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IceChat 9 => IceChat 9 Wishlist => Topic started by: asedt on March 17, 2009, 11:03:12 PM

Title: Graphical overlay funktion
Post by: asedt on March 17, 2009, 11:03:12 PM
A function in the application to launch current channel into a graphical overlay window.

So you can have chat open in full screen games and write without tab out of game.

Minimize overlay so its not in way of the game but you still can open it from within the game.
Move the overlay so you can put in a good place for you game.
Resize the overlay.
Transparent overlay (not so important)

This would make the client popular i think in these mmo times.

Example:
You can see what i talking about, this verision does not work for me:
http://www.johnhasson.com/2006/05/irc-overlay-and-radio-player-for-full.html
Title: Re: Graphical overlay funktion
Post by: Snerf on March 18, 2009, 12:29:29 AM
This would need a complete rewrite of the entire program in DirectX, which, is totally useless and pointless.

If you want to play and chat, get a chat system built into your game.
Title: Re: Graphical overlay funktion
Post by: asedt on March 18, 2009, 09:07:12 AM
I was thinking of it like a add on, the client is the same running in background but it has this function.

You make many assumptions,

In game chat systems cant be compared with IRC.