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In my posts I use killboards a lot to depict battles and other observations. Often to underline a statement or go give an idea of an engagement. The killboard has its errors and do not always depict the battles and especially a situation correctly, but they are still a valuable tool. However U’K does not allow for a public killboard which really is a shame as the performance is so much better than most alliances. I understand that a lot of information can be taken from a killboard such as fittings, areas of operation and much more.
In the following I will try to set up a killboard and link it so only my own kills get syndicated. Before embarking do note that I take no responsability for any damages that may incur using any of the programs or instructions in the following. I assume some basic knowledge about uploading and hosting. If you have questions the make a comment and ill try to elaborate as needed. I have not tried this before so the post is typed as I go along and may be updated over a few days depending on my success and failures.
Im not quite sure yet if this will turn into a small collection of guides for out of game use or simply a stand alone post but in any circumstance lets get the show on the road.
First to find a killboard can be hard as the EvE-Dev team that hosts and keep it updated has moved hosts and domains recently and their own Wiki is not of much use. I have now updated the page with a download header and a link now shows. Secondly they dont do a very good job when it comes to the novice. Very confusing if you dont know PHP, MySQL and SVN imports. Why in EvE is there not a link to this information in the “About” page on every Killboard ?
IF THE FOLLOWING IS OF ANY USE PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AS IT WILL DETERMIN IF I WILL MAKE ADDITIONAL TUTORIALS OR GO BACK TO REGULAR POSTS.
After a good deal of searching I found the actual post on their forum where the killboard link is located.
Get the killboard
Download that file to your desktop.
What we end up with is a so called tar.gz file format also called a tarball that can’t be opened straight out of the box.
We need a decompressor.
There are several options and WinZip is the most commonly used. Ive downloaded that trial version a number of times but now I want a more parmanent solution that dont cost me a buck.
Next create a folder on your desktop and named it “kb”.
Run the installation and your tar.gz file now get a nice little icon and you can extract it by double clicking the file and choosing Extract. Choose your desktop and the folder kb to be target destination and click extract in the far right.
In the kb folder you will find the read me text.
This is the EDK – EVE Development Network Killboard v1.4 – Trinity Edition
- Webserver (apache)
- PHP 4.0.9+
- Mysql 3.23.+
- GD 2 or higher
- Upload the whole package to a webhost
- Point your webbrowser to /install inside the EDK-Directory
- Follow the instructions
- Don’t forget to delete the install folder after installation or restrict the access to it!
- Have fun
So we need to upload the kb folder to our webhost
I use the plug-in ftp in Firefox called FireFTP but by all means use any ftp program you like or feel comfortable with.
The kb folder is 34 MB large so depending on your connection it will take some time…
Chop, chop lads, go get a nice cup of tea…
Now we should be ready to install but no, trial and error has taught me that we need an updated database as the current version dont take the killmails.
Therefore go here and download the QR package
Go your kb directory on your web host
In the folder called Packages (found at yourdomain.com/kb/packages) is a folder called database.
Delete the folder “database”.
Upload the QR package to the folder packages.
A new folder should now be there called database. (yes it has same name as the one we just deleted, but that is what makes it all work)
Ready ?, Well let’s proceed then.
Do not open any webbrowser ! Use Internet Explorer as I have found that to work.
After two days of messing about I switched browser (Im a dedicated FF fan) and everything loaded perfectly.
Go to the url http://www.yoursite.com/yoursubdomain/install
Click Next step
Ohh ohh some file is missing
I copied the file name created a new file with that name and put it in the kb directory and refreshed the browser window.
It even compliments me !!
Click Next Step
Supply the missing info.
You should be able to get that from your ISP or webhost.
YAY ! That program really likes me !
Click Next Step
Ill be damned some database tables aint created…
Well click the Creating Tables link
There the love stopped ! FAIL FAIL FAIL !!!
But then again not quite. I opted to go for the Importing data (im sure I will need anything I can get my hands on so Ive imported everything). After some trial and error ivefound it is paramount to import. One of them will fail but you will get rid of a lot of the errors I had to begin with.
If you opt to import the data be aware it takes time. Get a new cup of tea.
Now is the time to type in the corp info from your current corporation.
I have typed in Mirkur Draug’Tyr
Im not sure if that is correct but here we go. It is not found in the database but I just create it then.
Next is the general settings for the killboard.
All done and on to the next step !
Next it shows a php scribt which it tells me is perfect. (it likes me again).
HOME SAFE !
Click the “your new killboard link” and go delete the install folder in your /kb directory.
And there we have it !
Hope you enjoyed this small trip / tutorial. If I get time and feel like it I will make a post about how to syndicate stuff with other killboards and so on. Never tried that either but one simply has to plunge into it all.
See you in space