Inactive [CHAT] HeroChat v4.10.3 - Comprehensive Chat Channel Plugin [1060]

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    HeroChat The Chat Channel Plugin (v 4.10.3)
    Download HeroChat
    Source Code on GitHub This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
    Redmine (Issue/Feature Tracker)

    Permissions 3.0
    Rcjrrcjr has been working quite hard on this upgrade to Permissions. However, it currently still suffers from a number of bugs. The most important of these which directly affects HeroChat is the non-functioning of prefixes and suffixes. There are less-than-pretty workarounds, but I'm refraining from fully supporting an update until Permissions 3.1 is released which should include a number of significant bug fixes. When this does occur, however, I have a build ready for you guys that should work. You can download it here. Again, I highly suggest not using this until Permissions 3.1 is released unless you really don't care about prefixes and such.

    See you when I get back!

    Is your config resetting when you make changes?
    If you make changes to the config while the server is running, you need to use the /ch reload command to make the changes stick. I wish this message wasn't necessary, but people only seem to read things in big, bold, red text (if at all).

    Have a problem? a feature request? Go here.
    HeroChat now has its very own redmine found here. If you have an issue or would like to suggest a new feature, I urge you to file it via redmine. I will be checking this much more often than this thread from here on out.

    Show your thanks! Maintaining plugins like HeroChat is very nearly a full time job. If you enjoy my plugins and appreciate the support I provide, then please consider providing some support of your own. Donating even a tiny amount keeps me motivated and makes me feel loved so go ahead and donate!

    What is HeroChat? HeroChat brings a multiple channel system to Minecraft. Through the use of highly customizable channels, even the largest of servers can have manageable and readable chat.

    • Chat channels
      • Highly configurable
      • Public, private and password protected channels
      • Configurable custom message formatting including colors and health bars
      • Channel moderation
      • Local channels
    • Ignore lists
    • Regex-based censorship
    • User setting persistence
      • Automatically saves your settings when you log out
    • Permissions integration
      • Prefixes and suffixes
      • Restrict joining and speaking in channels
      • Restrict important commands
    • CraftIRC integration
      • Relay messages between Minecraft and IRC
      • Configurable links between in-game and IRC channels
    How do I install it? Take a look at the installation and configuration wiki found here.

    How do I use it? Take a look at the usage wiki found here.

    A Message to Users
    Thanks for all your support! I will do my best to keep this plugin updated and bug free. If you have any issues or feature requests, feel free to either leave a message here or find me in #herochat on EsperNet.

    Extra special thanks to my donors: TheYeti, playnight

    Change Log
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    Version 4.10.3
    • Fixed players not rejoining private channels when Permissions isn't loaded first.
    Version 4.10.2

    • Fixed a bug with {group} when not using Permissions
    Version 4.10.1

    • Fixed a bug with CraftIRC join/leave events ignoring the join-messages option
    • Added the {group} tag
    • Added the {groupprefix} tag
    • Added the {groupsuffix} tag
    Version 4.10.0

    • Added the separate-chat-log option
    Version 4.9.0

    • Renamed the global craftIRC-tag option to craftIRC-prefix to avoid confusion
    • Replaced the channel specific craftIRC-tags option with game-to-IRC and IRC-to-game to allow one-way communication
    Version 4.8.11

    • Added color support for the irc-tag
    Version 4.8.10

    • Fixed a bug with privileged channels and reloads
    Version 4.8.9

    • Added the local-distance option to set the local distance on a per-channel basis
    Version 4.8.8

    • Removed debugging code I left in accidentally
    Version 4.8.7

    • Fixed an infinite loop with certain censors
    Version 4.8.6

    • Updated for CraftBukkit 612
    Version 4.8.5

    • Updated for CraftBukkit 602
    Version 4.8.4

    • Added a permissions check before rejoining channels during a /ch reload
    Version 4.8.3

    • User settings are now saved before /ch reload does its thing
    Version 4.8.2

    • Added one-time tells to the /tell command
    • Added the {receiver} tag for use in tell formats
    Version 4.8.1

