Quantcast
Ventrillo - WoWInterface
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
02-19-12, 10:27 PM   #1
robszr2
A Defias Bandit
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Ventrillo

Any possibilities of having an info panel that shows the vent information? not sure if it is even possible to have as an add-on.
 
02-19-12, 10:51 PM   #2
Seerah
Fishing Trainer
 
Seerah's Avatar
WoWInterface Super Mod
Featured
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,843
Nope, not possible, as you suspected. There is an overlay in Vent, iirc, though.
__________________
"You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are." -Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

 
02-20-12, 02:22 AM   #3
Xrystal
nUI Maintainer
 
Xrystal's Avatar
Premium Member
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,641
I looked into it before as a former guildie used to use the vent overlay in wow but the changes made to stop the overlay based addon that drew circles on the screen during a fight to tell you where to step stopped the overlay from working. I can't remember the name of the addon but it was very popular.

The testing I did was a year or so ago now though so there is a chance it will work now but not sure.
__________________
 
02-20-12, 02:48 AM   #4
Melikae
A Fallenroot Satyr
 
Melikae's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by Xrystal View Post
I looked into it before as a former guildie used to use the vent overlay in wow but the changes made to stop the overlay based addon that drew circles on the screen during a fight to tell you where to step stopped the overlay from working.
As those overlays don't interact with WoW at all it's pretty unlikely that Blizzard would be able to break it. The overlay hooks directly into Direct3D and creates an additional layer above the 3D application currently running, so WoW should have no handle to do anything at all against it...
__________________
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. - Douglas Adams
 
02-20-12, 10:49 AM   #5
OmegaExtreme
A Wyrmkin Dreamwalker
 
OmegaExtreme's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 58
Just get yourself a Logitech G15 (or better) keyboard.
 
02-21-12, 10:13 AM   #6
Petrah
A Pyroguard Emberseer
 
Petrah's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,988
Originally Posted by Xrystal View Post
I looked into it before as a former guildie used to use the vent overlay in wow but the changes made to stop the overlay based addon that drew circles on the screen during a fight to tell you where to step stopped the overlay from working.

The overlay for Vent still works.
__________________
♪~ ( ) I My Sonos!
AddOn Authors: If your addon spams the chat box with "Addon v8.3.4.5.3 now loaded!", please add an option to disable it!
 
02-21-12, 03:24 PM   #7
Xrystal
nUI Maintainer
 
Xrystal's Avatar
Premium Member
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,641
Ah cool, thanks for that Petra. Either it got changed or it was a different overlay that I was looking at .. was a long time ago.
__________________
 
02-21-12, 08:31 PM   #8
crazzzzi
A Flamescale Wyrmkin
 
crazzzzi's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 117
where can i get this overlay and what is it called, please
 
02-21-12, 09:34 PM   #9
Seerah
Fishing Trainer
 
Seerah's Avatar
WoWInterface Super Mod
Featured
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,843
I'm pretty sure that it comes with Vent, doesn't it?
__________________
"You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are." -Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

 
02-21-12, 09:45 PM   #10
spiel2001
nUI's Author
 
spiel2001's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,724
I started to make a crack about Petrah using the words "Psychotic" and "Female" in the same phrase... then I thought better of it.

Honest.

Really.

~grin~
__________________

What people don't get is that I am, ultimately, an artist at heart.
My brush has two colors, 1 and 0, and my canvas is made of silicon.



Official nUI Web Site: http://www.nUIaddon.com
Official nUI Support Forum: http://forums.nUIaddon.com
My day job: http://www.presidio.com/
 
02-22-12, 02:06 AM   #11
Dridzt
A Pyroguard Emberseer
 
Dridzt's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,270
Originally Posted by Seerah View Post
Nope, not possible, as you suspected. There is an overlay in Vent, iirc, though.
Not entirely true.
Starouscz has found a rather clever workaround for a year now and made a library out of it.
libRaidVoice
Users need to have the library installed but as part of a compilation that's not an issue, everyone using the compilation would have it if it's part of the package.

Raid Voice is a standalone addon using his lib.
 
