The methods below are much more difficult and less reliable than buying an upgrade
8.3 & 8.4 GeoClock CD
1 Install CD (setup32g.exe)
2 In options, select Full and change install to to C:\geoclock
3 Click Install
4 Insert Key when prompted (16 letter code on CD label)
5 Click Use Code
6 On Start Initial configuration prompt, click Cancel
7 Download geockw90.zip from www.geoclock.com, and unZIP it into the directory where you just installed GeoClock. This will overwrite some files.
8 Run geockw32.exe. Click Register, enter your 16 letter GeoClock Key into the registration number box, and click Validate.
9 Create a shortcut to geockw32.exe.
8.2 and older GeoClock CD
1 Make a directory for GeoClock c:\geoclock
2 Copy all the files in to GEOCD directory of the CD to that directory you just created
3 Download geockw90.zip from www.geoclock.com, and unZIP it into the directory where you just
copied the CD files.
4 Run geockw32.exe. Click Register, enter your 16 letter GeoClock Key into the registration number box, and click Validate. (If you do not have a 16 letter GeoClock Key, email us your registation number, name, and shipping address you used when you first purchased geoclock, and we will email your geoclock key to you.)
5 Create a shortcut to geockw32.exe.
Shareware is a way of marketing software. You can download and evaluate the
softwarebefore deciding whether to buy.
It is neither free nor Public Domain.
After evaluation you must eitherdelete
or register the software. You can register GeoClock on this
With registration you not only fullfill your obligations, but you get many
more maps, display of local time next to thecities on the maps, and elimination of
the reminder screen.
- Is there a 32 bit version of GeoClock?
- GeoClock for Windows uses the Win16 API. This runs fine onWin3.x, OS/2, Win9x,
WinME, WinNT, and WinXP32, Vista32, Win7, and the Win3.x emulator on the Mac. It does
NOT run on 64 bit versions of XP or Vista or Win7 or Wine.
- GeoClock for 32/64 is released! The upgradeis free to all registered owners of a
prior version of GeoClock.
- The biggest difficulty seems to be a change to message handling.I don't know if
this is a API16 vs API32, or a Delphi1 vs Delphi4problem, but much works differently.
Quite a few functions behave differently on different machines. Tracking all these
down has takena lot of time, and does not give me confidence that it will ever be
- Progress on 32/64 bit version
All major functions work! (2009/08/11) High confidence now
There are still
some mysterious stops, the sort of things it took YEARS to track down under Win16.
There is also a rare and mysteriousbug (23 below) apparently related to fill that I
just cannot make progress on -it is not repeatable! (Maybe solved 2010/01/26.) Oh
well, maybe this is a good as it gets for now!?
Under Vista you must run geockw32 as administrator when you first setup or
modify the screen saver
This seems to run on Vista 64 (so far).(2008/11/20)
PROGRESS!! 2009/01/29 Found memory size allocation problemin map load/resize code.
Seems to solve mouse zoom problems, butthe errors should have been MUCH more
2009/08/11 - Some windows destroy themselves after first use. This wasnot a
problem under Win16 because memory limitation caused me to usea different invocation
method that recreated the window before EACH use.
|2009/10/31. I am not satisfied with the current state of geockw32.exe.
Thereare still many mysterious errors, that seem to depend on exactly howthe
computer is configured. It always starts fine, and displays simplemaps, but polar
and ortho maps sometimes produce errors on the screen,and dragging the window
borders sometimes produces GPFs. We alsolack serious testing by experienced users
(many of the errors reported arebecause the tester did not bother to read or
follow the instructions). As I said before, it is hard to stay motivated
||pointers, inline, 16 bit asm, data sizes
||GPF after initialize but before program start, must preserve esi and edi
||absolute, shortint <> smallint
||incorrect stack handling in CRC routine
||small font OK, large font numbers OK, letters not
word vs integer and coincidence made the problem hard to
||change to Delphi now function
||GPF on shutdown
|Have not seen in a while - maybe solved by (12)
||8-15 sec delay on some menus
||Interruption control on 16 bit versiondoes not work on 32 bit version,
eliminated function as not necessary with current HW speeds
||sunlight on spinning
||16/32 integer sign extension/truncation
||sunlight on polar, VFS, and eqaz
||Converted fill16 rather than fill32
||Delphi4 defective OnMouseMove handling
Handle WM_MOUSEMOVE myself
||GPF sometimes on mouse zoom
||resize map buffer allocation size error
why wasn't this problem more manifest?)
