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A Project idea, thoughts, challenging, possible?

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

Hey everyone first of would like to thank you all for reading this (If you go to the very end I presume this will be a fairly long post).

I don't want to make it too long and boring for you guys so i'll jump right in.

There's a project I've got in mind, seems very challenging and time consuming but I'm willing to give up months to make this work. I haven't worked on C# language yet but I'll be working on that fairly soon.

This is the scenario idea, it involves Steam (Gaming market and social community). A feature it offers is trading, opening a chat with somebody and sending them a trade invite from this chat. The person may trade games, ingame items and so on. The idea is to make this automated. Now, half of the job has been done before and I still have to be able to create a similar code but the fact that it's possible is what I wanted to hear. I want to create this bot where one person invites me to the trade, I automatically accept, my bot starts the conversation (for example) with 'Greetings, input ingame items OR PayPal receipt number (This is the tricky part)'. Once the player inputs the items the bot pays the correct value back. This part has been done before, what hasn't been done is, being able to link this bot with PayPal and pay the donator the amount due.

Example, UsernameA trades with the bot, the bot write the first line and UsernameA inputs '99999999' [Receipt ID]. The bot analyses the second line which has to be the ID and scans through the PayPal registry of the linked account. So if UsernameA donated $5 the bot would give back the same value in items.

I'm not asking for a code, I'm just asking whether this is possible or not?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: A Project idea, thoughts, challenging, possible?

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Moved to the C# help forum. Don't post questions in the Challenges sub-forums.
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Re: A Project idea, thoughts, challenging, possible?

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Truly sorry about that.
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Re: A Project idea, thoughts, challenging, possible?

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

View PostMediocrePap, on 27 January 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

I haven't worked on C# language yet but I'll be working on that fairly soon.

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I'm just asking whether this is possible or not?


Anything you want to write is possible. Its just that simple.

However, if you decide you're just going to jump in and write this application with no C# experience you're setting yourself up for failure.


My standard beginner resources post - Updated JAN 2013


Plan your study route:
There are three routes people seem to take when learning programming.
  • Just start trying to create programs
  • Start taking apart other programs and try to figure out the language by reverse engineering
  • Follow a guided learning course (school or self-teaching books)


For the life of me I can't figure out why people try 1 & 2. I strongly suggest taking the guided learning approach. Those book authors go in a certain order for a reason: They know what they're doing and they know the best order to learn the materials.

  • First learn the language by working 2-5 "Learn C# in 30 days" type books cover to cover.
  • Do a dozen on-line tutorial projects where you build what you're told to build, the way you are told to build it WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHY so you can learn.
  • Learn to plan before you type.
  • THEN you start designing software with a purpose.



I don't learn from reading books: I learn by doing.
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Re: A Project idea, thoughts, challenging, possible?

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 27 January 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

View PostMediocrePap, on 27 January 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

I haven't worked on C# language yet but I'll be working on that fairly soon.

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I'm just asking whether this is possible or not?


Hey tlh, I probably wrote that wrong. I'm not in any hurry to work on this project, it's a very raw idea that no one has come up with or hasn't tried making it come true. I've programmed before and will definitely study into ALOT, this project is the main idea behind it.

Reason why I asked whether it's possible or not is whether I can make my program read through a website page and look for the specific data, Example, User's Email and PayPal receipt.

Thanks again for your replying im going to read through it right now
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Re: A Project idea, thoughts, challenging, possible?

Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Wait a minute...

The bot initiates the trade on the sending end..
another bot auto accepts the trade...

Why does this already sound like the start of a malware designed to Cecrupticously clean out someone's STEAM/game account?

Shouldn't this feature be part of a full-fledged game and not something a 3rd party bot is doing automatically?

View PostMediocrePap, on 27 January 2013 - 03:35 PM, said:

can make my program read through a website page and look for the specific data, Example, User's Email and PayPal receipt.


Now it definitely sounds like something suspicious.
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