GW2 TacO ReActif

Guild Wars 2 Tactical Overlay safe and legal based on the official version.

Mega pack of 15140 markers and 632 trails

Last version : 2019.08.07

Complet redesign in progress.
Progress :

News

New version of GW2 TacO ( 040.2290r )

GW2 TacO has just been updated with some correction and improvements:

  • Added Trading Post tracking window to monitor buy and sell orders (Requires API key with tradingpost access).
  • Added 1600 range circle.
  • Added compact view option for raid progress tracker.
  • Individual raids can now be toggled on and off for the raid progress tracker.
  • Added localization options to raid names (default fallback to English name) and raid progress tracker texts.
  • Added auto-hiding capability to marker categories based on achievement information (Requires API key with progression access):
    the new marker category properties of Achievement ID and Achievement Bit have been added to identify the achievement/bit that hides the marker
    This is not yet integrated in this distribution but will be done as soon as possible if possible
  • Fixed a bug where markers placed with a category without an assigned icon file would display as a random icon instead of the default icon.

Exploration assistant finally complete!

With this update, the exploration assistance was finally completed by offering all the maps of the game:
You will find all the details on file changes in the patchnote.

Exploration assistant

Details of updates

To learn more about changes made during updates, refer to RSS Feed EN.
How to read an RSS feed: More information here

Browser Extensions :

  • Firefox (RSS feed reader formerly present natively in Firefox)
  • Chrome / Edge (Edge supports Chrome extensions)

FEATURES

This is current features for GW2 TacO

  • Marker system

    Users are able to mark 3D points in the game world with several options.
    Marker packs can be created and shared.

    Marker system


  • WvW integration

    Automatically displays 3D markers at notable WvW locations with their name, current owner (color), and time remaining until the location can be flipped again. (Requires an API key to identify the world you're playing on.)
    Unfortunately, since WvW is organized with alliances, the indications are no longer accurate.

    WvW integration


  • Map timer (with tracking)

    A configurable map timer window shows what's going on in the game world.

    Map timer (with tracking)


  • Location based timer system

    Based on the location of the player a timed message system shows text on the screen.

    Location based timer system


  • TeamSpeak 3 integration

    Using one of the default supplied TS3 plugins the overlay displays the channel you're currently in for each of the TS3 servers you're connected to.
    The feature for now is non-interactive.
    Talking people are now sorted to the top of the list.

    TeamSpeak 3 integration


  • Tactical Compass

    A compass that is displayed around the character.

    Tactical Compass


  • Range markers

    Flat range marker circles show up around the character.

    Range markers


  • Element availability indicators

    The mushrooms and others type of markers show when they will be active again.

    Element availability indicators


  • Mouse highlight

    Huge crosshairs will make it very easy for you to find your cursor.
    Color and outline can be adjusted.

    Mouse highlight


  • Daily Dungeon and Dungeon Frequenter progression tracking

    Automatically track which dungeon paths you have already completed today, and which ones you should avoid to get the most out of the Dungeon Frequenter achievements. (Requires API key)

    Daily Dungeon and Dungeon Frequenter progression tracking


  • Weekly Raid progression tracking

    Automatically track which raid encounters you have already finished this week. (Requires API key).

    Weekly Raid progression tracking


  • Trading Post Tracker

    This window will show you the status of your current buy orders and sell listings, and highlight in red those of them that have been outbid/undercut.

    Trading Post Tracker


  • Grid for the health bars of enemies

    Configurable, location based HP bar notches show phases of a boss.

    Grid for the health bars of enemies


  • Notes window

    A window where you can quickly type up notes for yourself.
    Saves and reloads automatically.
    The data is saved in the "notepad.txt" file in the root folder of GW2 TacO.

    Notes window


  • Distance POIs

    Displays the distance between the player and the markers by a small number below it.

    Distance POIs


  • Exploration Assistant

    Follow the optimized routes to complete map explorations (as well as masteries).
    The trails are adapted for all levels of players and taking into account the evolution of new players who do not have all the skills or mounts from the beginning.


