Hello, probably not a popular question, but I really want to get clarification on the rules to find out what I can and can’t do while I set up my multiboxing clients using software for the first time.
Basically I just use it to do splitscreen cleaner than I was doing it before with no software. But there is one thing I was thinking of lately that would help me multibox smoother on my end without any input broadcast (at least I don’t think this falls under input broadcasting which is why I’m asking)…
So this will be easier to explain with a picture… http://i.imgur.com/kT9qs.jpg
See the duplications of the hud elements showing each ships hp/capacitor&modules??? Basically I just want it so that those extra replicated windows are functionable using the mouse… Like I could click on one of those modules for one ship and it would turn it on/off using those newly created windows… Essentially it would be 1 mouse click going only to 1 client. If I wanted to turn all the ships after burners on I would still be clicking 5 times, the huds would just be easier to click on grouped together on one screen like that.
Can someone tell me w/ certainty, is something like this within the rules?
If you need more clarification on anything I said, I would be more than happy, My aim is to NOT break the rules at any time.
There are 2 issues. One is input broadcasting and the other is client modification. Neither are permitted. In general you should assume that any 3rd party technology that gives you an advantage over a player not using that technology is frowned upon if not outright banned. I’m not sure how you get multiple HUD displays in the same client without modification - maybe it’s possible, but I would submit a ticket to be sure.
A multiboxing tool that is OK can be found in the 3rd party developer section of the forum:
I discussed this exact topic in another thread, where I was corrected and I will forward. You may not “modify” the client in a way that would only display small parts of the client, such as but not limited to overview and/or HUD.
You can however have previews of the full client if you wish.