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Unread 04-29-09, 12:15 PM   #1
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Smile WoW/Twitter addon

With the TOS etc, is there any possible way of integrating twitter into an addon for WoW?

I don't want to beat my head against the wall if there is no point! On the other hand, if there is a possibility, I may need some assistance.. but that will come later!

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Unread 04-29-09, 12:52 PM   #2
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No, addons cannot interact with anything outside of the game.
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Unread 04-29-09, 01:27 PM   #3
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actually they can, partly, but not in a live fashion, the addons that do it usually have a program connected to them that collects and sends the data when the user starts it, for example wowhead, curse client to mention a few.
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Unread 04-29-09, 03:05 PM   #4
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No, those addons aren't interacting with anything outside of the game. They store information in their saved variables files just like any other addon. The out-of-game clients then parse the SV files and send the information.

As stated, addons are not permitted to interact with anything outside of the game. I don't think there's really any way to do it, and if there is, it would most certainly be considered an exploit.

The best you could hope for, is an out-of-game program that wrote twitter information into an addon's SV file, but new tweets would only be available to the addon when initially logging in, as a ui reload would overwrite the SV file with whatever is currently in memory.
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Unread 04-29-09, 11:09 PM   #5
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thanks

That'swhat I was afraid of. I suppose I can understand Blizzards perspective on this to a point, but it sure would be nice to be able to use twitter while in game.. two addictions at once that way!

thanks for the replys much appreciated!
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Unread 04-29-09, 11:44 PM   #6
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you can try to run in windows mode with fullscreen and just a twitter program open, that way you wont actually minimize the game, the twitter program will just appear "in front" of the game
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