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Smart Draw CI
Note #7795
posted on Tech
Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 20:07

Does anyone have the Smart Draw CI software? A handful
of EK maps were created with Smart Draw and when we 
downloaded the trial copy to open/save as jpg, all
of the files have this lovely watermark that is
extremely distracting, so I'd like to get clean 
copies of the maps for sharing with the mud.

If anyone can assist, please contact me.
JIRA software training providers
Note #7794
posted on Tech
Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 18:24
Looking for a JIRA software online training for a technical team.
Presently they use a JIRA software implementation but it's not well
maintained. So they are looking for a good training to best utilize it. 
   
So far I've looked at Lynda & Atlassian's JIRA software training. The
problem with JIRA's is it doesn't look very in-depth.
  
Does anyone have any suggested alternates JIRA software trainings? 
free CAD programs for beginner.
Note #7793
posted on Tech
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 12:03
Hi,

I'd like to create one thing and only that one thing in such program.
So, I'm not interested to dig through all the available programs and 
would like to ask if some of you had some experience with those instead.

The thing I'd like to do is a simple knob.. a button with a few tricks.
Is there a good simple CAD program that can animate my button, calculate
friction & elasticity with different materials and be easy enough for
beginner?

Thx,
VLN
Re: Alias for literal command in MUSHclient ++
Note #7792
posted on Tech
Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 12:22
Reply to: Note 7791 posted by Crowley

After pointing this out to Nick, he mentioned that the space only works when
the alias is anchored to start at the beginning (so for example, "*foo*" would
still execute the alias with space (and to be fair, also with my literal
alias)), and only would work if the MUD strips out leading spaces. Just an FYI
for anyone trying to replicate this.
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: Alias for literal command in MUSHclient +
Note #7791
posted on Tech
Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 17:30
Reply to: Note 7790 posted by Magna

Oh geez, I can't believe I forgot that simple execution. And here I was, asking
Nick to implement such an option in MUSH on the forums!
 
Thanks for reminding us about the simple space!
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: Alias for literal command in MUSHclient
Note #7790
posted on Tech
Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 17:28
Reply to: Note 7789 posted by Crowley

>For those who don't know, in z/CMUD, you could use ~ to
>bypass aliase use. For example, if you had an alias for drink, but you 
>wanted to bypass that alias for a goal, you would simply type ~drink 
>and it would send the literal command "drink".

Doesn't everybody just use " drink" to bypass aliases? Works to bypass
client-side and server-side aliases. The only time it wouldn't work is
if you had an alias which wasn't "beginning-of-line" anchored, which is
an unusual situation (but does happen for some reasons).

Abe
Alias for literal command in MUSHclient
Note #7789
posted on Tech
Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 12:48
Tymme asked a question on tech regarding a 'literal' command similar to what
z/CMUD has. For those who don't know, in z/CMUD, you could use ~ to
bypass aliase use. For example, if you had an alias for drink, but you wanted
to bypass that alias for a goal, you would simply type ~drink and it would send
the literal command "drink".
 
I've written a quick alias to do just that, for those who are interested. If
it's already a feature in MUSHclient and I've missed it, all the better,
otherwise, I'm surprised this doesn't already exist. Anyway, see the alias
below:
 

  
  Send("%1")
  

 
Just copy that, open up Aliases, and click 'Paste'.
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: Business E-mail providers +
Note #7788
posted on Tech
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 12:43
Reply to: Note 7787 posted by Koala

I've been using Zimbra since my company does not want to provide me with
an Office license key, and I quite hate it. I get a lot of flak for my
signature being a jumbled mess, no matter how much I fix it, and quite
frequently you're not sure whether your email has been sent or not, because
errors will appear regularly.

That's my personal take on the platform.
Re: Business E-mail providers
Note #7787
posted on Tech
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 12:28
Reply to: Note 7783 posted by Grae

If you don`t have problems in hosting the solution, you can always try Zimbra.
It is a long time alternative to Microsoft Exchange and it can be used well in
several corporate scenarios.

There are some other options, but I think no one of them have a community
version right now.

Koala
Re: scripting
Note #7786
posted on Tech
Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:58
Reply to: Note 7779 posted by LoneWolf

> When I get into scripting

Where?

