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Updated! - Wurm Auction Timer

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The Wurm Auction Timer creates an image that you can place in your auction posts to show how long is remaining in your auction.

  • Extremely simple to set up.
  • Creates a dynamic image so it can be used on these forums.
  • Countdown is updated each time your post is loaded.
  • NEW! - When countdown is loaded and there are less than 10 minutes remaining an animated countdown will show.
  • No more need to calculate for time zones!
  • Can choose between auction and event timer types.

 

To use it go to:

https://wurmtimer.nesgamepro.com

 

Enter how long your auction will be and click Create Timer. Your timer image will appear with a line of code to paste into your auction/event post.
 

Your image will look like this (2 million day max):

timer_174333409209.svg

 

timer_E174333409209.svg

 

 

When the auction has less than 10 minutes remaining it will look like this (this sample always starts at 9:59 when page loads):

timer_599.svg

 

timer_E599.svg

 

 

When the auction is over it will look like this:

timer_0.svg

 

timer_E0.svg

 

 

 

 

Old version still available here:

Spoiler

 

https://nesgamepro.com/wurm/auction_timer.cgi

Your image will look like this (max of 60 days normally):

auction_timer_1604241877.gif

 

auction_timer_E1604241877.gif

When the auction is over it will look like this:

auction_timer_1365256214.gif

 

auction_timer_E1365256214.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by NESGamepro
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That post was archived and I couldn't edit it anymore. Nothing was changed, but it is back up and running. It was down for 4 days due to server migration issues.

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What about a feature (if possible and im not dreaming) that calculate until a set time?

For example, i want an auction to end 9pm gmt+2, it would calculate timeleft and make that the timer? I know theres tools for that but this link is much smaller and fits nicely in the forum

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I was actually thinking about adding that about a month ago and it's easily possible. I don't want to complicate it, it's supposed to be super simple (and easy on bandwidth), I'll consider doing that though.

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Replying so this topic doesn't get archived.


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bump for a good tool :)


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Bump.


 


Does anyone know if being in the toolbelt forum means the post won't get archived?


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Maybe having it "pined" will stop it being archived automatically.

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Topics in Toolbelt are not being archived.

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Server is experiencing some issues. It is being worked on, sorry for the inconvenience.


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Update!

Now you can set the timer for when an event starts!

Your image will look like this (max of 60 days normally):

auction_timer_E1466465635.gif

When the event has started it will look like this:

auction_timer_E1365256214.gif

Edited by NESGamepro
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How about max 30 or even 60 days, but max 2 or 3 active timers per IP? Most events are announced many weeks before start.

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How about max 30 or even 60 days, but max 2 or 3 active timers per IP? Most events are announced many weeks before start.

Although not a normal feature, you can mess with code on site and get longer timers.

 

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Yeah the max days were just to keep the drop down list short, it could be anything and not cause me extra server load. The URL generated is just a timestamp. I'll make it 60.

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You could just make it a input box where you type numbers, better than scrolling through numbers I think :P


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Then I'd have to do error checking, I already made the change, super easy.

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I have a tendency to make somewhat-complicated or unconventional auction terms for my auctions (with good reason, honest!) so I'd like to request a feature to customize what a particular timer is for so people know when things start or stop taking effect.  


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Thank you for the suggestion. Sounds like you want to add a name to the timers?

As mentioned before, the idea here is simplicity and it wasn't designed to store custom information. All that is being created here is a time stamp, essentially all possible timers always exist, it's completely generic. No data is stored, the URL itself is storing the time stamp. So that would be a big change to either include a database or I could encode the name and make a really sloppy URL for you to paste.

Could the same thing not be achieved by a well formatted post?

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Would it be possible to change the output slightly at auction end?


 


From:


 


Auction ended:


x days, hours, minutes ago


 


To:


 


Auction ended: date and time stamp that matches what forum posts show


x days, hours, minutes ago


 


This would help with tight auctions especially if short on sleep when attempting to finalize the result.


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The forum shows whatever time zone you have set in the settings, for me it shows my local time. That was one of the problems this was attempting to solve. Before the timer people were posting a time the auction ended and leaving it to bidders to calculate their local time, often unsuccessfully and creating confusion.

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