"John Roth" <johnroth / ameritech.net> wrote in message news:<u1npglbd5u9se3 / news.supernews.com>...

> The thing is, if you can write a program that launches another program,
> takes over the mouse and keyboard (and game device, etc.), and
> can take a screen shot periodically, then it can analyze the contents of
> the screen shot(s) and determine whether what it expected actually
> happened. This would be a lot easier for a standard dialog box
> application than a game, but the principle is the same.

Having some test automation experience I wouldn't recommend anybody
doing that. Far better to rewrite whole application to get it
auto-testable or even better just sit down and test it manually.

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Best Wishes,
Vladimir