  • Localization Support

    Use GW2 TacO in the language you want by selecting the language from the TacO menu:
    "GW2 TacO settings > Language".

    Attention, the language selection only changes the texts of the GW2 TacO menu, as far as the marker texts are concerned, these are linked to the packs you have installed!

    Localization Support


Download

Information about installation, use, uninstall in section FAQ.

Infos

List of markers Patchnotes

TacO ReActif

Installer
(EXE 27,31 Mo | Downloaded 512 times)
Full Pack
(ZIP 30,75 Mo | Downloaded 1482 times)
External Pack
Copy the file directly to the /POIs/ folder of TacO
(TACO 17,6 Mo | Downloaded 1524 times)

Guild Missions
External Pack containing only Guild Missions
Copy the file directly to the /POIs/ folder of TacO
(TACO 2,19 Mo | Downloaded 324 times)


Others

DropBox
Archives, retail files, sources, etc…


System Requirement

Microsoft Windows 7 minimum.

Contact

Thank you for reading the FAQ before any contact

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Files of GW2 TacO
Menu of GW2 TacO
Markers attributes
Tool


Is GW2 TacO authorized?

ArenaNet has not yet responded in any way to GW2 TacO, but they have already made statements which suggest that it is tolerated to use it. In particular, they have already said that the use of overlay is allowed. The author of GW2 TacO intentionally avoids doing anything that approaches the gray area that could be considered a violation of the TOS.

Camera information needed to render markers is acquired through the official Mumble Link API. All that is displayed is user-provided content that is based on the storage of manually acquired slots from data provided by Mumble Link.

The overlay does not interact with the game in any other way, it is simply a transparent window over Guild Wars 2. An example of some thing in the gray area would be to operate the overlay in full screen mode. This essentially involves injecting code into the game, and is done by other overlays (everything about shaders goes at least until then) or even Overwolf, but it's actually allowed by ArenaNet.

TL;DR - Using an overlay like GW2 TacO will not cause you to be banned.

Is it safe?

For the most worried, we made a series of checks to the program:

In other words, GW2 TacO is just as safe as Overwolf overlay or TeamSpeak.

How does GW2 TacO?

GW2 TacO is an overlay (overlay as a layer that is placed over the game).

He uses the MumbleLink API to retrieve the position of your character and the camera.
He will use this data to calculate the position and size of visible markers.

Installation

  1. Uncompress the entire archive in the folder you want (not the one in the game).
  2. Right click on the file « GW2TacO.exe ».
  3. Click on « Properties ».
  4. At the bottom of the window that appears, check « Unlock ».
    This will avoid having a message from the UAC (User Account Control). This message does not mean that the program is dangerous, it is a protection of Windows. This one informs when a program comes from another computer than yours and it is not signed (should be paid a certificate, so understand that the author does not).

Use

  1. Start Guild Wars 2.
  2. Play the game in « Fullscreen windowed » or « Windowed » in the graphics options (« F11 » keyboard key)
    Without this, the overlay can not be displayed over the game.
  3. Launch GW2 TacO via the executable « GW2TacO.exe » (or the shortcut you have created).
  4. The GW2 TacO icon will appear after you log in to a character.
    It's visible at the top left of your screen (next to the icons of the game).
  5. The size of the GW2 TacO interface will be the size of your game interface. If this is not the case, simply change the size of the game interface for the game. Return to the desired size and restart TacO.
  6. You can change the window size (Timer, MarkerEditor, Notepad, etc.) by clicking on the option « Toggle Edit Mode for Windows » then moving the blue edges to enlarge or move them.

Uninstallation

  1. Close GW2 TacO.
  2. Delete the folder where you placed GW2 TacO and all subfolders.

Installation of External Packs?

It is quite possible for you to add markers packs provided by other creators (Tekkits for example). It is enough that the creator of the pack has formatted the contents of the ZIP file in a correct way so GW2 TacO is able to read a ZIP file and to manage its contents without it being uncompressed.

To do this nothing more simple:

  1. Download the ZIP or TACO file of the package you are interested in.
  2. Filed the ZIP (without decompressing it or TACO file in the « POIs » folder of GW2 TacO.
  3. Start / Restart GW2 TacO for the change to take effect.

