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Board » Technical Support » Tool to help set your clock to the SOL server

I have posted a small tool, written in Java (so anyone can use it, regardless of OS), that you can use to set your PC clock to the same time as the SOL server.

Read here for more details on why it is important to be in sync with the server and on how to use the tool...

--- Last Edited by Aaron Gage at 2012-02-27 18:10:12 ---
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
Hi AGage,

i need a tool to synchronize your link to my internet ;)


=solved √

Aaron, do I need this when my clock is permanently updated by a network time server (Apple.Europe) ?

--- Zuletzt bearbeitet von K3 (Bernd) am 2012-02-27 21:06:19 ---
Just used your clock setting tool and found was -2sec out. Have corrected. Thanks you!
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Nice tool. I'm 00 seconds out so Apple are providing a perfect time signal.
This very helpful.
Thank you

Aaron, do I need this when my clock is permanently updated by a network time server (Apple.Europe) ?
Probably not, but computers can get a few seconds (even 10, 20 or 30) out within a short time, so if you can control how often your clock is synced, perhaps increase the frequency.

My PC is getting a little old now, but during serious racing I sync my clock every 2 hours!

I had intended this tool to actually modify the time for you, then realised this is not so simple from Java (and supporting Win/Mac/Linux) so changed it to just display a clock with the proper time and how much (and in what direction) you should change it manually.
Then you can do it as often as you like.
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
I use Apple servers to sync time & date, then check here.

Official GMT

to see if they are doing a good job or assess internet lag.
None so blind
A2R: The NTP is 'immune' to internet lag - or more correctly, it measures and compensates for it (otherwise not much use in ms accuracy from atomic clocks)
Oops - that was me...

Why Chrome auto logged me in as 'sol' this time is a mystery though, have not done so manually for weeks ????
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
Since we are just about to start an ocean race, I thought this post from A Gage about syncing your PC clock was timely.

The link from the original post to learn more about the update aid is: http://tinyurl.com/79mnwar

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