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Postby omar » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:20 pm

VRTool 1.5 is available for download.

The program was changed to be used without direct interaction with game databases. To use this, you have to Install a Firefox plugin called HttpFox. Activate HttpFox and use Firefox to login in to the game application. In httpFox pane, locate the line containing get_user.php. Select and copy the file content to the Windows clipboard. Go to vrtool, select the Boats tab and:

* Clear the boat name field, to avoid downloads if you accidentaly click [get].
* Uncheck the [ ]Autoupdate checkbox.
* Use the clipboard button to paste boat data.
* Click button [Add boat position to track]
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby gronolive » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:00 pm

Hello Omar and thanks for your work.

What about the wind, does MP allow the F2 method to get them or to comply with the new rules do we have to import the xml files ?

Can your soft also read the friends position in the file ?
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby bubba » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:15 pm

Hum. Not sure about that... But winds are not in the private area.
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby gronolive » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:34 pm

"Not in the private area" means not associated to an user number ?
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby omar » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:47 pm

Yes. Not in the area requiring user authentication.

Needs clarification, but if download of winds is not allowed either,
one can use Bob Zhang's winds XML (extracted from Grib.US files).
Wind forecasts are NOAA's public domain data.
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby gronolive » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:55 pm

It's also easy to take them directly from your computer as they are imported each time you refresh the VR screen ;)
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby MMB » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:50 pm

Good job, Omar !

;o)
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby dcabon » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:40 pm

Hi omar

I'm surely not a geek and I unbderstand that this is not the area to get details on HTTPFOX. But I want to use it as suggested. I'm stuck with the HTTPFOX Pane. How can I open it ? I've tried finding explanations using google but I didn't find any.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers

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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby omar » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:10 pm

dcabon wrote:I'm stuck with the HTTPFOX Pane. How can I open it ?


Make sure you have the HttpFox pluggin installed. Run firefox.

To open httpFox pane, click the buton in the bottom/right corner
of firefox window (a small greenish icon with a yellow arrow).
Or you can use the Firefox menu option Tools>HttpFox
(if it's not there, it is not installed)

HttpFox panel will show. Click >Start to activate httpFox.
Then start the download you want to watch.

HttpFox is very powerfull. It allows you to inspect how applications work.
Http headers, cookies, session keys, query strings and content.
Whatever information is coming in and out of your computer.

Locate the download in the upper table. Then click the "Content" tab below.
Right-click the content text and click "Select all" followed by Ctrl-C
This will copy the XML to the clipboard.

Alt-Tab to VRTool. Go to the boat tab and click the clipboard button
This will paste the XML with boats and friends data.
Press [Add current position to boat track]
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Re: VRTool 1.5 released

Postby BobNegraes » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:23 pm

Omar,

Sou de Ubatuba, na VORG com o "Curupira VIII" e o "Ondazul", estive tentando marcar uma encontro com a turma da VORG por aqui (Manoel, Dimitri, você, etc), em Ubatuba. Infelizmente nunca foi possível...

O assunto é o seguinte, eu fiquei fora das regatas desde o final da VORG (perna 9, Ondazul em 22 e Curupira VIII em 28), depois disso nunca mais. Recebi uma mensagem da Virtual Regatta e resolvi voltar a participar de regatas virtuais. Entrei no teu site ontem e fiz o download da nova versão. Mas não consigo descobrir como funciona para que eu use o VRTools na Transat mini que está rolando agora, ou em outras regatas.

Li sobre o uso do HTTPFox, loguei no virtual regatta, peguei o get_user, mas não funcionou. Tem alguma instrução extra para que isso dê certo? Como estabeleço que o VRTools tem que buscar a base de dados transat650.virtualregatta.com? Ele sempre vai buscar o volvooceanrace.virtualregatta.com...

Abs e apareça em Ubatuba...

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