A simple World of Warcraft fishbot written in VB.net
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A simple World of Warcraft fishbot written in C#.

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I started this project during my freshman year of college…many, many years ago. It’s been years since I’ve played Wow and I no longer have the amounts of free time I used to. I’ve revised the code a few times since, but I can’t pretend it’s a shining example of anything; still, it remains a popular project and I hope someone who enjoys the game or enjoys the code will come along and get some value from this.

Coding Overview

This is originaly written in VB.NET (I know, I know….). It has been now ported in C#. You can get a free copy of Visual Studio Express.

The general idea is that the bot works by ‘listening’ to the output from the game (whereas most bots at the time were reading pixels and trying to find the bobber, or reading the game’s memory (which means updating the offsets after each patch). This works with the CoreAudio DLL file – I didn’t write it and I don’t believe it works with Windows XP.

The bot uses standard win32 API calls to move the mouse and send keystrokes.
I’ve never had any problems, but I’ve gotten reports from users saying it doesn’t work on their machine.

It starts by sending the ‘cast’ key, then moving the cursor systematically and using the GetCursorInfo api call to detect a change in the icon. We assume that change is the fish bobber. Then it monitors the sound output (via CoreAudio) until there is a change and we assume that is the splash of a fish.
Then the bot sends the click mouse event. Rinse. Repeat.

There are quite a few ‘nice-to-haves’ I never got around to doing….adding lures, improving the scanning, ironing out the hearth home functionality… maybe someone will get a chance.

Thanks to everyone who supported the project and thanks to anyone reading this for your interest.

Updated for Mists of Pandaria

Updated by justanotherprogrammer to support MoP items such as the Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm and the Angler's Fishing Raft. Also added support for people who don't use Auto-loot.

Updated for Warlords of Draenor

Updated by Henrik Hermansen to support WoD bait.

Updated in C#

Updated by Pierre Ghiot (Mograine) in C#.

Happy Fishing!

Gorden ultimatefishbot@gmail.com www.fishbot.net