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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    @CorumAnime, I appreciate the comments. As mentioned above, the names used for display are retrieved from a player's getDisplayName, a standard Bukkit method. If these names don't reflect the health bars provided by Healthy, then I assume the plugin uses a different way of adding health bars.

    I spoke to Niji about it briefly, but had to go and honestly I don't remember what he/she said about how Healthy produces its output. I'll look more into it.

    Thanks for the support!
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    We should be getting in for the 200+ updates soon.
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    I can give the source or implement it into iChat

    Healthy Bar is implemented in iChat: healthBar(player, bracketized (true/false))
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    Thanks Niji.

    HeroChat now supports health bars (brought to you by iChat)! Just make sure you have iChat installed on your server and include the {healthbar} tag in your message formatting strings.

    Version 2.50
    • Added health bar support from iChat (iChat required)
    • Bug fixes
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    when using /pr to reload permissions, either bukkit, or essentials tried to reload all plugins as well now (not sure which one).

    When this occurs, no one is in the default chat channels any longer. So everyons typing and nothing is showing up :)
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    can it be that this latest version does not work anymore with the latest version of CraftIRC?
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    Updated the original post to reflect these changes. Thanks for the heads up.
    --- merged: Feb 2, 2011 3:26 AM ---
    I'm going to try to get in contact with the author of CraftIRC to see if I can add support for his plugin.
    --- merged: Feb 2, 2011 4:01 AM ---
    After discussing interoperability between our two plugins, you guys can likely expect CraftIRC support in a week or so. Both plugins need some slight modifications to facilitate communication between the two.
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    <3 expect a donation when support is added :)
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    @fffizzz, thanks for the bug report. It's been fixed.

    Version 2.51
    • Fixed rejoining default channels when reloading the plugin via Essentials
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    DThielke there is an issue with 2.51

    "Fixed rejoining default channels when reloading the plugin via Essentials"

    This is fine and everything except for 1 problem.. Every single time i add a new user to the user list to upgrade them from Guest, to Member (we have a guest system not a white list system) it lags the server and reloads hero chat channels. We have 43+ active users and a lot of new people join daily. This is going to end up being a huge issue for me if it spams all the hero chat channel rejoins every time i add a member. Because for some god awful reason when you reload permissions, or add a user through essentials with /modgrp it auto reloads all the plugins.

    Can you please either A.) undo this change or b.) add a flag to disable that for users like me who are content with just /ch reload. >.< I would appreciate it so much!
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    @majorcyto, because the Essentials plugin forcibly reloads all installed plugins every time you use /pr or /modgrp, the channels are going to be reloaded and recreated every time. In fact, this was already happening before 2.51. The only difference now is that players actually rejoin all the channels after they are recreated, rather than sitting in no channel at all. If reloading the channels lags your server (which it really shouldn't with decent hardware), there's really nothing I can do about it - you'd have to talk to the developers of Essentials. What I can do, however, is remove the "Joined channel NAME" spam upon reloading.
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    Hello, Sorry if i sounded offensive in any way or etc i did not mean to bash your plugin at all. But yours was the one spamming the chat with notifications. Which of course i understand why its a visual notice, but yes i actually just now filed a report with Essentials makers to see if they would add a flag for disabling that functionality of reloading all plugins every time.

    I knew it was doing it before but now that hero chat spams everyone every single time i add a user so its kind of more annoying than before. Its not that i lags its just.. fills up chat really fast then all the users are asking "why did hero chat just rejoin me, whats hero chat, etc etc" and as you can tell i dont want to go through this every time >.>

    Especially if i add multiple users over a minute if you would be willing to remove the read out it gives when reloading then that would be more than helpful for me. Just so im not spammed with questions and wtf's :\\\

    Note - One more thing i noticed hero chat doesnt work with the new word blocking functionality in iChat is there a way you could make this work by chance?
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    Spam removed - enjoy. I'll look into the word filter.

    Version 2.52
    • Removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (or externally reloaded)
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    Sweet thanks DThielke your a life saver buddy!
    --- merged: Feb 2, 2011 10:18 AM ---
    Its still doing it actually o.o i just tested it awe... But thanks for trying none the less. Hopefully Essentials will take my request into consideration as well.
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    Oops, added an unneeded ! by accident causing it to do the opposite of what I wanted. Now it should actually be fixed. Time for bed.

    Version 2.53
    • Actually removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (silly typos)
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    Thanks alot DThielke, also good news i filed a report over at Essentials and they said it will be removed next released rev. So that'll be good.
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    Finally added a way for users to add extra channels to join upon login. The /ch auto <channel> command toggles auto-joining for the specified channel.

    Version 2.61
    • Players can now add channels to auto-join with the /ch auto command
    • Minor bug fixes
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    What build is this currently for? I got some errors but it might just be the build im using of bukkit 200
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    Two bugs I'd like to mention, and hope that get fixed.
    When I reload all plugins, everyone is muted, people have to rejoin the server to be able to talk.
    Also, what I call the "Color Bleeding Bug" which is when messages automatically get truncated and separated into two lines, the color changes on the second line. Example:
    I realize this is likely a "feature" not a "bug" but I personally find it extremely irritating. I'd rather the text stay white as opposed to changing to the channel's color.
    If it is a feature, please make it optional. If it's a bug, please fix it.
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    @unrivaledneo, I have tested this with up to build 211 of Bukkit without any issues. First try updating Bukkit, and if you're still getting errors after please post the error and your configs here.

    @kronflux, the muting of players when you reload the plugin should have been fixed already. Please make sure you're using the latest version of HeroChat as multiple people have tested this and reported no issues with reloading. I will fix the coloring issue.
    --- merged: Feb 2, 2011 6:43 PM ---
    Fixed the coloring issue.

    Version 2.62
    • Improved line wrapping so the last color of the first line is reapplied for each subsequent line
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    I've yet to test it, I'm about to, but thank you soooooo much! :D <3
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    Thanks for the support - let me know how it goes.
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    Herocraft completely supports word filters (please no more pl0x QQ shit)
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    Yeah, I added support for iChat's censoring a few version ago, but I don't remember if I ever said anything about it.

    Also, I've released a very minor update that just features some cleaner code and slightly reworked internals. End users shouldn't see a difference.

    Version 2.63
    • Cleaned up code a bit
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    HeroCraft Coding Represent!
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    Hey dude :D erm the permissions plugin is no longer working for some reason just after i installed HeroChat , i was wondering why? and how to fix it?
    --- merged: Feb 3, 2011 3:41 PM ---
    and i get an error saying
    SEVERE: null (is it up to date?) which ive never had before :/
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    @M4TTH3ROCK3R, sorry to hear that - but it is probably an easy fix. First, make sure you have the LATEST version of Permissions (currently 2.0). If you're still getting the error after, I'm going to need three things from you: the full text of the error, your HeroChat config, and your Permissions config. I suggest you upload them to pastebin.
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    CraftIRC will have integration with this soon! Look out!
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    I'm admin in permissions 2.0, and this plugin tells me I can't join the mod channel. Further, I can't set mod for any channels, since /ch mod msg is overriding /ch mod channel
    Using craftbukkit 230. Made no changes to default herochat config.

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