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   * **Is it a violation of the EULA to use a program to track damage in the game?** - Generally speaking most damage tracking program are not a violation of the EULA.  In order to break the EULA your damage tracking program would have to also alter your DPS in the game as it is dealt and interfere with STO's programming. ​ So if you are using a program that does not do anything but run in the background on your computer and read the logs from the game to give you information about the combat then you are not breaking the EULA.  Combat log trackers even have several postings with directions on the STO forums and in game channels that are dedicated to using and tracking DPS that would be shut down quickly if they were a violation of the EULA.   * **Is it a violation of the EULA to use a program to track damage in the game?** - Generally speaking most damage tracking program are not a violation of the EULA.  In order to break the EULA your damage tracking program would have to also alter your DPS in the game as it is dealt and interfere with STO's programming. ​ So if you are using a program that does not do anything but run in the background on your computer and read the logs from the game to give you information about the combat then you are not breaking the EULA.  Combat log trackers even have several postings with directions on the STO forums and in game channels that are dedicated to using and tracking DPS that would be shut down quickly if they were a violation of the EULA.
 +===== DPS Parser - Beta =====
 +  * #1 recommended by IQ Commanders
 +  * Absolutely the easiest to use DPS parser
 +  * Directions on the site are self explanatory just download, run the program, start and stop the combat log then upload by double clicking the icon
 +  * http://​www.sto-dps.tk/ ​
  
 ===== ACT (Advanced Combat Tracker)===== ===== ACT (Advanced Combat Tracker)=====
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     - STO users: ...Cryptic Studios\startrekonline\live\logs\gameclient     - STO users: ...Cryptic Studios\startrekonline\live\logs\gameclient
   - Once ACT knows where the combat log is you can start using it ingame but you still have to manually start and stop the combat logs or else ACT will calculate DPS for the entire time that you have been in combat while playing STO.  Best practice is to before combat type "/​combatlog 1" into any chat channel run the combat then type "/​combatlog 0" at the end of combat, then after viewing all the data in ACT click the "Clear Encounters"​ button to clear the data before starting the next log.   - Once ACT knows where the combat log is you can start using it ingame but you still have to manually start and stop the combat logs or else ACT will calculate DPS for the entire time that you have been in combat while playing STO.  Best practice is to before combat type "/​combatlog 1" into any chat channel run the combat then type "/​combatlog 0" at the end of combat, then after viewing all the data in ACT click the "Clear Encounters"​ button to clear the data before starting the next log.
-  * //I personally prefer ​ACT to other combat ​parsers because you can also use it to look at other fun tidbits of data to see how well you did if you are not playing the part of damage. ​ For example you may be playing the tank and want to see how well you are pulling aggro from the other players. ​ You can accomplish this by looking at the tab for "​Damage Taken" and compare your number to the numbers of your team and know that you pulled the aggro if your number is significantly higher than theirs and that you did a really good job if you didn't die constantly. ​ Another example is if you are playing the support role of healer you can look at the "​Healed"​ & "​EncHPS"​ columns to see if you did better or worse healing this round after changing your setup. ​ Really the possibilities are endless as to what you can look at and interpret for data.  I am still learning my way around ACT as it is a complex program so if you find something useful please let us know in game so we can post the information about it.//+  * //I personally prefer ​combat ​parser than can be used to look at other fun tidbits of data to see how well you did if you are not playing the part of pure damage ​output.  For example you may be playing the tank and want to see how well you are pulling aggro from the other players. ​ You can accomplish this by looking at the tab for "​Damage Taken" and compare your number to the numbers of your team and know that you pulled the aggro if your number is significantly higher than theirs and that you did a really good job if you didn't die constantly. ​ Another example is if you are playing the support role of healer you can look at the "​Healed"​ & "​EncHPS"​ columns to see if you did better or worse healing this round after changing your setup. ​ Really the possibilities are endless as to what you can look at and interpret for data.  I am still learning my way around ACT as it is a complex program so if you find something useful please let us know in game so we can post the information about it.//
 =====Combat Log Reader===== =====Combat Log Reader=====
   * This is the Official combat log reader for the DPS channels in STO and can be downloaded   * This is the Official combat log reader for the DPS channels in STO and can be downloaded
   * The STO forum link about this is http://​sto-forum.perfectworld.com/​showthread.php?​p+14042121   * The STO forum link about this is http://​sto-forum.perfectworld.com/​showthread.php?​p+14042121
   * //​Personally I have not tested this tracker as of yet and from what it seems it focuses only on DPS and cannot be used to evaluate support roles ingame as you can do with ACT//   * //​Personally I have not tested this tracker as of yet and from what it seems it focuses only on DPS and cannot be used to evaluate support roles ingame as you can do with ACT//
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