||Program closes for no
|no clue! Have not seen in a while (maybe solved by (12)) fixed!
||Changes to old Delphi code instead of asm.
Should have converted asm
||Centered VFS map, clear reg by and rather than mov 0
Do not use absolute for trivial performance improvement
||HLP not supported
|Delphi only supports HLP, Microsoft orphaned HLP and will orphan CHM.
Vista and Win7 can download HLP support, do not change from HLP.
||Eliminate timer function on when resizing
||New name: geosvrwin32; must run as administrator under Vista
||Forgot toconvert 16 bit asm!
||HAM CD detect
||Sometimes the simpleminded way works fine
will not close
||About Box destroys itself after first viewing
||Startup errors on
||Form creation order changed on 32 bit
||white lines on some maps and times
||Got the line problem - incorrect mixing of 16 and 32 bit address
||white blocks on some maps and times
|Found an error in fill (corrects the one reproducible case) caused by
uncleared eax when the code follows a rare (and data dependent) path
||Gazetteer puts southern hemisphere
cities at North Pole
||word autoconverts to 32 signed integer
||Options menu produces GPF
||tricky address calculation
We have a 64 bit version of Windows 7 up and running on a developmentmachine.
geockw32.exe seems to run fine on Win7/64 with a few exceptions
1. The close window and double escape do not work, requireing you to kill the
program with Task Manager. This problem was solved by a windows update.
2. Screen saver does not work. This is a win7 "improvement". Even "Flying Windows"
no longer works.
3. Wallpaper no longer works. This "improvement" was introduced in XP. A good
replacement is "EarthDesk".
A few observations:
1) The 64 bit version of Win7 is installed by default. The 64 bitcompatible
version GeoClock is still being tested, and the current (8.4d)version of GeoClock
will not even load under a 64 bit OS.
2) Win 7 (like Vista) does not by default include the winhlp32 engineGeoClock (and
many other programs) require. You can download it frommicrosoft, but they prohibit us
from making it simple. It is sometrouble but seems to work.
3) Resizing by dragging the window borders does not seem to work,although the
resizing with the "window controls" menu does work.
4) Except for these problems, the limited testing by experienced users (including
me) has been positive.
So far, we have only one report of GeoClock under Wine (for Linux) - properly
configured it works OK. However, the program must be run ona 32 bit version of
Windows - it will not run on a 64 bit version. Also, the program group may not be set
up properly while being installed, so you may have to manually create shortcuts to
Contrary to popular belief, London time is not the same as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
GMT is an astronomical time originally determined at the Greenwich Observatory (just
east of London) and was intended as the basis of determining longitude by time. The
Observatory has the zero meridian (longitude 0) going through it (at least it used
to, before GPS made more accurate determination possible). The world time standard is
now maintained by SI in Paris, though within less than a second is it is the same as
GMT. GMT does not vary by summer and winter times, and it follows the AVERAGE sun
position. Like many places, London has summer time (daylight savings time). Its time
is the same as GMT in the winter, but in the summer it uses British Summer Time,
which is GMT plus one hour. Places that are on GMT all the time include Antarctica,
Iceland, and several countries in central and Northern west Africa.
- Indiana time zones changes
On April2, 2006, Indiana will finally join the 20th century (about 80 years late!).
