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How to prevent auto-log out?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nematode, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Nematode

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    Having RL commitment means I have at times need to recall back to Luna and afk for a short time on end, usually 10-20 mins.

    I used to see those warnings saying I will log off if Im still inactive blah blah blah. Now, when I get back from a short break, my screensaver will turn my monitor off, and when I move my mouse, Ill see the game window, but without that message saying Im logged off. I can move a bit, then freeze, obviously already logged out.

    Of course, Ive seen peeps hang out at Luna for hrs on hand, just sitting there, and was wondering how do you do that. Is it a simple matter of just being where there is human traffic around you? Do I have to turn off my screensaver? Im in KR, if that "helps"...
     
  2. Inspector

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    if the journal keeps scrolling it somehow registers as your client being active and won't log you out. KR may be a bit different being as I don't use it but sitting at luna bank on a populated server should keep you logged in until server down.
     
  3. Maplestone

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    I use KR and at auctions I've been accidently logged out when afk even though the journal's been updating. Alas, I've never looked into any way to stop it from logging me out.
     
  4. Fink

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    For 2D, turn on the option "show names of approaching players", it'll keep your client active. I see you're on KR though, so.. yeah.
     
  5. Kiminality

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    KR might use different conditions, for timing out.

    With 2D, it's not simply the journal scrolling that keeps it from timing out.
    To generalise, I'd say it's probably any text that appears above an object in game, although I haven't tested the theory. Either way, speech, and the incoming names of players, keep from timing out.
    Also, movement definitely does, and toggling war mode seems to stave off the time outs. Not that that helps with going afk.
     
  6. aarons6

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    there is no way in kr to switch it off
    you either have to say something, or move..
     
  7. Maplestone

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    You can also manipulate an object (eg: move an item in your pack)
     
  8. Pickaxe Pete

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    The easy way then, would be to make a macro to say anything you like and tape the key down. Just make sure no one else is around....

    But it would be unattended macroing. (laugh)
     
  9. Maplestone

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    Well, the even easier way is to simply log out if you're afk for 20 min and log back in when you get back - doesn't even require any tape :)
     
  10. Also depending on your systems configuration settings, a screen savor may render network services to turn off to save power (usually a default in notebooks). I've actually never had an instance at a bank where my char auto-logged. So while your computers screen savor goes up, it may disable networking devices or your LAN settings and force you to log off.
     
  11. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    it would be better practice to recall to your house, or an inn and log out when such commitments call.

    Mark a rune in a room at an inn, in a quiet, non-faction town so that it's not likely to be affected by the current event. Then you can recall there and quit.
     
  12. aarons6

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    in kr when you hold the button down it doesnt do anything untill you release it.. macros are activated on release :(
     
  13. trammelite

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    create KR macro with activity-delay-activity-delay-activity-delay-activity-delay-activity-delay-activity-delay-activity-delay- etc and activate loop
    20 minutes should be a no-brainer
    never tried spamming sales messages and gating, but igf the standard client does not support this, try a mod
     
  14. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest

    there falls your problem right there, loose KR and all will be good for your tiny 'breaks' .