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Xfire XO Toolbar..is it against the rules?


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Not sure if anyone knows the answer to the question but I'll give some info on it.

Link to Xfire Messenger: http://www.xfire.com/
Link to Xfire XO Toolbar: http://www.xfire.com/cms/about_xo/

What it does:

Web Game Tracking
Automatically track and share your web gaming history.
Web games supported

Videos & Screenshots
Take videos and screenshots of Open GL web games.

Xfire Content
Easy access to the activity report, videos, screenshots and more.

Browser Toolbar
Xfire XO works in the latest versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer.

What I noticed is that you don't *need* to actually play RuneScape for it to track your time because once you are at the RuneScape website it begins tracking your time online.

I guess what it seems to do is track the time spent on a website? Also it doesn't interact with the game at all in any way so would it be against Jagex's rule to have this installed? And can we get in trouble for it?

Also I'm not sure if it matters, but you need Xfire installed for it to work, according to what the website says.

Here's a screenshot of it when it's inactive (It just displays my user name).


Here's a screenshot of it when it's active (It's now displaying which game I am "playing" I'm not even logged in).

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I'm sorry, but this feels more like an advertisement then a topic.

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I doubt it. Its no different then the Tip.It Micro Toolbar (To a degree) and since its allowed I don't see why Xfire isn't.

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Since all it does is monitor what website your on and for how long, as it does not interact with the game in anyway its not going to against any Jagex rules.

Although there is an easy way of detecting whether your Online or not just by listening to the JavaScript callbacks the game client calls when logging in or out. That can be done without any modification to the game code and therefore would not be against the rules either.


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It's not against the rules. It doesn't interact with the game, so it doesn't give any advantages. I've been using the Xfire to detect the official client for 1 1/2 years now.

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Yup I been using Xfire for this ever since I started, but I don't use Firefox as my "Runescape[Caution: Executable File]" (Which is all Xfire seems to see...) I use SK, and talked to the creator of it. He made it so I could change the SK exe to Runescape[Caution: Executable File] and so now the world is in balance again. Yay.


Xfire rules... :thumbsup:

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How in the WORLD does one play 1792 hours of "dirty dancing-the video game"?
What.

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How in the WORLD does one play 1792 hours of "dirty dancing-the video game"?


I was wondering that too... :blink:

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Dirty dancing the video game must be alot better than I thought.
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By the looks of it, it's like the tip.it toolbar. Like a small search thingy that can take pictures like Swiftkit.
As long as it doesn't bring any advantages to you ingame I'd say it isn't against the rules.

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