selectable cities from ten to twenty.
01.mar.2004 WorldClock Version 3.00 Released.

Major update.

Added a 'Day/Night Display on Desktop' wallpaper feature. This will create a wallpaper image displaying a high resolution map of the world -- high enough in resolution that it will accomodate even the highest resolution displays (up to 2000 pixels across). The day and night areas of the world are clearly shown on the map (much the same as the Day/Night display in WorldClock but much bigger). You can also have the local time of up to ten cities displayed on transparent panels over the map, as well as a clock displaying your current time.

If you have my World Clock Screen Saver, this wallpaper looks identical and in fact shares configuration options with the screen saver.

Please refer to the revised Description section for more information on these new features.

I have also dealt with a number of issues and requests.

19.feb.2004 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 2.0 Released.

Added a 'Earth Night Lights' feature to the WorldClock Screen Saver. In this mode, the night shadow is painted using a satellite photo composite of the Earth at night.

I've also changed the way the terminator (the separator between night and day) is drawn. It used to be a hard edge but I now fade between day and night areas for a more realistic and smoother look.

If you are a registered WorldClock Screen Saver 1.x user, simply re-download the installation file as per previous instructions (that you received from me when you registered) to get the update. The download file name/password is the same as before.

14.jun.2003 WorldClock Version 1.x Policy Announcements.

Important Announcements for Version 1.x Users of WorldClock -- Please Read

1. The cutoff date for the version 2 free update offered to version 1.x users of WorldClock has been moved to July 1, 2002 effective immediately. Thus, if you purchased an older version of WorldClock on or after July 1, 2002, you are still eligible for a free update. If you purchased before this date, you will have to buy the update package here.

2. As of December 31, 2003, this free update offer will no longer be available.

3. Effective immediately, 1.x versions of WorldClock will no longer be updated; changes, fixes and features will only be implemented in the current release from now on.

If you are eligible for a free update, I encourage you to act immediately -- you will not be able to get the free update after December.

Thank you.

12.jun.2003 WorldClock Screen Saver Version 1.1 Released.

Updated the screen saver place list to include more than 1000 places (1060 to be exact). Note that the place list database is now a separate file external to the program and will be placed in your Windows directory by the install progam. The reason for making this change will become evident in future as I add the ability for users to modify the place database themselves -- something many of you have long been clamouring for.

I've also fixed a few problems with several countries changing their DST rules this year (most notably Pakistan and Lithuania).

And finally, I've also applied the DST fixes mentioned above to the main WorldClock program. Support for the external place database file in WorldClock has not been implemented yet although it almost certainly will in a near future release (along with a place editor).

If you are a registered WorldClock Screen Saver 1.0 or WorldClock 2.x user, simply re-download the installation file as per previous instructions (that you received from me when you registered) to get the update. The download file name/password is the same as before.

18.jan.2003 WorldClock 2.03 released.

The list of changes in version 2.03 are as follows:

  • Added to Preferences the ability to control the darkness level of night shadow for Day/Night display.
  • Added option to turn on/off ocean 'highlighting' for selected zone on main map.
  • Added option to turn on/off circle today's date on calendar.
  • Fixed show US or Canadian holiday option not 'sticking' bug.
  • Fixed Calendar Wallpaper on Desktop feature to check if current wallpaper has .gif, .htm or .html extension and generate error message. This feature only supports .bmp and .jpg wallpapers.

If you are a registered version 2.0 user, please drop me a small note requesting the update.


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