In an earlier millennium, it would be called a grandfather clock. Hearkening to a fascination with pendulums that goes back even further to Galileo.
The =I= Monaco Longcase Clock is geared to a virtual future, though. Both elegant furniture piece and efficient machine – displaying three time zones, date and iconic symbols for AM/PM – fully controllable gentle background ticking and quarterly chimes add a comfortable aural ambiance.
The lustrous ebonized wood finish of the cabinet serves as a striking contrast to brass and steel accents. Powerful, efficient scripting insures all hands and dials are fully functional. Even more remarkable is the unique auto-positioning gridiron pendulum.
With a nod to tradition and respect for the beautiful historical reproductions of antique tallcase floor clocks, IcaruS offers the Monaco clock as an impressive focal piece for virtual homes whether they be gothic castle or post-modern mansion. Perhaps also perfect for fanciers of steampunk and clockpunk.
You can customise various features of your Longcase Clock by using commands in local chat or with the enclosed configuration base station.
There are two colour schemes for the clock face: a subtle silver/steel on black or a striking gold/brass on black. Clicking the round button at the center of the clock face will toggle between the two colour schemes.
Owner set-up is designed for ease. Simply follow the setup instructions in the Quick Start section below.
IcaruS naturally also offers control options via chat channel and configuration base.
Local Chat Command Options:
- DST – set forward, set back, set off
- Offsets (Time Zones) – up to 3 time zones
- Timergap (Time Synchronisation) – how often clock times are synchronised
- Volume – set the volume level of the clock chime
- Volumetick – set the volume level of the clock’s ticking sound
- Chime – set chimes to sound hourly, quarter-hourly, or not at all
* When your =I= Monaco Longcase Clock initialises, the three clock faces will automatically synchronize to GMT (main clock face), EST (right small face) and SLT/PST (left small face). The Day/Night Dial, Weekday Dial and Date Dial are controlled by the main face of the clock, all in one click. The other two faces are controlled independently for accurate, simultaneous, three-time-zone display.
Chat commands offer a greater range of control.
The quickest way to set up your clock is to first type what your DST is in local chat. For example:
/101 dst 1
Where DST adjusts for Daylight Savings/Summer Time:
- /101 dst 1
- /101 dst -1
- Default is 0
Then set your main dial for the time zone you want (see below). For example:
/101 offset1 -5
Then you can set the other two time zones in a similar fashion.
CHAT COMMAND REFERENCE
All Chat Commands follow this syntax:
/101 command value
(Where slash/ is the trigger and one-zero-one 101 is the command channel. Lower case and correct spacing are required.)
All IcaruS Chat Commands operate on Channel /101
To Set Clock Hands:
- /101 offset1 0
- /101 offset2 -5
- /101 offset3 -8
Offset1 is the main dial, offset2 is the right small dial, offset3 is the left small dial. The offsets are hours from GMT.
/101 offset1 –5
(where offset1 is Main Dial, -5 is time offset – Eastern Standard Time)
NOTE: Offset1 also sets Sun/Moon Dial, Weekday Dial and Date Dial
/101 offset2 8
(where offset2 is the Right Small Dial, 8 is time offset value – China, in this case), or
/101 offset3 -8
(where offset3 is the Left Small Dial, -8 is time offset value – Pacific Time, in this case)
Default settings: offset2 –5 (EST), offset3 –8(PST/SLT)
Helpful Guide to Determining Offsets
For your reference, we offer a short list of examples of offset times:
- GMT –8 (04:00) Pacific Time – Los Angeles, California, US
- GMT –7 (05:00) Mountain Time – Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
- GMT –6 (06:00) Central Time – New Orleans, Louisiana, US
- GMT –5 (07:00) Eastern Time – New York City, NY, US
- GMT (12:00) London, UK
- GMT +1 (13:00) Paris, FRA
- GMT +7 (19:00) Jakarta, Indonesia
- GMT +8 (20:00) China (Yes, ALL of it!)
- GMT +9 (21:00) Seoul, Korea
- GMT +10 (22:00) Sydney, Australia
Naturally all +/- 1 to allow for Daylight/Summer Time offsets.
And a few links for time geeks:
To Change Synchronization Timing:
/101 timergap 60
(where timergap = 1 is every second, timergap = 60 is once a minute – lower lag)
/101 timergap 5
Default is 5
To Change Volume of Tick-Tock:
/101 volumetick 0.5
values 1.0 to 0.0, default is 1.0
NOTE: The pendulum does stop twirling when you change volumes; simply click it to start it twirling again.
To Change Chimes On or Off:
/101 chime1 1
/101 chime2 0
(Chime1 is Hourly, chime2 is Quarterly Chime Sequence, and 1=On, 0=Off)
To set Chime volume:
(Where 1.0 = Full, 0.1 = Quiet)
/101 volume 0.5
Default is 1.0
The Configuration Base
Manually clicking the clock faces offsets the time of the hour hand from Greenwich Mean Time by -1 hour each with each click (up to –12 hours). To change hours to positive values (ahead of GMT), type on Channel 101 in Local Chat.
Moving the clock:
It is advisable to stop the pendulum first (by clicking it), then keep clock upright and move in the usual way (the pendulum will not move with it). When ready, click the clock pedestal base and it will get and position the pendulum.
If for any reason the pendulum does go wrong, simply click the clock base to reposition the pendulum. The clock has a range of 10 meters in finding the pendulum; if you move the clock out of this range, the pendulum will need moving closer.
If you have more than one clock, either keep them out of range from each other or move the pendulum manually, as the clock will grab all pendulums in the area when body base is clicked.
A Viewer Quirk:
When you first start the pendulum swinging, it should do so in a fairly smooth motion (this depends on the viewer and your graphics settings). Sometimes the pendulum on the clock will move jerkily back and forth. If this happens, simply click on the pendulum to stop its motion, then click again to restart; this should get it moving smoothly again.
=I= Monaco Triton Longcase Clock ©2014 LeonTubrok Beaumont