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Dev Null Development and Holdings
Posted - 2011.08.01 15:35:00 - [1]

Edited by: Deamos on 01/08/2011 15:35:59
Good afternoon everyone!

I just wanted to post that I just finished up with my Arduino based alert system for Eve Online. It uses an AutoHotKey script to search your Screen for the yellow and red hostile indicators. If a hostile enters local, it will send a serial signal to the Arduino Microcontroller to flash a red LED and sound an alarm with a Piezo Buzzer. After 5 seconds, the alarm will stop and the red light will continue to flash until 30 seconds have past after the hostile is no longer viewable in local.

This was inspired by This Video

I will try to post up my own video later today or tomorrow.

Download Link

What you need:
Arduino Microcontroller (I used an Arduino Duemilanove)
AutoHotKey Installed
1 Red LED
1 Green LED
1 Piezo Buzzer
Some wire

How to use:
Set up your circuit based on the enclosed diagram.
Edit the AutoHotKey Script's variables to match your system
Plug in your Arduino's Serial/USB cable to your PC
Upload the enclosed Arduino Sketch to your Microcontroller
Start up the AHK Script
Play Eve!

-This will only alert you on solid Yellow's and solid Reds. I haven't tested flashing Red and Yellows.
-This only works if the red/yellow icon is clearly visible on the screen, either in local or in the station guests screen.
-Dont forget to edit the .AHK script to match your COM settings and your screen width and height

Edit: I don't know if CCP approves of the use of this. If not, I will remove it right away. This is not a macro though.

Download link removed. Zymurgist

Callean Drevus
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Silent Infinity
Posted - 2011.08.01 18:29:00 - [2]

While I think they'll like the technical implementation. It offers an 'unfair' advantage to players using it, so I do not think they will condone doing this (then again, it only works if the red player is visible on screen anyway).

Still, it's a nice little project you've pulled off [;)]

CCP Zymurgist

Posted - 2011.08.01 18:49:00 - [3]

I'm pretty sure this isn't allowed. For more information I suggest filing a petition under Rules & Policies -> EULA & Terms of Service and ask the GMs to review this program.


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