set gaming times
check gaming status
PARENTAL CONTROL FOR PC GAMES
Strictly limit gaming times of your kid from an app on your smartphone without blocking other applications on the PC. 'StopDaZock' - developed by a father.
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After starting the app for the first time, enter the IP address of the gaming PC or let the app search for it automatically
WHAT DOES BETA-PHASE MEAN TO ME?
The beta phase is a test phase. The app 'Stop Da Zock' has not yet been tested by a larger audience.
Errors might occur and your feedback in the forum is highly appreciated.
The list of recognized games has to be extended, we also need your feedback in the forum.
The app will not be for free when being released but during beta phase it is free of charge.
The windows SW is not yet signed (but secure).
HOW TO INSTALL
Find the detailed instructions here.
Since you want to control activities on a PC you need to install the Windows software there.
Download both, the mobile app and the windows software.
Start the Windows installer. You need admin rights for that. Ignore the fact that it is not signed.
After that start the app 'StopZock' and use automatic scan to find the PC.
If the app switches from 'offline' to 'connected' set the times.
The number to the right is the total gaming time per day.
That's it! The mobile device is only needed if you want to change the times or check the current status.
Questions? Please post at the forum.
IS MY KID ABLE TO OVERRIDE THE PROTECTION?
That depends on the computer knowledge of your kid and the energy it is willing to spend to hacking the tool. Therefore you should discuss the times with your kid until it accepts the agreed times.
DO I HAVE TO REGISTER?
No, the app directly connects to the PC via WiFi without any internet usage.
CAN YOUR COMPANY SEE THE GAMING BEHAVIOR OF MY KID?
No, since it is a direct connection between your mobile device and the gaming PC.
ARE BROWSER GAMES ALSO BLOCKED?
WHAT MAKES YOUR APP SO SPECIAL?
It is not about screening time or cutting the internet connection. Your kid or other family members may use the PC even if the gaming time has elapsed.
HOW IS THE APP ABLE TO CONNECT TO THE PC
You have to download the 'Stop Da Zock'-service for MS Windows on this page and install it.
WHAT HAPPENS, IF MY PHONE IS OFFLINE?
Nothing. You need the mobile device only to update the time table or check your kid's activity. The PC software is taking care of the rest.
WHAT MEANS 'ZOCK' ?
To zock is German and means 'to gamble' or 'to play video games'.
The only app of its kind
app:o:doc has developed 'Stop Da Zock' to help parents limiting the gaming time of their kids on the PC. You may set start and end time easily from your smartphone or tablet, as well as the maximum gaming time individually for each day of the week. As soon as the limit has been reached or it is too late, all games on the PC will lbe closed automatically. Besides that, the PC is running as usual.
Installation takes less than 5 minutes and no registration is needed at all. Use the free trial and get convinced of this great an useful tool parents waited for.
Warning: Just the software on it's own won't be the solution - it is the combination of discussions, agreements and SW support that keeps the familiy happy.
Since the games detection is based on a blacklist, this blacklist will be filled continuously.
Requested games will be added within some days!
If you provide the process name as described here, the game will be added within one day.
Halflife2 based games, such as Team Fortress
Just Cause 3
Final Fantasy XIV
Dr. Christian Dressler
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