Prestons Dead? (Bots)

Prestons Dead? // Bots

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saber mage

Jan 30, 2004, 12:27am
Just wandering. I know a lot of people disliked prestons, but really they
were simple and got the job done, and were kinda fun for lazy people like me
:P. They probably are dead, but an updated one or something like one, with
simple scripting and stuff, would be pretty neat. It was fun messing around
wth 'em before :). Thanks for readin.


Jan 30, 2004, 1:15am
They were the only bot I ever managed to figure out...


Jan 30, 2004, 1:36am
same lol... i know how to use x now tho


Citizen#: 323710
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ima genius

Jan 30, 2004, 3:38am
A new Preston version will be released soon. If you have any ideas for it,
post them here or on the ImaBot forums :)

Preston doesn't support scripting because it's all meant to be programmed
through the GUI, without ever writing a single line of code/script.

- Ima :)

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Jan 30, 2004, 5:32am
On 30 Jan 2004 00:38:10 -0500, "ima genius" <webmaster at>
[View Quote] >A new Preston version will be released soon. If you have any ideas for it,
>post them here or on the ImaBot forums :)
>Preston doesn't support scripting because it's all meant to be programmed
>through the GUI, without ever writing a single line of code/script.

That's always been the strength of Preston, and in that sense, much
easier to use than my Xelagots. I'm glad to hear a new version will be
out soon, well needed :)


>- Ima :)
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Jan 30, 2004, 12:57pm
Yes.. it's good news indeed!!

I consider both of your bots indispensable.

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c p

Jan 30, 2004, 6:42pm
Ok i thought you died :-)

heres a list, just for fun;

-A chat window like so you can read and type from the bot.
-ability to read chat in area
-Ability to whisper, type, and send consoles to users
-Surveying, and an update of the handleing list, i find that if i have maybe
20 objects with create name cp1, and make a command to make them
invisibvle, it onyl makes part of them invisible. same for deletion.
-Ability to change world rights, and world features.
allow the action and WorldFeatures/Rights, Worldfeatrures/options,
water, and etc for all the sections, so with simple /commands i can
chaneg anything from skybox, to who has eject.
- an eject command, you have remote ejectign and ejectign for bad phrases,
but i cant make a command for /eject %r
-make the proeprty menu updated, have it scrollable so i could send the bot
explorign and it would make a map for where ever it went.
-have some more
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saber mage

Jan 30, 2004, 8:39pm
Ok thats coolness! Anyways, I've had like a million suggestions in the past,
but I only remember a few so here's there list:

1) Whispering - The bot could console to a single user and reply with a
whisper, but however it could NOT truely whisper itself after a triggered
event. Add the ability to whisper and who to.

2) Finding avatar locations - The preston needs to be able to report the
location of any given avatar (in the current world) and be able to store it
in a variable.

3) Creating objects - With the preston, you have never been able to specify
the Y coordinate (height) to create at, nor any degrees of rotation to
create it with.

4) Precise addition, subtraction, so on... - Preston always rounded the
numbers and never gave the true values.

5) Spaces transfer to undercores - Changing the spaces in any data to
underscores, as a side option when recording data to a variable. Like if you
wanted someone's name as an object name, you couldn't do it otherwise unless
they had no spaces in their names.

6) If's/Else's - Follow-up events. For example, after reducing someone's
health, check if the health variable is equal/less than 0. If it is, send
them somewhere, if it isnt, do nothing.

7) Cit #'s - Preston can find & announce a citnum, but it cannot store one
as a variable. That'd be great.

That's all I got right now, I'll tell ya if I come up with anything more
later on. Thanks.

c p

Feb 2, 2004, 6:21pm
Another thing id like to see is for data.remember

the ability to use variables, <, >, and = and such so that if I want I can

data name:
Value: If %a.>0

and that would also enable me to have
If<0 then teleport %a 0n 0w

so added under the events( phrase, avatar click, etc etc)
have If :-)
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