Dec 6, 2011

The Gift Collector by Team Spockholm

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UPDATE #2:  Team Spockholm has updated this tool and it can be used for opening gifts in your ZMC. Go here for instructions.
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UPDATE: Zynga broke it! Team Spockholm will adapt this tool and make it something useful.
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Five days ago, I made a post pointing out the fact that it's possible to convert gifts (1). It was (and still is) unclear if this is a glitch or something Zynga doesn't plan on stopping. Team Spockholm stated that if Zynga didn't remove this ability from the back code, they would release a script that would allow players to select the types of gifts they want. You can hear Pistol Pete discuss this topic on the latest episode of the Informant Podcast.


They decided to move forward and the script was named the Gift Collector. It is now available to all players and can be found on the Spockholm Mafia Tools Beta Page.
Click, drop and drag the Gift Collector into your bookmark toolbar.
If you  use the Spockholm Toolbar, paste the import code shown below into your configuration.

eyJuYW1lIjoiR2lmdCBDb2xsZWN0b3IiLCJzcmMiOiJodHRwOi8vc3BvY2tsZXQuY29tL2Jvb2ttYXJrbGV0L2dpZnRjb2xsZWN0b3IuanMiLCJwYWdlIjoiIn0=

Unframe your game (if you are using the script from the Spockholm Toolbar, unframeing isn't required) and click on Gift Collector to activate. You can be on any page when you do this and it's not necessary to open up your ZMC. The Gift Collector will tell you how many of the gifts in your ZMC are available for conversion.
You decide what you want your gifts to be. You can make them all the same gift or you can mix it up. The drop menu lists the gifts that you can convert your current gifts into. Team Spockholm will add more gifts with future updates or as they become available.
If you want to convert your gifts into more than one of the gifts listed above, click on the "more" link and another drop menu and counter will appear. You can add as many as you like.
Now decide what gifts you want. In the example below, I had 96 gifts which were eligible for conversion. Not everything in your ZMC can be converted but the Gift Collector will let you know how many items can be. I mixed it up and brought my total to 96. I added 5 types of gifts and moved the counters to 3 Secret Drops, 10 Red Mystery Bags, 15 Blue Mystery Bags, 30 Special Parts and 38 Exotic Animal Feeds. To enter your numbers, you can either type them in or use the up and down arrows.
Check the "Send gifts back" box to ensure that you return your gifts (this is the default). The gifts that are returned to your mafia are the original gift that they sent to you. I'm not sure why anybody wouldn't want to send a gift back but if you only like to receive, the option to uncheck the "Send gifts back" box is there. When you have everything set up the way you want, just click start and wait for your gifts to be opened and returned.
When the run is complete, you will get a nice log showing you what items you received and how many gifts you returned. The number of Loyalty Points is also listed. This is a fun script that gives you many options. I love the fact that there is no longer a reason to be annoyed with players who continue to send you crappy gifts. Convert them to what you want and they will still get a crappy gift in return. It's also nice to know I can return property upgrade parts to my mafia members who need them without having to accept something I no longer need in order to do so. Hopefully Zynga will allow for this feature to exist as it will make gifting much more enjoyable. If they could increase the holding capacity of the ZMC, that would be extra cool.

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Article written by Jennifer Patterson, Creator of the MW Loot Lady Blog, The Mafia Wars Loot Lady Facebook Fan Page and Co-Host of The Informant Podcast.
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30 comments:

darjan said...

"I'm not sure why anybody wouldn't want to send a gift back but if you only like to receive, the option to uncheck the "Send gifts back" box is there." - ill give u my reason. The script stops when it reaches a gift which cant be sent back. (accept and send back, or just accept - stops by these)

Anonymous said...

Two words: Bad Ass!

~ Frank

Eike said...

@darjan - fixed that. You can enable "Send gifts back" now :)

Junior J. said...

I just use that and all my gift in the "message center" (93) disappeared, why?????????????

darjan said...

Eike i was just trying it, complete success :). Respecto dude this is one of the most useful ones out now. Thanks! Danke! Gracias! Hvala!....

Eike said...

Because you opened them, Junior J.

Rose said...

Awesome!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Don Denzil @DTMH said...

@Junior J, its coz u collected them m8, you just changed what u collected

spurs505 said...

Once more excellent work Spockholm and many many many thanks to Lootlady for bringing it to the attention of the masses :)

Anonymous said...

How do you paste the code into the toolbar? not sure what to do, sorry, rode the short bus...

Anonymous said...

Awesome

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to select which gifts to change, IE: Only Antivenem -> New Gift etc.

Mrseggs said...

loving it! Can send everyone in my mafia a gift back now with just the one click :)

Mrseggs said...

Brilliant!! I love you all at spockholm. You genius's you :)

Anonymous said...

it has ; Parsing friends page... for about 45 min..... what to do???

Eike said...

I see no need for that feature, since you can convert all gifts, it does not matter which ones you keep.

Anonymous said...

awesome sauce

Anonymous said...

the Cheerleader approves! Rah-Rah!
FANTASTIC feature! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Im curious if this will bypass 24 hour limits on items such as GOLD MYST BAGS,+2Mafia Hired Guns,Rare Secret Drops.Does it convert Energy Packs or Stamina Paks? This is PERFECT for items of events that you have completed but HAD to accept only to return and give your Capo's the same chance to finish.

Melissa said...

Does not work for me. I dragged it to my bookmark bar, opened MW and unframed, clicked the bookmarklet and it opens a new page that is blank with the a box in the upper left corner that says gift collector. I tried re bookmarking it.. but nada. What did I do wrong? I'm using chrome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much - this is wonderful to use!

Diane said...

Is the collector "all or nothing"? I would like to convert a few gifts into "Good Word" because I'm short on mastery there, but leave the other gifts intact (uncollected).

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work anymore??

It says: [13:02] No Thank You for this link available
[13:02] Something has gone wrong. This error has been logged and we're looking into it.

Anonymous said...

[09:58] Stopped, No more gift available!
[09:58] No Thank You for this link available
[09:58] Something has gone wrong. This error has been logged and we're looking into it.
[09:58] No Thank You for this link available
[09:58] Something has gone wrong. This error has been logged and we're looking into it

Anonymous said...

This worked for me this morning but now I'm getting the same message as above. too much of a good thing ???

Anonymous said...

worked for me yesterday as well...no longer working today..:(( keep getting same message...something has gone wrong..blah blah

Anonymous said...

Guessing it's been fixed... but hoping not and it's just a bm update needed! :(

Anonymous said...

Was awesome while it lasted!

Anonymous said...

loved it for the day or 2 that it was working.

Anonymous said...

i like

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