So, if you've been following the GD thread you may have already seen this but I've been working on a little tool for LoL players.
Right now it lets you alter the recommended item sets for champions (now with the game icons for items and champions) and set up custom per-champion hotkey sets (handy for setting smart cast to only some abilities on a per-champion basis).
Feel free to post in this thread if you find any bugs/quirks or have any suggestions for improvements or future features (or just to say that you like it).
oooh, I remember this from the general forums a few days ago, thanks for bumping it! Dling it now :D
Ok, one question. What happens if I leave "use item 1" blank? Does it still overwrite LoL, meaning that it is now unbound, or is still bound to the original key, 1?
Last edit: 2012-08-01 10:55:05
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Goragoth New Zealand. August 01 2012 11:17. Posts 689
On July 31 2012 23:27 r.Evo wrote: Have you checked with Riot/our resident wrenchies yet what their stance on this is?
I have not talked to Riot yet but I don't see any reason they should have a problem with this. I may contact them about it in the future though.
On August 01 2012 10:46 swim224 wrote: Ok, one question. What happens if I leave "use item 1" blank? Does it still overwrite LoL, meaning that it is now unbound, or is still bound to the original key, 1?
Any key that you leave unbound will stay whatever the default is (so leaving "Use Item 1" blank will retain 1 as the key for this). However, the tool doesn't do any checking for duplicates right now so setting something to a key that is already bound (either a default or in the LoL Tool hotkey editor) may result in strange behaviour. In fact typing this just made me realize I should probably be checking that when the user sets a hotkey that they haven't set the same key to a different action already.
Couple of notes on the recommended item editor: * Viktor's augments are missing at the moment. It's a bit annoying since he's the only one with special items but I will fix this in a future release. * For now you cannot set items for Dominion games, however this too will be added sometime soon.
Goragoth New Zealand. August 02 2012 07:24. Posts 689
New version is up. It will now alert you when a new version is available (will add option to turn this off soon), and it should now keep working properly after a new LoL patch goes up (three patches in quick succession have taught me not to rely on manually updating the locations of the LoL files).
Atokad United States. August 06 2012 05:32. Posts 119
I love this, and use it. If I could offer one suggestion i'd change the three items in the list (The Black Cleaver, The Bloodthirster, The Brutalizer) into the B's on the alphabetical lists. Thanks for the app!
Jaso United States. August 06 2012 05:36. Posts 1505
On August 06 2012 05:32 Atokad wrote: I love this, and use it. If I could offer one suggestion i'd change the three items in the list (The Black Cleaver, The Bloodthirster, The Brutalizer) into the B's on the alphabetical lists. Thanks for the app!
Noted and will be changed on the next version. Thanks for the feedback.
obesechicken13 United States. August 06 2012 14:25. Posts 4335
New version (0.1.0.6 Beta) is out now. Lots of changes and bug fixes. * Support for Viktor Augments. * Support for Dominion and Proving Grounds (ARAM) item sets. * New simple hot key editor makes it super easy to set abilities to smart and/or self cast on Q/W/E/R/D/F. * Currently selected hot key set is shown with a check mark in the menu. * Option to start LoL Tool at Windows boot. * Option to turn off checking for updates on start. * Option to ping Riot servers and report ping (shown on the LoLTool tray icon tooltip). Helpful for those with inconsistent Internet connections to see if they are going to be lagging or not.
Also all the items starting with "The" (such as "The Brutalizer") are now sorted properly without the "The" as suggested by Atokad.
As per usual please look out for any bugs and report them to me so that I can get them fixed. And of course recommend it to all of your friends if you like it
rainfable United States. August 15 2012 18:32. Posts 152
This tool is perfectly fine and provides no additional in-game advantage. Changing recommended items is allowed by Riot, this just makes it easier than manually editing text files. Changing keybindings is something you can do in game.
obesechicken13 United States. August 16 2012 12:27. Posts 4335
Everything that the tool does is done using ways officially blessed by Riot, it just means you don't have to edit files yourself. Riot also seem to understand that creating a healthy ecosystem of 3rd party content (websites/apps/videos/etc...) will benefit them by creating overall greater exposure for their game.
I wouldn't implement something like automatic jungle timers without talking to Riot first though, as that is close enough to cheating to possibly present a problem (though it still is somewhat grey-area, unlike for example map-hacking, which is blatant cheating and I would never even consider adding to LoL Tool).
AG_Asylum United States. August 16 2012 16:00. Posts 7
Personally, I think this is a great tool for people to easily make custom item sets in the preset window. I don't use it personally, but I've referred this to many of my friends who are newer players! :D
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Goragoth New Zealand. August 22 2012 07:43. Posts 689
Latest patch broke the tool again but a fixed version is up. I was sure that I had decoded the last_versions file correctly but with the latest patch none of the numbers in it match the air_client version at all anymore, leaving me a little confused. My new technique for finding the correct folder should hold up for a while though.