In case of problem, you can contact me directly: taco@heinze.fr

Uninstalling External Packs?

As simple as adding them, just delete the ZIP or TACO file of the pack in the « POIs » folder of GW2 TacO.

Restart GW2 TacO for the change to take effect.




Frequently Asked Questions

I want to increase the size of TacO windows!

By default, TacO has a generic window size, to change their sizes:

  1. Enable windows whose size you want to change.
  2. Activate the option "Toggle Edit Mode for Windows" in the TacO menu.
  3. Click on one of the edges of the window and hold the click while dragging the mouse to change the size of the window (Warning, the mouse icon will not change on the edge of the window).
  4. Disable the "Toggle Edit Mode for Windows" option to complete the changes.

I want to move the windows of TacO!

By default, TacO displays windows at generic locations, to change their locations:

  1. Activate the windows you want to move.
  2. Activate the option "Toggle Edit Mode for Windows" in the TacO menu.
  3. Click and hold the window while dragging the mouse to move it.
  4. Disable the "Toggle Edit Mode for Windows" option to complete the changes.

Is it normal to encounter this red icon

If you encounter as markers (other than those you create) this icon, so this is an error in the files Taco.

This can happen if files replaced or deleted during a package update have not been removed from your version. To be sure that this does not happen, during the update, make sure that all the files of the previous version have been erased.

It is also possible that this is an error on my part in the writing of the marker. In this case, indicate where it appears for me to correct: >taco@heinze.fr

GW2 TacO only displays default marker icons

There must be one or more files that have not been updated correctly or old files have not been replaced.

I see the icon of GW2 TacO but nothing happens when I click on the icon, it does not highlight when the mouse is on it.

This can happen if GW2 TacO works with less privileges than Guild Wars 2.

You most probably started Guild Wars 2 in administrator mode (or from an application that was already an administrator mode, or other reasons like Reshade execution).

In this case, starting GW2 TacO in administrator mode should solve the problem (Right-click on the executable > « Run as Administrator » | Right-click on shortcut > « More » > « Run as Administrator »).

I see the icon of GW2 TacO but the rest of the screen is black and I can not play.

This can happen if you have disabled transparency effects in Windows 7, probably because you are using the classic theme for Windows. Activating Aero should solve the problem.

If you get this on Windows 8 or higher, send a log dxdiag to the author of GW2 TacO so he can solve the problem.

Make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your graphics card (some people have reported the problem corrected with a driver update).

Make sure that all driver-related post-processes are disabled for GW2 TacO (FXAA for example). These could make GW2 TacO non-transparent.

I have Guild Wars 2 running but I do not see the GW2 TacO icon on the top left.

Check if you are using Guild Wars 2 in full screen mode. Full screen mode is not supported by GW2 TacO as it would mean entering a gray area that would be technically against the TOS rules

Set up the game in « Fullscreen windowed » or « Windowed » in the graphics options (touche « F11 » key on the keyboard).

If you do not run the game in full screen mode and you still do not see anything, please contact the author of GW2 TacO so that he can solve the problem.

The GW2 TacO icon is above my PvP icon.

The size of the GW2 TacO interface will be the size of your game interface. If this is not the case, simply change the size of the game interface for the game. Return to the desired size and restart TacO.

If this does not work, check the « DPI » box in the Guild Wars 2 graphics options should do the trick or restart GW2 TacO with the command line « -forcedpiaware ».

If this does not solve the problem, it may be related to the resolution of your screen or its settings in Windows. For all contacts, please specify the version used, your screen resolution and if you have added your API key in TacO.

GW2 TacO behaves strangely when I use multiple Guild Wars 2 accounts at the same time on the same PC.

GW2 TacO is strongly based on the Mumble Link API.
It does not support multiboxing.

When there are two Guild Wars 2 clients or more, the API will provide the position data of each of the accounts at the same time to GW2 TacO and it will not be able to handle them correctly.

GW2 TacO does not behave correctly with the markers that must disappear when the « F » Interaction key is pressed!

