- Download the latest build (always the top link in the Downloads section on the right panel of this blog)
- Extract the downloaded zip to any folder - it doesn't have to be the GW2 folder, in fact it's better if it isn't. Just create a folder anywhere and put the contents of the zip in there.
- Run GW2 and log in, make sure the game is running in windowed or windowed fullscreen mode.
- Run GW2TacO.exe
- You're good to go.
Setting up TacO inside the game:
- In the top left menu bar you'll see a new icon, a TacO
- You can move the different TacO windows around by clicking the TacO menu and selecting "Window edit mode". Resizing and moving the windows will be possible that way.
- Once you've moved the TacO windows to convenient locations, turn off "Window edit mode" the same way you enabled it.
- The rest of the TacO setup should be self explanatory through enabling/disabling stuff in the TacO menu
- The most popular marker packs can be enabled in the TacO menu, and once enabled they will be automatically downloaded and kept up to date
- For some of the features you'll need to create an API key at https://account.arena.net/applications. Currently the "account", "progression" and "characters" features of the API keys are used. You can add the API key through the TacO menu.
Have fun :)
Rising Flames_Token Collector.xml http://www.mediafire.com/download/71so78vdaiid7w7/Rising+Flames_Token+Collector.xml
Rising Flames_Tablets of the Unseen.xml http://www.mediafire.com/download/el56e546jnnuklb/Rising+Flames_Tablets+of+the+Unseen.xml
Thanks, I'll validate that and will release it once it's been checked :)Delete
hope can load subfolder poi data, and poi can have attr like title or caption for show text on poiDelete
when editor window is hidden, hope can realy hidden (without hidden click)
BoyC how do I contact you for help? I am running Windows 7 on Parallels on my mac. How can I be in the game (I only run gw2 on the Windows side) and open Taco? I am not a developer and not savvy in your world but trying to figure this out cause it looks so cool!Delete
does this work on linuxDelete
how does taco connect to guild wars if it is in a seperate folderDelete
Anonymous do alt tab then run itDelete
No, this doesn't work on linux to my knowledge.Delete
TacO uses the mumble API which works by the GW2 client opening a memory mapped file in the system at a specific url and writes the camera and other data in there for each frame. TacO opens this file as well and reads the data each frame.
Eber Bay Jumping Puzzle mapped (The 'new' icons can be changed, they are not as pretty as the others ;) )ReplyDelete
Nice addon... (=
It's not the first false positive. I'll comtact the author of the virusscanner and report it as such, but currently I'm sitting at an xmas dinner. But food for thought: all the 54 other scanners, including all the major ones report TacO as safe.Delete
thank you for this..very nice and usefull !ReplyDelete
Bitdefender blocks the .exeReplyDelete
1) Firewall: Server-requests outside of GuildWars-Server IPs (non-arena-net servers got pinged, but I dont see which ones -.- (how can I see them?)
2) Trojan/Malware security: Malware detected on .exe -> Quarantine
Please send in the exe through the false positive reporting tools of bitdefender so they can check it out and add it to their white list.Delete
As for non arenanet http requests, taco checks this blog on startup for the latest version id, and the gw2taco:// links you may find on some marker pack sites will make taco download markers from where they point to.
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When I run the EXE my GW2 window is a black screenReplyDelete
See the FAQ on this topic, please.Delete
is there a way for TacO to track my DPS and Condi damage I am doing per target? If not, is there another program that you'd recommend?ReplyDelete
There's no official API for those so no, TacO cannot track things like that.Delete
So to run this on macOS we need to talk about how to make this execute via WINE/cider in parallel with the game. Any thoughts on this?ReplyDelete
TacO will NOT work with the Mac client. The Mac client doesn't support the Mumble link API that TacO is based on.Delete
Window/windowed full screen gives severe frame rate drop/lag. Overlay does not show even in those modes. TacO icon is not there and program is running.ReplyDelete
My laptop supports 4K resolution but GW2 doesn't. I have it set at 1366x768 because otherwise the performance lags. Any other setting gives lag. In response to my comment made 24 October 2019 @22:50ReplyDelete
I have no idea what to do because my computer will throw a fit and constantly notify me of the recommended resolution. ^ReplyDelete
I followed all instructions. ^ReplyDelete
Now it's denying permission to the destination access folder?? And it won't allow me? What the heck is going on?ReplyDelete
I attempted to redownload it and it is now doing this. ^ReplyDelete
You probably still have an instance of Taco running. Control+Alt+Delete to bring up Task Manager and go to Processes tab and see if you find Taco still running. If so, kill it and try again. I was having this same issue and found Taco still running. Best of luck.ReplyDelete
Hi, I'm having a small visual issue that I don't know why does it, but every now and then, it shows a small circle on top of the Guild icon and it's TacO who is displaying that because if I stop TacO the circle doesn't come back, it disappears when I click on the Guild icon but it comes back after a while, why and how do I stop it from doing that?ReplyDelete
yeah, they rearranged the menu and put the trading post icon at the end of the menu bar. That circle is supposed to show up around the TP red (!) icon if something changed in your tp wallet since you last checked. It'll be fixed (moved to the correct location) in the next build of TacO.
