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I would like to know if there is a very simple, free program that will restrict my gaming time to one hour per day. However, all of the programs I have found are designed to be 'net nanny' etc. as well, and require a parent to have admin powers on the same machine while I would not. As I have my own PC which I need admin access on, this would not work.

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Any software you can enable, you can also disable. Unless you give the password to someone else, it will always boil down to you controlling yourself. – terdon Mar 29 '13 at 13:10
The best solution I have found is an egg timer (I guess a timer app would also work). You can ignore that, but you can also ignore any software you installed yourself. – Hennes Mar 29 '13 at 13:19
The problem is that the next few months are revision months, and my parents would like to control how much time I spend gaming. They don't trust me, they sometimes treat me like a toddler for some reason. – BenAdamson Mar 29 '13 at 13:29
Try the egg timer, use it consistently, tell your parents the truth about how much you're gaming, and that will give them reason to trust you more. Self-control is a skill you need to learn as early as possible, especially if you're planning on attending university where your parents won't be around... – MattDMo Mar 29 '13 at 13:50
Yes, going to university this September but they don't trust me enough to revise. Not much I can do about it really but exceed expectations. – BenAdamson Mar 29 '13 at 13:57

There is always the option to put a timer on the outlet that you game from and maybe use a seperate router to that power outlet.


It will simply shut the power off to that router, no internet access. It can be foiled if you do not stay dedicated to the goal, but an option none the less.

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