This problem can occur if you are using ArcDPS.
Indeed, this one also creates an overlay and it is possible that TacO does not record the support of the key as being done on the game.

To fix the problem, just click on the TacO icon to display its menu, which will give priority to TacO over the ArcDPS overlay.

If the problem persists, contact me so that I can analyze the problem in more detail and send it back to the developer of TacO or ArcDPS.

The file « GW2TacO.log » is several hundred KB!
And contains a lot of errors!

This file contains information about the functioning of TacO and these accumulate after each use of TacO and are mainly relics of its development.

It is not possible to prevent its creation at the closing of TacO.

The only thing to do is to erase the file if it is a problem when TacO is closed (otherwise it will prevent its deletion).

As far as the errors displayed in this file are concerned, the vast majority are only development information and are not to be taken into account.

However, in case of a crash or bug, this file can be useful to identify the origin of the problem.




Files of GW2 TacO

List and explanations of GW2 TacO files :


  • \Data\
    Directory of binary files used by the Trails.
  • \Img\
    Directory of images used by POIs.
  • \POIs\
    Directory of XML files.
  • activationdata.xml
    File containing the information of the markers that have been activated and the moment when this has been done. If they have the variable "behavior" from 1 to 7.
    To display the validated markers again, just delete this file.
  • categorydata.xml
    Menus of POIs (based on the order of the game's menus).
  • crash.log
    Report created automatically in case of TacO crash.
  • GWZTacO.exe
    Executable GW2 TacO.
  • GW2TacO.log
    Automatically created report for bug resolution.
  • hpgrids.xml
    Configuring the combat phase indications of a specific enemy via white lines on its life bar at defined percentages.
  • locationaltimers.xml
    Configuring local timers based on your location.
  • maptimer.xml
    Configuring timers of the window « Map Timer Window ».
  • notepad.txt
    File saving texts written in the « Notepad ».
  • poidata.xml
    Backup file of markers that you add (Then just export them to a .XML file in the « \POIs\ » folder).
  • TacO_Language_XX.xml
    Translation file containing the texts used by GW2 TacO (XX = abreviation of the lang)
  • TacOConfig.xml
    GW2 TacO configuration file created automatically at first launch if absent.
  • UI.wbs
    Library of images and fonts of the interface.
  • UI.xml
    User interface.
  • UI_large.css
    Interface style sheet in large size.
  • UI_larger.css
    Interface style sheet in larger size.
  • UI_normal.css
    Interface style sheet in normal size.
  • UI_small.css
    Interface style sheet in small size.


Menu of GW2 TacO

See the details and explanations of the GW2 TacO menu :


