A turntable.fm bot
While it makes sense to run
we aren't normal, so you'll ahve to run
First things first: This is a guide, not a promise. I will not be able to help you set it up on your respective machine. With this guide, and the help of google, you should be able to manage it yourself. I do aplogize if this is an inconvenience for anyone.
This bot uses Node.JS. You're going to need that in order to be able to do anything. Got to the node website and download the latest version.
This bot also uses mongodb. This is a lightweight method of storing information. We have tried to make it toggleable as much as possible, but for the moment, a key feature still relies on it, so you'll need that too. You get it from the mongodb site.
Next, you'll need a copy of the bot. Download the zip and unzip it. Put the files someplace significant. For me, I put them in my home directory.
hashtag-amy requires node modules to work properly. So you'll need to grab a copy of npm. Google is your friend :D
Now the bot pretty much requires a terminal window. In OSX, it's Terminal.app. In Windows, go to Start -> Run -> and enter 'cmd'. In Linux, if you don't know, then you shouldn't be using linux, but you can just do Ctr-Alt-T.
Now cd into your directory. For me it's cd ~/hashtag-amy and run these commands:
npm install ttapi npm install underscore npm install mongoskin
And hopefully I haven't forgotten one. If, later on, when you try to run the bot, you get an error saying 'can't find module blahblah' just type in npm install blahblah
If you want the bot to work, you'll need mongodb. Google how to install it. Once you install it, I can give you a bit of help where linux is concerned. In terminal/bash/cmd whatever, type "mongo databasename" - where databasename is the name you want your database to be. Then type db.addUser("username", "password"). If you come up with an error, google it. If not, you're good to go. In the config.js, fill out the information like this:
global.mMongoHost = "localhost"; // or 127.0.0.1global.mMongoDatabase = "databasename";global.mMongoUser = "username";global.mMongoPass = "password"
Now it's type fill everyting out. Open config.js using your preferred file editor [I use Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu, but I code a lot].
You can view what most of them do here
Open up a terminal/command prompt, cd to where you put the files and type
If you did it right, you'll see #Amy load up. Once it says "Joined the room, booted up!" the bot should be in your room!
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