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Acheteur Ultime 5.0.2

Discussion in 'Neopets Program Discussion' started by expon, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. expon

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    ACHETEUR ULTIME 5.0.2

    Description

    Acheteur Ultime is a fast, multi-tasking main shop autobuyer which can be used to purchase profitable items from neopets shops. The application has a large range of functions and settings which can be customised to your liking. The functionality is explained in more detail throughout this post.

    Download Section: http://neofriends.net/downloads.php?d=56

    Key Features
    • Main shop autobuyer supporting up to three shops at once
    • Integrated igloo and attic autobuyer
    • Built in spiderer, daily-doer and quest completer
    • Multiple processes running at once emulate human activity
    • Ability to price items automatically or send to trading post
    • Data sourced from JellyNeo provides detailed item information
    • Built in item list generator
    • Option to automatically manage lists based on profit
    • Firefox cookie import/export enables program to share browser login
    • Built in private chat for users enables collaborative restocking in an unlimited number of shops
    • All settings and data saved across sessions
    • Colour coded item and event displays
    • Detailed performance statistics calculated and displayed
    • Program can run in system tray
    • Configurable popup and sound notifications

    The Application In Detail

    Here I have taken a screenshots and given an explanation of the screens which the program consists of.

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    The main screen of AU is shown above. This screen provides you with the interface to navigate the program and carry out various tasks. It also shows a color coded item viewer and event viewer. The item viewer shows details of all items purchased by the program, along with their value and your estimated profit (if you have item autopricing enabled). The event viewer shows details on events which have taken place - including random events, dailies, autopriced items and completed quests. Note that only items that were autopriced automatically after a shop restock are shown in the event viewer. Items which you autoprice manually using the autoprice utility do not get saved here.

    The session stats and latest buy panel is a new feature to the application interface. The latest buy panel shows images of your 9 latest buys, which are updated shortly after items have been bought. Hovering your mouse over any one of these images will result in a popup showing detailed information on the item along with the item's price on the shop wizard.

    The number of items that are currently in stock in the main shop and igloo are displayed in the status bar. You can click the dropdown arrow and a list of those items will appear. You can click on any currently in stock item for a new menu which will give you the option to lookup that item, add it to one of your lists or remove it from your list. An NST Clock is now displayed in the title bar whilst processes are running. You can also view the time elapsed and time remaining (if set to auto stop), by hovering your mouse over the 'stop processes' button.

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    The screenshot above shows the color coding window - which can be used to color code the main item and event viewers. You can change any of these colors to your liking.

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    This is the authorization and login form. Each time you start the program up, you will need to authorize using your neofriends.net login details before you can use any of AU's features. Having authorized, you can login to neopets or can first set up a proxy connection if you choose. Using a proxy is not recommended, as it is likely to slow down the program significantly.

    You can now use the Firefox v18+ cookie import and export feature. If this feature is enabled, you can import your firefox cookies without having to re-login using the program. Cookies will also be imported each time the 'start processes' button is used, and exported each time the 'stop processes' button is used. This enables you to switch easily between using the program and browsing neopets using firefox - without the need to relogin. Note: Firefox has to be restarted to pick up exported cookies. Even with this feature enabled, you should still not browse neopets whilst the program is active - as this would result in being logged out every 15 minutes or so. This feature is recommended as it avoids the need to keep re-logging in when switching between the browser and the program.

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    The session config screen enabled you to set up the shops which AU should refresh in, and which processes should be run during the session.
    You can also set AU to stop running processes after a certain amount of time, or after a certain number of successful main shop buys.

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    You can use the lists screen to load, edit and create the item lists which AU will check when refreshing at shops. These lists should contain the items which you know will profitable if you are able to buy them from the main shops or igloo. These lists should be priority ordered - if there is more than one item in stock which is on your list, AU will attempt to buy the item which is higher on your list.
    The list screen now incorporates a list generator. This uses the Jellyneo item database to generate priority ordered lists for a large number of categories.

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    A large number of settings are involved in the running of AU. The settings screen allows you to change the settings to suit your preferences. All settings are saved when the application is closed and are reloaded when opened again.
    Below I have explained the available settings on each of the tabs.