The whole state will begin to use summertime (previously, only 13 counties in the
northwest, southwest, and southeast did), and 8 counties will switch from eastern to
central time. The INDIANA.ZIP
file has all the changes to
GeoClock data bases required for this change. A new GEOCKWIN.EXE
has been issued which reflects the changes from eastern
to central time whenusing zipcodes for adding cities.9 more counties wanted to change
to central, but the request was deniedby the US Department of Transportation. There
may be more changeslater .
Washington Post article and map
blog tothe current status and
In the past few days (2004/09/20) several users have reported an error
message:"16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem path to the program you are trying to run
C:\%SYSTEM%\system32\autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS
and Microsoft Windows applications."
This has been traced to a missing or damaged AUTOEXEC.NT file (which is usedby WinME
and later to run legacy windows applications). The Help and Supportsystem in the OS
tells you how to repair this file. My guess is this is causedby a virus, since
several anti-virus programs, including Norton (Symantec),use this file in their
installation, and one common virus behaviour is to interfere with Anti-Virus
There is some evidence that there are some adware programs that are
deletingAUTOEXEC.NT. Be sure you scan for and remove these programs, or the problem
willreoccur the next time you reboot.
If you cannot correct this problem by following the windows help, here are some
Find a backup copy of AUTOEXEC.NT . Just search for the file - it is frequently in
the repair or I386 folder.COPY the backup copy to the system directory
By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows
NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
If you don't have a copy of AUTOEXEC.NT, try this one:
This works on my XP, but who knows if it will work on yours.
IMPORTANT: you must find and remove the spyware or
that is deleting AUTOEXEC.NT, or the problem will continue to occur.
Most virus checkers do not do anything about spyware or adware. Try ad-aware ( www.lavasoft.de )
- How do I use the GCKWINxx.ZIP file?
- To run GeoClock, you need to do the following:
- Download the windows zip file. It will be named GCKWINxx.ZIP, where xx is the
version number. 8.4 (GCKWIN84.ZIP) is the latest.
Our web site at www.geoclock.comalways has
the latest versions.
- Create a folder for GeoClock, and unZIP the files into
that folder. If you do not have an unZIP program, we recommend
the original PKZIP from Phil Katz's web site www.pkware.com.
- Execute GEOCKWIN.EXE from the GeoClock folder.
- I am registered - how do I find my registration number?
If you are registered, you have received diskettes or a CD or specificinstructions
for download, from us . If you never ordered GeoClock andhave only a shareware
version, you are not registered.
The registration number is printed on the program (#1) diskette, and onthe
cardboard sleve for the CD. If you have a registered windows versionrunning, click
Help, then About, then Info, and the registration number will appear in the list of
data in the window.
For newer versions, you should have a GEOCLOCK.KEY file (between 8 and 512 bytes).
If you email this to us, we
can determine the registrationnumber. Similarly, older versions will have a
REGISTER.EXE file (about3000 bytes) from which we can determine the registration
Finally, we can usually determine the registration number from the nameand address
you used when you first ordered GeoClock.
- How do I transfer GeoClock from one computer to another?
The simplest way is to reinstall the software from the origonal media (CD, diskette,
or downloaded file).
If you no longer have access tothe original media,or wish to preserve all the
customization youhave made to GeoClock, you can copy the necessary files from one
computer to the other. Usually all these files are located in C:\GEOCLOCK, unlessyou
selected a different folder when you installed it. At any rate, copy all the files to
a folder on the new computer. You will have to setup the screen saver again (if you
want). Start GeoClock, then click Files and Setup Screen Saver. If desired, you can
make new shortcuts to the GEOCKWIN.EXE file.
- My register.exe does not work
- The original DOS version of GeoClock used a small program, register.exe, to write
registration information to the GeoClockEXE file. This method still works, but some
systems and viruscheckers object to writing to the EXE file. We have been using a
newsystem, a GEOCLOCK.KEY file, for many years. If you have a problemwith
your name and registration number for a solution.
