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5-01-2009 @ 5:27PM
You certainly CAN have a wow add-on interact with the outside world. Wow mods can read and write character data to files. You just need a small "bridge" app that runs on your computer to watch the aforementioned file and when the data changes, it grabs the data and relays it to another app or website as needed. The opposite data path can work as well, you just need to have the wow mod check the file on a periodic timer, looking for changes.There are multiple ways to know if the file has changed, however in WoW, you don't have access to the underlying filesystem information via LUA, so you'd have to implement some sort of timestamp in the first few bytes of the file that both sides update after changing the file contents.It wouldn't be perfect, but I think that you could make a fairly workable twitter client or even an instant messenger client that interacts with a web server using this method....Krickhttp://www.tankadin.com
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