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02-03-2005, 09:42 PM
i know there are programs out there that let you macro commands on eq. just wondering though, is there one that would allow me to create a certain msg that i could send my trader logged on my comp at home via my eqim, and whenever that msg was recieved in a tell, that would make the macro respond with something along the lines of a platinum update, or inventory listing? thought of this in one of my downtimes at work, though dunno if its feasible 1) because i've never used/seen one of the macro programs in use, and 2) i don't know much about programming anyway. thanks for any info

02-03-2005, 09:59 PM
This doesn't answer your question but it may get you on the path: Your bazaar traders make a log called bzrlog_server_name.txt in your /logs directory. There's a program called eqwatcher that constantly monitors your log (like dps parsers) for events. Like when a slow lands or a buff is about to run out, etc. It's "safe"/non-exploitive since it can't do anything in-game with the information.

You could in theory make eqwater trigger on an eqim tell, and run a program to email you a copy of your bzrlog. Or if someone's already done this they may parse the bzrlog to send.

I think tho that having your trader automatically reply via eqim would break the EULA. Sort of like the link bots are a grey area.

02-03-2005, 10:09 PM
You'd have to use macroquest to do that, most likely via IRC. There's no way to do what you're describing without using EULA breaking programs (not that soe gives a **** anymore). Also, you can't use EQIM to talk to the account that EQIM is logged in under, logging in an account with EQIM disconnects that account from the chat server in game (channels and ;tells, but /tell, /gu, /ooc and such will still work)

02-03-2005, 11:30 PM
if it makes and updates a log, couldn't you use one of those remote pc programs to access your C: drive from another computer and check out the log?

02-04-2005, 12:56 AM
You can use log parsers like eqwatcher to do that aspect of it, it's feeding commands back to EQ for a response that you'd need to use "other" programs for.