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  1. What is "Best" Emulator? There is constant debate about "What is best emulator?" Even among developers! "Best" is relative question and depends on many factors: with hardware available and actual use requirements being dominate factors. More useful questions to ask are: What emulator is: - best for limited resource PC? - best for multi-instance? or maybe - easiest to setup and use by newbie? First: Easiest to install and setup by Newbie! ALL emulators are packaged by creators to be easy with auto installation! For majority of PC hardware, MyBot.run will auto set the required emulator window size for image detection to run as designed and use does not need to change anything. The challenges occur when PC hardware or configuration require changes for emulator to work with MyBot.run farming bot. So there can a couple problems with easy setup, that are easy to solve: [and are well documented in these forums] >> Memory limitations: >Running ANY emulator without lag requires about 2GB system RAM per instance. Some require less, but you still need RAM for OS to run without lag too. Anyone with less 4GB of system ram may have lag issues. : Solution: Set limit on memory use allowed by emulator, recommend 512-640MB maximum. Bluestacks requires editing registry, Memu requires custom settings on config panel. >> Display size limitations: >Bluestacks does not support full background mode, like other virtual box based emulators. [fakes BG mode by hiding window off screen, hehe] This means NOTHING is allowed to overlap the BS window (mouse, other windows, etc), or bot fails to operate as designed. : Solution: Use a minimum display resolution of 1366x768 with task bar hidden, or minimum standard resolution of 1440x900 with task bar always visible. Plus keep mouse out of BS window even when using Background mode, or use Dock mode. > Memu has internal feature to auto-size the window which will attempt to over ride MBR display size settings on PC with display resolution of less 1366x768. : Solution: Include hide the Windows task bar to stop Memu resize, and/or change Memu internal settings and force window resolution. >> Anti-Virus (AV) Program Compatibility: >All emulators store large virtual disk (VDisk) files on PC. Any installed AV program with real time scanning will constantly be checking these files and can slow emulator performance. :Solution: Exclude the emulator VDisk files from within AV program. > Some AV hook into the virtualization and significantly reduce Android performance. :Solution: Avast users may have problems, unless you disable hardware-assisted virtualization in troubleshooting section of Avast. >> Hyper-V virtualization Compatibility: Hyper-V virtualization support must be disabled with bcdedit. If Hyper-V is enabled, Virtual Box based emulators (all except BS1) will have lag issues, or may not even install/run. Second: What emulator uses least amount of resources? (and which run's best on MY PC) Here are typical rankings of resources required by supported emulators based on miscellaneous pile of random developer data: A >> PC more than 3 year old, SINGLE instance: #1 = BS v0.10.7 un-rooted set to 512MB memory >> lowest resources, fastest running, fewest issues #2 = Memu v2.5 - v2.86 >> if PC is more than 5 years old, may not support required virtualization and will have lag, v2.5 recently started having random wifi issues with CoC servers Note: If Memu runs without lag on your older PC, difference in resources required between #1 & 2 is less than 15%. #3 = BS v2.2 rooted set to 512MB memory or Nox or Droid4x >> About same, all work, but amount of lag depends on hardware when above have issues B >> PC less than 3 years old, SINGLE instance: #1 = BS v0.10.7 un-rooted set to 512MB memory >> lowest resources, fastest running #2 = iTools >> if you can get past Chinese only setup, works well #3 = LeapDroid >> not recommended due being discontinued, no new versions, future support limited #4 = Memu v2.86+ >> requires proper BIOS Vtx virtualization setting for best performance, older versions started having CoC server wifi issues lately. Note: difference in resources required between each of above is less than 10% overall. #5 = BS v2.2+ >> Easiest install/setup, higher resources than above #6 = Droid4x >> supported, but not recommended due overall speed, and various random issues with version updates #7 = NOX >> Supported, but not recommended as it has minor annoying problems due different control mechanisms than other emulators supported. C >> Less than ~3 year old PC with multi-instance required: #1 = iTools >> if you can get past Chinese only setup, lowest resources for multi-instance #2 = LeapDroid >> not recommended due being discontinued, no new versions, future support