  • Filter Displayed Tactical Markers > …
    Select the types of markers to display.
  • Display POI Distance
    Display under the markers the distance from the player.
  • Screen Edge Herds Icons
    Enable the display of markers on the edge of the screen (if they are not in your field of vision).
  • Display WvW Objective names
    Enable viewing of objective names in WvW.
  • Trail Fadeout Bubble Around Character
    Enable / Disable the progressive masking of Trails around your character.
  • Toggle Tactical Display
    Turn on / off the markers display.
  • Toggle Range Circles
    Turns on / off the range circles around your character.
    • Range Circle Visibility > …
      Lets you choose the visibility of the circles (40%, 60% et 100%).
    • Sets Range Displays > …
      Enable / Disable circles by distances (90, 120, 180, 240, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1200, 1500).
  • Toggle Tactical Compass
    Turn on / off displaying a compass around your character.
  • Toggle Locational Timers
    Enable / Disable the display of position timers configured in the file « locationaltimers.xml ».
  • Toggle HP Grids
    Enable / Disable the display of phase indicators configured in the file « hpgrids.xml ».
  • Toggle Mouse Highlight
    Enable / Disable the tracking of your cursor with a vertical and horizontal line crossing at its position.
    • Toggle Highlight Outline
      Enable / Disable shading of tracking lines.
    • Sets Highlight Color > …
      Allows you to choose the line color (Red, Light Red, Black, Gray, Blue, Light Blue, Green, Light Green, Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta, Brown, Yellow, Light Gray, White).
  • Open/Close Map Timer Window
    Open / Close the timers window.
    • Compact Map Timer
      Displays the timers window condensed.
    • Select Map Timer > …
      Select the timers to display.
  • Open/Close Teamspeak Window
    Open/Close Teamspeak Window.
  • Open/Close Marker Editor > …
    Open / Close the marker editing window.
    • Auto Hide Marker Editor
      Automatically hide the marker editor when you are not on a marker present in the file « poidata.xml ».
    • Start/Stop Trail Recording
      Start / Stop recording a trail.
    • Pause/Resume Trail Recording
      Pause / Resume the recording of the current trail.
    • Remove Last Trail Segment
      Delete the last segments of the current trail.
    • Resume Trail By Creating New Section
      Resume the trail in pause with a new segment rather than continue the current one.
  • Open/Close Notepad
    Open / Close the GW2 TacO Notepad window.
  • Open Raid Progress Window
    Open / Close Tracking window of Raid paths (API Key Needed).
    • Compact view
      Compact the raid tracking window
    • Forsaken Thicket
      Show/Hide the path
    • Bastion of the Penitent
      Show/Hide the path
    • Hall of Chains
      Show/Hide the path
    • Mythwright Gambit
      Show/Hide the path
    • The Key of Ahdashim
      Show/Hide the path
  • Open Dungeon Progress Window
    Open / Close Tracking window of Dungeon paths (API Key Needed).
  • GW2 TacO Settings > …
    Settings of GW2 TacO functions
    • Check for Updates on Startup
      Check if an update exists (from the official version of GW2 TacO) at start.
      Do not update this package with the official version, or replace only the executable "Gw2TacO.exe" and nothing else.
    • Windows Edit Mode
      Turns on / off the edit mode of windows (allows you to move them, and resize them).
    • Hide TacO on Loading Screens
      Hide the GW2 TacO icon on the load screens.
    • Close when GW2 Quits
      Close GW2 TacO at the same time as Guild Wars 2.
    • Show Debug Line
      Turn on / off the debug line at the top of your screen.
    • Rebind Keys > …
      Reconfigure the keys you want to use.
      • Add New Marker [+]
        Allows you to choose the key to add markers: « + » by default.
      • Remove Marker [-]
        Allows you to choose the key to deleted markers: « - » by default.
      • Action Key [f]
        Allows you to choose the key to activate markers: « F » by default.
      • Edit Notepad [)]
        Allows you to choose the key to open/close Notepad window: « ) » by default.
    • Sets API Keys > …
      API Key Management Menu.
      • Guild Wars 2
        Enter the API key for your GW2 account.
        Create it from the official website: https://account.arena.net/applications
      • TeamSpeak 3
        Enter the TeamSpeak 3 API key (To retrieve from TeamSpeak Menu: "Tools > Options > Add-ins > ClientQuery > Settings").
    • Sets the Language > …
      Selection of the GW2 TacO language
  • Contact Information (About)
    Displays an information window about GW2 TacO.
  • Exit GW2 TacO
    Quit GW2 TacO



Markers attributes

Each variable is categorized by tags that can use them.

<MarkerCategory>
  • IsSeparator : Boolean, optional (the default value is 0)
    Defines the category as a separation and will not display [x].

<MarkerCategory>
<Route>
  • name : Character string, required (without accent or space)
    Sets the name of a category.
  • DisplayName : Character string, optional
    Defines the name to display a type.
  • BackwardDirection : Integer, optional (the default value is 0)
    Possible values:
    • 0 = Displays the markers from the first to the last of the file.
    • 1 = Displays the markers from the last to the first of the file.

<Route>
  • resetposx : Decimal number, required
    X position for re-initialisation of the road.
  • resetposy : Decimal number, required
    Y position for re-initialisation of the road.
  • resetposz : Decimal number, required
    Z position for re-initialisation of the road.
  • resetrange : Integer or decimal number, required
    Defines the distance to the given coordinates to reset the route.

