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Asynchronous Dangerous Player Detection

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The purpose of this tutorial is to help beginner / intermediate scripters get a better grasp on how asynchronous 
threads can be utilized to create "real-time" listeners that can be used to monitor things like Inventory,
Health, or even more complex things, like if a dangerous player or NPC is nearby.
This tutorial assumes that you understand the basics of scripting and development in java, so I will not be touching on anything related to the setup of your IDE or where you need to export your scripts to be able to run them within Tribot.
For advice on what to do if you need help in those areas, please visit the fourth post in this thread, I will provide links to additional information and links to all threads that helped me make this tutorial possible.
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A thread is a thread of execution in a program. The Java Virtual Machine allows an application to have multiple threads of execution running concurrently.
  • Provide a Runnable object. The Runnable interface defines a single method, run, meant to contain the code executed in the thread. 
    public class HelloRunnable implements Runnable {     public void run() {         System.out.println("Hello from a thread!");     }         public static void main(String args[]) {          (new Thread(new HelloRunnable())).start();     }}
  • Subclass Thread. The Thread class itself implements Runnable, though its run method does nothing. 
    public class HelloThread extends Thread {     public void run() {         System.out.println("Hello from a thread!");     }     public static void main(String args[]) {         (new HelloThread()).start();     } }
  • Notice that both examples invoke Thread.start in order to start the new thread. Which of these idioms should you use? The first idiom, which employs a Runnable object, is more general, because the Runnable object can subclass a class other than Thread. The second idiom is easier to use in simple applications, but is limited by the fact that your task class must be a descendant of Thread. 

This is the most important difference between a Runnable and a Thread.
When implementing a Runnable you leave the class available to inherit something else.

When inheriting a Thread you are limiting the class from inheriting anything else.

Java does not allow Multiple inheritance:

Multiple inheritance--and all the problems it generates--was discarded from Java. The desirable features of multiple inheritance are provided by interfaces--conceptually similar to Objective C protocols.

In the Java programming language, an interface is a reference type, similar to a class, 
that can contain only constants, method signatures, default methods, static methods, and nested types. 
Method bodies exist only for default methods and static methods.
  • An interface declaration consists of modifiers, the keyword interface, the interface name, a comma-separated list of parent interfaces (if any), and the interface body.
    public interface GroupedInterface extends Interface1, Interface2, Interface3 {     // constant declarations     // base of natural logarithms     double E = 2.718282;     // method signatures     void doSomething (int i, double x);     int doSomethingElse(String s); }
  • As you can see an interface is not limited to a single inheritance, it is allowed to inherit from as many other interfaces as we want!
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How is this useful:

This image gives a good representation on how another thread can be utilized to run many calculations without blocking the processing that happens on the main thread of the script.
Thanks to @Starfox for this image.
Understanding how threads can be used is critical to the development of 'intelligent', 'reactive' scripts and can allow you to react to events in real time without effecting the run thread where most of your actions are being handled.
For Example: 
If you have a player performing a repeated action in an area where a player may come to kill you How would you constantly monitor if the player performing the action While also constantly monitoring if a dangerous player is nearby and planning to attack you?
  • Without threading we are left with a scenario where we have to create a loop that will monitor both cases, both of these seperate instances will require different actions. On top of that if we wanted to monitor for a dangerous player in a different loop we would have to bring the dangerous player logic to each other case where we might want to perform an action for avoiding a dangerous player. 
If the above sentence was confusing to you, do not be ashamed. In a world without multi-threading were left duplicating code and nesting if-statements creating very confusing, hard to follow code. 
  • With threading we are able to create another chain of events that will run in parallel (asynchronously) with your already running script code. This allows us to process multiple things at once. Therefore we should be able to monitor the player, making sure it is still performing the repeated action. While also constantly scanning for players that meet the correct parameters (things that make them dangerous).
This multi-threaded solution allows us to create ONE instance of each listener and apply it to an entire class. Meaning our main thread is left unblocked and able to perform other changes to the status of the script.
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Example Usage:


