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My problem: "watch me do" in automator only recognizes for cocoa buttons and doesn't work for apps like games with interfaces drawn my rendering engines.

Desired solution: an Automator action(s) that simulate mouse movements and clicks to coordinates on screen. "Automator Virtual Input" is a great app but doesn't is far outdated (doesn't work in lion)

And considering the amount of scripts i need to create, applescript isn't a time effective solution

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I think that you're trying to push Automator past the practical limits of the tool. Instead, a macro program such as Keyboard Maestro or iKey are better choices, albeit not free.

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i tried keyboard maestro but it lacks a click and hold =/ –  XAleXOwnZX Sep 2 '11 at 20:40
Apparently iKey can do that. See bit.ly/p7gVhu –  Negrino Sep 2 '11 at 20:55
not loving the crashing of that app tbh =/ –  XAleXOwnZX Sep 3 '11 at 0:57
Contact iKey's developer with your problem. You'll find him to be quite responsive. –  Negrino Sep 3 '11 at 21:26

You might look at Quickeys too, although they lost their developer and I don't know if they have new staff. But it definitely will do all this quite easily.

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Can you please add a link to Quickeys? It is always helpful to add a link to what you mention so that the OP can find the right piece of software. –  daviesgeek Jul 6 '12 at 16:59

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