VanGogh Gaming's TinyMiner & TinyMinerPlus Mining Macro Bot - FAQ Page!
Q: What exactly is TinyMiner?
A: TinyMiner is an EVE Online Mining Bot software application designed especially to help you overcome the endless, tedious grinding involved in the otherwise trivial task of mining asteroids in EVE Online. The program is equipped with an Artificial Intelligence engine capable of making decisions and taking actions based on the game environment. For a detailed description of what you can do with TinyMiner please read the features and settings pages.
Q: So, what's inside the box?
A: The TinyMiner package is delivered via an instant download directly from our site. Depending on whether you purchase the "Classic" or the "Plus" version, the package contains various extra features aimed at both casual and more experienced players. For a full description of each package and its contents please visit the sales page.
Q: Does TinyMiner work under Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and Windows 11?
A: It sure does and it's great at it too, I might add! TinyMiner works flawlessly on all versions of Windows (7, 8.1, 10 and 11) and all desktop themes right out of the box without any modifications! The program is using the keyboard and mouse to pilot your ship in EVE Online just like a human player would! Make sure you install TinyMiner in a folder under "Program Files" and it will mine like a champ as most of our pilots are fond of saying! TinyMiner is digitally signed to ensure its authenticity and the peace of mind knowing that you are running a safe application!
Q: What about Apple's Mac OS?
A: TinyMiner is a Windows application but we do have a lot of Mac users who are successfully using TinyMiner in a virtual machine under their Mac OS. We can recommend VMWare Fusion and Parallels (commercial apps) or Virtual Box (completely FREE) for all your virtualization needs. First install Virtual Box on your Mac OS so that you can create a virtual machine where you can install any version of Windows (7, 8.1, 10 or 11), then install EVE Online and TinyMiner inside the virtual machine and you're well on your way to making billions of ISK!
Q: How Easy is it to use TinyMiner?
A: TinyMiner has been designed right from the start to be extremely easy to use even for the non-technical players. Simply take 5 minutes to carefully go over the fully illustrated tutorial page so that you can learn how to set up all the necessary EVE Online settings and you're done! TinyMiner will run perfectly fine right out of the box!
Q: Do you have a trial version?
A: Yes, we do have a fully functional trial version that you can evaluate for as long as you want before you make your decision to purchase the full version. It contains all the functionality of the registered version but it does only one full mining run for demonstration purposes and then it stops. The registered version can do as many runs as you want!
Q: In which scenario should I use the included Warp to Zero - Hauler / Trade route runner?
A: I'm glad you asked. There are many scenarios in which the WarpToZero Hauler would prove very useful. We all the know there is an autopilot feature in EVE Online that takes care of long trips automatically. However there are two main limitations or drawbacks to the built-in autopilot: it warps to 15km from each gate and then it aproaches the gate at normal ship velocity which leaves it vulnerable to pirate gangs in low security space. The included WarpToZero Hauler addresses both these problems since it warps to zero at each stargate thus saving time and protecting your ship from hostile pirates. Suppose you bought a ship module or any item at a bargain price but unfortunatelly it is found in a system 15 jumps away from your current location. No problem, TinyMiner WarpToZero Hauler will travel there on its own, pick it up and even make the return trip back to the start, all this while you can kick back and relax. Another good scenario would be when you have an industrial ship or a freighter and wish to move all the ore or ice that TinyMiner mined for you in another system where you have good standings with an NPC corp and will get zero refining tax. Also it is worth mentioning the good old law of supply and demand, that is, buy cheap and sell more expensive to make a nice profit. There are plenty of items and minerals that are subject to the law of supply and demand. Unfortunatelly not only it is boring as hell to make the transport trips manually but it can also take hours on end with the built-in EVE autopilot. This is yet another case where TinyMiner WarpToZero Hauler will prove invaluable. I'm sure you can think of many other scenarios. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Q: In what language do you offer live customer support on instant messengers, forums and email?
A: The prefered languange for communicating with our customers is the English language. However not to worry, should you have a question or you need help about anything, we can also offer customer support in
French and Italian languages!
Q: Do you have a discussion forum?
A: Yes, we absolutely do. We recommend you to post your questions on our support forums where our technical support team as well as experienced TinyMiner pilots will be more than glad to help you. The forums are a good place to look for answers to similar questions, report potential bugs, post suggestions or feature requests or just engage in idle chit-chat.
Q: What payment methods do you offer?
A: We accept all major Credit Cards through PayPal, the faster, safer way for online payments. If you cannot pay using either, please contact our helpdesk for directions on how to use alternative methods of payment such as PaySafeCard or WebMoney.
Q: Once I have made my purchase, are future updates of TinyMiner FREE of charge?
A: Yes indeed! Whenever EVE releases a new expansion or whenever we have new and exciting features of our own, you can always download the latest version of TinyMiner from the registered users section of our
exclusive Forums completely FREE of charge! There's nothing like a full one year of free updates!
Q: Do you offer a discount if I buy multiple licenses?
A: Absolutely. If you want to run TinyMiner on multiple computers we offer a hefty 30% discount for all additional licenses! For larger orders please contact us for a personalized quote!
Q: Are you also selling ISK, EVE Online GTCs, Accounts and Items?
A: Our main selling products are the EVE Online bot mining macro software applications TinyMiner and TinyMinerPlus, but for those of you who would rather not mine or need a quick infusion of ISK, a new set of implants, some faction battleships, a Game Time Code or even a brand new EVE Online account, we have all this in stock and more, so enter the vault on our main site: Power-Gamers RPG Vault.
Q: I am convinced. How do I buy a copy of TinyMiner or TinyMinerPlus?
A: An excellent decision! Visit the sales page and once you complete the payment you will be automatically provided with a download link for the full version and step-by-step registration instructions via email!