- My old GeoClock CD will not install
- GeoClock CDs older than Feb 2000 (8.2 and older) will not install on some systems
due to a silly change made to net work security. If you have this problem, e-mail us with your name
andregistration number for a solution.
- GeoClock stops updating or shows wrong times
- On some systems, GeoClock stops updating the time after very long runs. This is
most common onsystems where GeoClock runs in the background and where rebooting is
infrequent. This has been reported on Win2000, and observed on WinXP and WinME. It is
not a problem on Win98SE, Win98,Win95, or Win3.1. On WinME and later, upon returning
from a suspend or hibernate or DOS box, thewindows time can be out of sync with real
It appears to be caused by a bug in NTDVM, an MS "helper" application that supports
running legacy software.This was not used on Win98 and earlier. There appears to be
a limit to the number of times a certain operation may be performed (we don't know
what it is yet) that was not limited in eariler OSes,but is limited on later
If this limit is reached, NTVDM fails, and a reboot is required to clear the error
before GeoClock can berun again.
One solution is to slow the update interval. Setting the background and Foreground
update times(click controls, then time controls) to 60 seconds keeps the problem
for occuring provided you shutdown and restart GeoClock at least every 11
The clock sync problem is also an NTDVM bug - the windows clock is not synced
with the hardwareclock when it returns from a DOS box, a suspend, or a
We now have a possible solution to these problems. Download
GEO84D.ZIP and see if it solves the problem for you.
Please report your findings.
- GeoClock has no problems with Year 2000 dates. It uses 4 digit years
bothinterally and externally, and always has.
- More details: GeoClock (both DOS and Windows) runs correctly for all dates
from100 CE (Common Era) to about 5000 CE. (GeoClock will interpret years before 100
CE as twodigit years between 1945 and 2044, and while it will use the current
formulasfor years to 9999 CE, the calendar will need to be reformed again about
5000CE.) It uses 1582 Oct 4 (Thursday) as the last day of the Julian calendar,
and1582 Oct 15 (Friday) as the first day of the Gregorian calendar. On input,
fourdigit years (which are always accepted) are interpreted as is, two digit
years45-99 are interpreted as 1945-1999, and two digit years 00-44 are interpreted
as2000-2044. On output, all four digit years are output directly, or, optionally,only
the least significant two digits are shown.
GeoClock has had these characteristics since version 3.0 was released inDecember
- Can I download the registered version?
Yes. If you register online, you will receive instructions fordownloading the
registered basic version of GeoClock (about 1.9MB), or the GeoClock-Pro (about 14
Both versions require downloading and running an install program,and entering a
registration code sent via e-mail
You can download the your purchased HAM package by following the instructions in
the e-mail. It requires downloading and executing onefile, retrieving another ZIP
file attached to an e-mail, the then unZIPping the file over your installed
- Problem with screen saver
- IMPORTANT!! Due to yet another arbitrary change made to screen saver handling by
MicroSoft, theGeoClock screen saver requires GeoClock version 8.4 or later to work
with WinXP and later versions of WinNT and Win2000.
Recently, several users have reported new problems when using GeoClock as a screen
saver.In particular, when the screen saver Starts, a small box for GeoClock opens on
the task bar, andsometimes multiple boxes open when the screen saver runs for a long
time. Although we do notknow what causes this, we do have a solution:Start the
regular GeoClock, click File and then Edit GEOCLOCK.INI, and then add the line:
to the file and click Save. This method is described in more detail in the "Common
Problems"section of help.
- What is Nunavut?
- Nunavut is a new Canadian territory, created out of the eastern 2/3 ofthe old
NWT. The Nunavut is included with the 8.3 version of GeoClock. You can add the
Nunavut territorial border to older version of GeoClock by using theINCLUDES.ZIP file. Instructions for using the file are
included in the file -unzip the contents into your GeoCLock directory and read
the INCLUDE.TXT file.
