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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
01-06-2011, 07:38 AM
Originally Posted by Dimitris_Botonis
There are several solutions, such as the Rogue browser, Xfire, the Steam integrated browser, but I was talking about something better: a browser that opens and superimposes itself over the UI.
But... that's exactly what the Steam browser does?

I don't find it a big issue. I run with Windowed-Maximized video setting so it's easy to alt+tab back and forth with my browser. Devs would likely have issues with zoning: traveling from Sirius to ESD they would have to maintain your browser or somehow make the loading not interfere with your browsing. Plus they'll have issues with integrating a browser, and supporting the browser plugins (e.g., Flash) & JavaScript such that they don't crash the browser and/or your game.

Honestly, I appreciate the idea, but I don't see it happening. There are already solutions (as you pointed out) and it doesn't add much (if anything) to the gameplay.