The Exalt Oh Shiet Button (for freezes, pop-up windows and when you click off page)


#1

Some of you may remember the original Oh Shiet Button (developed by @Jakisaurus ), which allowed the user to quickly close their Flash client at the press of a button. This is an updated version which will work with Exalt.

How to use it:

  1. Download and install AutoHotkey.

  2. Paste the following into a notepad file:

;Force close Realm
^esc::
	Run, taskkill "/f" "/im" "RotMG Exalt.exe"
	Return
  1. Save the file as <whateveryouwant>.ahk, and put it in an easily accessible location (***it will have to be re-run every time you restart your computer***).

  2. Test it to make sure it works by pressing ctrl+esc (this is dictated by the second line in the code above, feel free to change it to other keys as you see fit).

  3. Profit

Explanation

AutoHotkey allows the user to bind a certain function to a key of their choice; in this case, we are setting it to force-close the Exalt game window when ctrl+esc is pressed. This is advantageous because sometimes Realm just freezes, you accidentally click off the page, or a pop-up window appears over your game and you can’t close it in time to save your character. This script lets you close the game quickly, sparing you the agony of losing your beloved characters to otherwise avoidable deaths and without all the hassle of disconnecting from and reconnecting to your internet.

Edit: This script works for both Steam and non-Steam versions of Exalt.


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#2

+1, especially useful for exalt since clicking the x to close exalt takes forever


#3

Thank you. Thank you so very much… This is exactly, precisely, the thing I needed


#4

does ‘alt’ + ‘f4’ not work?


#5

1 button> 2 buttons. Also you can bind this to anything you want, like your nexus button (maybe a bit overkill but who knows)


#6

(Adding on to what @Twitchystr said)…

Another benefit of this button (to further sell it for those who aren’t convinced) is that it targets the game directly, whereas alt+f4 only goes after the active page on your computer. If you click off the game or a pop-up window appears over Realm, alt+f4 will try to close that instead of the game. This bad boy takes care of that by killing Exalt no matter where in the order of open windows it is, and saves you those valuable split seconds that can save your character during a rush or high-stakes boss fight.


#7

if you don’t have admin access
http://www.thenickmay.com/articles/how-to-install-autohotkey-without-admin/
to open ahk on startup (still have to click the script, no need to open ahk specifically though)
https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-autohotkey-startup-windows/
Recommended to bind this to left shift
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press this and you’ll find an icon
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right click it
and you’ll get this
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Click suspend Hotkeys if you want to press the hotkeyed button but too lazy to close and open again


#8

With Exalt’s boot times, no way. Wouldn’t be a bad idea for flash though. Does exalt take awhile to load for everyone or is it just me?


#9

Exalt does take a while to load, but going through that extra boot time is often worth it if the button allows you to save your character. :slightly_smiling_face:


#10

It works on Steam, can confirm. After a very close call with my paladin and a complete freeze with my knight, it’ll come in handy :D


#11

Thanks for letting me know! I have updated the original post with that information.