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Hi I'm having problems getting desired results from PixelGetColor() while using it in a fullscreen game. It's always returning 0. The strange thing is, sometimes after starting the script it works PERFECTLY (returning non-zero values) as desired but then when it stops working, it will not work again until you terminate it and start it over. Most times it will not work at all.

I've tried many combinations with different values for Opt("PixelCoordMode", X) and Opt("MouseCoordMode", X)... No reliable results. Though I can say that the times that it DID work, both those parameters were set to 1.

Things to note:

1. I've downloaded the latest AutoIt (downloaded and installed today)

2. I'm running Vista with Aero disabled

3. I'm running a game that uses Game Guard v1195

4. I've compiled my AutoIt code and run it in 'Administrative mode'

5. I'm a software engineer but have no windows development background

6. I've been scouring the forums and the documentation for the past 5 hours and gotten nowhere.

7. http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=77616 is a similar post to this but no answer.

Here is the code I'm using to test the functionality:

HotKeySet("^!a", "GetInfo")
HotKeySet("^!k", "Terminate")

While 1

Func GetInfo()
    $pos = MouseGetPos()
    $color = PixelGetColor($pos[0], $pos[1])
    MsgBox(0, "Mouse x,y:", $pos[0] & "," & $pos[1] & "  color = " & Hex($color,6))

Func Terminate()
    Exit 0

Thank you, in advance.

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Bump (It's almost 24 hours, I hope the bump doesn't anger you guys).

I still can't get any results. This is killing me and a crucial ingredient of my overall project. I'd REALLY appreciate any form of guidance.

Also, I've followed instructions in http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=65235 but to no avail. Its still returning zero all the time.

Any ideas? Anyone else having the same problem?

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Hey, just wanted to tell you that i got the same prob.

I'm trying to write a bot for GuildWars, with the latest AutoIt version an Windows Vista. (is this maybe a OS-Problem?)

It seems that all Pixel functions are working (most cases ~ 95%) in outposts and citys,

but when i try to get them running in a special mission im getting FFFFFF or 000000 values.

This makes intelligent coding almost impossible.

Some users in this forum have the same problems too: http://www.elitepvpers.de.

Edited by MortaDella

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will you think that is because of Game Guard? sometime not only get pixel color, even simulate input also failed

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Dont think its a Game Guard issue; Guild Wars isn't using it at all.

Tvern has/had the same problems: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...;hl=pixel+vista

Ok, here is what i already tried:


Opt("PixelCoordMode", 1)

-added a window handle to the pixelchksum's

-compiled to a exe and run under admin

No solution yet. A few times it runs correctly but in most cases it doesn't.

Edit 1: @Volly... I'm using WinWaitActive("Guild Wars") so i think its active.

Edited by MortaDella

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Edit 1: @Volly... I'm using WinWaitActive("Guild Wars") so i think its active.

Does nobody have an idea? Vista has become the stadard OS. So whats your plan for the future? :P

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Vista has become the stadard OS.


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