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This may not be the right section to put this in, but I'm not really sure where it fits. A moderator can obviously move this as he may see fitting.

Okay, I'm not really sure if I'm going to be able to explain this clearly enough for some people that may not already be familiar with what I'm talking about, but here it goes anyways.

Ok, are you guys aware of XFire miniprofile images? Well they are basically forum signature images that contain your XFire gameplay data. Example:


Well I have been led to believe that the .PNG image somehow gets the text from an external source (I would assume a database, text file, or something) and embeds it into the image. Whenever the text is updated from that external source, the text in the image is updated if you refresh the web page that has the image in it.

Does anyone know how to do this, or even if that is how it is done? I've been curious about this for a long time.
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*Bump*

Anybody? Help would be much appreciated. Even if someone tells me that it would be nearly impossible or very difficult for me to do.
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The image that you are linked to is rewritten everytime there is a change (or once every 24 hours etc.) by a script that creates an image file using data from a database.
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The image that you are linked to is rewritten everytime there is a change (or once every 24 hours etc.) by a script that creates an image file using data from a database.
Ah, so it creates a new image each time, I see.

I thought it was odd that an image can update the data, but I had been led to believe that the PNG file gathered the data each time the image was retrieved and there was some code in the file that got the data from a certain place.
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