Tehtsuo and Vendan are proud to introduce the project we have been working on for almost a year. ComBot is a bot written in LavishScript, and we believe it has the potential to be the spiritual ancestor of EVEBot. We named it "ComBot" because we wanted it to be competitive with other bots available and also because our goal is to provide complexity while retaining reliability and providing an intuitive user interface.
Why would I use ComBot instead of other bots available?
ComBot was built from the ground up by Tehtsuo and Vendan, with an eye for innovation. It is a fully atomic, pulse-based bot: there are less than 5 wait commands in the entire code base. This means each module runs independently on its own pulse timer - important modules fire more often, while less important "background modules" use less system resources.
In addition, ComBot's UI has been designed to be highly intuitive, helping to ensure the User configures all options accurately. For instance, the text entry field for your hauler's dropoff station automatically drops down to show a list of available bookmarks as you type, so you can select the one you want.
ComBot offers many innovative features not available in other bots, such as an integrated Inter-Process Communication module. This allows ComBot to perform advanced coordination of operations like defending with drones and distributing mining lasers. This means all your accounts will send their drones at the same rats, and none of your accounts will mine the same asteroids.
Combot controls your login process, automatically logging in with your credentials and starting operations if AutoStart is enabled. Yes, EVEBot did this too, and it did it quite well. We've improved on the idea however, by providing all setup for the Auto Login process in the bot UI. Simply launch your default EVE Innerspace profile, launch ComBot, type your account name and password in the Settings tab, and click "Generate Innerspace Profile". Then close the game, and launch it from the new profile named after your character. ComBot takes care of the rest!
Do you have a large fleet of bots that needs a complex configuration with Wing Commanders and Squad Boosters sprinkled throughout? Simply set up your fleet as you want it, and save the fleet in ComBot's Settings tab on each character. (Or use the Broadcast Save button) If your characters find themselves without a fleet, the highest ranked fleet leader you chose will automatically start inviting your fleet and configuring it the way you want!
Are complicated installation or update procedures getting you down? Are you just not a SVN guy/girl? ComBot offers a one-step install, all you have to do is copy a command into your Innerspace console and you're done. In addition, every time you launch ComBot, you will be automatically updated with any updates or bugfixes the developers have performed, keeping you on the cutting edge with no effort required. Speaking of bugs - how about reporting bugs you find and providing log files via email or pastebin? What an exhausting process - but not with ComBot! Combot provides a one-click log upload which allows you to type in a description of the problem you are having, no sweat!
Ok, I'm sold. How do I get ComBot?
Simple! Browse to ComBot's Wiki for instructions. If you have questions, feel free to join the developers on IRC in the #combot channel!
Update: November 22, 2013 (by Amadeus)
If you're having problems updating ComBot after the latest InnerSpace update, please refer to the following instructions as provided by CyberTech:
Hopefully the installation instructions for new users (in the wiki link provided by Teht) will have the correct version of LSMIPC.dll automatically. However, if you come across issues loading that particular file (or any error messages related to it), you should download it manually as instructed by CyberTech.Download https://github.com/isxGames/LSMIPC/blob/master/Release/LSMIPC.dll (click on "View Raw") and overwrite your current file in the "/InnerSpace/LavishScript Modules" directory
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