[CyberBob] CPHL

edited August 2001 in General Discussion

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  • edited December 1969
    Hey

    I just wanted to let you know that I cannot connect to CPHL with zombie anymore. 1.5+ works fine, although I try not to use it. :(

    Did you upgrade to 1.8.5 server software? There are issues with zombie and a few other third party clients with the "latest" server...

    -CB
  • edited December 1969
    Re: CPHL

    Hey

    I just wanted to let you know that I cannot connect to CPHL with
    zombie anymore. 1.5+ works fine, although I try not to use it.
    :(

    Did you upgrade to 1.8.5 server software? There are issues with
    zombie and a few other third party clients with the
    "latest" server...

    This is all pretty wierd. They (the makers of Zombie) are obviously not following the protocol properly. My bot, which has a small subset of the protocol implemented, doesn't seem to have any problems connecting. And the protocol guide I used was based on newly discovered 1.5 additions (although for all intents and purposes it could be considered a 1.2.x bot). My 1.2.3 client works fine, too.

    One thing about the protocol that developers may overlook is the fact that transaction objects can be passed in any order, so if they're expecting a certain order and don't receive it from the server (maybe the new Hotline servers are mixing things up in some attempt to bust non-Hotline clients, who knows), then the client will break.

    That's just one thing that might be going wrong. But the server's not doing anything wrong.

    --MuffinHead

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  • edited December 1969
    Re: CPHL

    This is all pretty wierd. They (the makers of Zombie) are
    obviously not following the protocol properly. My bot, which has
    a small subset of the protocol implemented, doesn't seem to have
    any problems connecting. And the protocol guide I used was based
    on newly discovered 1.5 additions (although for all intents and
    purposes it could be considered a 1.2.x bot). My 1.2.3 client
    works fine, too.

    Zombie is created for HXD and not for "real" hotline servers, but using hotline in X is not good :( (and hotline has an inferior interface compared to zombie)
  • edited December 1969
    Re: CPHL

    Zombie is created for HXD and not for "real" hotline
    servers, but using hotline in X is not good :( (and hotline has
    an inferior interface compared to zombie)

    All interface discussions aside, if Zombie's not created to the Hotline protocol spec, then I'm not surprised it doesn't work with Hotline servers. You shouldn't be surprised either. 8)

    Tschüß

    --MuffinHead

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  • edited December 1969
    hl and bots

    All interface discussions aside, if Zombie's not created to the
    Hotline protocol spec, then I'm not surprised it doesn't work
    with Hotline servers. You shouldn't be surprised either. 8)

    Oh it does, just not with 1.8.5 :) Hence I cant log into CPHL with my login script. I wonder of FB works with CPHL.

    Anyhow. We at subnova (hl.subnova.com) have a little problem with your game tracker and since I already am posting here I thought I add this too:

    Message generated at 7:44AM CST (999089099699864)

    Error!
    Your last Private Message was not properly formatted.
    Reply with "help" (without quotation marks) for list of legal commands.
    Original message follows:

    new
    UT:MR DM
    62.46.171.6
    M:R avaliable at ut.evihcra.com

    ----

    and

    ----

    Busy getting your info... try this command again.

    ---

    I got those right after I tried to announce a new game. Also the bot doesent seem to announce any new games at our place and yes, both "chat" and "get info" are enabled. Hope that helps... :/ Oh and while I am on it, I was wondering if we could change the name (at least of the login that shows up on our server) less boring and give it an icon of our iconset?

    -CB
  • edited December 1969
    Re: hl and bots

    Anyhow. We at subnova (hl.subnova.com) have a little problem
    with your game tracker and since I already am posting here I
    thought I add this too:

    Message generated at 7:44AM CST (999089099699864)

    Error!
    Your last Private Message was not properly formatted.
    Reply with "help" (without quotation marks) for list
    of legal commands.
    Original message follows:

    new
    UT:MR DM
    62.46.171.6
    M:R avaliable at ut.evihcra.com

    ----

    and

    ----

    Busy getting your info... try this command again.

    ---

    I got those right after I tried to announce a new game.

    Yes, both of those messages will be sent at the same time if the bot hasn't obtained your IP address yet. The bot logs all usage to file, including your IP, so I can lock out people who fuxor with it.

    Now, if you wait a second or two and then send that command a second time, does it still give you that error?

    Also the
    bot doesent seem to announce any new games at our place

    That's on purpose. The bot went silent because of the abuse. I can easily turn on the chat again, if you wish. You can have it set to announce any or all of: new game, game open, game closed, game over, game notes edited.

    and yes,
    both "chat" and "get info" are enabled. Hope
    that helps... :/ Oh and while I am on it, I was wondering if we
    could change the name (at least of the login that shows up on
    our server) less boring and give it an icon of our iconset?

    What would you like the name to be?
    What icon # do you want the bot to have?

    Test both beforehand (make sure the name fits & the icon number is correct) and I can change the config file and restart the bot when your iconset is released.

    Right now the bot has only two "admin" style commands (top secret!). In the future I can add more to it, to get the bot to change its icon or name, or say something in chat, or whatever.

    But I won't add that in until the bot gets more functionality.

    And thanks for your help in tracking down any bugs!

    --MuffinHead


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  • edited December 1969
    Re: hl and bots

    Yes, both of those messages will be sent at the same time if the
    bot hasn't obtained your IP address yet. The bot logs all usage
    to file, including your IP, so I can lock out people who fuxor
    with it.

    Now, if you wait a second or two and then send that command a
    second time, does it still give you that error?

    The same error.

    That's on purpose. The bot went silent because of the abuse. I
    can easily turn on the chat again, if you wish. You can have it
    set to announce any or all of: new game, game open, game closed,
    game over, game notes edited.

    Idially it would be: announcements of a new tracked game to chat, everything else via private messages.

    What would you like the name to be?
    What icon # do you want the bot to have?

    3 is deciding that right now.

    -CB
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