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Macro in C++


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JayBern

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Hello everyone, I am about to go into a detailed question analysis. Continue if you can take it. (:

I'm here to talk about a first-person shooter game (FPS) called Command & Conquer: Renegade. (C&C: Renegade) And to seek help from you guys on how to program a macro in C++ to do something like this.

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As you can see in the picture, there are lots of miniature boxes on the windshield and the bonnet of the Humvee. That small miniature box is called the timed-c4. Also, there are some slightly larger square boxes together with the timed-c4s. Those are called the remote-c4.

Now this is done on a Humvee, because it is the fastest running car in the game, so it can dodge and canon shells. It works when one ram into another enemy vehicle - jump out of the Humvee, and detonate the remote-c4. Or if you are using timed-c4s. Just go near the enemy vehicle. The timed-c4 is able to damage from a larger range thus more effective.

To be able to throw so much, one has to face the "Purchase Terminal", shown in the next picture below.

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As you can see somewhat in the middle at the bottom of the picture. There is a label that writes, "Purchase Terminal". This is where you purchase your vehicles/tanks, characters (snipers, engineers etc..), and this is also where you refill. Which is what I'm going to touch on regarding this topic.

What I want to do is similar to the first picture posted. Only difference is, I'm the c4 thrower and my ally is the driver. But a normal human can never throw that fast. A timed-c4 blows in 30 seconds in this game, so you practically have to throw THAT much in 30 seconds. And I say no.

These are the steps one have to take to refill.

Face purchase terminal (PT) > press "E" to enter > press "5" to refill > press "ESC" to exit the PT > face the vehicle outside the door next to the PT > left click to release the c4 > and face the PT back. Loop it.

I asked the player who threw that fast on me. He was the technical volunteer for the server. So he knew very much about computer and stuff I guess. His name is Sir Kane, and he replied me that he uses a macro he programmed himself. (Macro is legal in the game so long you're next to the PT)

Here's a picture of him in action.
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Now you see the thing is, while he was throwing the c4, he does not face the PT to refill, and then turn back to the vehicle to throw. Yes the sentence before this sentence that's in bold, that, does not occur to him. He just faces the vehicle and then throw one after another. Non stop! And it's at a very fast speed. Real fast. Too fast to presume that a human did it.

He personally told me he used C++ to program a macro. So, I assume he is right because,

1. the server owner said what he said was true and that almost all the staff has the macro

2. Sir Kane is not someone who lies. I know. (:

Now, I need to know if this type of macro is made possible with C++.

- Is it able to somewhat (I do not know what term to use) hook the PT to the face of the soldier so that he doesn't have to turn to face the PT to refill?

- Is it able to do at such a fast rate?

- What level of understanding is needed to program one like such described?

- Will anyone out there help me program one?

I'm not much of a computer n00b. I can do basic stuff to certain levels. But not any further, if you get what I mean. If you need to find certain address or files of the game in order to help me program the macro. Just tell me and I will get what you need to assist me. (:

Thanks!

P.S: For some who may think or feel that I am trying to find a hack?

It is however not a hack, but yes to improve my game. It's validated as a legal program to help ease the process of throwing those C4s on a vehicle. Validated by the in-game moderators, script writers for the anti-hack program, and the owner of the server.

Thus, I'd say it's not a hack in this game though it may be considered as a hack in others. Notice I underlined considered, because it's not a solid fact that a macro is a hack. That is a fact in games.

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Edited by JayLights, 27 July 2007 - 01:28 AM.

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A macro is used to automate keyboard and/or mouse clicks. Now, therefore it would be possible for a macro to easily do repetitive actions, though it would still have to follow the rules of the game. However, what you describe sounds more like a hack, as the person is doing things not normally possible. But, whether or not it is a macro or a hack, you should be aware that both are considered cheating in the world of online gaming.

Now, that said, I think it's alright if you want to try out some cheats on a private server with your friends. However, what is to stop you from using those cheats on the main public servers of that game? Or on a private server which does not take too kindly to cheaters?

So, I hope you understand when I say that I cannot help you with this, and I believe others here will feel the same way.
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It is not considered cheating, I can confirm that and double confirm that with what Crimson (server owner) said herself. She uses it herself. Plus, this isn't a private server. And there is no main public server for this game. Funny how a guy like me can speak to the server owner? Yes, that's because I'm a long time player. I am in the team of enforcers who ban people who cheat, wouldn't I be contradicting myself if it's considered cheating in the server? Thus said, I would like to tell you that this isn't cheating in this game. In the rules and regulations of the server, it states that macros are allowed as long as it doesn't violate the use of PT from afar. As long as you are next to the PT, you're good to go.
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If the server is neither private nor public, then what is it?
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First off, the game I speaking of is called Command & Conquer: Renegade.

This game can be played as a 1 player game, by playing the missions in the CD-ROM itself. And it can be played online as well. One would have to register a Westwood account, get on the advanced game section and play with the other people online.

This is how it looks like when trying to play online.

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As you can see in the last screenshot. There are many other servers. But, I play in n00bstories. It is the second best and most well established server among the rest. Jelly takes the lead.

There is no private server, and there is no general global server. Get what I mean? If you think that n00bstories comes under the denomination of the lower end ones. I can tell you first, that it isn't to prove. You have to be in forums to know and understand.
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Yes, I see what you mean, it is a public server, but not a global one. While I understand that the owners of your server of choice allow macros, there are many other servers, and as I said before, what is to stop you from going into one that doesn't like cheaters?
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The other server are either full of cheaters themselves, or doesn't have much players. This is the reason why I'm playing in this server. There is a recent case where in a community match between one server and n00bstories; the owner of the other server used the most downgrading hack and play. To his advantage or motive we all don't know. With this event, I can confidently say that n00bstories is the only desirable place to play in peacefully, away from the hackers.

The only people who are able to do this mass-timed C4 on bonnet trick are the moderators, temp and perm, and the server owner themselves. That said, there is no reason for me to be able to do this and be considered a hack/cheat.
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Yeah, Having macro to throw C4 isn't cheating, But using RGH is. :whistling:
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Yeah, Having macro to throw C4 isn't cheating, But using RGH is. :blink:

:whistling:

Edited by JayLights, 26 July 2007 - 04:19 AM.

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Yeah, Having macro to throw C4 isn't cheating, But using RGH is. :blink:

:whistling:


There is nothing cool about cheating.
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Yeah, Having macro to throw C4 isn't cheating, But using RGH is. :blink:

:whistling:


There is nothing cool about cheating.

I wasn't expecting you to take that smiley or shortcut name literally. I was just in search for a smiley to reply you. Didn't want a normal smile thus that one with a sunglass. It just so happen to have it's name cool. Bottom line is, I didn't intend to say it's cool.
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Funny you edited your topic and removed the screenshots of you cheating.

Also, :whistling: < that would have been an appropriate smily to use.
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Indeed I edited it out to not cause any misunderstandings to my intention just so anyone sees it. I have no reason to explain here. Simply, my intentions are for the better of the server. Not heading further.

I'm seeking help here so if you don't mind PM me regarding any comments or opinions regarding this matter any further.

Thank you.
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There is a way to do this without code, however you exploit bugs in the game.

To anyone who wishes to help this person; he has became a cheater to the game and has been banned from the server for doing so. So you will be helping a cheater...
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To anyone who reads this thread, I was banned for using an illegal third-party program. Nothing related to what I'm finding because what I'm finding isn't an illegal third-party program.
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