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Automated Sleuth Helper complete!
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Pidgeot
Pidgeot

Jan-30-2007 12:13

Hello, fellow Sleuths!

Over the last two months, I've been working on a brand new Sleuth helper. You might not think that sounds all that special - after all, great helpers are already available - but what makes this one different is that it's automated!

What it does is monitor your progress in the game, and extract relevant information from the pages. The information is stored and analyzed, in order to help you determine who did it, and who didn't.

It's heavily inspired by Evita's JavaScript-based Sleuth Helper, so a special "thank you" goes out there.

The application is made with Delphi 2005, and should run on any machine with Windows NT/98/ME/2K/XP/Vista and Internet Explorer 4 or later. Additionally, source code is included (ZLib license) in case someone wants to port it to another platform and/or language (such as Java).

The program can be downloaded from http://download.birdiesoft.dk/SleuthHelper.exe (330 KB), and a screenshot of the program can be seen at http://download.birdiesoft.dk/sleuth_helper.png.

Please take a look at the help file before using the program (it's very short), so you are familiar with how the program works.

(Disclaimer: The application depends heavily on the current structure of the game pages, and changes to this may break the program. Although the application is designed in such a way that it should fail entirely if something goes wrong, this cannot be guaranteed. Use of this program is entirely at your own risk, and any cases lost because of errors in the program should not be blamed on the program or the author.)

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shannonbanshee
shannonbanshee
Well-Connected

Jan-31-2007 18:02

I have downloaded it and have tried it.It works really good.I have one question though.A PM tried to come through and couldn't.Is there something I could do to get it to work?

Raul Duke
Raul Duke

Feb-1-2007 03:44

This is great, thanks for sharing it.

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Feb-1-2007 08:26

What Ho all!

I downloaded this into my steam powered Babbage and it works remarkably well. I have found that I can log onto Sleuth twice by logging on through my internet explorer as well as the helper. The PM's come through "fine and dandy", as my colonial cousin would put it, on the internet explorer. Good fellow, my colonial cousin, but he makes terrible tea. Lives in Boston. Always adds salt and makes it with cold water - says its to do with some sort of tradition...(exits muttering)

AmazingAmanda253
AmazingAmanda253
Well-Connected

Feb-1-2007 11:25

Do I need to turn off fire walls for this? I still can't download it.

Susie x
Susie x

Feb-1-2007 14:54

Me too!
'The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.'
Doh!

AmazingAmanda253
AmazingAmanda253
Well-Connected

Feb-1-2007 20:40

Thats exaticaly the same message I'm getting.

roamie
roamie
Well-Connected

Feb-2-2007 02:55

I'm getting the same errors as Susie x. I have tried this on two different computers, home and work. Cant get it to work on either one.

Paranoid_Android
Paranoid_Android
Story Teller

Feb-2-2007 07:06

Try again. I just had a go myself, and whilst I have a Mac and can't open the file, I can download it just fine. I have a firewall.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Feb-2-2007 16:02

I've tried about 15 times now - and I keep getting the same message - site unavailable . . . :(

Adam Carter
Adam Carter
Big Winner

Feb-2-2007 16:08

I have put the helper in a zip file for convenience and hosted it where it should be found for everyone:

http://one.fsphost.com/sleuth/Helper.zip

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