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This is a list of frequently asked questions and common issues. Every entry is marked with date of entry and the versions of moxquizz it applies. If any information is wrong or not sufficent, send mail to Moxon <moxon at moxquizz.de>. Make sure you have read the README.

General Information

  1. How can I change the colors of the bot?
  2. How can I generate a statistics table (from the allstars) like the one on http://meta-x.de/quiz/eternal.html?
  3. How can I add own questions to the bot?
  4. How can I move the quiz to a different channel?

Setup and Installation

  1. Is there an easy way to install MoxQuizz?
  2. How can I install MoxQuizz on windows?

Issues

  1. My bot shows strange scores/wrong times.
  2. My bot shows strange extra characters in its messages.
  3. My bot fails with: TCL error [moxquiz_ask]: called "mc" with too many arguments
  4. My bot says things like: "%s question" or "%s solved"
  5. I can't invoke !pause, !stop and similiar.


 
General Information
 
G 1:  How can I change the colors of the bot? Added: 2002-06-08
Versions: all
Changing colors is not yet straight forward. Edit moxquizz.tcl and change the values the function botcolor returns for the various things. You can test your new settings with the command !colors issued as bot owner on the partyline.
 
 
G 2:  How can I generate a statistics table (from the allstars) like the one on http://meta-x.de/quiz/eternal.html? Added: 2002-06-08
Versions: all
MoxQuizz comes with a perl script in moxquizz/supplemental/allstars.pl. You can generate XML, HTML and plain text tables from your moxquizz/quizdata/rankallstars.data file which holds the data for the allstars tables. Try allstars.pl --help.
 
 
G 3:  How can I add own questions to the bot? Added: 2003-05-01
Versions: all
Questions and their answers are stored in plain text files in the directory quizdata. You can take any of them as example or template to roll you own sets. There is no need to add to existing files, instead you can simply add more files named questions.SOMETHING.en (replace en with the value of questionset from moxquizz.rc, replace SOMETHING with whatever tag you like) to this directory. Moxquizz will read all files related to a questionset. Check README.database for more information about the file format.

To let MoxQuizz run with a totally different question set than the default, create files named questions.TAG.XX (XX must be the same for all files in your new set, TAG can be anything) and then change the questionset parameter in moxquizz.rc (remember, you can change this parameter online, and you can switch questionsets while the bot runs, even within a game!).
 
 
G 4:  How can I move the quiz to a different channel? Added: 2003-08-06
Versions: all
You can do 1 of 2 things:
  1. change the variable "quizchannel" in moxquizz.rc and restart your bot
  2. dcc to your bot and .!quizto #newchannel (works online, don't forget to make this change permanent with .!save [.!configsave in versions < 0.8.1])
 
Setup and Installation
 
S 1:  Is there an easy way to install MoxQuizz? Added: 2002-06-29
Versions: all
Generally installing MoxQuizz into an existing eggdrop is most easy, you simply need to add two lines to your eggdrop.conf. Going from scratch, you have to install eggdrop initially, which is esp. on windows platforms not straightforward. I don't know of any configuration GUI, if you know one, tell me :)
 
 
S 2:  How can I install MoxQuizz on windows? Added: 2004-04-12
Versions: all
Basically you have to get a windrop running in the first place. After that adding MoxQuizz is quite easy, just follow the instructions in the INSTALL file.
 
Issues
 
I 1:  My bot shows strange scores/wrong times. Added: 2001-09-12
Versions: all
If you encounter wrong times and strange scores since 9/9/2001, then your eggdrop is too old. Upgrade to 1.6.8 to solve it. The problem is the time measurement in unix, which is done in seconds since 1/1/1970. This value passed the 1.000.000.000 on the 9/9/2001.
 
 
I 2:  My bot shows strange extra characters in its messages. Added: 2002-01-01
Versions: since 0.8.0
TCL 8.1 introduced unicode support such that all characters which are encoded in UTF-8 as two, three or four byte sequences will be displayed as those character sequences, instead of the Latin-whatever single-byte encoding. Currently eggdrop version 1.6.8 handles this correctly. So if you encounter strange extra characters in the tips given, please downgrade TCL to 8.0 or use the unicodeless distribution of moxquizz 0.7.3 (420k) or upgrade your eggdrop to 1.6.8.
 
 
I 3:  My bot fails with: TCL error [moxquiz_ask]: called "mc" with too many arguments Added: 2002-06-10
Versions: since 0.8.0
The reason is a change in the internationalization-code of TCL (which is handled by a file named msgcat.tcl). Make sure that you have at least TCL 8.3.2 installed, 8.3.1 might work, anything older definitely won't.
You can try replacing your msgcat.tcl with a file from a newer TCL distribution or load it explicitely from your eggdrop.conf:
source /path/to/your/new/msgcat/file/msgcat.tcl
 
 
I 4:  My bot says things like: "%s question" or "%s solved" Added: 2002-06-10
Versions: since 0.8.0
This is related to the internationalization introduced in version 0.8.0. Your version of TCL doesn't seem to be new enough, make sure you have at least TCL 8.3.2 installed, or use the old MoxQuizz 0.7.3 instead.
 
 
I 5:  I can't invoke !pause, !stop and similiar. Added: 2002-06-19
Versions: all
First of all, these commands are to be issued on the partyline of your eggdrop. Secondly, you need the proper flags to use them (P or Q, check the README, section 4 "Commands to control the script" for more info). Enable yourself with: .chattr HANDLE +P and/or .chattr HANDLE +Q
 
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