limited #3 = Memu v2.5 thru v2.86 >> fewest issues with setup/config, v2.5 recently started having random wifi issues with CoC servers Difference in resources required between 1, 2, & 3; is small, well less than 10% between 1 & 3. #10 = Nox or Droid4x > both will run multi-instance, but require significantly more resources than above. Note: resources required are higher when using more than 1 brand of emulator with multi-instance. Try to use all same brand. D >> Multi-instance with PC older than 4 years old: #1 = Run one native BS v0.10.7 un-rooted set to 512MB memory and run other instances inside VMWare Player v7.1.2+ (not workstation product which uses more resources) with Tiny7, each running same BS v.010.7 #2 = Run different emulators - BS v0.10.7 un-rooted set to 512MB memory >> lowest resources, fastest running, fewest issues - Plus up to one each of Memu, Nox, Or Droid4x that runs on the older PC If having lag issues with multi-instance set up, read this post to learn areas that may need optimization in your system. Final comments: #1 - If you need information about one of the emulators listed above, or want information on how to optimize performance for them; please search the forum for answers. This thread is not for discussing how to use different emulators. There are specific threads for each emulator type where this is discussed! #2 - This rank list has averaged data in it. There will always be hardware configurations that will use more/less resources to run specific emulator version, and can be more highly optimized to run one emulator better than others. For emulators where resource requirements are very similar, the ranking on highly optimized hardware may be little different. But, the top 2-3 will still be the top emulator choices. #3 - The rank order list is constantly being attacked from every direction, and comparing data on it can be like comparing apples to oranges. - Every time a new emulator version is released, it can be faster/slower which will change ranking slightly. - Development team is constantly working to improve and optimize emulator management to get best performance from each one. #4 - Above ranking is subject to change without notice and change at random times as decided by magic leprechauns that make up these lists.
  2. How to share bot settings with community using Strategy Files: MyBot.run has a special feature to enable easy sharing of Bot Attack settings with community! It is called Strategy sharing feature and is found on Attack Plan >> Strategies tab: With this feature you can easily share your attack settings to others, without need to capture many images of bot tabs, store on image sharing site, and post them in a thread! What is Strategy and how is it stored? : The strategy files are simple text files, saved in same ".ini" format as used in profile configuration files. These files can be edited with notepad, and then cut and paste directly into forum posts without need to used a file storage service (like Mega, or FileShare). Instead you can use "spoiler" inside your post to hide and store your long Strategy file. Here is what Strategy feature looks like in GUI, First you have the Load Strategy tab: Here you will find all the strategy files currently saved with your bot folder in the Strategies folder. Bot will load all Strategy files found when it starts. At any time you can copy new strategies files to this folder, and then use open strategy folder button to load them. When a Strategy file is selected you will see the Notes that are saved with file. There is also a "Load Configuration" button. When a new Strategy is loaded, it will replace your existing ATTACK settings. [You might want to save your current settings first?] Next you have the Save Strategy Tab: To save a new strategy file is really simple: 1-Give your strategy file a name. Bot will automatically created unique time stamped name if you do not edit this field. 2- Review the bot created notes, and add your own comments if needed. 3- Push the "Save Configuration" button, and your attack settings file will be saved in the Strategy folder. There are many ways to use Strategies. 1- Use them store your favorite attack settings, such as one for each push CSV, or farming method, you might use. When done pushing, you can load your old saved Strategy to get back to farming. 2- Use them to share your attack settings in the forums. 3- Use them to transfer your attack settings between bot versions. (copying profile folders between version is not recommended, can/will cause problems) Using Strategy feature is really simple, and will hopefully make it easier for your to share your attack settings with others! If you find a bug with this feature, please report it properly in current bug reporting forum. Thanks for supporting your community!
