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There's a room with a huge clock in the temple/science warp zone. I think I just have to wait until something appears, but how long should I wait?

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Since you did not edit your posts to remove the multiple questions it had, I did that for you. If you still want to ask about the other puzzles, please ask them in a separate question. You can copy-paste the content from the original question source if you don't want to retype it, but please keep each question focused on just one problem. –  Oak Apr 15 '12 at 7:41
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For the clock room you just have to wait until each hand reaches the 12:00 postition on their perspective. From what I've seen they move at different speeds. From fastest to slowest is: Red, being the seconds hand. Blue, most likely minutes hand. Green, I am guessing hour hand. White, I have no clue, but I hope it isn't a days hand.

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The white hand of the clock creates an anticube around 12:00 noon, so try setting your 360's clock to a few minutes before that (after disconnecting from Xbox Live). As far as I know it activates at noon regardless of how often you've visited the clock or when you started the game.

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There are four anticubes in the clock puzzle. Each will show when one of the clock's four hands hit the top. There is a limited window for catching the anticube before it disappears. The times differ between consoles, but the hands' speeds are the same:

  • Red cycles every minute.
  • Blue cycles hourly.
  • Green cycles daily (24 hours).
  • Gray cycles every week (7 days).

You'll need to check your clock and figure when it'll hit the top. Either check back then or change your 360's time from the system settings (you'll need to disconnect from the Internet).

E.g., my blue always hit at :15 past the hour, my green always hit at 7 p.m. (once a day), and my gray hit at 4 a.m. with a rather large window (since it moves slowly).

green clock, cycles daily

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Interestingly, my grey hit at Jan 6th, 8:12 am. I thought this was based on another clue, but I guess it was coincidence? –  EBongo May 1 '12 at 0:46
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I am thinking,considering that I have solved the half the puzzle so far, Red=Minutely Blue=Hourly Green=Daily(12:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. White=Possibly every 12 days

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Some people on other forums are saying the grey/white is every 48 hours. It's definitely more than that!

These:

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...are a difference of sixteen to twenty hours between each. By my own estimates based off each quarter of the clock being roughly 40 hours, that means a total of roughly 160 hours give or take a dozen or so, meaning the 7-day estimate appears to be correct.

Maybe it's different between the PC and the XBox versions, I don't know.

Note: If you change your PC's time, you have to exit Fez and then start it back up. You'll still be in the clock-tower room, but you'd be at the bottom of the tower.

Unlike the Xbox, you don't need to disable your internet connection on your PC if you are adjusting your PC's clock.

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