    • Changing focus now ends /tell conversations
    Version 4.8.0

    • Added the cross-world-chat channel option
    • Separated user data into multiple files
    • Added the /ignore alias for /ch ignore back in
    Version 4.7.6

    • Minor improvement to command handling
    Version 4.7.5

    • Minor fix for certain command specific help pages
    • Added global toggle (toggles all channels) to /ch toggle
    Version 4.7.4

    • Minor internal change to how format tags work
    • Minor change to how messages are sent to CraftIRC (allows player specific tags such as {prefix})
    Version 4.7.3

    • Fixed issue with CraftIRC messages being repeated in IRC
    Version 4.7.2

    • Fixed a bug where /qm g ? would show the command help rather than sending a message
    Version 4.7.1

    • Fixed a minor formatting bug regarding join/leave messages in the console
    Version 4.7.0

    • Added the /tell command to create private conversations
    • Added the incoming-tell-format and outgoing-tell-format options to the config
    Version 4.6.0

    • Added the /ch toggle command to allow temporary enabling/disabling of channels
    Version 4.5.0

    • Added custom replacements to the censor feature in the format 'censoredword;replacement'
    • Added the 'herochat.color' permission to allow players to use colors on the fly in their messages
    • Added the mute (per channel) and gmute (global) commands
    • Revamped help menu
    • Added command specific help. Type /<command> ? to use it (ie. /ch create ?)
    Version 4.4.3

    • Fixed a bug when creating a channel with all 5 arguments provided
    Version 4.4.2

    • Improved command handling
    • Fixed a bug where commands longer than the actual commands were being accepted
    • Removed the {color.COLOR} tags - use the usual &c colors now
    • Replaced the {color.CHANNEL} tag with {color}
    Version 4.4.1

    • Fixed a bug with colors in message formats containing underscores
    Version 4.4.0

    • Added regex based word censor
    Version 4.3.7

    • Fixed any and all line wrapping issues (thanks to Bukkit for fixing MC's color line-wrapping bug)
    Version 4.3.6

    • Added the reserved channel name list back in
    • Fixed a potential issue with the /<channel> <message> shortcut command
    Version 4.3.5

    • A default configuration file is now created if you do not have one
    Version 4.3.4

    • Removed the DEBUG message I left in
    Version 4.3.3

    • Fixed line wrapping issues related to Finnish characters.
    Version 4.3.2

    • Fixed the ignore feature
    Version 4.3.1

    • Quick messaging now also relays to IRC
    • Added an option to configure the format for game->IRC messages
    Version 4.3.0

    • Added CraftIRC support!
    Version 4.2.1

    • Updated the help command to reflect the password additions
    Version 4.2.0

    • Added passworded channels
    • Updated /ch create command to allow passworded channel creation
    Version 4.1.6

    • Fixed a bug related to negative health values.
    Version 4.1.5

    • Fixed an error when using custom display names.
    Version 4.1.4

    • Added full error reporting to Permissions issues.
    Version 4.1.2

    • Added licensing information to source and original post.
    Version 4.1.1

    • Finally found the cause of the line wrapping bug. It's fixed now.
    • Implemented stricter version checking for Permissions. HeroChat will disable itself it the right version isn't found.
    Version 4.1.0

    • Added a message for the plugin's onDisable() method.
    • Re-implemented the old quick message feature.
    • Added world specific channels.
    • Fixed the /ch reload command.
    • Added the {world} and {healthbar} tags.
    • Added an overloaded sendMessage for other plugins to use.
    Version 4.0.2

    • Minor change to make HeroChat compatible with future Permissions version names
    Version 4.0.1

    • Fixed a bug when creating channels without specifying a color
    • Decided on a more logical version naming scheme
    Version 4.00

    • Major internal rewrite
    • Added error handling around Permissions to help identify issues with Permissions configs
    • Temporarily removed iChat support
    • Updated for new versions of Permissions
    • The old /ch channels command is now /ch list
    • The old /ch list command is now /ch who
    Version 3.21

