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Hey, I'm working on a bot for Travian since the old one is out of date and all the others cost money (I hate when people charge money for things like that) Anyways basically what I need is a way to read information from the website and I'm not quite sure how I would go about doing that. Anyone have an ideas?

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Hey, I'm working on a bot for Travian since the old one is out of date and all the others cost money (I hate when people charge money for things like that) Anyways basically what I need is a way to read information from the website and I'm not quite sure how I would go about doing that. Anyone have an ideas?

Getting information from an HTML page is fairly straightforward:

First step is to get the source from the page.

I generally use

$oHTTP = ObjCreate("winhttp.winhttprequest.5.1")
$oHTTP.Open("GET", "http://www.website.com/page.html)
$oHTTP.Send()
$Source = $oHTTP.Responsetext

but you can do the same thing with InetGet() and FileRead().

Then you have to filter out the data you are looking for. For this you can generally use the functions StringSplit() and/or StringRegExp().

Of coarse this will only work if the page you are looking at is just HTML. it will be of absolutely no use if something like flash is used.

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For a bot you might be better off using the IE.au3 functions. _IEImgClick and _IELinkClickByText should be useful.

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For a bot you might be better off using the IE.au3 functions. _IEImgClick and _IELinkClickByText should be useful.

Thanks >_<

_IELinkClickByText works nice ;D

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

For browser games you're definitely better off with HTTP requests, it's way faster.

_IE functions are most likely easier though. But you really won't regret learning HTTP requests!

If you have Firefox then this is a great plugin to get POST contents [ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3829 ].

These WinHttp objects might come handy too [ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384106(VS.85).aspx ].

Goodluck, and enjoy your bot.

Edited by AMp

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For browser games you're definitely better off with HTTP requests, it's way faster.

_IE functions are most likely easier though. But you really won't regret learning HTTP requests!

If you have Firefox then this is a great plugin to get POST contents [ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3829 ].

These WinHttp objects might come handy too [ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384106(VS.85).aspx ].

Goodluck, and enjoy your bot.

Learning XMLHTTPRequest is a good thing, but if IE is already running, in general it will not be faster than _IE functions.

Dale


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

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