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How i do to show text over Counter Strike?

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miguelito    122
Hi, i''m programmer in Delphi 6-7, and i''m only work with database apps, but in my last project,( a cyber cafe control) i''m need to show to the users a message dialog just ten or five minutes before their rent time terminate. But this dialog interrupt their game( switching to my program''s dialog). How i do to show a dialog without interrupt games as Counter Strike or anotherlike it? thanks. Pd.: i never programmed in graphic mode.

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JonW    173
I don''t see how you can show something on the screen without interrupting the game, as the game has exclusive control of the screen. Also, some games tend to lock up if they are interrupted.

Never fear, however, because there is a work-around for everything. If you can''t figure it out, maybe you could play a WAV or something saying "Your time is almost expired", or simply beep (although a lot of people probably won''t know what the beep means.)

I wish you luck.

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Maybe look into setting up a small LCD off of a USB or serial port?

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PhiberOptic    128
Fullscreen 3d games (like CS) makes sure they are on top of the desktop and will pause or crash if you try to change that..

Play a sound is the best solution I can figure out

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Basiror    241
there s an easier way

there s a message showmenu in every HL mod

all you need to do is send the client a message with a string

it will automatically show up on the screen

for more information have a look at some old menu tutorials for the halflife SDK

and get some info about the netprotocol hl uses

www.resourcecode.de has a summary about the protocol

it s all UDP btw

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