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day[9]'s mental checklist coacher

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# 1Sify Dec 14 2010, 00:10 AM
day[9]'s mental checklist coacher - v1.0


Those of you that watch awesome day[9] Daily series, my know of a concept of a "mental checklist".
There was a whole episode devoted to it:
http://day9tv.blip.tv/file/3732340/
And you can see this in action here:
http://day9tv.blip.tv/file/4321552/

So far so good, but if you are a new player (like me) you can often forget about going through your mental checklist and you don't have day[9] to scream over your head like djWHEAT had in that episode. Fear not - you now have the next best thing.

Disclaimer:
day[9]'s Mental Checklist Coacher is an independent program. It does not interact with StarCraft 2, it does not read or write StarCraft 2's memory, it does not intercept or modify StarCraft 2 data stream. Furthermore it does not interface with Battle.net in any way. It is in compliance with Battle.net Terms of Use.

Note that tournaments and other organized events may ban this program from usage. Consult the rules of a specific contest or event for more information.

Requirements:
- .NET 3.0

day[9]'s mental checklist coacher v1.0:
Attached File Day9Coacher_v1_0.zip
Size: 2.23mb
Number of downloads: 827
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day[9]'s mental checklist coacher v1.0 source code:
Attached File Day9Coacher_v1_0_src.zip
Size: 1.92mb
Number of downloads: 104
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Usage:


Future plans:
- Pausing
- Automatically account for game speed
- One time playback sounds
- Fading out after a given time - so you can get the head start but then you are on your own

FAQ:
Where can I get new sounds?
- You can record them yourself using "Sound Recorder" utility found in Windows.
- You can use this tutorial to record text to speech from windows
- You can download some files and use them as long as they are in *.wav format

Can I post my awesome sound pack?
Sure.

Edit Dec 13, 2010: Added source code.
Edit Dec 14, 2010: Added customization section.
Edit Jan 19, 2010: Version 1.0 posted.

This post has been edited by Sify: Jan 21 2011, 09:06 AM

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# 2Inverse Dec 14 2010, 00:20 AM
Sweeeeeeet, this has some potential for sure.

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# 3Garmeth Dec 14 2010, 00:24 AM
wow that's great. Even whitera supply blocked himself at 18/18 at blizconn ohmy.gif.

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# 4Shayde Dec 14 2010, 00:32 AM
Um this will have next to no effect on protoss or zerg. Protoss cronobosts their probes, giving them different build times, and for zerg it's more a matter of WHEN to produce larvae and when to produce units.

Looks like you're gunna need genuine skill... You could just take day9's idea and use a sticky note.

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# 5Garmeth Dec 14 2010, 00:38 AM
QUOTE(Shayde @ Dec 13 2010, 19:32 PM) *

Um this will have next to no effect on protoss or zerg. Protoss cronobosts their probes, giving them different build times, and for zerg it's more a matter of WHEN to produce larvae and when to produce units.

Looks like you're gunna need genuine skill... You could just take day9's idea and use a sticky note.


It will get out of sync sometimes because you have to cut SCVS some time so its irrelevant that it says it every 17 seconds. Its still usefull for protoss for this reason. The check money, food, and mini map are good for all races as well.

This post has been edited by Garmeth: Dec 14 2010, 00:43 AM

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# 6Jarlen Dec 14 2010, 00:51 AM
Good idea. I could really use a reminder regarding macro, since I all too often get way to high on resources when in direct combat.

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# 7Merc Scout Dec 14 2010, 02:14 AM
This made me laugh tongue.gif

I'll stick to practicing memorizing it myself though

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# 8tSun Dec 14 2010, 10:53 AM
Day9 is probably the purest and most baller human being ever haha, and then to think that my original heroes are all sports heroes XD

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# 9Technique Dec 14 2010, 12:07 PM
Meh, you shouldn't care much for this.

It will come naturally through experience.

And i haven't watched day[9] since beta days, but reading the description i can already say that is NOT what good timing is.
Good timing is all about gamesense and not about placing a pylon on x supply...



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# 10Ampersand Dec 14 2010, 12:50 PM
This is good for practicing the mechanics until it becomes routine. Once that happens, you free up your mind to think about strategy and such.

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# 11Garmeth Dec 14 2010, 13:07 PM
QUOTE(Technique @ Dec 14 2010, 07:07 AM) *

Meh, you shouldn't care much for this.

It will come naturally through experience.

And i haven't watched day[9] since beta days, but reading the description i can already say that is NOT what good timing is.
Good timing is all about gamesense and not about placing a pylon on x supply...


he did this daily mostly for bronze-gold level people.

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# 12DalzK Dec 14 2010, 14:02 PM
I loaded the program and closed it but its still playing somewhere in the background I cant make it stop....help me im going to go crazy wacko.gif

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# 13Sify Dec 14 2010, 14:35 PM
QUOTE(DalzK @ Dec 14 2010, 16:02 PM) *

I loaded the program and closed it but its still playing somewhere in the background I cant make it stop....help me im going to go crazy wacko.gif

1. Ctrl+Alt+Delete
2. Open task manager
3. Go to processes tab
4. Find Day9Coacher.exe on the list
5. Kill process

Not sure why this happened. Will investigate.

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# 14Greasy Dec 14 2010, 20:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTgcK3ajg-Q...feature=related

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# 15Sify Dec 14 2010, 21:42 PM
Bump for - how to customize your sounds.

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# 16Garmeth Dec 14 2010, 21:52 PM
QUOTE(DalzK @ Dec 14 2010, 09:02 AM) *

I loaded the program and closed it but its still playing somewhere in the background I cant make it stop....help me im going to go crazy wacko.gif


this happened to me to and I had to delete the sound files.

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# 17Sify Dec 14 2010, 21:57 PM
Killing the process does not help?

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# 18DalzK Dec 15 2010, 00:02 AM
Yea I ctrl+alt+deleted the process.

Lets jst say I will never forget to build a scv/check minimap again though smile.gif

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# 19Garmeth Dec 15 2010, 00:15 AM
QUOTE(Sify @ Dec 14 2010, 16:57 PM) *

Killing the process does not help?


Oh I wasn't saying that it didn't work I just didn't think of that at the time and resorted to deleting the files tongue.gif.

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# 20Jobbies Dec 15 2010, 00:27 AM
Is this a program of your own creation, Sify? It's pretty cool for those players who're struggling at Bronze and Silver.

Like Technique said, I believe this tool is only good for improving your speed with regards to such things as Injecting Larva, buildings Overlords/Pylons/Depots and mechnical stuff like that, but you learn game timings like when your opponents Mutas will arrive at your base through experience.

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