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Report ID 857 Title gettimeofday() and time() return a UNIX timestamp of -1.
Product MegaZeux Bugs Status Fixed (Severity 1 - Low)
Version 2.93 Fixed in 2.93b
Introduced In Version 2.93Operating System DOS

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Report ID #857: gettimeofday() and time() return a UNIX timestamp of -1.

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 07:27 PM

As has been observed multiple times, the DATE and TIME counters do not work in DOSBox and DOSBox-X. This is caused by gettimeofday() returning a tv.tv_sec value of -1 (actually UINT_MAX because time_t is unsigned for DJGPP). This results in the DATE and TIME counters being stuck at 2168-02-04 00:42:27. TIME_MILLIS, which uses tv.tv_usec, works as expected.

The upper half of the random seed is also initialized to -1. It is generated by calling time(NULL) directly.
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Posted 19 May 2024 - 08:11 PM

Updating status to: Fixed
Issue fixed in: 2.93b

DJGPP requires the environment variable TZ to be initialized before it will return useful date/time values for no good reason. Fixed in GIT d3a251df by making MegaZeux set TZ if it is unset during platform init.
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