Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
I programmed a small server checker for Star Trek Online. The program reads the sever status from the launcher website, so don't blame me if the checker displays server online when it's actually offline. :p

Features:
  • setup your preferred refresh time for the online and offline states of the server
  • play an alarm sound and display balloon tips when the server comes back online
  • start the Star Trek Online launcher from the tray or automatically when the server go online
  • check out the latest dev posts from the devtracker and check them for server news automatically
  • automatically checks for new versions of the ServerChecker

You need .Net 3.5 (<- link) to run the application. The program is not tested on older versions yet.

Download Warp 6 (88 kB)

Members of the 3rd Fleet already tested it out, it's virus free. Scan here if you don't trust the program: http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus

Any feedback is desirable! Have Fun.

Changelog:

Warp 6:
  • servercheck fixed

Warp 5:
  • bug at Windows startup fixed
  • bug at version checking fixed
  • options will now be saved in the application data of the user

Warp 4:
  • new option to run the ServerChecker at Windows startup
  • read DevTracker links are saved when exited
  • onlinechecker should no longer hang on certain moments
  • removed annoying timeout balloons

Warp 3:
  • get the latest dev posts from the devtracker
  • check the dev posts for server up or down news
  • manually check online state or update devtracker
  • changed some options
  • minor bugfixes

Warp 2:
  • grammar, spelling and layout fixes

Credits:
Zacharias Stahl (Windows startup idea)
Dustrova (spelling, grammar, layout tips)
Oliver Richards (idea)
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
02-15-2010, 07:33 PM
Neat.. you should figure out a way to make this a Vista/Windows 7 gadget.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
02-15-2010, 07:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sirurza View Post
Neat.. you should figure out a way to make this a Vista/Windows 7 gadget.
As far is I know a gadget is made of JavaScript, XML, HTML, and CSS files. I don't like all the webstuff but maybe someone here has experience with gadgets and is interested in making one.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
02-16-2010, 01:25 PM
Sorry for the doublepost but had to fix a nasty bug. Running the application at Windows statup will now work properly. You can delete the "Star Trek Online ServerChecker.pref" and "Star Trek Online ServerChecker.vis" files in the application directory.

Warp 5:
  • bug at Windows startup fixed
  • bug at version checking fixed
  • options will now be saved in the application data of the user
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 5 WOW Thanks man :)
02-16-2010, 02:03 PM
Awsome ... simple, clean .... works
Score: 10 / 10
Lt. Commander
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# 6 Vote for sticky!
02-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Everyone who uses this vote here
I am 100% for sticking this tool to the topic!
Lt. Commander
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# 7
02-16-2010, 08:07 PM
sadly this might be useful. but, giving credit to cryptic when deserved, the servers have been up pretty well in the last few days. at least when ive tried to get on.
Lt. Commander
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# 8
02-16-2010, 08:18 PM
I've also written a conky script for you linux people out there. I was using it during beta to check when the servers would be up for me to log in.

I can post it, if theres enough interest.
Lt. Commander
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# 9
02-16-2010, 08:22 PM
This is pretty neat. Good job mate!
Lt. Commander
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# 10
02-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catkicker
sadly this might be useful. but, giving credit to cryptic when deserved, the servers have been up pretty well in the last few days. at least when ive tried to get on.
Yea that's why I build in the DevTracker reader. Perfect for lazy guys like me. :p

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grelf View Post
I've also written a conky script for you linux people out there. I was using it during beta to check when the servers would be up for me to log in.

I can post it, if theres enough interest.
I haven't tried it out yet, but maybe my program will work under Mono.

Feel free to post your script, I would love to see some other implementations.
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