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If you haven't had a chance to check out Joshua Robertson's new time environment manager for FS2002, it's a very neat little program. FSRealtime runs as an external module and connects to MSFS via FSIUPC like FSMeteo and other programs.What does it do exactly? Well, the latest release can accurately figure out what correct local timezone your sim aircraft is in throughout the world then, using your computer's system time and date, gets a 'hack' for the local time and automatically updates MSFS accordingly. Say, for example you boot up MSFS with a startup situation at London Heathrow. Well great, except that you live in Dallas and your computer's system time is set to central standard time in the US. If you have MSFS configured to use you system time and date for a startup situation your London time is off by 6 hours. With FSRealtime you simply click of couple of buttons and the program will figure out where you are in the sim world and what time is supposed to be locally (standard and daylight savings times taken in account), and set the sim automatically. Kewl stuff! You can do this manually in the sim of course but in's a pain in comparison. FSRealtime also has the option to continously update MSFS's notoriously inaccurate internal clock on the fly every minute or so (automatically done in the background while you sim). It will also keep track of your aircraft crossing different time zones and international date lines, managing these correctly whereas MSFS will get very flustered and inaccurate by itself. Try this one out folks, I think it's available here at the AVSIM file library. You'll want to get the latest release with Dennis Thompson's bundled time zone correction files for MSFS. FSRealTime is distributed as Donationware but as a fully functioning program without any restrictions or time limits (no pun intended). Sounds pretty reasonable to me for such a useful and much need utility. I'm not affiliated with the developer at all, just like to point out little gems like this when I come across them.

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HiI really liked it and it is a needed fix. My only concern was the file is about 5mb if I remember. Im not sure if the exe needs to be kept in memory or not. I would assume it does but I could be wrong. I did not see any dll's that I did not recognize while running FS. I really hate to give up this much memory but it didnt really seem to affect FS so I may keep it around. Im sure with the added functionality to catch up when paused and adjust when warping around had a lot to do with the size of the exe. BobG

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