- "Warp to belt in xx seconds" - That's aproximately how long
it takes for your ship to warp from station to the asteroid belt. Usually 75 seconds works well for
most ships but you may need to tune this option to match your specific setup and take lag into
account so add a little overhead for safety. TinyMiner will always detect on its own when the warp
is over so no time will be wasted if you choose a slightly bigger value for the warp time but
things will start to go wrong if you choose a warp time which is too short. Better safe than
- "Target fresh asteroids without unlocking first", "Unlock the asteroids after each mining cycle" and "Don't reset the lasers after each cycle" - TinyMiner can unlock the asteroids after every mining cycle, target a fresh batch only after an asteroid had popped during the previous cycle or keep on mining continuously without reseting the lasers.
- "Docking options" - TinyMiner can either unload the cargo to
a Station or a POS Corporate Hangar Array or Jettison the ore in belt or at a safe spot after each
mining run. Since jettison cans cannot be probed out, you will be safe from those pesky can
flippers if you jettison your ore to a safe spot just outside the grid. Also if you happen to be a
POS owner you could unload your cargo into the much more spacious "Large Ship Assembly Array"
instead of the common "Corporate Hangar Array" so you'll have over 10 times more storage space at
- "Use shield critical damage check" - If you check this option
TinyMiner will monitor if the shield receives critical damage and will quit EVE immediately so that
your ship can automatically warp off to safety.
- "Gate Mining - Stationless Systems" - The "Gate Mining"
option is very useful for those juicy systems full of asteroid belts but no station. You can now mine them and
unload the cargo in a nearby system and at the same time stay safe from suicide gankers. You can mine stationless systems up to two jumps away from your station! This option is
only available for TinyMinerPlus members!
- "Warp directly to the asteroids from bookmarks at 200km away in each
belt" - If you wish to use this option then make sure all your bookmarks are made at a
distance of 200km from each asteroid belt. In order to make such a bookmark you would first pick a
belt and warp to it at 100km, then bookmark your current position and warp back to the station.
Then warp at 100km to the spot you've just bookmarked and you will be at 200km away from the belt.
Now TinyMiner can always warp directly to the first asteroid in the Overview thus eliminating any
approach time and maximizing your profit.
- "Every xx to yy minutes take a break in station for x to y
minutes" - You can specify how often and how long are the random breaks during which
TinyMiner waits inside the station.
- "Monitor local chat for hostiles" and "Wormhole
mining (monitor the onboard scanner)" - You can select which types of hostiles you wish to
monitor (can choose from Horrible, Bad, Neutral, Good and High standings as well as war targets,
corporation and alliance members). You can also select what happens when a hostile is detected
(quit EVE immediately, dock to station or warp to pos and quit EVE or wait for system to clear).
Wormhole monitoring works in a similar way only you use the onboard scanner window instead of the
chat window. The program will take an initial snapshot of the scanner and then constantly monitor
it for changes so make sure you don't cover it with other windows by mistake during its operation.
If the snapshot changes it will also be saved as a bitmap file in the "My Documents\TinyMiner"
folder for you to view later on.
- "Monitor the local and private chat log files for the keywords you
specify" - This option performs real-time detection to monitor the local chat logs and
private messages log files for keywords you specify and even type a random answer from your
selections (samples are included) to prove you are a real person mining peacefully and then Quit
EVE to avoid human detection. Alarm sounds will be played when keywords are found or when the
program quits EVE. This feature will ensure your safety when mining afk!
- "Drone options" and "Select which modules you wish to
activate" - If you wish to mine in systems with security status of 0.8 or lower then the
asteroid belts might have NPC pirates so if you check these options your ship will launch drones
when arriving at the belt and it will also activate modules of your choice (shield boosters, armor
repairers, active hardeners, etc) to help protecting your ship while mining. Before warping back to
station it will return the drones to the drone bay. Make sure your ship's capacitor can support the
active modules running or you may not have enough capacitor power left to activate lasers. As far as drones are concerned you can choose combat drones for protection, mining drones for an increased yield or a mixed setup of combat and mining drones to have a little bit of both worlds!
- "Always activate" and "Only when damaged" -
TinyMiner can optionally detect shield damage and only then activate your modules of choice instead
of always activating them upon arrival at the asteroid belt.
- "Fleet, Wing or Squad Commander", "Squad
Member" and "Not in a Fleet" - This selects your position in a fleet so
that TinyMiner can click the correct menu options when docking or returning drones. Gang mining in
a fleet can increase your mining yield considerably.
- "Additional mining options" - When mining in null sec you can find rocks that
are huge in size and they take a while to deplete so it may be useful to set all lasers on a single
asteroid and also disable orbiting it. When mining huge asteroids the cycles can be pretty long so during
this long period of inactivity you can choose to Minimize EVE and do other things on your computer.
When the cycle ends TinyMiner will restore the EVE window so that it can warp back to station,
unload the ore and start a new cycle.
- "Mouse Speed" - This lets you configure the speed of your
mouse cursor from rather slow (for fast computers) to blazing fast (for slow computers)!
- "Insta-Mouse" - Only for the few users with slower computers
or who experience the odd issue with a general slow mouse speed. This won't affect the main
majority of users and shouldn't be used if your mouse speed is already very good.
- "Voice and PC Shutdown options" - Tiny Miner can read log
messages out loud if you so desire! You can also choose if you want to shutdown the computer after
the mining session is over or if an emergency exit is encountered.