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The bird bot (Bots)

The bird bot // Bots

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ryan.

Aug 3, 2001, 10:00pm
I think the "bird bot" should only count as one bot.... because when i log
them in i can't log in my preston it says "you can not have any more bots
online"
I think its silly! and i wish they would fix it!

agent1

Aug 3, 2001, 10:03pm
It logs in three bots...

-Agent1

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eep

Aug 3, 2001, 11:43pm
Yes, bots are VERY silly in and of themselves. They should be integrated into AW (at least as plug-ins) and not require an external program to run. Too bad Roland can't think this modularly...

[View Quote] > I think the "bird bot" should only count as one bot.... because when i log
> them in i can't log in my preston it says "you can not have any more bots
> online"
> I think its silly! and i wish they would fix it!

grimble

Aug 4, 2001, 12:33am
Bots aren't silly, they are a key part to the overall look, feel and
functionality of many worlds. Bots require no visual component by
definition - i.e. they have no need for a dependancy on the browser - so why
make them a plugin of the browser?

Ryan obviously doesn't understand what the concepts are behind bots and I'm
afraid you may be missing the point here also Eep.

Grims.

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tony m

Aug 4, 2001, 3:16am
thats the whole POINT of bird BOTS (note the 's' at the end).. duh!
ask AWC if you want your bot limit increased, or run bots on multiple
cit #s.

[View Quote] >I think the "bird bot" should only count as one bot.... because when i log
>them in i can't log in my preston it says "you can not have any more bots
>online"
>I think its silly! and i wish they would fix it!
>
>

eep

Aug 4, 2001, 3:42am
Most, if not all, bot functions can (and should) be integrated into AW. Since Roland doesn't have enough time (or "priority"--read, go-ahead from his mindless masters Rick and JP), bots should instead be plug-ins controlled through well-designed, comprehensive GUIs (ala Preston, which needs a bit of work, mind you). Anyway, once the base GUI "control panel" was in place, any "bot plug-in" would work since it would just mean new text strings, perhaps a new dialog or 2 (or 3 or 4), etc.

The POINT of plugins are so that external programs aren't required to run, which suck up more memory, CPU, and hard drive space. It's SUCH a horrendous design to require external programs running alongside the main program in order to get added functionality--and it's not like the bots are compatible with each other either. I had (have) an idea for modular bots that no one wanted to listen to either, which is why we have the bot mess we do today: redundant commands, crappy GUIs, and complex, confusing script languages. Blah--it's all shit. I only use Preston and even it sucks a lot of the time: lag, crashing, hanging, lack of functionality, etc, etc.

Just make the fucking bots plugins and be done with it already. Fucking A...it's like people can't even THINK creatively or something anymore...

[View Quote] > Bots aren't silly, they are a key part to the overall look, feel and
> functionality of many worlds. Bots require no visual component by
> definition - i.e. they have no need for a dependancy on the browser - so why
> make them a plugin of the browser?
>
> Ryan obviously doesn't understand what the concepts are behind bots and I'm
> afraid you may be missing the point here also Eep.
>
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andras

Aug 4, 2001, 6:32am
[View Quote] I thought you think sometimes but I was wrong:)

The main concept of the bot is a remote plug-in for the SERVER and not for the browser.
How do you think to make the bot as a plug-in to the browser when the browser is not online 24/7?
What if the bot needs much faster connection than your browser?

ehhh, I'm just wastimg my time to answer to you

Andras

xelag

Aug 4, 2001, 9:48am
Ryan, try this, maybe it works:

log in 2 bots, any bots.

start the bird bot, only one should log in

stop you first 2 bots if you want, you will have 2 bot slots free.

Not sure if this works, but worth a try :)

XelaG

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kah

Aug 4, 2001, 11:07am
one bot = one avatar. so if they only logged in 1, you wouldn't get the bird
group effect and the bird would be just boring. I think you can buy bot
limit extensions from the AWC, and for special events you can kindly ask
them for a temporary extension, like I did once (they're kind enough to
grant it too).

KAH

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the derek

Aug 4, 2001, 2:15pm
yeah theyre 20 bucks for 3 bots... might as well
just buy more cits...although youd have to renew
every one kinda makes you feel like you paid for
nothing but bots for your cit lol

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trekkerx

Aug 4, 2001, 11:22pm
Why don't someone make the Bird Bot program, have an option to select 1, 2, 3, or
more bots?

[View Quote] > yeah theyre 20 bucks for 3 bots... might as well
> just buy more cits...although youd have to renew
> every one kinda makes you feel like you paid for
> nothing but bots for your cit lol
>
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xelag

Aug 5, 2001, 1:47pm
You can use a xelagot for that, you don't need a script. Just adjust the
random movement parameters of one bot to look like a bird flight, and make
one or more follow or join that bot or each other. like bot1 does a random
movement, bot2 joins bot1, bot3 follows bot2 etc... use your imagination :)

XelaG

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lanezeri

Aug 5, 2001, 3:56pm
Why don't you? Don't say others can do things if you can do it as well.. do
it.. if you want it then do it..

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brandon

Aug 5, 2001, 5:57pm
why dont YOU? Shutup and stop trying to make people do things becuase you
tell them too. He can say whatever the hell he wants. It was just a
suggestion.

-Brandon

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lanezeri

Aug 5, 2001, 6:45pm
Why the hell should I make it? I didn't want it... if he suggests something
then it should be in the wishlist now shouldn't it? YOU shut up and stop
thinking you are a god...

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brandon

Aug 5, 2001, 6:46pm
lol...a god

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brandon

Aug 5, 2001, 6:47pm
and it IS in the wishlist :)

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ryan.

Aug 5, 2001, 9:36pm
UH! well sorry for asking!
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ryan.

Aug 5, 2001, 9:37pm
or u huys not talkin to me?
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wing

Aug 5, 2001, 9:43pm
It's okay, he's just here to yell and scream and be a flaming hypocrite. If you have any respect for your sanity, leave now.
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ryan.

Aug 5, 2001, 9:45pm
me leave now, wing? or him?
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wing

Aug 5, 2001, 9:59pm
You, you'll be driven insane within the month.

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ananas

Aug 6, 2001, 1:42am
Good idea but I tried and it didn't work, it complained
"Bot 3 could not be started"
and killed the 2 other skunks (I used that AV) too.

Volker

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j b e l l

Aug 6, 2001, 6:20am
Do you mind if I ask why anyone would use bird bot in the first place? Is it really worth raising a big deal about?

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ima genius

Aug 6, 2001, 12:09pm
Hi,
A new version of BirdBot will be released soon which allows you to
choose how many birds to run :)
- Ima

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xelag

Aug 7, 2001, 11:06pm
Great news, Ima!

XelaG

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ananas

Aug 10, 2001, 8:11pm
(=B0v=B0)

[View Quote] > Hi,
> A new version of BirdBot will be released soon which allows you to
> choose how many birds to run :)
> - Ima

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ananas

Sep 21, 2001, 8:43pm
What is "soon"? (I like bots with only few buttons :)

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