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Old 04-24-2014, 01:52 AM
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Default New map desktop app coming soon (as long as it's still kosher with p99 rules)

Please read the first part here, it has been updated - the bottom part left in for
consistency:

UPDATE - APP EXE (executable) IS READY FOR DOWNLOAD AND USE (initial version)

UPDATE - New build with friend sync is enabled, includes support for RED99 logs and a help page for people having trouble setting up their eq path. If you're savvy, you can even sync friend to friend (bypassing my http://ahungry.com server) to keep inclusive friend tracking

Ok, not really that savvy, just add to your settings.lisp
Code:
(setf *sync-url* "http://ip-address-to-your-bud.com:4444")
and make sure they're running the app as well.


Check it out!

https://github.com/ahungry/p99-patcher

Read the page there for help setting it up, the binary (exe file) can be found at:

http://ahungry.com/p99-patcher-min.7z

Just download, extract via 7-zip and you'll be able to double click the ".bat" file to launch it (it will open your default web browser to the patcher home page), you can then scroll down and click "Mapper" to open in a new tab the fun new map app!

Any and all feedback continues to be welcome! [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]

You can edit the settings.lisp if you have trouble with a non-standard EQ path, but the easiest
fix is to create a shortcut/symlink from your non-standard EQ path to a standard path, so
going to C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest will end up taking you to the install directory of EQ.

Make sure you have a maps/ and logs/ directories or the program will run into issues.

In the next build I'll add some additional error handling so it doesn't just die under those conditions.

Original post below:

Hi all,

In an effort to add some utility to my p99-patcher (https://github.com/ahungry/p99-patcher) I have added a new map app.

The tool only reads your log data (similar to the auction tracker uploader) - it does not touch raw packets or any memory/p99 files, so should be legal per policy.

The app will look through your log file for the latest /loc you have done, and map your location on the zone you are currently in.

I have plans to expand and have shared maps (latest player locations stored on my server), so you could set up a shared map account for your guild, and be able to view any guildie's location (if they were using the app and a /loc macro bound to a movement key) in real time (even across zones).

The current maps include all the details the Sony maps do (and are drawn client side in your web browser at http://localhost:4444/mapper/?map-name=ecommons (or whatever zone)).

I have plans to go through the wiki/allakhazam/eqatlas and update the map files to include the location data for static camps, so you would see pinpoints on a map that include:
  • Your current location (thanks to a /loc macro)
  • Your friends/guildies current locations (or maybe a global shared loc list)
  • The data Sony provides (class trainer locations etc.)
  • Mob spawns (maybe paths mapped out sometime as well)

The mapping is 100% real time if you do continually use your /loc macro.

I have a little work to do on auto-detecting the player's current zone (will have to have users do a /who all themself, or see if a message is entered into log when zoning), at which point i'll put up a static windows exe for download/use (the p99 patcher exe I have right now available does not have these mapper updates).

You can get it early or review the source on my github at https://github.com/ahungry/p99-patcher

Screenshot:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ahungry/p99-patcher/master/p99-mapper.png
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:14 AM
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already confirmed OK to read log files with 3rd party.. no automation involved so kosher.

already something like this available too, but you know it will be good from this guy
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:54 AM
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:29 AM
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Any chance this will run under wine?
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:08 AM
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What other utilities are out there that are like this? Or even what else am I missing for just eq programs that aren't illegal?
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:15 AM
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:20 AM
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heh, disabling of in game maps have been officially made moot [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:45 AM
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Any chance this will run under wine?
sure will, I only use wine myself [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:51 PM
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How do we run this? I don't understand completely what we're to do.
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