Text IT-BO ReadMe

Product: Text IT-BO
Developer: MetalloSoft
Website: http://metallosoft.com/
E-mail: metallosoft@live.com
Application Type: Game Text Chat Helper Application
OS Support: Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (x86 and x64)
Resource Usage: About 4MB of system RAM while running.
Language: English
License: Free

INFORMATION:
TextIT-BO (Ti-BO) is an enhancement and helper application for
gaming programs like Call of Duty(R): Black Ops II Multiplayer.
The program enables players to send pre-configured text chat messages
to each other via hotkeys. The user can formulate text messages
before or while gaming by using the application's message editor.
This program is NOT a hacking tool and does does replicate any of the
game's executable files, it's operation or instructions; It merely
assist by "typing" the preset messages for the user while busy gaming.

IN A NUTSHELL:
Gamers for instance often send fellow teammates or opponents text
messages like "Well played all..." or "Play objectives..." or
"We must win this round" and whatever the case might be.
This involves pressing a pre-defined hotkey, by default the "T"
key to chat to all players or "Y" to chat to fellow teammates only,
and then the gamer has to physically type the text which will in turn
be displayed inside the game's UI.

Well, things can get pretty busy at sometimes, and stopping inside
a mission in order to type some message to other players might get
you canned or waste valuable time. This is where "TextIT-BO" comes
in handy. "TextIT-BO" runs in the background and has pre-defined
texts which can be sent to the game's UI in order to speed up the
process of typing a text message to fellow players. These messages
are activated by pressing a hotkey, like [F1] for instance, to send
some text to the game's text-chat interface.

EXAMPLE:
Let's say you are playing a hardcore mission and have accidentally
shot and killed a fellow teammate. This happens often enough in
hardcore games and you frequently see chat messages popping up
where the player then apologizes to the teammate for the mistake.
Instead of stopping to type out the chat message, you will be able
to use "TextIT-BO" to send a pre-defined line of text to the game's
UI and therefore have the message displayed in no time. By pressing
the game's hotkey, like the "Y" button to activate the chat message
sub and then pressing the relevant "TextIT-BO" hotkey to send your
message to the game's chatting UI and then hitting the [ENTER] key
will save you valuable time.

TEST Ti-BO AND SEE HOW IT WORKS:
You can test the aplication beforehand just to get a feel of it, to
see how it works and to familiarize yourself with the various hotkeys.
1. Open Notepad and then start the Ti-BO application.
2. Right click on Ti-BO's tray icon and activate the texting hotkeys.
3. Click on the blank open Notepad document to have it in the foreground
and press a texting hotkey like F1 or NUM1. If done correctly the
application will send the corresponding hotkey's text to the open
Notepad document.

IN ESSENCE, IT WORKS LIKE THIS:
1.The program has a configuration file called "TextIT-BO Config".
  This text file holds the various pre-defined chat messages like:
  TEXT MESSAGE HOTKEYS:
    MSG01=Good Luck TEAM
    MSG02=TEAM We Can Do This
    MSG03=TEAM We Get The Job Done This Time OK
    MSG04=Focus Now The Objectives RIGHT
    MSG05=Great Game Well Played EVERYONE
    MSG06=Great Game Well Played TEAM
    MSG07=Sorry You Were In My Line of Fire
    MSG08=Sorry Dumb Move My Fault
    MSG09=Enemy Hacked My Care Package DO NOT TAKE IT
    MSG10=TEAM Anyone With UAV Please Send It
    MSG11=TEAM Anyone With COUNTER UAV Please Send It
    MSG12=Bad Game Server Lag
  
GLOBAL HOTKEYS FOR PROGRAM:
CTRL+ALT+V = Show or Hide the application's user-interface.
CTRL+ALT+R = Turn Hotkeys ON (turns hotkeys on while playing)
CTRL+ALT+D = Turn Hotkeys OFF (turns hotkeys off while playing)
CTRL+ALT+X = Exit the Program (hard exits the program)

  Use these key combinations to send commands to the program while
  in-game or playing. When turning hotkeys on, the program will
  load your selected hotkey combination together with the lines of
  text for your messages into memory, and then idle around. It
  works while the game is running and will not interfere with the
  game's operation at all.
        
  IMPORTANT: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OTHER APPLICATIONS OR EVEN THE
  GAME YOU WILL BE PLAYING MIGHT BE USING THE SAME KEYS AS THIS
  PROGRAM. MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES NOT CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER.
  THE GAME'S HOTKEYS HOWEVER, WILL HAVE PREFERENCE OVER THIS
  PROGRAM'S HOTKEYS.
  
2.Message texts can be changed to whatever the user wants,
  by using the application's built in "Message Editor".
  