> and click on acceleratorto

Where?
Re: Business E-mail providers
Note #7784
posted on Tech
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:02
Reply to: Note 7783 posted by Grae

>Does anyone have any suggested alternates? As I said, the management accounts
>need to be able to see all incoming emails (without having to individually
>connect to each user), as well as see all outgoing (BCC).

If they're not looking to maintain a server, I'd have to recommend going
with Microsoft's Office365. If they're just doing email, it's $4/user/month,
which is less than the paid gmail options, and you can configure it to bcc
incoming and/or outgoing emails using rules.

I know that you mentioned that they want to see all messages, but typically
I'd create a monitored group, and then make the rule based on that group.
That would allow the flexibility to do things like exclude the owner's
messages from what manager's can see, or to have Sales Manager receive
the messages from her team, and Service Manager receive the messages from
his team.

Of course it also helps to have that bcc recipient be its own mailbox so 
you're not directly cluttering the management mailboxes. You can use the
relatively recent Office 365 Groups feature to even give each manager the
choice as to how they receive it. When you're a member of a group, you
can choose to receive a copy of each message to the group, or to just have
the group mailbox show up on your system.

Abe
Business E-mail providers
Note #7783
posted on Tech
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:15
Looking for a new E-mail provider for an SME company. 
Presently they use an outdated AWS deployment but can no
longer maintain the system. So they are looking for a new E-mail provider.

So far I've looked at Zoho & G-mail, the problem they have with Zoho is they
cannot see all incoming emails for employee accounts (this is a must have)
and G-mail will be very expensive as they increase the # of users (~50).

Does anyone have any suggested alternates? As I said, the management accounts
need to be able to see all incoming emails (without having to individually
connect to each user), as well as see all outgoing (BCC).

Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial ++
Note #7782
posted on Tech
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 01:16
Reply to: Note 7768 posted by DjVoltron

Mushclient is endorsed by Lasher and the rest of the administration, because
they know it will generally enchance the game and increase enjoyment for the
people playing it.  They endorse it even though they know it can be used to do
bad things, and help us not do those things by setting rules for us.  They
even tolerate what they see as 'grey area' because they know that disagreeing
with something doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad - but the extent and
existence of that area is ultimately up to them.

I think of it as an alternate scenario that would have played out if Zeus had
not so jealously guarded fire as his own.  When Prometheus stole it, Zeus
treated him with anger and vengeance, not understanding that keeping fire to
himself only drove Prometheus' curiosity and desire further.  Punishing
Prometheus did nothing to put the cat back in the bag.  It just made Zeus
sort-of-but-not-really feel better, and made him look like an ass besides.

The better decision would have been to give fire to the mortals (in essence,
that's what endorsing mushclient does) and setting some limits on its use.  Do
cool things with it, have fun with it, build stuff, make things happen.  Just
don't do anything that breaks the world or makes things worse.  Be smart and
responsible about what you're doing.  Here's the list of what not to do, if
you do them it's a problem, keep doing them and you're a problem, and you'll
both be solved if needs be.

Entirely reasonable and enlightened, and clearly intended.  By your own logic,
you should have no problem with people using scripts in general.

It makes sense
Re: StatMon - What is position (number) +
Note #7781
posted on Tech
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 01:05
Reply to: Note 7761 posted by Tymme

The state numbers given in help telopts are those sent via GMCP.

Statmon sends different numbers than GMCP:

1 - asleep
2 - resting
3 - sitting
4 - in combat
5 - standing, not in combat

There are no values to describe afk or running state.  I'm not sure if those
five are the only states sent via statmon.  Note/desc edit likewise give no
change of state as they send no statmon tag.
LF advice in re computer power supplies.
Note #7780
posted on Tech
Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 22:39
Hi all,

Looking at my laptop I see that it runs on ~11.1 volts DC.

How tolerant are computers' internal power handling circuits to small over-
voltages?  Specifically, ~12.9 volts (lead-acid boat battery)?  Do they just
go pop immediately, or do they have some capability to buck or otherwise
handle the extra 2 volts?

