Virtual Chess Clock
Virtual Chess Clock is a chess clock software: it can be used to simulate a chess clock on computer (typically a laptop). Virtual Chess Clock is designed to be easy to use. It is free, open-source and multi-platform.
- Two active key areas on the keyboard (left and right) to operate the clock.
- Support for exotic time control modes such as Fischer, Bronstein, hourglass, byo-yomi.
- Time resolution of 1 millisecond.
- Inactivation of most key shortcuts defined by the OS (such as the Windows key that triggers the "Start" menu on Windows) when the software is in use.
Currently, Virtual Chess Clock is available in the following languages:
If you are interested in translating this program into your language, please contact the author.
Build from source
- A C++ compiler that supports the C++11 standard (typically, GCC or MinGW >= 4.7).
- The CMake build framework (at least version 2.8.11).
- The boost libraries (at least version 1.49).
- The Qt library (at least version 5.0).
Making all these things work together is likely to be the harder part of the job! ;-)
Download the source code
The source code can be retrieved by cloning the current GitHub repository:
git clone https://github.com/yo35/vcc.git --branch release
When the required components and the VCC source are ready, open a terminal, and type the following commands:
cd /path/to/VCC/source ./configure make sudo make install
On Windows, using the MinGW compiler, this process becomes:
cd x:\path\to\VCC\sources configure.bat mingw32-make mingw32-make install
Additional details about the available installation options can be obtained
with the command
./configure --help (or
configure.bat --help on Windows).
Should you encounter any problems, please report them