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Title: Possible to make an overlay plugin?
Post by: Patrik356b on October 25, 2012, 01:14:08 PM
You may know about the overlay system in steam or xfire to simply chatting while playing a game.

Quite often i either need to alt-tab or close the game to respond to something and it is not the best solution.

Any thoughts?.

Title: Re: Possible to make an overlay plugin?
Post by: Snerf on October 25, 2012, 04:37:53 PM
Sorry, I do not know what you mean by an overlay system.
If you could explain it, that would help. Or a screen shot to help.
Title: Re: Possible to make an overlay plugin?
Post by: Patrik356b on October 27, 2012, 10:14:23 PM
An overly application/plugin temporarily takes control over an application/game so the process is suspended until you hide the overlay. (This uses DX9 in most cases)

While the overlay application/plugin is active you can chat with people, without alt-tabbing or closing the game.

Here is how it looks in xfire:
http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/natural/a8bb311f69f9bab1a6a5d3bf00847b36c57dca28.png (http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/natural/a8bb311f69f9bab1a6a5d3bf00847b36c57dca28.png)
Title: Re: Possible to make an overlay plugin?
Post by: Snerf on October 28, 2012, 04:13:51 PM
That looks like a lot of work.

And since I have zero DirectX experience, all the tougher.