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Update: This tutorial is obsolete. Check out the nifty Mac application I made that does all of this for free and without hassle: Warmonger
To all those who are heavy Warcraft III players, this is for you. This tutorial will show you how to set up an autorefresh bot, so that you do not have to open and close slots manually every time you host a game. (it can be very tiring)
Download The Software
To start you need to download this windows (.exe) autorefresh: Click here
(This fileis a zip archive. Since it’s missing the extension, you might have to change its same to something.zip and then unzip it.)
Mount mono’s disk image and install the framework using the installer package inside.
Now check wether you have X11 by searching for it in the /Applications/Utilities folder. If you already have it, you can skip to the next section. Otherwise, you need to install it from the Mac OS X install disc. Insert your Tiger disc. You then need to scroll down:
Open “Optional Installs”
Now check only the X11 row and proceed with the installation
Unzip Warcraft3AutoRefresh.zip and open the folder you just unzipped. Now open Terminal.app (you can find it in /Applications/Utilities) and type “cp ” (do not forget the space after “cp”) and then drag Warcraft3AutoRefresh.exe to the Terminal window.
Now, type ” .autoref.exe” and press return (don’t forget the space before ”.autoref.exe”)
You can now exit Terminal. Open X11 (you can find it in /Applications/Utilities). Go to application menu and choose “Customize Menu…”
In the window that pops up, click add, then double-click on the new item’s “Menu Name” column and set it to something like “AutoRefresh” (it doesn’t actually matter what it is, it’s your choice). Next edit the “Command” for it and set it to “mono .autoref.exe”.
Now everything is set up, well done! Now, when you want to use autorefresh, just open X11, and choose “AutoRefresh” from the Applications menu. (Obviously, it will only work when you’re hosting a game on BNet)
Update: download link for autorefresh fixed, thanks VoltmanEXE!
Update 2: forgot to mention that the downloadable file for the autorefresh is a zip archive. Since it’s missing the extension, you might have to change its same to something.zip and then unzip it.
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