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Realm Status

Version: 1.1.0.7
by: Ceromus [More]

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*** ATTENTION: It is important that you report bugs as you find them. Failure to do so will result in a buggy application specially in the european/korean versions that I do not personally use. I'm sure all of you assumed someone would report the europe version playing the alert file over and over but guess again! ***


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I wanted a working realm status monitor that plays a sound that will get my attention when the realm goes online or offline. So here is a beta version of my quickly thrown together realm monitor. The application loads the list of realms from "realms.txt" so if blizzard adds anymore servers you can just add the server name to the .txt file and it will work in Realm Status.

This application will check the server status url every 30 seconds. If the source code of the status website changes then it will refresh the website display (save you and blizzard a tiny bit of bandwidth). It then checks the realm you put in the box to see if the status site says its up or not.

Please note that checking the "Alt Method" check box will still not send out e-mail notifications unless you have the "Send Email Alert" box checked as well.


This application is written in C#. I have no professional experience programming I simply create tools that are useful to me to help gain experience. All of my programming knowledge is just from reading books and websites. As I continue to learn I hope to create a much better realm monitor without requiring additional cpu usage.


Requires .net framework 3.5

Future Plans:

- Find a way to make a nicer appearance but at the same time still allow users to add realms and maintain equal or better performance.

- Combine the applications into one .exe file.

In Testing:

- Implement the ability to send email alerts out notifying the user that his server has come up (specially useful for addresses that go to phones). *

*This feature would be useful for those people that go to that place commonly referred to as "outside". Personally I have yet to find this place! Every time I try to locate this "outside" I just get a bar on my screen that says "Fatigue".

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Privo - Alleria - US
Yes also use to play on Mal'ganis

-Version 1.1.0.7: No changes to US and EU in this release. Added alt sound method to Korean version. This alternate method will attempt to launch the .wav file directly if for some reason unable to play the sound the normal way. Also fixed strange popup glitch caused by a script on the korean website. As a result of setting the source to fix this issue the scroll bar is going to reset position every minute.

-Version 1.1.0.6: Sorry guys I meant to say Sunday instead of Saturday. I don't know why I typed Saturday so sorry im late. Here is the Europe version with the E-mail and status updates.

-Version 1.1.0.5: Europe version gets a make over. I am just parsing the html code from the europe site then loading that new source into Realm Status. Since I am setting the source the scroll bar is going to reset position every minute. If this is annoying to you then leave a comment and I will try to figure something out. I plan to implement the e-mail notification and status text box on Saturday for the europe version.

-Version 1.1.0.4: Korean version added by request. This korean version also has the email alerts and text box for status updates. Korean version checks every minute instead of 30 seconds (just like the EU version). I did this because the korean monitor website refreshes every 1 minute automatically.

-Version 1.1.0.3: Email alerts for US Realm Status. You can either use SMTP (currently only works with SMTP that support SSL) or an alternate Outlook method that creates an email and shoves it into your outgoing folder. Works fine in Outlook 2007 though the outgoing email seems to stay in that folder even after its sent so you have to deleted it manually later on. Currently Email information is not saved when you close US Realm Status. Im just releasing this version for testing purposes. Also a new text box has been added to the right of the email settings that Realm Status uses to provide error messages or status updates as to what its trying to do. It keeps track of what time your server went offline or online as well.

-Version 1.1.0.2: OMG I just realized I didn't bother to put a status change check in the euro version. Speak up europeans I am not using the europe version so I had no idea it was repeating the same alert over and over.

-Version 1.1.0.1: Fixed missing exception when unable to connect to server. You should get a message box letting you know it was unable to connect now. Also put a quick bandage fix on EU version because blizzard europe decided to add an "ALERT MESSAGE" in their .rss file as an item. You will see it show up in the text box as "Read Error" which indicates something unexpected was thrown into EU blizzards status page.

-Version 1.1: now has a EU realm monitor...consider it even more alpha stage than the US version. I will combine them to make a real application fairly soon. The EU realm monitor checks every 1 minute instead of 30 seconds due to extra work load.
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11-10-09 09:51 AM
1.1.0.4
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1.1.0.1
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10-24-09 05:27 PM
1.1.0.0
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1.0.0.0
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10-22-09 03:50 PM


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EU version?