Perfect, good job, I love the app 😍Delete
I just downloaded taco. Exported all the files to a separate folder. When I start up the game amd run taco, none of the markers show up. Am I missing something? Any help is appreciated. Thank youReplyDelete
Did you also download a marker pack? TacO on its own is mostly only a platform and it comes with a limited set of markers.Delete
im having same issue. Didnt know about marker packs. Where do you get them?Delete
hola, el software funciona bien, es muy practico solo que me gustaría si es posible el cambio el idioma al español?ReplyDelete
Hi! Just a question, does Taco support windows 8? If it does, could you explain me how?ReplyDelete
I downloaded and make it correctly, but when I execute it, it crashes. This is the log crash:Delete
Crash occurred at: 2020-11-11 21:59:18
Build version: GW2 TacO 047.2802r
Exception Type: c0000005
Unresolved address: 6BCAD033
Unresolved address: 6BCACF26
Unresolved address: 6BCADCE1
Unresolved address: 7406AF4F
Unresolved address: 7406AEEA
Unresolved address: 7406AA8F
Unresolved address: 7406AA19
Unresolved address: 7406A98E
Now I have checked download build 0.30 and it doesn´t crash and works propperly, but I am afraid it does not have all the maps. I continue testing builds.Delete
If you can help me it would be great.
Well, I continued testing builds. These ones did not work ( 0.47, 0.46,0.45, 0.44, 0.43 ) They all crashed.Delete
But, Build 0.42 works and does not crash.
This obviously, in my computer windows 8, net framework 4.5 and directx11.
Im happy now, can play with it.
I hope this is a help to sombody else.
Further this, as I am not a knower of how this works, could anybody tell me if I must allow some Api in gw2 or something?
At the momento I run it like this and it works in the game.
Hi, I can't use TacO, as it won't accept my API. I tried making 2 new ones, they have the right permissions and it recognises them (shows my acc handle which matches with my (only) acc that I'm using) but I still get the error message: "could not find any API key matching current account. Please add API key." Restarting etc. does not help either. I tried inserting it with copy paste as well as typing the whole thing, same result.ReplyDelete
Glad for any help with this.
I'm having issues with it as well. I was on 0.42r and it was working, then I upgraded to the latest 0.47 and it stopped working for me.Delete
Do you have to run Run GW2TacO.exe every time you play?. Is there a way to Auto do it? (like add it somewhere and it loads when the game loads)ReplyDelete
Yes you do. Any other way of launching TacO could be considered automatic code execution and would be malware territory.Delete
ok. thanks for the replyDelete
I downloaded the latest build, followed the directions exactly, allowed it to bypass my antivirus software, and nothing happens. Checked Task Manager and it isn't running in there. Tried closing out of/restarting GW2. Tried running as Administrator. Nothing. I've got Windows 10 and both my OS and build of GW2 are completely updated.ReplyDelete
Check what the log file next to the executable says.Delete
No need - uninstalled GW2, did a fresh download of TacO and restarted system. Works great now! Thank you though!Delete
just wanna ask why is it the latest dont have the markers for every map now?ReplyDelete
TacO never did. You need to install a marker pack.Delete
When i complete something, the icon does not disappear after completion, any help ?ReplyDelete
That may be a marker pack issue (up to the creator of the marker pack) or may not be possible if there's no achievement/interaction that can be tracked to make things disappear.Delete
If you are too far from the marker location when completing an item, it will not remove the marker. It's possible to loot chests and some nodes from enough distance (or markers are slightly off) that this happens. Walking into the now empty spot under the marker and hitting 'F' as though you're collecting again will turn it off.Delete
That's also a marker pack issue, the trigger range can be configured per marker.Delete
Is there a way to fix the issue where shadowplay and Taco fight for the screen during recordings?ReplyDelete
If I have Taco open and start a shadowplay recording, the screen flickers back and forth every other frame between the game with no overlay, and a black screen with just the Taco info.
Thank you :)
Since TacO is a separate directx application I'm guessing that shadowplay tries to record its output separately and on top of that it doesn't seem to support the alpha window mode TacO uses to render itself over GW2... So I'm afraid there's no solution on the TacO side that can be given to this issue.Delete
When I try to enter my API key, I neither can write in capital letters, nor do copy & paste. What can I do?ReplyDelete
A fix for that will come as soon as I have the time for it, for now you can edit the tacoconfig.xml file to put your api key in the entry that was opened when you tried to copypaste it. Make sure taco is not running while you're editing the xml.Delete
omg THANK YOU for your reply. I am totally new to TacO and just downloaded it so I thought I did something wrong. Thank so much =)Delete
Hi so how do you think that i enter the API?ReplyDelete
It is a 72 digits long thing and i can´t copy paste!
can i copy paste it into the directory via editor?
sry was too lazy to read everything stupid meDelete
Greetings. Returning player but still very newb. Trying out your addon. Got it installed, the overlay shows up and I see markers all around but there is not TacO icon as it says in Step 1 of setting up and as for Step 2, there is no way to move this thing. I have a screen shot to show what I'm seeing, but no way to put it here.ReplyDelete
Any help would be awesome.
