Even ancient civilizations had a way to tell time. It would be very nice to see this in game.
Why is it that no one can find the in game clock? I keep seeing this over and over, “add a clock” and I’m always like wtf? It’s right there what are these people talking about? All you have to do is look at the sun and BOOM you have a general idea of what time it is. If the sun Inst up, ITS NIGHT TIME. That’s all the in depth detail you need to know on the time of day
It’s called the sun. BTW, have you tried bulding a sun dial out of foundations and a pillar in the middle? Dunno if it would work, but I’d love to see a pic of someone does!
Yes. Get pics of this.
I had to try. The pillar on foundation trick does work with some caveats.
- The sun rises almost dead south for some reason.
- I’ve never observed a sundial in action, so I don’t know. But the shadow seems to move more slowly in the early AM and late PM. Pics of sundial faces I referenced show hours evenly spaced.
- I don’t know how you would set this up without a mod to tell you the time of day off hand. Negating the need of a sundial.
Here is an example. I set the bowls up to approximately 7a 10a 11a 12p 1p 2p 4p going clockwise.
The second cycle you can see the game day clock, via a mod.
Ancient people could tell time by looking at the sun and the moon. If you work outside long enough you can tell when it’s lunch time or home time just by looking at the sun.
Try it out in game.
Well done @Darthn8er.
I’ll build one for myself and just try to use the sun to gauge what time it is, configuring it so that 12:00 is when the sun is at it’s zenith.
That was the tricky part getting it lined up just right. If you look at the minimap, I am facing as close to East as I could. But I think you want to face just a little North of dead East.
Do it the way Conan did.
I started out watching the sun rise and set to figure out what time it was by my shadow, like you suggested. That’s how I found out, to my deep annoyance, that the sun over this part of Hyboria rises in the NNW and sets in the NNE.
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