In this example I will combine the things learned above and show you how to asynchronously monitor for dangerous players in the area. This could be useful in ANY situation involving the wilderness, allowing us to respond in real time to an encounter with a dangerous player.


public interface DangerListener {    void dangerFound(RSPlayer player);    void dangerLost(RSPlayer player);}



/** * Created by Zope on 10/19/15. */public class DangerObserver extends Thread {	private static ArrayList < DangerListener > listeners;	private Condition condition;	private RSPlayer[] last_dangerous_players_found;	private RSPlayer[] new_dangerous_players_found;	private final long GAME_TICK = 600 / 10;	public DangerObserver(Condition condition) {		this.listeners = new ArrayList < DangerListener > ();		this.condition = condition;		last_dangerous_players_found = getDangerousPlayers();	}	@Override	public void run() {		while (Login.getLoginState() != Login.STATE.INGAME) {			General.sleep(500);		}		while (true) {			if (Login.getLoginState() != Login.STATE.INGAME) continue;			if (!condition.active()) {				// If the condition is false we want to                                 // subtract the last known dangerous players				if (last_dangerous_players_found.length > 0)                                     for (RSPlayer p: last_dangerous_players_found)				        subtractedTrigger(p);				continue;			} else {				// If the condition is true				// Update new player list				new_dangerous_players_found = getDangerousPlayers();				// Create list of removed objects by removing all of the newly 				// found players (Whatever is left are the removed players)				List < RSPlayer > removed = new LinkedList < RSPlayer > (Arrays.asList(last_dangerous_players_found));				removed.removeAll(Arrays.asList(new_dangerous_players_found));				// Create list of added objects by removing all the last				// found players (Whatever is left are the added players)				List < RSPlayer > added = new LinkedList < RSPlayer > (Arrays.asList(new_dangerous_players_found));				added.removeAll(Arrays.asList(last_dangerous_players_found));				// Add newly found players				for (RSPlayer p: added) {					addTrigger(p);				}				// Remove newly lost players				for (RSPlayer p: removed) {					subtractedTrigger(p);				}				// End of cycle, old equals new...				last_dangerous_players_found = new_dangerous_players_found;				General.sleep(GAME_TICK);			}		}	}	public static RSPlayer[] getDangerousPlayers() {		return Players.getAll(new Filter < RSPlayer > () {@Override			public boolean accept(RSPlayer rsPlayer) {				if (isPlayerDangerous(rsPlayer)) return true;				else return false;			}		});	}	public void addListener(DangerListener dangerListener) {		listeners.add(dangerListener);	}	public static void addTrigger(RSPlayer player) {		for (DangerListener l: listeners)		l.dangerFound(player);	}	public void subtractedTrigger(RSPlayer player) {		for (DangerListener l: listeners)		l.dangerLost(player);	}	public static boolean isPlayerDangerous(RSPlayer player) {		int ourCmbLevel = Player.getRSPlayer().getCombatLevel();		int theirCmbLevel = player.getCombatLevel();		if (!player.getName().equals(Player.getRSPlayer().getName())) if (playerWithinCombatRange(theirCmbLevel, ourCmbLevel)) {			// TODO: getSkullIcon native method is broken, await update / fix			// TODO: Make this check: playerIsSkulled(player)			if (!playerIsSkulled(player)) {				if (playerIsNotRunningOrbs(player)) {					addTrigger(player);					return true;				}			}		}		return false;	}	private static boolean playerWithinCombatRange(int theirCombat, int ourCombat) {		int dangerMinLevel = ourCombat - 7;		int dangerMaxLevel = ourCombat + 7;		// If the players level is within dangerous range		if (dangerMinLevel <= theirCombat && theirCombat <= dangerMaxLevel) return true;		else return false;	}	private static boolean playerIsSkulled(RSPlayer player) {		if (player.getSkullIcon() == 0) return true;		else return false;	}	private static boolean playerIsNotRunningOrbs(RSPlayer player) {		for (int i = 0; i < player.getDefinition().getEquipment().length; i++) {			RSItem wornItem = player.getDefinition().getEquipment()[i];			// Check weapon			if (wornItem.getEquipmentSlot().equals(Equipment.SLOTS.WEAPON)) if (wornItem.getDefinition().getName().toLowerCase().equals("staff of air")) {				// If it is a staff of air				return false; // We assume the player is skulled on accident or a bot that mis clicked and 'running orbs'			}		}		// If the player is NOT wielding a staff of air we know they are NOT running air orbs		return true;	}}