  3. Dec Update: Bluestacks versions below v3.0 have known compatibility issues with latest Windows 10 and Windows Server 2017 OS updates. 2017 Windows 10 OS "creators" update that is finally being rolled out to most PC worldwide. This update force enables HyperV emulation, and this is not compatible with Bluestacks v1 or v2. Compatibility information is available on Microsoft or Bluestacks support web sites. If you disable the new HyperV setting in control panel (and prevent latest virtual desktop features from working), BS v2.5 can be used on some Windows 10 PC. If you can not disable HyperV emulation, then you need to use BS v3+ on Windows 10 2017. It is possible to force BS versions prior to V2.5 to run with 2017 Windows 10 creators update, but it requires several permanent changes to system registry and other system setting changes (not recommended for typical PC user or PC being used for more than farming). Windows 7/8 users can continue to versions 0.10.7 unrooted, v2.2 and v2.5 described below. For all versions, SC game update sometimes require Google Play Store, Google Play Games, or Google Play Services updates to work properly.. Make sure you have latest versions in Play Store! Here are some notes on various Bluestacks versions for reference: -- BS v0.9.X - Not recommended Used by many community members. No reason to upgrade unless you have issues with Google Play Games and "Gamer ID". Has many reported problems with Google Play games and Google Play services auto app updates. These require you to remove/reinstall CoC app and Google Account with every major update. Since the October 2016 game update, this version now has issues randomly crashing game and returns to main BS home screen. -- BS v0.10.X - Recommended Windows 7/8 only >>> BS v0.10.7.5601 non-rooted Most older rooted BS versions crash since Oct 2016 update, but original version can be downloaded from FileHippo and is running fine for most community http://filehippo.com/download_bluestacks_app_player/64518/ Non-rooted version does require manual removal of free download games advertising. Just Disable 'App Sync' & 'My Bluestacks' Apps (Disable Option Is in AppInfo) To Remove Bluestacks Ads" or follow the instructions here > http://druss.co/2015/06/how-to-remove-bluestacks-ads-sponsored-apps-popup/ While BS is spamming older version BS users with messages to upgrade, and even forcing automatic updates to latest version; v0.10.7 is best emulator for running a single emulator on your PC. Fastest, lowest resources, and is heavily used by community with great success. Has had some minor issues with Google Play service updates not being applied properly and Google Play Games "Gamer ID" failing to operate. Unless you understand process for fixing app version compatibility issues, most problems with this version are solved with simple removal & installation, install latest Google Play Games, and the install latest CoC. 2019-Feb Update: Clash of Clans might not install or update from Play Store with error "CPU ABI incompatible" or so. In that case just install the latest arm-v7a version from apkmirror.com: https://www.apkmirror.com/wp-content/themes/APKMirror/download.php?id=599517 -- BS v2.0.X - Not recommended for new installations >>> BS v2.0.2 rooted ALL versions of BS prior to latest v2.2 are being spammed with upgrade notices. Most stable version found by MBR community is v2.0.2. The rooted version available in our forums was created by a Russian user and has some minor language/keyboard settings that are easily to change, and it works well. Most of Google Play games updates experienced with v0.1.X are gone with this version. Requires more system resources and users of old Core Duo CPU report minor lag issues. A portion of community have reported that this rooted version has same CoC app crash as all v0.XX versions. -- BS v2.1X - Not Recommended for new installations ALL versions of BS prior to latest v2.2 are being spammed with upgrade notices. Most stable version with spam free download found by MBR community is v2.1.7. Some Win 10 users report lag issues with all 2.0.X versions is lower using v.2.1.X. I recommend you download spam free native BS installer for v2.1.7.5658 linked from XDA site: http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/BlueStacks_App_Player Look in table of BS versions for v2.1.7.5658 and it has a download link. Then use the instructions in this thread using BS Easy to create your own de-bloated & rooted BS: https://mybot.run/forums/index.php?