Former scripter looking to get back into scripting. Advice please?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Zap, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Hey everyone. Call me Zap.

    A long time ago, I did a small bit of scripting for Runescape using SCAR (a pure color bot from a long time ago, but the original author left the community for family reasons). It was pretty enjoyable, but real life (university and work) eventually got busy, and I left Runescape the game and the Runescape botting community. I'm looking to get back into botting, scripting, and hanging out with similarly-minded people.

    I've got some questions, and I would appreciate if someone could help me with them. I hope it's not too much, and feel free to answer whichever ones you feel like or not.

    • What is the current state of Runescape? Overall what is the economy/game like? Am I in a good spot if I've got an old account or two with good stats but bad wealth?
    • What is the current state of Runescape botting? What major bots are out there? Across the board, what do ban rates look like?
    • How should I get back involved with Runescape?
    • How should I get back involved with Runescape botting?
    • What is the current state of RuneMate? This community?
    • How do I get started with RuneMate scripting? I've noticed some guides and some Javadocs, so I'm pretty optimistic about the availability of documentation, but I'm a little swamped with the volume of pages, so I would really appreciate if someone points me towards some good starting points. What would be the minimal amount of knowledge I need to write and run my own simple script bot (like a fletcher or something)?
    • Who do I talk to if I'm curious about RuneMate internals?

    Thanks so much in advance!
     
  2. Talk to @Cloud for anything to do with the way the client works as he's the developer.

    Minimal knowledge would be a basic understanding of java (As that's what the client and bots are written in) or c# (As it's very similar to java and wouldn't be hard to transfer that knowledge to java). https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/java-in-30-minutes.1461/ (Haven't watched it but might be useful)

    Best place to start would be either of these tutorials for setting up your IDE (Depending on which you use) :
    https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/setting-up-intellij-for-runemate.324/
    https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/setting-up-eclipse-kepler-for-runemate.242/

    Once you're set up you'll need a basic script bot skeleton: https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/official-script-skeleton-java.243/
    And a script bot manifest (So the client and bot store know where the script bot is and what details to display as well as whether it's private or public):
    https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/official-the-script-manifest-xml.526/

    From here there are many paths you can take, one of which would be starting with a simple state based script bot: https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/an-introduction-to-the-state-based-script.1256/

    For a slightly more advanced approach which follows oop (Object oriented programming) you could try using task script bot: https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/an-introduction-to-the-taskscript.1614/

    And that about covers it. I also recommend using the open source scripts bots on the bot store as a reference (Change the 'Display' filter to Open source). Here's my old open source alchemy script bot before i updated it and made it closed source: https://www.runemate.com/community/threads/how-to-write-an-alchemy-script.1447/

    And finally, the RuneMate JavaDocs: https://www.runemate.com/developer/jdocs/
    They're a little daunting at first as there are so many classes but very soon you'll start remembering what's what and be able to navigate it easily.

    Hope that helps. And welcome to RuneMate :)
     
    #2 Aidden, Mar 9, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2015
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  3. If you want to check out open source scripts bots to analyse you can check my signature below.

    Have fun!
     
  4. Thank you both for your info. I will keep this in mind as I continue to learn.
     
  5. just to let you know, scar is still about Freddy1990 never left it, Wizzup and WFawki made there own version named simba, and moved ther forums from SRL to villavu.com
     
  6. Welcome to the forums, Zap.
    Great that you're looking into scripting! ;)
     
  7. Hey there, welcome back :)

    Now answering your questions:

    1) RuneScape is now divided into Old School and Evolution of Combat versions, both are equally popular (but Old School popularity is growing way faster than the other version), also it is more valued than EoC, economy looks fine, you won't have any problem to make money on game, an account with stats is still more important.

    2) Botting still happens at good considerable amounts (that's why we are here :p ), the major bots I know are RuneMate, RSBot (from Powerbot), Robotz in Disguise (RiD), EpicBot and Simba, bans still happen a lot (not in our client of course hehe), it is an inconstant that grows and decreases from time to time

    3 & 4) Play it, there's no other way haha, check out the game forums and the bot communities too, take a look at the current open-source scripts bots

    5) RuneMate is still a considerably young client/community, as you can see we are still in beta, the first major release happened last year, but we are growing constantly (in botting technology and community aswell)

    6) @Aidden answered this for you

    7) @Cloud and @Arbiter as they are the leaders of this project

    I hope you enjoy your stay :D
     

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