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Exiled-Bot: A Beginner's Perspective

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Hello, I am aChallenged1. This is the same name I've used on previous bot forms I have been part of. I have used the bots for Everquest, EVE-Online, World of Warcraft, and others. I mention this to make the point that I am new to Exiled-bot, but not to botting.

The purpose of this guide is to help others who are new to PoE-Bot and trying to figure it out.

The first thing I want to make clear is that I expect the readers to have already gone through the tutorials and made level 2. If you haven't then, please do so, so that you are familiar with the basics of gameplay.

I have added images (via IMGUR) at the bottom to show the tabs and settings with items I think are important circled in red.

At the time I wrote this, I was using the beta v0.76h. Always use the latest bot version!

When there is an update to the bot, you will very likely need to recreate all of your profiles because they do not always work with the newer bot releases. However, from what I've read, your old profiles will be preserved, so you will have something to work from.


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Supporting software that is required

RaZe's "[Compendium]" is a great source of information. It links to various guides as well. Check it out.


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Location of PoE-Bot's files should be as follows:
C:\Exiled Bot Beta v0.76h\Configuration or something close to that. All files you need to edit or add will be found or placed within the folders found there. When you start out, you will only have a Default folder where you can edit files or add to them.
Files for the bot that are not "ini" are going to be "ipd" files. The "ipd" files are going to be for the Smart Pickit system and maps. Probably others, but those are the two I know of so far.

I personally use NotePad++ for editing most ini and other files. This includes the ipd files for the bot.


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DirectX 9
*Please be sure you have it updated to the most recent version before you start*
Where and how to set it up for the bot -- Start PoE and go to options. It's at the bottom of the tab, so scroll down to the bottom. There are three choices. You want "DirectX 9" the other two will not work.

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For those who are having issues with the bot not working and the log shows that you're using the wrong DirectX version and the wrong screen settings, there's a fast and easy fix.

Find the file "production_Config.ini" which you should find (in Windows systems) under Documents\My Games\Path of Exile\ and make sure that under the Display settings portion (in my case it starts at line 47) look for the line "directx_version=".

If it doesn't say, "directx_version=9" then change it to 9, but NOT 9e. After that, you should be able to start the bot and run it successfully.

If it doesn't exist, add directx_version=9 in the Display Settings. See example below...

[DISPLAY]
adapter_name=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
borderless_windowed_fullscreen=false
directx_version=9
dx11_antialias_mode=2
dx9_antialias_mode=2
dynamic_resolution_fps=60
fullscreen=false
global_illumination_detail=0
light_quality=2
max_PS_shader_model=ps_3_0
max_VS_shader_model=vs_3_0
maximize_window=false
post_processing=true
resolution_height=600
resolution_width=800
screen_shake=false
screenspace_effects=1
screenspace_effects_resolution=0
shadow_type=hardware_7_samples
texture_filtering=16
texture_quality=0
use_dynamic_resolution=false
vsync=true
water_detail=1


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Also, while in the options menu - make sure you have the inputs set to default. Changing inputs will either prevent the bot from properly running, or cause it to do things you don't want it to!

Immo's inGame Mechanics (in depth) This is a must read if you want to understand how the game mechanics work!

 

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Setting up the bot - initial.
The best place to start is at the helpful video made by MasterPulha: "How to setup the Exiled Bot - 2018 Edition"  - IMO, the video gives you at least 85% of everything you need to get started. But, it won't be ready for significant use.

 

Additional note: when starting the bot it will ask you to hide it and give you a list of processes to choose from. In some cases, it will simply close. If this happens, open the bot again and select a different process. Remember, the bot must be run as Admin. You can change the properties of the shortcut to make this a perminant thing.

 

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Main Tab
You need to select the client type here for the game. For instance, in my image of the tab I've selected "Steam." The bot will use this to launch the game from the Steam ID. Make sure you chose the version that suits the game you have installed.

 

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Map Tab
Characters are listed in an  Alphanumeric order in the game. You need to make sure that the Character Position indicator points to the correct character starting with "1" as the topmost character and incrementing with each following character as you go.

Act and Map - you must tell it where it is going. If you set it up to go to Act 1 / Fetid Pool, it will attempt to first go there via the waypoint system. If you have not yet gotten to the waypoint, it will then take the next closest waypoint. If you have no waypoints, it will then walk and kill along the way. It will grab the waypoints along the way for future use.

Personally, I always reset instances as I'm botting for XP, not to do quests - I do those semi-manually. 

 

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Pickit Tab
This is where you set up how your bot will deal with item pickup. The "Smart Pickit Settings" at the top has two installed choices, but you can find others (I've found one) that you can download and add. Adding any additional bot (E.G., jpick_forcesell.ipd) is done by downloading the file and then placing copies in the Pickit sub-folders. If you are just starting and have not made any new profiles, just add it to the Default Profile's Pickit Sub-folder.

You do not have to use the "Smart Pickit Settings." If you chose not to use it,  you can easily change how the system deals with selling and storing items by editing the pickit config file "pickit.ini"  and you can find an example of how to do so here: Pickit Configuration - See Response below OP

 

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If you want it to break everything, (E.G., Barrels) this needs to have the range set to something greater than zero.

