Originally Posted by stryker84
Is it possible in anyway to create an overlay for lotro to control an external program, like iTunes?
This question is born out of a desire to be somewhat lazy, and not have to alt-tab when I want to switch tracks on iTunes if I am playing music while playing LOTRO.
I remember reading somewhere else that the game may detect such things and view them as an attempt to bot/cheat...so I'm just curious is this is possible. If not, oh well, just figured I would ask.
No, there's been nothing official given one way or another about overlays - but considering the prevalance of xfire, steam and vent overlays, I very much doubt that such a thing is against the rules. Mainly because doing a DirectX hook just basically hijacks the video output, rather than interfering with the game logic.