I would like to request a 3rd-party program for the game that makes shopping in SWG easier. If it is possible, the idea is that the program would pull the same info as the bazaar from the server, but then present it with text-search and multiple "sort-by" features. Bonus if you can make it so that a purchase can be made within the program. Simple concept, not sure if it's simple to execute...
Might probably be possible to catch the information, that's a no on being able to buy through it.
Still, it's highly questionable in terms of 'ethics'.
Edit: It should probably be done properly over a SUI, but that would put load on the server.
It can be unfair/prove an advantage, as you can access it from anywhere, externally, without having your character actually be there.
It should really be done either through hard dll injection to overhaul the CUI interface, or done via server UI, but I'm unsure how taxing that might turn out to be, for the server.
That would be quite difficult and open the server up to all sorts of vulnerabilities. I wouldn't recommend it at all.
Well, is it possible to mod the system within the game to have better search options?
You would need to write a search system for the bazaar. Then you would need to modify the UI windows to include that feature. Many others have attempted things like this in the past and have never really been successful. But if you want to do it and open source it, power to you!
Best way to do this is new client that you can import new functions into as need-be