Toolbar usage (Firefox)
First of all, you have to define the correct setting for your universe/Galaxytool. If you use Galaxytool version 4.8 or above there is a simple way to configure the Galaxytool Plugin. To do this, logon to your Galaxytool account. At the overview page you should see something like this:
If you don't see this, it might be deactivated in User options. Now simply click on the button "Add settings to Galaxytool Plugin". The Galaxytool options window will show up with pre-filled settings:
Of course it is also possible to update/add the Logon Key with this button to an existing profile. For new profiles, you have to insert the OGame servername. You will easily get this address when logging in into your OGame account and copying everything from the address bar of you browser. Then paste it into the corresponding field at the Galaxytool Plugin Options. The Galaxytool Plugin will automatically cut all irrelevant information (like session and http://).
Finally you can push the "Check"-Button, if you like. It will check all your settings and a green dot will appear in the button if everything is fine. If an error occurs, you'll get detailed information about what is wrong, and the colour of the dot will become yellow or red. Yellow means that the Galaxytool URL is correct but another problem occured -- for example a possible error with your username or password.
Please note that the Galaxytool URL and username/password are only checked with version 4.7 of the Galaxytool. With v4.6, only the Galaxytool URL is checked and the version of the Galaxytool is received. With v4.5.4 and below, only the Galaxytool URL is checked but nothing else.
A red dot means that the connection to your Galaxytool could not be established.
In the end it should look like this:
If you would like to add some more Galaxytool accounts, simply repeat the steps. It is possible to add an infinite number of Galaxytool accounts. The Firefox Add-On can send information from one universe to more than one Galaxytool.
As you can see, for every Galaxytool account you can specify which information is sent. Please note that the setting "Submit also the contents of player messages" is turned off by default. If you would like to use the message archive in Galaxytool (from v4.7 only), you will have to enable that setting.
If you would like to delete one Galaxytool, just select it in the drop-down menu and click on "Delete".
Please notice that all changed information (added/deleted tools, changed settings) will be saved when you click on "OK". New changes are undone by clicking on the "Cancel" button.
Of course it is possible to configure the AddOn manually. This is done usually when you use an old Galaxytool. For this you have to open the settings window manually. To do this, click on the Firefox-Button and then on "Add-ons":
Find your Galaxytool addon and select the options button.
You can also reach the options screen via Firefox context menu: Just click somewhere with the right mouse, and select "Galaxytool Plugin" -> "GTP Options"
Now the Options window opens and you can create new Galaxytool profiles or edit existing ones.
Configuring for oGeneral
Since v2.6 it is possible to configure the Galaxytool Plugin to send the information to a local udp port. This will be used in future by oGeneral, a desktop application comparable to the Galaxytool. If you want to use this option, simply open the Galaxytool options window manually and check the checkbox at the top right corner. The Galaxytool Plugin will switch the view and you can now set different settings:
For more information on the oGeneral take a look here: http://ogeneral.de/
Here you can define how the status window is shown with CSS styles. For example you can replace left with right, so the window would be displayed on the right side of OGame instead on the left side. You can also set the position of the status window inside the iframe pages of OGame (e.g. opened player messages). This is an extra setting because otherwise if the status window is positioned on the left side of a message it would hide information like subject or sender.
The debug output contains information which can help support staff to help you with possible problems. To get a debug output, you have to enable the check-box "Show debug information" in the settings
If you try to upload something after you enabled that option, the status window change to look like the next 2 examples.
How it looks like with the most recent version of Galaxytool:
How it looks with an older Galaxytool (v4.5.4 or below):
Copy the text into a Paste-bin.
Do not copy the debug output directly into the IRC support chat window, you may be disconnected for unintentional flooding!
Do not forget to change your password. After that, give the link to a support helper when he asks for it.
Once the problem has been solved, you can disable the Debug mode again.
Requesting own OGame player ID
This setting is used to disable the request to the OGame server which is sent to get the own player ID. This setting should stay turned on because it prevents the Galaxytool from creating duplicate player entries and incorrectly assigned planets.
But if you get logged out after you logged in into Ogame, you can disable that function. This usually happens if the OGame payment-site from which the own player ID is taken, is unavailable or if another Firefox Add-On blocks those requests.
As soon as the Add-On finds something to upload, a status window appears and shows what information was sent. Some examples:
Important: The OGame window needs to be completely loaded for the Add-On to recognize relevant data.
Submitting espionage reports
From v2.5 and upwards, espionage reports are submitted automatically. Enable the option "Show full spy report" in the OGame options so several espionage reports can be sent simultaneously. The Add-On will only send unread espionage reports.
Submitting fleet movements
The Add-On will submit Phalanx reports automatically if the option is enabled for that Galaxytool.
If you you want to submit your own fleet movements, you have to open the fleet movements (also known as Eventlist).
After that, you can submit the fleet movements manually via the Firefox Context menu. Simply click on the command "Read fleet movements from page".
Finally you should see a small notice that the information has been sent.
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