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WoW Quest Text Reader 2.1 released

Just released a new update to the WoW Quest Text Reader! New in this version is that it will include quest titles when reading and will also read the objectives after reading the description text. This feels a lot better (if you ask me). Let me know what you think!

Go to download page

WoW Quest Text Reader 2.0 (with full Legion support) released!

With the latest World of Warcraft expansion Legion just around the corner I finally finished a new version of my WoW Quest Text Reader application and addon! The application is rewritten from the ground up. Some of the new features are:

  • Rewritten form the ground up. Looks and plays a lot better, scales to high DPI monitors etc.
  • Full support for WoW Patch 7.0.3+ (Legion expansion).
  • Can now read open NPC Quest dialogs(!) This allows you to listen to quest texts before accepting a quest and also listen to the quest reward text.
  • Supports changing the read speed of the voices.
  • Addon is now installed by the installer instead of the actual application which should give you a smoother install experience.

I’ve also created a YouTube video with an installation + usage guide you can checkout before deciding to download and try this application:

WoW Quest Text Reader Page

Enjoy!

Announcing: Spotlight Wallpaper

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I love Windows 10, it’s the upgrade we really needed and it only keeps getting better and better. I also love the new Windows 10 lockscreen feature called ”Windows Spotlight”. Windows Spotlight will (among other things) rotate between different, very beautiful, background images. New images gets automatically added all the time. Now I wished I could use these images as my regular Windows wallpaper also, and have them change as well. After searching around a bit I found that there is currently no such feature in Windows 10. So after some more investigation into how Spotlight works I managed to write a small application that will find and copy all new Windows Spotlight wallpapers to a folder where you can easily access them. It will also randomly pick one of these images and assign as your new desktop wallpaper (if you don’t wish to use this feature it can be disabled)!

So if you also love the Windows Spotlight wallpapers and would like to use them on your desktop, head over to the download page and give it a try!

Spotlight Wallpaper Page

Announcing: WoW Quest Text Reader!

On Nobember 13th the latest World of Warcraft expansion ”Warlords of Draenor” will be released! I’ve been playing WoW since Vanilla and I always love it when a new expansion is released. In addition to all the new content, items, dungeons, raids and so on I always look forward to the questing and leveling. It really brings me back to good old days when I started playing WoW and questing was everything until reaching level 60.

One thing I’ve always been missing though, while questing, is having quest voice overs. I like knowing more about the lore of each quest but don’t always have the patience to read through all the quest texts. Having voice overs would be perfect as I could listen to the quest description and objectives while traveling to the location, killing mobs, collecting things and so on.

That’s why I created the WoW Quest Text Reader. It’s a small application that sits in the background and by communicating with an an in-game addon (no hacking etc is used, see readme for more info) can extract the current quests description and objectives and read it out loud using text-to-speech!

I’ve bundled everything together in a setup package which should make the installation really simple. Just follow the instructions in the application or take a look at the included readme.txt file.

Works with World of Warcraft patch 6.0.2 and beyond.

Enjoy, and leave a comment below if you like the application!

WoW Quest Text Reader Page

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Welcome to StuffByJ

Welcome to StuffByJ.com!

My name is Johan and on this blog I will post stuff that I want to share with the world!

I’ve always had a passion for programming and knew even since I was little that this is what I wanted to do. Today I have worked at several companies in Sweden as a programmer mainly focusing on programming using C# and the .NET framework.

During my years working and studying computers I have learned and created so many things that I unfortunately never shared with others. I want to change this and that is why I created this blog. Here I will upload my application projects and write articles mainly about programming topics using .NET technologies like C# and WPF. This is my main focus for now but really anything goes so this might change in the future.

If you came here to read an article, downloaded some sample code or tried any of my projects then this blog has served it’s purpose. If you find something here you like or have a question just send an e-mail to stuffbyj@gmail.com or post a comment.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Stay tuned for more!