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Tip.It Microhelper

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** NOTE: This addon is not compatible with Firefox running on a Mac. **
** We are looking into it. **

Introduction

The Tip.It MicroHelper is a firefox extension that allows easy access to the vast quantities of data available on the site, encompassing the items database, bestiary, calculators and planners, the treasure trail coordinates map, and an easy highscore lookup. It works by adding an extra toolbar to the Runescape game window, which opens up small windows on the page that load up a "lightweight" version of certain areas of the site.

Confused? Let the pictures do the talking :)

Searching for Items

View an Item Record

Calculators & Planners

Stat Lookup

Stat Compare

Treasure Trail Coordinates
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Installing


This addon required firefox 2 or greater running on a windows or linux machine. At the moment, it does not run on Mac OS.

Download The Tipit Microhelper v1.3 Now!
Greasemonkey UserScript [?]
Source Code

Clicking the link above should popup a box similar to this:

If firefox is already selected, click OK. If not, choose the "Save to Disk" option, and after the download has completed, Choose File -> Open File, and navigate to where you saved the extension to.

If you've done that correctly, you should see a screen like the one below. Click install, restart Firefox, and you're good to go!

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Troubleshooting

The problems (and their solutions) that have been reported thus far are:

Clicking the install link spits out a page of weird code! Eep! Another way to install the addon is to click File, then click Open File, and paste the following code in the box http://tip.it/runescape/addon/1-3/tipitmicrohelper.xpi It should bring you to the installation prompt outlined above.

Game freezes at white java screen: To fix this problem, disable the addon from the addons menu in firefox, restart firefox and let Runescape load normally, then enable the addon from the addons menu, restart firefox again, and it should be fixed!

Menu's act "wierd" (i.e. Loading the wrong content, showing "false" in place of content): To fix this, click outside of the runescape game window and press Ctrl+F5, this will force reload the page and all of the menus. If that fails, navigate to Tools -> Clear Private Data -> Untick all checkboxes except for cache, and click the button. Then force reload the page again with Ctrl+F5.

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Updating


The extension has a built in update feature. When a new version is released, the above image appears and links you to this page to download it.

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License

The Tipit MicroHelper Extension and its source code are released under the following license:

Copyright (c) 2008, Tip.It
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and publishing of modifications made to this software is prohibited. Modification of the source code is permitted if the following conditions are met:

  • The program is not redistributed without written permission from a Tip.It administrator.
  • All modifications that were created with the intent of being used by any person other than its author must be shared with the community and Tip.It crew on the Website Discussion board.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

(Yes, it's a bit scary. In short: Don't distribute this app yourself, always link to this page if you must, and if you make a change/fix a bug, always let us know and we'll do out best to incorporate it in the next release. Don't go off and put it up for download somewhere else.)

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