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Rainmeter Countdown Clock by jrweinman Rainmeter Countdown Clock by jrweinman
This is a countdown clock skin for Rainmeter.
It counts down in days, hours, minutes, then seconds.
If you want one that counts down in just days, go here: [link]
It is a mod of [link] and the font it has as default is from [link] (I wanted them to match on my desktop, but you can change the font to whatever you like).

Also, it is set to count down to August 24th, when Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins comes out, but you can change to any date you want in the "Target Date and Time" section.

Enjoy :D

Edit 7/10/2011 - Version 2 - Fixed so that instead of counting to midnight of the day you choose, it counts to midnight that starts that day. Special thanks to Gregg Doherty ~greggd73
(Also, it's set to June 20, 2011, not Mockingjay anymore.)
Screenshot of old version next to new version here: [link]

WARNING: I do not know how to use Rainmeter fluently, and if you have trouble with this skin I suggest you try the Rainmeter website for help.
Forum: [link]
Chat: [link]

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:icondermotcanniffe:
dermotcanniffe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi, great skin - 
For your next release you may want to add in the following 2 lines;

Substitute="^(\d)$":"0\1"
RegExpSubstitute=1

to the 3 Measures;
MeasureHoursDisplay
MeasureMinutesDisplay
MeasureSecondsLeftThisMinute

This will mean that, for example, eight minutes get displayed as "08" instead of "8", which means the clock display spacing doesn't jump about too much as it counts down.

That and the MeasureDaysDisplay fix in the comments. 

Also for some reason on initial load a negative figure is given for days ( In my case "-354" . It goes back to the expected Day value after the first tick. Any ideas.

Thanks again...
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icon321p:
321P Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
This is great.  I would like to countdown to a distant date (retirement); what would it take to display years and months?
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:iconskywardream:
Skywardream Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
For anyone still having issues with the Hours not being right I have a fix

You change the 

[MeasureDaysDisplay]
Measure=Calc
Formula=MeasureHoursLeftToday > 23 ? MeasureDayDiff : MeasureDayDiff - 1

To

[MeasureDaysDisplay]
Measure=Calc
Formula= MeasureYearDiff > 0 ? MeasureTDaysDiffFromEOY + MeasureDaysXTEST + ( ( 
MeasureYearDiff - 1 ) * 365 ) :  MeasureTDaysDiffFromEOY + MeasureDaysXTEST + ( 
MeasureYearDiff  * 365 )


And I believe that is all that I changed. 

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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconskywardream:
Skywardream Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Glad it helped.
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:iconstarl0rd84:
StArL0rd84 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I need milliseconds :-)
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, sorry!
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:iconchecksofficial:
ChecksOfficial Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I made it countdown to my birthday, it worked!

It only doesn't wanna display the font.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it worked, sorry about the font issue.
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:iconthexcessive:
TheXcessive Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Thanks for the awesome countdown clock, but I'm having a few issues with it:
I tried making a countdown to the Diablo 3 launch, but it's always 30 days too short, no matter how I change it.

[MeasureTYear]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 12

[MeasureTMonth]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 5

[MeasureTDay]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 15

[MeasureTHour]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0

[MeasureTMinute]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0

Isn't there any way to simply add "+30" to the number that is shown? Where would I have to type it in?
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:iconxkylerxx:
xKYLERxx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
For anyone who needs to know in the future, the problem is because of this:

January = 0
February = 1
March=2
April=3
May=4

and so on.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I tried adding 30 and everything I did just gave me an error message. I do not really know how to use Rainmeter fluently, and if you keep having trouble I suggest you try them directly.
Forum: [link]
Chat: [link]
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:iconthexcessive:
TheXcessive Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I should mention that the Diablo 3 launch is May 15th.
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:iconnuclearblasshole:
NuclearBlasshole Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm confused...i can't get it to count next Formula 1 race, it doesn't match this time right here: [link]

For me it shows 11 hours too much...

This it how i configured it:

[MeasureTYear]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 11

[MeasureTMonth]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 9

[MeasureTDay]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 24

[MeasureTHour]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0

[MeasureTMinute]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The clock on that website is counting down to the 23rd, not the 24th.

[MeasureTYear]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 11

[MeasureTMonth]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 9

[MeasureTDay]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 23

[MeasureTHour]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0

[MeasureTMinute]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0
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:iconeiviin:
Eiviin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is going to sound really nooby, but I can't quite get the countdown working properly. I've looked through the comments on this page but I still can't fix it. Anyways, here's my dilemma:

I want to set the countdown to the 11th of november 2011 at 8:30am, i.e. the time of midnight in sweden from my local time of +9.30 for the minecraft full release. I went through and fiddled with the ini and set it to this:

[MeasureTYear]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 11

[MeasureTMonth]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 2011

[MeasureTDay]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 11

[MeasureTHour]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 8

[MeasureTMinute]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 30

However, instead of showing 60 days and etc hours like it should, it is showing -1 days. I'm assuming that I've done something really dumb, since I'm very new to rainmeter, but I can't quite work out what it is.

