January 13, 2010

Mafia Wars Toolbar and the Special Mini Energy Buff / Pack

Along with the new Toolbar achievement, the Mafia Wars Toolbar is now quite functional. If you have the toolbar installed, you can get a Mini energy pack every 8 hours which restores 25% of your total energy.


With just an 8 hour cool-down, this is pretty powerful indeed, especially if you play an energy account. At a high level (over level 1300), my energy account is short of leveling by quite a bit now off of a single energy due to the low payout of Moscow jobs. However, with each mini-energy pack, I will be able to get an additional level each day. Combined with my normal energy pack, I foresee myself leveling up a lot more rapidly in the future!

With the previous version of the toolbar, I just didn't think the toolbar taking up that space on my browser was worth it. Additionally, the toolbar does not work properly for me on Firefox (many of you have e-mailed me with this same issue). What I have done is simply installed the toolbar on internet explorer, and if I want to play Mafia Wars I will use internet explorer. It works out better that way so that I do not have to use the toolbar when I am not playing Mafia Wars.

If you have multiple accounts and you want the toolbar bonus on each of them, odds are you will have to install the toolbar separately on different browsers for each account. Personally, I am only worrying about the toolbar for my main account.


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To use your special boost:

If your special energy pack is ready, the bar will say "ready". If your toolbar is properly installed, all that you have to do is click the "play" button to play Mafia Wars. Upon Mafia Wars loading with the energy pack ready, your special energy boost will automatically be used.

If this does not work, your toolbar is not working properly or is not installed properly. Try a different internet browser if this is a problem for you. As I mentioned earlier, my toolbar in Firefox did not work but it works just fine in internet explorer. You can download this at http://toolbar.zynga.com.


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My special energy pack no longer works. Where can I get the Mafia Wars Toolbar; the link disappeared. Help?

You can re-download the toolbar at http://toolbar.zynga.com. If you have it installed and it does not work, try re-installing or using a different internet browser.

Alternatively, I found a solid post by a guy named Arun detailing how you can get the mini energy pack without the toolbar. Here's how:

1. Log into Facebook.

2. Go here: http://toolbar.zynga.com/game_iframe_proxy.php?playing=true

3. Click "log in" and allow whatever you need to to get to the next screen. If you don't get a log in screen, you've already done this before; proceed to step 4.

4. Go here: http://toolbar.zynga.com/click.php?to=mwgamestatsplaynow

5. The end!

It probably won't work for long, but enjoy in the mean time.


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31 comments:

  1. How do you get the special boost. I see my toolbar has "ready" next to my special energy pack but when I hit play now I don't have the 25% boost.

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  2. Just edited the post to cover that problem. I had the same problem with my toolbar when I played through Firefox. Simply by installing the toolbar on internet explorer I was able to use the special boost as soon as I clicked "play".

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  3. thanks for the info.. ;-)

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  4. If you don't want to use the toolbar use this link: http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/track.php?zy_track=toolbar&next_controller=index&next_action=toolbarlootreward&next_params={%22gift_key%22%3A%22XXXXXXXXXX%22}
    Where XXXXXXXXXX is the gift key you can get with spockholm's Mafia Gift Bookmarklet

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  5. awesome link, tnx!

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  6. i have a problem when i'm at third tier job mastery all the jobs give out only 1% mastery in ny

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  7. Some people can play Bangkok!! Check to see if you are one of the lucky beta testers!!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ycd-gq6fdBQ/S08AKFkq-gI/AAAAAAAACAc/GBltmW3xE9U/s1600-h/bangkoklive.PNG

    An image for proof :)

    PS: I´m not one of them :(

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  8. If you're running multiple accounts and want the toolbar bonus on each one, you need to log out one account, and log into the one you want to use. then under the zynga dog click refresh toolbar.

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  9. I have two accounts and tried to refresh the tool bar and it still comes up blank. As well, I logged out of my other account. Could it have anything to do with the fact I'm running it on Firefox on a Mac? Anyone have any suggestions?

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  10. I had no problem getting the buff with firefox.

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  11. This popped up on my front page for Mafia Wars and I don't have the toolbar. I haven't used it yet but you may not need the toolbar.

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  12. Nevermind, it didn't work until I installed the toolbar. I got a notice on my home page in Mafia wars that I could use the boost. I clicked it and no dice. I also cannot collect my gifts from the gift house this time around. Patented Zynga quality.

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  13. I just noticed that there is no loot on episode 6 jobs in moscow. There is only Executive Overcoat but the rest is gone. Does anyone has the same problem? I wasted about 10000 energ points to loot Zoloto sports car and didn't get even one.

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  14. I have the same problem nomore blades or zolotos

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  15. anyone have problem with browser not supported? I'm trying to install the toolbar for IE8...

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  16. Where is the link for getting the Toolbar? It is gone from my Zynga page.

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  17. Im using IE, the s energy says ready and is green i click play and it takes me to mafia wars but doesnt give no energy boost???

    Also i dont have the extra reward point on the achievements page??? Yet the whole point i noticed to add was seeing as this was the only achievement i havent got yet!

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  18. My energy from the toolbar worked great for several days, now it doesn't. I removed the toolbar, planning to reinstall it but I can't. What do I do?

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  19. The link for energy packs is no longer working - my toolbar still works though - it just doesn't always use the energy pack if I hit play. Sometimes I have to hit "play" two or three times to get it to work.

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  20. Instead of the 25% energy bonus, I got 200 stamina.. what a waste :(

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  21. Yeah, I get stamina instead of energy when I use the link

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  22. Seems to me like you get one of 3 things now. A 25% energy boost, a 200 point energy, or a 200 stamina boost.

    Not as good as 25% energy every time but still better than nothing.

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  23. Yeap yesterdey I received two 25% energy buff but this morning I only got 200 point energy, I was wondering what happened 'till I came here to find out, this is why I like this blog :)

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  24. While not on Zyng'a toolbar site, there is a Google Chrome Extension for the toolbar and it is working on MW.

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  25. i leveled up 359 levels yesterday cuz of this. gonna go for that again today

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  26. Please... development Zyng'a toolbar for Google Chrome

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  27. the easiest way to download the toolbar is to go to your profile and scroll thru the achievements till you get to the one for installing the toolbar. there is a link there you can click on to start download to get the toolbar. also, if you use firefox and have problems with the toolbar could be because you may be deleting their cookies they have installled. try just deleting your history and stuff and not the cookies when you clear your browser. hope that helped

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  28. There are some players who've left facebook and leave behind their mafia wars profiles. What they call a sleeping target, useful for practice. Here's one such:

    Attack, rob, with no comeback:

    http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/profile.php?id=%7B%22user%22%3A%22cHw3Nzg3NDk4Mw%3D%3D%22%7D

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  29. what do you do when you have the toolbar and the mini boost it was working fine all of a sudden my page will not pop up and the toolbar is still there it tries to come on and disapairs HELP IM GOING CRAZY 2 DAYS NOW TIM.....

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