    Autobuyer: Refreshing & Pausing
    • Refreshing type (exact, between advanced)
    • Advanced refreshing (where the refresh rate can be set to depend on the number of items currently in stock)
    • Refresh pausing (where the main shop process pauses for a set time after a set number of refreshes)
    • After shop restock pauses (where the main shop process pauses for a set time after a restock)
    • Time based pausing (where all processes are paused after a set time for a set time)
    • Multiple shop delay (the delay between shop refreshes when refreshing in more than 1 main shop)

    Autobuyer: Other
    • Leave item in inventory after buying
    • Send item to safety deposit box after buying
    • Send item to shop after buying
    • Send item to shop and autoprice after buying (unbuyables will not be priced)
    • Send to neofriend after buying
    • Option to automatically send unbuyables to the trading post (with a specified wishlist)
    • Frequency to check for restock bans (check will only occur if 0 items are in stock)
    • ID of shop to use for restock ban checks
    • Option to save HTML screenshots of buys after buying
    • Option to enable a minimum buy time (where fast buys can be delayed until the buy timer reaches a specific time)

    Igloo Buyer
    • Option to check igloo garage between main shop refreshes
    • Option to enable igloo buyer during after restock pauses
    • Refresh limit (between x and y seconds) for igloo refreshes (only applies during after restock pause)
    • Item limit (where igloo buyer will be disabled after a set number of items - by default this is 10, which is the neopets limit)
    • Button to reset item count manually if necessary (but item count will be automatically reset if the neopian day changes)

    Autopricing
    • Number of times to search shop wizard when finding an item price
    • Option to take either the lowest price from the wiz searches, or an average price
    • Option to price at a percentage of the wizard price
    • Option to price items at a set amount of NP lower than the wizard price
    • Rounding configuration - prices can be rounded down to nearest hundred, thousand, or not rounded at all

    Dailies & Quests
    • Ability to select the dailies you want AU to perform during the dailies process (available options are Buried Treasure, Fruit Machine, Coltzan Shrine, Tombola, Fishing, Deserted Tomb, Marrow Guess and Lab Ray (if you already have the complete Secret Laboratory Map)
    • Action to take if a quest occurs (complete, cancel or do nothing)
    • Item required value limit (if complete quest option is enabled, quest will only be completed if item required is under your set value)

    Spiderer & Optical Recognition
    • X-error for CAPTCHA image (the number of pixels in the x direction from the optimum point to click the picture)
    • Y-error for CAPTCHA image (the number of pixels in the y direction from the optimum point to click the picture)
    • Ability to test optical recognition and reset the picture
    • Spiderer refresh limit (interval to spider between x and y seconds)
    • Spiderer refresh list setup

    Other Settings
    • When to play sounds (options are: On main shop restock, On attempt to buy, On successful buy, On failed buy, On igloo buys and fails)
    • When to display popups (options are: On main/igloo restock, For buys and fails, For random events, For dailies and quests, When items are priced, When pausing)
    • Option for AU to minimise to system tray (popups will only be enabled if minimised to tray)
    • User-Agent specification (allows you to set the same User-Agent as your main browser)
    • Account PIN setup
    • Ability to use PIN for withdrawing from bank and/or shop till
    • List automanagement setup
    • If automanagement enabled, option to remove items from main lists if item is found to be under a set profit
    • If automanagement enabled, option to remove items from igloo list if item is found to be under a set profit
    • Option to attempt to withdraw from till/bank if NP on hand goes below a set amount
      Will withdraw all money from shop till and then if that's not enough attempt to withdraw enough from your bank so you have two times the set amount
    • Option to send all items to SDB if inventory full
    • Option to send UBs to SDB (as an alternative to puting up for trade or leaving in inventory)
      Setting will only apply if the send to trading post feature for unbuyables is disabled

    AU Chat Settings **NEW**
    • Play chat sound for new messages (applies when chat window is not active)
    • Autojoin chat upon authorization
    • Allow other chat users to view your 9 recent buys data
    • Ability to change chat foreground and background colors
    • Option to use restock alerts for current shops
      If this is enabled and other people who are restocking in the same shop(s) as you are connected to the private chat, you will be able to use their restock alerts - so if they see the restock before you or while you are on a pause, you will still be able to catch the restock as AU will refresh in the shop immediatly after receiving the alert.
    • Option to use restock alerts for all shops
      With this feature enabled, if AU receives a restock alert from someone else in the chat for ANY shop, it will check to see if you have a list saved for that shop. (Note: Lists must be saved in the /lists/ directory as txt files and must have the shop ID as their name, e.g 14.txt for Chocolate). If the list exists for the shop, AU will refresh at the shop and attempt to catch the restock!

