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#1 Neoquest

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

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Quite a few people have been requesting an Automatic book buying program, so I've written one that I think does the job pretty well.

Features:
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Usage:

Start with a totally empty inventory for best results, and never set your budget higher than the amount of NP on hand. When starting up the program, login, give the name of the book list you will be using (without the file extension.) The book list must be in the same directory that the program is in. Lastly, set the max amount of NP you want to spend. Pretty simple.

How it Works:
  • The USAB portion of the program buys the first 50 books on your list.
  • The Auto Reader portion of the program attempts to read every item in your inventory, even if it isn't a book. This is why you should start with an empty inventory.
  • The Auto Reader sets your language to Spanish and goes through the books that were marked as boring.
  • The USAB portion of the program buys the next 50 books on your list.
  • Steps 2-4 are repeated indefinitely until the program is closed.
A log from the program in action:
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Leave feedback and enjoy!

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Edited by Neoquest, 04 June 2012 - 07:11 PM.


#2 Pavement

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

Beautiful. Nice work!

#3 Polyphony

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

Amazing, thanks!

#4 syaopup

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

Tips on how get a list of books that your pet has not read from the cheapest to the most expensive:
http://items.jellyneo.net/books/ for Book list
http://items.jellyne.../booktastic.php for Booktastic Book list
Sort by Price Ascending, do not show book images.
Copy and paste into a txt file, and format it using similar tactics used in creating AB lists.
Using this method, you won't buy books your pet has already read. Not sure if the program takes that into account.

Also, thanks for the program, the release was really timely, I have been manually doing this for the past few days! :)

Edited by syaopup, 25 March 2012 - 06:41 PM.


#5 Neoquest

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

Tips on how get a list of books from the cheapest to the most expensive:
http://items.jellyneo.net/books/ for Book list
http://items.jellyne.../booktastic.php for Booktastic Book list
Sort by Price Ascending, do not show book images.
Copy and paste into a txt file, and format it using similar tactics used in creating AB lists.

Also, thanks for the program, the release was really timely, I have been manually doing this for the past few days! :)

Huh, that's pretty neat. I should have it check the already read books, thanks :)

Edited by Neoquest, 25 March 2012 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

Fuck me.... youre too good mate :) +rep when i can. cheers!

#7 Icey Defeat

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

What headers does it send out of curiosity?

#8 Neoquest

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

What headers does it send out of curiosity?


Mozilla/5.0

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

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It is a good day for lazy asses everywhere :D

#10 Icey Defeat

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

Mozilla/5.0


Alright. Thanks :).

#11 Neoquest

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for the support everyone :)

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Well I'm home from work now and have fired it up, but it doesn't do anything. Well, it shows this:

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and i have the books.txt file in the same folder as the bookbuyer prog. I have no idea if im dong anything wrong. Please help?

#13 Neoquest

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

Well I'm home from work now and have fired it up, but it doesn't do anything. Well, it shows this:

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and i have the books.txt file in the same folder as the bookbuyer prog. I have no idea if im dong anything wrong. Please help?


Yeah, I've noticed that happens with my Krawk, but not my Draik. Lemme see if I can find what's going wrong.

Edit: This is pretty weird, it doesn't seem to be reading the file correctly. It wasn't happening with earlier testing.

Edited by Neoquest, 25 March 2012 - 08:57 PM.


#14 Strategist

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

ok cheers mate :)

#15 Inkheart

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Yeah, I've noticed that happens with my Krawk, but not my Draik. Lemme see if I can find what's going wrong.


Are you sure this isn't just a case of import not being able to find "standard"? I'm guessing this piggy-backs on the Program Manager having added that to the list of available modules, but you really ought to stop using getBetween() and getUntil() anyway. : P Regular expressions are extremely powerful and meant to be used for just those sorts of things.

Also, just another friendly tip, reading a line-delimited file into an array really should be a one-line operation, not 8:

items = re.split('\r?\n', open('list.txt').read())


#16 Neoquest

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Are you sure this isn't just a case of import not being able to find "standard"? I'm guessing this piggy-backs on the Program Manager having added that to the list of available modules, but you really ought to stop using getBetween() and getUntil() anyway. : P Regular expressions are extremely powerful and meant to be used for just those sorts of things.

Also, just another friendly tip, reading a line-delimited file into an array really should be a one-line operation, not 8:

items = re.split('\r?\n', open('list.txt').read())


Thanks Inkheart :p I'll stop being an idiot tomorrow and work out the issues.

#17 Rainie

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:58 PM

I actually remember a topic suggesting this O: !

Thanks for your awesome & hard work again ♥ ^^

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:01 AM

Whoa, sweet!! I'll definitely be using this soon~ Thank you!! ♥

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Mmm, what about people who don't use FF? :o Can we just change that bit to the browser we use or would everything explode and not work? /just wondering



#19 Neoquest

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

I've got a pretty bad flu so don't expect me to work on/fix this for several days.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

any updates on this mate? Figured out the issue with it not working properly?

#21 Neoquest

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

any updates on this mate? Figured out the issue with it not working properly?


No, I kinda forgot after I was sick, I'll check it out if I've got time today.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

No, I kinda forgot after I was sick, I'll check it out if I've got time today.


Cool thanks :)

#23 Aarpm

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Looking forward to this getting fixed. Thanks!

#24 RedRaz0r

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for this beautiful program, eagerly awaiting its return!

#25 cornymikey

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:42 AM

This sounds like a great idea. Just one suggestion though: is there any way to match the list of cheapest books with a list of books your pet has already read, to make sure you don't buy books you've already read?

Don't know if this is a difficult task or not, but it would be a great addition to this wonderful idea if possible. Thanks again!


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