<POI>
  • xpos : Decimal number, required
    X position of the marker relative to the central point of the map.
    • Positive = East of the central point.
    • Negative = West of the central point.
  • ypos : Decimal number, required
    Y position of the marker relative to the central point of the map.
    • Positive = At the top of the central point.
    • Negative = At the bottom of the central point.
  • zpos : Decimal number, required
    Z position of the marker relative to the central point of the map.
    • Positive = North of the central point.
    • Negative = South of the central point.
  • type : Character string, optional (without accent or space)
    Defines the full name of the category to which the marker belongs.
  • GUID : Character string (base64), optional
    This is a unique identifier for the marker used to track the activation of markers via the file « activationdata.xml ».
    If it does not exist for a marker, it will be automatically generated and added to the next export.
  • toggleCategory : Character string, optional
    Markers with this attribute enable or disable the category specified in the attribute when triggered with the « F » action key. Obviously, this marker must not have the type that it needs to activate/deactivate (except if it wants it to disappear too).
  • <POI MapID="{ID OF THE MAP}" xpos="{X POSITION}" ypos="{Y POSITION}" zpos="{Z POSITION}" type="{TYPE OF CATEGORY FOR THE SWITCH}" GUID="{GUID}" toggleCategory="{TYPE TO ENABLE/DISABLE}"/>
    
    <!-- CONCRETE EXAMPLE -->
    <POI MapID="1310" xpos="495.317" ypos="364.979" zpos="613.438" type="harvest" GUID="FjCFbhXr30uryErieGEg0Q==" toggleCategory="harvest.volatile_magic.branded_mass"/>

<MarkerCategory>
<Route>
<POI>
  • MapID : Integer, required
    Identifier of the map where the markers are placed.
  • iconFile : Character string, optional
    The icon to display for the marker.
    If absent, the displayed image will be that of GW2 TacO.
    GW2 TacO searches for images from both the root directory and the POIs directory for convenience.
  • iconSize : Decimal number, optional (the default value is 1.0)
    The size of the icon in the game (does not work at the same time with 'minSize' and/or 'maxSize').
  • minSize : Integer, optional (in pixel)
    The minimum size of the icon display (does not work at the same time with 'minSize').
  • maxSize : Integer, optional (in pixel)
    The maximum size of the icon display (does not work at the same time with 'maxSize').
  • color : Hexadecimal value, optional (the default value is ffffffff )
    Apply a color on the marker in the HEX form « 00112233 »:
    • 00 = Opacity.
    • 11 = Red color.
    • 22 = Green color.
    • 33 = Blue color.
  • alpha : Decimal number, optional (the default value is 1.0)
    Opacity of the icon displayed.
  • behavior : Integer, optional (the default value is 0)
    Defines how the marker will behave when a player presses « F »:
    • 0 = The marker is always visible.
    • 1 [Not Implemented] = Reappears when changing the map (see 'behavior=6').
    • 2 = Reappears on daily re-initialization.
      These markers disappear when the player presses « F » while being on them, and reappear at the daily re-initialization.
    • 3 = Only visible until activation.
      These markers definitely disappear once the player presses « F » while on them.
    • 4 = Reappears after a delay.
      These markers reappear after a fixed time indicated with 'resetLength'.
    • 5 [Not Implemented] = Reappears when the map is re-initialized.
      These markers reappear when the map has a cycle and it resets (example: Dry Top).
      In this case, 'resetLength' will set the map's cycle length in seconds, and 'resetOffset' will set when the first map cycle starts after daily re-initialization (in seconds).
    • 6 = Reappears when changing instance/map.
      This will make the markers reappear when you change maps or instances.
    • 7 = Reappears at daily re-initialization by character.
      This will make the markers reappear if you change characters to take one that has not yet activated the marker. Once activated, it will only reappear for the character after the daily re-initialization.
  • fadeNear : Decimal number, optional (in inches)
    Defines the distance from which the marker will be completely visible. If less than 0, the marker does not disappear at any distance.
  • fadeFar : Decimal number, optional (in inches)
    Sets the distance at which the marker will start to appear when approaching. If less than 0, the marker does not disappear at any distance.
  • heightOffset : Decimal number, optional (the default value is 1.5)
    Defines how high above the ground the marker is displayed.
  • resetLength : Integer, optional (in seconds)
    With 'behavior=4' = Indicates how long the marker should be invisible after pressing « F ».
    [Not Implemented] With 'behavior=5' = Indicates the duration of a map cycle.
  • resetOffset : Integer, optional (in seconds)
    [Not Implemented] Indicates the delay to wait after the beginning of the map cycle to display markers using 'behavior=5'.
  • triggerRange : Integer, optional
    Defines the distance to coordinates where this indicates a marker / route is passed to be reset.
  • autoTrigger : Boolean, optional (the default value is 1)
    Defines whether the markers apply the triggerRange command, by default yes.
  • hasCountdown : Boolean, optional (the default value is 0)
    The marker will display a timer as soon as it passes on it.
    With 'behavior=4' and 'resetLength' to display the delay before it reappears in place of the icon.
  • achievementId : Integer, optional
    An ID for an achievement from the GW2 API.
    Markers with the corresponding achievement ID will be hidden if the ID is marked as "done" for the API key that's entered in TacO.
    For a list of achievement IDs see https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/API:2/achievements
  • achievementBit : Integer, optional
    This is similar to "achievementId", but works for partially completed achievements.
    if the achievement has "bits", they can be individually referenced with this.
    With regard to the list of bits in the API, the first element is numbered 0.

