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Game Bot, but not a Game Bot

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BountyHunterX

I'm terrible at keeping track of time while playing my games. My wife is constantly getting on to me because I will play a game and miss things I planned to do or watch. It isn't that I play it too much, it is just that I quit worrying about time when I play games (mainly Final Fantasy XI). What I'm needing is a script that tells me every hour and half hour in the game by way of /tell (will look goofy sending myself the time but I don't care). Didn't know if AutoIT could do that or not. Basically, while I'm playing I need it to send me a tell for 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm etc. It is I either do this or cancel my FFXI account which I don't want to do. Now you see why I said "Game Bot, but not a Game Bot" because it isn't designed to do anything to the game other than tell me the time.

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picea892

So, what you need is something that doesn't steal the focus and will appear above one of those very persistent full-screen games. I have seen lots of trys putting a GUI in front of a full screen game and very few succeed....depends on game. Generally I think you have two options.

1) Tooltip

2) Draw on window.

I demonstrate both in this example. You will need to get the handle to the game in order to draw on that system window. I use the desktop window for this example.

;
#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1) ;0=disabled, 1=OnEvent mode enabled
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_Quit")
Global $GuiSizeX = @DesktopWidth, $GuiSizeY = @DesktopHeight

Local $hGui = ControlGetHandle("Program Manager", "", "SysListView321");GUICreate("GDIPlus Example", $GuiSizeX, $GuiSizeY)
;GUISetState()
ToolTip(Update())
_GDIPlus_Startup()

Local $hGraphicGUI = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hGui)
Local $hBMPBuff = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromGraphics($GuiSizeX, $GuiSizeY, $hGraphicGUI)
Local $hGraphic = _GDIPlus_ImageGetGraphicsContext($hBMPBuff)

;Graphics here
_GDIPlus_GraphicsClear($hGraphic, 0x00E8FFE8)

_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString($hGraphic,Update(), 600, 420)
;End of graphics

_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImage($hGraphicGUI, $hBMPBuff, 0, 0)
;End Double Buffer add-on 2 of 3
_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImage($hGraphicGUI, $hBMPBuff, 0, 0)

sleep(3000)

Func _Quit()
    ;_GDIPlus_BrushDispose($hBrush)
    ;_GDIPlus_PenDispose($hPen)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hGraphic)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hGraphicGUI)
    _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hBMPBuff)
    _GDIPlus_Shutdown()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_Quit
;

Func Update()
$h = @HOUR
$m = @MIN
$time=$m
If $h<10 then $h=StringRight($h,1)
If $h > 12 Then
$h = $h - 12
$m = $m & " PM"
Else
If $h = 12 Then
$m = $m & " PM"
Else
$m = $m & " AM"
EndIf
EndIf
if $h=0 then $h=12
$variable= $h & ":" & $m&@CRLF&GetDayOfWeek() & " " & GetMonth() & " " & @MDAY

Return $variable
EndFunc


Func GetDayOfWeek()
    Return _WinAPI_GetLocaleInfo(_WinAPI_GetUserDefaultLCID(), 49 + Mod(@WDAY + 5, 7))
EndFunc   ;==>GetDayOfWeek

Func GetMonth()
    Return _WinAPI_GetLocaleInfo(_WinAPI_GetUserDefaultLCID(), 67 + @MON)
EndFunc   ;==>GetMonth

Func Getyear()
    Return StringRight(@YEAR, 2)
EndFunc   ;==>Getyear

Func _WinAPI_GetLocaleInfo($Locale, $LCType)
    Local $aResult = DllCall("kernel32.dll", "long", "GetLocaleInfo", "long", $Locale, "long", $LCType, "ptr", 0, "long", 0)
    If @error Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")
    Local $lpBuffer = DllStructCreate("char[" & $aResult[0] & "]")
    $aResult = DllCall("kernel32.dll", "long", "GetLocaleInfo", "long", $Locale, "long", $LCType, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($lpBuffer), "long", $aResult[0])
    If @error Or ($aResult[0] = 0) Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")
    Return SetError(0, 0, DllStructGetData($lpBuffer, 1))
EndFunc

Func _WinAPI_GetUserDefaultLCID()
    Local $aResult = DllCall("kernel32.dll", "long", "GetUserDefaultLCID") ; Get the default LCID for this user
    If @error Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    Return SetError(0, 0, $aResult[0])
EndFunc

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picea892

Here's a good example using a GUI. I'm convinced it won't work in this case, but try if you like.

Edited by picea892

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PartyPooper

Most full screen games won't allow you to steal focus. The way I see it, you have two options - either run the game in a window or use an audible alert instead.

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PartyPooper

Oh forgot, there is a third option - use multiple monitors. :mellow:

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czardas

Most full screen games won't allow you to steal focus. The way I see it, you have two options - either run the game in a window or use an audible alert instead.

Audio clock sounds like a really cool idea. You could make it more and more persistant the longer you ignore it. You could call it the nagging clock. :mellow: Edited by czardas

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Tvern

What I'm needing is a script that tells me every hour and half hour in the game by way of /tell (will look goofy sending myself the time but I don't care).

I don't think he's asking for a GUI to be shown, but rather using the ingame chat to display a message.

@BountyHunterx:

I think I recall other people trying to write bots for FF complaining about it preventing them from interacting through scripts. If so, it might be hard to achieve what you want.

Here is a test you can run to see if this is possible.