Thanks for any help or information.
scripting
Note #7779
posted on Tech
Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 08:39
Hello all, I am new to scripting but I am trying to learn with the
video's online. When I get into scripting and click on acceleratorto it
launches my inet browser and sends me to microsoft website. Can anyone
tell me how to stop it from doing that please? Thanks.
Re: macros
Note #7778
posted on Tech
Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 11:28
Reply to: Note 7777 posted by LoneWolf

It's not predefined but you could set one up with an accelerator.  See
https://www.gammon.com.au/scripts/doc.php?function=Accelerator
for more info.
 
If you have numpad and haven't set up numpad-0, 1, etc., you could use those,
under settings > input > keypad.
macros
Note #7777
posted on Tech
Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 10:27
Hello, can anyone tell me how to add a specific key to the macro list
under the macro settings if its not in there? For example, when i go to
the macro settings, the INS key is not in there, so I am wondering
how to add that key so I can use that key for a macro. Thanks.
Normalize aduo across several video files
Note #7776
posted on Tech
Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 17:14
I run Plex Media Server to several Rokus.  At night, I fall asleep to Futurama.
However, about 15% of the episodes are much louder than the rest, so I either
set the volume low to hear normal episodes and get blasted awake, or can barely
hear the normal ones to keep the louder ones at a decent volume.
 
I've tried searching on normalizing audio but either find how to do it for mp3
music, or audiophiles that say not to do it because it's not the author's
desired sound or whatever.
 
I figure they all need to be re-transcoded as a batch with normalized audio,
but does anyone have suggestions on what to use/how to do so?  The files are
.wmv and  .mp4 formats but don't know if I need other info.
AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial ++++++
Note #7775
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 16:57
Reply to: Note 7773 posted by Tymme

Fellas fellas, take this to commit message squabbling like a real project
Re: my scripts - a neat feature
Note #7774
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 16:08
Reply to: Note 7766 posted by Hadar

i just pushed an update that put hadarmagic 5000 into my levelreport
script!


Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial ++++++
Note #7773
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 15:05
Reply to: Note 7772 posted by Cheezburger

If only we had a project where he could learn to write his own scripts instead
of relying on someone else and poopoo'ing all over their work that they haven't
even publicly revealed yet!  If only....
Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial +++++
Note #7772
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 14:51
Reply to: Note 7771 posted by Noumenon

As much as I'd like to call DJ a bot, I can confirm he's not. I wrote his
scripts :P
Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial ++++
Note #7771
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 14:48
Reply to: Note 7770 posted by Cheezburger

I dont bot hard often, but when I do bot hard, I bot voltron.xml 
Stay volted my friends.
Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial +++
Note #7770
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 14:47
Reply to: Note 7769 posted by Tymme

Get 'em
Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial ++
Note #7769
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 14:40
Reply to: Note 7768 posted by DjVoltron

I have scripts to make sounds for channels I don't normally see in main window,
highlight things in better colors that are easier for me to see, etc.  "Script"
does not automatically equal "automating the game".  I highly doubt Secret Bot
Project #69 (no relation to the Imm project) wouldn't be advertised on tech.
 
Why the negativity?  Let the community enjoy the game they want.  Geez.
Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial +
Note #7768
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 14:37
Reply to: Note 7767 posted by Sammael

Looking forward to the day where mudders play
the game themselves as it was intended instead of
having a computer play for them!
Oh wait, this is aard, never going to happen.
A guy can dream though.
Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial
Note #7767
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 03:50
Reply to: Note 7764 posted by Kobus

Looking forward to see what you guys come up with!

Sam
my scripts - a neat feature
Note #7766
posted on Tech
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 13:05
Hey,

(infomercial voice)
I have been working on my double predict script, and my repop script,
mainly because I wanted to learn something new,
and I did! both those scripts contain hadarmagic 5000! so what exactly is
hadarmagic 5000? well glad you asked.


Have you ever wanted to change the way your scripts looked, but could not
be bothered to go into the code and do it.
well now you dont have to, with hadarmagic 5000! we made it super simple,
you just type a command and boom up pops a box that tells you some
variables to use
simply put them in (as many or as few as you want) add some color, and
boom your output is just the way you want it!


TL
DR my scripts from this point forward (if i can) will contain code that
lets you change how the script looks


All this can be found on: https://github.com/zzyzzyzzx/Hadar
AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial
Note #7764
posted on Tech
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 19:51
Metria, Hadar and myself have just begun work on an introductory tutorial
to understanding scripting in AardMUSH. If anyone would like to contribute
please let me know via tells/notes.

