Friday, 28 October 2011

Toolbar.〤

I've ran into issues with Toolbar.〤 As it was based on Unlockedmw's Toolbar, which now has a license attached to it.


It never used to have one so i was happy modifying it and im sure Alex (its creator) was happy with that as i wasnt releasing paid edition stuff, but as you can see it now states no DUPLICATION or DISTRIBUTION without written permission.

This is a rare case with mafiawars scripts as 90% of the scripts in MW most of the writers are quite happy to let others Duplicate/Modify their scripts aslong as there is a reference to its original author. So they dont display a licence.

Toolbar.〤 was outdated by at least a good month and was well and truely due for an update (of which i was just about to do). So in this rare case of licensing scripting, i will no longer be updating toolbar.〤 due to the issue. MWAP is also another case of this, but that is a massive script and even I would hate to have to update that, thankfully the team at playerscripts.co.uk (freshly updated site) do that job!

I thought that this was interesting because not many of the players see this side of things. Please no hate towards the authors that chose to go down the licensing path, their scripts work well for what they are designed to do and they put alot of time into developing and coding their scripts and get them to the point where people do pay/donate to use them, so by me or someone else copying there work the original authors can miss out on those that pay/donate.

The rules are in place and are not meant to be broken here, As im sure all the script writers will back me on.

Analytics!



Now some of you may not be interested in this at all, but i doubt you'll find any other blogs covering this stuff, so i thought id take a few screenshots and upload it.

I find it usefull, it lets me know how many people are using my scripts, visiting my page and where in the world they live. I'm more than happy to have my scripts translated into other languages and am happy to do it myself, however id need enough hits from certain places to do it.

I also want you to note that i/or/and other script writers can not access personal information, IP address or physical locations.
 
So today, i thought id share a quick "behind the scenes" just for fun thing the script writers add into there scripts.


For those that look through and read the scripts source, you will notice something like the above in most scripts, for the above i used the drone scripts as an example, but you can find other peoples scripts, ie Assassinator by Spockholm. There are minor difference to the coding side of it, Not everyone uses Google Analytics but it is a popular choice for most people.




So on with it... I get a loverly world map and when people load the script or page, it highlights their country/territory, as you can see there is still alot of white areas from places people havent visited me from



When i mouse over a country that has visited me it turns yellow and lets me know how many hits that the place has given me. Sadly it doesnt give me the unique hits, just overall hits.



Clicking on the country will show me the cities/towns that the user has come from, i chose New Zealand because thats where I'm from. It shows that i had 4 hits(visits) that came from the capital (Wellington) in the bottom left it gives you the key, to let you know from which city/town has the most hits and that is the closest that you can zoom in.

Just for fun i added USA...you can see thats there are 3 states that i have had no visits from



I've also added its cities that ive had visits from.


and for fun here is all the cities that have visited from around the world.








We also get this part aswell, we can see how many hits we have had on certain days, and also we can see which scripts/pages have had the most hits overall, as you can see, theres some that have had little to no hits and others that have had a few. I'm just a little small fish compared to other script writers, Spockholm has been around for a few years now and im sure his hits/visits are hundreds of thousands if not millions.

Welcome to my blog.

Welcome to my blog, I'm not aiming to post about everything that Mafiawars releases, So that means No Events, No reward points, Group sales etc etc etc I apologize for my spelling and grammar in advance.

I recommend the following blogs that cover most things to nearly everything in detail! They are: 
First up! who am I? I get this everynow and again...
Most know by now that i associate by many names. 
    But my main name i go by is GuessX
I've played the game for a few years... So have seen alot of changes and a lot of other things . 

I'm from NZ so if i refer to a day thats currently not happened yet, it has for me! Sorry i cant help with lotto numbers :(

Scripts are/were against Zynga's terms and conditions, now i say were because at one stage the line of communication was quite good and they made the statement that there are good scripts and bad scripts... BUT they refused to name either. So untill they name and shame the bad scripts, all scripts are good to use IMO but it generally comes down to common sense.

People that use scripts in game doesn't automatically mean cheater! It also doesnt mean that since they are in a family that, that whole family uses scripts either. So when you assiociate a script user, dont go and drag his whole family thru your problem.

I'm still learning so not everything can be written "just like that" if written at all, I've had a few good script modifications in the past, Brawler Lite to name well... one! My lastest script i wrote from scratch and im pretty proud of it, Drone.〤its a pretty basic jobber and robber but imo it works quite well and ive still got mods to come to it.

I'm always happy to hear of scripts to modify or sugguestions of things to add into my current scripts.
My scripts page can be found here http://www.creallaborate.com/guessx/mw/ and my facebook page is here http://www.facebook.com/pages/GuessX-Scripts/131414080285469.

Enjoy!