    • Another attempt to fix line wrapping.
    Version 3.20

    • Fixed an issue with the /ch remove command.
    Version 3.19

    • Minor adjustment to line wrapping.
    Version 3.18

    • Moved command handling to onCommand.
    • Removed replaced old quick messaging behavior with /qm <channel> <message>.
    • Reworked /ch create command.
    • Added special /ch help create menu.
    • Updated to add Permissions 2.4 support.
    • Removed GroupManager support.
    Version 3.17

    • Fixed banning and kicking players again.
    Version 3.16

    • Players are no longer able to speak in a channel after being kicked or banned from it.
    Version 3.15

    • Added configurable option that defines the tag used to prefix all plugin messages - defaults to [HeroChat]
    Version 3.14

    • Added support for {healthbar} tags in prefixes and suffixes
    Version 3.13

    • Added support for GroupManager. Permissions should still work though!
    Version 3.12

    • Minor internal changes
    Version 3.08

    • Updated to meet new Bukkit standards
    • Fixed long constructor spam
    Version 3.07

    • Added support for other plugins to send messages to channels without a Player object
    • Bug Fix: another attempt to work around the local chat location issues
    Version 3.06

    • Bug Fix: other plugin commands should work again
    Version 3.05

    • Bug Fix: accidentally forgot to set loaded channels to saved
    Version 3.04

    • Added checks for cancelled events.
    • Bug Fix: channels are now only saved if the "saved" option is added
    Version 3.03

    • Bug fix: local channels should REALLY save and work correctly - seriously.
    • Bug fix: the /ch reload command no longer crashes the client
    Version 3.02

    • Bug fix: local channels should now save correctly.
    Version 3.01

    • Bug fix: fixed missing permissions check when automatically joining channels the first time a user enters the server
    Version 3.00

    • Added optional join/leave messages.
    • Channel moderators can now delete their own channels.
    • Channel moderators can now ban users preemptively, even if they aren't online.
    • All user settings are now saved across logins.
    • Removed the /ch auto and /ch default commands as they are now obsolete.
    • Configurations are now stored in a different file with a slightly different format. Old data.yml files are converted automatically to assist in this change.
    Version 2.67

    • Bug fix: issue with /ch list
    • Bug fix: issue with /ch mod
    Version 2.66

    • Bug fix: fixed an issue where players couldn't toggle off their personal autojoins
    Version 2.65

    • Bug fix: forgot to include plugin.yml in the jar last build
    Version 2.64

    • Fixed censor color code formatting
    Version 2.63

    • Cleaned up code a bit
    Version 2.62

    • Improved line wrapping so the last color of the first line is reapplied for each subsequent line
    Version 2.61

    • Players can now add channels to auto-join with the /ch auto command
    • Minor bug fixes
    Version 2.53

    • Actually removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (silly typos)
    Version 2.52

    • Removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (or externally reloaded)
    Version 2.51

    • Fixed rejoining default channels when reloading the plugin via Essentials
    Version 2.50

    • Added health bar support from iChat (iChat required)
    • Bug fixes
    Version 2.42

    • Minor bug fix to improve player nickname support
    Version 2.41

    • The join, leave and ignore commands can now also be accessed using /ch join, /ch leave and /ch ignore, respectively
    Version 2.40

    • Fixed major bug with /ch reload command
    • Message formatting now uses Player.getDisplayName() instead of Player.getName()
    Version 2.33

    • More bug fixes (fixed channels not being checked for join permissions when attempting to autojoin channels at startup)
    Version 2.32

    • Various bug fixes
    Version 2.31

    • Prefixes and suffixes can now be user-specific
    Version 2.30

    • Slight configuration file restructuring (I promise this will be one of the last times this occurs)
    • Channels can now have restricted join and speak privileges based on permission groups
    • Channels can choose to override the default format string
    • Minor bug fixes
    Version 2.20

    • Console logging added.
    Version 2.10

    • Fixed bug so that message formatting works properly
    • Hidden channels are now hidden from the channel list even if you're in them
    Version 2.00

    • Massive restructuring of code
    • Redone config files - make sure to read the new configuration section
    • Channel moderation added (/ch kick, /ch ban, /ch mod)
    • Custom message formatting added
    • Local channel distance is now adjustable
    • More bug fixes
    Version 1.10

