Writing Text

This is a discussion on Writing Text within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; does anyone know how i would go about writing text to the top of a game screen would i need ...

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    Writing Text

    does anyone know how i would go about writing text to the top of a game screen would i need to use a direct x hook or could i do it will openGL?

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    it can be done with either quite easily, and the topic is covered in many tutorials and their respective SDK's.

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    i cant find it
    its for a trainer i want to write text on the top part of the window

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    OpenGL Solution

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    dont think that will work i want to write text to another programs windows not its own

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    You won't be able to do that without breaking rules. That window has a lock on it's frame buffer, and you would have to break that lock. To do that, you have to find out where the memory is being written (in VRAM, which cannot be accessed by normal conventions), the bit depth of that buffer, how often draw calls are made....no, just don't try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgod
    dont think that will work i want to write text to another programs windows not its own
    I had a feeling that's what you meant, but I wasn't sure.

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    yeah anyway i found the answer after more searching on myg0t.com...

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