This is a simple HowTo for automatic installation and updating of ArcDPS from https://www.deltaconnected.com/arcdps
If you do not know what ArcDPS is, read about it first on the above mentioned URL.
This is not a discussion about "Is a DPS meter toxic or not". It is your choice if you want to use it or not. Just keep it to yourself and improve your own skills.
If you want to know more about Anet's stance on ArcDPS, search this forum, but in short: "in the feb 2017 ama, arenanet has granted 3rd party tools permission to collect and display combat stats via means previously not allowed. these are runtime modifications only, no changes are made to files on disk."
** WARNING: MODIFYING GUILD WARS 2 THROUGH ANY 3RD PARTY TOOLS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY ARENANET OR NCSOFT.
THERE IS NO HELP OR WARRANTY. THIS IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY
FOR USING THIS TOOL. IF YOU FEEL THIS PROVIDES GAMEPLAY ADVANTAGE OR AUTOMATION OR BREAKS ANY OTHER
RULES DO NOT USE THIS.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT CONTACT ARENANET SUPPORT WHILE USING THIS MODIFICATION BY ANY MEANS OR UNDER
ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVER.**
With so many updates to the Guild Wars 2 client requiring ArcDPS to be updated also, I decided to write a small auto updater/installer for a small personal QoL improvement.
The script is a plain batch file, everyone can see whats inside it, so please, no questions about it's safety or if it is a virus.
Prior to running anything listed here, please scan the files with your antivirus software or use https://www.virustotal.com to check them online against multiple antivirus engines.
Also take a good look inside run.bat, the file that actually does the install/update. The batch file will only try to download 1 file required for ArcDPS, d3d9.dll
Always start Guild Wars 2 via run.bat batch file if you want ArcDPS to be automatically updated.
If you do not have ArcDPS, the script will download it automatically on the 1st run.
If you have it installed, the script will only check if a new version exists online and only download if needed.
Sometimes, after a Guild Wars 2 client update, ArcDPS might cause the client to crash. Usually, ArcDPS dev will update fast, but in case the update is delayed , just delete d3d9.dll file from bin64 subfolder in your Guild Wars 2 install directory. On the next run, the file will be downloaded again by run.bat batch file.
I hope this will help someone and also that posting this here will not break any of Anet's terms of service.