    • Added the /ch reload command
    • Improved suffix support
    • Improved multi-line message support
    • Various minor bug fixes
    Version 1.00

    • Initial public release!
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    Note quite. The format for lists in YAML would be

    speak: ['Member', 'VIP:Roleplay', 'VIP:Builder', 'Moderator', 'Super_Admin', 'Server_Owner']
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    Is there any command or other method of forcing my players into the Local channel? They all seem to go to Global and chat even if they are way off in the wilderness exploring caves.
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    hi, it would be a great supplement to define areas, where the user can step in and enter / leave automaticly a chatroom:
    in example for team-member-room or a courtroom (google translated).
    or did i fail to see this function?
    And can i anclose a player into a special chanel, like law-chanel?

    thanks for helping.
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    I love this, but I'm having a lot of trouble trying to get it to where when you type, by default it goes to the local channel. How do I do this?

    I've gone into the configuration and changed it to:
    default-channel: Local

    But it doesn't work. Can anyone help?
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    You mean something like /ch force <player> <channel> that forcibly changes a player's focused channel? This doesn't exist, but I'll consider adding it in the future. However, I don't think it's really a viable method of strictly enforcing use of local channels.

    There was a plugin called EpicZones (I believe that was the name) that defined zones that forced users to join/leave a HeroChat channel upon entering/leaving the zone. I'm not sure if it's still supported, but I would search for it on here.

    I have no idea what you mean by a law-channel.

    Where is chat currently going by default? Note that this default channel is only applied the first time a user joins the server. From then on, HeroChat remembers what the player's active channel is between logins.
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    Everyones is going to the Global channel when they talk.
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    Post your entire config and, if you don't mind, PM me your server info (and whitelist if needed) so I can look into it personally.
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        craftIRC-tag: '#'
        incoming-tell-format: '&8From {player}: &d'
        - bu+W*m+a+d+(W*br(a|o)+)?
        - some_other_word;replacement
        plugin-tag: '§e[HeroChat] '
        outgoing-tell-format: '&8To {receiver}: &d'
        default-channel: Local
        default-message-format: '{color}[{nick}] &f{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
        craftIRC-message-format: '[{nick}] {player}: '
            craftIRC-tags: []
            local-distance: 100
            color: YELLOW
            nickname: l
                speak: []
                join: []
            message-format: '&f{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: false
                shortcut-allowed: true
                auto-join: true
                local: true
                cross-world-chat: true
                join-messages: false
                forced: false
            craftIRC-tags: []
            color: LIGHT_GREEN
            nickname: staff
                speak: []
                - admins
                - mods
            message-format: '{default}'
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: true
                shortcut-allowed: true
                auto-join: true
                local: false
                cross-world-chat: true
                join-messages: true
                forced: false
            craftIRC-tags: []
            color: ROSE
            nickname: alert
                - admins
                - mods
                join: []
            message-format: '&4[ALERT]{color}: '
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: false
                shortcut-allowed: true
                auto-join: true
                local: false
                cross-world-chat: true
                join-messages: false
                forced: true
            craftIRC-tags: []
            local-distance: 100
            color: GREEN
            nickname: g
                speak: []
                join: []
            message-format: '{default}'
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: false
                shortcut-allowed: true
                auto-join: true
                local: false
                cross-world-chat: true
                join-messages: false
                forced: false
            craftIRC-tags: []
            color: LIGHT_BLUE
            nickname: h
                speak: []
                join: []
            message-format: '{default}'
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: false
                shortcut-allowed: true
                auto-join: true
                local: false
                cross-world-chat: true
                join-messages: false
                forced: false

    PM Sent.
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    Your config looks fine.

    Try the following:
    1. Make sure you are not logged into the server.
    2. Navigate to ../plugins/HeroChat/users/ and delete the file with your name ie. Bashur.yml.
    3. Log back in
    4. Send a message without using any commands
    What channel does the message end up in?
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    Solved, thank you. It was fixed by deleting all of the users who had been on before the change.
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    3 Months and still going strong <3 Herochat.
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    Ah, cool, thank you! EpicZones is supported, i will test it later.

