This plugin will display a clock (time or date & time) in PinballX. If you've seen the statistics display plugin then this plugin will look familiar, like that plugin you can choose the location and appearance of the clock, with background as transparent, image or colour etc. You can choose to display the clock in PinballX all the time or only in attract mode, it is always hidden when a game is launched. That's pretty much all there is to it, no more excuses for not having the tea ready when your better half returns home from the bingo!
Extract the contents of the zip file into your PinballX\Plugins folder, unblock the dll file if required (https://www.limilabs.com/blog/unblock-dll-file) and then enable the Clock plugin in plugin manager. Make sure you change the display config to match your setup and preferences.
Display Window Details Section
Use the options in this section to change the location and appearance of what is displayed.
X Position, Y Position - Top left co-ordinates for the window to be displayed from
Width, Height - Display window size. If you set a screen size too small to display all lines of the selected data then the text will scroll upwards. This is useful if you want a single line displayed with changing text, in that case size the window according to your selected font and Preview the window to fine tune sizing.
Rotation - Use the up/down arrows to rotate the displayed window (0,90,180 or 270 degrees), useful to display on Playfield screens (note that if doing so this will not be compatible with PinballX running in exclusive fullscreen mode)
Display Font - Font type, colour and size used
Centre Text Horizontally - Centre align text in the display window
Colour, Transparent, Image - Set background Colour, to Transparent or use Image (note that images are stretched/squeezed to fill your selected display window size)
Opacity - Overall opacity of the displayed window
Preview - click to preview the display location and selected font and colour options
Date Time Format
Pick the format of time (or date & time) you want to display. Note that exact formats will depend on your region, and can be adjusted in Windows.
Alternate Display - If you select to display a date and time format you can check this box to alternate between the two.
Check this box to display the clock only in PinballX attract mode.
If you have any issues then please attach the PinballX.ini, Log.txt & statistics.ini files as well as the plugins PBXClock.ini & PBXClock_log.txt files along with a description of the problem.
Thanks to Mike_da_Spike for testing and suggestions, Tom Speirs for PinballX and Adultery for the plugin template.
28/11/19 V1.0.0 Initial release