- What are the differences between the shareware and registered version
- GeoClock is marketed as shareware. This means that you can download (from
hereor any number of other sites) a evaluation version of GeoClock. After
anevaluation period, you much either register (see below) or delete your copy. In
addition to being fair to the developer, you get some extra functions (localtime
display next to the city names on the maps and elimination of the reminder
screen, for example)and lots of maps when you register.
- What are the differences between the basic and professional versions of
- You can register for either the Pro (CD) or Basic (floppy) version of
GeoClock. The GeoClockprogram is identical for both versions, but the floppy
includes only GeoClockand 45 maps, while the Pro (CD) version includes the
spinning globe (GeoGlobe) andabout 500 maps.
- How can I get time zone lines displayed on the maps?
- GeoClock does not display time zone lines (except for the International
DateLine). These lines are imprecise and create ambiguities when trying
todetermine times for places close to the line. For example, try to determinefrom
a map if Bismarck, ND is on Central or Mountain time, or Chattanooga, TN ison
Eastern or Central. Time zone lines also do not reflect summer/standard
timevariations, or changes to time zones. GeoClock instead computes the
currentlocal time for cities around the world, reflecting stardard/summer
timevariations and also time zone changes. FYI: Bismarck is Central time
andChattanooga is Eastern.
- How can I display the International Date Line?
- The file INCLUDES.ZIP, available here, can be
used to display the internationaldate line. unZIP this file into your GeoClock
directory and read the INCLUDE.TXTfile.
- How do I keep the time zones up to date?
- The timezone file (GEOZONES.DAT) is updated
about every six months. You shouldperiodically download this file and replace
your old GEOZONES.DAT file. WhileGeoClock does include algorithms to extrapolate
summer/standard time zonechanges, many countries do not follow a set pattern, and
a few countrieschange their time zones each year completly.
- How do I update GeoClock to a new version?
- To update your copy of GeoClock, whether or not it is registered, download
thelatest GCKWINxx.ZIP, and unZIP it intothe directory with
your existing GeoClock. If you have made extensivemodifications to the
GEOCLOCK.INI or the GEOn.DAT files, you may not want tooverwrite your old copies
of these files with the new versions. If your oldcopy of GeoClock was registered,
the REGISTER.EXE or GEOCLOCK.KEY file willautomatically register the new version
at no extra cost to you. The file UPDPROxx.ZIPhas everything that has been
changed or added since the first edition of GeoClock-Prowas released.
- What do the up and down arrows on the moon and local times mean?
- On local times, the arrows indicate of the date for the city is a day ahead
orbehind the date for the primary city (the one named at the bottom of
thescreen). On the moon phase, the arrow indicates whether the moon is
waxing(increasing in illumination) or waining (decreasing in illumination).
- What is the HAM package?
- An add-in package to GeoClock (both DOS and Windows) is available to
providespecial functions for HAM radio operators. It provides graphical display
ofremote station location, propagation path, and D and F layer
illumination,together with key location, pointing, distance, and time data. The
packageincludes a custom Azimuthal-Equidistant map centered on your HAM station,
a callsign data base, and utility programs. This package REQUIRES a registered
copy of GeoClock.
- The HAM functions include:
- Azimuthal-Equidistant (Great Circle) map centered on your station
- Twilight and terminator, or D and F layer illumination/display
- User Maintainable call sign data base
- Remote station location
- Short and long great circle path
- Short and long path azimuth and range
- Remote station (reciprocal) azimuth
- UTC, local, and remote station local time
- DXCC and WAE designations
- CQ and ITU zones
- Continent, area, and location names
- Optional use of QRZ CD-ROM for US call signs.
- Is there a 32 bit version of GeoClock?
- Not at this time. GeoClock for Windows uses the Win16 API. This runs fine
onWin3.x, OS/2, Win9x, WinME, WinNT, and WinXP32, Vista32, and the Win3.x
emulator on the Mac. It does NOT run on 64 bit versions of XP or Vista or
- We are working on a 32 bit version, but the frustrations
are many and the rewards arefew, so it is VERY hard to stay motivated.If and when
a 32 bit version is released, the upgradewill be free to all registered owners of
a prior version of GeoClock.