The tutorial will cover the following topics:

 Aliases
 Triggers
 Variables
 Basic Lua scripting

Among some other basic information on the subject as well as being a resource
to finding further reading for new users.

-Kobus
Re: Ascii Map +
Note #7763
posted on Tech
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 21:23
Reply to: Note 7762 posted by Abelinc

Thanks all,

Abe's solution was what i was looking for!

Raaigar
Re: Ascii Map
Note #7762
posted on Tech
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 09:26
Reply to: Note 7759 posted by Raaigar

>Out of nowhere, my ascii mapper has stopped working the way i want it to.
>Before, it used to update with me as i moved around with no issue. Now, it
>will only update if "automap" is turned on. This wouldn't be a problem except
>with automap turned on, as i move, i see the ascii map after each room
>description.

Automap is always required for the miniwindow to work, as that's how it
receives the map from the MUD.

To make it so that it ONLY shows in the miniwindow and not also in the 
main window, right-click the automap miniwindow, and change the setting
for "Also show map in main window".

Abe
Re: StatMon - What is position (number)
Note #7761
posted on Tech
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 09:11
Reply to: Note 7758 posted by Cytan

'help telopts' has a list at the very bottom; the position number is after the
100, (5 is note mode, 3 is fully active, 9 is sleeping, etc.).
Re: Ascii Map
Note #7760
posted on Tech
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 08:59
Reply to: Note 7759 posted by Raaigar

Check if your tags are on. Possibility is that the mapper updates based
on when and if it receives map tags. Type 'tags'.
Ascii Map
Note #7759
posted on Tech
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 08:22
Hi All,

Out of nowhere, my ascii mapper has stopped working the way i want it to.
Before, it used to update with me as i moved around with no issue. Now, it
will only update if "automap" is turned on. This wouldn't be a problem except
with automap turned on, as i move, i see the ascii map after each room
description.

This didn't used to happen and if i turn automap off, then the ascii mapper
does not update which renders it useless. Does anyone know how to fix this?

For reference, i'm using Mushclient Version 5.06-pre and when i say ascii
mapper, i'm referring to the Aardwolf Ascii Mapper plugin.

Thanks,

Raaigar
StatMon - What is position (number)
Note #7758
posted on Tech
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 07:37
StatMon - What is position (number)

Hello, according to statmon the last value is position (number) and I have a
value of 5.  At first I thought it was equivalent to the GMCP Status value but
5 = Writing Note, not You Are Standing.

What is this this position for?

Thanks in advance, Cytan
Re: New error.
Note #7756
posted on Tech
Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 13:16
Reply to: Note 7754 posted by Teleron

This occurs when using Bast's scripts, specifically "xBroadcast_SpellSkills".
The easy fix is to disable it.  The short-term fix is to reload the plugin.
The easy, short-term fix is to type 'plugins reload bss'.


--Ylar
Re: New error.
Note #7755
posted on Tech
Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 12:47
Reply to: Note 7754 posted by Teleron

>You have become better at aid! (91%)
>Trigger function "skillgain" not found or had a previous error.
>It happens every time I gain a % in a skill or spell.

When you get that "previous error" message, it basically means that
at some point in your current launch of MUSHclient, a script function
within a plugin has crashed. The first time a given script function 
crashes, MUSHclient gives you a bunch of lines with details about 
the crash, but you may not have been looking at the screen to see it.
The MUSHclient effectively "forgets" that that particular function exists
so that it doesn't have to deal with that crash again.

Especially if you don't see the initial-crash text, the first 
troubleshooting step is basically to not bother troubleshooting
and take "The IT Crowd" approach...just quit and relaunch MUSHclient
(in other words, "have you tried turning it off and back on again?")
Sometimes a crash is just a crash, and you'll never know what happened/why.
If it does indeed happen again, then you can look for a root cause to
correct.

In this case, it would be a plugin which needs to care about you learning 
new skills/spells. That means that it's about extremely likely to be a 
plugin for spellups.