If the markers show up the icon should be there. Sometimes it overlaps one of the game's icons in rare cases.Delete
Hi there! I dont know If this ist the right place but I have a suggestion If you would like to hear it.ReplyDelete
I have been using Taco map completion for months now and I love it. A Skyscale route would bei amaazing, but I get if other projects are more urgent. What I rlly want to suggest: an icon for the Taco Route start of each individual map in the main map screen! Every time I have to search for it again and jump waypoints when I reach a new map.
Cheers and ty so much for your amazing Plugin.
Hi. I have downloaded and installed this per instructions to the letter. I have run it as per instruction to the letter but no matter what I do the taco icon does not show in the menu bar in the top left nor does the overlay seem to work at all. Can someone help me with this issue? I am on windows 10 guild wars was obtained via steam. the overlay is not installed in the same folder as the game itself, if any of that information helps.ReplyDelete
Hi. I haven't tested the overlay with the steam version yet, it may be something regarding that that's the issue. Try disabling the steam overlay?Delete
I have and am launching it directly from the game launcher itself, as though I downloaded it from the website (to avoid launching steam at all) and it still won't run. I notice a few other people seem to have had the same issue in the comments. While most it was a matter of not using windowed full screen a few never got it addressed and I wonder if there is a common factor. (1 of 2)Delete
With that in mind, when I launch per instructions it goes through the demands for 'run as admin' pop up as expected, I grant it, cursor gives a little whirl and then... nothing. Not in game not in task manager. it's like it's failing to launch at all.Delete
Oh in this case check the log file to see if anything goes wrong.Delete
OH! Ok, here is the log/ Yes something is wrong. But since I'm not a programmer it's all gibberish to me. I'm sure you can understand it.Delete
[2023-03-01 01:29:30] (Info) [GW2TacO] build ID: GW2 TacO 066.3702r
[2023-03-01 01:29:30] (Info) [GW2TacO] CommandLine: "C:\Games\GW2TacO_066r (1)\GW2TacO.exe"
[2023-03-01 01:29:30] (Info) [core] Creating DirectComposition swap chain
[2023-03-01 01:29:31] (Info) [core] DirectX11 Device initialization successful.
[2023-03-01 01:29:44] (Info) [gui] Successfully loaded Skin 'UI.wbs'
[2023-03-01 01:29:44] (Err) [xml2gui] Unknown tag: 'GW2Dialog'
[2023-03-01 01:29:44] (Info) [core] Successfully loaded D3DCompile from d3dcompiler_47.dll
[2023-03-01 01:29:45] (Info) [GW2TacO] Fetching URL: raw.githubusercontent.com/BoyC/GW2TacO/main/MarkerPacks.json
[2023-03-01 01:29:47] (Info) [GW2TacO] Fetching URL: www.tekkitsworkshop.net/index.php/download
[2023-03-01 01:29:50] (Info) [GW2TacO] Fetching URL: www.heinze.fr/taco/?lang=en
[2023-03-01 01:30:00] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to open trail data file .\Data\TekkitsWorkshop\PoF\DesertHighlands\tw_pof_deserthighlands_runelockeddoors_toggletrail_ice.trl
[2023-03-01 01:30:00] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to open trail data file .\Data\TekkitsWorkshop\PoF\DesertHighlands\tw_pof_deserthighlands_runelockeddoors_toggletrail_fire.trl
[2023-03-01 01:30:00] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to open trail data file .\Data\TekkitsWorkshop\PoF\DesertHighlands\tw_pof_deserthighlands_runelockeddoors_toggletrail_cobweb.trl
[2023-03-01 01:31:59] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to open trail data file .\Data\TekkitsWorkshop\PoF\DesertHighlands\tw_pof_deserthighlands_runelockeddoors_toggletrail_ice.trl
[2023-03-01 01:31:59] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to open trail data file .\Data\TekkitsWorkshop\PoF\DesertHighlands\tw_pof_deserthighlands_runelockeddoors_toggletrail_fire.trl
[2023-03-01 01:31:59] (Err) [GW2TacO] Failed to open trail data file .\Data\TekkitsWorkshop\PoF\DesertHighlands\tw_pof_deserthighlands_runelockeddoors_toggletrail_cobweb.trl
[2023-03-01 01:32:57] (Info) [GW2TacO] Fetching URL: api.guildwars2.com//v2/wvw/objectives?ids=all
[2023-03-01 01:32:57] (Err) [GW2TacO] Closing TacO because GW2 with mumble link 'MumbleLink' was not found in under a minute
[2023-03-01 01:33:31] (Info) [core] 2170 unfreed graphical resources found on exit. This is fine.
Looks like your gw2 client is being started with a mumble link parameter that's not passed on to taco too. Are you using some sort of launcher or just starting via steam?Delete