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October 28, 2013, 01:27:05 AM
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Hello! I made a simple GUI wrapper for reaper, which helps to take much of the confusion out of mining.





Pre-requisites:
-Windows
-An AMD GPU
-AMD GPU Drivers installed (13.9 tested working)
-Java installed

Pools:
There are currently no Blakecoin pools. Instead, you can set up Blakecoinas a server, so you can solo-mine.
To setup solo mining:
1.) Simply download blakecoin-qt here: http://blakecoin.org/Blakecoin-0.8.6-WIN.7z.
2.) Click on the start button, and enter "%appdata%". If you are on Windows 8, show hidden files (Control Panel > Folder Options > 2nd tab > Show hidden files and folders), then navigate to C:/Users/You/AppData/Roaming
3.) Make a new text file called 'blakecoin.conf'. If notepad is being annoying with always saving as .txt format, when you do 'save as', choose 'All files.'
4.) Enter the following into this file:
rpcuser=username
rpcpassword=password
rpcport=9200
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
server=1

5.) (make sure you change username to a username you want to use, password to a password you want to use, and 127.0.0.1 to something else if you intend to have multiple miners mine to this machine. You can use an asterisk * if you want to allow all IPs to access it, however this makes your wallet much less secure.)
6.) Save the configuration file.
7.) Start blakecoin-qt.exe
8.) Wait for blockchain to download
9.) All done!

-->If you need additional help with solomining setup, let me know, or visit https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=83371.0, which is a guide for litecoin solo mining, and can be easily adapted.
When pools are created, I will list them here, and they can be used rather than having to bother with the above instructions!

GPU Miner setup:
1.) Download the GPUMiner from here: http://www.blakecoinmining.com/BlakecoinMinerGUI.zip
2.) Extract the download once it completes
3.) Launch 'BlakecoinMinerGUI.jar'
4.) When prompted for your pool URL, enter '127.0.0.1' (without the quotes) for the pool URL IF YOU HAVE YOUR WALLET RUNNING ON YOUR MINER. Otherwise, enter the IP of the computer on your network that is running your blakecoin wallet configured as shown above for solomining.
5.) For the pool port, enter the port that is set as 'rpcport=someport' in your blakecoin.conf. If you followed the above example, this number is 9200.  
6.) For the username, enter the username as set above, same as for the password popup.
7.) Once you are at the main screen, press 'Start' to begin mining!

Explanation of Fields:
Total Hashes: this is the total number of hashes your miner has calculated since the application launched. Not very useful, but a cool statistic to look at!
Hashrate: Your current hashrate, measured in MH/s. For a 7950, somewhere around 2000 MH/s is expected.
Aggression: The aggression reaper is using. The higher it is, the higher hash rate you will get. The lower it is, the more stable and usable your card will be for desktop performance. Default is 28. Click on it to change it to another number. Smiley
Pool: URL and Port (separated by a ":") that you are currently connected to and mining to
Worker: Current worker.

Why the graph?
If the graph looks like on straight line, you're good. If there's small bumps, you're good. If it's a crazy wave pattern, your GPU isn't mining very stable!

Why did the graph and hashrate drop to zero for a few seconds?
Periodically, BlakecoinMinerGUI will restart reaper, in order to get you the best hashrate. This is not a problem, unless it happens more than a few times per hour.

What's the bar to the side?
It's a graphical representation of your current hash rate, on a scale from 0 (bottom) to 6000.

What happens if my hashrate is over 6000MH/s?
Your GUI will look a bit strange. Smiley


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