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06-19-08, 02:07 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by Silenia View Post
I don't get this whole getting information from RAM thing. Is this my RAM we're talking about, or some other RAM belonging specifically to Blizzard?
Yes it's your RAM; it's just that the data within it is not. It's copyright Blizzard. Which you know already, of course. But there will be a lot more data in there about the game that isn't just your combat stats or what a you happen to be wearing today.

It's reasonable to have data written to disk because it can be tightly controlled by the code that produces it but having software capable of accessing in realtime, directly from main memory and Blizzard start to lose control and potentially get ripped off. Or you do!! So they don't like it!