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    Post They developed web-based WoW!!!!

    Saw on facebook that chinese gamers made web-based WoW







    Is this possible? The pictures look so real.

    Source:http://www.facebook.com/pages/2pcom/...478?ref=stream

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    Real or not, I'm not putting my password in anything Chinese.

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    Holy shit.

    Would take a lot of time and resources to perfect, but that'd be pretty cool if it's actually possible. Doesn't seem too likely though methinks.

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    I can tell it's low quality. But the biggest feat there was making a likely Java app that could interact with Blizz's servers.
    Sometimes I think I should have rolled a Priest....


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    They might just be streaming the game.

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    Is most likely a Java app that works with Private servers.

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    Does it really matter when it is on a private server ?

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    This just in, every b.net account has been compromised.

    More at 11.

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    Yes they did.

    You put in your e-mail and password, choose your character, then watch as your character mysteriously moves by itself, sells its gear to the vendor, and sends all your gold to a player with a name you can't read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGRO View Post
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    Is this possible? The pictures look so real.
    Yes it's possible. It's the same as Gaikai or OnLive. They have a server where the game runs and just stream it through an app to the browser. They use low quality settings in-game so that they can run as many clients simultaneously as possible. You can do the same thing with other programs. Just google remote PC access or something similar.

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    It would be REALLY trivial to run a 640x480 WoW game client and hook in an app that streams the present buffer and interprets/redirects remote input. There are some US services that do something pretty similar. Effectively you don't need a fast graphics card or CPU, you just need a REALLY good network connection. I'd expect to see this sort of thing take off 5-10 years from now, but it's still in its infancy.

    In this example of course, you're probably just throwing away your credentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordjust View Post
    Yes it's possible. It's the same as Gaikai or OnLive. They have a server where the game runs and just stream it through an app to the browser. They use low quality settings in-game so that they can run as many clients simultaneously as possible. You can do the same thing with other programs. Just google remote PC access or something similar.
    I don't actually understand the cloud technology, but the whole idea of running World of Warcraft client on a webpage is damn cool, the only thing I care is whether it would be laggy or not.

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