Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Running bots using minimal resources (Part 4 of 6)

Hello, on these series I will help you on how to setup a bot or multiple bots.My main focus will be not on how to configure and install everything, but on how to save as much memory and resources helping bot users with slower computers to experience a performance boost.

part 1  Virtual Machines
part 2  Operative System
part 3  Operative system Tweaks
part 4  Required software
part 5  Keeping resources to a minimum
part 6  Hardware recommendations and Conclusion

Part 4  Required software :
Instead of browsing and downloading all the required software (which you wont be able to do since you might not have installed Internet explorer) you will have to have the standalone installers ready for the virtual machines.

I Started by installing .net 3.5 and 4.0, updated the direct x. After that i did not install MTGO or MTGO Library bots, instead i Copy/Paste the already updated/configured folders. By doing this you are saving registration clutter (Such as unistalling info about mtgo etc) which isn't required. You can also remove the Graphics for the cards, saving extra room on your small HDD.

Optionally you can install additional software to make your life easier. 
I use GoodSync to synchronize my main PC PersonalPrices.txt with the virtual machines so I don't need to copy paste. Also use it to delete the Screenshots/logs/temp folders automatically every 3 days. Note that this doesn't need to be installed on the virtual machines just make sure your main PC has authorization to edit/write files into the VM's.

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