  TIP: IN ORDER TO ACCESS THESE TEXT MESSAGES QUICKLY YOU MIGHT
  WANT TO PRINT THEM OUT OR WRITE THEM DOWN AND KEEP IT CLOSE BY
  WHILE PLAYING. DOING THIS WILL HAVE YOUR QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
  HANDY INSTEAD OF TRYING TO REMEMBER WHICH HOTKEY WILL ACTIVATE
  WHICH TEXT MESSAGE...
  
3.Other options inside the "Message Editor" window are which hotkeys
  to use when the application is active and the game is running i.e.
  Function Keys or Numpad Keys. Function keys are by default the
  top row of "F" keys on any standard keyboard and Numpad keys are
  the set of numeric keys situated on the right-hand of a standard
  keyboard.
  
  IMPORTANT: Unlike the Function keys, the numeric keypad does not
  have numeric 10, 11 or 12 buttons, so in order to compensate for
  the shortfall, the Devide "/" key and Multiply "*" keys are used.
  
  Please note that "TextIT-BO" opens and reads the configuration
  file in ANSI encoding. Saving the configuration file holding
  your text messages in any other encoding, like Unicode for
  instance, is not supported and the program might not work.
  Do not alter text or anything inside the configuration file, rather
  use the editor for that...
  
  The application can be controlled from the task tray area
  via a tray menu. This involves activating or de-activating
  chat message hotkeys, showing or hiding the message viewer
  and also closing/exiting the program etc...
  
  IMPORTANT: IF YOU NEED TO UPDATE OR CHANGE TEXT IN THE CONFIG
  FILE WHILE PLAYING, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN HOTKEYS OFF FIRST.
  THE PROGRAM LOADS ALL TEXT INTO MEMORY SO, CHANGING THE TEXT
  WHILE HOTKEYS ARE ON, WILL NOT WORK. HOWEVER, AFTER CHANGING
  THE TEXT, REMEMBER TO TURN THE HOTKEYS ON AGAIN.
  
4.You can now start the game like normal, and when the occasion
  arises to have a chat message sent to fellow players, just press
  the relevant game chat key (like "T" or "Y") and then the hotkey
  (like F1) for the text that must be sent. If you are happy with
  the message, press the [ENTER] key to send it to other players.
  That's it!
  
5.When done playing, just exit the program by clicking on "Exit"
  or de-activate the hotkeys in it's tray menu.
  IMPORTANT: HOTKEYS MUST BE DE-ACTIVATED WHEN NOT PLAYING TO
  PREVENT THE PROGRAM FROM INTERFERING WITH OTHER PROGRAMS.

LINE LENGTH:
Too long lines of text might not be supported by the game's main
text chatting UI. So, take care not to write short stories!
Messages in essence should be kept short and to-the-point anyways...

CHARACTERS AND PUNCTUATION:
The program supports usage of punctuation in sentences.
Please see the Change Log for details.

CARRIAGE RETURNS and LINE FEEDS:
Not supported and will not be inserted by the program.

ALPHA NUMERIC CHARACTERS SUPPORTED:
NUMBERS 0-9 and LETTERING A-Z (upper or lower case)

INSTALLATION:
This program does not need installation. It runs in stand
alone mode. Just unzip the downloaded package to where you
would like to keep it and run Ti-BO.exe.

Note: As with other applications, you can also add it to your
Steam UI game and apps library and run it from there.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND WRITE ATTRIBUTES
FOR THE RESIDING DIRECTORY OF THE PROGRAM. 

UN-INSTALLATION:
Just delete the program's executable and it's folder.

VERSIONS AND CHANGELOG: (intermediates excluded)
Version 1.0 2014 First Release - No Changelog.
Version 1.1.0.1 2014 Second Release - 05/14/2014 - See Changelog.
Version 1.0.0.4 2014 Third Release - 05/17/2014 - See Changelog.
Version 1.9.0.9 2015 Third Release - 09/10/2015 - See Changelog.   

KNOWN ISSUES:
The F12 key might not activate or work on some systems. This is
a native system (Windows®) configured hotkey (shortcut key).

BUG REPORTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
Bug reports, comments and suggestions can be forwarded to the
E-mail address provided.

LASTLY:
Thank you very much for taking interest in this software.

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT:
The software is valid only if the original EULA document is
included in the package. If it is not included then discard
the defective copy and obtain a new one.

Copyright (C) MetalloSoft. EULA Applies. All Rights Reserved

Call of Duty(R), Black Ops II and any other relevant referals
to any Call of Duty gaming parafernalia including any other
games and/or game developers etc. is the property of
their respective licence holders.