I've set it to 40, to match the Chest range, though that's not the case in the image.

 

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Combat Tab
Movement and Combat
(See Images for Combat Tabs)
You need to set up the Combat tab properly to get the most out of the bot. The inputs for mouse seem to work best, from personal experience and comments found on the boards so far, if you have Left Mouse set up for Movement and not combat.

The Middle Mouse should be either the basic attack or a secondary attack you only use occasionally. Right Mouse should be your primary attack based on the gem installed.

For all combat actions, you need to set up the min and max ranges for everything. That mostly means you need to be aware of your weapon's reach. All weapons reach from a min of 0 in this game.

Daggers and Short Swords go to a max range of 9 while two-handed weapons go to 11 (without any range enhancements). Alt mouse-over will show ranges on melee weapons.

Bows and spells can easily reach out to 35, but at the low end, they will miss a lot at that range. The same is true of all weapons, actually, so if you're just starting out, set max range a little closer.

Totems and Auras seem to work best from the QWERT skills set. See image for Combat Tab Q for an example that I use for a totem.

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MasterOfSilence responded to a request for help with combat setup using auras, cyclone, and molten strike. It should be helpful with learning to understand how to work with other skills, too.

A little help on setting up the combat skills!

 

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Flasks Tab
I have not made any changes to this, yet. It is too early in the game for me to come up with a better setup than the default one.


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Alerts - I am not using this tab ATM.
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Client Tab
If you are going to have the bot start the game and log in, you will need to enter the path to the game here. If you are not using Steam, you may also be required to enter your credentials on this tab.

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Side notes:
Pickit tab - make sure to enable (check the boxes) for open chests and strong boxes, unless you want to ignore them entirely. Also, the bot does not even touch barrels in the game.

You'll also see stash tabs. I would suggest not messing with these until you do some research and actually understand how they work in the bot. Otherwise, you will have some serious problems.

On the Main Tab, you may want to check the "level gems automatically" box, the Use Town Portal Scroll box, and the Kill Necromancer box.

If you don't, then you will have to upgrade gems manually, and that's a pain. Also, your bot will log out and back in to get back to town, instead of taking a portal.

The bot will not insert gems for you, nor will it modify the combat setup when you change a gem, or one is upgraded. You will need to pause the bot (F12) and insert or change gems as needed.

A final bit of helpful information, since it took some looking to find it: how to pause the bot.
F12 is the game's Screenshot key, and it is the bot's pause button. You will find it virtually impossible to stop the bot once it is running. That's where the F12 key comes in.

F11 is there to reload the bot's settings based on the current profile, including changes you've made as it was paused. I haven't used this. Instead, I pause and stop the bot and then make changes and start again (in town).

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About the Progression checkbox on the Main Tab - It works up to Act 4. There are some things you need to be aware of:

  • It is not perfect so do not walk away from it
  • Pause [F12] it but do not stop and restart
  • If you stop it you need to exit the game to the login screen and start from there - if you don't  do this it can act really weird
  • It does not set the passive skills, so you need to do that manually every so often

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I feel as if I left something out that I had wanted to include. I'll update this when I figure it out.

I really hope this helps others.

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4 hours ago, abstract77 said:

Thanks for this, I'm sure it's useful for many out there!

Thanks. I'd really appreciate it if you could upvote it, like it, whatever that heart button is. :)

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Hello I configured the way you said and the BOT is working, but the character is stopped sometimes without doing anything and happens to die to mob several times! Do you know how to fix it?

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1 hour ago, Lexor said:


Hello I configured the way you said and the BOT is working, but the character is stopped sometimes without doing anything and happens to die to mob several times! Do you know how to fix it?

That, I have no clue about. I  don't AFK bot, so when anything like that happens, I click the mouse and that usually fixes it. Otherwise, I hit F12 twice and that will usually do it.

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I've added another image with information that explains a few items on the Main Tab of the bot. These are things I didn't know at the time I wrote the original portion. I figured others might want to have the same info as I have. Enjoy!

 

Eh, may as well add it here, too. So ppl don't have to go looking for it in the OP.

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Something else to add to the information.

For those who have issues with the bot not working and the log shows that you're using the wrong DirectX version and the wrong screen settings, there's a fast and easy fix.

Find the file "production_Config.ini" which you should find (in Windows systems) under Documents\My Games\Path of Exile\ and make sure that under the Display settings portion (in my case it starts at line 47) look for a line with "directx_version=".

If it doesn't say, "directx_version=9" then change it to 9, but NOT 9e. After that, you should be able to start the bot and run it successfully.

 

This has been added to the main body of my guide.

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So, I found another item I missed until now.

"Breakables" -- things like barrels and such it typically doesn't touch unless right on top of it.

I set it to 40 to match "Chest range" in my setups.

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Can you suggest combat settings for this:

mouse_left: default attack

mouse_middle: sunder

mouse_right: molten strike

Q: ancestral protector

T: herald of ash

 

with totem, and aura i've done already, but default attack/sunder/molten strike, whats the best setup here?

can't get it to work properly and clear mobs as fast as possible.