Created by @GotZoped with inspiration from @daxmagex.


/** * Created by Zope on 10/21/2015. */@ScriptManifest(authors = {"Zope"}, name = "DangerDemo", category = "Demo", version = 1.0, description = "Should asynchronously detect dangerous players in the area.")public class DemoClass extends Script implements DangerListener {    private ArrayList<RSPlayer> dangerousPlayers = new ArrayList<>();    private boolean firstRun = true;    // Action that occurs when a danger is found    @Override    public void dangerFound(RSPlayer player) {        if (!dangerousPlayers.contains(player)) {            println("Danger Found: " + player.getName());            dangerousPlayers.add(player);        }    }    // Action that occurs when a danger is lost    @Override    public void dangerLost(RSPlayer player) {        if (dangerousPlayers.contains(player)) {            println("Danger Lost: " + player.getName());            dangerousPlayers.remove(player);        }    }    @Override    public void run() {        // This is true on initialization        if (firstRun)            init();        while (true) {            // Print the name of every found dangerous player            sleep(250);        }    }    private void init() {        // Create instance of observer class        DangerObserver dangerObserver = new DangerObserver(new Condition() {            @Override            public boolean active() {                return true;            }        });        // Add this script as a listener for the observer        dangerObserver.addListener(this);        // Start the DangerObserver thread        dangerObserver.start();        // Set firstRun to false after this has been ran once        firstRun = false;    }}

Credit / Additional Information:
https://tribot.org/forums/topic/45600-snippet-inventory-listener/ (Information on how to declare custom listeners)

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Maybe you viewed the thread before I added it, but the last reserved thread is for additional information and credit.  :heart: 

Thanks a lot for the feedback though, I'm trying to write this up in between activities so I might not get around to finishing it until tonight... Stay tuned!

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Maybe you viewed the thread before I added it, but the last reserved thread is for additional information and credit.  :heart: 

Thanks a lot for the feedback though, I'm trying to write this up in between activities so I might not get around to finishing it until tonight... Stay tuned!



Sounds awesome, I would love to read it once its finished. You may need to get a mod to change the thread title though, as I don't think regular players can.

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I sent a message to two online moderators, I didn't realize that was the case.

Thanks for the tip!  :angel:

Edit: Thanks to @Mute for filling me in
In case anyone is wondering you can change your thread title by clicking on "Use Full Editor" while editing the first post...

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Great guide even though this is pretty old! Sorry for the gravedig but there's not really any other tutorials for this, and this works great so I assume people still use it.

For anyone using this in the future, I found a great optimization on the code. Replace the gametick sleep at the end of execute in the observer with this; 

int playerCount = Players.getAll().length;
Timing.waitCondition(() -> playerCount!=Players.getAll().length, 60000);	

That way instead of looping every 60ms it will only loop every minute or when the number of players in your area changes. My cpu usage dropped 1.5-2% while the observer is running. 

