World of Warcraft: Radio

Dec 3, 2010 at 7:27 AM

Greetings,

I'm apart of a radio system that is one of the largest gaming radio's in Europe covering games over Steam (Lua coding). This would be: GamerFM.eu.

We've had in-game plugins developed for Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2 and Garry's Mod. It's finally time to spread our radio even larger and attempt to merge in with the croud of World of Warcraft. We've noticed that there is a huge amount of restrictions that Blizzard are using to make sure certain addons won't work.

However, there is always around things. All we need for the base of things is just an addon that will litterally stream from our website, or from an application maybe.

We are just hoping that it will be possible to-do as we've seen similar things within the outa-links of World of Warcraft work.

 

Regards.

Coordinator
Dec 4, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Hey Scott,

Are you looking to listen to a live stream or recordings? Here's the basic limitations of building addons

 

- A Warcraft addon can only use embedded resources (ex: MP3 files it includes) and it can't talk outside of the application. It can save settings to a known location on disk that you can read from (see tweetcraft.codeplex.com for an example that sends/receives Twitter images and text), but it requires you to reload the game UI (which can take 5-30 seconds depending on how fast your machine is and how many addons you use.

So if you were going to build an addon, you'd need two parts, the actual addon and a secondary application that would need to be installed with the addon to act as a bridge for communication. That communication bridge would update any media files you have and add them into the in-game addon. Now a user wouldn't notice "new" versions until they exit the game or reload the game UI.

Hope this helps,

-Dan