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Old 2013-02-28, 08:17 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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SOLUTION: How to get Continent map on Dual Monitors


Ok so because I am sick of having to go and recheck the map every 30 seconds to organise people during the day I have come up with this solution using

https://players.planetside2.com/#!/planetstatus

and the iMacros addon for firefox. It takes about 10 mins to set up once and is really easy to use and WORKS! This may be slightly more difficult for those of you who are not very computer literate but I will try my best to explain it easily.



Step 1 - Install firefox and get the add on called iMacros from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...s-for-firefox/

Step2
- Close all other tabs in firefox and head to https://players.planetside2.com/#!/planetstatus

Step 3
- Open the iMacros side bar by clicking the icon in the top right of Firefox and go to the Rec TAB in the middle.

Step 4
- Click record, AND BE CAREFUL because you are now recording your clicks so only click what you need to in the following steps:

so in the following order you will need to click these things

Refresh the page icon at the end of firefox address bar
>world> mallory or Ceres> Fullscreen> the + (zoom) button next to the image of the continent map ONCE.

Then click stop in the iMacro sidebar.


Step 5
- Go to the Edit tab in the iMacro sidebar then click edit macro. You will need to add 2 lines of code on the end to make sure it keeps the map up to date and zoomed properly.

After the line where you see the name of your server push enter to create a new line after that and enter
WAIT SECONDS=5

I have mine set to refresh every 30 seconds.
Simply push enter at the end of the last line and put in
WAIT SECONDS=30

Make sure it looks like this

VERSION BUILD=7601105 RECORDER=FX
TAB T=1
URL GOTO=https://players.planetside2.com/#!/planetstatus
REFRESH
TAG POS=20 TYPE=EM ATTR=*
TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Mallory
WAIT SECONDS=5
TAG POS=1 TYPE=DIV ATTR=ID:zoomIn
TAG POS=13 TYPE=EM ATTR=*
WAIT SECONDS=30

Then click save and close.


Step 6 - You are now ready to use the macro, but first you must make it loop. I will now explain how to make it run quickly before you log into the game.

For best results open firefox and drag the window onto the 2nd monitor and click the iMacros icon to open the sidebar again.
Click the Play Tab in the imacros sidebar then Click on the #current.iim (you can right click and rename this if you like) icon once then add 500 to the max box and click play loop.
It will reload a few times then start the loop.

Close the sidebar by clicking the small X at the top right of the side bar or clicking the iMacros icon on the top right of Firefox

Then push F11 to put firefox in fullscreen mode and walla your done.

I hope this helps you guys out some.


Ps. there is a problem with the zoom feature where only sometimes it will zoom in properly which sucks and I can not figure out why. So until I can or someone else can you are stuck with the minimum zoom.


Pps. Fixed

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Old 2013-02-28, 08:35 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Definitely going to try this out, seems interesting at the very least.
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Old 2013-02-28, 08:53 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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So it's a macro that keeps refreshing the map/page?
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Old 2013-02-28, 08:57 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Originally Posted by bpostal View Post
So it's a macro that keeps refreshing the map/page?
yes, but with more because a normal macro that refreshes that page it resets all the settings and leaves you with the default world page on briggs with no zoom or fullscreen.
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Old 2013-02-28, 08:59 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Ah cool. I've got an addon for that but as you've noted, it refreshes the page to it's loaded default.
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Old 2013-02-28, 11:33 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Great idea bro!
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Old 2013-02-28, 01:00 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Hi, i figured out why your zoom doesn´t work. You have to put in a delay after the Server selection to finish loading the map b4 zooming in.

my macro looks like this:

VERSION BUILD=7601105 RECORDER=FX
TAB T=1
URL GOTO=https://players.planetside2.com/#!/planetstatus
TAG POS=20 TYPE=EM ATTR=*
TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Cobalt
TAG POS=13 TYPE=EM ATTR=*
WAIT SECONDS=5
TAG POS=1 TYPE=DIV ATTR=ID:zoomIn
TAG POS=13 TYPE=EM ATTR=*
WAIT SECONDS=30

abd works like a charm :-)

ty i´ll try it out over the weekend.
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Old 2013-02-28, 03:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Sweet, nice work!
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Old 2013-02-28, 03:46 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Looks good, will have to check it out thx rdizz
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Old 2013-03-02, 10:37 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Works great, thanks.

I created one macro for each continent:

VERSION BUILD=7601105 RECORDER=FX
TAB T=1
URL GOTO=https://players.planetside2.com/#!/planetstatus
REFRESH
TAG POS=20 TYPE=EM ATTR=*
TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Woodman
WAIT SECONDS = 5
TAG POS=1 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=TXT:CONTINENT
TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Indar
WAIT SECONDS = 5
TAG POS=1 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=TXT:FULLSCREEN
TAG POS=1 TYPE=DIV ATTR=ID:zoomIn
WAIT SECONDS = 30
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Old 2013-03-02, 02:09 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Cool! I think a live page is coming soon just FYI
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