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      So... What I really wanted was you guys to share what you've learned so far to save me some time and money creating accs and failing. Is it worth it to invest on a combat bot to train my accs? make them wear armour? get them quest points? Is it just luck based? do you thing reports are really important? Feel free to message me if you feel like helping someone start out. 
      Thanks a lot
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      Fluffee's Ultimate Guide to Botting: Part Four - All About Mules
      Welcome once again to Fluffee's Ultimate Guide to botting series. If you haven't already read part one or part two, please do so here ([Tutorial] Fluffee's Ultimate Guide to Botting: Part One - Account Creation and Management), here ([Tutorial] Fluffee's Ultimate Guide to Botting: Part Two - All About Proxies) or  here ([Tutorial] Fluffee's Ultimate Guide to Botting: Part Three - All About Servers ).
      --What are mules?--
      Well in the real world a mule is an animal, another name for a donkey actually. However, in the RuneScape world, a mule is a slang term for an account used to store excess gold/items. They were commonly used in the dicing days, when the hosts would RWT their gold, and they wanted to make sure they didn't lose everything should something bad happen. And as RWT bans began to rise, mules became a common tool for botters as well.
      --Why should I use a mule?--
      Mules allow you to have a safe place to keep all your botted gold, so you don't lose it when JaGeX cracks down on your bots. That way, when you wake up one day and get that dreaded account disabled message you don't have to be too worried, as all that GP your bots worked hard for is safe and secure on your favorite mule account. With the help of a mule you've managed to thwart JaGeX again, and that's always a bonus.
      --Can mules get banned?--
      The quick and short answer is yes. If you're not careful, and you're lazily just trading all of your GP from your bots to your mule JaGeX can easily track the trade history and ban your mule as well just for having contact with bots. Want proof of this? Ask dicer Fishy what happened to all his accounts when JaGeX decided they were sick of his rampant RWT. He lost all of his accounts, mules included.
      Alright, so maybe Fishy is a bit of an extreme case but it does show that yes mules can be banned, and being lazy with trading only makes that easier. Luckily for you, I have some discrete methods to help reduce the chances of JaGeX cracking down on your mules which will help you keep that precious GP safe.
      Alrighty, before we continue I want to be perfectly clear here and I really want to avoid someone flaming the thread because "they've never had a mule banned". I'm not saying that you will be banned by directly trading gold from your bots to your mule. Heck, some people even sell gold from their mules without issue. What I am saying is that a ban is possible by directly trading your gold from your bots to your mule. These methods that I am going to show you are methods that will help reduce the ban rates, and just because you haven't revived a ban with your lazy methods does not mean you will not receive a ban. With that out of the way, let's get into this.
      --Should I level stats on my mule?--
      If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Let's make the assumption that JaGeX knows what everyone's bank is worth, and if that's the case (which considering they own the game, isn't a super far fetched assumption) wouldn't it be rather odd if a fresh account with absolutely no stats has tonnes of GP. That alone would make JaGeX suspicious as how would you possibly have accumulated that amount of money. Therefore, I would recommend you take some time and train up your account a little bit. You don't need any outrageous stats, just enough to make you blend in to the general population of RuneScape.
      --Should I quest on my mule?--
      Once again, if you have to ask the answer is probably yes. Again, we're looking to blend in here and most people who play RuneScape do at least a couple of quests it's just the standard practice. Quests such as Cook's Assistant, Doric's Quest and Goblin Diplomacy can be done in like 15 minutes total assuming you start with the items. As well, getting the 7 quest points (which you will from those quests) allows you to trade anything from an F2P account; which saves you membership fees.
      --How do I trade GP safely to and from my mules?--
      I think this is probably the most interesting part of the tutorial, and for many the part you're probably going to skip to. I'll be going over 4 methods in this tutorial, ranging from simple, higher risk methods to challenging low risk methods. It's up to you which method you chose, but it's nice to have options.
      Method 1: Straight Trading [Risk: High, Difficulty: Easy]
      This method is what you're probably using today, it's the quickest method to move gold from one account to another. Just login to both your bot and your mule, then right click and trade your GP over. It's fast, it's efficient, and it definitely gets the job done. However, we can only assume it provides JaGeX with an easy way to track down your mule as there will be a long log of trading history between the accounts.