While 1
    Send("{Enter}")
    Send("/tell ")
    Send("You can send text to this control!")
    Send("{Enter}")
    Sleep(5000)
WEnd

I've never played FF, so I'm not sure how the chat system works, but I assumed "enter" to open chat. "/tell " to specify the tell channel, then your text and then "enter" to send your message.

If you open the script in scite you will see it starting to type, meaning it works. If you then maximise FF it hopefully types in chat.

If it does nothing at all in FF I'd advise you to look at other options.

If it does anything at all in FF, even if it is not exactly what you hoped for there is a good chance it will work.

Keep in mind that this it probably still against the EULA and you are risking your account.

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picea892

Czardas you're on to something.....Here's my take on the nagging clock :mellow:

;http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=100439&st=0&p=718271&hl=speak%20text&fromsearch=1&#entry718271

#include <TTS.au3>

$Default = _StartTTS()
If Not IsObj($Default) Then
    MsgBox(0, 'Error', 'Failed create object')
    Exit
EndIf
_SetRate($Default, 2)
_Speak($Default, 'Please stop playing computer, I miss you.')
sleep(1000)
_Speak($Default, 'The kids are hungry, can you stop playing games')
sleep(1000)
_Speak($Default, 'Dont you think that is enough!')
sleep(1000)
_Speak($Default, 'Dont you have a life outside Final Fantasy 11')
sleep(1000)
_Speak($Default, 'Your wife will not approve of this!')

TTS.au3

Edited by picea892

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czardas

LOL I love it. :mellow:

It needs some random sentence building blocks to generate some quite varied remarks. I'll have a think.

Edited by czardas

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czardas

Here's some ideas:

#include <TTS.au3>

$Default = _StartTTS()
If Not IsObj($Default) Then
    MsgBox(0, 'Error', 'Failed create object')
    Exit
EndIf

Local $asStart[4] = ["Isn't it time ","Isn't it about time ","Don't you think it's time ","It's about time "]
Local $asMid1[4] = ["messing around ","playing ","messing ","fooling around "]
Local $asMid2[3] = ["stupid ","silly ","ridiculous "]
Local $asEnd[3] = ["game!","machine!","Final Fantasy 11"]

_SetRate($Default, 2)
For $i = 0 To 9
    $phrase = $asStart[Random(0,3,1)]&"you stopped "&$asMid1[Random(0,3,1)] &"with that "& $asMid2[Random(0,2,1)]&$asEnd[Random(0,2,1)]
    _Speak($Default, $phrase)
    sleep(1000)
Next

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picea892

Good job! Somehow I find this very therapeutic, I'm not sure why exactly.

Actually it might work to keep the significant other off your back. When they start complaining you've been on the computer too long you can make a deal. Tell her "I'll keep playing the computer but will turn on the autonagger. That time saving device will give you some free time to do whatever you want to do....and still nag me."

The options are limitless here.

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czardas

Added some new stuff. :mellow: Though it was done in a hurry and might need tidying up. Reason => Football.

#include <TTS.au3>

$Default = _StartTTS()
If Not IsObj($Default) Then
    MsgBox(0, 'Error', 'Failed create object')
    Exit
EndIf

Local $asStart[4] = ["Isn't it time ","Isn't it about time ","Don't you think it's time ","It's about time "]
Local $asMid1[4] = ["messing around ","playing ","messing ","fooling around "]
Local $asMid2[3] = ["stupid ","silly ","ridiculous "]
Local $asEnd[3] = ["game!","machine!","Final Fantasy 11"]
Local $tCur, $iHour, $iMin

_SetRate($Default, 2)
For $i = 0 To 9
    $iHour = @HOUR
    $iMin = @MIN
    If $iMin > 30 Then
        $iHour += 1
        $iMin = 60 - $iMin
        $iMin &= " minutes to "
     Else
        $iMin &= " minutes past "
    EndIf
    If $iHour > 12 Then $iHour -= 12

     If StringLeft($iHour, 1) = "0" Then
        $iHour = StringTrimLeft($iHour, 1)
    EndIf
    If StringLeft($iMin, 1) = "0" Then
        $iMin = StringTrimLeft($iMin, 1)
    EndIf
     If StringLeft($iMin, 2) = "15" Then
         $iMin = StringReplace($iMin, "15 minutes", "quarter")
     ElseIf StringLeft($iMin, 2) = "30" Then
         $iMin = StringReplace($iMin, "30 minutes", "half")
     ElseIf StringLeft($iMin,2) = "1 " Then
         $iMin = StringReplace($iMin, "minutes", "minute")
     EndIf
    $sayTime = "It's " & $iMin & $iHour
    _Speak($Default, $sayTime)
    sleep(1000)
    $phrase = $asStart[Random(0,3,1)]&"you stopped "&$asMid1[Random(0,3,1)] &"with that "& $asMid2[Random(0,2,1)]&$asEnd[Random(0,2,1)]
    _Speak($Default, $phrase)
    sleep(Random(2000,5000,1))
Next

Update: Code simplified.

Edited by czardas

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BountyHunterX

Sorry, should have pointed out that I already have several scripts working with FFXI (mostly bots to call the in game macros to level up skills while I'm afk). I just mainly need to know if AutoIT a way of saying if 1 send note to self about time...if 1:30 send time notice, if 2 send time notice etc. I think I got what I want out of those posts though, thanks.

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czardas

I'm glad you got some ideas out of it.

Edited by czardas

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