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Announcing SWMoniTOR! - Peer-to-Peer Live Combat Parsing

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Announcing SWMoniTOR! - Peer-to-Peer Live Combat Parsing

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Gaktar
05.11.2012 , 03:23 AM | #1
Announcing SWMoniTOR! - Peer-to-Peer Live Combat Parsing

We're happy to announce the public release of a brand new live combat parsing application. We released a few weeks later than we could have but we wanted to make sure things were pretty solid first. We hope you enjoy using our softwre and we look forward to continuing to develop SWMoniTOR for the SWTOR community. The application download, screenshots and other details are available at the SWMoniTOR website - http://www.swmonitor.com including several tutorials (with more on the way soon).

SWMoniTOR Features

SWMoniTOR is an advanced live combat log parser for Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). SWMoniTOR specializes in providing detailed, live feedback on your personal, group or operation performance during, immediately following or many days after your encounters. There are many powerful and flexible features for SWMoniTOR including:

Peer to Peer Communications

SWMoniTOR's peer to peer nature is unique among combat parsers for SWTOR and offers the following benefits:
  • Live - Data from encounters is gathered realtime from the members of your group/operation. No need to force everyone to remember to upload one or more cryptically-named log files after operations when they just want to go to bed.
  • Private - Your combat data is shared only between members of your group/operation, not transmitted through or stored on a central server.
  • Scalable - SWMoniTOR can easily scale to many, many times more concurrent users than other solutions that become lagged during peak hours. SWMoniTOR also doesn't require a beefy server capable of storing large amounts of historical data or using large amounts of expensive bandwidth.

Access to Full Details

SWMoniTOR provides full access to every line of combat data generated by your group/operation. Using the drill down nature of SWMoniTOR's parse viewer, you can easily filter down to the specific detail lines you are looking for to theorycraft or analyze yourself, your group or your operation into a lean, mean fighting/healing machine.

Analysis Tools and Graphs (coming soon)

SWMoniTOR will provide many tools and graphs to help distill down the massive amount of details that it gathers from your group/operation. Whether you are looking for specific patterns of activity or simply trying to get the "big picture", SWMoniTOR will help you do it quickly and easily.

Efficient Speed and Size

SWMoniTOR was developed to have minimal impact on your gaming performance.
  • SWMoniTOR requires very little CPU resources and uses only a few dozen megabytes of memory with a full operation of parse data loaded.
  • The user interface is crisp and clean and responds quickly, even with large amounts of data loaded.
  • The binary storage format for SWMoniTOR is also quite small; much smaller than the size of a zipped combat log text file yet still containing all of the same information and more.

Fully Dockable User Interface

All of SWMoniTOR's windows are fully dockable into the main application window (space saving) or can be free-floating (perfect for multiple monitors).

Compatible Export Format

If you want to use a web based tool to analyze/share your parse data, you can export the combined parse data of your group/operation from SWMoniTOR to the standard SWTOR combat log format and then upload it. No need to wait for 15 other gamers to get around to uploading their parse data.

Tutorials

The following tutorials are available on the SWMoniTOR website:
SWMoniTOR - Peer-to-Peer Live Combat Parser
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Mattiis
05.11.2012 , 03:50 AM | #2
Ive had it installed all of about 10mins and I love it. Cant really test it out much but tomorrow is the start of weekly raid days so im looking forward to see how well the raid sync and threat meters work, looks a hell of alot better than MoX.

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KyoMamoru
05.11.2012 , 04:10 AM | #3
One request would be allowing for a key bind [and a button] to be made to end combat immediately. On the dummies, combat seemed to continue no matter what.

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teemoor
05.11.2012 , 04:12 AM | #4
How do I setup this thing?! O_o
No FAQ, no tutorials, empty Options menu... Where can I put in my logs path? How do I connect to my raid? How... amagad so many questions.

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freescout
05.11.2012 , 05:00 AM | #5
Chrome gives a false positive on download...
Nothing harmfull in it, though.

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Dhariq
05.11.2012 , 05:29 AM | #6
Very nice work.

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Gaktar
05.11.2012 , 08:00 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by teemoor View Post
How do I setup this thing?! O_o
No FAQ, no tutorials, empty Options menu... Where can I put in my logs path? How do I connect to my raid? How... amagad so many questions.
There are some tutorials on our website (in the Forums section) with more to come soon (later today for raid setup and navigating parse data). We'll be adding a ton more configuration options soon but in general it should just run if you have combat logs turned on.

Here's a quick and dirty tutorial on creating a group/operation:
  1. Make sure you have logs turned on, run MoniTOR and hit your self buff. You should see your current character's name show up in the upper right corner of the main UI window (log path is automatically detected but we'll be adding in a configuration option later just in case the auto-detect doesn't work).
  2. Click on the Join button (the left button on the Group/Operation window), select the Create New Group/Operation tab and give the group a name (or just use the default value is fine as well).
  3. This will generate a key that you can give to other members in your group/operation (something like MoniABC123). To make it easier to pass out to others, you can double click on the key in the group/operation window to put it on the clipboard.
  4. To join an existing group/operation, hit the Join button and type in the key that was given to you. If you already have the key value on the clipboard before you hit the join button, it will be put into the key edit box for to make it easier.

That's pretty much it. I'll be expanding on these steps with screenshots and a lot more details similar to our MoniTOR installation guide tutorial.

Also, if you encounter any errors please feel free to post here or on our forums, we've done a LOT of testing but I'm sure there will be a few more glitches from a full public release and we want this thing to be as solid as possible.

Thanks!
SWMoniTOR - Peer-to-Peer Live Combat Parser
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rivsoft
05.11.2012 , 08:39 AM | #8
Wow...I've been actually working on a very similar project using the same concept: live combat parser based on peer-to-peer networking.

I will definitively have a look at it !!

Is it developed in .NET ?? If so, let me know if you plan on open source it and/or if you want some help. I will be glad to join forces instead of having two different projects doing basically the same thing.

Best regards !!!

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Seront
05.11.2012 , 08:44 AM | #9
I didn't see it listed in the feature list, but what are the chances of tracking effective healing or overhealing? If I'm not mistaken, it's unfortunately non-trivial. Since you don't get current health reported in the combat log you need to track damage and incoming heals on a per-person basis, and then attribute the healing appropriately.

Any chances of that in the future? I would love you forever. =) It's difficult to compare heals between my scoundrel and our guild's sage since at least in MOX parser it counts every bit of healing from the sage's aoe even if everyone is topped off.

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Gaktar
05.11.2012 , 08:59 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Seront View Post
I didn't see it listed in the feature list, but what are the chances of tracking effective healing or overhealing? If I'm not mistaken, it's unfortunately non-trivial. Since you don't get current health reported in the combat log you need to track damage and incoming heals on a per-person basis, and then attribute the healing appropriately.

Any chances of that in the future? I would love you forever. =) It's difficult to compare heals between my scoundrel and our guild's sage since at least in MOX parser it counts every bit of healing from the sage's aoe even if everyone is topped off.
We've already got a plan in place to track overheals and blowthrough heals along with actual heals. It still won't be exact but it will be a lot more accurate than it is now. The basic approach will be to track incoming damage on each combatant and use that to track how much of a heal was actual heal, how much was a blowthrough (actual heal + extra heal that was needed) and how much is overheal (no actual heal, just overheal). Where it won't be exact is when a players max health changes due to buffs and such during an encounter, but it's the most accurate way we can think of at the moment.
SWMoniTOR - Peer-to-Peer Live Combat Parser
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