Wii Countdown gadget

The Catherine inspired Wii Countdown gadget is now available.

Windows Vista Wii Countdown Gadget

My Xbox 360 countdown thing never made it, the Wii countdown thing did. So here it is, it runs on the Windows Vista Sidebar, although some have had success getting the Sidebar running on Windows XP, so try Googling.

It counts down to the European launch, however you can easily change that by editing the date in %User%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\wiicountdown.gadget\wii.htm just change it to whatever the launch date is in your region.

A second version would have a whole control panel thing so you can toggle between different regions, however coding that is beyond my abilities; I gave up after half an hour because it was bugging me, but I'm pretty sure its nearly there if somebody else wants to add that functionality feel free, if you want the stuff I've already done towards that give me a shout.

Download it here (56KB). Thanks to some web forum (I can't find it now) where I borrowed some of the Java countdown code, thanks to Catherine for picking out a font size and weight. :)

4 comments

Comment from: damien [Visitor]  
damien

Hello how do i get it to work i downloaded it?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!!? i extraced it but its just a folder with the files what do i do? (PS. EMAIL ME TO TELL ME elvisfan1994@hotmail.com

12th October 2006 @ 22:25
Comment from: paulo [Visitor]  
paulo

Nice gadget, and the code is the same of my Zune Countdown Gadget, you are the best.

27th October 2006 @ 03:06
Comment from: [Member]
Paul

Hello,

After Googling for about 10 minutes the site in question where the JS is from are the forums here:

http://www.datastormusers.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=13;t=000161;p=2

The rest of the Gadget is based on the existing ones in Windows, and the tutorial on MSDN.

27th October 2006 @ 13:56
Comment from: paulo [Visitor]  
paulo

Hey men, no problem, my message is only for greetings, the countdown is a good idea, not only for the Zune or the Wii, think also in Xmas, New Year, etc.
My apologies if you feel my message like a attack. Bye.

27th October 2006 @ 17:24


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