Can you make a version for us peeps over the pond?
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Re: EU version?

Originally posted by Drokk
Can you make a version for us peeps over the pond?
I will give it a shot. Are the EU servers currently down right this second?

Also if I do this chances are it will not have a realm status display due to the differences in the europe system. It will be similar to this one but without the realm list displayed with icons etc. It will just tell you when the server you chose is up or not and play a sound.
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Re: Re: EU version?

Seconded a request for EU servers.

Originally posted by Ceromus
I will give it a shot. Are the EU servers currently down right this second
They are... /sigh Blasted emergency maintenance
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Re: Re: Re: EU version?

If anyone wants me to do russian speaking servers in the future europe version speak now. If no demand for it I will probably skip it since I am not too sure how I get the russian text to display correctly...I imagine everyone would have to install the language pack?

Edit: I should have something whipped up by either tonight (friday 10/23/09) or tomorrow.

Edit: Scratch that about the russian servers now the text is displaying just fine so ill add them too. Not too sure what caused the glitch I was experiencing in the first place.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: EU version?

Ok I put in a EU version in the zip file. Let me know how it goes...its not pretty but it should work for now.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: EU version?

Originally posted by Ceromus
Ok I put in a EU version in the zip file. Let me know how it goes...its not pretty but it should work for now.
Awesome! Does the job perfectly. Thank you! I've been wishing for something like this recently with all of the unscheduled downtime there has been.

Great work man!
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Nice work! Been looking for something like this. If I had the skills I would make a win7 widget that does the same thing.
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You guys need to let me know when you're experiencing errors. If you don't tell me then I won't know. I only discovered the EU realm monitor being broken because I was adding an exception for "unable to connect" situations.
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What platform are you building this on? VB?

I'm thinking of how to implement your email situation. You would need a basic interface that communicates to a pop server address. With the EU using .rss you can do that fairly easy by statements that validate the rss text. Simply making the program validate online/down entries.

It appears you are using a graphic for the US servers?
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Originally posted by Galtar
What platform are you building this on? VB?

I'm thinking of how to implement your email situation. You would need a basic interface that communicates to a pop server address. With the EU using .rss you can do that fairly easy by statements that validate the rss text. Simply making the program validate online/down entries.

It appears you are using a graphic for the US servers?
C# im working on the e-mail method for some reason when sending through gmails smtp it takes forever to arrive so it would be no good im working on resolving it for future implementation. I may switch to just grabbing the whole rss and validating entries i was hoping reading the rss entries straight would be more future proof but it looks like blizzard has extra stuff that I wasnt expecting.

The graphics for the US servers are provided by blizzards website. Its a very different status display. On the US realm status what you are seeing is actually provided by US blizzard.
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Fixed completely broken europe version, why didn't you guys say something? I can not believe it was sitting there repeating the audio alert and no one mentioned anything thats so embarrassing!

Edit: On another note I have the code for the email alert finished and will be putting it into place within next few days. My netbook has bit the dust so that slowed me down a bit. RIP little asus friend!
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Originally posted by Ceromus
Fixed completely broken europe version, why didn't you guys say something? I can not believe it was sitting there repeating the audio alert and no one mentioned anything thats so embarrassing!

Edit: On another note I have the code for the email alert finished and will be putting it into place within next few days. My netbook has bit the dust so that slowed me down a bit. RIP little asus friend!
I actually thought that was by design.
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Originally posted by getaddon
Nice idea, but what about Russian realm status?
The russian status doesnt work? Should allow you to select the russian servers you just need to scroll all the way down in the europe version. If those don't work let me know.
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Originally posted by getaddon
My False
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Status work's nice but
I don't have sound, there is an error:
(Не удается найти указанный файл - Couldn't find needed file)

Thanks, do you have the online.wav and offline.wav in the same folder? Also do you have the newest directX?
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Originally posted by getaddon
Ofcourse, ofcourse

Such problem also on my NetBook with last updates =\
hmm do you have .net framework 3.5 installed?
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