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BlackBook Lite (Next-gen Banlist)

Submitted by Risc
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This tool originates from here

BlackBook 0.1.3
Copyright (c) 2007-2008, E.Sandberg (Risc) and A.Sahlin (destructoBOT)
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Please note: We have branched BlackBook into something we call 'BlackBook Lite' (version 0.1.1.0 onward). This version does not include the instant-messaging part, but has recieved a massive overhaul and lots of bugs have been fixed.

For news, see below.


This tool requires WinPcap (http://www.winpcap.org/install)

BlackBook is a next-gen blacklist by two guys from Sweden.
It features global nickname/ip bans with an approval-system, auto-refresher, delay-reducer, automatic kicking of high latency and foreign players, voting-system, slot-saver, and more. It can to some extent also be used as an instant messenger.

BlackBook automatically recognizes if you are using an old version of the software, and alerts you of course, but we do suggest that you visit the BlackBook-website instead of using the download provided here.

Post bugs/suggestions in this thread.

Note: This has not been tested on Vista.

Changelog:

0.1.3 (19-04-2009)
- Supports Warcraft 3 patch 1.23
- New feature: users can "trap" their mouse cursor inside WC3's window while playing
- New feature: silent mode (no text output in the lobby)
- New feature: a "Launch"-button that starts WC3 in windowed mode
- Patch-fix: real-time changing of the hosting delay working again!
- Includes the newest version of SharpPcap with a bunch of bugfixes and improvements
- Countless small bugfixes and optimizations as usual

0.1.2 (04-01-2009)
- Added support for bans from WC3Banlist, more info in the imports-folder
- Implemented a secondary latency check which utilizes Battle.NET packets
- Added slot ratio to ban-messages
- BlackBook now alerts you if a friend on Battle.NET has joined a game
- BlackBook now plays a sound when someone leaves and when the game is full
- Re-enabled the "Select Countries"-button in the Config-form
- Added a button for easy access to all available commands
- A couple of minor bugfixes and optimizations

0.1.1.5 (26-11-2008)
- Added new command, /dotaver, that displays the current DotA version (experimental)
- Added support for multithreading
- Major improvements to the voting system

0.1.1 (25-11-2008)
- A couple of new settings and tweaks for the autorefresher.
- New IP-databases.
- Uncountable bugfixes

Keywords:
banlist, ban list, blackbook, black book, delay reducer, delay, autorefresh, autorefresher, wc3
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BlackBook Lite (Next-gen Banlist) (Binary)

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16:23, 22nd Dec 2009 TriggerHappy: This could be useful and apparently it works properly.
  1. destructoBOT

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    Head on over to BlackBook and grab the latest version (0.1.1.5)!

    We have fixed some (all?) of the issues with voting, and added support for multithreading.

    As usual, we appreciate all feedback so don't be afraid to drop a line here!

    Happy hosting!
     
  2. Bartimaeus

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    Then only use one? I find it quite silly to have to run a thousand tools at once, instead of just one.

    Then go complain to them that they shouldn't steal ideas when they do? :wink:
     
  3. Risc

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    It has never hurt with a little competition don't you think?
     
  4. SilencShadoW

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    Error

    Hello, i get a nice error :)))
     
  5. destructoBOT

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    hi

    hi my black book lite work refresh or any thign help?
     
  7. Risc

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    Install runtimes at the site then try again

    Thank you for this great project, auto region kick and ping kick is what i wanted from wc3banlist and now i see you guys have done it!
    There's one bug i want to submit:
    Select Countries button on Configuration menu isnt working, no errors no flashes no actions totally nothing, its just like regular text with link cursor on it
     
  10. ~Void~

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    GHost++?
     
  11. destructoBOT

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    Isn't that a hosting bot? I would've guessed most people picked a non-bot solution if the choise was present (which it is, since BlackBook does those things Bart described).
     
  12. D3zmodos

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    I tried this and have a couple of problems with it so in order to help you improve your product and gain support here they are:

    Firstly, I only wanted to try this product, to see how good it was and if I wanted to actually use it as a replacement for Banlist. However, to my dismay, I found out that in order to use this product at all, you have to register. Now I dont know about anybody else but I dont really want to register just to open it and see exactly how good it is, I want to just be able to download and use (maybe have added benefits if you register but I dont think it should be a must.)

    (So anyways I went and registered just to check it out)

    Secondly, the GUI is very minimal, if you take a look at Banlist, you see tabs with different pages for all your needs. Blackbook only has a UI for the settings (I am talking about the program here I know that you cant have a UI in-game). Why dont you have a larger window with places for you to set settings and tweak the program to your needs.

    Lastly, the (rather small) issue of accessibility, the installer was a bit lacking (although I understand that there isnt that much to change apart from shortcuts) and then when I wanted to uninstall the product I found that the start menu had no shortcut to an uninstaller, meaning have to go open control panel -> add/remove programs ect which is far more tedious.

    Of course I understand that this program is in a relatively early stage of development and some of the above mentioned problems may already be known and you may have plans to address them but I mentioned them anyways.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  13. destructoBOT

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    I cannot thank you enough for offering us your time and interest! :)

    The reason you have to register at all is because of the global banlist functionality. Every time you ban someone with BlackBook it automatically uploads the ban to our database, and for orders sake we need to have some form of user structure. We tried to make the registration as simple and fast as possible, but of course it's more tedious than no registration at all.

    There will be a gradual development of the UI as we implement more of your (the users) ideas. As of now, with BlackBook Lite, all the settings and tweaks are available in the configuration-window (we always aim to keep a minimalistic feel on our applications).

    I'll see to it that an Uninstall-feature will be present in our next release (which you may want to check out if you are using WC3Banlist already).

    Appreciate your feedback, check back for the next version which will be released soon!
     
  14. Darentei

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    Alight, it's been some time and now I'm ready to give it a second try!
    Getting rid of the whole messaging part sounds like a good change. It was nothing more than obsolete anyway, not to mention lacking compared to the means of communication that pretty much everyone has nowadays (WC3 itself, for one).

    But more importantly, I look forward to less bugs... So time to test it!

    Also, a very late reply to some stuff on the last page:
    1) I did open BlackBook before I even started WC3
    2) Banlist bans are stored in an .xml file and can easily be read from there, be it with notepad or anything... Bottom line is, it would be very easy to import them.
    Just replace some parameters, although I'm pretty sure it's all plain text...

    EDIT: First problem: I am unable to configure which countries are allowed. Nothing happens when I click 'Select Countries'.
    I see this is a seemingly known bug. Also listed as (FIXED) on your forum, except it's not. I suppose that's the upcoming version... How annoying. Well, I can always hope it remembered my previous settings...

    EDIT 2: Crashed after entering a few commands, none of which worked. Also rendered VCK unable to refresh. Apparently, the two does not work together, an issue I did not have with the old version.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2008
  15. destructoBOT

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    Yes, we have already implemented support for XML bans and it will be available in the next release. I hope you find BBLite ligthyears better (because frankly, it is!).
     
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    make this vista compadable because some people are stuck with vista like me :cry:
     
  17. destructoBOT

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    New version out!

    A couple of new features and bugfixes, be sure to check it out! :)
     
  18. Risc

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    As I proposed above, this forum will no longer be maintained or watched for bugreports etc. Please visit the official BlackBook forums for support/suggestions @ BlackBook Forum
     
  19. Bartimaeus

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    Never heard of it before it was mentioned on wc3edit.net, somebody asked for it. I still have no idea what it does, or what it's even for, XD.
     
  20. D3zmodos

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    If I am correct it is used as a bot host? (but now back to blackbook lol)