Hello, I have a simple idea for a gaming application tool. I would like to create a small tool for an online game that I play.
The tools objective will just be to alert the user through a sound that will play as soon as there is any type of movement on a certain part of the screen.
I play an mmorts where there is a report icon that flashes only when I have an incoming attack on my castle. I have sat for 15 hrs straight watching this icon waiting for it to flash some days in order to counter and prepare for the attack.
The game is written Flash and uses Adobe Flash as its means of media.
It also uses a GIGANTIC XML database for its server while keeping track of 100's of thousands of clients data.
I have looked over the ToS and if this is done properly then it will not violate the ToS because this "Incoming" application (as I am going to dub it for now) will be completely apart from the games coding and interface. Which rules out Greasemonkey even it was in the correct platform because the ToS states that you may not manipulate the coding directly.
I imagine that if this is done correctly and I can find the right guidance then once the application is functional I can clean up the interface of "Incoming" and possibly even market it or distribute it as Freeware because I know of many people just in this game alone who would use it.
I am sure there is other uses for tracking and being alerted to,via sound, screen movement, but i just can't think of any of them right now.
So, if the specific game is written in FLASH does that necessarily mean that my completely separate application must be written in flash as well in order to detect and alert to the page movement?
There is no other sounds that are associated with this game so this tool will allow me to do other things around the house like watch TV or clean the house or do my college homework while not having to worry about my empire that I have spent the last year building and protecting falling under the enemies clutches.
I have very amateur experience in C, xml and Java and am an expert at html. I am also the webmaster for two websites. Though I am not sure what format is best to design this script in. It seems like a very simple idea. If this may require more research please let me know what type of coding classes I would need to take to get this little bird flying.
If anyone knows where I should start or if there is already an application like this please let me know. All feedback and ideas will be appreciated.