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Offline YF [TN-NT] Rounon Dax

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KOS Checker (for Providence)
« on: 2014 January 11, 00:06:29 »
Many of you know the KOS lookup tool, that was developed by SOUND. With them being KOS, this tool stopped working for obvious reason.

To keep this service alive, a friend of mine and I started to develop our own KOS Lookup tool. At first we tried to keep it in our corporation for some testing, but there seems to be a desperate need for it also in the alliance. So, here we go.

Download: http://terra-nanotech.de/download/providence-kos-check

Just download the archive, extract it to a folder of your choice and run the tool after your client hast started. The KOS Checker will automatically watch all of your chat channels you are currently in. To perform a KOS check, you only have to type xxx Pilotname in a chat and the KOS Checker will tell you if the pilot is KOS or not.

Features:
> Clean overview of a pilots KOS status
> Ping on KOS pilot
> Hotdropper Warning



Things we are planning for the future:
> Mark known hotdropper - implemented
> Sound Options - implemented
> Local cache to speed up the things a little bit - implemented

To add a chat channel to the monitored list from the tool, simply chose File -> Reload Logs from the tools menu.

If you have any issues start the debug-version (comes within the archive) and paste me the output of the console window, that is started with the debug-version.

Keep in mind, at the moment this tool is an early ALPHA version, we are working at the moment on. I will post here any updates we are making, so you can always update to  the latest version.

Fly safe.
« Last Edit: 2017 January 16, 11:37:12 by YF [TN-NT] Rounon Dax »

Offline YF [TN-NT] Rounon Dax

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #1 on: 2014 January 11, 00:26:43 »
In order to get the tool reading your log files, they have to be logged to a file from your EVE client.
Press ESC-key and go to the "Audio & Chat" tab. Here you will find the "Chat" section on the right side. Check here the "Log chat to file" box. Restart your client and start the KOS Checker tool.


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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #2 on: 2014 January 11, 10:01:21 »
Oh wow, awesome job. Tested and works perfectly. Should be mandatory to YF pilots!

Also is there a way to increase the sound of the ping? Or even select what sound to play? Its a bit low on my machine and might be lost over other sounds, would be great to be able to select a sound or have some options.

Also a different ping on known HD would be amazing! :D

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #3 on: 2014 January 11, 10:50:37 »
Ya, to mark the known hotdropper is a thing we are working on at the moment. Good idea with the separate sound for them, I take it to our list.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #4 on: 2014 January 11, 12:16:45 »
My corp is using this tool for quite some time now. It works very good and is a lot faster than the old KOS checker.
It would really be nice if one could choose between a variety of alert sounds. The red alert klaxon from the Star Trek franchise would be a perefect addition for example ;)




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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #5 on: 2014 January 11, 18:50:01 »
Using it too and awsome work!
Glad you put it up for public "testing"!

Especially the volume of the sound should be either increased or come with three settings (off/normal/loud).
With different sounds, why not have a default sound that comes with the tool like right now and if you want to you can use a local mp3 file or something like that....
Not sure if that is possible?

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #6 on: 2014 January 12, 18:19:45 »
On our list for the next update:
> Sound Options for the ping on KOS (low/normal/loud)
> Local cache to speed up the things a little bit
> Local debug function for better extraction of the debug log, if needed.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #7 on: 2014 January 12, 19:56:25 »
I think the tools serves a very important role and that ALL pilots in Provi should be using it.  I propose that each account using it sent a donation (5M / account) to Rounon Dax for recognition and thanks for this work. 
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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #8 on: 2014 January 15, 15:37:55 »
Update v1.1.2-alpha
> added sound options to select the volume for the ping on KOS
> complete source code overhaul (Yes, we coded it at new years night and we were drunk)
> Fixed some problems in KOS detection logic
> Installer for Windows now included

Download: http://terra-nanotech.de/download/providence-kos-check
Source Code: https://github.com/ppfeufer/provi-kos-check/
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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #9 on: 2014 January 15, 16:48:35 »
Great job man, don't know how you do it with all the other stuff you do already!
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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #10 on: 2014 January 15, 16:58:58 »
Multitasking and threading,  both skilled to V  :-)

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #11 on: 2014 January 15, 17:42:36 »
Brilliant app, thanks!

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #12 on: 2014 January 15, 17:49:48 »
However, I have a request! Could the alliance (or corp if the pilot is not a member of an alliance) be displayed even if the pilot is NOT KOS? Would be great.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #13 on: 2014 January 15, 18:23:14 »
Good call for the volume option! The ping you selected to use is nice but doesn't cut through comms chatter and game sounds too well... Volume should help that!

I've been running the app for a few days and it is really nice! Current Corp and alliance for the pilot would be nice too and if possible, the KOS corp for kos by last corp pilots!

Great work yet again rounon (and your mystery friend!)

Saeg


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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #14 on: 2014 January 15, 22:23:59 »
This is a fantastic tool.  Also love the update with the sound options.

I did notice a small bug today it seems to only bind to 1 account through the logs.  Im guessing that its looking at the Listener and binding to the first one it sees.  So if I start my hauling alt first with clean logs then he is the only one it will work for in a Chat window thats not shared with both alts.  If I do the reverse then that is still true.  So it seems it will only work reliably for 1 account at a time.

Not sure if that can be fixed or not.

Thank you for all you hard work on this tool and everything else you do for the Alliance.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #15 on: 2014 January 15, 22:45:30 »
File -> Reload Logs should help you out.

We cannot watch all logfiles. This would produce a heavier load on your computer and slowing down the tool itself. So we decided to grab the last changed logfiles at the startup, with the option to reload this list.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #16 on: 2014 January 15, 22:54:15 »
However, I have a request! Could the alliance (or corp if the pilot is not a member of an alliance) be displayed even if the pilot is NOT KOS? Would be great.

Thats possible, I have it on our list, but with a low priority for now.
Don't know how useful this information in a not KOS case is, but it will be provided in a future update.

Our main priority is to find some errors in the KOS logic of the tool. So if you find a pilot the tool marks with the wrong KOS status, let me know. Thats a security aspect we have to sort out first before we implement comfort features. One if this security features we are looking at, is a hotdropper database we are working on currently.

So in the next version you will be able to rightclick on a KOS pilot in the tools main window and set him as known hotdropper. This information will be send to a remote database the KOS tool is syncing every 15 Minutes with. So, we hope, hotdroppers will be marked with a little cyno icon directly after their name on the next check and a different warning sound is playing. Marking as hotdropper will only working if the checked entity is a pilot, not on alliance or corp.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #17 on: 2014 January 16, 08:56:13 »
So in the next version you will be able to rightclick on a KOS pilot in the tools main window and set him as known hotdropper. This information will be send to a remote database the KOS tool is syncing every 15 Minutes with. So, we hope, hotdroppers will be marked with a little cyno icon directly after their name on the next check and a different warning sound is playing. Marking as hotdropper will only working if the checked entity is a pilot, not on alliance or corp.

This is really nice! I think I might have a list of known hotdroppers which I'll try and find. Being able to mark hotdroppers in this way is really cool!

Saeg

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #18 on: 2014 January 16, 09:31:42 »
and if possible, the KOS corp for kos by last corp pilots!

That should be working also in previous versions.

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Re: KOS Checker (for Providence)
« Reply #19 on: 2014 January 16, 09:52:49 »
and if possible, the KOS corp for kos by last corp pilots!

That should be working also in previous versions.

Is working!