So after spending about 14 hours figuring out where/how
data for in game logs is stored.
I figured out the weird logging method they have with 8 billion .Log files that can be opened with notepad.
once you do that as many people already know, your looking at logs, but its such a mess its almost painful to even think about sorting out the Non ASCII characters at the beginning and sometimes ends of the files as well as what seemed to be the random assignments of numbers and decimal/ colons after every line of a chat/combat window line feed
Well i sat and i looked because after trying to do a crap-shoot way of writing an LUA script for my G15 i saw a pattern...
I want to refer to these as Unique Hexadecimal Action Identifiers or "UHAID" basically the numbers you see in the .Log files after each combat line is parsed, well that is a reference to a specific set of actions to you, a PC, or an NPC whether it be buffs/debuffs/evades you name it
i wont have this up and running for a bit because i want to make sure it runs flawlessly as a .gadget sidebar app
and i still have to map out the rest of the UHAID, and im working on the code now to just read from the files and sort the codes for me, i haven't been in my programming classes in about 3 years and i don't program/design for a living so im a bit slow =)
here are a few so far.
42= all SP and EXP gain notices by you 50=all my attacks that land 51= all auto-attacks that mobs land on me, even crits / side attacks 54 = monster readying special ability 55= all friendly AND hostile attacks on/by npc's near me 56 = all my misses Vs monsters as well as their evades vs me 57= all misses vs me 6D = status affects being inflicted on monsters near you AND players 61= players other than me casting heals on themselves/PC's as well as HP absorb messages 67 = appears to be buffs/debuffs on players that have just been removed 69= status effects just being inflicted upon me via monsters 005c= so far it shows everytime i drain health with lancer speed surge 20 = "ready (inswert combat skill)..." as well as loot obtain
Note: excuse my horrible Post syntax, im kind of excited and exhausted at the same time, and Spell checker can only help me so much when im this tired /lol
If anybody has experience with desktop gadgets and LUA scripts and feel they could speed the process along feel free to PM me here, thanks!
Edited, Oct 16th 2010 6:53pm by akill3s
Edited, Oct 16th 2010 6:56pm by akill3s