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1 hour ago, Rudneck said:

Can you suggest combat settings for this:

mouse_left: default attack

mouse_middle: sunder

mouse_right: molten strike

Q: ancestral protector

T: herald of ash

 

with totem, and aura i've done already, but default attack/sunder/molten strike, whats the best setup here?

can't get it to work properly and clear mobs as fast as possible.

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Right now, I wouldn't be using the bot. Alk has not announced that the offsets have been updated.

 

LM should be set as move only, but you can set it up as default attack if you like. Be sure to set the range according to your weapon.

RM Molten Stroke Priority 20, Max Distance 15, Min Distance 0, with 0 cooldown.  This is based on what Master of Silence posted in another thread that I've got linked above. Weapon Range is based on your weapon (daggers and shortswords are base 9, long swords and all two-handers are 11 or 12. Some skill gems increase melee range out by 18. Check your support gems to see if you should change that range number.

Sunder much the same as Molten Strike, but set priority accordingly. Higher priority means it's going to be used first if settings indicate to use it. The one that uses the most mana and does the most damage might be best set to unique mobs on the target drop down.

 

The best setup is what you think works best for the individual. You need to play with the settings to find what works best for you.

If you want it to break barrels and such, you may want to set it to no more than 5 in the Breakables. Otherwise, it will try to hit them from too far, or around corners.

Those are the suggestions I have, but there are no guarantees.

 

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14 hours ago, aChallened1 said:

Right now, I wouldn't be using the bot. Alk has not announced that the offsets have been updated.

 

LM should be set as move only, but you can set it up as default attack if you like. Be sure to set the range according to your weapon.

RM Molten Stroke Priority 20, Max Distance 15, Min Distance 0, with 0 cooldown.  This is based on what Master of Silence posted in another thread that I've got linked above. Weapon Range is based on your weapon (daggers and shortswords are base 9, long swords and all two-handers are 11 or 12. Some skill gems increase melee range out by 18. Check your support gems to see if you should change that range number.

Sunder much the same as Molten Strike, but set priority accordingly. Higher priority means it's going to be used first if settings indicate to use it. The one that uses the most mana and does the most damage might be best set to unique mobs on the target drop down.

 

The best setup is what you think works best for the individual. You need to play with the settings to find what works best for you.

If you want it to break barrels and such, you may want to set it to no more than 5 in the Breakables. Otherwise, it will try to hit them from too far, or around corners.

Those are the suggestions I have, but there are no guarantees.

 

Thank you!

 

Why not use now, what offsets? Do you need to reset them after patch, or that's just security procaution?

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31 minutes ago, Rudneck said:

Why not use now, what offsets? Do you need to reset them after patch, or that's just security procaution?

It's good to go, per Alk in the Slack channel.

The bot is only partially on your system. Part of it is on a server. Server-side is where Alk keeps things up to date. When there is a patch to the game, the needed pointers get changed. When that happens, he has to find the offsets and reprogram the bot with them. If you use the bot before he has updated the offsets you risk a higher chance of being caught because it may attempt to do something inappropriate. Always make sure that the bot is up to date. Best way to do that is to get the Slack app and stay in channel, or at least check it every few hours after a game patch.

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Combat settings - I learned something new!

 

Target Select (default All) -- if you change it to magic, it will attack anything but normal mobs. If you set it to rare, it will attack rare and unique mobs. It's always the level and higher than what you select. All < Magic < Rare < Unique. This gives you more control over spell usage for attacks that you want to use only against big baddies to help reduce mana usage and overkill. One-shotting little mobs and draining your mana means less mana when that big SOB comes up on your avatar unexpectedly.

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1 hour ago, aChallened1 said:

Combat settings - I learned something new!

 

Target Select (default All) -- if you change it to magic, it will attack anything but normal mobs. If you set it to rare, it will attack rare and unique mobs. It's always the level and higher than what you select. All < Magic < Rare < Unique. This gives you more control over spell usage for attacks that you want to use only against big baddies to help reduce mana usage and overkill. One-shotting little mobs and draining your mana means less mana when that big SOB comes up on your avatar unexpectedly.

Cool, was wondering if that works like that.

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[Eng Translate]
Hey. My Bot doesn't want to work, it only Clicks once in ~20 Seconds on the dot in the top Right corner of the screen. THAT is, executes the command, selecting a hero. And so on to infinity! Pokes at this point and pokes.

[Rus Origin]
Привет. Мой Бот не хочет работать, он только Нажимает один раз в ~20 Секунд На точку в Правом верхнем углу экрана. ТО-есть выполняет команду выбора героя. И так до бесконечности! Тыкает в эту точку и тыкает.

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I have the same problem ....with the top right area clicking in that spot. Can it be a direct X problem issue ? I mean the game doesn;t support direct x 9 now.

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On 11/03/2019 at 7:33 AM, barsani said:

I have the same problem ....with the top right area clicking in that spot. Can it be a direct X problem issue ? I mean the game doesn;t support direct x 9 now.

Any update on this? I have Tried to Force DX9 to no avail. 

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