Important! Aquamark3 screenshot verification no longer possible after 25/12/2011

As you might have read in our latest R4.5 release notes, we have prepared the HWBOT engine to support Aquamark3 submissions using our in-house developed wrapper application. Since this method of verification is a lot more secure, we will completely disable screenshot-only verification, meaning you will no longer be able to submit an Aquamark3 result without using the wrapper application.

We will disable the screenshot verification method on Monday 26/12, which means you have about 11 days to submit any scores you still have on your harddisk drive.

The HWBOT staff.


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Belgium Massman says:

The final version of the wrapper (incl online submission function) is expected this weekend. :)

Greece Stelaras says:

Thanks ! :D

Belgium Massman says:

In case you're interested, the beta version of the application can be found here: http://91.121.148.119/downloads/beta%20-only%20for%20testing%20purposes-/AM3%20beta/ Instructions: 1) Download the files: http://91.121.148.119/downloads/beta%20-only%20for%20testing%20purposes-/AM3%20beta/ 2) Run GUI.exe to start the wrapper 3) Click start benchmark to run the AM3 benchmark (you can re-run as many times as you want) 4) Save and upload the validation file to: http://m-c-q-8.appspot.com/ (off-site validation test)

Greece Stelaras says:

I'll download it , because i don't want any other surprises again ! :D

Mr Moose says:

Finally released! Had some fun with it during the beta stage :D.

United States I.M.O.G. says:

Using the wrapper, can you still set priority/affinity and run it without explorer.exe running?

Germany SoF says:

yay hope this will work for win7 :D

TaPaKaH says:

does it have any affect on the end score ?

Belgium Massman says:

I.M.O.G. said: Using the wrapper, can you still set priority/affinity and run it without explorer.exe running?


The wrapper opens the benchmark and just keeps running on the background. You, the overclocker, still need to click "start benchmark". So, before you click start, you can still do all the affinity tweaks.

SoF said: yay hope this will work for win7 :D


It worked on W7 here :)

Sam OCX said: does it have any affect on the end score ?


No, wrapper doesn't change anything to the benchmark itself.

xbeaTX says:

nice :) thanks

Greece stealth says:

I have some problems make it run under Win XP SP2... i report back when i find out where these problems come from.

Greece stealth says:

Under Win XP SP2 you need to install Windows Installer 3.1, then Windows Imaging Component and at last .Net framework 4.0 to make it run, under Win XP SP3 you need only .Net Framework 4.0 but... at the end of the run i get the error message you can see at the attachment in both Win XP SP2 & SP3.

It runs under Win 7 X64 but i am not sure what i am doing, what file do i have to save and how i upload it online?

What is the need of aquamark.exe and CLI.exe including in the zip?

I haven't try Vista yet.

stealth

Belgium HybridChiller says:

it needs to be running at ALL OSes without installing extra installation files etc...
Because people will clean out theyre OS for as small as possible Operation system size.

If you need to install this and that before it runs, hwbot staf or who makes it, need to make the wrapper etc that it runs like the normal AQ3.

TaPaKaH says:

Agreed, if it indeed needs FW4 (which needs network), then it's not an option

Belgium Massman says:

Even if FW4 is a requirement, it's still a million times better than the current form of AM3 (which literally has NO security at all). Also, the implementation of the wrapper is not a question anymore. It WILL be the only way to submit as of 26/12.

Canada Eldonko says:

Excellent, nice job guys

Germany der8auer says:

Massman said: Even if FW4 is a requirement, it's still a million times better than the current form of AM3 (which literally has NO security at all).

Also, the implementation of the wrapper is not a question anymore. It WILL be the only way to submit as of 26/12.


I actually agree on this. Atm there is no secutrity at all and this has to change. IMO the wrapper is the best way to still keep this great benchmark. Instead of being against the wrapper I think it should just be improved so maybe we dont need the FW4.0 anymore. Hope this is possible?

Greece crustytheclown says:

is it possible to rename it (especialy for ati cards) Cudos for making it safe after all!!!

Norway knopflerbruce says:

As long as it's not as buggy as the Heaven wrapper then I'm positive to this. If it gives weird errors "for no reason", then those errors should be fixed before this becomes the ONLY way of submitting scores.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Informed:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1187301/important-aquamark-announcement/

K404 says:

When is the final release going to be put up for download? :)

Italy Gabry_Ares says:

thanks!! ;)

Kazakhstan TerraRaptor says:

So where can I get the final version of the wrapper? Gonna get some AM3 results today and you leave me no choice but to keep screenshots only.

Belgium Massman says:

Application will be uploaded today.

Belgium richba5tard says:

Afaik it will be possible to submit using screenshots until the AQ3 wrapper has been made available for download later today. There were two minor issues (like incorrect label) that needed to be fixed.

Italy vega05 says:

Hi guys
someone can 'explain me why the wrapper out of memory error 7?
I run the bench at the exit from wrapper and the wrapper tells me this error code ....
Thank you.

United States Splave says:

so do we need to use the new style yet?

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