I'm playing Skyrim in windowed mode and I am trying to create a bot for this game for personal use. I would like to have the bot play the game in the background, while I do other things, the only problem is that the game window pauses when it loses focus. Is there a way to make the Skyrim process think that it still has the focus, so it continues to run while I do something else on another window? I'm not a windows programming expert but would this be possible if I could somehow intercept the message that says unfocused or minimized to the process, and thus let the process think its still focused? I think Skyrim uses directx, so is it possible to come up with a solution from that end?
closed as off topic by Tetrad Apr 11 '12 at 21:10
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Well the Eula doesn't really have any actual legal basis as long as you're not hurting anyone but yourself. And it is possible to do what you want, I don't know the specifics but basically you intercept the windows messages and have it ignore any kind of non focusing messages or just force it into thinking it's focused.