This is the Team Veneration / Clan iCu* IRC bot running on gamesurge in #team-veneration, #icu and #ftwgl. I started this because I was tired of xqf and qstat and wanted a way to query servers with filters for certain clans. Since everyone can see the output, it's more social and we get more people to join that way. It also has filters to report when pubs have bots (yuck) or when mid to top tier clans are playing.
The setup isn't the greatest. I started off with a small script to query game servers and it grew from there. These should probably be plugins like other IRC bots use.
20:21 <@undeadzy> !ctf 20:21 <@wraithbot> UrT East CTF 21/24 abbey 188.8.131.52:27961 20:21 <@wraithbot> wTf SD CTF 8/20 abbey 184.108.40.206:27963 4 bots 20:21 <@wraithbot> Spray and Pray CTF 19/22 turnpike 220.127.116.11:27960 1 iCu* 20:21 <@wraithbot> fidelitas CTF 6/16 elgin 18.104.22.168:30100 20:25 <undeadzy> !help 20:25 <wraithbot> Available commands (restricted to certain servers): !ts, !ctf, !bomb, !servers_status, !players <server name|IP>, !meow, !rawr, !fortune, !fortune_off, !isms 20:26 <undeadzy> !server_status 20:26 <wraithbot> Online: wTf SD, VeX, UrT East, LA (GS) iCu*, Dallas (PP) iCu*, Call of Nooby, Dallas (Seph) iCu*, THC, eVo, Pro UrT East, Casatown, Spray and Pray, Reserve Casatown, NRG, fidelitas, =jF=, FTW pub 20:26 <undeadzy> !players urt 20:26 <wraithbot> UrT East (22.214.171.124:27961) = <list of users here>
Note that recent versions have smarter filtering so it doesn't restrict the input unnecessarily.
Most of the configuration that can rapidly change (TS3 servers, UrT servers, or clans) are in the conf/ directory.
The rcon configuration is INI style and never committed to here.
This is an IRC bot using irssi. It uses Perl because that's all irssi supports. I opted for writing an IRC bot in Perl for irssi versus standalone clients like gozerbot, phenny, supybot, etc because this is a full fledged client with all the nice features of irssi.
If you're looking for an IRC client to use without a bot, irssi is the best one that I have found.
This bot requires a number of packages in order to run. It's designed for an Unix-like operating system. I use it with Debian.
You'll need the following programs:
- fortune # optional
And these Perl modules
- version 0.77 or above
These are needed for some tests but not the execution
To load this bot, place everything in ~/.irssi/scripts and then run:
/script load urt_bot
If you want to unload the bot, use:
as this will unload everything. If you only do:
/script unload urt_bot
then it doesn't unload everything because we're loading modules.
If you know the client port and server query port, you can add TS3 servers to the list.
Here's how you can check. This is an example of a server with a functioning server query but insufficient permissions for guests.
me@wraithbot:~/github/wraithbot/wraithbot$ telnet W.X.Y.Z 10011 Trying W.X.Y.Z... Connected to W.X.Y.Z. Escape character is '^]'. TS3 Welcome to the TeamSpeak 3 ServerQuery interface, type "help" for a list of commands and "help <command>" for information on a specific command. use port=9987 error id=0 msg=ok clientlist error id=2568 msg=insufficient\sclient\spermissions failed_permid=8474 quit Connection closed by foreign host.
You may also see this situation depending on the permissions:
me@wraithbot:~/github/wraithbot/wraithbot$ telnet W.X.Y.Z 10011 Trying W.X.Y.Z... Connected to W.X.Y.Z. Escape character is '^]'.
and then it hangs there. In either case, change these permissions and it should work.
To enable permissions for guests, use these in the GUI:
Permissions -> Server Groups -> Guest
On the right side, select Permissions (Detailed) -> Virtual Server -> Information and enable these:
- View virtual server info
- View virtual server connection info
- View list of existing channels
- View list of clients online
I deliberately use IPs rather than hostnames in all areas. This is because I didn't want someone to change their DNS entry to point to another IP and have the bot try to connect to it.
It only supports TS3 currently because that's what 90% of the UrT clans use.
I get 3 of these on the first call to @servers. I have found lots of people with the same problem but no one has an answer. It doesn't appear to affect anything.
Can't locate package Irssi::Nick for @Irssi::Irc::Nick::ISA at <PATH> line <XYZ>.
It's an open bug since 2005: http://bugs.irssi.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=242&project=5&pagenum=12
If you modify this, try to make the output as condensed as possible to avoid client/server buffering.
Be careful with regex that reference channels. I'm using /x which makes '#' a comment. You need to either use quotemeta or escape the '#' so it doesn't effectively end the regex.