Virtual Device Driver

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    Virtual Device Driver

    I am looking to create a Virtual Device Driver for my program. I don't expect anybody to write one for me (though it would be nice), but I do ask for some help. I have no idea where even to begin and have absolutely no expierience with C. I need the driver to do some very specific things, including:

    Look like a generic device.
    Be able to send keyboard and mouse commands.
    Accept SendMessage input.

    Basicly I need it to take windows messages and turn them into virtual key strokes that look like they are comming from a legitamate device.


    Like I said before, I have no idea even where to begin. Even if I had some sample source code for input device drivers it would help a lot.

    Thanks in advance,
    -3nvy

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    > look like they are comming from a legitamate device.
    *sniff sniff*
    This reeks of something non too pleasant to me.
    Presumably because whatever it is you have isn't legit, and you want to make it appear so.

    > I have no idea where even to begin and have absolutely no expierience with C
    Oops - you're in for a long and rocky road then.

    > I am looking to create a Virtual Device Driver for my program
    What does it do that's so off-beat that it needs it's own spoofing device driver?
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    If you really must know, I'm interested in getting arround some tyranical software. This software has found a way to detect and block simulated keystrokes created from the scripting program/language AutoHotkey. This defeats one of the many purposes of the language - combatting the development of RSIs. My goal is to create a way of sending virtual keysrokes that won't be blocked for fear of excluding large ammounts of potential users. Unfortunately, every attempt Chris (the creater of AHK) has made has been found and blocked in many programs (most of which use this tyranical software).
    Last edited by xx3nvyxx; 08-21-2006 at 04:38 PM.

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    Sounds like an attempt at a World of Warcraft bot to me.
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    Never played WoW and never will. Not to mention, I believe the default key sending of AHK still works in WoW. If I was trying to create a bot for it, I would simply write one without all this fussing around with drivers.

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    Okay, it's not WoW. It's MapleStory: http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic5908.html

    http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic11566.html

    You're playing a game and you're trying to say that the 10 or 20 keystrokes you use to log into the game is causing your RSI to flame up to holy hell, but playing the game isn't a problem at all? Come on. We're not idiots. We know what you're doing.
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    > I am looking to create a Virtual Device Driver for my program.

    Wonderful.

    > I don't expect anybody to write one for me (though it would be nice),

    I don't expect anyone to give me a million dollars (though it would be nice).

    >but I do ask for some help. I have no idea where even to begin and have absolutely no expierience with C.

    Uh-oh - better learn how to program so that you can *program* the device driver.

    > I need the driver to do some very specific things..

    Hmmm... I thought all device drivers did non-specific things...

    >Like I said before, I have no idea even where to begin.

    Well, you thought you had a good idea when you came here asking your questions. Of course you were WRONG!! (Anybody else love that scene with Kevin Spacey in the latest offering of Superman? )

    I am guessing that you won't have someone write your device driver, but you will get an education, if you choose to stick around that is, on how to Ask a smart question, how to search for answers on the net, and how not to break board rules.

    > Thanks in advance,

    Well no problem-o dude. Don't mention it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    and how not to break board rules.
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    Never played WoW and never will. Not to mention, I believe the default key sending of AHK still works in WoW. If I was trying to create a bot for it, I would simply write one without all this fussing around with drivers.
    So how are you going to write a bot if you cannot code in C? And writing drivers is something that not many folks here do and is not a simple process. It is definitely not a task to be taken on by someone like yourself.

    All of the tasks you wish your 'device driver' to accomplish sound nothing short of extremely shady to me. Well behaved device drivers actually try to avoid at all costs pretty much everything you want yours to do.


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