02-22-12, 08:06 PM   #12
crazzzzi
A Flamescale Wyrmkin
 
crazzzzi's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 117
hey Scott! glad to see you peekin in, how is NUi6 goin? any idea on a date for beta? not tryin to be a PiTA, just askin
 
02-22-12, 09:23 PM   #13
Melikae
A Fallenroot Satyr
 
Melikae's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by crazzzzi View Post
hey Scott! glad to see you peekin in, how is NUi6 goin? any idea on a date for beta? not tryin to be a PiTA, just askin
Nice work posting in a completely unrelated topic -.-

btt.: libRaidVoice depends on everybody running it ingame, though and on the ingame VoiceChat, which is not yet available for the new x64 client, afaik.
__________________
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. - Douglas Adams
 
02-23-12, 12:31 PM   #14
Petrah
A Pyroguard Emberseer
 
Petrah's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,988
Originally Posted by crazzzzi View Post
where can i get this overlay and what is it called, please
Open Vent. Connect to a chat server. On the right hand side of the Vent window you will see a Setup button, click on it. At the top of the new window you will see several tabs, click on the Overlay tab and choose the settings you want.

Or, you can get one of these with a built in LCD that supports Ventrilo.

Originally Posted by Seerah View Post
I'm pretty sure that it comes with Vent, doesn't it?
Yes.


Originally Posted by spiel2001 View Post
I started to make a crack about Petrah using the words "Psychotic" and "Female" in the same phrase... then I thought better of it.

Honest.

Really.

~grin~
__________________
♪~ ( ) I My Sonos!
AddOn Authors: If your addon spams the chat box with "Addon v8.3.4.5.3 now loaded!", please add an option to disable it!

Last edited by Petrah : 02-23-12 at 12:33 PM. Reason: Added keyboard link
 
02-23-12, 12:41 PM   #15
Petrah
A Pyroguard Emberseer
 
Petrah's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,988
Originally Posted by Xrystal View Post
Ah cool, thanks for that Petra. Either it got changed or it was a different overlay that I was looking at .. was a long time ago.

I could be mistaken, but I think that addon you are talking about (the one that caused Blizz to make the changes that stopped the addon from working) did something quite differently than the Vent overlay. There's also that popular gaming software, can't remember the name of it to save my life, that allows a chat box overlay to sit on top of Wow so you can chat with people in other games, same game, or whatnot. If I'm not mistaken it's the same principal as the Vent overlay. At any rate, I think those two things are much different than the addon that I think you are referring to.

If my info is wrong, pretty please someone correct me?
__________________
♪~ ( ) I My Sonos!
AddOn Authors: If your addon spams the chat box with "Addon v8.3.4.5.3 now loaded!", please add an option to disable it!
 
02-23-12, 05:09 PM   #16
Seer
A Molten Giant
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 649
Afaik, the overlay function was broken because of vista/win7 not supporting it anymore, or because the overlay was used by the render engine of Windows itself?
__________________
Take it as you want or leave it as it is.
 
02-24-12, 12:40 PM   #17
todd0168
A Frostmaul Preserver
 
todd0168's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 290
Originally Posted by Petrah View Post
I could be mistaken, but I think that addon you are talking about (the one that caused Blizz to make the changes that stopped the addon from working) did something quite differently than the Vent overlay. There's also that popular gaming software, can't remember the name of it to save my life, that allows a chat box overlay to sit on top of Wow so you can chat with people in other games, same game, or whatnot. If I'm not mistaken it's the same principal as the Vent overlay. At any rate, I think those two things are much different than the addon that I think you are referring to.

If my info is wrong, pretty please someone correct me?
I believe you are thinking of xfire Petrah. It's a chat software like Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger, but geared specifically for gamers. xD
__________________
 
02-24-12, 01:09 PM   #18
whereswaldo
A Chromatic Dragonspawn
 
whereswaldo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 167
The addon that drew on the WoW 3D world was called AVR (Augmented Virtual Reality). http://www.wowace.com/addons/avr/
__________________

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
 
02-24-12, 02:44 PM   #19
Xrystal
nUI Maintainer
 
Xrystal's Avatar
Premium Member
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,641
Thats the one .. when that was working I am sure my old guildie used some sort of special vent addon for wow that stopped working the moment blizz made the changes that avr was utilising that they didn't want to utilise. And from memory the description of how it worked was very similar to avr.
__________________
 
 

WoWInterface » Featured Projects » nUI, MozzFullWorldMap and PartySpotter » Customization » nUI: Plugin Support » Ventrillo

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off