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A Ruler for Measuring Wind Drift

Wed, Mar 13 2019 6:56 AM by Kenher01. 54 replies.
  • crmamx United States
    225 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 7:29 AM

    young46 has a YouTube video showing how to get and install an Autohotkey program that creates a 6 inch ruler you can move around on the game screen to measure the amount of the calculated wind drift. It requires a download of 3 files that create the ruler and the download of the Autohotkey program.

    I downloaded the 3 files to a folder and downloaded and installed the Autohotkey program.

    I can't get it to work. There has to be a way to tell Autohotkey the files I want it to use.

    When I double click the program it tells me:

    "Before AutoHotkey can do anything, you need to write a script telling it what to do.
    To learn how, read the tutorial or dive straight in."

    I can't figure it out.

    If I right click the ruler.ahk (autohotkey) file and tell it to open with Autohotkey program I get a script error.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Curtis

     

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  • ScottHope United Kingdom
    5,764 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 9:06 AM

    Curtis, while viewing the three ruler files in windows explorer, if you right click in the window (not on any of the three files) and you get an 'extract all' option in the menu, click that. Then in the new window that opens, double click the ruler.ahk file and that should make the ruler appear for you.

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  • DonCaron United States
    3,508 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 9:12 AM

    If you have window 10, get a ruler for windows from the store. It's free

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  • kavvz Canada
    1,667 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 9:33 AM

    DonCaron:

    If you have window 10, get a ruler for windows from the store. It's free

    Be careful with this angle.  This is one of those cases where any old ruler won't do.

    Young's ruler is very specific in its size and configuration.  i.e. 10 cm (or Inches, or increments) on the ruler exactly matches the width of the aimer box.  

    If you downloaded a ruler and used it blindly without taking that into account you could be aiming more/less than you think you are.  

     

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  • crmamx United States
    225 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 11:47 AM

    ScottHope:

    Curtis, while viewing the three ruler files in windows explorer, if you right click in the window (not on any of the three files) and you get an 'extract all' option in the menu, click that. Then in the new window that opens, double click the ruler.ahk file and that should make the ruler appear for you.

    When I right click I get:

    View

    Arrange Icons by:

    Refresh

    Undo Copy

    New.....one of the options is AHK script

    Properties

    Guess it could be that I'm running Windows XP Pro

    Curtis

     

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  • ScottHope United Kingdom
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    Thu, Mar 7 2019 12:54 PM

    Hmmm, okay.

    I've never used Auto HotKey before so I don't know if it's compatible with Win XP Pro.

    What happens when you double click the ruler.ahk file?

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  • goldeena Thailand
    1,572 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 1:38 PM

    You might need to assign a key to the program to make it execute.

     

    Right click the mouse on the .ahk file then left click 'edit script' then on the top line of the script type

    x::

     

    save it then click 'x'

     

    you could also add

    ^x::exitapp

     

    on the last line, if you then press ctrl plus x at the same time the program will close.

     

    You do have to have the AHK software:

    https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

     

    And a good editor, this is widely agreed as the best one:

    http://fincs.ahk4.net/scite4ahk/

     

    Good luck - you can do anything if you know how.

     

    deena.

     

    just to add....(oh dear she's going to speak what's in her mind, lololos)....

     

    Using the AHK ruler means that you don't have to conceal the fact that you are running AHK, and this is dastardly cunning ;-) you see anybody who is even slightly familiar with AHK knows it is verrrrrrrry versatile - you could probably convert your PC in to a coffee vending machine with it!!! You can trigger things based on time, you can even trigger things based upon the colour changes on your screen!!! (think about that one) - go look on their forums.

     

    A number of them use the AHK ruler on here ........so now they don't have to conceal that little green icon....I'M USING THE AHK RULER LOOK BOYS, THE AHK RULER I'M USING IT, LOOOOOK!!!!!! 

     

    ....and whatever else - peek-a-boooooo I see youuuuuuuuuu, lolololos!!!!

     

    To a certain somebody......

    I did wonder why I couldn't hear the mouse click go off on the bottom of your swing the other day when, on occasion you slightly missed the ding - and there is nothing to mask an audible mouse click - especially when you are watching with your volume set up very high and every other mouse click was very very audible indeed, yet rarely was it heard at the bottom of your swing. The only time I heard it go off on the bottom of your swing you missed an absolute pearler - about 4.5 foot putt on Congressional no. 17 - that's when I knew!!!!

     

    and....

    you can't kid the kid who got to Thailand sunshine ;-)

     

    lololololos.

     

    (anybody in the top bracket who is using an on-screen ruler THAT JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE AN AHK ONE should set red alarm bells ringing like a torpedoed submarine throughout the entire community - I mean if you weren't running anything other than a ruler, then you just wouldn't be so stupid to make it an AHK one with so many different varieties to choose from out there).

     

    SLAMS BOOK SHUT!!!!

     

    deena.

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  • andwhy67 United Kingdom
    2,016 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 1:55 PM

    Young46 has a tube vid somewhere showing and telling what to open and how to adjust the size!

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  • DoctorLarry United States
    1,332 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 2:59 PM

    ScottHope:

    What happens when you double click the ruler.ahk file?

    When I do that, it opens the ruler and displays it (WIN 10).  I think that is all I had to do after extraction.

    BTW - you can toggle the ruler display on/off with the F1 function key - which is defined in the script.

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  • DonCaron United States
    3,508 Posts
    Thu, Mar 7 2019 3:04 PM

    kavvz:

    DonCaron:

    If you have window 10, get a ruler for windows from the store. It's free

    Be careful with this angle.  This is one of those cases where any old ruler won't do.

    Young's ruler is very specific in its size and configuration.  i.e. 10 cm (or Inches, or increments) on the ruler exactly matches the width of the aimer box.  

    If you downloaded a ruler and used it blindly without taking that into account you could be aiming more/less than you think you are.  

     

     

     

    This red line is adjustable. You click on the ruler to the size you want


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