/topic/15318-tools-auto-root-any-bluestacks-remove-ads-08103096-to-2185663/ This process is not hard. But, There is no shame in admitting that creation of your own rooted version of BlueStacks is too complicated for you to accomplish. You can use any recommended version. Update: The newer v2.2+ versions of BS2 fix internal bugs with app compatibility, and bot has been taught how to better control them. -- BS v2.2.X+ - Most releases up through v2.5.XX have been tested to work better on Win7/8 systems - may not work for every hardware configuration. All version of BS after v2.1.8 included 2 different virtualization engines in program. They have legacy mode for older PC, and new virtualization engine that is using Oracle Virtual box technology used by some of newer emulators. New virtualization engine allows BS to have multiple apps open in separate tabs (in halt state when hidden - not useful for bot), and quickly switch between them. Development team has been in constant update mode trying to deal with v2.2+ BS and fact that is installs/behaves differently based on users hardware configuration. Many users of i3/i5 CPU prior to Gen 4 hardware are having issues with new virtualization support, and get errors such as BS is stuck trying to start up. One of our long time top contributors has posted rooted v2.2.27.6431 & rooted v2.4.43.6254 in this forum. So if your PC is less than 2-3 years old; one of these versions may work well for you. Note: It appears the newest versions of BS are now setting a default Android DPI of 240 in registry. The bot image detection is trained with standard DPI setting of 160 used on older versions. You need to check registry and edit/remove this new setting as discussed here. -- BS v2.5.X+ - Supported on Windows 7/8/10, Recommend v2.5.43 All recent versions of BS 2.5.x should work. A copy of BS v2.5.43.8001 rooted can be found here: https://mybot.run/forums/index.php?/topic/23339-rooted-bluestacks-25438001/ MBR v6 had some issues controlling latest BS2 versions. Since V7 release these have been resolved and BS2.5 works well with bot. The v2.5.43 has fixed most of the installation issues on older PC where wrong virtualization mode was selected, and run well on older or resource limited PC. All above BlueStacks Versions: Will need to apply registry fix to stop BS phoning home and forcing auto update without your approval. https://mybot.run/forums/index.php?/topic/19107-tool-remove-bluestacks-shared-folders-stop-spam-in-taskbar/ Just remember to run BS and add your Google ID after installation AND before applying the reg file to make sure BS initializes correctly first. If you modify the registry values before BS is fully installed, it will get stuck forever at blue loading screen and you must reinstall. -- BS v3.X+ - Supported (actually based on BS v2.10.X) BS v3.X version seems to be based on BS v2.10.X and does work. Though, DPI must be validated and manually set in Windows Registry to 160. See HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\BootParameters and find the DPI=xxx value and change xxx to 160. Full reboot with HD-Quit.exe required! Also, the Launcher is missing - so just install Nova Launcher using "ADB install" on the downloaded APK and all is good. Existing manual ads removal doesn't seem to work - for me this one did: 1. Launch adb shell using HD-Adb.exe or adb.exe 2. Within shell call /system/xbin/bstk/su 3. Then call pm block com.uncube.account -- BS v4.X+ - Supported BS v4.X version have now also the custom FPS setting like Nox or MEmu, but CPU consumption is even less... best I've seen so far when using 20 fps: https://support.bluestacks.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021616891-Introducing-custom-FPS-frames-per-second-feature-on-BlueStacks Having Problem choosing which version? Read this thread: What is best emulator? Best Luck.
