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General settings.


For general usage, see the quick reference. EN. FR. NL.

story below describes the system settings release 2.2. click here for release 2.1


System settings:


For system settings, press the settings button.

A menu pops up with basic settings.


tab language

Here you can select the language to use. At this moment only English, French and Dutch language are implemented.

Thanks to Yann Morère for the translation in French language. (Countdown2.205)

We are looking for volunteers to translate the text used in the Countdown to other languages.


Screen layout:

tab screen layout


Here the choice can be made to:

  • Show traffic lights on the screen. Right side or left side.
  • Minutes / Seconds. To choose for minute notation or seconds notation.
  • Hide icons. selecting this checkbox hides most icons on the screen when the system is running. It is also possible to toggle between hide and unhide when the system is running by pressing the H key on the keyboard.
  • Show hints. By selecting this checkbox a small. window pops up on buttons showing the functionality of the button.


tab sound

When there is no external buzzer connected via the hardware switch box, this checkbox is typically selected to hear the buzzer via the PC speaker. Via the dropdown box it is possible to choose another sound. And test the sound with the test button.



tab scenario

    There are 24 predefined settings (scenarios). 12 are fixed. 12 are configurable.
    • The 12 fixed settings can be chosen by pressing the shift-F1 to shift-F12 buttons.
    • The 12 configurable settings can be chosen by pressing the F1 to F12 buttons.

Changing the configurable settings is possible by configuring the correct competition system, timing and sequence.

Press the button “save current settings as F… settings” at the location you want to store the current scenario.

The 12 fixed settings (scenarios)can be chosen by pressing the shift-F1 to shift-F12 buttons.
    shift F1 FITA 1 archer per turn 1 turn per end [A]
    shift F2 FITA 1 archer per turn 2 turns per end [A-B]
    shift F3 FITA 1 archer per turn 3 turns per end [A-B-C]
    shift F4 FITA 1 archer per turn 4 turns per end[A-B-C-D]
    shift F5 FITA 2 archers per turn 2 turns per end [AB-CD]
    shift F6 FITA 2 archers per turn 2 X 2 turns per end. (Get arrows after every 2 ends). Typically used on long distances where 6 arrows are shot before getting the arrows. But in this case still 3 arrows in 2 minutes. [AB-CD-AB-CD]
    shift F7 FITA 2 archers per turn 2 turns per end shooting 6 arrows in a row in 4 minutes. So every end has 6 arrows. Practice is only 1 end of 6 arrows. [AB-CD]
    shift F8 Individual finalround. (Alternating) Fixed time per arrow.
    shift F9 Team Final round. (Alternating) Fixed time per end. Paused timing when other team is shooting.
    shift F10 25m1P system with 4 archers on a target.
    shift F11 25m1P system with 5 archers on a target.
    shift F12 25m1P system with 6 archers on a target.

Countdown to start match:

tab Countdown to start match

Here it is possible to select the number of minutes before the match starts. The countdown before the start of the match gets activated by pressing the start button.


Save settings as startup settings:

save settings as startup settings By pressing the Save as startup settings button, the current selected setting will be used next time the program starts. This is including the competition system, timing, sequence, etc.

Changing the Banner:

It is possible to change the banner on the bottom side of the screen by a different one. Including a logo.
Create a graphics file with the information you want to show and save it as ‘banner.bmp' in the same directory as the archeryclock exe file. Advice is to use a picture with a size of 1000px X 130px. Or at least the same aspect ratio.

Put the information as much as possible to the bottom of the picture. Because the top part of the picture is partly overlapped with other information like A B C D.

When starting the countdown software, the file will be loaded and shown on the bottom of the screen. It is shown as a transparent picture which means the background color of the picture will be black like the rest of the screen.


© 2014, Henk Jegers