- Win XP?
- GeoClock and GeoGlobe themselves seem to work perfectly under WinXP. Version
8.3 and earlier have some minorproblems with the setup program from the CD (it
does not find older versions of GeoClock in some folders, and occasionally there
is major screen distortion on first start up (restarting solves the problem));
and the screen saver mode does not work at all. All these problems have been
resolved in 8.4
- What happened to the GeoClock BBS?
- The BBS computer was fried during some severe power problems caused by an
icestorm on 1999/01/16. Given that the BBS only got a few calls per day, and
lessthen 1 download per day, and that the last message was written on 1998/11/24,
wedecided it was not worth the trouble and expense to repair/replace the
Our web page at www.geoclock.com hasupdates
to programs and files when they are released, and an ordering system.
- What are ZIP files?
- There are many programs and schemes that can take many files and collect
andcompress them into one (usually much smaller) file. This simplifies and
speedsdownloading. PKZIP, invented by Phil Katz in 1990, is the best and most
widelyused. You can get a copy of his PKZIP program, which restores the ZIPped
filesto their original state, from his web site at www.pkware.com.Other programs, such as WinZIP, can
also unZIP files. In the case of GeoClockfiles, you should unZIP the files into
your GeoClock directory.You can download
a free unZIP program
- When is the new Millennium
GeoClock of course has no problems with the year 2000 (or yearsbetween 100 CE and
5000 CE for that matter). Everyone knows whatthe first day of the year 2000 is,
but there seems to be someconfusion as to what the first day of the third
If you do not think about it at all, January 1, 2000 seems theobvious date for
the first day of the third Millennium. If youthink about it just a little,
January 1, 2001 seems the right date(since the first AD day of the current BC/AD
calendar was January1, 1 AD). However, a little thinking is often dangerous, and
thisis one case where it leads to the wrong conclusion.
Until about 1200 years ago, the years were marked by reference tosome
historical event (5 years after the flood, 2 years after thenew king, etc). A
monk about 1500 years ago first advocatednumbering the years from the birth of
Jesus, and this was adoptedseveral hundred years later. Since new years were
marked at thebeginning of spring, the first date in this new calendar was at
thespring equinox (about March 21, 1 AD. In 1582 AD, 10 days were dropped from
the calendar (dueto errors between the calendar and the sun's apparent
position),and New Years Day was changed to January 1. All the years before1582,
including BC, were renumbered so that January 1 was the firstday of the year.
(The "April Fools" were the people who stillcelebrated New Years Day on April 1,
since the spring equinox had precessedto about April 1 by then.)
It is now well documented that Jesus was not born in 1 AD. Thereare good cases
made for many different years for Jesus's birth, all ofwhich are between 8 BC and
So why should January 1, 1 AD be celebrated? It was: defined about525 years
after the fact; changed about 1582 years after the fact;3 months earlier than the
original first day of 1 AD; evidently aday like any other day; not the birth year
of Jesus. Is thisreally something whose 2000th anniversary ought to have a
worldwide celebration? NOT!
Since there is no reasonable start date for marking the millennia(or
centuries, for that matter), the only rational choice is justto celebrate the
zeros. This has been called the odometer method. Regardless of how many miles
were on the odometer when you got thecar, you celebrate the zeros as they roll
The beginning of the second millennium was feared (in the Christianworld)
because it seemed to be a likely time for the second coming of Christ (1000 years
after what? - birth, death, resurrection,ascendance). The beginning of the third
millennium is feared fora much more concrete reason (Y2K computer problems) and
also on avery specific date (Jan 1, 2000).
I am going to celebrate the new millennium on the evening ofDecember 31, 1999.
