Keep in mind, the internet is full of angry trolls that got banned and are looking to get others in trouble.
From their discord:
Question: Is it safe and am I allowed to use it? Will I get banned?
Answer: As far as we understand it does not violate any ToS, The tool does not access any game files or memory, It’s an application with a transparent background that runs as the Top Most window on your PC creating a overlay effect on top of the game. The tool makes a small screen capture of the Position data provided by the game by enabling the “Show FPS” setting in the “Visuals” sub menu, then by using OCR it convert the image to your player coordinates.
We are still waiting for a confirmation from AGS and until then use the tool on your own descretion.
Question: Is it safe? Will I get banned?
Amazon now officially supports location data with Overwolf API, so it’s very unlikely this is bannable.
Makes sense, too…
They admit themselves, amazon has not given any approval. AGS will announce mod availability when they agree to allow them.
the chances of amazon not supporting curseforge(overwolf) is slim-none. they sold curseforge (overwolf) last year, so one can only assume they are still working together.
but the safest thing you can do…wait for mods to say its okay, or wait for addons to start appearing on overwolf/curseforge. Once they are there, AGS approved it
Bump, because I too am interested in an official statement on this matter.
@Raftel sorry for the ping. drawing attention to the question, maybe we can sort out an answer.
I wouldn’t risk it. Wait for Amazon to make an official statement.
Has there been an official post? I seen the posts from support that state you “shouldn’t” use it on the “just in case” EAC catches it.
This kind of mods or addons are not allowed. So if EAC detect it or even inside the game you get catch for using this kind of stuff, you can be penalize.
So is a no no.
Be careful, play fair
Thank you for the official answer
Is your response about Minimaps a general reply about “addons” or does it include the Overwolf minimap as well?
On this [website]( How does overwolf grab game data? - Questions - Overwolf Developers Q&A) A dev seems to indicate they are working with Amazon.
If Mini Maps are absolutely forbidden Amazon might want to make a formal announcement. I think people will keep making these tools. IMO NW needs a mini map (made by Amazon) . I support a public API as well.
Remember our code of conduct:
Do: play within the rules of the game.
Do not: exploit bugs or other unintended uses of game features.
Do not cheat, bot, hack, or use other software or services that give you an unfair advantage through, for example, unattended gameplay or game modifications.
Do not engage in real-money trading of in-game items and in-game currencies.
We reserve the right to determine what constitutes unfair play and to take corrective action we deem appropriate."
If a external software gives you any kind of advantage, even the most minimum advantage do you think that’s playing fair?
For an official mini map remember we receive any kind of feedback to improve the game
Thank you for the reply. Well as far as feedback on an official Minimap I support it.
I think the major issue that caused long debate on this forum and Reddit was whether the minimap was really any different than looking at the New World Map | Resource Locations, Named Mobs, Dungeons and Lore Pages | NewWorld-Map.com website. Obviously the Minimap makes finding mats faster than looking at the website yourself.
Once again, thank you for your time.
Then like I said @Shinozuka75 People should absolutely not use OverWolf, as it is reading process memory.
I hate to say it, but this is the worst support response I’ve ever seen.
The support person presumes that this minimap gives an unfair advantage.
I’d like to know why that is.
Simply put, the minimap takes a screenshot of the coordinates, tries it’s best to read them then shows what resource nodes are close by.
It does not tell you if the node is actually present.
Here is how my brain does this without a minimap.
I take a mental screenshot of where I am in the game after pressing “M”.
I then ALT-Tab risking a crash and navigate to a new world map of my choice.
I spend a few minutes locating where I am in the game and what resources I’d like to find through a filter system.
I then ALT-Tab back into the game.
I run roughly towards where I think I need to go after placing a pin on my map.
Only advantage of the minimap is it saves me time and risk of a game crash.
But… because there is no backdoor deal for ad revenue or user tracking, Amazon doesn’t like it.
Now to solve that problem, we are to use Overwolf, with it’s Ad system and bookdoor dealings with Amazon.
So Mr. Michael Frazzini or Mr. Christoph Hartmann please let us know if you are going to take our money and ban us for using a competitor. Thanks InB4 ban. Someone had to say it.
Also since Amazon has not given a stance on these things, I can not believe → How does overwolf grab game data? - Questions - Overwolf Developers Q&A
I suggest others do not use Overwolf at all if they are using their “IP” magic to acquire data since it may be actually reading process memory and in fact against Amazon’s TOS.
I do the same. It is not a time saver. Currently I do not have a multi monitor setup. I would not complain about a Mini Map that was allowed by Amazon.
Perhaps this video was correct about 4:30 it shows info about an Amazon Mini Map
I have never used the Overwolf map . Actually I am not using either one. But I would welcome one.
How do we know Amazon allows that map?
Grammar check next time. Your response as a Customer service rep needs to be professional.