Claims to be a hardware bot..
Ran into this while web surfing..
"AutoMouse GAME BOT"http://automouse2.com/shop/step1.php?number=177
Interesting, claims to be a "hardware bot".
And they are kind enough to charge $130 USD for it.
First this idea is not in the least new.
I had pondered these things years ago (as I'm sure others have) when I was just learning real PC system stuff, bots, et al.
And I a few years ago was involved with a project where it used a real hardware bot.
That is, the mouse and keyboard input were simulated using a two machine setup.
Two machines. The bot machine had a programmable USB card (normally used for USB device development), and used an expensive high speed VGA port frame capture device.
Our bot is hardware based.
It is not interrupted by any signal and it doesn't leave any log record in the game server. Compared with software based bots, it will not be detected so you won't be banned.
False. How is this all in "hardware"?
Now it could act as a USB mouse or something where maybe some generic driver would be installed for it.
But then it would still have to either read from the screen or directly from the game's memory.
And that will at minimal take some "software".
This probably just some scam to sucker people in with fancy (but misleading or even completely false) claims. It looks it's nothing more then a thumb drive set to "autorun" some bot software on the drive.
Examining these claims in more detail:
It is not interrupted by any signal and it doesn't leave any log record in the game server.
All it takes is for the developer to actually implement something to "interrupt" this signal (poor English translation, what ever this really means).
And same goes for "doesn't lave any log record..".
No bot leaves a "log record on the server", well that is unless the client detects it and communicates to a server (Duh!).
In a way these things are partially true, but misleading.
Even if it was all hardware, USB devices have their own ID and signature.
So it would be easy for the game dev, (or 3rd party anti-cheat progs) to just look for it if/when they wanted.
And it can't be true anyhow. Even at best if the USB device showed up as a USB mouse, and, or keyboard there still has to be at least some kind of feedback of bot location, target, etc., for a decent bot to function.
If this is just some simplistic USB mouse emulator that can play back macros then you can hardly call it a "bot".
If you just want some macro loop and could just use key presses you can buy a nice programmable Logitech keyboard with more value for your money.
Again I worked on a real hardware bot (although incidentally not for a game) and if it was public, it would be easy enough to pattern to look for the two essential hardware pieces (USB mouse/keyboard and frame grabber).
Also this device obviously doesn't have a $1000 hardware frame grabber attached that is needed for even 20FPS'ish quality frame capturing.
Compared with software based bots, it will not be detected so you won't be banned.
Complete fallacy. First technically it's still software and again this software would have to run on the machine at minimal to get some feedback from the game.
..so you won't be banned.
An even more ridiculous claim. As if these things are some kind of magical talisman that gives you a magic +10 "ban shield".
In truth anyone using any kind of bot can get banned at any time. It just takes someone to report you et al.
Especially if it is a poorly operating bot and if you actually believed in this device to let it run 24-7.
I've even made bots that are mostly invisible where I could exploit something completely out of other player viewer range, etc., but only because the bots were not public and they just weren't looking for me/them.
Even then could never say "I won't be banned".Caveat emptor
. There are just too many internet scammers.
Now if they would spend half the time they take in conjuring elaborate scamming schemes and make a real useful product..