    What i ment with the law-channel question somethink like this:
    /ch force <player> channel (additional idea /ch invite <player> channel)
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    ACG Gaming

    Hey ummm I'm wondering, does this plugin REQUIRE MySQL or SQLite?
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    Herochat doesn't use either - not sure where you got that idea.
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    How do name colors work? My default-message-format is '{color}[{nick}] &f{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}:' yet even if I add &6 to my prefix (in permissions) my name is still broadcasted as white. Yet, if I make my prefix something like '&6[Admin] ' then the [Admin] shows up as gold but the name is still white. Help?

    I'm using CraftBukkit Build 617, Permissions 2.5.5 EDIT: Oh, and I have 4.8.11 HeroChat
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    Anyway to implement the chat censor to light someone on fire or at least the ground below them whenever they trigger it, or maybe a certain word?
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    Post your entire HeroChat and Permissions configs on pastebin and provide me with a link.

    This is something best handled by a separate plugin.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2016
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    Since the new Recommended Build for Bukkit is out (as of not very long ago at all, like an hour or something) I have updated my server and I'm posting on the threads for all the plug ins I use to let people know how the plug ins are doing. I won't be able to fully test everything (it is almost midnight my time and I need to sleep :p) but I figure this way we can at least get things started :)

    In the logs, here is all I have (after just firing up the server) for HeroChat:
    2011-04-08 07:45:22 [INFO] [HeroChat] HeroChat version 4.8.11 enabled.
    ...{other plugins loading here}
    2011-04-08 07:45:22 [INFO] [HeroChat] Permissions 2.5.5 found.
    When I type in game, I still have my prefix and the text shows up, so that is encouraging :)

    So basic testing shows that HeroChat seems to still work in the latest RB of Bukkit (#670) :) Some other people should probably test this a bit more extensively just to be sure, though.

    Note: This is what the log says about the Bukkit version, for those who want to know: 2011-04-08 07:45:20 [INFO] This server is running Craftbukkit version git-Bukkit-0.0.0-646-gb61ef8c-b670jnks (MC: 1.4)
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    It shows the prefixes doubled here and it rewrites the cfg every time I restart the server.
    Please help me!
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    Double prefixes are usually caused by having another plugin that also adds prefixes installed. If you have anything like EssentialsChat or iChat installed, disable them.

    If you make changes to the config while the server is running, you need to do a /ch reload either in game or in the console to push the changes to the server. If this isn't done, restarting/reloading the server will revert the changes.
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    Figured out my issue; it was fucking retarded
    I still had a folder from EssentialsGroupManager in there for some dumbass reason and it was conflicting with it. Or at least I guess thats what it was because I load up the server and it works fine now.
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    Glad you figured it out.
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    This is what I get with your configs (all I did was change your name to mine under users):


    So, your configs are fine. Try changing your user prefix to something entirely different to confirm that it's properly loading the prefix from the right place.
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    Yeah, definitely pulling the prefix from the right spot. At this point I suppose I can assume that it's neither HeroChat or Permissions, rather I probably have some other plugin adding some text to the player name? Any issues pop into your head with the following:

    Those are the only plugins I can think of that could possibly impact chat, I'm going to go poke around in their configs.

    EDIT: I tried changing the color of one of my members (no reason really, just thought I'd try) and it worked. I'm assuming this is some glitch with the Essentials Op config, even though I thought I set that to 'none'. Unless you have any idea how I could fix this (without de-opping) I guess it's solved.
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    Make sure EssentialsChat is disabled if you have it.
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    No, I don't have essentials chat, but just look at my edit. :/
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    Interesting. I'd bring it up with Essentials.
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    ACG Gaming

    I was just wondering, many plugins DO in fact, use MySQL/SQLite
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    hi i am running a bukkit server useing multiplay and i am trying to get a group name to be in this format{
    [&4Admin&4]&f so it looks like [Admin] iamkentucky: with white text. if you ever used ichat before createing this one it will be in this format: message-format: '+prefix+name: +suffix+message'. Herochat.config My file

    so basicly i want format like this if it makes sense.

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