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Brad Pitt    1077
Brad Pitt

If you're having issues installing / running backpack.tf automatic, post here.

 

Old link: https://bitbucket.org/srabouin/backpack.tf-automatic

 

Current link: https://bitbucket.org/jessecar/backpack.tf-automatic

 

Some stats as of Oct 20, 2014:

  • 92 users have installed automatic

  • 70 users successfully sold an item automatically

  • 2649 users bought an item automatically

  • 3560 completed trades

Some stats as of Feb 5, 2015:

  • 1176 users have installed automatic
  • 883 users successfully sold an item automatically

  • 37258 users bought an item automatically

  • 153920 completed trades

It is really easy to install. Watch this guy install it in ~4 minutes (which includes download times) on Youtube:

Edited by K1ng
Updated automatic URL

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ϟAbeyenopixelsϟ    740
ϟAbeyenopixelsϟ

Edit: Wait, is it a SCRIPT or an APPLICATION? I don't want to test it out yet, maybe later.

 

If it was a script...There wouldn't be much hassle dassle. Its an application. You need to install it in your device to make it work. 

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♥Prof. Sugarcube♥    1486
♥Prof. Sugarcube♥

I had trouble understanding it, can someone give me a quick rundown?

 

It sounds similar to Bazaar's Buy Now (Which is awesome)

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cares    687
cares

If you want some personal assistance I'm willing to help you on Steam, assuming you use Windows. Add/message me if you'd like.

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Brad Pitt    1077
Brad Pitt

I had trouble understanding it, can someone give me a quick rundown?

 

It sounds similar to Bazaar's Buy Now (Which is awesome)

It's not like Bazaar's buy now since you keep the items in your own backpacks and do whatever you want with them just like you do today, so you're not limited to listing on a single website.

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advicebanana    14
advicebanana

steam-trade for node.js seems to have the ability to set authentication information such as a session ID manually.

Can I do that, too with this? I only see shaSentryfile in the settings and have no idea how to create that. A sentry file does not seem to be present either.

 

Edit: It looks like the shaSentryfile is a 160 Bits number which is the length of a SHA1 hash. The question is just, hash of what? If it's of an ssfn file, of which one? I compared the hash to my existing sentry files and, of course, it matched none of them. If a new sentry file was generated when setting up the bot, where is it saved?

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cares    687
cares

steam-trade for node.js seems to have the ability to set authentication information such as a session ID manually.

Can I do that, too with this? I only see shaSentryfile in the settings and have no idea how to create that. A sentry file does not seem to be present either.

 

Run the bot, it will ask for your steam guard code (shaSentryfile). It's really just a string, not a file.

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jusio    0
jusio

Encountered one small bug. If I start the bot for the first time, and stop it before entering my steam credentials, I won't be able to login into the bot again. Solution to the bug is to erase settings.json file. The cause of the problem is, that on first start empty settings.json file is created. On the second launch, bot tries to login using empty settings.json, it fails and in login error handler there is a code which erases contents of settings. 

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advicebanana    14
advicebanana

I don't have any experience with that, but the shaSentryFile is basically a copy of the steam ssfn file. I guess it would be possible to use that data and bypass using node steam altogether if you know a bit what you're doing. Google steam ssfn.

A sentry/ssfn file is 2048 bytes whereas the shaSentryFile value is 20 bytes (160 Bit), as SHA1 values tend to be, encoded in with base64, so that is probably not correct.

 

Edit: I just tried putting the steamMachineAuth7656... cookie for my test account into the settings.json, but unfortunately did not work. I was still asked to enter a Steam Guard code. :(

(Of course I converted it to the proper format before adding it to the settings.)

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Brad Pitt    1077
Brad Pitt

Encountered one small bug. If I start the bot for the first time, and stop it before entering my steam credentials, I won't be able to login into the bot again. Solution to the bug is to erase settings.json file. The cause of the problem is, that on first start empty settings.json file is created. On the second launch, bot tries to login using empty settings.json, it fails and in login error handler there is a code which erases contents of settings. 

 

What version are you running? I think that was fixed a while ago.

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jusio    0
jusio

I've built from sources, since it was one of the options from installation guide. But what I can see from sources  that the bug is still there, if line 185 of bot.js is reached, you will get guaranteed NPE later.

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Greevis    13
Greevis

I'm getting an error after I enter my username, password, and bp.tf token:

\New folder\bot.js:140
            settings.account.password = result.password;
                                                       ^
TypeError: Cannot set property 'password' of undefined

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dance    0
dance

I have an idea. Instead of just using this "automatic" bot for selling stuff, why not use it for buying stuff as well? Something similar to the "sniping" done on ebay

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♠Derpeh♤    1490
♠Derpeh♤

I have an idea. Instead of just using this "automatic" bot for selling stuff, why not use it for buying stuff as well? Something similar to the "sniping" done on ebay

My assumption is probably because it encourages/helps users shark or you become a shop for scammers/alts to dump their stuff.

 

Yes, i am aware the bot refuses marked scammers but considering steamrep's hilarious backlog of 6months+ to get anyone marked...

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cares    687
cares

My assumption is probably because it encourages/helps users shark or you become a shop for scammers/alts to dump their stuff.

 

Yes, i am aware the bot refuses marked scammers but considering steamrep's hilarious backlog of 6months+ to get anyone marked...

 

It also refuses trade offers from users banned on backpack.tf.

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HusKy    207
HusKy

I'm getting an error after I enter my username, password, and bp.tf token:

\New folder\bot.js:140

            settings.account.password = result.password;

                                                       ^

TypeError: Cannot set property 'password' of undefined

Fixed in v0.0.12

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Blazing    1
Blazing

How can I tell when this is working? I entered everything and it came up with a bunch of scripting which ended up saying "enter any key to continue", and entering any key to continue closes the cmd window.

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Brad Pitt    1077
Brad Pitt

If you get a message saying "press any to continue" that's because it crashed, read above what the error is, you can right-click copy and paste here

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Blazing    1
Blazing

https://bitbucket.org/srabouin/backpack.tf-automatic

Scroll to the bottom and read that common error message

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I went to the bottom, reinstalled OpenSSL [the 64 bit version instead of 32 bit version, as I have Windows 8 64-bit and already tried the 32 bit version] and reinstalled the Visual C++ package.

 

It still has the same message.

 

EDIT: Never mind, I reinstalled OpenSSL AGAIN and it turns out that you have to allow it to send DLLs to the Windows directionary rather than the OpenSSL file. 

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