      As a result of this, I wouldn't recommend this method, unless you are layering your mules. What this means is that you have all your bots trading a few mules, and then those mules trading one main mule. Even with that setup I still wouldn't advise straight trading your main mule as to me, that's just too obvious. However, it is the easiest method and you might prefer easy over safe.
      A bonus tip, if you chose to straight trade throw some junk in the trades. Hopefully this will help keep JaGeX off your back.
      Method 2: Dueling (Staking) GP [Risk: Medium, Difficulty: Medium]
      This method is rather straight forward, much like straight trading this method just involves dueling your mule to transfer the gold. It is a bit of a pain to do, as you have to walk both your accounts to the Duel Arena, but it should keep everything on the down low. If you don't want to do a lot of work, but want a bit of extra security then I advise this. Just request to duel your mule, stake all the gold/items you would like to transfer over, then have your mule kill the bot; simple as that. If you really want to save time you can have your bot just forfeit the duel however I wouldn't promote it. If you're already committed to going through the process of dueling you may as well see it through and finish the duel.
      Method 3: Falador Party Room [Risk: Medium/High, Difficulty: Medium]
      This method is actually kinda fun. Essentially, run your bots to the falador party room and have them deposit all of their items in the drop chest. Then, start the party, and on your mule run around and pop all of the balloons you can find. When the balloons pop, some will drop some of the items from the chest, quickly pick them up and keep popping! By the time the balloons are done falling, you should have all of the items!
      Now, due to the nature of the Falador Party Room there are some things you need to note.
      1. Other players can come in and start popping balloons, thus stealing all your hard earned items. So make sure you do this on a low population world.
      2. If you don't pick up the items after popping, you can lose the items.
      3. If you add more then 50k on F2P, NPC's in Falador announce that something is going on in the Party Room, so you really do need to be fast.
      4. It costs 10k to pull the lever and start the party.
      Overall, this is a fun method and surely cannot be traced. However, it's quite risky and you could have some guy come in and pop a balloon to find all your GP sitting there on the ground.
      Method 4: Grand Exchange Money Laundering [Risk: Medium, Difficulty: High]
      This method is extremely unknown. I actually attempted to google this, and found one post about it; so you're welcome TRiBot
      This method was popular back when Free Trade was removed, and RWT companies needed to move gold across multiple accounts. Essentially, what you'll be doing with this method is finding an extremely low volume item on the Grand Exchange, and then buying it on your bots for a ridiculous price, while selling it on your mule thus transferring the money from one account to another via the Grand Exchange.
      Essentially, if there's no offers for an item (I'll use a Law Rune as an example) the lowest offer regardless of the price, is the first offer to go.
      So let's say on the Grand Exchange nobody in OSRS is selling Law Runes, and I mean no one. So on your mule, after you confirm nobody's selling Law Runes, you go ahead and sell 1 Law Rune for 10M gold. As there is no other Law Runes being sold, the only sell offer in the Grand Exchange is your offer, and therefore it is at the top of the queue. Then, on your bot with the gold, buy the Law Rune for 10M gold. Again, as there's only one sell offer (the one put in by your mule) you instantly buy that one Law Rune for 10M gold, your bot now has one really expensive Law Rune and your mule has 10M gold, and the accounts never even saw each other in game; making this the best method for laundering money in RuneScape to date.
      Now, due to the nature of the Grand Exchange there's something you need to note:
      1. This can be flawless, if nobody else is buying/selling your item.
      2. Sharing items here on the thread, or with your friends is a terrible idea, as that ruins the method.
      3. You can lose your money, or atleast some of it, if someone starts selling your item while you're trading.
      And that about brings this segment of the guide to the end, to overview, we've covered what a mule is, should you use a mule, should you level/quest a mule and then how to discreetly transfer money to your mule. I hope you've enjoyed, and learned something from this lengthy guide, I apologize for the delay, but these guides really do take work.
      I do have one small question for you guys. As I've written four of these guides (with a total of somewhere around 8000 words), I'm running out of ideas. But I know you guys are not our of ideas. If there's anything you need/want to know more about, feel free to post it here or shoot me a message. And if I do chose your idea, it'll be fully credited when the guide is released!
      Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you enjoyed another segment of Fluffee's Ultimate Guide to Botting
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