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    The screenshot above shows the autopricing utility. This can be used to manually autoprice items. Items priced using the utility will be saved in the autopricing session log but will not be saved in the event viewer.
    Using the autopricer screen, you can transfer items from your inventory and into your shop. Your shop stock will then be loaded (in descending price order - so items which haven't been priced will always be at the top). You can then select items from your shop which you want to be priced. The autopricer will find prices for these items using your autopricing settings. Once prices are found, the data view will be updated. You can change any of the prices manually if you want, by double clicking the 'New Price' cell. The 'Update prices' button can then be used to update your shop.

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    You can use the AU item lookup to find item details on any item. The lookup utility will use Jellyneo to find detailed information on the item, along with a shop wizard search.
    Note than if you select an item name in your main event view, and then click the lookup icon, the name will be copied to the lookup screen for you.

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    As can be seen in the screenshot above, AU keeps track of over 25 statistics for you - and these can be viewed by opening the statistics viewer.

    The application also provides a facility to withdraw neopoints from your shop till or bank, and a sizeable session log which keeps a record of everything which has happened during your session. This log is automatically saved to your logs directory upon closing the application.

    Requirements
    • The .NET framework 4.0 from Microsoft
    • Firefox v18+ if you want to use login import feature
    Note: Vista may come with the framework already installed, XP doesn't.

    Installation
    • Download the .zip file and extract it
    • Move the Acheteur Ultime folder to a location of your preference (note that moving the folder later to another location will result in you loosing your saved settings)
    • Run the Acheteur Ultime.exe application
    • If you have problems authorizing, it is very like that this is caused by a firewall or internet security software blocking the program from using the internet.

    Please post any comments, suggestions, questions or problems as a here or as a comment in the downloads section.
     
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  2. expon

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    ***New Feature!*** (Added Dec 09)
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    There is now a private chat built in to AU which is available to all AU users! The chat is meant for fun and to compare buys with other users. You can switch to that chat window at any time by clicking the neofriends.net logo image in the top right of the main screen. If you join the chat, your buys and fails will be broadcast to other users in the chat. You can also view other users 9 recent buys by double clicking on their neofriends.net username. You can turn this feature off if you want to keep your recent buy data private. The chat can also be used for AU's to share restock alerts. You can configure your copy of AU to refresh in shops based on restock alerts sent by other users' AU's via the chat connection. This means you can restock in many shops at once (not just the 1-3 shops your AU is refreshing in!)


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    Well I thought 4.0 needed a new topic ;)

    and here is a final list of the changes between 3.4 and 4.0:

