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Scrapebox Mac Error

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Sidewinder87, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Sidewinder87

    Sidewinder87 Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Wondering if anyone shed any light on changing the delay in scrapebox on the mac.

    If I go Settings> Harvester Engines Configuration> Google > Change the delay>Update, I get an error 'loading bitmap failed' which renders the program useless. I have to reinstall and varify account.

    Can anyone help with a fix?

    Cheers
     
  2. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If @loopline is online he might be able to advise.
     
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  3. Sidewinder87

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    Cheers!
     
  4. loopline

    loopline Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Did you try kicking your machine?

    Probably won't help, but I find it to be therapeutic. hehe :D

    Just kidding of course

    Anyway the issue is that something on your mac is inserting bad data in the engines.dat file. The engines file contains a base64 encoding of the little icons you see in scrapebox next to each engine and if that gets fouled up it won't render and hence the error.

    Actually I know all of this because scrapebox added handling for it in the most recent version of Scrapebox for mac. So if you update to the .86 then it has handling to find any bad data that gets inserted and get rid of the bad data hence fixing the error.

    You may need to download the latest version and it may overwrite in your downloads folder, you can look at the time stamp and then just install it over top of the current scrapebox and it will overwrite and all will be well.

    That said of course, do this with scrapebox shut down.

    And if you do decide to kick your machine I would recommend wearing a shin guard. lol

    Cheers!
     
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  5. Sidewinder87

    Sidewinder87 Newbie

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    Absolute Legend! Worked a treat..... The machine kicking I mean!

    Many Thanks!
     
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  6. loopline

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    HAHA Cheers!
     
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    @loopline Scrapebox not working macOS Catalina, please fix it.
     
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    last i heard mat only does tips/advice for scrapebox
     
  9. loopline

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    As noted by @proxygo I don't work for scrapebox.

    But here is a copy and paste of the email about it from scrapebox support:

    "
    Unfortunately ScrapeBox is not going to work with Catalina at this time. Apple changed all sorts of things in Catalina, especially in relation to SSL dlls etc..

    For example we made a brand new test project that does a single GET to a URL, it's causing the project to just vanish when it's http and causing an error when it's https.

    And this is a blank project, a button on a form doing a GET... You can't get anymore simple and free of bugs. Scrapebox is written in Firemonkey, which is basically Delphi for mac, a programming language. Embarcadero is the company that owns and creates Delphi and the compilers. Embarcadero has said support for Catalina will be in Compiler 10.3.3 so until that's released our hands are completely tied.

    I do not have any kind of ETA at this time as we are waiting entirely on Embarcadero. However of course whenever you see an update for Scrapebox please update. Else you could roll back to a prior version of mac for the time being. "