Programming an app for warcraft 3

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by lisbakke, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. lisbakke macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2005
    Hey I was thinking about making an application for warcraft 3 for mac. I'm a relatively new programming, and I don't know how to program things that will interface with existing applications.

    All I want to do is create an application that will send a string to warcraft 3's chat menu every given time period. How do I do something like this?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    umm, what you asking to do will be pretty hard for a novice. there isn't api to make a plugin for warcraft III. you have to figure out if you could write software that could insert the message into the warcraft III message buffer which you would have to find in memory.
  3. jim. macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2004
    C-ville, VA
    I don't know if WC3 even has an accessible API for someone wanting to program a chat application. You'd have to have a way to find out about the hidden API's, if they even exist for what you want to do. I don't even think there is scripting available within the app outside of the map design.

    Is there a way to accomplish this outside of reverse engineering the executable to find the chat functions?

  4. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    yes.. PC verison has "trainers", it would be the same process.

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