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Technical Question


Seipher Caim

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Hello Geeks and Geekettes (yeah each specie has its female couterparts !)

I was wondering something about a technical issue i encountered for a long time.

Is it possible to use an "offline-browser" with Cybernations ? I mean, I know the terms of compliance forbid the use of softwares looking directly "into" the servers. So we're bound to use "client-side" softs to use data collected. I'm perfectly fine with that.

But my knowledge on client/server things is limited and I wanted to know if you are aware of programs (such as HTTracks for example, but i dont know if he is legit to use it on CN) that can make CN available "offline" by copying pages for later statistical use.

Could be much easier than "open all the window needed and copy the code" ;)

If this question is not allowed, mods moderate this entry !

But in all good faith and without any will to breach the ToS, i wanted to know if such a program exists and if it can be used...

Thanks all for your answers...

EDIT : I realize that i can be more specific.... I would like an offline browser able to keep/ reconstruct inner links between pages. I already use that sort of things but it's more a page per page operations and I cant have redirected link to offline pages. As you will have all understood at this point, i would like to be able to have offline the "alliance members list" AND the pages of each nations...

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keep in mind that I'm not a game admin or anything similar.

I believe that as long as you manually navigate to the page with a browser, you can do whatever you want with the data displayed.

What you aren't allowed to do is have any kind of a program or script that automatically loads pages.

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keep in mind that I'm not a game admin or anything similar.

I believe that as long as you manually navigate to the page with a browser, you can do whatever you want with the data displayed.

What you aren't allowed to do is have any kind of a program or script that automatically loads pages.

Well that's precisely my question ;) Thanks

Currently I navigate, load pages and copy then individually in order to get data (and well, it works pretty well) and I wanted to make a step further and gather more information.

You point well the fact that it is a double question :

1- Am I allowed to load pages automatically through a client-side software ?

2- If so, do you have prefered softwares for doing this ?

Thanks Baldr !

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If you saved the pages off the server to somewhere else, you could then process them as you like without any TOS problems. If you have some kind of software that does that, then by all means go ahead. However you will still have to manually go to each of these pages and save them again every time you want to update the stats.

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Anything that would automatically load pages for you is not allowed.

I'm not sure why you didn't create a topic for this or ask us directly. A blog entry isn't exactly the best place to ask this sort of question.

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1- Am I allowed to load pages automatically through a client-side software ?

No.

You can manually go to any page, and once you've done that, you can do whatever you want with the data.

But you can't use software that automatically loads the page.

If that were allowed, almost every alliance would have bots crawling the CN pages. That adds a lot of server load, and it isn't allowed.

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