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07-06-10, 12:52 AM   #1
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Exclamation in-game books & modding Zygor

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hi, one thing, i like to read while i'm on the bird, waiting for the DF to find a dungeon, or just whenever i'm not actively doing something, and i find it rather difficult to read a book and play wow at the same time, so was thinking, it would be kinda cool to have an in-game book reader, something that can read a book in a graphical interface right on my screen. any way of doing something like that?

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Hi, i have zygor guides, and was wondering if it's possible to edit them to make your own guides, see, i'd like to create my own professions guides, using the zygor guides, is that possible?
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As for reading if I want to read a book while not actively doing something in game i just prop it up between my computer and my keyboard. I put my cellphone on the page I'm reading.

If I need to put a bit more attention then that I just use windowed mode.

As for in game you would need to use an overlay system. An addon wouldn't work as the wow lua api is sandboxed. Nothing gets in , nothing gets out. An overlay system places a visor over the screen with whatever you want in it.
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I don't see why this couldn't be possible. Whenever you open up a book in game, you get a small window. On that window is a title bar (for the name of the book) and back/forward buttons (if there are multiple pages.) I assume that the text for all WoW books is in a huge file somewhere that gets accessed by the game when you click on a book.

A book addon should be able to use similar coding, only it's executed when you hit a button, instead of a book graphic in the game. Then it can point to whatever file you want as the book. Perhaps use an easier to read font >.>.

One word of warning, DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED BOOKS if you are going to release this addon. If you (or someone else) actually makes this addon, there are thousands of books that are now in the public domain that you can use.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Has all of the books you could ever want.

I really like this idea, and would be happy to contribute with adding books, provided an easy to understand LUA template was made.
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Exclamation Brilliance!!

I just had a brilliant idea, see, i'm using an addon called Total RP, where you can create documents and such, it could be similar to that, only, the documents are already made and such. would that work?
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07-06-10, 03:59 AM   #5
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For youre Zygor questrion, yes its possible to make you're own guilds for it.
But you should checkout Zygors forum, people there have asked about the same.
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