Transport Layer:Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
Application Layer:Battle.net v1 TCP Messages (SID)
Message Id:0x46
Message Name:SID_NEWS_INFO
Direction:Client to Server
Used By:Diablo II, Diablo II Lord of Destruction
Warcraft III Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III The Frozen Throne
Message Format:
(does not include protocol header)
(UINT32) News timestamp


Requests news and MOTD from battle.net.

The news timestamp specifies the starting date for the news. To retrieve all available news entries, set this to zero. Timestamps are given in C/Unix format -- that is, the number of seconds since January 1, 1970 0:00:00.000 -- and should be biased to UTC.

This message should be sent when you receive SID_ENTERCHAT. The official client stops processing messages after the user joins a game or enters a channel, and discards messages with more than 127 entries.

News can be requested for older products, but Battle.net will only return the server's Message-of-the-Day. However, this behavior has not been observed in official clients, and for an accurate protocol emulation, its use is not recommended.



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