I am going to celebrate at home, because I amnot sure about any software except
- What's New in GeoClock
New in 9.1 versus 9.0
- many old bugs were fixed by updates to win7/64. The worst was that the program
did not close when you clicked the close button.
- The Options menu did not work correctly. Delphi 1 compiled what I meant, while Delphi 4 compiled what I said. No wonder it was so hard to track down!
- The price in the online registration form was not always computed correctly. Same bug as above!
- You can download the fix here GEO91.ZIP
New in 9.0 versus 8.4d
Really nothing, except 9.0 (geockw32.exe) runs on 64 bit OSes. 8.4d (geockwin.exe) still runs on 16 and 32 bit OSes.
New in 8.4d versus 8.4
- fixes old bug that causes program to stop updating after long runson ME, XP,
- fixes problem with GeoClock going out of sync with the system clockon suspend
and DOS window.
New in 8.4 versus 8.3
- Changes to screen saver to accomidate XP
- Increase in time zone capacity
New is 8.3 version 8.2
- Nunavut border included on all maps, even old maps
- VCR controls have been enhanced
- some minor bug and data bases fixes, plus changes to reflect ournew business
New in 8.2 versus 8.1 (Windows Only)
- A feature to easily set the initial map was added.
- The virtual time can now be controled with VCR type controls .This allows
single step, reverse, etc, with buttons similar to a VCR.- The maximum number of
clocks in the clocks window was increased to 100.
- A problem in the sorting of gazetteer entries was solved.
- Code restructuring to support a future 32 bit version.
GeoClock 8.1 (windows only) adds:
1) GeoClock CD-ROM. This CD-ROM contains everything available for GeoClock(except
the HAM package, which is custom for each user). It has about 500maps (many of
which have never been released before), GeoGlobe, and manyextra programs and
files. The CD-ROM price is $75 for new registrations,and $50 if you have any
prior registered version.
2) New commands (NETWORK and CONFIG) to support running GeoClock from theCD-Rom
while maintaining full customizability
3) Fix for Win98 screen saver bug
4) New form of LIGHT command
GeoClock 8.0 (windows only) adds:
1) Display view-from-space maps by shift-left-click on a point.
2) Display world map centered at a point by shift-right-click.
3) Integrate GeoGlobe (including screen saver) into GeoClock
provided optional GeoGlobe program has been purchased.
GeoClock 8.0 (DOS and Windows) adds:
1) New registration file (GEOCLOCK.KEY) which will solve problemscaused by some
virus checkers. REGISTER.EXE will continue to work
GeoCLock 8.0 (DOS only) fixes:
1) Bug caused by error in turbo pascal run-time-library that cancause errors on
very fast machines (Pentium Pro 200+, Pentium II 233+)
- Why can't I produce my own HAM map?
Putting aside whether or not it makes business sense to release the HAMmap
generator, there are four serious technical problems:
1) The generator is a DOS program, which uses many techniques that are difficult
to convert to windows.
2) The program utilizes several VGA hardware features for drawing the maps.More
"modern" systems either do not have these features, or the OS prohibitstheir
3) The program requires my map data base - over 100 MB of data.
4) The program requires quite a bit of manual interaction.
- What is the problem with GeoClock email?
This appears to be an AT&T attempt to control SPAM without doing any work.
The method they have chosen is to block all email from or passingthrough
"unfriendly" sites, and somehow they have selected the oneGeoClock uses for
forwarding (MyDomain.com) as a bad one. All theweb sites and email through this
site, including @Geoclock.comaddresses, are rejected by AT&T as
"188.8.131.52 blocked by blacklist.mail.ops.worldnet.att.net.550 - Blocked
Attempts to get this fixedhas resulted in lots of finger pointing between ATT
and MyDomain,and in the meantime I (and many others) am caught in the
middle.Eventually, I will change to a new ISP. In the meantime, I havererouted
a non-AT&T address, and email@example.com to work
(provided your ISP is not on ATT's blacklist).