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Interplanetary Clock FAQ
Also covers my app Marstime
What is interplanetary clock? 
Interplanetary Clock Lite version is a free program, with no ads whatsoever, that lets you view time, set alarms, timer and stopwatch with full adjustability of time for planet Earth and planet Mars.

  Interplanetary Clock Full version is a program that lets you view time, set alarms, timer and stopwatch with full adjustability of time for planet Earth, planet Mars and you can enter a timescale for any planet you chose to input the data for.
  Another totally different and really cool thing you can do with the full version of Interplanetary clock is lifeline scales for animals, wine, cars, pets and so on! Say for a pet, let's use cats, every human year is the same as 7 cat years, so create a new 'world' with your cat's name and on the milliseconds per day menu divide 86400002 by 7 and enter that number! in the discovery date enter your cat's birthday in milliseconds (that's 31536000730 multiplied by birth year, then add the number of days past the birth year multiplied by 86400002. Now if you want you can swap out the background pic to one of your cat playing or whatever and change the clock face to a pic of your cat's face!
What are it's features?
    The Marstime version's Usefull features include 6 alarms per Earth and Mars, timer and stopwatch accurate to 1/60 second. Even if you shut your device off it will keep track of everything you have set. There are many customizeable options, you can set the time scale to sol or earthreal, military or standard, the readout from all information being displayed down to just telling you what hour it is, timezone, text color, and an info screen that tells staple facts about Earth and Mars.

The full version also has 
no ads whatsoever. Usefull features include 6 alarms per Earth, Mars, and new world, timer and stopwatch accurate to 1/60 second for all 3 worlds, a millisecond timer for physically timing your new world should you be dropped there without information like days in year and milliseconds in day, which are the only 2 values you need to know to form a basic timescale, even if you shut your device off it will keep track of everything you have set or are in the process of timing. There are many customizeable options and several time profiles have been included such as Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Asteroid Ceres and exoplanet Gj504b. You can set the time scale to sol or earthreal, military or standard, the readout from all information being displayed down to just telling you what hour it is, timezone, text color, and an info screen that tells staple facts about any of the 3 worlds, and a millisecond timer for setting up your new world's time scale. You can name your new world, its month names, day of week names, weather it has 12 months in a year or 24, how many days in it's year, leap year criteria, date of discovery, the background and the clock picture can also be changed.  

How do I use it?
 
 
When Started Earth timescale will automatically set and sync to your position's timezone, then sync Mars date/time elapsed since it's discovery date in 1873 to the current date/time and set as timezone UTC. (0deg longitude) as well as syncing your new world to it's correct time based on it's discovery date.
DIRECTIONS:
Hold down left mouse button on a clock in Earth or Mars time to#move the clock around
Timer- shows the countdown timer, left click again to return to time mode
Start - starts timer
Stop - stops timer
Reset - resets timer
wifi button - refreshes the time
Stopwatch - shows the stopwatch, left click again to return to time mode
Start - starts stopwatch
Stop - stops stopwatch
Reset - resets stopwatch
Mars - shows time on Mars, double click when in earthtime mode to view both
Earth - shows time on Earth, double click when in marstime mode to view both
Menu - brings up many options, change/adjust settings w left click on up/down arrows, double click on up/down arrows to select adjustment multiplier, scroll thru adjustments while setting alarms, or access additional settings in the enter milliseconds/day and change month name options when creating a new timescale.

Click large button to cycle through the different menu settings
Click adjust button to see settings in that menu
Click next or previous to go to and adjust menu sub settings
Click the power button or press the escape or back button to shut down.
Click the time stamp button to mark sunrise or sunset when timing a planet's day
On android is an extra button in the light version, click the pro button to get the full version for $2.00
Check out the instructional videos on YouTube! 


Marstime



Interplenetary Clock Full Version




Can I use it without internet access?
    Yes. When you start Interplanetary Clock it tries to connect to the time server to set up the correct time, If you are too far from Earth for a connection to the time data server or internet, and the program is shut down after losing service, there are 2 possible outcomes to the time it will load,
1. If you have no internet connection and are shutting the program off after running it for the first time it will assume the time and date from the data file which is pre set for 14:24:22 day:181 year:2015 at EST.
 
2. If you are not shutting down the program for the first time it will have recorded the time you shut it down. When restarting at a later date, if you know the amount of time lapse from shutdown to reboot you can easily adjust it in the manual set option of the menu.
how accurate is it? 
if Interplanetary Clock constantly ran uninterrupted, Interplanetary Clock should be accurate to the day for 21,000 Earth years even without internet access!

What version do I need?
   If you are one of thousands wanting to try colonizing or visiting Mars, you really just need the Marstime free version.

If you want a clock that you can punch in the information for any object that orbits another object and be able to tell time there you need Interplanetary Clock Full version.

It is available for windows pc's running before windows 8, windows pc's running windows 8 and up, and is available for Android phones and tablets running android operation system of 2.1 or higher. 


All versions have no ads whatsoever and the lite version is free!
 

where can I get Interplanetary Clock?
  The free versions of Interplanetary Clock for windows can be directly downloaded from the first 2 download links for Interplanetary Clock on the DOWNLOADS page. Note that the free version for Android is now titled 'Marstime'
  The paid full versions for windows can be purchased using the paypal links next to the appropriate download links for your version of windows, you then will get an email with your code. now you can click the appropriate link and an "enter password" box will appear. It is important to type in your password without clicking on anything once the box pops up. For security reasons you can not paste in the password as it will not work. when the password is correctly entered it will take you to the direct download.
  For either the paid or free versions for Android click either the link or the google play button to go to the google play app site and aquire the app.





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