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    Default Betfair - New beta 1.4b released

    We have released a new beta version for Betfair.

    With this version we have added support for betfair's new streaming API, so expect bugs and please don't use any significant stakes until you are 100% confident of software operation.. We can not stress this enough, and in the coming weeks, please use minimum stakes in testing. Because we are the first major software vendor to release this new technology, both you and us are the Guniea Pigs / lab rats, and previous experience of Betfair releasing new API technology has taught us that it can take months before they have a robust and stable platform, and all the significant bugs have been identified and fixed.

    On the plus side, their new "push" streaming technology does have the potential to decrease data transfer times to less than 50% of the current API, as the data only has to travel one way in shorter bursts, so those on slower connections and outside of Europe should notice a significant performance increase.



    You can download from here.



    NOTE - ESA streaming is not supported for AUS markets.


    Also, the beta will still use API-NG by default. To turn on streaming, open the API settings Manager, and select from it's menu, "Use Streaming Where Available".


    You should then set MPC for prices to 1. Call frequency for prices will now control how often prices are refreshed on your computer screen.


    Slow computers can still use defaults, but if you have a fast computer, try something faster (20 ms works OK on my laptop)




    If you find any issues with the software, please report them in this forum.


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    Sorry geek what is ESA.As i am in australia will we get the better push technology.
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    ESA is a new betfair "streaming" API.


    There are changes coming regarding AUS markets from betfair, that should allow streaming in the future.

    But for now, if you are using AUS markets, just stick with the normal release.

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    I tested beta a couple of days ago and in one greyhound race it took twice the starting price. I was using IP SP setting. it is possible i was doing something wrong or it was an error? Luckly the dog won and it was a nice extra bonus After that I returned to the stable release.

    And also for greyhounds, for Towcester racetrack, the live streaming it is never available from geektoy. From the site it works, but from geektoy the streaming doesn't start. This I experience also in normal release.

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    Just to clarify, when we are talking about streaming here, it is nothing to do with watching video. It is referring to the way prices are sent to your computer from betfair.

    All I can say regarding watching live video is to have internet explorer 11, and the latest flash, etc...

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    My stakes disappear.

    https://sendvid.com/yqbuah9l

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    can you email support with your details, so I can check for any errors.


    Cannot reproduce that here - Scratch that, I just reproduced.
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    I have been able to reproduce, and at the moment, it looks like there might be an issue with the new ESA API.

    Some order change messages are not being received over the stream in certain scenarios.

    I have contacted betfair with the details of this, and they are investigating.

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    it is necessary to uninstall the old version or can we use both versions, one for real trading and one for testing?

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    Installing one will uninstall the other. You cannot have both installed at the same time.

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    Regarding stakes disappearing, the latest from betfair....


    "We have now identified what caused this issue yesterday and have resolved this

    We'll be taking additional steps to ensure similar issues can be identified and resolved more quickly going forward. "

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    Look bug LPT flash, left graph and last traded amount. (stakes ok today, thank you)

    https://sendvid.com/povrr4fb

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    Don't thank us, it was a betfair bug, that betfair fixed.

    This also looks like a betfair bug. I cannot reproduce it yet.

    Is it doing this for every market?

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    horse racing markets yes, win and place.

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    I have forwarded the details on to betfair

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    Are you using virtual bets?

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    Nop, its off

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    Nop, its off, but i try with top3 or full and problem stay

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    Thumbs down last price matched, last amount matched and ltp lights

    I can also confirm that these are totally gone wrong as LPM and LTP functions work incorrectly. When the market is 1.20 it shows vast amounts match at 1.37 or 1.50 all the time..If you place your bets there in the ladder, of course nothing happens..

    Big bug for API ..

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    Nop, its off, but i try with top3 or full and problem stay

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    This should be fixed in this beta version.......

    http://www.geekstoy.com/forum/showth...-1-4c-released

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