    + New interface design
    + 3 new menu icons (1 replacement)
    + Main form shows session stats and 9 most recent buy pics
    (hovering mouse over pic shows details)
    + Proxy feature fixed and 'proxy test' added
    + Built in list creator (uses JellyNeo)
    (replaces list download feature)
    + Lists separated for restocking in > 1 main shop
    + Improved item lookup (uses JellyNeo rather than NeoItems)
    + Remove duplicates is now automated
    + Lab ray is now a daily option
    + Marrow guess is now a daily option
    + Unbuyables can be autosent to trading post
    (wishlist can be specified)
    + More than 1 of the same item can be sent to shop and priced at once
    + Allows custom useragent string specification
    + Can import firefox 3 neopets cookie string
    + Can export cookie string for use with firefox 3
    (this means you can switch between program and browser without
    relogging in. You still shouldn't use both at once)
    + Can filter main item and event views
    + Item stock drop down menus from status bar of main form
    (replaces current stock window)
    + Can click any currently in stock item on main form and
    'item actions' menu will be shown
    + Can toggle between item view and event view on main form
    + Improved method of doing dailies - provides you with real time updates
    + Event view shows dailies, autopriced items, random events & quests
    (replaces the old forms for each)
    + Autopricer saves log of all priced items, and user can now
    manually price an item if needed
    + Auto shop size upgrade improved
    + Can reset autopricing form
    + Can choose where PIN must be used (bank/shop/none)
    + Withdraw neopoints form shows amounts formatted with commas
    and amounts update as soon as withdrawals are made
    + New setting to set "error" from optimum point for Optical Neopet Recognition
    + List automanagement separated for main/igloo lists
    + If list auto-management enabled, update feature is run when processes started
    + Added color coding for queen/space/fountain quests
    + Replaced VBScript sounds with wav sounds
    + Minute pauses now stop ALL running processes completely for their interval
    + Improved session log viewer
    + Logs will autosave when logout or program closed
    + New app icon
    + Replaced method of getting and saving settings & stats (so quicker startup)
    + AU will now find 'value' of item even if you don't have it set to autoprice
    + Reset defaults button on color coding form
    + Item table view now formats cost, value, profit with commas
    + Improved method of stopping processes and minute pausing
    + New default color scheme
    + New statistics shown for total profit and total amount withdrawn from till
    + Fixed bug where igloo was sometimes checked during main shop restock resulting in slower refresh at main shop
    + Fixed bug where after restock pauses were sometimes confused with refresh count pauses
    + Fixed bug where main screen was hidden after successful login
     
  3. Hally

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    *drool*

    Such a pretty interface.

    I was just about to go out, but I decided to pop in and put a post up. Looks great. I'll do some testing and let you know what I think about the actual functionality.

    :*
     
  4. Freya

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    Firefox 3.5 cookie import/export - Damm it now I'll actually have to upgrade
    Looks awesome *looks for the download*
     
  5. Jaggerrr

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    This looks awesome i was just frothing over v3.4.

    I'll have to give it a go sometime through the week

    Top work
     
  6. Patty

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    the autobuyer pics look so sexy :p


    im trying to use it but it says im not authorized :(
     
  7. Skyle

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    Wow! You have really set the standard mate! No good when I'm releasing my AB haha compared to this :O
     
  8. Heya_old

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    i give it a 9/10 :D

    I think its really good, but... GUI could have SLIGHT improvements in my mind. I don't really like the style of the auth/login panel that much either, but overall, very very nice :)

    I fell like some of it is kind of overwelling, making stuff confusing. I guess i can say organization is the main thing i don't like. I fell like its too complex, and 3.4 was less complex and MUCH better organized. I still personally prefer 3.4 to 4.0 :D

    I only wish this as in java instead of vb.net :D
     
  9. expon

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    lol.. well thanks for the compliments :D

    I don't know how you can prefer 3.4 to 4.0.. :p the interface is much better imo, but also the running of the program is much more smooth.

    pattyfatty I don't know why you are having authorization problems.. check that you have .NET framework 3.5 installed and that AU isn't being blocked by a firewall or any internet security software you have installed.
     
  10. Skyle

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    I can understand that the actual program is quite complex but once you get used to it, you'll be loving it as I am even though I am using my own Autobuyer :p. Great stuff tho expon, btw have you got MSN? Need to ask a quick question.
     
  11. expon

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    yeah, mb4000@gmail.com
     
  12. lazypando

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    <3

    the interface is...awesome :)
    I really like the new metallic colors as opposed to the old super bright ones.
     
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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    OMG. You just made me a fanboy.

    Expon, this problem looks so OMG. and the feature's are so OMG.

    :D You're the best :p
     
  14. lazypando

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    problem?
    lol XD
     
  15. CoS

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    Looks awesome :D Cant wait!!
     
  16. Zer0

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    smexyyyyyyyyy
    If AU 4.0 was a woman, I'd marry it. <3
     
  17. lazypando

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    only a true nerd would say that :p
     
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    Only a blind person would deny it :D
     
  19. Lightning

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    Re: Acheteur Ultime v4.0

    OMG, it's godly!! ILU, expon :kiss: *although I'm not gay*

    It's amazing...*drools*
     
  20. Will

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    It's so pretty :eek:


    Now, that is just tops.
     

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