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It depends on what you choose to play.  I played WoW for about two years and for the longest time
I used a Winamp plugin for TitanBar.

Allowed you to manage your playlist, controls, and volume from within WoW.  I have seem similar plugins
for other MMOs.

Also you can try to remap certain keys on a multimedia keyboard (I use a $15 board from Wal-Mart) to
work with specific programs - remove the WMP references and remap to Winamp if you like.  Pretty
easy and can usually be found via Google or (less often) the manufacturer's website.

Good luck!

PS: you could always run the podcast through your favorite MP3/ Media device as well. ;)

Podcasts / Re: Send me some listener questions!
« on: December 28, 2007, 08:32:22 pm »
 * thread hijack continues - listener question at end of sequence

So, not to continue hijacking this thread but I have to say that this idea - about combining
multiple styles of games into a single active-time front end application - is truly not that

I spent many years as a MUD coder and was fortunate enough to work with some of the
"big names" on quite a few projects.  One of these projects was an experiment to allow
players to handle their own transfers from server to server (world to world, in their eyes)
and allow them to play completely different styles of games using only a single login and
player file.

Granted, we're talking about a text-based game here with no graphic crunching but the
heart of the matter is that we were able to link three separate and distinct game worlds
(anime, D&D-themed, Aliens/Predator) with no true issues.  Players could travel with
their gear and skills and use them without restrictions, making for some very interesting
displays in combat and at rest.  The three worlds were prior established worlds, as well,
and although they each required some behind-the-scenes tweaking and refitting.

Heck, if we can get it work on a couple x386 boxes with Hercules cards I'm sure a modern
network can link some minigame madness together. :)

 * Question time!

Steve, why is it that developers seem to shy away from using prior saved data when
sequels are released?  The power & prestige cards can be played I suppose, but the
classic Wizardry series supported the usage of save games from prior installments in
the series.  It's sort of frustrating to pump 50-100+ hours into a game only to have
all your accomplishments invalidated for part 2, etc.


Movies / Re: I Am Legend.
« on: December 14, 2007, 12:39:06 am »
Saw it tonight at the midnight showing (unfortunately had to give up media passes at 7:30, bleh) and have to say that I really enjoyed it.  I highly suggest this one, even if you only wish to catch it as a matinee.

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