What you need:
Make sure the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher is installed. If you're using Vista, you've
already got it. If you're on anything earlier, you might have it already if
you needed it for some other program. But if not, you can get it either from
Windows Update or directly
download the installer for either x86 (32 bit)
or x64 (64 bit).
Next, download the client update application! -->
Unzip this executable to your disk someplace (A good place is your EQ Logs
folder). After a raid is over, run the updater and it will download the
latest version of the parser and any other needed files. It will then
start the parser automatically.
ALWAYS RUN THE UPDATER!
How it works:
TURN ON LOGGING
The attendance parser scans EQ log files to track guild member raid times
and loot. In order for this to work, you MUST have logging
turned on in game while you raid. If you don't normally have
logging turned on, just turn it on when raid starts and off when it ends.
/who or /who GUILD
Make it a habit while you raid to periodically do /who or /who GUILD commands.
This is the only way the parser will be able to tell who is present. To make
sure you get credit for your full time online, be sure to do a /who or /who GUILD
command as soon as you login for a raid and once more right before you logout.
You can skip the command if you die and are sitting at your bind point unless
you're leaving raid without getting a rez first.
DO NOT BE /ANONYMOUS or /ROLEPLAY!
The parser can't pick you up at all if you're /anon and seems to be flakey
with catching /role people. Being fully accessible also makes it easier on
raid leaders and people looking for buffs.
Official or Unofficial?
After running the parser on your log file, you'll have to choose what type
of raid each zone is. Check the Guild Policies
forum for specifics on what constitutes an official or unofficial raid. But a
basic rule of thumb is that the raid is official if it falls within the normal raid
schedule and it's a zone you're either participating in, on your way through, or
sitting out of because there's no room in the instance. Occasionally, officers will
have the people sitting out of a raid do other activites to help the guild progress
like faction work. This is also counted as official, but only while it lasts during
the normal raid schedule. Unofficial raids are anything else like off-day
raids, farming after the official raid ends, etc.
Currently the parser detects a new "raid" for each zone it sees people in.
After the raids are submitted, the web admin will merge times from each raid
into a single raid. This will take around 1 week to give people time to submit
their own log files. The reason raids are merged is to make the overall timekeeping
more consistent and prevent "double-dip" times from occurring which happen when
the raid force passes through the same zone more than once during the raid.
How to use:
Enter username and password.
File - Open Log File.
Choose your EQ log file.
Wait while it parses the file. Or Cancel if you want.
If you don't remember exactly what the raid details were, you can
click on the zone name to view the details.
Choose the raid type for each raid you want to submit.
File - Submit Results.