<Trail>
  • trailData : String, required
    Path in binary format (TRL file).
  • type : Character string, optional (without accent or space)
    Defines the full name of the category to which the marker belongs.
  • GUID : Character string (base64), optional
    This is a unique identifier for the marker used to track the activation of markers via the file « activationdata.xml ».
    If it does not exist for a marker, it will be automatically generated and added to the next export.
  • texture : String, required
    Image serving as texture for the path (PNG file with transparency).
  • color : Hexadecimal value, optional (the default value is ffffffff )
    Apply a color on the marker in the HEX form « 00112233 »:
    • 00 = Opacity.
    • 11 = Red color.
    • 22 = Green color.
    • 33 = Blue color.
  • alpha : Decimal number, optional (the default value is 1.0)
    Opacity of the icon displayed.
  • trailScale : Decimal number, optional
    Scaling of the texture scale.
  • fadeNear : Decimal number, optional (in inches)
    Defines the distance from which the marker will be completely visible. If less than 0, the marker does not disappear at any distance.
  • fadeFar : Decimal number, optional (in inches)
    Sets the distance at which the marker will start to appear when approaching. If less than 0, the marker does not disappear at any distance.
  • animSpeed : Integer, required
    Sets the speed of texture animation along the trail.
    • Positive = Move the texture in the direction of the trail.
    • Negative = Move the texture in the opposite direction of the trail.



Tool

POI to Trail Generator and Converter

This tool allows to transform a sequence of <POI> as a binary file (.TRL). Just select the file containing the POIs to get a file in trail format. Subsequently it will suffice to declare the trail in a markers file (.XML) as follows:

<Trail type="{TYPE OF CATEGORY}" GUID="{COPY A GUID OF AN UNUSED POI}" trailData="{PATH TO TRL FILE}" texture="{PATH TO PNG IMAGE}" color="{COLOR IN RGB PRECEDE OF ff}" alpha="{TRANSPARENCY}" fadeNear="{MIN DISTANCE OF VISIBILITY}" fadeFar="{MAX DISTANCE OF VISIBILITY}" animSpeed="{SPEED ANIMATION}"/>

<!-- CONCRETE EXAMPLE -->
<Trail type="story_journal.season_4.a_star_to_guide_us.run_around_for_no_reason" GUID="Pye+yC2h7UO05jVzgFTv+Q==" trailData="Data\StoryJournal\Season4\AStarToGuideUs\RunAroundForNoReason.trl" texture="Data\ArrowMid.png" color="ffffff00" alpha="0.75" fadeNear="2000" fadeFar="2200" animSpeed="1"/>