I know that posting outside linksand speaking about non-Neocodex programs has been frowned upon in the past, so I'll go ahead and link to the topic where I inferred the go-ahead to write this Guide
6/10/09 - Initial writing for Version 3.9, minor tweaks
6/15/09 - Guide updated for Version 4.1.2, sLAUGHTER's bio updated, screenshots added, minor tweaks
6/16/09 - Showed new feature - Statistics, Updated for 4.1.3, grammatical fixes
7/10/09 - New Version(4.4), changed download link
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Sending Scores
- Who is mOBSCENE / sLAUGHTER?
- What Are the Risks of Score Sending?
- Where Can I Obtain mOBSCENE's Score Sender?
- How Do I Use the Score Sender?
- Where Can I Obtain Score Sending Lists?
- What Should I Do if I Want to Use This Program and not Get Frozen?
- Closing Statements
Introduction to Sending Scores
I'm sure that most people that have ever considered cheating on Neopets have heard of the fabled Score Senders. I'll begin with a basic description of whata score sender is.
A score sender is a program that is designed to go to the Neopets website and pretend to play a game. It takes a game ID, navigates to the game, waits apredetermined amount of time, then sends the data to the Neopets site, countingas a "play" of the game. At this point, the appropriate amount of Neopoints would be awarded, avatar, if appropriate, etc.
The level of complication in a score sender can vary, including such options as:
Single Score Sending
A score sender that sends exactly one score; good for obtaining avatars, or for novice senders looking to see if score sending is appropriate for them
List Based Score Sending
A score sender that sends scores from a loaded list of GameIDs, Scores, and Times; Good for players who want to invest time once then forget about it.After the initial list is made, the list can be executed with little time investment from the player
An option to use a proxy to make it appear that your account is being played from another location; Some players have been IP banned from Neopets and need away around the system, others want to enure that their personal IP does not get banned, and others do not want to misbehave on the IP address their main account resides on, to prevent chain icing.
More information on potential hazards later.
3 Game Limit Bypass
An option that allows a user to continue sending scores after the game has reached the max number of plays for the day; Useful for people who are participating in World Challenges
Whatever your reason for wanting to use a score sender, I'm assuming you're coming to this guide because you want to know where you can get one and how it is used, so I'll get down to the nitty-gritty in a moment.
Who is mOBCENE / sLAUGHTER?
sLAUGHTER is a programmer that I do not know personally, but have had discussions with in the past on a message board that no longer exists, and have spoken with via instant messaging. He, too had gone through the struggle of joining a new site, developing post count, collecting reputation, and then finally gotten access to programs that he thought were subpar (no offense to Neocodex... he made an account, but never hunghis hat here). As a well-versed programmer that had developed friendships with some of the people who were responsible for score senders in the first place, he decided to create his own. He has gone through manyversions, improving them each time, and even started his own site (which is down because he was too lazy to maintain it). There have been an update recently, and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m editing this guide.
What Are the Risks of Score Sending?
Risk #1 is always getting an account frozen. All it takes is a little mistake. The same mistakes you capitalize on in other locations (e.g. User Shop with item set to 1NP) can happen here. If you make a mistake and a bad score is sent, the likelihood of getting your account frozen is very high.
Stupid mistakes that can and will get you frozen:
- Setting your time too low (No one beats a game in 10 seconds... you'll be frozen)
- Setting your score too high (Your average score is 300, suddenly you post a score of 3000, putting you in first place, getting your score reviewed, and getting you frozen)
- Playing too long (I know you want to make some NP, but nobody is playing for 22 hours, taking a 2 hour break, then playing another 22 hours... takes a little longer, but you'll be frozen)
- Accounts from same email address get frozen
- Accounts that have traded large sums of money with frozen account get frozen
- Accounts that operate from same IP address frozen (rarer)
- IP gets banned (rarest... more likely with autobuyers)
Where Can I Obtain sLAUGHTER's Score Sender?
You can get it directly from his site (all updates available as they're released)
BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD, see my closing comments about liability and trust.I'm encouraging you to use the program, but I don't want you blaming me ifsomething goes wrong.