Anyway, this is honestly a great little skin and I hope you can help.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the first part is year and the second part is month, not the other way around.
Also, years should be expressed as years after 2000, so your first two parts should look like this:
[MeasureTYear]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 11

[MeasureTMonth]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 11
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:iconeiviin:
Eiviin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I tried that and now its saying 28 days.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, that's weird. I'm trying months 10, 11, and 12 and they all say 28 days, and anything I try for year 12 is saying 28 days also. This is a major bug! I don't know why this hasn't been an issue before or why it is one now.
While I try to fix this, here's an uglier skin that actually works! [link]
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:iconquatume:
Quatume Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
2012 year....
28 days.....
no way :omg:
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:iconeiviin:
Eiviin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D

I was changing the fonts and colours so it matches lilshizzy's simple media skin, so looks aren't much of a problem.
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:iconefg243:
efg243 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
I love this skin and have been using it happily for a long time. I recently had to reinstall windows, and I found that the new version you uploaded didn't work for me. The clock seemed to ignore the years and months. For example...

[MeasureTYear]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 13
[MeasureTMonth]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 12
[MeasureTDay]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 15
[MeasureTHour]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0
[MeasureTMinute]
Measure=Calc
Formula= 0

gave the same number on the countdown as setting the TYear to 12 and the TMonth to 8. I don't really understand the script, but I got things to work correctly when I changed [MeasureDaysDisplay] from
[MeasureDaysDisplay]
Measure=Calc
Formula=MeasureHoursLeftToday > 23 ? MeasureDayDiff : MeasureDayDiff - 1

to

[MeasureDaysDisplay]
Measure=Calc
Formula=MeasureHoursLeftToday > 23 ? MeasureTotalDays : MeasureTotalDays - 1

I just wanted to post this in case anyone else is having similar issues. Thanks for the skin.
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:iconconfuted:
Confuted Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
*2 years later* Thank you for this fix, saved me a lot of headache
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First, I'm glad that you like it and have been using it, that's always nice to hear. Second, thanks for the fix! That's an odd error and I hope no else has too much trouble with the new version, but if I get more reports I'll upload a newer version with your fix (with credit given, of course) :D
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:iconchrislangle:
chrislangle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i had the same problem, but i fixed it myself (thanks for efg243)
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:iconveningrayback:
VeninGrayback Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
wow this is an awesome find. Was looking for a countdown timer to set for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution release to go with the theme I got off the net, and this is only a day off! Rofl
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, glad I could help :D
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:iconmagepower234:
magepower234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Can you upload this again but counting up, i know someone asked for it on the other one(just days countdown) and u said this to complex, but i dont know this language, i can change and edit it, but cant make it from scratch, can u please make a countup clock, if u say its easy, then i should be a problem for u, if it is, just answer u dont have the time or dont want to. so i know i can stop stackin this link :D
Thanks
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't know the language well enough to do anything really. This is the only thing I've ever made, and it's just a mod to begin with.
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:iconmagepower234:
magepower234 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
i figured out after some time, (actually quite quick :D, just want to brag), how to get the hours less than 24, and how to get them to right :D
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. I made a fix a month ago and haven't gotten around to posting it yet, but I encourage everyone to mod it themselves. It's fun and interesting to learn how to make / edit these skins :D
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, just posted it. Is it similar to your fix?
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:iconmagepower234:
magepower234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
huh, i did someone different i changed the "[MeasureHoursLeftToday]" to "Formula=-1 - MeasureHour + MeasureTHour"
no clue if this is right, as i havent seen a full day cycle of the clock to see if anything goes wrong.
Thanks for the quick post, and btw the neutral rating was by accident, as i didnt know what it did, till it was to late, sorry
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I should have posted it a month ago. I didn't even notice the mood rating thing. Thanks for the joy one, I'll do one too. :D
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:iconmagepower234:
magepower234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
my version failed so i copied yours, but the day is 1 off, but that doesnt matter, could be my fault, so i just set the day 1 less :D. Thanks.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]
Works fine for me.
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:iconanditheke:
anditheke Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
is it possbible to get a "0" in front of the number if its lower than 10?
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could add zeros artificially in the prefixes, but I'm afraid I don't remember how to do what you are asking for without messing up the math that makes it work.
These guys may be able to help you:
Rainmeter Chat Room: [link]
Rainmeter Forums: [link]
Rainmeter DA Group: [link]
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:iconanditheke:
anditheke Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
i think it is nothing with the math. only with the output of the numbers, maybe it is only a small problem.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me know what you find out, then.
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:iconanditheke:
anditheke Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I searched in the Forum and find this Thread [link]

i don't know what they do.
Maybe someone else know it:)
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:icondelita-heiral:
Delita-Heiral Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Filmographer
So I'm using this great skin for the countdown until Portal 2 is released...But I can't get the hours to display correctly.
I need it to count down to 1pm of the day I have it form but I'm not sure what to type in for it. I tried 13 but that didn't work.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you put in a day, it counts to midnight of that day. So if you want 1 pm of a certain day, you have to put in the day BEFORE the one you want, then 13.
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:icondelita-heiral:
Delita-Heiral Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Filmographer
Ahhh, thanks a lot!
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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:iconbrown-cows-rule:
brown-cows-rule Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
This is the best event countdown for Rainmeter that I've been able to find, probably the best, period. Thank you so much for making this.

But, I was wondering if you could tell me how to make it display just the days, instead of the days, hours, minutes, and seconds. I'm new to Rainmeter so I'm having trouble figuring it out myself. I tried removing all of the meters except for [MeterTotalDays], and that seems to work, except that the skin doesn't display the whole number. I'd really appreciate your help.
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, it's great to know it's being used.
I actually made a days one for myself and never uploaded it, but I just did and you can find it here: [link]
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eviljoern Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
thx, this saved me a lot of time ^^
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:iconjrweinman:
jrweinman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad :D
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