Hope this helps,
Abe
New error.
Note #7754
posted on Tech
Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 10:53
I started getting this error today, and I am not sure what 
plugin it comes from:
You have become better at aid! (91%)
Trigger function "skillgain" not found or had a previous error.
It happens every time I gain a % in a skill or spell.
Re: xrt comes to blowtorch +
Note #7752
posted on Tech
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 05:31
Reply to: Note 7751 posted by Fiendish

for mobile users to break the two minute barrier would require a
mob database to be integrated in to the search system, which is how
lots of the sub 2 minuters do their gqs so fast
Re: xrt comes to blowtorch
Note #7751
posted on Tech
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 20:47
Reply to: Note 7750 posted by Shindo

I can't wait for the first 2 minute gq win from a mobile phone.
xrt comes to blowtorch
Note #7750
posted on Tech
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 13:53
as the subject line suggest xrt is now a part of my AllInOne
plugin collection. it uses the names from areas keyword 1 200
there is only one known problem as of now and that is that .xrt terra
will take you to terramire not cracks of terra
visit
http://aardwolfshindo.xtgem.com and download AllInOne.zip and
follow the installation instructions, you don't already
have the plugins installed.

Shindo
ps remember you can assign this to a button ->
 .keyboard popup .xrt
combat spell/skill selector
Note #7749
posted on Tech
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 04:48
I'm in the process of writing a plugin for blowtorch that
will update the main combat spell/skill as you level. The easy bit is done,
ie advancing the spell/skill based on level and tier but I would like
some advice regarding the skills/spells for each class.
I'll be doing something special for thieves because once they get
backstab they will want to use that and then probably
strangle as well later.
I will also at some stage work on lists for each subclass but for now i
would appreciate your input for each class.

thanks
Shindo
Re: Lua / C.
Note #7745
posted on Tech
Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 16:28
Reply to: Note 7744 posted by Starling

>If I write a program in C, how do I get Mushclient/Lua to send data to it?

How I'd do it would depend on what kind of data and how often you're trying
to send the data.
Options:
    Call your progam with the data as command-line arguments.
        Good for smallish amounts of discrete data
    Put the data into a tempfile, and have your program read that file
        Good for larger amounts of data or funkier formats
    Use COM objects
        Good for a full bi-directional "conversation" between MUSHclient
        and your program. Requires your program to be more complex, to
        understand how to handle the COM stuff.


Hope this helps,
Mike
Lua / C.
Note #7744
posted on Tech
Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 20:34
If I write a program in C, how do I get Mushclient/Lua to send data to it?
Re: Blowtorch tutorial on Button Sets +
Note #7743
posted on Tech
Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 13:54
Reply to: Note 7742 posted by Uchiwa

I had that same problem when I first started.
Unfortunately there does not appear to be a way
to fix that, so I remade that whole button set,
and I just dont use the top row in my
9 loadsets.
Re: Blowtorch tutorial on Button Sets
Note #7742
posted on Tech
Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 10:15
Reply to: Note 7739 posted by Shindo

hay, great works lol
i have a question on the button set stuff, 
for some reason the north, up and score buttons
are under other buttons
like up is under the settings button and north is under a button tha
that minimizes everything
and the score button goes to a drop down listbox
and i can't move these buttons. any tips?
please and thanks.
Pwar's Plugin Manager
Note #7740
posted on Tech
Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 11:08
I have just updated my showmap plugin to include a link to Huko's map for
Arboretum as well as updating a couple other areas and map links.
 
showmap, mudbin, soundpack, and my version of S&D can all be installed and
updated to their most recent versions via Pwar's Plugin Manager (ppm).
 
This requires at least version 1955 of Fiendish' client package. You
should probably update anyways. (checkversion)
 
Download link for ppm:
https://github.com/hudmond/ppm/raw/master/Pwars_Plugin_Manager_v1.33.zip
 
this can also be found via finger Pwar
Blowtorch tutorial on Button Sets
Note #7739
posted on Tech
Sunday, September 9, 2018 @ 08:26
Hi all Blowtorch users

I have written a shortish tutorial about setting up Button Sets for
my Quest and Campaign helper plugin.

http://aardwolfshindo.xtgem.com

You will find the link to it at the bottom of the page. Any feed
back about the tutorial will be appreciated.

I do hope this helps some of you play the game more easily.
Thanks
Shindo
Re: GMCP mapper
Note #7738
posted on Tech
Monday, September 3, 2018 @ 01:53
'mapper help config'

'mapper show'