  4. This thread is for users to post information after receiving ban notice from SC for using 3rd party software in violation of TOS while using MyBot.run. Note : ANY post that does not meet requirements below will be removed and poster will receive a forum warning. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! This thread is NOT a discussion thread. Anyone asking questions, or discussing ban notices will be warned, and post removed!! 1) Must include screen shot of PC desktop showing full emulator window, and MyBot.run Window! - Suggest you use Windows "Snipping Tool" available on the "Accessories" folder of start menu, but you can use any screen capture tool to grab image - Can not post images directly to forums, so you must use a image hosting site like imgur.com to upload your image and post link in your post. Your desktop image should like something like this: (Your emulator/bot window may be different.) 2) Include in your post answers to following questions (can cut & paste text below, then add your answers) Date received Ban notice Which version(s) of the bot did you use in last few weeks prior to ban notice? (official release, or MOD, specify version please) [Update] Which Emulator are you using? (BlueStacks, Memu, Driod4x, Nox & Include version #!) [Update] Have you ever bought gems? [Update] Which version of Clash are you using? [Update] How many devices is your Clash account used on? Which devices are they? What army composition was used? (goblin, BARCH, GiBARCH, etc) What attack search type were you using? (Dead only, Live only, Dead/live, or Dead/Live/Bully/TH combo) If you were attacking live bases, which attack type did you use? (1, 2, 3, or 4 sided; DE Side, TH Side, or Milk Farm) Did you use Scripted Attack feature? (yes/no, please list name of CSV script used FF, 8F, GoWiPe, AQWalk, etc) Did you have smart attack enabled for conventional attack types? (yes/no) If so, were you using drop near collectors? (yes/no) What was your attack delay unit? (1-9, or random) What was your Wave delay (1-9, or random) [Update]How much time per day did you use bot (24/7, or how many hours?)[Before ''Fair play'' news and after ''Fair play'' news] How much time per day did you manually play game? Were you in a clan? (yes/no) Were you in a clan specifically known for bot use? (yes/no) Did you use modifications of CSV files or other game files for CoC app inside Android emulator? (yes/no, and list type: Low GFX, auto zoom out, show traps, etc) [Update] Do you have other game modifications or TOS violating software like xmod or imod installed on your device since Fair Play notice started? (yes/no, if yes which one?) ^^^^ Answer yes even if you did a regular uninstall of xmod. It leaves files even after an uninstall. Have you EVER posted a picture of your base (even with name/clan blurred out), an attack log, or the number of resources you had in clan chat, bot forums, reddit, SC forums, etc.? Does anyone who knows your base name/clan know that you're using the bot? (yes/no) If you have a SC forum account, does it use the same IP/email as your clash account and have you admitted to using the bot or been banned on it? (yes/no) Do you have any prior violations of the ToS (offensive language, offensive base design, etc.) THIS IS NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD - DO NOT MAKE ANY POST THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN YOUR PERSONAL BAN NOTICE!!! Additional rules for this thread: - Do not post YOUR BAN notice unless you used MyBot.run farming software AFTER April 2016 "Fair Play" warning from SC. Bans are not supposed to be for retroactive bot use, so we do not care about any ban prior to April "Fair Play" news from SC. - Do not ask for more information from user posting ban notice! - Do not ask for settings data that may not be included by banned users! - Do not post asking community for settings that may lower risk of ban! Any post that is not a ban notice following guidelines in #1/#2 above from a MyBot.run user will be removed. Any User violating rules for this thread will receive a forum warning! Please follow guidelines above when posting. MBR Staff does not enjoy spending our time reading invalid posts, or giving warnings to users for not following rules. History: Due low past risk of using MBR we have created this thread to track if users are being targeted and to document our Bot use risk. Prior to April "Fair Play" notices from SC, there have been approximately 5-6 MBR users posting they received SC Ban in over one year of MBR available for download. All but one past user receiving a ban admitted to using other "high risk" bots, or discussing bots in clan chat. An example thread for previous ban information can be read here: https://mybot.run/forums/index.php?/topic/13535-just-got-31-day-ban-on-coc This past ban data translates into 6 out of 330000+ registered users, or less than 0.002% probability of getting banned (prior to April). In truth, Probability of ban was actually lower if allow for number of bases using bot software, as most users have bot working on more than 1 base. MyBot.run is considered a 3rd party program and violates SC CoC TOS. Any one using MBR software assumes all risk for using program. Your acknowledgement to accept this risk can be found on "About US" tab of Bot user interface. [Updated April 26 2016 23:30] Thank you for sharing your data on Bot use after receiving a SC ban. Following trends were found in data collected during initial wave of ban notices: Banned for "Using Game MOD's" = 27/29 [Includes xMod/iMod/CSV game file MOD] Banned for "Excessive CoC play time" = 2/29 [only unique data point was playing more than 12 hours per day in 24 hours prior to ban] Recommendations to avoid ban have been and will continue to be updated in "Fair Play" thread based on data collected. Bot responsibly and Clash On!
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