How Do I Use the Score Sender?
First off, you're going to need the VB6runtime files and a standard assortment of .ocx files and the like, so Isuggest sticking the Score Sender program in the same folder as the rest of your NeoCodex programs. I can't remember the odd files that were needed to runthis program specifically, but you should be able to find them and slap them into the folder, right?
VB6 runtime files can be downloaded from here:
Second, if the program won't start at all, you'll need to adjust the compatibility. Right click the program, go to properties, switch to thecompatibility tab, then change it to Windows 95.
Assuming those two step went well, you should be looking at the main GUI for sLAUGHTER's Score Sender.
Step one whenever you boot up sLAUGHTER's score sender should be to press the"Update Encryption" button and wait for a success message. Neopets updates their encryption every few days, and it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to making mistakes.
When you open the Account List, you can either add accounts through the provided interface, or you can load a list that is in the following format:
Username2 Password2 Proxy: #.#.#.#
Adding an account manually:
Loading from list:
I would suggest starting with one account and working your way up, but ultimately, it's up to you.
Now when you open the Score List, you can, again, add scores manually, or load a list that's in the following format:
GameID: # Score: # Time: #
GameID: # Score: #-# Time: #-#
I included both formats for a reason. If you want to send a specific score after a specific time, then you can do so, but if you want tosend a score that falls in a certain range in an amount of time that falls in acertain range, you have the option to do that as well.
For example, if you wanted to play Game #1, and end a score of somewhere between 100 and 250 and it should take between 90 and 120 seconds to get that score, and you wanted to play the game 3 times in a row, you could use the text
GameID: 1 Score: 100-250 Time:90-120
GameID: 1 Score: 100-250 Time: 90-120
GameID: 1 Score: 100-250 Time: 90-120
In this example, I played Game 1 as listed above, then played Game 2, which has a set payout. Last was game 3 which introduced the modulo function.
The modulo function allows you to send a valid score on a game in which the score increases by set intervals. In Game 3, you gain 50, 100, or 150 points each time you score, so all sent scores should be divisible by 50. This is where the modulo function comes into play.Simply add it as you saw listed (or through the Add Score interface)
sLAUGHTER specifically asked I point this one out. There is now a statistics screen, accessible as shown below:
My stats are a little weird because I've been using the SS for the Altador Cup today, but you can see how this might be awesome for number crunchers like myself.
This information should be enough to get you started using the Score Sender,but it will ultimately be up to you to create a valid list that won't get you frozen.
Where Can I Obtain Score Sending Lists?
There are plenty of places to get lists (Google), but I advise against using any of them. If TNT discovers someone cheating using a profitable list, they'll try to find the other people using that list. The best and safest list is one you make yourself.
If you're interested, you can pick up my own personal list here
What Should I Do if I Want to Use This Program and not Get Frozen?
That is an oxymoronic statement. If you use this program, there is always a chance of getting frozen, but if I had to give a rundown of what a "normal person" would do, here's how it would go:
- On a new account, begin playing a few games a day
- Raise the scores a little each day, and try adding a few new games a day
- Continue this until you reach the 1000 NP limit on games (except in games where 1000 NP will get your score reviewed)
- Take into consideration heavy days, light days, and rest days. Almost no one will sit and play 8 hours straight 7 days a week. Try to mix it up
- Change the order of the games you play every few days. You don't want your playing to get too monotonous.
The only thing that I take credit for in this guide is the text. The program was done by sLAUGHTER, and he credits Raui, Josh, Jackie and Adam.
If you get frozen using this program, learn your lesson and try again, or stop using it.
If your password gets stolen, that's not my fault either. I've used this program and have had no problems, but that is no guarantee either. If you don't trust the source, don't use the program. There are tutorials available on how to detect a password stealer out there. In the end, again, it's your call.
If you have any questions or problems, post them below, and I'll try my best to answer them. I may add screenshots into this Guide if I end up feeling like there's a need to. Other than that, though, this Guide is done.
Edited by Waser Lave, 08 March 2011 - 09:13 AM.